Greatest Ever: The Chinook Helicopter
Ship cargo in a hurry with the greatest transport helicopter ever, coming in at #8.
Strange Planes: The Custer Channelwing
On Discovery Channel's "Weekday Wings," learn about the Custer Channelwing a prototype pusher aircraft that utilized a curved surface duct to channel air from the leading edge of the wing and into the pusher propellers at the rear.
World's Deadliest Aircraft: AC-130, Part 1
Close air support of highly maneuverable special operations forces and disruption of enemy convoys remain the primary responsibility of the AC-130. Check out this clip from the American Heroes Channel's "World's Deadliest Aircraft" series to get a closer look.
Flight of the Osprey: Flight
Somewhere across the ocean the V-22 Osprey is preparing to take a flight to Iraq. Get a close-up look at this amazing tilt rotor aircraft in this video from the American Heroes Channel.
Strange Planes: Helicopter to Airplane
The XV15 was a successful project that allowed a plane to make a successful transition from helicopter mode to airplane mode. Learn more with Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes" series.
Strange Planes: The Northrop XB35 and YB49
On Discovery Channel's "Weekday Wings," learn about the XB-35 and YB-49, two Northrop flying wing prototypes, once thought to revolutionize aircraft, but now are only part of aviation folklore.
Strange Planes: The End of the Vought XF5U
As the jet age set in, piston engineered aircraft with propellers were phased out. One of the casualties was the Vought XF5U "Flying Pancake." Learn more about the F5U on Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes."
Air Combat Clips: MiG-15
Learn more about the Russian MiG-15 in this video from the American Heroes Channel's "Showdown: Air Combat."
Strange Planes: Hiller Flying Platform
Developed in the 1950s, the Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee, or Hiller Flying Platform, was developed to give soldiers a new form of personal transport. Learn more about the Hiller Flying Platform on Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes."
Weekday Wings: Northrops N 9M
On Discovery Channel's "Weekday Wings," learn about the N-9M, a small scale design study for a large bomber project. Its design resembled that of a flying wing with two pusher engines.
Weekday Wings: Flying Boats
Even after World War I, flying boats such as the Curtiss NC series saw continued growth in commercial flight. Learn more about flying boats on Discovery Channel's "Weekday Wings."
Recent Videos in Aircraft
Birds of a Feather: The Tuskegee Institute
In the late 1930's a government sponsored civilian pilot training program at the Tuskegee Institute opens, leading the way for African-Americans to eventually become pilots.
Birds of a Feather: The Tuskegee Experiment
On July 19, 1941, the first class for the newly created Tuskegee program is inducted, and the students soon learn that this will not be a "typical" flight training program.
Birds of a Feather: A Leader Is Chosen
The Tuskegee 99th is officially activated and leading the pack is Captain Benjamin O. Davis, a West Point graduate, who endured many challenges during a time of segregation.
Massive Speed: WWI Fighter Evolution
Watch as host Chris Barrie demonstrates some of the early air combat methods then explains the interrupter gear. Check out this clip from Discovery UK's "Massive Speed" series to learn more.
Massive Speed: Immelmann Turn
Host Chris Barrie demonstrates this famed fighter aircraft maneuver with some toy planes. Check out this clip from Discovery UK's "Massive Speed" series to learn more.
Massive Speed: Spitfire Test Flight
Watch as host Mark Williams takes up the Spitfire for a spin. Check out this clip from Discovery UK's "Massive Speed" series to learn more.
Massive Speed: F-86 Sabre
The F-86 was the first plane to successfully go supersonic. Check out this clip from Discovery UK's "Massive Speed" series to learn more.
Massive Speed: F-16 Flight Controls
The F-16 is intentionally designed to be unstable, and relies heavily on computers to stay in control. Check out this clip from Discovery UK's "Massive Speed" series to learn more.