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Check out the double-rotor helicopter that could be the US Army’s next Black Hawk
The craft will go very fast and may someday transport soldiers into battlefields of the future.
The science behind how an aircraft glides
Gliding is the solution of a puzzle in which speed, rate of descent, and angle of attack are the clues.
How aerial firefighters battle blazes from the skies
Tanker pilots, helicopter operators, and smokejumpers need special skills (and morning coffee) to do their high-flying jobs.
The huge Navy hospital ships in Los Angeles and New York have a rich history
The former oil tankers are part of a line of medical vessels dating back more than 200 years.
Bell’s new helicopter may look strange, but it could reduce accidents and noise
The four small electric fans in the back are a dramatic change from the way a traditional tail rotor works.
What’s it’s like to fly an 11,500-pound experimental helicopter (with zero experience)
The tablet attached to my leg—and the former Coast Guard pilot by my side—helped.
California’s aerial firefighters struggle against record winds in Kincade blaze
Twenty-one airtankers, ten helicopters, and an attack aircraft are just a few pieces in CAL Fire’s arsenal.
This big drone takes off like a helicopter, flies like a biplane, and can carry 70 pounds
It’s like an electric air taxi, but for cargo, not humans.
Black Hawk helicopters have a flight plan to go autonomous
Self-flying helicopters could be in the Army's future.
Dual rotors could make the Defiant one of the world’s fastest helicopters
This machine will challenge the way you think about chopper design.