Aviation

First flight of the Swarm manned multirotor Super Drone

Swarm manned multirotor Super Drone

This is the first flight of the amazing 54-propeller, Swarm manned aerial vehicle multirotor super drone.   Watch the video showing craft hovering 15 feet off the ground.

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By |September 2, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , |

Hybrid Wing Body by Lockheed Martin

Hybrid Wing Body by Lockheed Martin

The Hybrid Wing Body designed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics with great improvement in efficiency on existing transports, is moving forward in development.

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By |September 1, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , |

Supersonic Shock Waves

T-38C aircraft flying at supersonic speeds

NASA and the United States Air Force recently released what’s called a “schlieren” image of the shock wave, a massive update to a 150-year-old German photography technique,  from a USAF Test Pilot School T-38C aircraft flying at supersonic speeds over the Mojave Desert.

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By |August 31, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: |

Photographer gets doused in fire retardant

DC10 tanker carrying fire retardant

Photographer Eric Jensen and reporter Steve McCaron were covering (for KOMO) an advancing wildfire in the town of Chelan, when a DC10 tanker carrying fire retardant flew overhead, soaking them in the red liquid.

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By |August 30, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: |

Flare release in the evening sky

Flare release in the evening sky

A stunning photo shows a Lynx Mk8 helicopter, light up the evening sky with an amazing flare release, with the HMS Richmond, a Royal Navy Type 23 frigate in the background.

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By |August 30, 2015|Categories: Aviation, Boats|Tags: , |

Watch how NASA is testing flying machines

NASA is testing flying machines

NASA’s Landing Impact and Research Facility used to conduct crash testing of full scale aircraft, under controlled conditions and splash testing of space capsule mock ups.   Watch the video…

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By |August 28, 2015|Categories: Aviation, Space|Tags: |

Passenger Jet can take off like a Helicopter

Passenger Jet can take off like a Helicopter

TriFan 600 passenger jet can take off and lands like a helicopter, uses three ducted fans, powered by two gas-turbine engines.

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By |August 27, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , |

F-18 night launches from aircraft carrier

F-18 night launches from aircraft carrier

Amazing F-18 night launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.   Watch the video…

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By |August 26, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , |

Sony’s prototype drone

Sony's prototype drone

The first flight of the experimental VTOL drone made by Sony, in collaboration with Tokyo robotics firm Aerosense.  Take a look at the video…

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By |August 26, 2015|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , |

Boeing 737 hit by lightning strike

Boeing 737 hit by lightning strike

Amazing timing in the video, showing Delta Boeing 737 hit by lightning strike, during a ground hold in Atlanta Airport…

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By |August 26, 2015|Categories: Aviation, Natural phenomena|Tags: , |