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    ETC: Military Terminology: Decoding Aircraft Designations
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    The alphabet soup that is the military is most visible in the ships and aircraft that we see among America's armed forces. Some of these designations are fairly obvious. It's not hard to figure out that the "F" in "F-16" stands for fighter (the same is true of the F-14, F-15, F-22 etc.). What ...

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    Read This: The air battles of World War I are alive and well in upstate NY
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    July 28 marked the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, what was at the time the single most devastating war in human history. It was also a war of many firsts – chemical weapons, tanks and most notably, aircraft, took part in what was at the time called the Great War. These ...

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    Video: Watch hundreds of Peruvian motorists line runway to help emergency plane take off
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    Life can be a little trickier in the remote villages of Peru. When doctors recently needed to fly a mother, her newborn child and a teenager all in need of emergency medical care from Contamana to a hospital in the middle of the night, the situation looked dire. The local airstrip that serves as ...

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    Video: Watch Robbie Maddison practice two-wheel hoonage in an aircraft graveyard
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    The worlds of motocross and rallycross are already quite intertwined, so DC Shoes has apparently decided to go a little further by putting together a Gymkhana-style event for dirtbikes. For this video, Australian stunt motorcycle rider Robbie Maddison is let loose inside of an airplane graveyard ...

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    Report: Researchers developing washless coating for cars
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    We could have easily filed this under "Too Good to Be True" or "Snake Oil," but it sounds legit, and certainly has our attention. Researchers in The Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a self-healing vehicle coating, meaning that one day, you may not have to ...

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    Official: Brabus turns its attention to custom jets
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    If you're looking to give your Mercedes-Benz an added dose of performance, look no further than Brabus. The aftermarket tuning house specializes in customizing Daimler's finest, and doesn't stop at upgrading the engine and running gear, either. With packages like the iBusiness suite, Brabus will ...

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    Video: FIA tests fighter-jet canopy for use in Formula 1
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    F1 cars keep getting safer every year. Their carbon-fiber tubs have been strengthened to the point that they're nearly indestructible. Helmets and the HANS neck supports they're attached keep improving. Despite all this, there's still one principal weak point inherent to the design of a grand ...

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    More HondaJet info, images released
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    The HondaJet – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The HondaJet has begun ground and stress testing in advance of its flight exams, and in the processits specifications have been finalized. The paint scheme seen above has been chosen as the standard for the general aviation aircraft, ...

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    Saab sponsors Reno air show
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    Nurturing (or exploiting) its aerospace roots, Saab is sponsoring the Reno National Championship Air Races currently underway in the Nevada desert as part of its "Born from Jets" marketing campaign. The air show features the Thurderbirds (the US Air Force aerobatics squad) along with the Saab ...

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