Because of their ubiquity, it’s easy to forget how impressive aeroplanes are. But this treasure trove of video on YouTube, full of old and new footage alike of flights and pilot POVs, reminds us of the awesomeness of those big metal birds. See more >>
A commercial airliner with multiple engines can limp to a runway if one of them fails. But a small plane, driven by just a single propeller, is in more serious trouble when its engine stops. So researchers have created a tiny electric backup.
In an alternative universe where we're still at war with Germany, here's what we're flying. It's a Eurofighter Typhoon in the classic Spitfire livery. This one has the markings of 249 Squadron's Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson, a Victoria Cross winner from our generation of heroes who shot down an enemy fighter as his own plane burned. [RAF]
Knowing exactly how to safely evacuate a plane could one day save your life, so researchers created a terrifying Oculus Rift emergency-landing simulation that looks far more effective than a safety pamphlet ever could be. See more >