Aircraft

'Some People Call Me the Space Cowboy ...'

Jim Egan | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech
Jim Egan

A stellar contradiction about the confused Sir Richard Branson was overlooked by both The Mail on Sunday ("Branson labeled 'outrageous' over attempts to distance himself from Friday's tragic crash", 2nd November) and Financial Times ("Brand it like Branson", 6th November).

Gung-Ho Passengers 'Get Out & Push' Plane Frozen To Tarmac

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

Passengers gamely left their seats and pushed their aircraft across the tarmac after its brake pads froze solid. The bizarre incident unfolded on ...

Unresponsive Plane Escorted By US Fighter Jets Over Atlantic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The unresponsive plane crashed on Jamaica, according to the Associated Press. Two fighter jets have been launched by the US to escort an un...

Beautiful WW2 Fighters Race Above The Desert

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech

Aircraft from World War Two were stunning machines, produced with a technical vision and on a scale that would have astonished engineers less than a d...

D-Day From Above: The Stories of RAF Veterans

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

As we remember the D-Day invasion, it is right to honour the brave soldiers, sailors, and 3,500 airmen who sailed the Channel and stormed the beaches. But we must also remember the many thousands of airmen who bravely faced horrendous odds and took to the skies in support of D-Day.

SCARY: This Box Is Designed To Protect Your Aircraft From Missiles

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

The oddly-shaped box attached to the underside of this civilian aircraft looks like just another piece of equipment - maybe a landing gear, or a track...

Pair Killed In Light Aircraft Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Two people have died after a light aircraft crash near a runway at Airbus UK in Broughton, North Wales. A man was pronounced dead at the scene, whi...

Apprentice Of The Week: Mike Hollings, Aircraft Manufacturer At Airbus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Mike Hollings, 24, from Rossett, Wrexham, is an undergraduate apprentice with aircraft manufacturer Airbus at their plant in Broughton, north Wales. H...

WATCH: Terrified Reporter Learns To Fly A Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK

To celebrate the release of Disney's Planes film on August 16, Poppy Jamie learns how to fly a plane and experiences the stunts seen in the movie....

WATCH: The Fastest Helicopter Ever

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Tech

A revolutionary new "hybrid tilt-rotor" aircraft has set a new record for the fastest helicopter - an epically swift 302mph. The feat eclipses the ...

Mafia 'Testing Drones 20 Years Before US'

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Tech

While already known for racketeering, intimidating violence and family loyalty it turns out the Sicilian Mafia are also pioneers of military technolog...

US Scramjet Reaches An Insane Mach 5.1

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Tech

The American military has successfully tested a 'scramjet' powered aircraft that reached the insane hypersonic speed of Mach 5.1 (4828 kmh). Unnerv...

EasyJet Passengers 'Stage Whip-Round To Compensate Travellers Forced To Leave Overweight Flight'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

An easyJet passenger claims he and his fellow travellers organised a whip-round to pay compensation for four people forced off an overweight flight. ...

Channel 4's Plane Crash: 'Macabre Or Scientific Opportunity'?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK

A plane crash is most people's worst nightmare. But for Sanjay Singhal, watching a Boeing 727 smash into the Mexican desert will signal the comple...

'Here Comes Skynet'

Ars Technica | Ars Technica | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Tech

Ars Technica reports on the future of drones and civilian aircraft....

Pilot Dies After Vintage Aircraft Crash

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK

The pilot of a vintage aircraft which crashed at an air show today has died, police said. The man, in his 40s, has been named locally as Trevor Roc...

Unmanned Aircraft Trials To Start In UK Airspace

Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Tech

Trials are starting in order to see if unmanned flights could be flown in British airspace. If successful, the trials could lead to pilotless aircr...

Isle Of Wight Plane Crash 'False Alarm'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

A light aircraft was reported to have crashed into the sea off the Needles at the Isle of Wight, before police called off the search saying it was a f...

Tourists Sipping Tea Witness Plane Crash Off Isle Of Wight

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

A light aircraft is reported to have crashed in the see off the Needles at the Isle of Wight. The coastguard is searching for the plane but have no...

Man Killed After Plunging Nearly 300ft In Microlight Plane

PA | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

A man was killed on Wednesday when a microlight aircraft crashed into a field. The plane is reported to have plunged between 200ft (61m) and 300ft ...

20 Feared Dead In Moroccan Plane Crash

Huffington Post UK | Rob Smith | Posted 25.09.2011 | Home

A military aircraft has crashed in the south of Morocco, according to the country's official news agency MAP. The crash occurred in the mountainous ar...