A highly abridged walkthrough of the many cryptic buttons and knobs pilots must use to start up a Boeing 737 jet. You’d think that with today’s tech, they could just punch in a destination, but these complex machines require significant manual input to fly.
Watch the complex process of assembling an F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet, reduced to just about three minutes. Each $52 million dollar plane is almost entirely handbuilt at Boeing’s St. Louis plant, with robots handling only a small portion of the process.
It starts out like any ordinary aircraft landing, but this video of a Boeing 777 coming in at Frankfurt Airport in Germany takes an unusual turn about half way through, thanks to the use of some clever VFX. You’ve gotta love the discussions on YouTube whether it’s fake or not.
Joby Aviation’s two-seat fixed-wing flyer has 12 propellers to help it take off and land like a helicopter, but can stow eight of them and flip the other four to turn it into a conventional airplane while cruising. It uses electric motors to fly at speeds up to 200 mph.