Airplanes

Oregon airport allows marijuana on in-state flights

Oregon airport allows marijuana on in-state flights

The Portland, Oregon, airport will now allow you to fly with pot in-state, provided you are carrying the legal amount
Flying car companies aim for takeoff in 2017

Flying car companies aim for takeoff in 2017

A number of small companies are vying to be the first to bring flying cars to customers within the next few years
Will this airplane's speed record ever be broken?

Will this airplane's speed record ever be broken?

The fastest airplane in the world, an SR-71 spy jet, has held the record for nearly 40 years
'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
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
Flight crew helps man stun girlfriend

Flight crew helps man stun girlfriend

Passengers and crew help out with a proposal at a Missouri airport
Flying the flag: Great World Cup airplane paint jobs

Flying the flag: Great World Cup airplane paint jobs

Footballs, flags and famous faces now festoon the planes dedicated to flying the World Cup teams
Airbus concept plane: See-through cabins and passenger pods

Airbus concept plane: See-through cabins and passenger pods

Parts of the futuristic vision are already being implemented in the current fleet
How airlines make 'less than $6 per passenger'

How airlines make 'less than $6 per passenger'

There's a mismatch between the value that the industry contributes to economies and the rewards that it generates, says IATA head