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Celebrate Flight During National Aviation Week

Tracy Christoph | Posted 08.14.2014 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

This National Aviation Week, take a moment to glance up at the sky and reflect on the past, present and future of air travel and all those who make it possible.

The Rise and Fall of an Algerian Tycoon

Sami Moubayed | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Sami Moubayed

The Khalifa story is a complex one indeed, worth making into a Hollywood movie. So many world capitals and celebrities are involved that it might be in everybody's best interest to keep the entire story under lock and key.

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370: A Travel Writer's Thoughts

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Dane Steele Green

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 created waves that washed up on to some very different shores. There is the Malaysian government, whose self-contained a...

Exploring Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

Tom King | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science
Tom King

Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. What happened to them? There are three main hypotheses -- that is, educated guesses that can be tested through research and exploration.

The Booming Field of Aviation Technology

Tom Snyder | Posted 08.06.2013 | College
Tom Snyder

Before recommending a four-year college, high school guidance counselors and parents should determine whether a student would be better served at a community college in a program that virtually guarantees employment.

Why Do Airport Runways Cost So Much To Build?

Quora | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tom Farrier, Aviation Safety Expert This is a link to a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration...

Can We Quiet the Sky?

Mike Goldsmith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science
Mike Goldsmith

Aircraft: good. Aircraft noise: bad. This dichotomy has split many populations right down the middle for half a century and is only intensifying as demands for access to the skies and to urban accommodation grow. Is there an answer?

A User's Manual For Planes

Bobby Laurie | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

t's not a power trip for us, it's a simple power down for you. Just do it. You know what we're talking about. The time has come. Just. Turn. Them. Off.

Visionary, Coward or Conman?

John Geoghegan | Posted 02.10.2013 | Technology
John Geoghegan

When John F. Cooley began building the Cooley Air Ship in 1910, he intended it to be the largest airplane ever flown. Cooley was ahead of his time, of course, but it's hard to fault the man for dreaming big.

PHOTOS: World's Ugliest Commercial Airplanes

Posted 09.19.2012 | Travel

Powered flight, an enterprise so closely linked with elegance and beauty, has also spawned a few disasterously ugly airframes. While military plane...

Is This The Future Of Commercial Air Travel?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Take note: you may be seeing, and sitting, in one these sooner than you think. Is it a brave, new world or what?

My Maine Inspiration: Following in the Footsteps of American Artistic Tradition

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.

WATCH: Lab-Made Lightning Triggers Major Explosions

Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

In ancient times, people thought the gods made lightning. Nowadays, scientists in Wales make lightning in a lab--and it's 10 times more powerful than ...

More on the JFS: Getting the Hook: Are the F-35Cs Fit to Fly?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Whether you believe the F-35 should join the Air Force or that the project should be killed, we can all agree that nobody wants to see pilots killed because they're training on aircraft that aren't fit to fly.

Delta Buys 100 New Boeing Jets

Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

Delta Airlines will add 100 Boeing jets to its fleet in the coming years, a more than $8 billion investment that will replace less efficient planes wi...

The No-Fly Zone Decision

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.

UFOs 'On The Record'

Posted 08.18.2011 | Books

Last month, journalist Leslie Kean revealed shocking testimonials from government officials about unexplained behavior by unknown objects in the sky o...

UFOs 'On The Record'

Posted 08.18.2011 | Books

The subject of UFOs -- of intense interest to the general public -- is no longer something that reputable journalists will feel they need to avoid or ...

The 'Boneyard,' World's Biggest Plane Cemetery, Revealed By Google Earth (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

New high-resolution images from Google Earth reveal the size and extent of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, where the United States Air Force sends t...

Drone Porn: The Newest YouTube Hit

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Keith Thomson

Ranging from relatively detached wide shots of bombings taken by onboard cameras to startlingly graphic close-ups, "drone porn" has become a smash hit, tallying over 10 million views.

Cannibal Conservatism: Author Makes Up Charges Against Secretary Gates

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

In a time of crisis, Republicans begin to eat their own. The infighting has been going on for months and has occasionally touched the national security establishment.

U.S. Department of Defense to Use Hummingbirds as Spies

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Robotic hummingbirds will be able to discretely enter areas where people would not be able to go without being detected and will look so realistic that people could easily be fooled.

Will Boeing's 787 Be Safe From Hackers?

AP | ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before Boeing Co.'s new 787 jetliner gets the green light to fly passengers, the aircraft maker will have to prove that offering Internet access in th...