A few days after the Paris attacks that left hundreds dead and injured, Russia confirmed that a homemade explosive device was detonated on board MetroJet Flight 9268 in October, killing all 224 passengers. Since then, ISIS published images of the bomb that was detonated inside the airplane, saying that the Russian flight wasn’t the original target. Instead, ISIS wanted to shoot down a Western plane. More →
All the annoying checks you go through before boarding a plane are supposed to increase security and thwart terrorists’ ambitions. But it looks like these safety measures aren’t foolproof because Russia on Tuesday confirmed that ISIS managed to sneak a homemade bomb onto a passenger jet that crashed over Sinai, Egypt late last month. More →
If you’ve ever set foot in an airport, you’ve probably heard the announcement over the intercom about your obligation to report unattended packages. In all likelihood, you’ve never had to do so, but on Monday night, hundreds of passengers were stuck at Miami International Airport as the FBI investigated a suspicious bag. More →
The following clip is a publicity stunt, but that doesn’t make it any less daring or incredible. Jetmen Dubai partnered up with Emirates Air to execute an incredible feat high in the skies: Flying jetpacks in tight formation with a passenger plane at impressive altitudes. More →
The Concorde isn’t in service anymore, so there’s no fast way to fly from New York to London. But there are some bold concepts that are looking to reimagine supersonic jets and turn them into viable travel solutions for passengers interested in getting across the pond even faster. The most exciting one we’ve seen comes from a designer thinks he has figured out what’s needed to fly from New York to London faster than ever. More →
As you’ll see in the short video below, renting a jet for your entertainment is totally possible as long as you’re willing to travel to Russia. You heard that correctly: It costs $18,000 to rent an actual jet fighter that would normally be used for war rather than leisure activities. Once inside the MiG-29 airplane, you’ll need approximately 50 minutes to get to 70,000 feet in the air, atop the clouds. And the experience seems to be spectacular. More →
We’ve seen our fair share of scary landings in the past with skilled pilots who are able to deal perfectly with harsh ground conditions and perform admirable landings. The following video will once again show a pilot evading a potentially deadly obstacle, and this time lightning bolts are involved. More →
We’ve seen a number of incredible videos of planes taking off over the past few months, from this Russian fighter jet taking off vertically to this incredible cockpit footage of an F-16 ascending 15,000 feet in just 20 seconds. But this video here is just a little bit different.
Leveraging YouTube’s support for 360-degree interactive videos, Swiss Airlines recently posted some an incredible interactive video which provides users with a cockpit view of what it’s like to takeoff, fly, and land an Airbus A320. The video embedded below is from a flight that took off in Zurich and landed in Geneva.
What’s the worst thing you can imagine happening while your plane is taking off? OK, so having the plane explode during takeoff would probably be the worst thing, but we can’t imagine anyone would feel comfortable flying on a plane where a large slab of metal flew off it just as it was starting to leave the ground. And yet that’s exactly what we see in a scary video posted this week by YouTube user Carlos Troncoso. More →
I wouldn’t blame you for reading that headline and thinking to yourself, “Well, this guy’s probably overreacting.” I get it — it can’t be that bad, right? I’ll let you make the decision, because my mind’s made up.
If you haven’t noticed from our frequent postings about them, we find odd airplane landings to be completely fascinating. It’s a terrifying kind of thrill, seeing a pilot safely land a plane in spite of inclement weather or faulty equipment, but nothing gets the blood rushing quite like an unplanned landing in the middle of traffic. More →
We’ve seen a bunch of airplane pilots making heart-stopping, death-defying crosswind landings, but that doesn’t make watching similar experiences any less scary, especially if you hate flying. A new video captured over the weekend in Dusseldorf, Germany, shows a huge Airbus A380, which happens to be the world’s largest passenger airliner, making such a landing. More →