Gliders utilize a combination of gravity and air currents to stay in the air. Lift, drag and thrust are also important to the gilder's ability to fly smoothly for hours after a motorized plane has towed and released them... More » Vehicles Airplanes & Helicopters

Sugar gliders are native to Australia and New Guinea. They live in forested areas, and they are named for their ability to leap and glide from tree to tree. Their gliding ability is derived from a flap of skin that conne... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marsupials

A sugar glider is a small, furry marsupial that has flaps of skin that allow it to glide. It is known to science as Petaurus breviceps and is native to Australia. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Monkeys

In the United States, all commercial planes begin with the letter "N"; a series of unique five-digit numbers follows, and the combination forms a unique registration number. Military aircraft have a slightly different re... More » Vehicles Airplanes & Helicopters

NASA states that small planes can fly up to about 350 mph, while subsonic planes, which include the jets that carry the majority of air traffic passengers, fly from about 350 to 750 mph, as of 2014. Supersonic planes can... More »

It's estimated that there are around 5,000 planes in the air over the United States at any given time. There are probably a couple of thousand more airplanes flying in other parts of the world, and about 500,000 people a... More »

The Reno Air Race is an annual air show with planes and pilots racing, doing stunts and performing acrobatics. The Reno Air Races have been held each year since 1964. More » Vehicles Airplanes & Helicopters