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Solar Impulse Pilot Feels Awesome After A Full Day Of Nonstop Flying

Most human beings would be in a black mood after spending 24 hours awake, strapped to a chair and concentrating hard so as not to die. Not Bertrand Piccard. Gizmodo caught up the man currently flying the Solar Impulse 2 plane from Hawaii to San Francisco, and he sounded downright chipper.


Boeing Wants To Make Weather Testing Planes Easier With 3D-Printed Fake Ice

Even on a hot summer day, the outside temperature at 9200m can hit 45 below zero. Ice forming on a plane’s fuselage is inevitable, despite how dangerous it can be. So to help ensure planes can survive freezing temperatures, Boeing is developing fake plastic ice to make it easier to test its aircraft.


Video Shot From Fighter Jets Will Melt Your Face

Video: To help Saab Defence and Security capture some spectacular footage of its Gripen fighter jet, a Swedish-based company called Blue Sky built a custom gyro-stabilised camera system that can ride along at speeds of over 555km per hour.


Solar-Powered AeroplaneĀ Solar Impulse 2 To Continue Round-The-World Flight

Over a year ago, the solar-powered aeroplane Solar Impulse 2 started its audacious round-the-world trip — but it became so damaged that it had to pull up short in Hawaii. Now, it’s ready to fly again.


Watch This Photographer Almost Get Hit By A Landing Plane

There are lots of reasons to think this 360-degree video of a determined photographer who almost gets hit by a landing plane is fake. Why is the aircraft coming in so low for a landing? What photographer would willingly put their life — and their gear — at such risk? But it actually happened.


Watching A Solar Eclipse From A Plane Is Wonderfully Apocalyptic

Video: Alaska Airlines changed a flight plan Tuesday just so passengers could see the only solar eclipse of 2016. Now, video of the bonkers in-flight entertainment at 11,000m is up on YouTube.


It Is Finally Officially Not OK To Vape While Flying In America

The US Department of Transportation has finally (really this time, you guys!) had it with those e-cigarettes on America’s planes.


Plane Debris Found In Africa "Consistent With Modelling" For MH370

A piece of horizontal stabilizer found washed up on Mozambique over the weekend was already thought to be part of the downed MH370 plane. Now, Australia’s transportation chief has furthered the case, saying the location is consistent with how the debris would have drifted.



Here Is Your First Look At Virgin Galactic's New SpaceShipTwo, A Space Tourism Plane

Two years ago, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo, the space plane it hoped to use to send tourists into space, failed on a test flight and crashed in the desert. Now, Virgin Galactic has unveiled a brand new version of SpaceShipTwo.


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