Eric Tegler

'A Suicide Club': How WWI Pilots Pioneered the Age of Airmail

On May 15, 1918, the U.S. Post Office officially launched the age of airmail.

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Could the Future of Ultra Low Emissions Be...Diesel?

Alternative powertrains are the future, but ultra low-emission diesel engines could help us clean up our act in the meantime.

Launching To Space at a Crawl

How NASA’s massive crawler-transporters get millions of pounds of rocket to the launchpad one inch at a time.

The Air Force Turned Off GPS To Rehearse a War Without It

Red Flag 2018 is a dry run for a war without satellite navigation.

Why the 747 Is Such a Badass Plane

"The plane that's a ship. The ship that's a plane."

Why Old Blimps and Biplanes Are the Secret to Tomorrow's Drone Motherships
Almost 85 years ago, Blimps could suck in biplanes like a steampunk tractor beam. Now, the U.S. wants to create something similar—with …
Why the DC-3 Is Such a Badass Plane

Eight decades after its first flight, the DC-3 remains an aviation legend.

A 1930s-Era Plane Is Making the Reaper Drone Even Deadlier. Here's How.

When the Air Force needed a do-anything workhorse to test a new UAV sensor pod, it looked to the past.

Hypoxia Threatens Navy and Air Force Pilots, and the Threat Is Growing

Turns out flying pilots at high altitudes is still biologically tricky.

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Trump's Vision for Air Traffic Control Could Cut Taxes But Raise Ticket Prices

Privatizing air traffic control is an idea that's been floated before, and whether it's a good idea depends on who you ask.

We Drive the JLTV, the Humvee's Successor

The stronger, faster, and much safer replacement for the popular but vulnerable Humvee is finally here. And we got to drive it.

Why the C-130 Is Such a Badass Plane

It's the go-anywhere, do-anything flyer that's much more than a jack of all trades.

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Replacing the World's Largest Jet Engine at 40-Below

When a SWISS airliner was stranded in a northern Canadian territory in the dead of winter, engineers had to find a way to fix it.

The 15 Most Important Helicopters of All Time

Airplanes rules the skies, but helicopters tackle the most versatile, and often, most dangerous tasks.

Our Invisible Data Highway Is a Congested Mess

The U.S. government is opening up prime spectrum for commercial use, but where does that leave the government?

Meet the Ex-Navy SEAL Who Trained the Actors of History Channel's 'Six'

History's new show about SEAL Team Six begins Wednesday, January 18.

Why the F/A-18 Is Such a Badass Plane

The 35-year odyssey of the mighty Hornet.

Boeing's New Training Jet Looks a Little Like the F/A-18

The latest competitor in the T-X program to make the Air Force a new training jet flew this week.

Why the A-10 Warthog Is Such a Badass Plane

How a slow, simple airplane became an icon.

Implants Can Overcome Spinal Injury in Monkeys. Are Humans Next?

Why neurological chips in humans are a long way off—if ever.

How Simulated Race Cars Got So Good

iRacing takes a meticulous approach to recreating vehicles, but real replication remains just out of reach.

An American Team Just Began the World's Most Punishing Motorcycle Race

A century-old race tests riders' mental and physical fortitude for six days straight.

Texas May Become a Testing Ground for Defending the Grid From EMPs

Electromagnetic pulse weapons might be rare, but The Lone Star State is starting to take them seriously.

China Wants to Launch Fighters Just Like the U.S. Navy

Here's what that could mean for the western Pacific.

Why DARPA Needs AI to Defeat Enemy Radar

The old countermeasures just aren't cutting it anymore.