Videos | Air & Space Magazine feed for the videosenThu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000This is What it Takes to Be an Air Traffic Controller Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, students in air traffic control endure a rigorous training process that typically lasts four to five years. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Tuskegee Airman Who Survived a Shredded Wing in Combat a 1951 mission, Colonel Charles McGee, one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, was hit by gunfire over Korea. Despite damage to the left wing of his P-51 Mustang, he was miraculously able to fly it home. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why Honey Bees are Crucial Employees at this Airport colony of almost 300,000 honeybees live just south of Frankfurt Airport. By testing the quality of their honey, scientists can determine the pollution levels in that area. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Hubble’s Discoveries, the sights this telescope has seen! Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000How a Terrorist’s Homemade Bomb Made it Past Security Airlines Flight 434 was headed to Tokyo when a bomb exploded on board, killing one passenger. How Ramzi Yousef, the terrorist who planted the explosive, made it past airport security is alarming. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000What Caused One of the Safest Planes to Crash? a flight from Chicago to Pittsburgh, US Air Flight 427 unexpectedly stalled and immediately crashed. Given the aircraft’s almost-flawless safety record, investigators struggle to find strong evidence to determine its cause.Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000The World’s Only Flying Observatory may look like a normal plane, but NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a one-of-a-kind Special Performance 747, equipped with a 17-ton telescope. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000How to tune up a jumbo jet engine with 20,000 parts engine of an Airbus A380 Superjumbo jet is huge, made up of 20,000 components that can summon up to 70,000 pounds of thrust. Replacing it is no small task.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Plane Crash that Claimed Three Rock Legends death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper in an Iowa cornfield became known as “The Day the Music Died” after the 1971 Don McLean song. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Physicists Try to Make Star Trek’s Warp Drive a Reality Star Trek, an anti-matter warp drive allows the Enterprise starship to travel the universe effortlessly, but is this faster-than-light propulsion system actually possible? Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Manchester United’s Darkest Day February 6, 1958, a plane carrying the “Busby Babes,” the Manchester United football team, crashed on its third attempt to take off.Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Brains behind Star Trek fan Gene Roddenberry was a freelance writer with a futuristic vision. He had high hopes for his script about a peacekeeping spaceship seeking new life forms. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Are Terrorists Targeting Civilian Planes with Stolen Arms? the fall of Iraq, millions of dollars’ worth of arms were stolen by hostile factions. Some of these missiles now pose a major threat to civilian airlines. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why Remaking an Airport Runway Is Incredibly Hard an airport runway is a grueling and precise job. And because of possible disruption to flights, the work has to be done at breakneck speeds. See the painstaking process up close. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why the DC-3 Continues to Fly Decades After World War II of years after its service in World War II, the DC-3 continues to be used with distinction, now for civil aviation. Two reasons: its affordability and reliability. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000How Drug-Sniffing Dogs Search Your Checked Luggage Airport has 34 highly-trained sniffer dogs who can detect seven different types of illegal drugs. They work quickly before each flight, covering 40 pieces of luggage in just 100 seconds. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Was this North Korean Missile Attack Real? an SR-71 Blackbird is detected by a North Korean radar, the crew receive a “fake missile” response. Or at least that’s what they think. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why Tomato Juice Tastes Better at 37,000 Feet are four times more likely to order tomato juice on a flight than on the ground. Lufthansa wanted to find out why, so they conducted a taste test in a simulated, pressurized plane. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Maverick of Flying Cars Maverick, a flying car that looks like a buggy with a parachute, was built to make the remotest regions of the world more accessible.Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Most Dangerous Place on the Planet standing 10 feet away from 43 planes and a collection of 2,000 pound bombs. Now imagine working there for months at a time. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Wingsuit Flying: The Most Extreme Sport of All? flying is famous for two things: a sense of thrill that’s hard to match in any other sport, and a terrifyingly high death rate. