The Warm Glow of Mach 3

YF-12 forebody

This image from 1971 (!), the YF-12 forebody’s radiant heating system is being tested under conditions experienced at Mach 3, or three times the speed of sound, over 2,000 miles an hour.

By |October 30, 2014|Categories: Aviation

Flight to Venus

Sun, plane, Venus

Shown above is a UPS MD-11 jet caught in front of the Sun during the 2012 transit of Venus, the black dot on the right side of the solar disk.    Image © Bob Fugate; Bob’s Web site

By |October 29, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Aviation

Windowless fuselage planes will change air travel

Windowless airplanes

Windowless fuselage planes can be possible soon as current technological developments mature and find applications in markets such as the aerospace industry.   Watch the video…

By |October 29, 2014|Categories: Aviation

SkyCruiser hybrid transformer airplane


SkyCruiser a hybrid 5-seat transformer airplane that takes off and lands vertically (VTOL), cruises at more than 500 kph / 300 mph and also has road drive capability.   Watch the video…

By |October 27, 2014|Categories: Aviation

Google exec sets a new record for highest-altitude jump

Alan Eustace set stratospheric exploration record

Alan Eustace former Google exec, jumped from a balloon and make highest-altitude jump, a stratospheric exploration record at over 135,000 feet.

By |October 25, 2014|Categories: Aviation

Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft

Bell V-280 Valor

Bell unveiled V-280 Valor a full-scale model of the next generation in tiltrotor aircraft, for future UH-60 Black Hawk replacement for the 2030.

By |October 24, 2014|Categories: Aviation

2014 Hornet Ball Video

2014 Hornet Ball Video

The 2014 Hornet Ball is an annual event consisting of all the West coast Naval F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet squadrons, their pilots and guests.   Watch the stunning video…

By |October 24, 2014|Categories: Aviation

F A-18 Super Hornets Hi-Speed Low-Level Maneuvers

F A-18 Super Hornets in Hi-Speed

Filmed from the cockpit and pilot point-of-view, an amazing footage of F/A-18 Super Hornets as they takeoff and land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.   Watch the video…

By |October 18, 2014|Categories: Aviation

Small quadcopter that folds in your pocket

Anura mini quadcopter

A small quadcopter that folds in your pocket, can be hidden easily and controlled from your smartphone.   Watch the video…

By |October 17, 2014|Categories: Aviation, Product Design

Most advanced Gulfstream jets’ flight deck cockpit

Gulfstream jets G500 and G600

The most advanced Gulfstream jets’ flight deck cockpit on G500 and G600 new models, part of the Advanced Aircraft Program group, has forever changed the way pilots aviate, navigate and communicate.

By |October 16, 2014|Categories: Aviation
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