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This is what it looks like when an airplane propeller meets a car's roof

Here's some nightmare fuel for those who hate single-engine airplanes

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Leno rides in a Plymouth salt flat racer with a junkyard plane engine

This is easily one of the stranger rides to appear on Jay Leno's Garage.

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Ford builds a wild P-51-inspired Mustang for charity

This outrageous custom Mustang goes to auction at the end of July.

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Airplane makes emergency landing on city street

A small plane made an emergency landing in the middle of rush hour traffic on the streets of Irvine, CA last week, much to the surprise of the drivers stuck in traffic.

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This P-51 Mustang replica flies with a Honda Odyssey engine

Titan Aircraft is building a three-quarter-scale P-51 replica with a minivan motor. We look at how an American classic and a Japanese workhorse came together.

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Yes, Elon Musk went wingwalking last weekend

And, Yes, The Plane Was Moving And Airborne

Tesla CEO Elon Musk went for a bit of a stroll on a biplane this past weekend, and he's got the social media picture to prove it.

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TransAsia plane crash caught on dash cam in Taipei

A turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft operated by TransAsia crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei on Wednesday, shortly after taking off from the Songshan airport. Officials indicate that 23 people are dead and 20 more are missing, out of a total of 58 passengers on board.

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Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car

Aviation Is Safer, But Our Perceptions Of Risks Are Skewed

It was a terrible stretch for aviation.

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Watch this motocross rider jump a biplane at the 2014 Cameron Air Show

Evel Knievel transformed the motorcycle jump into the undisputed king of vehicular stunts. It's just so insanely dangerous. There's practically nothing keeping the rider safe, other than their ability to land the bike on the other side, of course.

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Watch a water bomber plane drop its load on a truck fire in remote Canada

Has Shock and Awe ever been used in firefighting? Probably not, as fires aren't really bothered by the psychological effects implicit in Shock and Awe warfare. But if any form of firefighting qualified for that well known military doctrine, it'd be aerial firefighting, as proven by this video of what looks like a Canadair CL-215 (we could be wrong, tell us in the comments) tackling a vehicle fire in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Yates' record-setting electric airplane gets new battery pack

No, Chip Yates doesn't get range anxiety. The record-setting pilot and motorcycle rider made recent news by testing out a new, EnerDel-made battery pack in the battery-electric Long-ESA airplane he set a speed record with a year ago. Yates' 20-minute flight last week got him up to 5,500 feet and he hit 175 miles per hour at "less than 50 percent throttle." Yates, whose 258-horsepower plane now has twice the battery output as last year, is shooting for 250 mph.

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Brabus turns its attention to custom jets

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

Solar Ship sails the skies, schlepps supplies

By crossing airships with airplanes, Solar Ship is creating craft that can carry heavy loads long distances with a tiny carbon footprint. Filled with helium, they soak up rays from the sun to provide the energy for forward motion and fulfill its original design challenge – carry 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lbs) of payload 1,000 kilometers (621.4 miles).

HondaJet Delayed Again, Expected Mid-2013

TRANSLOGIC fans might remember seeing a jet fly across the screen in our super awesome opening reel. That generic CG aircraft was inspired by the HondaJet. We hoped it would eventually make it into one of our episodes, but now it looks like we'll have to wait just a bit longer.

NASA to award $1.65 million in Google Green Flight Challenge

The CAFE Foundation has announced that Google will sponsor the NASA Centennial Challenge flight competition known as the Green Flight Challenge (GFC). The CAFE Foundation (which here stands for Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency) will host the event from September 25 through October 2 at Sonoma County Airport in California. The NASA-funded prize purse of $1.65 million is thought to

EPA proposes strict ground-level emissions regulations for jumbo-sized commercial aircraft

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to adopt more stringent ground-level emissions standards for engines used primarily in commercial aircraft, including Boeing's 737, 747, and 767. If approved, the proposed regulations would reduce ground-level nitrogen oxide emissions by an estimated 100,000 tons nationwide by 2030.

ASTM approves use of 50% renewable biofuel in commercial and military aircraft

ASTM International – an organization that develops technical standards for global industries – has officially approved the use of renewable fuels in commercial and military aircraft. The revised standard (ASTM D7566-11: Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) was approved on July 1 and says that up to 50 percent bio-derived synthetic fuel can be blended with conventional commercial and military jet

Virgin Airlines orders 30 Airbus A320neos with fuel-saving LEAP-X engines

Saving fuel takes to the skies with Virgin Airlines' purchase of 30 Airbus A320neo commercial jets equipped with LEAP-X engines.

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