Category Archives: aviation

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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F-22 Raptor airshow

2014 Arctic Thunder Open House at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Monday fave

U-2 spy plane landing at Beale AFB after flying a mission at 70,000 feet. More about the USAF U-2 chase cars here.

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Humvees airdrop

The operation is never 100% successful.

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Wednesday fave

A380 emergency evacuation test Airbus successfully completed the passenger evacuation trial on development A380 MSN7, paving the way for the Authorities to certify the aircraft in time for delivery by the end of 2006. During the trial, all of the … Continue reading

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Versatility of the B-52 bomber

The legendary B-52 can carry smart bombs, laser-guided bombs, mines, even nuclear missiles–a total of 70,000 pounds of weaponry at a time.

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The mighty B-52 bomber

A historical look at the 60-year-old bomber which has become the backbone of the US military.

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Building the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

British Airways has welcomed the arrival of our first 787-9 Dreamliner. This time-lapse video takes you behind the scenes at Boeing’s factory where the aircraft is expertly built. The 787-9 is 20ft longer than its 787-8 predecessor, making room for … Continue reading

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