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Why birds fly in a V formation

Why do many birds fly in a V formation? The wonderful video curators at The Kid Should See This came across this excellent 2014 clip above from the science journal Nature explaining research into the aerodynamic advantages of the formation. From Nature:

...UK's Royal Veterinary College put data loggers on ibises to record their position, ...

Momentus seeks up to $25 million as it inks deals to transport cargo beyond low Earth orbit

Just nine months after launching from Y Combinator with a new propulsion technology, Momentus has inked its first customers for its transportation technology that can take cargo beyond geostationary orbit — and ultimately to a lunar orbit. With those customers in tow, the company is also out fundraising, looking for up to $25 million in ...

Absolutely spectacular first-ever air-to-air images of supersonic jets’ shockwaves interacting

For a decade, NASA scientists have worked on an air-to-air photographic technology that will be used to collect data for the agency's next-generation supersonic airplane project. They've just released these absolutely astonishing "first air-to-air images of supersonic shockwave interaction in flight."

“We never dreamt that it would be this clear, this beautiful," says NASA scientist ...

Pilot writes ‘I’m bored’ in the sky. Yeah, also draws two *****.

We guess this pilot had nothing better to do. A pilot in Perth, Australia flew his plane to spell out the words "I'm bored," as per a FlightAware map tracking the journey. Of course, he also drew two ***** in the sky. SEE ALSO: Flying 1,300 mph on ai... ...

Boy can’t handle meeting the Queen, drops to all fours and scurries away instead

Meeting Queen Elizabeth II was a little too real for 9-year-old Nathan Grant. As she approached him and his parents during her visit to The Thomas Coram Foundation for Children last Wednesday, he bowed out of the whole thing by dropping down to the floor and crawling towards the nearest exit. Once he was through ...

Aviation authority investigating UFOs over Ireland

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is investigating multiple reports of UFOs over the coast of Ireland on Friday. From the BBC:

(A British Airways) pilot, flying from the Canadian city of Montreal to Heathrow, said there was a "very bright light" and the object had come up along the left side of the aircraft before ...

WestJet Airlines says no to drugs as Canada prepares to decriminalize cannabis

Last month, the Canadian Armed Forces announced its strict but reasonable policy surrounding the use of cannabis by service personnel. With Canada's decriminalization of cannabis nearly upon us, a lot of companies and organizations that deal with dangerous tasks or complicated hardware are following suit. Earlier this week, one of Canada's most popular air ...

This long read provides a rare glimpse into the secretive world of B2 Bomber pilots

The B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber looks like one of Batman's rides. In service since the mid-1990s, the B2's distinctive flying wing shape, even after decades in service, still looks like the future – and an expensive future, at that. Each B2 costs $2.1 bil... ...

Guide for selecting Aviation Headset

02.02.2012 · Posted in Hair Loss Articles

Aviator wears headsets when they ended up flying to enable them to talk to air site visitors controllers together with individuals inside of aircraft, and shield their meeting track of the deafening aircraft atmosphere. Getting a great aviation headset is a thing which should be top priority for your preliminary. An incredible aviation headset is ...