Right now, a Learjet 45 (like the one pictured) is circling the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, trying to troubleshoot a landing-gear problem. Airport officials say it has a "known problem" with the nose gear, and they're preparing for an emergency landing. They also say "it's a private airplane."
Of all the things you don't know about Pope Benedict XVI, the only secret you'll find out without storming the Vatican Archives may be this: He's a goddamn helicopter pilot! According to Catholic lore, the ex-Holy Father got his license after accidentally praying to St. Gyroscope during a wine bender with Igor…
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner — the sixth 787 Boeing's made so far — took off from Boeing Field in Seattle in December 6, 2011. Yesterday, it landed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, having flown 10,710 nautical miles to set a distance record for a commercial jet of its weight. It's also a victory, of sorts, for carbon fiber.
A glider that crashed in Washington state last week, killing the pilot, was part of a commercial ad shoot for General Motors, the company told the Associated Press. The crash occurred as the glider was starting to ascend after being towed down an airport runway.