Videos | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/videos/RSS feed for the videosenWed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000Inventing the jet engine came with a few disastershttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/inventing-the-jet-engine-came-with-a-few-dis/The invention of the jet engine was the crowning achievement of engineer Frank Whittle. But the path to glory was littered with countless obstacles—including a number of spectacularly failed experiments.Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000People Make Mistakeshttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/people-make-mistakes/Airlines have learned the hard way that people make mistakes. Even in the tightly controlled area surrounding airports, pilots and air traffic controllers sometimes miss key information.Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000It took decades to solve this U.N. plane crash mysteryhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/it-took-decades-to-solve-this-un-plane-cra/Over half a century after the crash of U.N. DC-6 on September 18, 1961, a new investigation is launched. It would finally put to rest the mystery of a crash that claimed the life of U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold.Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0000Incredible time-lapse of dry Badlands thunderstormhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/incredible-time-lapse-of-dry-badlands-thunde/In South Dakota, thousands of fireflies compete against the bright stars that light up the dark skies of the Badlands. Often, it's hard to tell one from the other.Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000These assassins were the Nazi's last-ditch efforthttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/these-assassins-were-the-nazis-last-ditch-e/Franz Oppenhoff was installed as the mayor of Aachen, Germany, after it was taken by Allied Forces. Little did he know that guerrilla Nazi assassins who called themselves "Werwolves" had him in their crosshairs.Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000Footage of the first Martin-Baker ejection-seat testhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/footage-of-the-first-martin-baker-ejection-s/Bernard Lynch was an engineer at British aviation firm Martin-Baker. But his main claim to fame was as the fearless test subject for their signature invention: the ejection seat.Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000Experts assess why this plane fell off a cliffhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/experts-assess-why-this-plane-fell-off-a-cliff/On October 10, 2006, Atlantic Airways Flight 670 overran the runway at Stord Airport in Norway, and careened off a nearby cliff. At first, investigators suspected a wet runway—but the evidence points elsewhere.Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000A routine landing turns into every pilot's nightmarehttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/a-routine-landing-turns-into-every-pilots-n/On April 5, 1991, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 was making a routine landing. Suddenly, the plane tilted dangerously to the left and the pilots lost control.Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000This ex-trapeze artist made parachutes saferhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-ex-trapeze-artist-made-parachutes-safer/Toward the end of World War I, it became clear to the U.S. government that pilots needed parachutes to better save their lives. So they set up a team to come up with a practical and workable design.Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000Were lithium batteries the cause of this plane crash?https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/were-lithium-batteries-the-cause-of-this-pla/UPS Airlines Flight 6 crashed into a military base 10 miles from Dubai Airport on September 3, 2010. Investigators seeking answers zero in on the plane's cargo: highly flammable lithium batteries.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000Survivor shares terrifying moments before plane crashhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/survivor-shares-terrifying-moments-before-pl/It's August 2008, and Spanair Flight 5022 is late taking off from Madrid-Barajas airport. Seconds after liftoff, the unthinkable happens as the plane starts to veer right, then crashes violently into the ground.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000How to tell if you're in for a bumpy plane landinghttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/how-to-tell-if-youre-in-for-a-bumpy-plane-l/On March 7, 2007, Garuda Flight 200 was preparing to land. An Air Force officer on board immediately sensed a problem: The plane was both too high and coming in too fast.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -00001996 Brazilian flight crashes seconds after takeoffhttps://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/1996-brazilian-flight-crashes-seconds-after-_1/Shortly into TAM Flight 402's takeoff from Congonhas Airport, the pilots are stunned when the plane tilts dangerously to the right. Seconds later, it crashes into a crowded Sao Paulo neighborhood.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 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.Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0000