One of the best shows on earth is getting underway off the coast of California as the gray whales make their annual migration north. Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures in Carlsbad, Calif., offers you a chance to watch the show from a vantage point 1,500 feet in the air, from the cockpit of a biplane. The altitude protects the whales’ privacy and gives humans an excellent view, sometimes of entire pods.
University of Florida scientists have grown rat brain cells in a petri dish and taught them to fly a fighter plane, according to school officials.
If you are an aircraft buff and a stamp collector, the United States Postal Service is about to deliver for you in a big way.
Are you ready for a jet? With all the hoopla surrounding the first flights and certification tests of the new very light jets coming to market, excitement is high.
Neither age nor gravity stopped 80-year-old Dorothy Simpson from flying into the record books. According to Guinness World Records, she recently became the world’s oldest woman to experience weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight with Space Adventures, Ltd.
Can’t get enough flying? How about flying every day? You can — at least at your desk — with the 365 Tiny Paper Airplanes Page-A-Day Calendar from Workman Publishing.
Can you imagine 200 hours of somersaults?
Just a year ago, a Hungarian businessman paid £320,000 for a Concorde nosecone at a Bonhams Auction. Now the only remaining “”spare”" flown nosecone is up for sale on eBay with a reserve of just £24,500 pounds — less than 10% of last year’s winning price.
Discovery Wings Channel, a favorite among aviation enthusiasts since its debut in July 1998, has signed up for active duty.
For the past several years, NASCAR race cars have had their windshields covered with thin laminate films that can be removed easily during a race for increased visibility. The same technology will soon be applied to U.S. Army Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters flying in Iraq and Afghanistan.