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10 things you probably never knew about Ejector Seats

Ejector seats are an integral part of almost every modern military aircraft. They have save thousands of lives over the last seven decades of use. It might not be the most comfortable thing to do - 15 Gs crushing your spine never feels good.... More

U-2 Spyplane Pilot talks about what it takes to fly at over 70,000 ft

Flying any military jet takes immense skill. Flying one at the edge of space is ridiculous... More

10 Things you probably didn't know about the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an amazing aircraft. But here are 10 things you probably didn't know about it... More

Strange and Unusual Aircraft

Aether Airship Concept

The Aether airship concept is a proposal for a large luxury airship... >>

AutoGyro Cavalon

The AutoGyro Cavalon is a commercially available two-seat autogyro... >>

Avro Canada VZ-9V Avrocar

The Avro Canada VZ-9V Avrocar was a flying saucer in the true sense of the word... >>

Bartini Beriev VVA-14

The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 was an unusual amphibious Russian aircraft developed during the 1970s.... >>

Bell XP-59A Airacomet

The Bell XP-59A Airacomet was America's first jet aircraft... >>

Bell X-14

The single-seat Bell X-14 was the only open-cockpit X-plane ever built... >>

Bell X-22

The Bell X-22 was a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) research aircraft with tilting ducted propellors.. >>

Bell XP-77

The Bell XP-77 was a lightwight fighter prototype developed during the Second World War.. >>

Bereznyak-Isayev BI

The Bereznyak-Isayev BI was an experimental, rocket-powered Soviet fighter plane prototype built during the Second World War... >>

Blohm & Voss BV 141

The Blohm & Voss BV 141 was an unusual, asymmetrical, single-engined aircraft which was designed for aerial reconnaissance... >>

Boeing X-48B

The Boeing X-48B was a remotely piloted prototype aircraft used to experiment with blended-wing designs... >>

Boeing BV-347

The Boeing CH-47 was an experimental heavy-lift helicopter developed in the early 1970s... >>

Boeing Vertol XCH-62

The Boeing Vertol XCH-62 was a prototype heavy-lift helicopter designed to carry oversized loads... >>

Boeing YC-14

The Boeing YC-14 was a chunky-looking prototype aircraft developed in the 1970s... >>

Canadair CL-84 Dynavert

The Canadair CL-84 Dynavert was an experimental tilt-wing aircraft developed in the '60s and '70s... >>

Caproni Ca 60 'Capronissimo'

The Caproni Ca 60 was an absurd aircraft which featured three sets of triplane wings set above a giant fuselage... >>

Chrysler VZ-6 Flying Jeep

The Chrysler VZ-6 "Flying Jeep" was a proposal for a light-duty airborne jeep for the US military... >>

Convair F2Y Sea Dart

The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was a supersonic seaplane prototype... >>

Convair XFY-1 POGO

The XFY-1 was Convair's proposal to fill a US Navy brief which called for a VTOL interceptor aircraft... >>


The ConvAirCar was designed by the American Industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss in 1947... >>

Curtiss-Wright X-19

The Curtiss-Wright X-19 was an ambitious design for aVTOL aircraft developed in the 1960s... >>

Curtiss-Wright VZ-7

The Curtiss-Wright VZ-7 was a VTOL aircraft developed in the '50s designed to act as a "flying jeep"... >>

Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender

The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender was a prototype heavily-armed fighter developed during WW2... >>

Dornier Do X

The Dornier Do X was a gigantic leviathan designed by Dr. Claudius Dornier in the 1920s... >>

Douglas X-3 Stiletto

The X-3 Stiletto was a prototype aircraft designed to explore supersonic flight... >>

Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster

The Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster was an unconventional prototype aircraft developed in the 1940s... >>

Fairchild VZ-5

The Fairchild VZ-5 was an adjustable-wing experimental aircraft developed during the 1950s... >>

Fairey Long Range Monoplane

The Fairey Long Range Monoplane was a large long-range prototype aircraft... >>


The Flynano is a single-seat microlight which was designed to take off and land on water... >>

Gloster Meteor F8 "Prone Pilot"

The Gloster Meteor "Prone Pilot" was a proof-of-concept aircraft designed to explore the benefits, and drawbacks, of having a pilot in the prone position... >>

Goodyear Inflatoplane

The Goodyear Inflatoplane was a simple inflatable aircraft design developed by the US Army... >>

Hafner Rotabuggy

The Hafner Rotabuggy was an experimental aircraft that was basically a Jeep combined with an autogyro. ... >>

Handley Page HP.75 Manx

The HP.75 was an unusual flying-wing aircraft developed during the Second World War. ... >>

Hiller X-18

The Hiller X-18 from 1959 was the first ever tilt-wing aircraft to fly... >>


The HiMAT was an unmanned research aircraft used by NASA from 1979 to 1983... >>

Hughes XH-17 "Flying Crane"

