History of aviation
The history of aviation has extended over more than two thousand years from the earliest kites and attempts at tower jumping to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets.Kite...
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Video captures small plane crash in Washington
Dashcam video recorded a small plane crash land over a busy road in Mukilteo, Washington, clipping power lines as it went down.
Expert explains how to survive almost every plane crash
Almost all aircraft accidents are survivable – with 87.7 per cent of incidents involving zero fatalities – but there’s one step which can massively increase your chances, an expert has explained.
Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport
Firefighter killed battling blaze after Emirates Boeing 777 crash-landed, but all 300 on board were evacuated safely.
Evidence Suggests Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Was Deliberately Flown Into Ocean
The Australian-led search for MH370 has again been accused of looking in the wrong place for the Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777 based on evidence someone was in control of the plane till the very end.....
Report: Ominous Graffiti Was Scribbled On The Bottom Of The Crashed EgyptAir Flight
Ominous graffiti reading "We will bring this plane down" in Arabic was written underneath the EgyptAir jet that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo on Thursday morning, The New York Times reported on...
Somalia probes 'plane explosion' after emergency landing
An investigation is launched in Somalia after a plane made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in its fuselage in the capital, Mogadishu.
The scariest plane crashes ever caught on camera
They claim nobody was seriously harmed or killed in those accidents.
America's iconic war machine
The most feared bomber plane of the 20th Century is still going strong after 60 years in service in the US military - from Vietnam to Afghanistan. And she will keep on flying until 2044. How does this...
Metrojet Flight 9268: Russia Confirms Bomb Destroyed Plane In Egypt
The Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt was brought down by a homemade bomb placed on board in a "terrorist" act, the head of Russia's FSB security service told President Vladimir Putin on T...
The Amazing History Of Air Refueling
The first air-to-air refueling took place on this day in 1921. This video explains its evolution throughout history.
Russian Airliner Flight KGL9268 Crashes In Central Sinai - More Than 200 On Board
A Russian airliner crashes in Sinai with more than 200 people on board - rescuers describe a "tragic scene" with bodies of victims strapped in their seats. The Airbus A-321 had just left the Red Sea r...
Plane Catches Fire On Runway Of Fort Lauderdale Airport With 110 Passengers On Board: At Least 15 Injured
jet plane's engine caught fire Thursday as it prepared for takeoff, and passengers had to quickly evacuate using emergency slides, officials said. Fifteen people were taken to the hospital, Broward Sh...
2 injured after fire on British Airways flight at McCarran
Two people were injured after a fire this afternoon on a British Airways aircraft at McCarran International Airport. According to McCarran’s Twitter feed, the fire has been put out on Flight 2276. The...
Seven People Have Died After A Hawker Hunter Jet Crashed Into Several Vehicles During Shoreham Airshow.
South East Coast Ambulance Service said the victims all died at the scene, with a further person being taken to hospital in critical condition. The plane crashed on the nearby A27. Fourteen people wer...
The Horten 229 V3 “Flying Wing” 48 Images - Have You Seen All Of These Before??
n 1943 the all-wing and jet-propelled Horten Ho 229 (‘aitch-oh-two-two-nine’) promised spectacular performance and the German air force (Luftwaffe) chief, Hermann Göring, allocated half-a-million Reic...
History of ballooning
The history of ballooning, both with hot air and gas, spans many centuries. It includes many firsts, including the first human flight, first flight across the English Channel, first flight in North Am...
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Airship
An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft which can navigate through the air under its own power. Aerostats gain their lift from large gas bags filled with a lifting g...
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Dirigible
An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft which can navigate through the air under its own power. Aerostats gain their lift from large gas bags filled with a lifting g...
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Samuel Pierpont Langley
Samuel Pierpont Langley (/ˈlæŋli/; August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation. He attended Boston Latin School,...
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Wright brothers
The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited wi...
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Alberto Santos-Dumont
Alberto Santos-Dumont ([ɐwˈbɛʁtu ˈsɐ̃tuz duˈmõ]; 20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932) was a Brazilian aviation pioneer. The heir of a wealthy family of coffee producers, Santos Dumont dedicated himself to ae...
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Aerial warfare
Aerial warfare is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare. Aerial warfare includes bombers attacking enemy concentrations or strategic targets; fighter aircraft battling for ...
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World War I aircraft
World War I was the first time that aircraft were used on a large scale. Tethered observation balloons had already been employed in several wars, and would be used extensively for artillery spotting. ...
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World War I flying aces
The following are lists of World War I flying aces. Historically, a flying ace was defined as a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. The term ...
Golden Age of Aviation
The period in the History of aviation between the end of World War I (1918) and the beginning of World War II (1939) was characterised by a progressive change from the slow wood-and-fabric biplanes of...
World War II aircraft
The List of aircraft of World War II includes all the aircraft used by those countries which were at war during World War II from the period between their joining the conflict and the conflict ending ...