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29Watch hundreds of Peruvian motorists line runway to help emergency plane take off

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 the community's lifeline to the outside world has no lighting, and without the ability to see, the pilot had no way to get the plane off the ground safely. That's when a local radio station put out a cal

AddIn Detail: Gliders, Sailplanes And Soaring

Although zero-emission air travel may sound like a thing of the future, gliders have a long history, which can be traced back to the birth of aeronautics. Before the Wright brothers famously outfitted their Flyer design with an engine-powered propeller, most early-flight concepts could be defined as gliders. Early gliders were often launched from hilltops or towed behind a motor vehicle to achieve liftoff. Once airborne, it was the pilot's job to find pockets of rising air known as "thermals" t

15JetBlue's $4 flights over LA's Carmaggedon completely sold out

Well, at least the JetBlue was offering $4 flights across Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, all of the seats on the special deep-discount flights are now officially booked and completely sold out in just two hours.

23Where are the flying cars we were promised? Popular Mechanics thinks it has the answer

Terrafugia Transition – Click above for high-res image gallery

31Video: Zero wheels, all awesome - Homebuilt Kiwi 'hovercraft'

Homemade flying hovercraft – Click above to watch video after the jump

4Spy Shots: updated Bentley Continentals

We just brought you news of the upcoming facelift for the Bentley Continental GT yesterday, and already spy shots have surfaced showing a couple of cold-weather test mules sitting at the pumps. (Those six-liter W12s can drink a lot of fossils.)

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