Category Archives: aviation

Pin a medal on this pilot

Superb performance by the pilot at wind speeds with gusts up to 110 km/h at Düsseldorf Airport in Germany. A lot of underpants were shat during that landing.

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Fighter jet low pass fly bys

It’s worth seeing some of these clips one more time.

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LA Speed Check

An SR-71 pilot relates a story of a special training mission he flew across the country. This would be a “booya!” if the word existed back then. [5:07]

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Aerobatic helicopter

Chuck Aaron {with killer steampunk mustache} defies physics as he takes to the skies in the Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter. Loops, barrel rolls, and death defying maneuvers are all in a days flight for this world class helicopter pilot.

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Fetching Omnicopter

The multirotor vehicle used in the demonstration is an omni-directional eight-rotor vehicle. Its unique actuator configuration gives it full force and torque authority in all three dimensions, allowing it to fly novel maneuvers. Fetch me a beer.

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Assembling a Rolls-Royce jet engine

It takes more than 20,000 components perfectly fitted together to build the world’s most efficient aero engine, the Trent XWB. See how it is done at our Trent XWB assembly line in Dahlewitz, Germany. Engine costs $35M.

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Discovery Wings – Red October

A fantastic documentary with a huge in-depth look at the modern world of dog-fighting. Follows War games between Russian Mig 29s and Navy FA 18s. [42:05] Video link.

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Helicopter door gunner vs. drone

Video shows a helicopter door gunner shooting down a drone with his machine gun in mid-air during target practice.

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Airplane landing suspensions

Fascinating to see how the undercarriage copes with being thumped into the ground. Closeups of the action on a day of strong winds at about 45 degrees to the runway direction.

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Dillon Aero M134D Minigun demo

Of course, AC/DC is there to back it up. [4:19]

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Wingsuit flyers base jump into a plane

French wingsuit flyers recently completed an unbelievable stunt following a B.A.S.E. jump from the top of the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland. Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet, known as the Soul Flyers, caught up with and flew into a plane in … Continue reading

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Dream Chaser free flight test 2017

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft had a successful free-flight test on November 11, 2017 at Edwards Air Force Base, with support of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. No affiliation with the brewery of similarly named mountains and Torpedoes. More … Continue reading

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Autonomous weapons

Watch a clip from the movie made by campaigners to ban the development of autonomous weapons. The short, disturbing film is the latest attempt by campaigners and concerned scientists to highlight the dangers of developing autonomous weapons that can find, … Continue reading

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New jet flight record

Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot of British tech company Gravity Industries has soared into the record books with the brand new Guinness World Records title for the Fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine powered suit. I don’t … Continue reading

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The biggest propeller plane in the world

Antonov AN-22 pays a vist to the airport in Oostende, Belgium. [4:32]

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Boeing 777 wing test

This Boeing 777 wing was tested to destruction, finally breaking at one fifty four percent of the designed limit load.

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