Russia’s MC21 Faces Off Against Boeing

Boeing may have a competitor, as a new Russian jet has successfully completed its maiden test flight. While some industry analysts are skeptical of whether or not the new Russian MC-21 really poses a threat to Boeing, it’s still drawing … Read More

Why Planes Take Off Into the Wind

As any experienced pilot knows, planes take off into the wind. Whether it’s a small cessna 172 or a massive Airbus A380, pilots typically take off into the wind instead of with it. Conventional wisdom may lead you to believe … Read More

Are Self-Piloting Planes the Future?

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies are working to develop self-driving cars, including Google, Apple and Tesla. Self-driving cars would revolutionize the way in which we commute, reducing collisions and traffic congestion. But self-driving technology isn’t limited strictly to … Read More

Did You Know? How Airplanes are Protected from Lightning

Lightning strikes the Earth approximately 25 million times per year, according to a report published by The Weather Channel. With temperatures reaching up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, these strikes can cause serious damage, igniting homes, structures, trees and more. But … Read More

Fast Facts About the F-35

Developed by Lockheed Martin, the F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation combat aircraft with an unmatched level of versatility. But while most people have at least heard of the F-35, few know the muscle powering this airborne fortress. So, check … Read More