How Do Airplanes Handle Turbulence?

Commercial air travel is undoubtedly the safest method of long-distance travel. Statistics show that more than 3,200 people in the United States are killed in automobile accidents every year, and an additional 20 to 50 million are injured. In comparison, … Read More

FAA Urges the Public to Stop Flying Drones Over Wildfires

Capturing an aerial shot of an wildfire with a drone may sound like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for photographers. However, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is urging the public to stop flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over such areas. According to … Read More

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering is the field of engineering associated with the design, development and manufacturing of both aircraft and spacecraft. It actually has two overlapping branches: aeronautical and astronautical engineering. The former refers to aircraft piloted within Earth’s atmosphere, while the … Read More

FAA Now Issuing Refunds for Drone Registrations

If you registered an unmanned aireal vehicle (UAV) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), you may be entitled to a refund. Granted, not everyone is eligible, and the refund isn’t a substantial amount of money. Only those who registered their … Read More

Airbus Unveils New Cabin Design for the A320

When speaking in front of a crowd at the Pair Air Show, Airbus announced plans to redesign the cabin of its A320 airliners beginning in 2020. As explained in an article by CNN, the new design “borrows significantly from the … Read More

NASA to Test Asteroid-Deflection Project

Each year, tens of thousands of meteorites run a collision course with Earth. The good news is that most of these meteorites are small and burn up in the atmosphere before reaching land (or water). However, scientists believe asteroids with … Read More

Microsoft Billionaire Unveils the World’s Biggest Plane

The Airbus A380 is undoubtedly a massive plane. Featuring a double-deck body and four engines, it’s currently the world’s largest passenger airliner. However, there’s a new plane that’s even bigger. Developed by Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen’s company Stratolaunch, the new … Read More

Boeing Announces Plans to Test Self-Flying Planes

Self-driving cars have been a hot topic in recent years. Google, Apple, Tesla and other major tech companies are currently working to perfect the technology, which analysts believe is in the final stages. However, driver-less automation isn’t limited strictly to … Read More

NASA to Create Artificial Aurora Over Virginia

The Northern Lights, also known as the aurora or polar lights, is one of the most memorizing natural wonders in the world. Typically occurring between 3° to 6° wide in latitude and between 10° and 20° from the poles — … Read More