The Hughes XH-17 "Flying Crane" was a prototype heavy-lift helicopter developed during the 1950s. .. >>

Leduc Ramjet Aircraft

The Leduc ramjet was an ramjet-powered aircraft built in France... >>

Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne

The Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne was developed for the United States Army in the 1960s.. >>

Lockheed XFV-1 'Salmon'

The Lockheed XFV-1 was a 'tail sitter' aircraft from the 1950s... >>

MacCready Gossamer Albatross

The MacCready Gossamer Albatross was a human powered aircraft designed by Dr Paul MacCready... >>


The Hoverbike is an experimental single-seat low-altitude aircraft... >>

Martin Marietta X-24A

The Martin Marietta X-24A was a project sponsored by the USAF Flight Development Laboratory (FDL)... >>

McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was a prototype parasitic-fighter aircraft developed during the 1940s... >>

McDonnell XP-67 "Bat"

The McDonnell XP-67 was a ambitious prototype for a twin-engine, long range, single-seat interceptor... >>

Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant"

The Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant" was a massive transport aircraft used by Germany during World War Two... >>

MIL V-12 Homer

The MIL V-12 was a enormous twin-rotor helicopter developed by the USSR during the height of the cold war... >>


The Mobula is a jaw-dropping design proposal for a massive, luxury transport aircraft.... >>

Moller M200G

The Moller M200G is a "flying car" powered by 8 ducted fan propellors... >>

Moller M400 Skycar

The M400 Skycar from Moller International is a VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft... >>

Myasischev VM-T Atlant

The Russian Myasischev VM-T Atlant was a transport aircraft specially designed to carry large external loads... >>


The NASA AD-1 of 1979 was an oblique-wing aircraft developed by NASA's Ames and Dryden research centres... >>


The RSRA project was a joint NASA/US Army venture which began in December of 1970... >>


The X-36 was a prototype aircraft tested and flown by NASA in 1997... >>

Nord 500 Cadet

The Nord 500 Cadet was an experimental aircraft developed by the French company Nord in the late 1960s... >>

Northrop N-9M

The Northrop N-9M was a 'flying wing' design developed by Jack Northrop in the 1940s... >>

Northrop HL-10

The HL-10 was a peculiar research aircraft built by the Northrop Corporation for NASA in 1966... >>

Northrop XP-56

The Northrop XP-56 was an experimental single-seat aircraft with an unusual configuration... >>

Northrop XP-79 Flying Ram

The Northrop XP-79 'Flying Ram' was a futuristic design proposal for a flying wing fighter aircraft... >>

North American F-82 Twin Mustang

The F-82 Twin Mustang was an unusual long-range fighter aircraft developed in the 1940s... >>


The PALV, standing for Personal Air Land Vehicle, is a conceptual solution to traffic congestion... >>

ParaJet SkyCar

The ParaJet SkyCar is a low-tech flying car... >>

Rhein-Flugzeugbau GmbH X-114 'Airfoilboat'

The X-114 protototype, or 'Airfoilboat' as it was known, was a German aircraft developed in the 1960s... >>

Rockwell XFV-12A

The Rockwell XFV-12A was a prototype aircraft from the 1970s... >>

Homemade Russian Flying Car

This homemade flying car was built by 72 year-old Valery Bulgakov using a 1987 ZAZ Tavria... >>

Ryan XV-5 Vertifan

The Ryan XV-5 Vertifan was a prototype aircraft developed by the US Army.. >>

Ryan X-13 Vertijet

The Ryan X-13 Vertijet was an experimental aircraft designed to further explore VTOL flight... >>

Saab 210 'Lill Draken'

The Saab 210 "Lill Draken" was a scale test bed used in the development of the supersonic J35 Draken... >>

Scaled Composites Proteus

The Proteus is an odd looking aircraft which is designed to operate for extended periods of time at high altitudes... >>

Sikorsky X2

The Sikorsky X2 is the world's fastest helicopter.. >>

Swisscopter Dragonfly DF1

The Dragonfly DF1 is a commercially available, lightweight, single person, rocket-powered helicopter... >>

Hughes H-4 "Spruce Goose"

The Spruce Goose, was the largest airplane ever built when it was completed in 1947... >>

Sukhoi T4

The Sukhoi T-4 was a soviet copycat aircraft which was inspired by the American XB-70... >>

Terrafugia TF-X

The Terrafugia TF-X, is a plug-in hybrid-drive vertical-take-off-and-landing vehicle... >>

Terrafugia Transition

The Terrafugia Transition is a commercially available flying car... >>

Vertol VZ-2

The Vertol VZ-2 was a bizarre blend of helicopter and conventional fixed-wing aircraft... >>

Vought XF5U-1 'Flapjack'

The V-173 was designed to prove the concept of a twin-propeller, blended wing circular aircraft... >>

Westland Pterodactyl

The Westland Pterodactyls were a series of experimental aircraft developed in the '20s and '30s... >>