Greatest Ever: The Chinook Helicopter
Ship cargo in a hurry with the greatest transport helicopter ever, coming in at #8.
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: 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.
Top Ten Bombers: The British Lancaster Mark III
The British Lancaster Mark III bomber was unquestionably one of the greatest technical achievements of WWII. It's no surprise that this British marvel earned a place in the American Heroes Channel's list of top 10 bombers.
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: 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: Pusher Powered Fighters
On Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes," Germany's Dornier Do 335 "Arrow" and the United States' XP-56 Black Bullet are chief examples of rare pusher-powered fighters of World War II.
Top Ten Bombers: The British De Havilland
The British De Havilland Mosquito B.XVI was perhaps the most innovative and effective airplane deployed during WWII. This wooden wonder easily earns its place in the American Heroes Channel's list of top 10 bombers.
Air Combat Clips: Bud Anderson's Dogfight
In this segment from the American Heroes Channel's "Showdown: Air Combat," Bud Anderson describes a dogfight in which he earned a quarter kill by sharing a target with three other pilots in his unit.
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.
Air Combat Clips: MiG-15
Learn more about the Russian MiG-15 in this video from the American Heroes Channel's "Showdown: Air Combat."
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.