Archive for the 'Aviation' Category

Two Amazing FPV RC Videos

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

First person view [explanation] remote control piloting in Brazil (don’t miss the end!):

and NYC (arrests: none):

This is not a dream

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

[direct link] Real wingsuit flying, gliding through a gorge in Switzerland.

Airbus 380 cockpit zooming panorama

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

360 degrees: http://www.gillesvidal.com/blogpano/cockpit1.htm

DC-3 Dakota Wingtip Desk

Sunday, May 4th, 2008


AvionArt has a desk made from a salvaged and restored DC-3 Dakota Wingtip (click image for big, big pic). If you have to ask, yeah – you probably can’t afford it, but we’ve seen it priced variously at $20,000 and €20,000.

Gossip on the Wing

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

PPRuNe Forums – Professional Pilots Rumour Network is an aviation board for airline pilots. You’ll find not only interesting tidbits about the industry but some rather harrowing gossip about all the things that can and do go wrong aboard commercial airliners.

Fantastic Flyboy Story

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Irish Luck – Surviving Partial Ejection from A-6 Aircraft, is the incredible story of bombardier/navigator Lt. Keith Gallagher who managed to land his jet on an aircraft carrier while stuck halfway outside the canopy.

Goose kills Hawk

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

A Canadian goose is sucked in by an Airforce Hawk jet trainer during a NATO flight school training session, forcing the pilot and student to eject and destroying the aircraft – all captured on video. Download a .wmv file here, or view the google video version.

Here’s an official crash report (with “after” photo).

See the Boom!

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Photos (and a video clip) of jets breaking the sound barrier.

Flight Site’s Top Sights

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

The most popular photos of all time from the airliners.net database of nearly a million aviation photos, like this one (click for larger view):

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See also, most popular images from the: last 365 days | last 180 days | last 30 days | last 7 days | last 48 hours | last 24 hours. Or have a look at the Editors’ Choice of best photos.

Saved by a Leatherman

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

“This is the actual first-person account of a U.S. Forest Service employee who was a passenger in a Hiller 12E helicopter when the collective control linkage became disconnected at the rotor hub and the aircraft started an uncontrollable climb. The passenger climbed out of the airborne helo, managed to reconnect the linkage using the awl of a Leatherman Tool, and held the makeshift repair in place until the chopper could land safety”.

Spy Photos that Made History

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Historic surveillance images presented as a part of Nova’s Spies That Fly special. The timeline of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) is also cool.

The Kittays can JUMP!

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

The Kittays can JUMP!” href=”http://www.bruneistudent.com/board/blog/omfgwtf/index.php?cmd=showentry&eid=34″>Fun with flying felines..

ConvAIRCAR flying car

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

AircarThe short story (from 1000aircraftphotos.com); more complete info.

See also the Gallery Of “Modular” Flying Cars, and this page of flying car links.

Cri-Cri plane

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Link: Cri-Cri plane, the world smallest twin engine aircraft. Information page here and videos here.

*Try* to Line Up With the Runway

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Landing Mishaps” and lots more at Unusual Aviation Pictures.

tail fire

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Tailfire

The oops list

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Link: The oops list.

Photos of aviation, military, etc. mishaps.

oy vey!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Oyvey