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What Happens When A Flock Of Birds Hits An Aeroplane Head On

You should have seen the other guy, said the plane. The plane, a Boeing 738 operated by Turkish Airlines, was landing at Nevşehir-Capadoccia airport when it got its nose punched in by a flock of birds. The birds, judging from the marks and cracks and colour of said punched in plane nose, presumably suffered a worse fate.


Terrifying Oculus Demo Teaches You How To Survive A Water Crash Landing

When you get on a plane, the last thing you want to think about is what you’ll have to do to survive an emergency crash landing in the water. But knowing exactly how to safely evacuate a plane could one day save your life, so researches created a terrifying Oculus Rift emergency landing simulation that looks far more effective than a safety pamphlet ever could be.


Toyota's Making Airline Seats That Can Adjust To Any Body Type

It’s a really good question: Why can’t airline seats be as comfortable, durable and adjustable as the ones in cars? In a partnership with All Nippon Airways, Toyota has come up with a new seat design it claims can make a “wide range of body sizes” comfortable. In economy, no less.


Boeing's New 737 MAX Is About To Make Flying A Little Less Horrible

Two incremental but important changes — wider seats and redesigned bins — have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable.


You Can Already Pre-Order That Flapping, Flying, RC Pterodactyl

Just over a month after we first stumbled across PaulG Toys’ flying pterodactyl at Toy Fair 2015, the unique remote control toy is available for pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign. And early backers can get the pterodactyl and a wireless controller with a donation of just $US250 if they’re confident the crowdfunding campaign will be a success.


Crazy Wingsuit Guy Smashes Right Through A Sign While Flying Super-Fast

Video: The last thing I would want to do while flying in a wingsuit (other than fly in a wingsuit) is to blast through a sign while flying. But wingsuit pilot Sebastian Alvarez is not me. He angled his flight route perfectly so that he would smash the Chilean flag sign on his way down. That is some sniper level of precision.


How Safe Is Air Travel Today?

In light of the news of another tragic airline crash, and following in the wake of several other high profile air disasters, it might be natural to ask whether air travel is becoming less safe.


A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasised one thing, it’s that the Empire’s Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C’s lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And the loud whine from those four electric motors and propeller blades doesn’t help.


Flying SUX! The Weirdest Stories Behind Our Airport Codes

You see them everywhere: On highway signs, plane tickets, and even humblebraggy Twitter updates. Some are obvious and some make no sense. But what do these three-letter airport codes really mean?


Eagle Flies Above Dubai From The Burj Khalifa And Nails Target Landing

Video: Watch as an eagle takes off from the Burj Khalifa and flies high up above Dubai in this incredible video that shows you the stunning view from the eagle’s point of view. It’s fun to see it calibrate itself at 800m in the air and then recognise its landing target and take an immediate dive toward its trainer.


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