A Cessna 172B pilot in Mexico had to save his plane after his aeroplane propeller detached in flight. Yes, detached. Plonk. You can see the action from the cockpit in this video, including the exhilaration and relief of the passengers at the end.
Passengers flying in a British Airways' airplane from Miami to London thought they were going to die last Friday, when a recorded voice announced: "This is an emergency, we will shortly be making an emergency landing on water."
There's a simple reason why this Boeing 737 wasn't destroyed this week at Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, China, and instead destroyed this concrete runway using its landing gear: it's neither a runway nor concrete. At least, not in the traditional sense.
In Manchester Airport’s Aviation Viewing Park sits Concorde G-BOAC, known as ‘Alpha Charlie’. It is an engineering marvel; a feat of Anglo-French avionic brilliance that could cross the Atlantic in under three hours. Yet since 2003, it and the other 19 Concordes once in service have become tourist exhibits leased to airports and museums by British Airways and Air France.
With expansions planned all the way to 2020, the world's largest model railroad just opened its latest addition: a 1,600-square-foot model airport, chock full of tiny aircraft support vehicles, hangers, terminals, and passengers.
This iPhone 4 started to glow red and smolder with dense fumes in the middle of a flight to Sydney, Australia. Fortunately, a flight attendant stopped it from exploding violently, something that has happened before with other gadgets.
Your typical fake cockpit simulator has limited maneuverability, but this high speed robot arm can move in multiple axis at the same time, accurately recreating the feeling of flying including the extreme g-forces that come with it.
Flight Global's Jon Ostrower has flown in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner a few times already. He just posted a video along with a detailed account of his experience inside ANA's newest toy. It seems like a great experience, as promised:
This is what happens when a 230-ton Airbus A330 has the right angle of attack, the right low speed and the right amount of head wind: it gets suspended in the middle of the sky for a few seconds. It feels like it's flying in slow motion, then it freezes for a couple of seconds and keeps moving in slow motion.
The extensive use of composite materials makes the Boeing 787 one of the most advanced commercial aircraft ever built. And while it's already been approved for flight, safety officials are concerned about the long term viability of those materials, which are now being used in the aircraft's wings and fuselage.
A Boeing 767 coming from Newark airport in New Jersey just landed in Warsaw without its landing gear -- there were no injuries or casualties among the 230 passengers on board. Watch the amazing video and admire the flawless piloting.
On Wednesday Boeing's long-delayed, carbon-fiber, fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner will finally make its first passenger flight: a 12-hour haul from Tokyo to Hong Kong. Time to find out if the Dreamliner can make flying better for everyone.