Items tagged with aviation

Microsoft Flight Simulator is celebrating a monumental milestone, as Microsoft releases its 40th Anniversary Edition. The new version is touted as being the most advanced in the highly-popular franchise to date. Bruce Artwick first began development on Flight Simulator way back in 1977. Artwick was approached by... Read more...
A startup company in Santa Clara, California, has placed its "Model A" drivable flying car on pre-order. Alef has been working on the flying car since 2015, and has been test driving and test flying the full-size prototype since 2019. Anyone that has ever sat in a traffic jam has probably envisioned being able to... Read more...
Airlines of America sent a letter stating that if there is no intervention on the upcoming 5G rollout in certain areas, there could be catastrophic consequences. The letter came just two days before the roll out by wireless carriers of the its new C-Band 5G service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued... Read more...
Garmin is one of the companies that has its fingers in lots of pies from the consumer electronics market to general aviation. Gamin International has announced what it calls a "revolution in aviation" with the unveiling of the first Garmin Autoland system. In the event of an emergency, the Autoland system can control... Read more...
GE has announced that it has a new jet engine that has lifted off for the first time. The maiden flight of the GE9X jet engine happened on March 13 and it was hung under the wing of GE Aviation's 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California for the flight. One glance at the images and you can see just how massive the... Read more...
There's been a lot of focus on electric cars over the past few years, but roadways aren't the only place companies and organizations are putting effort into. Over at NASA, researchers are testing a new propulsion technology using an experimental electric airplane that's now been designated the X-57, or Maxwell, if you... Read more...
It's every kid's dream to fly, but eventually reality sets in that without wings, taking to the skies is left to the birds. Well, screw that. Laurent Aigon, a 40-year-old from Lacanau, France, gave his children wings in the form of a fully functioning Boeing 737 cockpit he assembled in their bedroom. It sits next to... Read more...