Videos | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/videos/RSS feed for the videosenTue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0000A U.S. soldier in Iraq turns to a Vietnam vet for answershttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/a-us-soldier-in-iraq-turns-to-a-vietnam-ve/A solider stationed in Iraq set out to find a solution to the deadly ambushes that were plaguing U.S. convoy trucks. His journey led him to a Vietnam vet, who became a mentor and a friend.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0000The New Year's attack that turned the tide of the Vietnam Warhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-new-years-attack-that-turned-the-tide-o/Until January 30, 1968, the Vietnamese New Year had always brought an informal ceasefire. But this year, the cessation of hostilities would vanish in a deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0000Crossing off reasons why TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashedhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/crossing-off-reasons-why-transasia-airways-f/A thorough examination of the wreckage of TransAsia Airways Flight 235 has so far failed to yield any clues about its February 4, 2015 crash. If NTSB investigators are going to arrive at answers, they'll need to expand their thinking.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0000A deadly leak on Apollo 13 endangers the entire missionhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/a-deadly-leak-on-apollo-13-endangers-the-ent/"Houston, we've had a problem": Those words, uttered by Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert on April 13, 1970, were a prelude to one of the most thrilling rescue operations in human history.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0000F-15 vs. Alien Tripod: Who Would Win? https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/f-15-vs-alien-tripod-who-would-win-_1/What 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?Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000How a Navy wife saved her POW husband in Vietnamhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/how-a-navy-wife-saved-her-pow-husband-in-vie/In 1965, U.S. Navy pilot James Bond Stockdale was captured by the North Vietnamese and taken to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison. When his wife, Sybil Stockdale, approached the CIA with a cryptic message from her husband, she was confronted with a life-changing decision.Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000Why did this pilot land in the middle of a violent storm?https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/why-did-this-pilot-land-in-the-middle-of-a-v/In the midst of a fierce storm, the pilots of US Air Flight 1016 are given permission to land. Moments later, the plane crashes, killing 37 people. NTSB investigators want to know what air traffic control knew—and what they told the pilots.Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000The superstitions surrounding Apollo 13https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-superstitions-surrounding-apollo-13/Even before everything started to go wrong, many thought that with the mission number 13 and the launch time 13:13, Apollo 13 was tempting fate.Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000Did a faulty thrust reverser bring down Flight 1016?https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/did-a-faulty-thrust-reverser-bring-down-flig/Thrust reversers are only supposed to deploy when a plane is landing. Did one of the thrust reversers on US Air Flight 1016 activate prematurely? And did that contribute to the crash on July 2, 1994?Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000An incorrect turn ends in a deadly disasterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/an-incorrect-turn-ends-in-a-deadly-disaster/It's September 26, 1997 and Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 has just been instructed by air traffic control to turn right onto a vacant runway. Inexplicably, the captain ignores these instructions—with disastrous consequences.Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000Why were these pilots slow to respond to Air Traffic Control?https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/why-were-these-pilots-slow-to-respond-to-air/Korean investigators looking into the crash of China Air Flight 129, on April 15, 2002, have just spoken to air traffic control. They learn about some troubling lapses in communication, just prior to the crash.Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000Why you should always keep your seatbelt fastened when flyinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/why-you-should-always-keep-your-seatbelt-fas/Buckling up your seatbelt on a plane could end up saving your life—and not just during landing and take off. The deadly crash of Asiana 214 on July 6, 2013 is a stark reminder why.Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000NTSB investigator suspects this plane's propellers failedhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/ntsb-investigator-suspects-this-planes-prop/Were the propellers of Comair Flight 3272 working before the plane hit the ground on January 9, 1997, or did they fail beforehand, leading to the crash? NTSB investigators scour the crash site for clues.Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000Did wake vortex cause Flight 3272 to lose control?https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/did-wake-vortex-cause-flight-3272-to-lose-co/NTSB investigators have a theory about the Comair Flight 3272 crash that happened on January 9, 1997, but they lack the aerodynamic expertise to analyze the data. Naturally, they turn to NASA.Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000How this tour guide's mistake saved his group's liveshttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/how-this-tour-guides-mistake-saved-his-grou/It's April 15, 2002 and Air China Flight 129 has just crashed into Mount Dotdae, in South Korea, killing 129 of the 166 people on board. Amazingly, most of the survivors were located in a single section of the plane.Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000Up your odds of surviving a plane crash with this simple tiphttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/up-your-odds-of-surviving-a-plane-crash-with/The crash of British Midland Flight 92 on January 8, 1989 yielded 47 fatalities out of 126 passengers. Shockingly, many of those deaths could have been prevented with knowledge of the correct brace position.Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0000Could a cockpit recording reveal why Flight 5719 lost altitude?https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/could-a-cockpit-recording-reveal-why-flight/Investigators are puzzled by the rapid descent of North Link Air Flight 5719, prior to its crash on December 1, 1993. Could ice accumulation have played a part in this terrible tragedy?Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000TWA Flight 800 explodes over the Atlantic near New Yorkhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/twa-flight-800-explodes-over-the-atlantic-ne/It's July 17, 1996 and a Boeing 747 is in the early stages of its journey off the coast of New York. Suddenly, a powerful explosion in the mid-section of the plane sends TWA 800 plummeting into the Atlantic.Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000Did this pilot crash Flight 5719 out of anger?https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/did-this-pilot-crash-flight-5719-out-of-anger/Captain Marvin Falitz was widely documented to have displayed some troubling anger issues throughout his service. But did they play a part in the crash of North Link Air Flight 5719 on December 1, 1993?Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000How air conditioning caused TWA Flight 800 to explodehttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/how-air-conditioning-caused-twa-flight-800-t/Investigators suspect the cause of the July 17, 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 was an exploding fuel tank. But to find out why the fuel became hot enough to ignite, they'll need to re-create the exact flight conditions.Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000This secret program helped U.S. pilots defeat MiGshttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-secret-program-helped-us-pilots-defea/It's 1977 and the Pentagon has just launched a top secret pilot program. Its purpose: to train U.S. fighter forces in air-to-air tactics against the Russian-made MiG fighter plane.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000The Moon landing was a disaster...almosthttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-moon-landing-was-a-disasteralmost/When the lunar module starts guiding Apollo 11 in the wrong direction, experienced astronaut Neil Armstrong has to take manual control and fly the module down to the surface of the Moon.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000The intense dogfight between a U.S. pilot and an Iraqi MiGhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-intense-dogfight-between-a-us-pilot-an/It's January 1991 and a USAF pilot is in trouble. An Iraqi MiG has locked on to his plane and is preparing to take him down. The next decision he makes will have to be perfect—or it could be his last.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000This New Zealand farmer revolutionized modern planeshttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-new-zealand-farmer-revolutionized-moder/In the early 1900s, a New Zealand farmer named Richard Pearse built what looked like a flying bicycle. Some of the ideas he developed are now standard in modern aviation.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000Why the OV-10 Bronco may be the ideal plane to combat ISIShttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/why-the-ov-10-bronco-may-be-the-ideal-plane/In May 2015, the Pentagon initiated a secret program dubbed Combat Dragon II. Its purpose: to test the viability of the low-cost, Vietnam-era OV-10 Bronco in combat scenarios against ISIS.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000This U.S. squadron went back into battle with no ammunitionhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-us-squadron-went-back-into-battle-wit/A squadron of OV-10 Broncos on their way back from a mission in Vietnam in 1971 receive an urgent message to head back into battle. One problem: they've run out of ammunition and all they have are flares.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000Why Jaguar uses aerospace aluminum to build its carshttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/why-jaguar-uses-aerospace-aluminum-to-build/One big challenge facing Jaguar in its switch from steel to aluminum was how to utilize this lighter, less flexible alloy. For inspiration, they turned to an entirely new field: aerospace.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000This inventor made the famed D-Day swimming tankshttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-inventor-made-the-famed-d-day-swimming/Without Nicholas Straussler, D-Day wouldn't have been possible. He came up with the design for the Duplex Drives tanks—a key part of the initial invasion at Normandy.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000This pilot made an emergency landing a shallow riverhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-pilot-made-an-emergency-landing-a-shall/It’s January 16, 2002 and Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 is struggling with a loss of power. The captain decides to perform a maneuver few other pilots have ever attempted: to land his Boeing 737 in water.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000AirAsia Flight 8501 plummets into the Java Sea mid-flighthttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/airasia-flight-8501-plummets-into-the-java-s/On December 28, 2014, 43 minutes into its flight, AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished from radar. With 162 people on board, it would go down as one of the deadliest plane crashes that year.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruptionhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/footage-of-the-1980-mount-st-helens-eruption/On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens became the largest and most destructive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. By the end of its cycle of fire and fury, 57 people had died.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000This Apollo 8 astronaut took the famous "Earthrise" photographhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-apollo-8-astronaut-took-the-famous-ear/Vying with the Russians for space supremacy, the U.S. successfully launches Apollo 8. Once in orbit, astronaut William Anders takes one of the most legendary photographs of all time.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000This sailor got sucked inside a jet engine.https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-sailor-got-sucked-inside-a-jet-engine/From getting sucked into a fighter jet engine to a misjudged landing by an approaching jet fighter, an active flight deck is a minefield of danger and accidents waiting to happen.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000Join the Climb on a Record-Breaking Flighthttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/flight-today/join-the-climb-on-a-record-breaking-flight/Watch pilot Dan Gray take off from Oxnard Airport in California and blast up to 100,000 feet in just 100 seconds. Cameras mounted to the tail, wings, and in the cockpit of the modified Harmon Rocket show the dramatic angle of attack Gray achieves with the twin-rotor engine roaring at full power. Once back on the ground, the team at Aviation F/X pops some well-earned champagne. Running time: 1:40.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000This pressure suit helped pilots survive new heightshttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-pressure-suit-helped-pilots-survive-new/Aviation pioneer Wiley Post needed an oxygenated pressure suit to survive a high-altitude transcontinental flight. Enter engineer Russell Colley—who sewed the material for the suit on his wife's sewing machine.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000Boeing's fixation with flight made him a millionairehttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/boeings-fixation-with-flight-made-him-a-mil/It was William Boeing's obsession with getting a ride in one of the brand new flying machines of his day that led to the foundation of his own airplane company.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000Actual combat footage of the Battle of the Philippine Seahttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/actual-combat-footage-of-the-battle-of-the-p_1/Relive the aerial dogfights and naval clashes of the Battle of the Philippine Sea, thanks to stunning color footage. It is a visual record of the battle that underlined U.S. superiority in the Pacific.Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0000