Investment tip: Biplanes (minimize sonic booms; currently supersonic travel is prohibited because of the booms).
The first badass airplane photo in history, of an Airco DH.4 (1918)
When I parked planes at ACK, this never happened, luckily
Experimental Boeing/NASA X-48B unmanned aerial vehicle (i.e., drone). Much of the X-48 research is classified, so please don't tell anyone you saw this.
Recent attempt in Georgia to make a flying car. As Churchill said, "Never, never, never, never give up."
The first hybrid, the Taylor Aerocar (1949)
A King Air 100-- what Charlie had to land in TWICE A SPY with no piloting experience save PlayStation. I hope whoever took this photo got out of the way.
DARPA's ISIS, a 450-foot unmanned spy blimp that shoots hypersonic missiles from 12 miles up, where it can stay for 10 years, out of range of most surface-to-air or air-to-air missiles. Probably corners well, too. What will happen to conventional warbirds?
The Taliban Drone: Real or Photoshopped?
Because sometimes you need to go to eleven engines
One reason that public opinion of drones is about to improve
The base model Terrafugia flying car, out in 2014: $279,000--includes leather seats!
Skunk Works' just-announced SR-72 "Son of the Blackbird," an unmanned Mach-6 spy plane armed with hypersonic missiles. Where does this leave conventional warbirds?
Jess Dixon's Flying Automobile (1940). Didn't catch on because of insufficient hat room.
CIA's FruitFly nanobot listening device. Huge tech advance, except battery lasts only a fruit-fly-esque 18 seconds.
With a wingspan of 125 meters (exactly twice that of a 747), the forthcoming Be-2500 will be by far the biggest plane ever to fly. If it gets off the ground.
It's not a B-52 or a Blackbird, but this PBA DC-3 was my first airplane gig—as a baggage handler.
Relax, earthlings, it's just a Mikrokopter drone that I'm using for book research.
Say you happened to have a drone for your book research and your neighbor was blasting his Kevin Federline album again?
Ladybug flying 550 mph
Compare/Contrast: Economy class on a Boeing 747 today and in the late-1960s…
The Pentagon's new Argus One drone: What might its designers have been thinking about?
AR2.0 delivers a paper.
Drone in need of an oil change?
Moller's M400 flying car: It flies, gets good MPG on land and has ample legroom. Just one drawback: You're seeing the extent of its flight capability.
Crap. This just in from Pravda: the Russians have beaten us to the flying car.
A flying car, technically.
TWICE A SPY paperback art on the new Air Force RQ-195. Here's hoping the RQ-195 will be declassified soon.