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Tag: Aircraft

EHang 184 Autonomous Airplane to Start Flight Testing Soon

EHang 184 Autonomous Airplane to Start Flight Testing Soon
Anyone who has ever held onto the dream of climbing into a personal VTOL aircraft that can take them where they want to go has to be excited at the idea of the EHang 184 automated…

Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie Personal Aircraft: Fast Flyer

Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie Personal Aircraft: Fast Flyer
Are you so filthy rich that you can’t stand driving in a car like the rest of the commoners around you? That’s understandable. Let the peasants suffer through traffic jams and pollution while you soar to…
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Volocopter VC200 First Manned Flight Test Goes off Without a Hitch

Volocopter VC200 First Manned Flight Test Goes off Without a Hitch
I have lots of respect for the men and women of the armed forces. I also have more than a bit of jealousy for all those men and women who get to fly. Given a reboot,…

DARPA Wants to Make Flying Gremlins

DARPA Wants to Make Flying Gremlins
DARPA has awarded contracts for a new program it’s calling “Gremlins.” But before you get all excited about the government funding murderous creatures that start as adorable Mogwai that turn bad if you feed them too…

DARPA’s Awesome VTOL X-Plane Moves to Phase 2

DARPA’s Awesome VTOL X-Plane Moves to Phase 2
DARPA works on some crazy stuff, but the crazy stuff has a way of becoming normal stuff eventually. At the moment, DARPA is working on a slick new VTOL aircraft that has the vertical landing capability…

Joby S2 Concept: A Personal VTOL Aircraft

Joby S2 Concept: A Personal VTOL Aircraft
Growing up, I fully expected by the time I was “old” I would totally have my own flying car. I’m rather angry that science hasn’t made that happen yet. At least not in any meaningful way.…

Drone Air Show Looks Like Close Encounters

Drone Air Show Looks Like Close Encounters
Amsterdam is going to get what its organizers claim is the world’s first air show made up entirely of drone aircraft. The air show will be held at the Amsterdam Arena in the “near future” and…

Segway + Hoverboard = AirBoard

Segway + Hoverboard = AirBoard
Despite feeling like a bit of a dork, I rather enjoyed riding a Segway. That said, I still had to contend with crowded sidewalks and hazards on the ground while riding one. If the guys behind…

Biodegradable Drone Made from a Fungus Self Destructs After a Crash

Biodegradable Drone Made from a Fungus Self Destructs After a Crash
Scientists from the NASA AMES Research Center and Stanford University are working on an interesting new drone that is designed to be biodegradable. The idea is that if the drone is on a mission watching someone…

SpaceShip Two Completes Another Test Flight

SpaceShip Two Completes Another Test Flight
A few days ago, Virgin Galactic successfully completed another test flight. The test flight happened last Friday and saw the craft reach its highest altitude yet.…

Supersonic Private Jet to Cruise at Mach 1.6

Supersonic Private Jet to Cruise at Mach 1.6
Unless you are a billionaire playboy or a business magnet of some sort, odds are you fly Coach like the rest of us when you travel by air. For the well-heeled, it’s First Class all the…

Royal Air Force Fighter Found in Sahara Desert 70-Years After It Went Missing

Royal Air Force Fighter Found in Sahara Desert 70-Years After It Went Missing
The number of soldiers on both sides of WWII that were killed or went missing is just staggering. Now, the mystery surrounding one RAF pilot and what happened to him and his plane has been solved…

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Test Flight Hits Mach 1.43

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Test Flight Hits Mach 1.43
We’ve been suckers for space travel around here for a long time. My secret goal is to one day make enough money to afford a ticket aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two. Unfortunately, tickets for suborbital flights…

Breakthrough Engines Could Allow Travel from Britain to Australia in Just over Four Hours

Breakthrough Engines Could Allow Travel from Britain to Australia in Just over Four Hours
A group of British researchers at a company called Reaction Engines has announced new aircraft technology that could make air travel much faster. The researchers have created what they describe as “the biggest breakthrough in propulsion…

FAA Forms Study Group to Examine Expanded Use of Gadgets on Aircraft

FAA Forms Study Group to Examine Expanded Use of Gadgets on Aircraft
Back in March of this year, we mentioned that the FAA had agreed to re-examining restrictions on gadgets during commercial aircraft flights. The FAA announced this week that it has formed a government-industry group to study…

Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Today

Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Today
I’ve always had a fascination with flight. My favorite aircraft is the SR-71 Blackbird. The Blackbird was a spy aircraft that ventured into enemy territory for many years with nothing but speed and altitude for defense.…
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