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The Christmas Bullet Was The Worst Plane Ever Made

It was the worst military aircraft of all time. Developed by a man described as “the greatest charlatan ever to see his name associated with an airplane,” the Christmas Bullet was the rare kind of fighter which had a perfect kill ratio: it killed everyone who ever tried to fly it.

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The Pilot Who Saved That Southwest Flight Is A Badass

Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion earlier today, was also one of the first women pilots in the Navy and one of the first women to fly the F/A 18 fighter jet.

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World

In the mid 1950s, airplanes evolved into large jetliners and airports had to find more powerful vehicles to tow them around. In the Soviet Union, one solution was to build a large two-driver sedan-bodied tow car with the engine out of a tank, and it was probably the biggest sedan in the world.

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This Soviet Airplane Tow Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World

In the mid 1950s, airplanes evolved into large jetliners and airports had to find more powerful vehicles to tow them around. In the Soviet Union, one solution was to build a large two-driver sedan-bodied tow car with the engine out of a tank, and it was probably the biggest sedan in the world.

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The Standard TSA Security Check Line Is Broken But I Have An Easy Fix

I’m not sure there’s a real, existing human being who is completely pleased with the security experience required to take an airplane trip here in America. If there is someone who really loves it, they’d have to be a fetishist who gets off on people not trusting them or just a liar. The standard TSA security line is a…

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The Secret Ways Airports Are Surcharging You For Ground Transportation

I don’t really expect much from airports anymore. Between $15 dry-ass turkey sandwiches and outrageously expensive parking, I wouldn’t be surprised if they started charging me for the air I breathe while waiting for my delayed flight. I guess I wasn’t surprised when I learned that there are surcharges built into the…

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Here Are The Airports Where You Can Park Your Motorcycle For Free

One of the great conveniences about riding a motorcycle is ease of parking. And at no time could that come in handier than if you’re flying out of town for Thanksgiving this week. Thankfully, there are more options than you may think.

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This Incredible Waterskiing Record Is Not What You Expect


This Incredible Waterskiing Record Is Not What You Expect

No, this isn’t about a dude getting pulled by a plane. This world record is much cooler. And the guy who set it has the best attitude imaginable.

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The World’s Biggest Plane Looks Even Bigger In Ultra-HD

The Antonov An-225 Mriya is bigger than any Airbus, bigger than any Boeing. Originally designed to transport a Soviet space shuttle, the lone example uses its six jet engines to fly freight around the world, holding the payload record of 559,577 pounds. This is what it looks like when it’s flying right over your head.

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Flying Cars Were Around Nearly 100 Years Ago

As you probably notice each day in rush-hour traffic, most cars still travel on the ground. Despite innovations in both the automotive and aviation industries, the concept of a flying car remains a futuristically far-removed idea that hasn’t found its place yet. But in reality, flying cars came around in the early 1900s.

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