Engineering a jet plane to take off and land vertically is no easy feat, but some designs have managed to pull it off. Here’s how they work.
How Do Helicopters Fly Without Wings? – https://youtu.be/pVMT4hqFzQg
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The Exhilarating, Exasperating Life of the Harrier Jump Jet
“An AV-8B Harrier jet crashed into a strip of residential homes in Imperial, California this week, destroying three houses. Last month, another Harrier crashed in the desert south of Phoenix. Both pilots ejected safely and no one was injured in either crash.”
This Space Age-Looking Flying Car Actually Flies
“Depending on how you define your terms, we already have several flying cars in the skies right now, from straightforward hybrids like the Terrafugia Transition – basically a small private plane with fold-up wings – to passenger drones like the recently unveiled Kitty Hawk, backed by Google’s Larry Page.”
NASA Posts Archive of Flight Test Videos on YouTube
“NASA is marking 70 years of advanced aircraft testing by releasing a trove of old video from its Dryden Flight Research Center, the longtime home of the space agency’s atmospheric flight research. The center, which was renamed for Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong in 2014, has posted dozens of short clips on its YouTube page this month.”
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