Airplanes

Flying in Indonesia Isn't Nearly as Frightening as Riding Its Ferries
Flight 8501 is only the most visible example of a dangerous national transit system
January 11, 2015

"We’re talking about the equivalent of a jumbo jet crash every week."

Russian Jets Are Flying Under the Radar and Endangering Civilian Airplanes
January 11, 2015

An alarming number of Russian military planes are flying through international airspace with their transponders turned off.

The Hopeful, Anxious Mood the Day Before Charles Lindbergh's Historic Trans-Atlantic Flight
December 05, 2014

Several men had died before Lucky Lindy made it alone from New York to Paris. No one knew he would make it, either. 

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Is Still Missing. You Secretly Hope It Stays That Way.
March 14, 2014

It took a missing airplane—one of man's greatest technological innovations—to remind us that there's still some mystery left to humanity.

Dear FCC, Please Don't Let Me Use My Phone on Airplanes
November 22, 2013

The unique peace of flying is about to be shattered by the inane chatter of your fellow travelers.

Two Maps That Show How Big the US Airways–American Merger Is
November 13, 2013

These two maps show the combined domestic and international flight routes for American Airlines and US Airways.