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000This SR-71 Pilot Free Fell from the Edge of Space test pilot Bill Weaver crashed, he thought he had died. It turns out he was falling from the edge of outer space, after his SR-71 Blackbird spy plane disintegrated at 79,000 feet. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Astronauts’ Story, Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 13 was nominated for nine Academy Awards, but for director Ron Howard, the real test was showing the film to the astronauts themselves. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Past, Present, and Future of Stealth can a plane be invisible to radar? From the original idea of making planes that wouldn’t reflect radar to groundbreaking ideas for the future, we trace the progression of stealth technology. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000This is the Only Color Photo of the First Atomic Explosion more than 405,000 American casualties and Japan rejecting unconditional surrender, the United States begins testing the atomic bomb in New Mexico. This is some of the only footage recorded of these powerful tests. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000What It Was Like to Parachute into Enemy Fire in WWII “Bud” Rice, a WWII veteran, recounts the harrowing experience of parachuting out of a C-47 under German fire on the eve of D-Day. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000What Your Nationality Says About Your Airport Spending Frankfurt Airport, retail sales are analyzed by passengers’ nationalities. That’s how they know Chinese flyers spend more than five times the average passenger in their stores. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Space Shuttle Discovery lands at the Smithsonian historic journey from Kennedy Space Center to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center marks the end of an era of space travel. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why the A-10 Warthog is a Ground Soldier’s Best Friend you’re a soldier surrounded by enemy troops, there’s only one plane you want coming to your rescue: the A-10 Warthog.Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Mining For Minerals in Space building a resupply station in low Earth orbit, to mining minerals on nearby asteroids, private enterprise is already planning moneymaking missions to space. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Stunning Footage of a Kubong Gliding Through the Trees, also known as colugos, are by fair the most skillful and powerful of the forest gliders. With a single leap, they can travel over 100 meters. Here’s one in action. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Aerial America: Ohio: The Home of the Wright Brothers their hometown of Dayton, Ohio, the Wright brothers made aviation history with their Model B flyer. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Strange History of the Jet Pack, and Where It’s Heading jet packs were first revealed in 1961, they quickly captured the public’s imagination. Its design hasn’t varied much since it debuted, but one man is looking to change that. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000F-15 vs. Alien Tripod: Who Would Win? would happen if a 1,000-foot-tall alien tripod faced off with an F-15 fighter jet? Would the aircraft’s state-of-the-art missiles be any match for this monster’s powerful death ray? Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Apache vs. Dragon: Who Would Win? mythic dragon takes on a lethal AH-64 Apache helicopter. Will a laser-guided missile, chain gun, or warhead have any effect on this fire-breathing legend? Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane? bags usually make the same journey you do. But before they’ve even boarded, they’re in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the airport. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Did you know assault drones were used in WWII?’s 1944, and the U.S. has a new weapon against the Japanese: a remote-controlled assault drone with a video link and the ability to carry a bomb. Here’s what it looks like in action.Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0000Unexpected Flying Machines doesn’t look like a plane or sound like a plane, but it flies! Discover what it takes to make a lawnmower fly. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Juno Arrives at Jupiter timeline of events for the Juno spacecraft&rsquo;s critical Jupiter Orbit Insertion on July 4, 2016. Note: All times are U.S. Eastern time. (Video created using <a href="" target="_blank">NASA&rsquo;s Eyes Visualization tool</a>)Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why Amelia Earhart’s Memorial Is Best Seen from the Air of Amelia Earhart and the first commercially produced plane in the country, Kansas has earned its reputation as the capital of flight.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Huntsville’s Secret Space Program’s legacy of space exploration began with a Nazi rocket scientist and a secret government mission called Operation Paperclip.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000The First Female African American Pilot Coleman wanted to fly, and she wouldn’t take no for an answer. As the first African American woman with a pilot’s license, she proved her skill as a stunt pilot. