Updated 7:25 am PST, Monday, November 19, 2018 In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, photo firefighters and investigators look over a vintage World War II P-51D Mustang aircraft after a deadly crash in Fredericksburg, Texas. (Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP) less In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, photo firefighters and investigators look over a … [Read more...] about WWII pilot killed in vintage airplane crash in Texas
Launch provider Virgin Orbit, the spinoff of Richard Branson’s space tourism venture Virgin Galactic, put its new rocket in the air for the first time this weekend — though the vehicle didn’t go to space. On Sunday, the company performed its first captive-carry test flight with the rocket, keeping it firmly attached to the wing of its carrier airplane. The … [Read more...] about Virgin Orbit’s rocket flies strapped to the wing of an airplane for the first time
LAS VEGAS - When it comes to airline safety, mechanical problems and security issues are usually a passenger's top concerns. But there's a possible health risk airline crew members call a stinky little secret.Crew members work to keep passengers safe and comfortable when flying but there's a secret they want you to know about in the cabin air. Flight attendants and … [Read more...] about Could toxic fumes from airplane engines be putting passengers at risk?
More than 70 new emoji are coming soon, Apple announced this week. But the news sparked a debate about an existing emoji that needs to straighten up and fly right.The airplane arrival emoji has been around since 2014 -- a cute cartoony airplane, nose angled down, as if for landing. OR IS IT ABOUT TO LAND? Maybe it's about to crash. This might not have been a big deal, except to … [Read more...] about Airports think airplane arrival emoji looks like it’s crashing
The biggest airplane ever built, which will tote a variety of satellite-launching rockets into the sky, just got a step closer to flight. Stratolaunch Systems, which was established in 2011 by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, got the giant plane up to 90 mph (145 km/h) during "medium-speed taxi testing" at California's Mojave Air and Space Port earlier this month. … [Read more...] about Stratolaunch’s Rocket Carrier, the Biggest Airplane Ever Built, Aces Fastest Runway Test Yet