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Watch a Huge Cargo Plane Do a Loop

The new Lockheed Martin LM-100J is essentially a civilian version of the C-130J Hercules already in service with militaries all over the world, from the United States to Denmark to India. But this civilian version is new, which means Lockheed Martin is trying to sell some planes. No better way to do that than with…

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The Blackfly Flying Machine Is So Cool I Don’t Mind That I’ll Probably Never See It Again

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! (No.) It’s a plane! (Ehhh.) It’s a flying car! (No, definitely not). So what is it? According to its manufacturer, Opener, this is a new ultralight all-electric fixed-wing extreme short/vertical take-off and landing (ESTOL/VTOL) aircraft. That’s too damn to long to say, so let’s just…

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What Do You Want To Know About The HondaJet?

Honda, which you probably know as a car company, actually makes a ton of stuff that Aren’t Cars. One of those things is a private jet, which Honda has helpfully called a HondaJet. And I’m about to go for a ride.

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Boeing Will Sell You An Ejection Seat

You’re looking for a new seat for you fully sikkkk CRX. You’ve considered Recaros. Jamexes. Sparco seats. Have you ever considered an ejection seat, though? Because apparently Boeing will sell you one. A real one. Ripped out of a real fighter jet.

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JetBlue: The Law Says We Have To Let Mini Horses On The Plane

JetBlue is tightening its emotional support animal allowances for flights next month, limiting the critters allowed on its planes to just dogs, cats and miniature horses. To be clear, full-size horses are no longer allowed.

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New HondaJet Has A Toilet With Seat Belts, Other Lesser Improvements

Honda’s line of private jets have always been technological marvels, and their latest revision is no exception. The new HondaJet Elite increases fuel range over the original, is quieter, and has upgraded sound and avionics systems. The big news, though, is the HondaJet Elite’s fully-enclosed lavatory, which has a…

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Here’s How Ford Used One Of The World’s Biggest Planes To Get F-150 Production Back Up Again

Ford shut down production of the F-150, its most profitable vehicle, on May 2 after a magnesium fire at a supplier caused a parts shortage. But just two weeks later it’s going back online after the automaker moved 87,000 pounds of equipment to England, hiring one of the world’s biggest cargo planes to do it.

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Here’s Some Rare Footage Of The SR-71 Blackbird Testing

On May 1, 1960, as the Cold War was heating up, CIA pilot Gary Powers was shot down flying a U-2C spy plane over Soviet airspace, dropping from 70,000 ft to 30,000 ft before he could safely eject. The United States tried to cover up the mission, but the pilot and his U-2 were both recovered, forcing the U.S. to admit…

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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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