Ricky_Relentless_WaterSportsAfter 35 years in development, the world’s consumer jetpack, dubbed Martin Jetpack, will be on sale next year.

Next month, Australia-listed Martin Aircraft Co. will begin manufacturing its carbon-fiber, petrol-powered aircraft that can reach heights of 3,000 feet and speeds up to 46 miles per hour.

The machine was invented in New Zealand by Glenn Martin in 1980s. By 1986, Martin had built a prototype of his jetpack in his garage. He wanted to make a device that could lift a solidly built guy and then stay airborne for as longer as possible.

Martin Aircraft Co. has signed preliminary agreements with several companies, including Dubai Civil Defense department. More »

800px-Handcuffs01_2008-07-27A U.S.-registered cargo jet was impounded in Zimbabwe after blood was seen dripping from the plane and a dead body and cash were later discovered on board, authorities said.

It was reported that the Boeing MD11 trijet cargo plane, owned by Florida-based Western Global Airlines, that was traveling from Germany to South Africa “with millions of rands” on board. At today’s exchange rate, 1 million rand is worth approximately $62,500. More »

Beautiful_LandscapeA 40-year pilot from San Francisco has captured the southern states in a way you have never seen before. An array of scenery as well as man-made landscapes look remarkably impressive when photographed from above.

These stunning aerial photographs were taken by Jassen Todorov who spent three weeks flying in a 1976 Piper Warrior plane across the southern U.S. including Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. More »

Lose_weight_now (1)An Orange County, California man claims American Airlines almost kicked him off because he weighs a few more pounds.

Chris Shelley, a retired marine,  said he is outraged by the way he was treated after another passenger complained that he was too fat for his seat.

Shelley says he flies more than 100,000 miles every year. The Huntington Beach engineer said his nightmare began shortly after he boarded an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Orange County last Friday. When an elderly petite woman sat in the aisle seat next to him, he noticed she was not happy that Shelley was spilling into her own upholstered personal space. She “got up and left and went towards the front of the aircraft.” Shelley was approached by “a young gentleman” in a vest with an American Airlines emblem on it.

Shelley was shoked when the airline employee told him to gather his personal belongings and leave the plane with no explanation other than “anyone two inches over the seat can’t sit in the aircraft”. Shelley convinced the employee to ask the elderly woman if she would switch seats with someone. The woman agreed and then he was able to reboard the plane and return to his seat.

“The worst part”, according to Shelley, was that he was treated as “criminal.” Not only a criminal but a “fat criminal.”

American Airlines sent two apology emails and Ross Feinstein, a company spokesperson said that the airline has launched an investigation.

800px-FEMA_-_37752_-_Residents_at_the_airport_preparing_to_leave_LouisianaA new X-ray scanner that uses 3D-imaging and can identify precisely what material an object is made of, is being developed for use in airport security. The technology could revolutionize airport security by making it easier to spot weapons and explosives inside bags. The new X-ray scanning technology could eliminate physical bag searches and speed up screening.

The scanner is being developed by a team of scientists from Nottingham Trent University and the Cranfield Forensic Institute at Cranfield University. The Halo technology uses funnel-shaped X-rays to build the image More »

800px-Sunset_above_the_cloudsInstead of windows, screens lining the cabin project images of the sky outside and the passengers would be able to enjoy “a wonderful panoramic view of the outside world” said Vik Kachoria, president of Spike Aerospace, US company that announced its plans to More »