Drawing a Dreamliner

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Here you can watch as the 737 MAX 9 and the 787-10 are flown in a synchronized aerial ballet that is one of a kind.  On the ground each of these planes is large, but when you see them flying next to each other that close in the air you can really appreciate the massive … Continued

To the Edge of Space

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Complete in full 360° glory!  Some crazy Russians (might not actually be Russians, but rather great Capitalists!) have attached a Samsung Gear 360 camera to the tail of a MiG as it flew into the stratosphere at speeds approaching Mach 2.  I will say, traveling at supersonic speeds is one of my all time dreams, … Continued

Stub Stumbler

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Are you ready kids?! I can’t hear you! Are you ready?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Re-creating Top Gun

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There’s a scene in Top Gun where the jets are inverted and pictures are taken.  Naturally, it was a hit scene and people wanted to re-create it in real life.  Using the help of the Patriots Jet Team, photographer Blair Bunting fulfilled that goal. I think it’s super dangerous, but, let’s be honest, so are … Continued

Super Slow Model Airplanes

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Watch this video, it’s pretty cool, and shows you some of the niches that hobbies have Joshua Finn makes F1D model airplanes.  These planes can fly for up to 30 minutes on the winding of a single rubber band.  You know the these guys are serious when they start to describe the uniqueness of different … Continued

Aerial Aerobatics

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I meant to post this in conjunction with this morning’s post about the air show, but I forgot.  Here are 8 different aerial combat maneuvers as carried out by a typical fighter jet. The Kulbit looks like a loop, and Kvochur’s Bell looks like a stall. Unfortunately, due to the pictograph, I would have to … Continued

A Circle Plane?

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Yes, you read that right, and your eyes aren’t lying to you, the people over at Flite Test have decided to make a circle plane, or tubular plane.  Basically, a plane with it’s wings arced up into each other to form a circle.  It looks ridiculously unstable, at first that is. First the started small, … Continued

Actual History Tuesday – The Red Baron

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Building on the post from this morning, we’re going to zoom 3 years into the future of the past.  Today marks the Manfred von Richthofen, better known as The Red Baron. In case you need a refresher on World War I air history, here it is: The First World War was naturally, the first time aircraft … Continued

First Person Flying

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Well, not entirely, but it’s still cool to see the inside of a WW2 Mosquito.  In other words, did you know there’s an entire subreddit dedicated to World War II airplanes.  It’s called /r/WWIIplanes, it’s pretty ace.{reddit}

The Thunderbirds

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Blair Bunting Flies with the Thunderbirds from Jaron Schneider on Vimeo. I love the Air Force, and all things military aviation.  I’ve seen The Thunderbirds twice, and The Blue Angels once.  Watching those pilots fly those planes at near super-sonic speeds inches from each other is damn impressive.  To be given the ability to go … Continued