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Goblins From the Sky

John Geoghegan | Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology
John Geoghegan

Why does it seem like the largest investments in white elephant technology are made by the military? Is it because they have the biggest budgets? The most exotic needs? Or an inability to learn from past mistakes? Take the XF-85 Goblin.

Homemade Plane Crashes, Kills Man, Injures Daughter

Posted 05.31.2012 | Denver

A 65-year-old Wiggins, Colorado, man was killed Monday when his homemade plane crashed at the Fort Morgan Airport. His 42-year-old daughter, a passeng...

Jamail Larkins: Born To Fly

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Timothy Cooper

At only 25-years-old, the sky is truly the limit for this airman's ambition. Creating Ascension Aircraft, Jamail Larkins connects with consumers who are interested in buying and selling aircrafts.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Home-Built Berkut Plane Falls Apart In Midair, Pilot Safe

The Denver Post | Joey Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A pilot safely landed an aircraft built from a kit Sunday near Loveland, even as the plane came apart around him in midair. According to the Federa...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Balloon Boy: The Most Over-The-Top, Dramatic Coverage (VIDEO, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Write it off to Thursday being a slow news day if you want, but the wall-to-wall coverage of Colorado's 'Balloon Boy' by the national media was a bit ...

Boy In Balloon: 6-Year-Old Floats Away In "Homemade Flying Saucer" (LIVE VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(AP) FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A 6-year-old boy was found hiding in a cardboard box in his family's garage attic Thursday after being feared aboard a home...

Balloon Boy Dad Says Case Convoluted

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The story that a little boy had floated away in a giant helium balloon was a hoax concocted to land a reality television s...

Richard Heene's Aquaintances Say They They Think Balloon Boy Incident May Have Been A Hoax (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Friends and former colleagues of Richard Heene, the father of Falcon Heene, are beginning to publicly doubt Heene's accounts of the "Balloon Boy" inci...

Jim Alderden, Balloon Boy Sheriff, Says Heene Family May Be Fined Up To $2,000,000

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly set to air Monday evening, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden discussed the charges being faced by the ...

Richard Heene, Balloon Boy Dad, Expected To Face Criminal Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Watch Sheriff Jim Alberden's Sunday Morning Press Conference: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy * * * * * * ...

Fort Collins Boy Carried Away By Balloon-Powered Aircraft

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Fort Collins Boy was accidentally carried away alone Thursday morning by an experimental aircraft that may take him as high as 10,000 feet. From th...

Balloon Boy Rescue Team Destroyed Family's Wheat Crop (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TMZ is reporting that a family's livelihood may have been destroyed when rescuers trampled a wheat field while chasing the balloon thought to be carry...

Richard Heene Facing Scrutiny Over "Hoax" Allegations

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — By all accounts, Richard Heene is an unapologetic self-promoter who would pursue all sorts of off-the-wall stunts to get m...

Heene Lawyer David Lane On Today Show: 'We're Left In The Dark"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: 9News reports that charges will likely not be filed against the Heene Family until some time next week. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswom...

Balloon Boy Lift-Off: Watch Home Video Of The Take-Off And Hear The 9-11 Call (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Heene Family provided NBC with video, taken my the sons, of the saucer inadvertently being released Thursday: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ...