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?
Hyperspeed: Scramjet Technology
NASA's unmanned aircraft, the X-43, can travel from New York to London in 15 minutes because of the scramjet technology it utilizes. Find out more about scramjet and the X-43 on Discovery Channel's "Hyperspeed."
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.
How It's Made: Flight Simulator
A flight simulator must be able to take a pilot through any series of flight simulations - from bad weather to landing on unpaved runways. Find out how a flight simulator is made.
Dirty Jobs: Tank Rat
In this clip, Mike Rowe from Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" crawls into the wing of an airplane to clean the gas tank. The fumes, tight spaces and chemicals involved definitely make this a dirty job.
Strange Planes: The Sky Farmer
The unique design of this plane makes it ideal for crop dusting. Learn more about plane designs on Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes."
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.
Simulator Flight 2
From the archives of Discovery: In this simulation, the aviation students approach the virtual runway to make a successful landing. Learn more about flight simulation.
Strange Planes: XF-84H
The XF-84H was a propeller jet hybrid that never saw combat. Watch this video from the Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes" to see it in action.
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.