Videos | Air & Space Magazine feed for the videosenThu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Collision over California deadly mid-air collision between a Boeing commercial aircraft and a private Cessna sends both planes into a San Diego neighborhood. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Brazil’s Most Dangerous Landing Strip among pilots, Runway 35-L at Congonhas airport is a short, tight, and tricky place to land. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why you need special training to be a pilot in Alaska—and the risks that come with it—are a part of life in Alaska. But over the past 12 years, new technology and improved training have reduced air fatalities by 57 percent. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000This telescope was built in a massive sinkhole 1958, the Pentagon wanted to build a 1,000-foot-wide telescope for its ballistic missile program. They ended up building it in Puerto Rico inside a massive sinkhole. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Battle of Normandy first American assault wave prepares to move onto the beach code-named Omaha. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Miraculous Plane Landing on New Orleans Levee severe thunderstorm forced a Boeing 737 to attempt an emergency landing on the most unlikely, impossible place: a New Orleans levee. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Rescuers find missing second plane in remains of wreckage 2001, one of Italy’s worst air disasters led to a shocking discovery after two planes collided on the runway and all on board perished. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Cultural Norms Cloud Cockpit Communications dishonor more than death, crew members allowed a minor malfunction to result in a major catastrophe for Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509. Find out what caused this 1999 plane wreck.Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000From Kamikaze to surrender merciless attacks from Japanese Kamikaze pilots, America takes extreme measures to end World War II. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The First Rule of Air Emergencies: Breathe flight attendant looking out of this plane’s window sees a propeller detach and slash a hole in the underside of the plane. It’s now up to the crew to supply oxygen in the depressurized cabin. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Pagani Huayra is faster than a jumbo jet at takeoff optimum effects of the Pagani-designed dual aerodynamic system are embodied by the Huayra. In just 25.8 seconds, it crosses the 185 mph mark—faster than a jumbo jet taking off.Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000How to Land a Boeing 777 Without Any Engines one minute away from landing, both of this plane’s engines suddenly fail. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Maven’s Mission to Mars, a satellite designed for Mars, was built to examine the atmosphere of Mars in order to help scientists understand the planet’s relatively unknown history. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Plane’s Deadly Pacific Plunge routine “short hop” between the islands of Moorea and Tahiti ended with Air Moorea Flight 1121 plunging into the Pacific and the death of everyone on board. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Plane Crash Reignites 9/11 Anxieties months after September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 fell from the sky into a neighborhood in Queens, New York. A traumatized city is forced to consider the terrifying prospect that another terrorist act may be the reason. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Giant origins of the Cerne Abbas Giant are unknown but the best view of this colossal figure is definitely from the air. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Skyview: Southern Britain an aerial view of one of the world’s most iconic structures—Stonehenge. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000What Can Dolphins Teach Us About Aliens? astronomers, dolphin intelligence was interesting because understanding it could help us communicate with another potentially intelligent species: extraterrestrials. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Footage of the Moment the Japanese Surrendered 1945 Japanese surrender ceremony of WWII signaled a monumental end to a brutal conflict. And war correspondent William Courtenay was there to film it all. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000One of the Worst Situations a Plane Crew Could Face an Air Canada flight from Dallas to Montreal, deadly smoke begins to fill the plane’s bathroom. With the lives of 41 passengers at stake, here’s how the flight crew decided to handle the situation. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why inoperative plane sensors can leave pilots helpless. frozen water causes XL Airways Germany Flight 888 sensors to malfunction, the investigators point to an unlikely source: the cleaning crew. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Last Survivor of Pearl Harbor’s USS Phoenix. sole survivor of the USS Phoenix, Frank Yanik, remembers the morning of December 7th, 1941, when his ship was attacked. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why new pilots aren’t getting enough sleep. and overworked, a lot of freshmen airline pilots cannot afford to live in the city in which they are based, so they must resort to bunking in cheap, crammed rooms. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Stunning slo-mo footage of hummingbirds hovering in air. hovering technique of a hummingbird is one of the most mesmerizing sights to witness. Take a look at what exactly takes place mid-flight and how they’re able to move with such control. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Attempted murder at 19,000 feet in the air. bright blue sky greeted the crew of FedEx Flight 705 as it left Memphis, TN. Little did they know one of their own would soon turn against them. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Aerial America: Hawaii after the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor, the devastation is still visible from the air. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000What do these trees have to reveal about UFOs? samples at an alleged UFO crash site outside Pittsburgh reveal a dramatic decrease in growth around 1965—the same year many locals reported a mysterious, bright object in the skies. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Lifelong Trekkie uses 3D printer to make human body parts. of the technologies first fictionalized in Star Trek are now a reality. Using x-rays, scans, and a mixture of cells, scientists can actually print human tissue and organs.Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Griffon vultures depend on the sun to fly. Why? Griffon vulture is one of the largest vulture species. Because of its giant stature, it uses an immense amount of energy to take off. Luckily, these birds have found a way to use the rising currents of hot air to their advantage.Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000Evel Knievel’s Famous Snake River Canyon Jump. September 8th, 1974, famous daredevil Evel Knievel climbed into a steam-powered rocket and attempted to blast across Idaho’s Snake River Canyon. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0000The world’s largest radio telescope Atacama Large Millimeter Array, located in the Atacama Desert, is the product of a 20-year global effort by Europe, North America, and East Asia. With its 66 antennas sitting 16,400 feet above sea level, ALMA gives us an incredible view of the universe. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000A gas station flying in the clouds the delicate, midair meeting between the Omega 707, an aerial refueling tanker, and a fighter jet. This kind of precise flying is when a pilot’s skills are truly tested. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Fighting an insurgent uprising from the sky 2007, Baghdad was on the precipice of being overtaken by insurgents. The U.S. military used their Apache helicopters to fight back. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Do warplanes have their own gas stations? the Gulf War, the U.S. military needed to create a refueling station in the desert for their aircraft. Where they decided to place it was very risky. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Alarming Silence must run through hundreds of small steps in order to make a plane fly; forgetting just one of the steps on the checklist could mean disaster. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Tight squeeze in a mighty plane you’re claustrophobic, this is not the job for you. Learn why it pays to be the little guy when lining the fuel cells of this plane. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Easy Company’s First Assault paratrooper’s jump into enemy territory was a disaster. For Easy Company paratrooper Buck Compton, the mission into occupied Normandy started off disastrously. It was his first ever combat jump and he’d lost his equipment bag on the way down, all with thousands of German bullets whizzing by. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Interview with the Expert: Carla Dove Dove’s area of expertise is ornithology. As a forensic ornithologist she aims to make the skies a safer place for birds and planes. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000An extremely risky rescue mission in enemy territory the coast of Libya, U.S. Marines receive word that an F-15 fighter pilot has crashed behind enemy lines. To save him, they turn to the Boeing V-22 Osprey for the dangerous mission. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000ALMA reveals planets born earlier than we thought 2014, astronomer David Wilmer aimed the ALMA Array at a young star 450 light years away. What he found proved that planets formed billions of years earlier than what scientists originally calculated. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000The daring plan to steal Nazi radar technology 1941, a British parachute regiment consisting of 120 men set off toward Bruneval on the northern coast of occupied France. Their mission: to steal German radar secrets. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000The largest ski aircraft in the world mighty plane has skis, and for good reason: It spends six months at the North Pole and six months at the South Pole each year.Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek’s Tricorder years after the show aired, Star Trek’s fictional tricorder is far from becoming a reality. But a $10 million prize from the XPRIZE Foundation is hoping to motivate inventors to create one quickly. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Parachuting in WWII was a terrifying experience the early days of WWII, parachuting involved jumping through a narrow three-foot hole in the fuselage floor. Then soldiers had to pray their parachutes, linked to the aircraft by a strap, would open. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols on Lt. Uhura’s Impact Trek’s decision to cast Nichelle Nichols, an African American woman, as a major character on the show was an almost unhdeard-of move in 1968. For black women all over the country, it redefined the notions of which careers were possible. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Interview with the Expert: Sharon Wilson Purdy planetary geologist Sharon Wilson Purdy, life on earth sparked an interest in life on Mars. Her ongoing research could one day answer the question: Is there life on Mars? Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Burning $350,000 worth of fuel in 500 seconds NASA tests their powerful J-2X rocket engines—burning an Olympic-sized swimming pool worth of fuel every second—the test comes with a hefty price tag of $350,000. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Perfecting the approach of pilot training is landing on rocky terrain. Perfecting the procedure will be crucial in the dangerous terrain of Afghanistan. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Becoming a hurricane hunter the P-3 Orion Kermit, a 1960s military aircraft that has been transformed into the ultimate storm chaser. See what makes it a marvel of endurance. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000What the Oregon Trail Looks Like Today From Above of America’s greatest highways is barely visible from the ground. It’s only from the air that you can pick out the remains of the Oregon Trail. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Air Travel Was a Party, and They Were the Hosts the development of better flight technology, commercial air travel received an unprecedented boom in the 1960s. But to fully sell the glamour of flying, the airlines needed these women on board. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Balancing the Belly of a Giant Plane loading thousands of pounds of heavy cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III, it’s important to maintain the plane’s center of gravity. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Duct Tape and Ingenuity Save the Day like in the movie, the survival of the real Apollo 13 astronauts depended on figuring out how to fit a square filter into a round hole. The key was duct tape. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Did Halley’s Comet Convert the Irish to Christianity? attribute the spread of Christianity in Ireland to St. Patrick. But medieval history and scientific evidence dating back to 540 A.D. hint at a more cosmic reason. