Category Archives: aviation

Tree decorating drone

FlightLight is a drone which will gladly fly around your bare Christmas tree and string the lights for you.

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Airbus A400M seems to defy physics

The A400M makes a terrific roll. Military cargo plane goes almost inverted during banking maneuver at practice for the Farnborough 2014 International Airshow.

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FA-18 vs. Mig-29

Long Saturday This training episode pits pilots flying American FA-18 fighter jets against Russian Mig-29s flown by German pilots. [20:59] YouTube link.

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Harvesting Christmas trees

Helicopters and their pilots make the job look easy. But the pilots have to be fast and they compete with other pilots’ times for their jobs. In the Pacific Northwest, lots of helicopter pilots work in the timber industry. The … Continue reading

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Helicopter kit

This helicopter is called the Mosquito. It comes in a kit. You build it yourself. It may fit in the garage, but I don’t think so. But think about it. More info, but really, buy the guy’s 2-hour DVD for … Continue reading

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P12 Jetpack

A compilation of flights of the P12 one-man flight unit (or whatever it’s called) from the past year.

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Chopper drones

Two Lockheed Martin helicopters, with help from a pair of drones, join forces to fight fires and save lives. These are being tested in Australia now and may be implemented in the US in three years.

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Jet plane’s gotta go – Thursday fave

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No more 747s at St. Maarten

747 jumbo jets will no longer be allowed at St. Maarten in the Caribbean. The runways seems to be too close to the beach. Quite possibly most people will be bummed by this. It was the only way they could … Continue reading

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Chasing a cruise missile

Video of an Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet chasing a Nirbhay cruise missile. Coordinating the launch of the missile and the fighter must be a headache.

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Flying the JB10 jetpack

JetPack Aviation CEO and Chief Test Pilot David Mayman flies the JB10 in the Principality of Monaco for the third time on October 1, 2016. Every generation of this jetpack gets better and better.

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Extreme aircraft

The Russian Tarielka and the massive Ekranoplan were showpieces of the USSR back in the cold war.

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Boeing 737-800 construction time lapse

Watch this 2 minute time lapse of the first of Jet2.com’s brand new Boeing 737-800s being built at the Boeing factory in Seattle. Jet2.com Limited is a British low-cost airline based at Leeds Bradford Airport, England.

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A-10 pilot survives missile strike

Guy tells his harrowing story of how he got hit and how he finally landed. The picture below is click bait. The plane never looked like that in the video. [4:35]

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Airlander 10 comes down hard

After mastering flying, the newest hybrid blimp and lighter than air vessel and world’s largest and longest airship has a bit of a problem landing. Cockpit gets its ceiling lowered. It’s like a crash in slow motion.

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Scooter/paraglider

Skyrider One is the first prototype of an electric scooter, which is also an electric paraglider.

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