I’m heading to Alaska in a few weeks for the Great Alaska Aviation gathering. To my surprise I see that Major Brian Shul will be on hand to entertain attendees with lore of flight at mach 3+ and maybe even I’ll get to hear the tale of trolling Navy F-18 pilots from 80,000 feet.
US Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets from Hill Air Force Base have arrived in Okinawa ahead of Trump’s trip to Asia. Two of 12 aircraft have already landed with the remaining scheduled to arrive anytime.
Errr... maybe it’s just a hatchback. But no matter how you look at it, when MG commissioned famed Italian auto designer Pininfarina to sculpt a solid roof for their venerable MGB roadster, the result was quite stunning and timeless.
The Moller Skycar M400 is for sale on Ebay and included in with purchase are eight rotary engines and one massive apex seal leak waiting to happen.
So long Hardibro and good luck with your future endeavors.
I happen to know a guy who knows a guy who’s buying one of these. Since my life is steeped in aviation I try to make it a point to be at the right place at the right time. In this case, I was invited to ride aboard serial number 8 of the class defining Cirrus single-engine personal jet.
In this ancient episode of Top Gear watch a baby faced Tiff Needell walking the viewer through the evolution of the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth into a full fledged Group A race car. Then enjoy the calamity as he man-handles the hefty saloon around a track all the while narrating its strengths and weaknesses.
Famed aerobatic and air race pilot Kirby Chambliss is so excited about the upcoming Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that he flipped at the chance to compete against IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi. This newest stunt rivals Kirby’s antics when he landed on the Strip in Las Vegas before a race last…
As with any motorsport the risk of bodily harm is an accepted factor when competing in a high stakes race. This pilot walked away with only minor injuries after an intense crash during a failed start on the final round of the Formula 1 class at the renowned Reno Air Races.
The United States 5th Bomb Wing B-52s and their crews recently performed a mass takeoff during Prairie Vigilance exercise at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Prairie Vigilance is an annual exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to conduct conventional and nuclear-capable bomber operations.
Ducatis, Audis and Airplanes. God bless Italy/Germany.
The 489 Bomb Group of Dyess AFB and Abilene, Texas sets off car alarms after an impressive takeoff during a visiting to Fairford, England in the United Kingdom. This mission is in support of the NATO exercise Ample Strike ongoing in the Czech Republic.
You may be aware that the Goodwood Revival wrapped up this weekend and was a superb outlet to vicariously fulfill your vintage race car fantasies. But don’t forget that two wheels are also good so be amazed at Troy Corser‘s skills as he flogs a pre-war BMW around the Goodwood circuit.
Sure, we’ve seen Airbus throw some shitty ideas up against the wall to see if anything sticks. Like this ridiculous stacked passenger cabin design or this silly multi stage supersonic transport. Now they’ve upped the ante with this weird gas-electric powered aircraft that can also land and takeoff vertically.
With so much speed and stealth packed into one room, its hard to tell where one airplane ends and the other begins. Can you figure out how many Blackbirds are stacked in this storage hangar?
Nick Denton in his explainer on How Things Work, has made a pretty obvious hint that Gawker dot come has been royally kinja’d.
Like many of you I love all things motorized. So in addition to my passion for automobiles I latched onto to the planelopnik theme and tried creating my own genre in the Jaloposphere.