Ever wondered how an ejection seat works, or how to ride a hot air balloon? This section explores modern jet mechanics and aircraft operations and components.
Flying High: The Aircraft Quiz
How much do you know about aircraft? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Do drone pilots train on video games?
Drone pilots have to learn to fly drones somehow. Find out if drone pilots train using video games at HowStuffWorks. See more »
What's the world's fastest UAV?
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an unmanned aerial vehicle traveling faster than the speed of sound! Learn about the world's fastest UAV. See more »
How Drones Work
Drones are now an ever-present part of our world. Learn more about drones at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Why do you have to turn your phone on at airport security?
There are a lot of stipulations for air travel nowadays. Learn why the TSA requires that you turn your phone on at HowStuffWorks. See more »
How Skywriting Works
Writing a message in the sky requires a steady everything. Find out how skywriting pilots execute these aerial messages at HowStuffWorks. See more »
Should black box data be stored in the cloud?
Does the black box need a 21st-century update? And, if so, is cloud storage for black box data a good solution? Find out at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »
10 Unsolved Airplane Mysteries
Since 1948, more than 100 aircraft have gone missing while aloft and never been found. Here are 10 unsolved airline mysteries from HowStuffWorks. See more »
How can a plane land at the wrong airport?
Yep, sometimes planes land at the wrong airport, and the consequences can include red-faced pilots, inconvenienced passengers and damaged airfields. See more »
10 Non-murderous Things Drones Do Every Day
We always hear about the military strikes, but drones do all kinds of harmless -- even helpful -- work. Find out about non-murderous uses for drones. See more »
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