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: 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 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.
Strange Planes: The Vought XF5U Flying Flapjack
Although promising on the drawing board, the Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack" World War II prototype proved less than capable. In fact, full power was needed just to get the craft into the air. Learn more about it on Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes."
Strange Planes: Aerial Refueling
In 1929 the famous Question Mark was refueled in the air 43 times making air-to-air refueling a reality. Learn more about aerial refueling on Discovery Channel's "Strange Planes."
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.
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.
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: 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.