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Why the Truth About Area 51 May Not Be “Out There” the thought of Area 51 conjures images of alien corpses and crashed UFOs. One expert, however, believes the truth about the mysterious site is much more mundane.Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000This Pilot Didn’t Know Left From Right captain’s instruments were working when Crossair Flight 498 crashed, but he didn’t understand what they were telling him. How could a qualified pilot confuse left for right? Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Plummeting Over 12,000 Feet Per Minute recovered galley of Air France Flight 447 reveals that the aircraft was flattened when it hit the Atlantic Ocean. It also points to a startling case of pilot error. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Remote Weather Cameras Are Saving Graces For Alaskan Pilots pilots in Alaska, knowing in advance what weather they’ll face can be a matter of life and death. Fortunately, remote camera installations now deliver vital weather intel in real time. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Three Kinds of Close Encounters the head of the U.S. Air Force’s official UFO investigation, Dr. Hynek was supposed to use his classification system to debunk so-called “close encounters.” Instead, he became a true believer.Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000This Pilot Let a Child Fly the Plane? inspecting the 1994 crash of Aeroflot Flight 593, investigators detect a child’s voice on the black box recording. Was a kid flying the plane when it went down? Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Collision Course: Two Planes on One Path is a basic concept in aviation that every pilot must obey. But what happens when they don’t? Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000One of the Most Intense Aerial and Naval Bombardments World War II, the 1945 attack on Balikpapan was described as “hell on earth” by those who witnessed it. This rare footage shows the epic scale of the assault, in which 3,000 tons of aerial bombs and 46,800 naval ammunitions were used. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Vintage Tuskegee Airplane flown only by nostalgic young pilots, one of the old-fashioned, low-tech World War II airplanes used by the first Tuskegee Airmen has been fully restored and dubbed “Spirit of Tuskegee.” Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -000016 Sunsets a Day you're traveling on board a space shuttle, you'll have no shortage of picturesque views; as the shuttle orbits around Earth, the sun rises and sets 16 times a day!Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Fighter Plane Powerful Enough to Destroy a Satellite in Space the midst of the Cold War, the U.S. began to develop anti-satellite aircrafts to combat Russia’s vast space expansion. This F-15 footage from 1985 is the first time they succeeded.Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Three Types of Food You Can Take to Space the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Skylab 4 commander Gerald Carr visits the duplicate of the spacecraft he once called home. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000High-Risk Fighter Pilot Training on the High Seas supersonic fighter jets and their top gun pilots make the USS Nimitz the most lethal warship in the world. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000This Man’s Job is Inspecting Millions of Airport Fish the Frankfurt Airport’s more unique roles is that of “fish handler.” His job is to check the oxygen level and water clarity of the millions of live fish in transit. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Actual Footage of Desert Storm’s First Apache Strikes clear the way for the first airstrikes of the Gulf War, eight Apache helicopters had to covertly destroy Iraqi radar sites. This is a first-hand view of how their mission went down. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0000Alien Life Should be Rooted in Science, Not Stories Shostak, senior astronomer and director at the Center for SETI Research, shares why it’s important to approach the search for alien life from a scientist’s perspective—through evidence and data. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000Alien Accents Marc Okrand talks to Associate Editor Chris Klimek about creating new languages for Star Trek. (Video: Paul Griffith and Martin Kelsey at the National Air and Space Museum.)Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000Scientists are Developing Star Trek’s Phaser of the technology from Star Trek is already coming to life in the Lockheed Martin lab. One high-energy laser beam, similar to the phaser from the series, can even track and destroy rockets. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000Chinooks Build a Bridge with Massive Pieces of Cargo the end of the Bosnian War, U.S. CH-47 Chinooks are charged with a seemingly impossible mission: construct a makeshift bridge over icy waters with massive 12,000-lb. pieces. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000How the Biggest Airlift in History Saved West Berlin break the Soviet blockade of West Berlin in 1948, General William Turner ordered his fleet of 225 C-54s to drop supplies into the city—around 35,000 tons of it a day. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000This is How a No-Fly Zone Actually Gets Enforced March 2011, the United States implemented a no-fly zone over Libya. To do so, they turned to the Boeing EA-18G Growler to disable enemy radars. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000This is How You Trick Enemy Missiles helicopters are dispatched to rescue a downed U.S. pilot, the escorting A-10 Warthogs are there for one purpose: to serve as decoys for Serbian missiles. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000How a Minor Detail Caused This Plane’s Roof to Detach take-off, Aloha Airlines Flight 243’s roof inexplicably blew off. Here’s how a minor oversight almost caused this plane to crash.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000A Miscommunication So Extreme it Crashed a Plane the flight recordings from United Airlines Flight 173’s cockpit, investigators notice a crew power dynamic that will change commercial flight forever. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000Surviving a Plane Crash in the Swiss Alps McMahon is now the only living survivor of a 1946 plane crash in the Swiss Alps. Over 65 years later, she returns to the glacier where she was rescued. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000The Biggest Disaster to Hit the USS Enterprise was January 14, 1969. The Enterprise was en route to Vietnam when a rocket exploded on the flight deck. The blasts from fuel tanks, warheads, and 500-pound bombs killed 28 and injured more than 300. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0000