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Airplane Makes Safe Landing Despite Having Huge Hole Blown in Fuselage

A passenger jet has safely made an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport after an explosion pierced a large hole in its fuselage.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 3rd

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Autonomous Drones Can Land on Moving Cars Now

Self-driving cars might be all the rage these days, but what about the poor computer-piloted drones? Well, while no-one’s been looking, they’ve been perfecting the aerial version of the patented Italian Job getaway.

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Chris Mills

January 20th

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Fantastic Photo of a F-16 Flying Perfectly Straight Up in the Air

This here is one helluva shot. The F-16 looks suspended in space and time, perfectly perpendicular to the ground and the horizon while shooting straight up to all that is holy. The vertical pose reveals the weaponry on its underside and the super slick maneuver shows just how incredible these airplanes are. Great, great photo.

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January 14th

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What happens when an airplane hits a bird

What happens when an airplane hits a bird

Poor birdie. If you ever wondered what would happen if an airplane and a bird hit each other head on, here it is. It doesn’t end up exactly how you think it would. Well, it kind of does as in the bird loses but it is a little surprising in how high and straight the bird bounces in the air after hitting the nose of the jet. Poor birdie.

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November 23rd

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Meet Valkyrie, A Super Sleek Aircraft Taking On The Private Plane Industry

VrKhurqQcFeChm4BWfOjV_Mo6QrECjg7hQxTfxgSveg,lDlimzzw7g9JSJrkQUDFcJnFZgsT3fzk8kcv8axw0no Cobalt is a private aircraft manufacturer launching its first two models today. The fully-certified Co50 Valkyrie and its experimental version, the Valkyrie-X, are available for pre-order starting today. Valkyrie is super sleek and built for speed. It’s the fastest in its class (single piston engines), with the ability to travel up to 260 knots, as opposed to the typical 242 knots. Read More

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Sarah Buhr

November 13th

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Watching how airplanes used to aerial refuel is totally incredible

The history of aerial refueling is pure nuts. Back on November 12, 1921, the first airplane to airplane refueling happened and it required a guy, Wesley May, strapping a 5-gallon can of gasoline on his back and walking on the wing of one airplane and hopping over to the wing of the other airplane to refuel. That’s crazy!

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

November 12th

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Watch These Jetmen Fly Wing-to-Wing With an Airbus A380 Above Dubai

Well, this is insane. In this video, Jetman pilots Yves Rossy and his protegeVince Reffet fly wing-to-wing with an Airbus A380, the world’s largest airliner. It’s incredible.

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Jamie Condliffe

November 5th

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FAA Says You Must Not Pack Lithium Batteries in Your Hold Luggage


If you squirrel away batteries in hold luggage ready to power your kit through a trip, you may need to rethink: the Federal Aviation Administration is making a push to ensure you don’t.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 15th

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MH17 Crash Report: The Airplane Was Shot Down By a BUK Missile

In July 2014, flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed over the Ukraine. Today, the Dutch Safety Board has issued its report on what happened.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 13th

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MH17 Crash Report: The Airplane Was Shot Down By a BUK Missile

In July 2014, flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed over the Ukraine. Today, the Dutch Safety Board has issued its report on what happened.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 13th

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