Flying Wild Alaska: Leg Wrestling
The Tweto family has a little competition in leg wrestling. Between Ariel, Ferno and Jim, who will be the leg wrestling champion?
Weekday Wings: Fan Jet Engine
In the early 1960s, the invention of the fan jet engine made commercial flying more economical. Learn more about the fan jet engine on Discovery Channel's "Weekday Wings."
Strange Planes: Ram Jet
The Ram Jet had no moving parts and a theoretical infinite power output. Learn more about the Ram Jet on Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes."
NASA Explains Wind Tunnels
Watch this video about wind tunnels on HowStuffWorks. This NASA Destination Tomorrow Segment is describing wind tunnels and how aircraft designers use them to understand airflow. Learn how wind tunnels work in this video from NASA Destination Tomorrow.
Massive Engines: Rise of the Graf Zeppelin
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie examines the vulnerabilty of the zeppelin as a military weapon during WWI and the subsequent development of the zeppelin as a passenger airship.
Massive Engines: Rotary Airplane Engines
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie explores how rotary engines work. Invented by Lawrence Hargrave, rotary engines powered some of the fastest WWI fighter planes.
Strange Planes: The Bell X 22A
On Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes," learn about the Bell X-22A, a prototype aircraft that had a ducted fan system that allowed it to liftoff like a helicopter.
Flying Wild Alaska: Fog Terror
Pilot John Ponts runs into a fog bank over the desolate North Slope that makes his hunting party passengers pray for blue sky.
Massive Engines: Rebirth of the Airship
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie highlights the possible rebirth of the zeppelin as means for international cargo delivery.
Strange Planes: Inflatable Plane
Goodyear came up with a lightweight airplane called inflate-a-plane. The plane is made out of inflatable material called air-matte. Learn about this plane technology with Discovery Channel's series, "Strange Planes."
Strange Planes: Aero Spacelines
A mutant of the B-29, this Aero Spacelines carrier can transport other planes even rockets in its interior. Learn more about this giant plane on Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes."
Recent Videos in Aviation
Combat Tech: Bomber Planes
In the midst of battle during World War I, the bomber plane emerges as the "go-to" vehicle for weapons transportation. See how continuous evolution helped to bring down Hitler's army.
Combat Tech: The B-29 Plane
Bomber planes have historically transformed warfare, and the B-29 plane was just the right bomber to end the war in China.
Combat Tech: The Andros F6A
Bomb Disposal Experts are quickly losing lives in a war zone, when the Andros F6A Robot arrives just in time to save them.
Combat Tech: The Harrier
Capable of taking off and landing in a vertical position, "The Harrier" became important to US military air support. Find out how the U.S. Marine Corps advanced this historical plane.
Combat Tech: The Kestrel
The Kestrel plane's unique name derived from the Kestrel bird that attacks creators on the ground and hovers. Take a look at this clip to see why this plane is unique.
Flying Wild Alaska: Blizzard BBQ
In Bethel, the Era Alaska employees decide to make the best of their situation and start a cookout in the middle of an Alaskan blizzard.