2 people killed after light aircraft crashes near E. Yorkshire airfield

Two people were reportedly killed when a light aircraft crashed near an airfield in East Yorkshire. Both the pilot and passenger suffered fatal injuries in the crash reported at about 18:30 GMT on Wednesday, the BBC said, citing Humberside Police. A search was launched in the area to find the plane when it came down […]

Iran releases video supposedly showing a close encounter with a US aircraft carrier

Chad M. Trudeau/US Navy TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV has broadcast footage purporting to show a close encounter between the Revolutionary Guard’s navy and the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly one-third of all oil traded by sea. The US Navy said […]

US aircraft carriers are spending less time deployed for war — which could become a problem as the US Navy prepares to take on China and Russia

US Navy Photo Forced to pay the high cost of overuse of America’s carrier force during the global war on terror, backlogs at public shipyards and extended maintenance periods are seeing US carriers spending more time in port or in the shop than deployed. The deployment rate for US carriers has dropped to a 25-year […]

Four Russian spy planes fly past Alaska — it’s the third time this month Russian military aircraft have done so

AP Photo/Andrei Pronin Russian military aircraft have been flying past Alaska on the regular this month. Four Russian maritime reconnaissance aircraft flew past the northern part of the state Friday, North American Aerospace Defense Command announced. The incident marks the third time this month Russian military aircraft have flown past Alaska. In two previous incidents, […]

Glider aircraft flies at highest-ever altitude – a blood-boiling 76,000ft (VIDEOS)

Two pilots have soared to 76,124ft (23, 203 meters) in a groundbreaking flight that saw an engineless aircraft ride atmospheric waves to soar over Earth, where the altitude is so high that human blood boils unless protected. The Airbus Perlan Mission II broke its third record for human flight in a winged aircraft this year, […]

Big boat in big trouble? UK beats ‘Russia threat’ drums as its new aircraft carrier heads for trials

The Royal Navy is sending its brand new £3 billion HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to the US for trials. The ship will be well guarded, yet Navy bigwigs are still complaining about “frightening” Russians who might target it. Read more Top officers of the Navy have shared their concerns ahead of the first big […]

Horizon Air Q400 Aircraft Crashes After Being Stolen From Seattle Airport

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South Korea reportedly scrambled military jets to intercept 2 Russian aircraft that entered its air defense territory

AP/Francois Mori South Korea reportedly scrambled military jets to intercept two Russian military aircraft that entered the South’s air defense territory four times throughout the day. The Russian aircraft were believed to be military bomber jets that spent over three hours in the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone. South Korea said on Friday it had […]

Shhh… Nasa’s supersonic silent aircraft gets name reflecting long QueSST to make it

After decades in the making, NASA’ s silent supersonic aircraft seems to have reached the stage it deserved a name. The plane is designed to travel over cities faster than the speed of sound and as quietly as a mouse. The moniker X-59 QueSST was given to the experimental aircraft by the US Air Force, […]

Transcend Air Corporation Announces the Vy 400, the World’s First Affordable City-to-City VTOL Aircraft

PRESS RELEASE: BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 28, 2018– Transcend Air Corporation announces the development of the Vy 400 (Vy), a six-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, and the proposed launch of a new airline service that will deliver business travelers directly to and from major city centers. The Vy will provide f…Read More