Right now they use heavy aluminium masking tape to cover up surfaces during production. Now, engineers at BAE Systems have created a new kind of tape that leaves the surface clean when it’s peeled away
Here’s a great shot of a US marine cleaning the tilt rotors of a MV-22B Osprey. Seeing the rotors this close, the marine dwarfed by their size, with us unable to see the rest of the aircraft, makes the rotors seem connected to a monster of a machine. Stunning. Read more >>
We’re suckers for pretty aircraft and beautifully lit photography—like this shot of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker as it casts its reflection on a recently watered flight line at sunset. Read More >>
Attention and praise are quite rightly going to be heaped on pilot André Borschberg, but behind the scenes Solar Impulse is also the work of a giant logistical operation that would put a space mission to shame.
Another day, another promise that flying cars are just over the horizon. It’s like that movie Groundhog Day except Bill Murray’s character wakes up once every six months and forgot the last batch of flying car promises.