travel
Would You Pay to be Able to Recline Your Chair on a Plane?

There are few things more irritating about air travel than sitting down for a long flight, only to have the person in front of you tilt their chair all the way back for the duration. To the point where you can actually 3D print your own gizmos to prevent it from happening. Read More >>

lego
An Aerospace Engineer Turned a Classic Lego Set Into an RC Plane That Actually Flies

Fuelled by imagination, this 27-year-old Lego set — the Solo Trainer — flew thousands of hours in the hands of kids and collectors. But Adam Woodworth, an aerospace engineer and hardware designer at Google, wanted to see just how aeronautically sound Lego’s design really was, so he built a giant RC version of it. Read More >>

watch this
Somehow There Were No Injuries From This Terrifying Plane Crash Caught on Dashcam

Driver Simon Li was in the right place, at the right time, for his vehicle’s dashcam to capture what looks like a terrifying and deadly crash of a Piper PA32 single-engine airplane. But it turns out both the plane’s pilot and passenger were able to climb out of the plane’s wreckage and walk away afterwards, with no other reported injuries. Read More >>

transport
Trump Might Add UK Airports to the Naughty Terrorist Laptop Ban List

That man in America who sets the day's news from Twitter in bed each morning has struck again, with the latest rumours from Trumpland suggesting that UK and European airports could join the ban on bringing laptops and tablets into the country on flights. Read More >>

transport
Pilots Cheating on Language Exams Could Cause a Catastrophe

The poor English of some pilots has been highlighted by the Civil Aviation Authority, which says that there's evidence pointing to overseas fliers cheating on their English exams in order to land jobs shuttling our pale bodies to and from the cheaper parts of Europe. Read More >>

transport
BA Could Face £300k Compo Bill for Five-Hour Toilet Roll Crisis

A BA flight that spent hours on the tarmac while staff stressed about not having enough toilet roll could end up costing its operators hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation and additional expenses, so perhaps it should've taken off anyway and told passengers to use the scented napkins? Read More >>

war
Vicar Arrested for Trying to Disarm Warplanes

Reverend Dan Woodhouse has been caught doing something naughty, and it doesn't involve collection boxes or choir boys -- he's been aiming big. He tried to break into an arms manufacturer and disarm a few warplanes to make the world marginally safer. Read More >>

watch this
Giant 15-Foot-Wide RC Plane Weighs Less Than a Pound

Looking more like the tiny single-prop planes that amateur pilots fly, this massive replica of an Airbus A-320 airliner is actually a remote control plane with a wingspan of almost 16 feet. What’s more impressive is that it weighs less than a pound and flies slow enough that it can be piloted indoors. Read More >>

samsung
Flight Cancelled After Moron Names Wi-Fi Network ‘Galaxy Note 7’

This week, one Virgin America flight was delayed and another was reportedly cancelled after crew members discovered a wi-fi hotspot named “Samsung Galaxy Note 7” mid-flight. Ultimately, however, no Note 7 was found on the plane, as the network belonged to another device named to resemble the banned smartphone. Read More >>

drones
Researchers Make an Obvious Discovery For Improving Drones

Even the most manoeuvrable aircraft we’ve designed is no match for the agility of a bird. Mother Nature has all but perfected flight, so why are we wasting our time re-inventing the wheel? As researchers at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne realised, we should just be copying our fine feathered friends. Read More >>

ceiling fans
I Want a Jet Engine Ceiling Fan Hanging in My Bedroom

Global warming promises to make the summers more and more unbearable. Instead of precariously balancing an air conditioner in your window, imagine how cool you’d be standing underneath a jet engine ceiling fan. Read More >>

aviation
When You Fly Over a Foreign Country, Your Aeroplane Owes Rent

Ever wonder how commercial flights are allowed to pass over and through many different sovereign nations without causing a fuss? You can thank the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Read More >>

transport
BA to Squeeze 52 More Passengers on Some 777 Routes

British Airways thinks it can get loads more people on an aeroplane, by rejigging the internals of some of its Boeing 777s to increase the number of seats on an economy row from nine to ten. Read More >>

watch this
A Stabilised Camera in a Stunt Plane Will Make You Want to Puke

Stunt pilot Spencer Suderman does things with a plane that would make even other experienced pilots puke. And now you can experience those same stomach-churning feelings of vertigo and motion sickness with this stabilised GoPro footage captured during one of the Suderman’s flights. Read More >>

transport
Google Founder’s Flying Car Papped at US Airport

This pot-bellied little thing is believed to be a form of flying car developed with money syphoned off from the personal link-clicking fortune of Google's Larry Page, therefore it's one possible candidate for the official Google Flying Car of the year 2028. Read More >>