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Watch seven jets landing in perfect formation
SubmittedThey may not have the cool F-16s of the US Air Force's Thunderbirds or the ultra-cool Northrop F-5E Tiger II of the Patroullie Suisse, but the Spanish Air Force's Patrulla Águila (Eagle Patrol) can do some cool tricks too. Here they are landing in formation. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...
31 Air Traffic Control Towers With Surprising Charm
SubmittedThe air traffic control tower is the most important part of any airport, yet it's also the most unacknowledged. Fliers seldom stop to admire their ethereal beauty and futuristic silhouettes. We're missing out: These towers are fascinating architectural specimens. (gizmodo.com) More...
Planes Are Finally Making Logical Descents Into American Runways
SubmittedPlanes flying into Houston are burning less fuel and making less noise than before, thanks to an FAA project implemented this month. Instead of the conventional descent—leveling out between drops in altitude—pilots will follow a steady path to the ground with the engine throttle near idle. (www.wired.com) More...
Watch These Jetmen Fly Wing-to-Wing With an Airbus A380 Above Dubai
SubmittedWell, this is insane. In this video, Jetman pilots Yves Rossy and his protegeVince Reffet fly wing-to-wing with an Airbus A380, the world’s largest airliner. It’s incredible. (gizmodo.com) More...
Watch Airbus' mad stunt with $1.5 billion worth of airplanes
SubmittedI have to give kudos to Airbus for having the guts to do this using five test A350-900 XWB airplanes, its newest wide-body airliner. I know the stunt was well calculated and the pilots—all of them ex-military aviators—knew exactly what they were doing, but the entire thing still looks reckless. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...
Video: A day in the life of an airport
SubmittedHere’s a time lapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of airplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful. (sploid.gizmodo.com) More...
This Plane Came Ridiculously Close To Landing On Top Of A Sunbather
SubmittedThis is the incredible moment a plane came within inches of landing on a man sunbathing on a beach in Germany. (www.youtube.com) More...
(Video) Houston's Soaring Innovator (FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker CNBC Interview)
SubmittedFlightAware CEO Daniel Baker discusses Houston's hot economy, and how his company is earning profits. FlightAware provides flight tracking in 45 countries. (video.cnbc.com) More...
F-16s Are Even More Awesome from the Inside
SubmittedGoose only wishes he had moves like these. This stunning dash cam footage from an F-16 attached to the 51st Wing captured some intense aerial action at the recent Red Flag-Alaska exercises—including mid-air refuelings, targeted bomb strikes, low-altitude flybys, and even a cameo appearance by a B-2 stealth bomber. (gizmodo.com) More...
Watch Five Hours of Commercial Jet Flyovers Timelapsed Down Into Thirty Crowded Seconds
SubmittedWhat?! Is that a squadron of commercial airliners?! Not quite, but through the magic of editing, it sure looks like it. With the help of Adobe Premier, Cy Kuckenbaker took five hours of plane landings on Black Friday and condensed them down into just thirty seconds using composite and timelapse techniques like the ones seen in Empty America (gizmodo.com) More...
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