We’ve seen some impressive remote-controlled jets before, but never one that so faithfully replicates a commercial airliner like this working 1/15th scale model of an Airbus A380. It’s over 15 feet-long and has a wingspan of 17+ feet.
An impressive demonstration showing the evacuation of 873 passengers from a prototype Airbus A380 jetliner in just 78 seconds. Though in real life passengers would probably trample each other and grab for their luggage.
An all-terrain buggy and paraglider in one. It has a 1L 123hp EcoBoost engine and weighs just 926lb., thanks to its carbon fiber and fiberglass chassis and carbon fiber propeller. It goes up to 115mph on land and up to 55mph on air.
The latest attempt to combine a car with an airplane may be the most successful yet. The impressively engineered Aeromobil 2.5 fits in a regular parking space, but can sprout wings to take off and land at standard airport runways.
During a training mission in 1970, the F-106 plane that Retired Maj. Gary Foust was piloting went into an unrecoverable flat spin. He ejected, assuming the plane would crash. And then the plane went into “It’s cool bro, I got this” mode.
The folding-wing ICON A5 is already an impressive little flying machine. Now, it’s been made just that much more awesome thanks to a custom design which covers the two-seater aircraft with blueprints of its internal systems.
(NSFW: Language) Next time you’re stuck on an airplane forced to watch whatever dumbed-down, edited for TV flick they’re offering, whip out your iPad and hit play on this supercut by Screen Junkies, loaded with air disasters.
Jet World Masters is a competition where builders show off detailed scale jet models. The planes look amazing up close, but they really shine when they fly. The 2013 show is over, so you’ll have to wait til next year to attend.
YouTuber golfcharlie232 pieced together several videos to simulate the standard procedure for firing up a Boeing 737 airliner. Needless to say, it involves fiddling with dozens of cryptic switches, knobs, buttons and more.
UK creative group HangFire were given access to an out of use Boeing 737 airliner, and turned loose graffiti artists Sat One and Roids to work their spray paint magic on the plane. We wish all airplanes looked this awesome.
Rugby player Brian Habana can outrun a cheetah. But can he beat something that has a top speed of 140mph… on land? Granted, the Airbus A380 also weighs over 300 tons. How much does it cost to fly on Brian Airways?
When their flight is delayed, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra decide to break the boredom with a impromptu rendition of the lastï»¿ movement of DvoÅ™Ã¡k’s American Quartet. This stuff never happens to us. (Thanks Aetherion!)
Gulfstream? Pfff. The billionaires of the future will take to the skies in a Saker S-1. This concept for a two-seater plane is designed after fighter jets, with a maximum speed of Mach 0.99. That’s 754mph. More at Gizmag.
We may not have jetpacks or hoverboards yet, but we do have a street-legal car that transforms into an airplane. The Transition’s 100hp engine lets you go up to 65mph on the road and up to 115mph in the sky.