last week was a significant week for the aviation industry because the the world’s longest aircraft, the Airlander by UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles finally took to the sky. measuring some 300 feet (91 meters) long, the Airlander is around 60 feet longer then the current biggest airliners, the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8, and is nearly…
this appallingly massive concept passenger jet is appropriately named the AWWA Sky Whale. with a wingspan exceeding those of the Airbus 380 and sporting a three-story design, this will be officially the most outrageously huge commercial aircraft if it ever becomes a reality.
since the ‘demise’ of the Concorde, air travel has pretty much ‘slowed down’ quite a bit in respect to speed. everyday folks with money to drop and who wish to travel any faster can no longer do so, however, this is set to change with the Spike S-512 Supersonic Business Jet
remember the e-volo? the multicopter that caught our attention about two and half years ago? (apparently, the original prove of concept was dubbed as a VC1). well, it has evolved, or rather the company behind has came up with another awesome way of taking to sky and it sure is a whole lot safer and less
you have read a lot about flying cars, but until now none has come close to fruition and so the SkyRunner Flying Car you see here is your best bet for a road-running vehicle that can take to sky. technically, it qualifies as a flying car because it can actually takes to the sky, but it isn’t quite the flying car you might have dreamed of.
the line between radio controlled aircraft and UAV (or drone) is being further blurred by new entrants such as the 3DR Iris Quadcopter UAV. actually, we are not sure if we should refer the Iris as a UAV or a radio control quadcopter, but one thing we are sure is that these things are a lot easier fly than it was a decade ago.
you heard about the prowess of the camera onboard the Nokia 1020, but we bet you didn’t know you could harness that 41MP awesomeness for aerial photography as well. amazingly, you can with the new Lehmann Aviation LA300 UAV. the LA300 is officially, the world’s first drone to utilize a smartphone’s high resolution camera for capturing high definition
in what seems like an infinite phase of development and testing, James Bond-wannabes finally will have a glint of hope of seeing the Martin Jetpack taking to the sky next year. the latest prototype P12, seen here clad in a new striking paint job, features various tweaks including changing the position of the ducts for enhanced
we almost wanted to term the Saker S-1 Personal Jet a Fighter Jet, but it isn’t one. Saker Aircraft, the establishment responsible for this fighter jet-like personal jet, described the S-1 as “where military performance and style meets general aviation” which could only mean one thing: it is freaking awesome. and yet, this aircraft is totally capable of up jetting up to 0.99 Mach
it wouldn’t be fair to call the XploreAir Paravelo the world’s first flying bicycle, as the world have seen a handful of attempts (including this one here). however, the Paravelo would be the first bicycle to achieve practical, sustainable flight of up to a ceiling of 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) and attains an air speed of 25 mph