Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/25/2013 06:00 AM in Aviation, Racing, Video
Drift pro Dominic Tiroch with his Dotz BMW E92 (M3) DD1 drifting versus former Red Bull Air Race world champion Hannes Arch in his Zivko Edge 540. A nail-biting battle that couldn't be any more thrilling and comes with a surprising, action game showdown
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/24/2013 12:09 PM in Aviation, Video, WTF
A UK fighter jet was scrambled to escort Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK709 from Lahore as it was diverted from northwestern England's Manchester Airport to Stansted.
Essex Police, who cover the area near Stansted airport, said officers had arrested the men and removed them from the plane, which had 297 passengers aboard.
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/21/2013 08:41 AM in Aviation, WTF
Airplanes: To fart or not to fart: that is the question
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/21/2013 08:40 AM in Aviation, Video
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/16/2013 08:18 AM in Aviation
The engine-maker issued two service bulletins to airline operators after two in-flight engine shutdowns this year traced to a defect in gearboxes from a batch produced between September and March.
GE, Boeing tell airlines to inspect some 777 engines for defect
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/13/2013 05:00 PM in Aviation, Video
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/13/2013 10:59 AM in Aviation, Video
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/08/2013 09:53 AM in Aviation, Video
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/02/2013 01:00 PM in Aviation, Video
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/02/2013 09:57 AM in Aviation
The Navy is inaugurating its first squadron with unmanned aircraft, formally adopting drone technology amid debate over its growing use in warfare.
Navy unveils first squadron of drones amid debate over use in warfare
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/01/2013 01:49 PM in Aviation, R.I.P, Video
A cargo plane carrying 5 armored vehicles appears to just stop in mid-air and the nose goes up. Speculation is a stall and that one of the vehicles broke loose and shifted to the rear of the plane. Having spent 13 years at Airborne Express I did my fair share of plane load and balancing so as another armchair observant, this makes perfect sense to me. When I saw the plane’s nose go upward much more than it needed to and heard there was armored carriers onboard it all came together. RIP to the 7 people aboard who never had a chance.
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 05/01/2013 01:42 PM in Aviation
The Airbus A320 was making its final approach to Glasgow Airport on 2 December when an object passed about 300ft underneath it.
The pilot of the aircraft said the risk of collision with the object, which did not show up on radar, had been "high".
A report by the UK Airprox Board said investigators were unable to establish what the object had been.
Airliner had narrow miss with UFO
Posted by: Jon Maor on: 04/27/2013 07:40 AM in Aviation, Video
Posted by: Jon Maor on: 04/26/2013 07:04 PM in Aviation, WTF
Landing gear found in alley is thought to be from 9/11 jet
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 04/20/2013 06:57 AM in Aviation
"These changes to the 787 battery will ensure the safety of the aircraft and its passengers," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement.
"This is a comprehensive and permanent solution with multiple layers of protection," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. "The ultimate layer of protection is the new enclosure, which will ensure that even if a battery fails, there is no impact to the airplane and no possibility of fire. We have the right solution in hand, and we are ready to go.
Scrutiny of Dreamliner batteries is not over. Next week, the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a two-day investigative hearing into the Jan. 7 Dreamliner battery fire, exploring the design, testing, certification and operation of its lithium-ion battery the fire.
Battery fix OK'd, Dreamliner step closer to flying
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 04/19/2013 08:33 PM in Aviation
Will Florida Regulate Drone Activity?
Posted by: Jon Maor on: 04/18/2013 11:32 AM in Aviation, Video
This would be one of those flights where I would be happy with an aisle seat.
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 04/17/2013 10:56 AM in Aviation, Video
Shot in full HD, this extraordinary flight exceeds the level of commitment most fliers would ever consider—there can be no attempting, the only option is success!
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on: 04/17/2013 10:05 AM in Apps - Games, Aviation, Video
Posted by: Jon Maor on: 04/17/2013 07:53 AM in Aviation
Virgin Galactic one step closer to private space flight