Airplanes

'Avgeeks' pursue flights on North Korea's Air Koryo

'Avgeeks' pursue flights on North Korea's Air Koryo

Aviation enthusiasts geek out over a 1980s Soviet-built Ilyushin IL-62 and other planes operated by North Korea's national carrier

"Hold on, folks, we're landing sideways."

Shocking video shows planes attempting to land in treacherous cross-winds at Birmingham International Airport, UK
First solar-powered flight around globe set for late February

First solar-powered flight around globe set for late February

Solar Impulse 2's giant wings are wider than a 747-8 Jumbo Jet. First flight to stop in India, Myanmar, U.S.
How do you empty an A380's toilets?

How do you empty an A380's toilets?

Prepare to wrinkle your nose. Clearing out thousands of gallons of waste is no glamorous task
Airbus files for 'donut seating' patent on airplanes

Airbus files for 'donut seating' patent on airplanes

Airbus has filed for a patent on a new plane design that would seat passengers in a circle. Miles O'Brien explains
The fastest sport you've never heard of

The fastest sport you've never heard of

Air racing is just as fast as NASCAR, IndyCars and Formula One. But the added vertical dimension seriously amps the action up
Plane part falls out of sky, nearly hits biker

Plane part falls out of sky, nearly hits biker

A metal panel from a JetBlue plane fell out of the sky, missing a cyclist by only a few feet
Elvis Presley's jets for sale

Elvis Presley's jets for sale

The last two jets, "Lisa Marie" and "Hound Dog II," are up for sale amid Graceland makeover
Gallery: How dead airplanes get a second life

Gallery: How dead airplanes get a second life

Visionaries are building everything from sexy furniture to rainforest hotels out of airplane parts
Aviation milestone as Boeing delivers 747 number 1,500

Aviation milestone as Boeing delivers 747 number 1,500

Latest model of aircraft affectionately known as the "Queen of the Skies" gets fanfare welcome, but jumbo jets are facing tough times
Wrong way! Grenada vs. Granada and other flight mix ups

Wrong way! Grenada vs. Granada and other flight mix ups

A passenger is suing an airline for flying him to the wrong continent