Giant-ass HAV Airlander 10 Made Heavy Landing, But Everyone’s Fine

Some sites called it a crash and to be honest, that’s a little click bait-ish and much exaggerated. We see it as a heavy landing, which incidentally, I personally experienced a day ago when the regular Boeing aircraft I was on made an unusually heavy thump onto the runway. I grasped, but everything was fine. …

The World’s Longest Aircraft (And Biggest Butt) Took To The Skies

Nearly ten days after it emerged from its hanger in Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire, England, the world’s longest aircraft, Airlander 10, has finally taken to the skies for the very first time on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The flight marks another milestone for this ambitious aircraft which, when realized, will see a plethora of applications, …

This Is Amazon’s First Prime Air Cargo Plane, Amazon One

The President of the United States flies on Air Force One. The stuff you bought off Amazon could be flying on a One too, but obviously, your package will not be hitching a ride on the President’s official airplane. Instead, it could be onboard Amazon One, the online retail giant’s first ever air cargo plane. …

This Boeing 747 Can Drop 74K Liters Of Fire Fighting Suppressant To Fight Fire

With the rising global temperature and longer hot season, the wild fire risk is not getting any lower and when you have a rapid moving fire threatening populated areas, it calls for a super fire fighting machine like an aerial fire fighter. Not just any aerial vehicle though, but one that can drop nearly 20,000 …

Airlander Emerged From Hanger And It Literally Is A Big-Ass Aircraft

It has been more than two years since we last reported about the Airlander 10, an airship/aircraft hybrid developed by UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV). Believe it or not, all those years since, it has not emerged from the hanger where it was being put together and subsequently, underwent a series of in-hanger tests. Today …

Following U.S.M.C., U.S. Air Force Also Declares F-35A Combat Ready

The development of the F-35A has been a long, arduous one entangled with controversy, but all that is behind us now as the U.S. Air Force, following the U.S. Marine Corps, declares the F-35A joint strike fighter ready for combat by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command on August 2, 2016. The first …

This Is Airbus’ Experimental Electric Aircraft, It Is The Future Of Aviation

While Tesla Motors is making headway in bringing electric vehicles to the masses, aircraft maker Airbus is also working towards the vision of eventually replacing fossil-based aviation fuel. Airbus E-Fan project started back in 2011 with the goal of developing more energy efficient aircraft in line with European Commission’s aim of minimizing aircraft CO emissions, …

Bubba Watson’s Game Reaches New Heights With A Jetpack Golf Cart

After having a hovercraft as his golf cart, American pro golfer Bubba Watson has once again stir up the air on the fairway, this time with a jetpack golf cart, specially prepared by Martin Aircraft Company – the New Zealand aviation company that’s rooting on its jetpack to be the personal air transport of choice. …

Manned Flight On Homemade Multicopter Looks Pretty Scary

Mankind have been enthralled by flying since like forever and now that flying is over a century old, mankind has yet again in the quest and this time with the dream of making flying an everyday thing, as a form of urban mobility, and thanks to the technology available to us today, it prompted adventurous …

Volocopter Made First Manned Flight, Inches Toward Personal Air Mobility

Started out as a rather crude and dangerous multi-rotor flying rig, e-volo’s first aircraft has evolved into Volocopter VC200 which made its unmanned flight late last year. Fast forward to 2016, this VTOL personal air transportation vehicle has achieved yet another milestone: armed with the permit-to-fly in Germany, it made its first manned flight in …