Boeing 777 Landing 75Mph Windstorm Video

Boeing 777’s insane landing in a 75MPH windstorm is almost too unnerving to watch

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Boeing 777’s insane landing in a 75MPH windstorm is almost too unnerving to watch

If you thought turbulence can be a scary during flights, then you probably haven’t experienced a windstorm landing. The pilots of a commercial Boeing 777 airplane skillfully landed the aircraft a few days ago in the Netherlands in the middle of these terrifying conditions, facing winds of up to 75 miles per hour in what has been deemed the area’s worst storm in 100 years. More →

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F-16 Fighter Jet Takeoff Video

Watch in awe as an F-16 fighter jet ascends to 15,000 feet in 20 seconds

By on July 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

Watch in awe as an F-16 fighter jet ascends to 15,000 feet in 20 seconds

One of the most nerve-wracking parts of a flight for many people is takeoff. Once the plane is at cruising altitude, everything’s all right, but until then, you’re completely off-balance and you can’t even open your laptop to distract you from the fact that you’re floating five miles above the planet’s surface in a metal tube.

Sure, it only takes a few minutes, but as you’re about to see, there are jets out there that can do it a lot faster.

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Airplane Emergency Landing Highway New Jersey Video

Insane video shows an emergency airplane landing in the middle of a busy highway

By on July 15, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Insane video shows an emergency airplane landing in the middle of a busy highway

It’s not every day that you see an airplane land on the highway, but that’s exactly what happened over the weekend. The event has been caught on traffic cams, with Stafford Township police posting the video to Facebook where everyone can marvel at it. More →

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U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers

Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4th

By on July 7, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4th

Tensions between the USA and Russia escalated on Independence Day, when the European superpower decided to send two pairs of Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear payloads, close to the coast of California and Alaska. The Air Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept them. More →

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Airplane Wi-Fi

Slow and Expensive, Here’s Why In-Flight Wi-Fi Sucks so Bad

By on July 6, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Slow and Expensive, Here’s Why In-Flight Wi-Fi Sucks so Bad

If one were to list out all of the things that make air travel so damn frustrating, it’d be hard to know where to even begin. From delayed flights and cramped seating to what is often an exceedingly long check-in process, air travel is rarely a seamless experience.

All that aside, the notion of accessing the Internet while mid-flight is certainly a surefire way to relieve some in-flight boredom and discomfort.

Or so you would think.

Unfortunately, in-flight Wi-Fi is not only pretty expensive, but it also has a tendency to be painfully slow if you’re trying to do anything more intensive than checking a few emails. The end result is that many fliers often find themselves paying a pretty penny for shoddy service, a losing proposition on both ends.

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Free Wi-Fi

How to Get Free Wi-Fi on a Plane with Your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

By on July 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

How to Get Free Wi-Fi on a Plane with Your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Though many airlines have recently taken steps to improve the overall flying experience, free Wi-Fi still remains elusive on most popular U.S.-based airliners. More often than not, Wi-Fi service is offered through a company called Gogo which provides Internet connectivity at varying rates depending on how long you want to use it. An all-day pass, for instance will set you back $16 while an hour pass will cost you $5.

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Mach 5 Plane

Pentagon Working on Hypersonic Plane Capable of Flying Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

By on July 4, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Pentagon Working on Hypersonic Plane Capable of Flying Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

If you take a look at a list of the fastest airplanes to ever grace the skies, many of them, for whatever reason, were primarily active in the 1960s. That may change soon enough.

Military.com is reporting that the U.S. Air Force is looking to partner up and develop a hypersonic jet capable of traveling at five times the speed of sound, otherwise known as Mach 5. By way of contrast, the famed Concorde aircraft traveled at Mach 2.04.

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F-35 F-16 Fighter Dogfight Test

A Trillion Dollars Got the Army an F-35 That’s Worse Than the F-16 It Replaces

By on July 1, 2015 at 2:26 PM.

A Trillion Dollars Got the Army an F-35 That’s Worse Than the F-16 It Replaces

The Army spent more than $1 trillion on the F-35 airplane program, a next-gen fighter that should outclass the F-16 in every way. The stealthy new flagship plane will be used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the militaries of more than a dozen U.S. allies in the future, replacing the F-16. But don’t expect it to perform better than the F-16 that the U.S. Air Force first acquired in the late 1970s, even though it should be superior to the F-16 in every conceivable way. More →

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Mile High Club Sex Airplane Video

Hilarious Video: How to Have Sex on a Plane and Get Away with It

By on June 23, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Hilarious Video: How to Have Sex on a Plane and Get Away with It

Joining the mile-high club – or having sex with your significant other on an airplane while flying to your next destination – is no easy feat, and might be a hard stunt to pull off on certain flights. However, a hilarious viral video shows you how to do it and get away with it. More →

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Air Travel Comfort

How Airlines Are Making Flying Coach A More Luxurious And Relaxing Experience

By on June 23, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

How Airlines Are Making Flying Coach A More Luxurious And Relaxing Experience

Unless you’re flying first class, air travel can often be exercise in frustration. From cramped seating to mediocre, if not questionable, food, travelling via coach often leaves passengers counting down the time until they land. Naturally, the frustration is compounded on longer flights where boredom and discomfort tend to join forces to create what often amounts to a miserable few hours.

Thankfully, some airliners are stepping up their game and are providing travelers in coach with amenities that were previously only enjoyed by those lucky enough to travel in first class.

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United Airlines Emergency Landing Ireland

Which Snack Got a United Airlines Flight to Chicago Diverted Over 2,500 miles?

By on June 23, 2015 at 10:35 AM.

Which Snack Got a United Airlines Flight to Chicago Diverted Over 2,500 miles?

A 42-year-old American went berserk on a plane returning home from Rome, forcing the crew to perform an emergency landing in Ireland. All this happened because the passenger was unhappy with the quantity of airline snacks he received. More →

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Takeoff

This is what it looks like when your plane takes off… vertically

By on June 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

This is what it looks like when your plane takes off… vertically

Unless you’re the thrill seeking type, you might want to avoid, at all costs, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Ahead of the 2015 Paris Air Show, Boeing wanted to show off what the Dreamliner can do and the result is positively frightening.

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