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The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

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On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird took off. It's still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) This fascinating video reveals how its top secret engine technology works. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

Eastern Air Lines is back in the air

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Eastern Air Lines, which used that slogan in the 1980s, flew its first of 20 new planes into Miami International Airport on Friday afternoon. The event marks a relaunch of the once-bankrupt airline, which last flew in 1991. (www.cnn.com) More...

Etihad Airways shows off Airbus A380, complete with suite

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways showcased the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky" on Thursday. The airline also showed of its newly arrived Boeing 787 "Dreamliner." (www.usatoday.com) More...

(Video) Another Wild Wing Wave

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Another wild wing wave, this time from a JAL 787. Are these normal or abnormal? (www.youtube.com) More...

how airplanes are made

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Building a commercial airplane is a monumental task. It takes around 4,000 really smart engineers over 7 years of planning to make one of those flying tubes with countless experts testing and re-testing each individual part (and there are 2.65 million parts in an Airbus A350). This video shows you how they make one. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

A Day In The Life Of London’s Air Ambulance (video and story)

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Heavy British accents recount spending a day flying with the London helicopter ambulance, funded entirely by charitable donations. (londonist.com) More...

Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

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The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...

Gulfstream 650ER

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Man this thing is amazing! This little plane is kind of like a miniature concord!! (gulfstream.com) More...

1st drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. — A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony in Boulder City. (www.rgj.com) More...

Three Hawk fighter jets take up residence at Humberside Airport in preparation for new training academy

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Three Hawk fighter jets have taken up residence at Humberside Airport in preparation for the new £5 million training academy. The jets will give students the opportunity to learn first hand what a career working for BAE Systems alongside the Royal Air Force will be like. Read more: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Hawk-fighter-jets-residence-Humberside-Airport/story-25738562-detail/story.html#ixzz3MOzl9PKz Follow us: @GrimsbyTel on Twitter | grimsbytel on Facebook (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk) More...