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000The First Dog to the North Pole her owner on his Arctic expeditions, Titina became the first dog to go to the North Pole. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000America's Hangar: Restoration Project last surviving example of its type, this Heinkel 219 is in the hands of Smithsonian’s restoration experts. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000This Plane Was About to Crash. Why Didn’t It? Los Angeles, China Airlines Flight 006 nosedives toward the Pacific as one of its engines fails. Miraculously, the plane recovers just in the nick of time. What saved it?Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Race Against the Clock large airports like Frankfurt’s, there is one building you’ll probably never see inside, until now. Take a peek at the Animal Lounge, which hosts 300,000 traveling pets and animals each day. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Pilot Risks His Career to Report a UFO a pilot, filing a UFO report can potentially hurt one’s career. That didn’t stop the captain of Aurigny Flight 544 from reporting what he saw en route to Alderney.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Air Warriors: The B-52 B-52 Stratofortress is affectionately known as the B.U.F.F., or Big, Ugly, Fat Fellow. Whatever you call it, the B-52 is one imposing beast of a bomber, stretching 159 feet, capable of flying nearly 9,000 miles in a single trip, and able to carry up to 70,000 pounds of weapons at a time.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Forest Flight Down Down an Alaskan Plane Crash in the Wilderness. When the National Transportation and Safety Board office in Alaska first hears about a plane going down, protocol is to begin gathering information: how bad the crash is, the number of survivors, and where exactly the wreckage is located. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Roswell’s Bizarre Aircraft Boneyard ordinary small town holds extraordinary significance for aviation: it’s home to Elvis’ private jet, an airplane demolition yard, and the most famous aircraft that no one’s ever seen. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Modern Baby Strollers Use Fighter Plane Technology Maclaren was one of the design engineers of the WWII Spitfire fighter plane. In the 1960s, he applied his knowledge to a very different field: baby buggies. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000This Man Controls the Ways You Walk in Airports airports employ passenger flow experts to look out for travel patterns among passengers. From there, they can change the airport’s infrastructure to make sure you get to your gate more efficiently. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Segway of Airplanes Hiller Flying Platform had the potential to be a space age personal flying machine. But it didn’t quite take off. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Air Traffic Controllers Asleep on the Job air traffic controllers fall asleep on the job, pilots are forced to land blind. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Secret Is in the Space Suit Neil Armstrong’s space gloves began to develop mysterious spots on the cuff, Smithsonian specialists took a closer look, and what they found was surprising. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Lincoln's Air Force 1860, aeronaut Thaddeus Lowe met with President Lincoln to discuss the possibility of using gas-filled balloons for military reconnaissance. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why Was the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Created? forth millions of dollars in the 1980s, all four branches of the U.S. military needed a new aircraft to adapt to the technological advances in armed combat. This is what they got. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Ambushed by the Iraqi Air Force Desert Storm is considered one of the most effective air campaigns in military history. Here, an F-15 pilot in the Gulf War recounts one extremely close encounter behind enemy lines. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Four-footed soldiers have a long history of serving their countries as military scouts, rescue dogs, and messengers. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Highflying Time Machine enthusiast Addison Pemberton recovered an airmail plane that crashed into a mountain in 1928 and has restored it to all of its original glory. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Martian Living Quarters Johnson Space Center, engineers are working on a Deep Space Habitat, where astronauts will eventually live and work on Mars. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000When Cheese Boards, Caviar and Pheasant Were Served in Flight food today doesn’t even compare to the luxurious dishes served in the 1960s. Here, the stewardesses of that gilded era divulge the most decadent offerings. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000What it Takes to Keep the B-2 Stealthy maintenance, highly trained pilots, and specialized equipment keep the B-2 in shape for combat. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000Lindbergh’s First Dreams of Flight Lindbergh’s dreams of flight took off at a young age, when an airplane flying over Little Falls, Minnesota captured his imagination. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0000