Category Archives: aviation

Airbus A400M combat climb takeoff

The A400 pilots impress with the steep combat-like takeoff at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017.

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Cattle muster

Herding cattle by whatever means possible in the Australian outback. Motley Crüe provides the appropriate soundtrack. [4:53]

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Fire suppression test

Full fire suppression test of foam fire equipment at new helicopter maintenance training facility. Mute the sound and/or skip ahead. [5:27]

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Challenging landing

A landing conducted by a Prism Defence Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer during development of Ship Helicopter Operating Limits for the Lynx Mark 90B helicopter onboard the KNUD RASMUSSEN class Offshore Patrol Vessel. Prism Defence was formed in 2004, … Continue reading

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RAF Typhoons out for a spin

These two RAF Typhoons were a fantastic treat on this late summer visit to the loop. Great to see them in such close formation through the North Wales low fly structure.

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Canadian water bomber

Plane gets low for another charge of water and then drops it where it’s needed.

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Drone usage at rally race

We used the DJI Inspire 2 (drone?) with the X5S (camera?) and the Phantom 4 Pro (camera?) to film (film?) one of the most exciting rallies of the season. Rally Finland is all about speed, jumps and narrow forest roads. … Continue reading

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The Future Soldier

Governments are spending more than ever before on Defense budgets today, which provides an enormous incentive to solve problems that troops currently face. TIKAD, the Future Soldier, saves lives by replacing boots on the ground. Duke Robotics will work with … Continue reading

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Jet-powered wingsuit flight

It’s always been a dream taking my wingsuit flying a step further, by adding jet engines. Last week that dream finally became a reality, when I jumped from a hot air balloon with 80 kg thrust strapped to my legs … Continue reading

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Blue Angels at Oshkosh Air Show

From last July. Sometimes there are 4 Angels, or 5 Angels, or 6. Then there are only 4. Two of them must be stealth. [4:12]

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Aircraft fly-by

Here’s the first of Steven Hinton’s 3 hot laps at the Reno National Championship Air Races Pylon Racing School June 17 2016. The sound of a perfectly tuned racing engine. Old vs. new: Incredible unrestricted take off of an F15 … Continue reading

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B-1B Bomber afterburner and condensation blanket

It’s all burners and cloud blankets of condensation as a B-1B beats up the field at EAA AirVenture 2017 on 26 July 2017, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Scary crosswind landings

Some airline pilots have the chops to land a large aircraft in a crosswind. While the passengers are screaming behind the cockpit door, the pilot is white-knuckling the controls, bringing the beast in almost perpendicular to the runway, until the … Continue reading

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Helicopter crash – fave

While erecting a seven story high structure to be used as a Christmas tree, the helicopter’s rotor struck a cable causing the aircraft to crash to the ground. The pilot was helped from the wreckage. He sustained only minor injuries.

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One lucky chicken

This chicken flies!

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Helicopter lands in Berlin neighborhood

Pilot probably had to go to the toilet.

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