The Military Used To Drop Troops Behind Enemy Lines With Gliders

These one-time use, engineless aircraft would be towed in pairs near to the front lines of battle carrying troops or supplies to bolster advancing forces. Released high above the opposing forces, pilot's would practically crash land into enemy territory abandoning the lame craft as they joined the action. » 11/26/14 9:21am Yesterday 9:21am

X-31 Extremely High Alpha Landing With Thrust Vector Assistance

Thrust vectoring kin to the F-35, Rockwell's X-31 Enhanced Fighter Maneuverability program was designed to test fighter thrust vectoring technology and is seen here landing at an extremely high angle of attack to greatly reduce approach speed and ultimately landing distance. » 11/22/14 11:27am Saturday 11:27am

Barn Find Messerschmitt Starts After Being Stored For 45 Years

In an ironic testament to British engineering, this beautifully preserved German warbird comes to life for the first time in over 40 years. This is one of five barn find Spanish ME-109's featured in the movie Battle of Britain that were fitted with surplus Rolls Royce Merlin engines purchased from the U.K. » 11/15/14 1:03pm 11/15/14 1:03pm

Who is "Jack" Conroy and Why is he important?

(Look in the background) Jack Conroy enabled NASA to build their massive rocket program. He founded Aero Spacelines and with his business partner at dinner one night, conceived the notion of converting a Boeing 377, one of the prettiest planes ever built, into some cargo planes. His target was selling NASA on it.… » 11/15/14 10:10am 11/15/14 10:10am