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Watch Smaller RC Planes Zip Right Through This Massive Flying Hoop

Video: The YouTubers at Flite Test, the same folks responsible for that 4.5m long flying Star Destroyer, are back with a new unorthodox airborne creation that provides a unique challenge for other RC pilots as well.

Don't Let These Horror Stories About Turbulence Keep You From Flying

The internet is filled with butt-clenching stories of horrifying plane turbulence lately. Is dangerously rough air becoming more common nowadays, or what? Well, yes and no.

Watch The Last Flight Of Air France's Boeing 747

Video: The beautiful, venerable Boeing 747 is reaching the end of its lifespan at many airlines across the world. Take-up of the new-generation 747-8 has been slow, with many carriers choosing the smaller Boeing 777 alongside the behemoth Airbus A380. Air France has just retired the last of its once-68-strong fleet of 747s, and it flew the final jumbo jet around France with an escort from the country’s premier aerobatic team, the Patrouille de France.

This A-10 Thunderbolt II Being Aerial Refueled Looks Like A Bad Arse Flying Shark Machine

Image Cache: Here’s a photo of a US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuelling an A-10 Thunderbolt II over the clouds. The perfect angle of the picture and the lovely nose art of the aircraft makes the fighter jet look like a flying shark machine that has a machine gun as its mouth and scars on its battered nose. It’s such a cool angle of this apex predator of the sky.

American Pilots Forget How To Fly Manually, Says US Department Of Transportation

Don’t read this if you’re about to board an aeroplane. A new report by the US Department of Transportation warns that US pilot training no longer maintains their ability to fly commercial flights manually because of the surfeit of autonomous technology inside the cockpit.

Boeing Wants To Turn The Interiors Of Its Planes Into Giant Screens

The use of mood lighting on planes has almost become cliché — ahem, Virgin — but what if airlines could take that idea a bit further, actually using LEDs and projected imagery to wholly improve the flying experience? Boeing has a pretty great idea for what a well-lit plane of the future might feel like.

These Remarkably Detailed Paper Aeroplanes Actually Fly

Despite what you may have learned in school behind your teacher’s back, paper aeroplanes don’t have to be completely featureless and boring. With the right materials, or these kits from Huntly’s Paper Warplanes, they can actually look like real-life aircraft and still be able to glide across a room.

Opulent Air Travel Is Reaching A New Level Of Lunacy With Seats On Top Of The Plane

Instead of offering reliable on-time service, zero baggage fees, and decent meals, airlines seem willing to try anything else to fill seats. According to Windspeed, an aerospace engineering company, one aircraft maker plans to offer its over-the-top SkyDeck seats as an option to its clients.

This Is How The Largest US Military Aeroplane Gets Stripped Down

Image Cache: You need a large room to strip and reassemble an aeroplane — especially when it’s the biggest one in your fleet. In this panoramic photo you can see a half assembled Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy during a major inspection at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Bird Strikes Are Scary For Even The Strongest Planes

Video: Most people understand that if a big bird gets sucked into a jet engine, that causes bad things requiring a decorated pilot and a conveniently-placed river to save. But if a little birdie were to go up against a fighter jet, things would be different, right?

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