Category Archives: pilots

Taking the 'p' out of 'pilots'

Danger Room uses the announcement of the “Advanced Mission Extender Device” [pictured]— a fancy pair of urine-collecting briefs for pilots — to discuss the state of mid-air defueling technology. Pilot relief isn’t just a comfort issue.  “Some pilots do permanent … Continue reading

Story: SR-71 Pilots Show Off

The SR-71 Blackbird is hands-down my favorite jet. I may have to get a copy of this book, Sled Driver by Brian Shul, from which this anecdote is excerpted. One day, high above Arizona, we were monitoring the radio traffic … Continue reading