#Aviation

Science & Technology | Tech

US F-22s came face-to-face with Russia's top fighter near Alaska and were at a major disadvantage

If a fight were to start during an intercept like the one this week, the Russian pilot would have the huge advantage of having the F-22 in sight. What's more, the Russian Su-35 can maneuver better than the F-22.

History | History

Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

The wreck of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit has been discovered in northern Jutland, Denmark. The plane is thought to be a Messerschmitt.

Politics | Politics

Why Israel Prefers Old F-15s to F-35s

The Israeli Air Force needs long-range aircraft that can carry a lot of fuel and weapons, because of Iran.

Science & Technology | Tech

F-35s in Japan are still losing dogfights to F-15s sometimes — here's why

F-35s focus on stealth, not dogfighting. "If you get into a dogfight with the F-35, somebody made a mistake. It's like having a knife fight in a phone booth."

History | History

Have we really found Amelia Earhart's bones? | Science | The Guardian

A new study claims that the Nikumaroro Island bones are those of the famous aviator. But some researchers remain skeptical

News | Interesting Stories

Amelia Earhart mystery solved? Scientist '99 percent' sure bones found belong to aviator | Fox News

A scientific study claims to shed new light on the decades-long mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart.

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Riding a Wild Wind, a Norwegian 787 Breaks a Speed Record | WIRED

A 200-mph jet stream has sent several passenger jets to nearly 800 mph, and helped break a (subsonic) speed record.

History | History

Newly discovered photo suggests Amelia Earhart survived crash-landing

The photo, found in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles famed aviator Amelia Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Badass Dutch king has secretly been an airline pilot for 21 years

Being a monarch is tough — all the responsibilities and socializing stuff — but one particular king found the time cultivate a secret, part-time job ... for 21 years.

News | Interesting Stories

Science may have solved the Amelia Earhart mystery

Legendary aviator Amelia Earhart was attempting to become the first female pilot to fly around the world when her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Last month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) proposed the t

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Vintage aviation photos: 'Mad Men' meets 'Airplane!' - CNN.com

The staff at AirlineRatings.com have gathered these vintage aviation photos that recall a golden era of aviation.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

'Top Gun' Sequel to Put Maverick in the Pilot's Seat Again

The 'Top Gun 2' producers also revealed they would tackle the increased use of unmanned drones in military aviation.

Politics | From CNN

787 Dreamliner has amazing rehearsal for Paris Air Show - CNN.com

(CNN)There's a famous quote: "If you did it, it ain't braggin'." Boeing did it -- in front of a camera. An eyepopping rehearsal video Boeing released Thursday shows off its newest version of the Dreamliner aircraft — the 787-9 — performing some impressive and beautiful banks and ascents.

Science & Technology | Science

Every Ship That Has Carried Humans Into Space, In One Chart

Space is big, humans are small, and spacecrafts, well, vary more in size than you might think. Redditor Heaney555 has compiled an a chart, to scale, of every rocket, spacecraft, and space station involved in human spaceflight. And man, Saturn V is huuuuuu

History | History

Report points to photo as possible new clue to Amelia Earhart's fate

A recently surfaced photo of Amelia Earhart’s plane, captured by the Miami Herald in 1937, could offer crucial evidence regarding the famous aviator’s disappearance.