Learn about airport security in this video from UC Davis.
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.
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: 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."
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."
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.
Strange Planes: Helicopters
The helicopter can do a lot of things that a traditional aircraft cannot do, such as hover, reverse and remain extremely maneuverable. Learn more in this clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Strange Planes."
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."
Against the Elements: Shocking Balloon Ride
In Alburqueque, NM, a parent watches in horror as a hot air balloon crashes into a electrical radio tower. Watch this video from The Science Channel's "Against the Elements."
How It's Made: Gliders
Find out how gliders achieve maximum wind speed in this clip from The Science Channel's "How It's Made."
Massive Engines: Count Ferdinand's First Zeppelin
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie examines the birth of the first viable airship. Powered by a Daimler petrol engine, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's air balloon made its maiden voyage in 1900.
Massive Engines: Hindenburg Heyday to Mayday
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie chronicles the rise of the Hindenburg passenger airship in 1936 to its fiery demise in 1937. The Hindenburg disaster marked the end of era for passenger zeppelins.
Massive Engines: Pratt and Whitney Airplane Engines
All aboard! In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie revisits the splendor of the Ford Trimotor aircraft. Powered by the Pratt and Whitney radial engine, the Ford Trimotor became one of the first passenger airplanes.
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.
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.