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Wingsuit BASE Jumping

Wingsuit BASE Jumping

Short of being Fusionman, the wingsuit BASE jumpers in the video above are the closest that man will ever get to flying; it’s pretty sick stuff, especially when they buzz the camera.

Burnout Before Christmas

Burnout Before Christmas

Above: Burnout Paradise remixes “Twas the night before Christmas…” with gameplay videos of the Jansen 88 special hovering and flamin’ through the streets of Paradise City.

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Skycar Expedition

Skycar Expedition

Forget coach class: the SkyCar is a bio-fueled flying car that will go from London to Timbuktu in January 2009. Above is the next gen sport model, which will be available in 2010.

Snoopy: WWI Flying Ace

Snoopy: WWI Flying Ace

After years of rooftop piloting, Snoopy’s dreams have finally come true: we’re rooting for the little guy, as he’s got his own WWI Flying Ace game with a 2010 release date.

R/C Cyber Surfer

R/C Cyber Surfer

Think Cylon meets Silver Surfer: using two counter-rotating fans, the Cyber Surfer R/C Spaceboard is a pretty sweet flying toy; an accelerometer keeps him hanging ten instead of wiping out.

Teaser: Carrier Command

Teaser: Carrier Command

Atari ST, Amiga and C64 gamers should fondly remember Carrier Command; a new version is finally on the way and should arrive in 2009. Scope the teaser above for some juicy visuals.

Free: Dogfight 2

Free: Dogfight 2

It takes awhile to load, but Dogfight 2 is worth the wait. This freebie by Rock Solid Arcade is a beautifully rendered WW1 biplane shooter, with 25 missions and bonuses for ace flying.

Jet T-Shirt

Jet T-Shirt

This latest Jet t-shirt from Johnny Cupcakes is an update on their infamous Red Jet tee; it sports a Flying Tiger-esque fighter plane raining down (what else?) cupcakes from above.

Rocket Racing League

Rocket Racing League

Still in its experimental stages, the Rocket Racing League is a futuristic dream come true, with rocket-propelled planes racing through a closed circuit racetrack in the sky.

Video: Fusionman

Video: Fusionman

Thank God for crazy French bastards: Yves Rossy, aka “Fusionman”, crossed the English Channel yesterday with a jet-propelled wing in 10 minutes. He’s the first to do it solo.

Paper Bomber Tee

Paper Bomber Tee

Wringer Tee’s Paper Bomber t-shirt is a little bit of Love Plane and War Against Work, which is just fine by us: this light blue AA shirt sports paper airplanes going to town with paperclips.

World’s Biggest Airplanes

World’s Biggest Airplanes

Our buddies over at Dark Roasted Blend have posted The World’s Biggest Airplanes, which include everything from steampunk airships to monstrous, sky-splitting Russian planes.

Saucerbot Lightpainting

Saucerbot Lightpainting

We’re totally digging these fantastic lightpainting photos by artist Andy Hill, who makes and sells retro sci-fi Saucerbots from LED lights, leftover CDs, DVDs and hard drive platters.

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Video: Black Stealth Copter

Video: Black Stealth Copter

The Black Stealth Helicopter isn’t the first dual rotor RC copter, but at $30 it’s one of the most affordable. The 3-channel copter can moves up, down, left, right, forwards and backwards.

Draganflyer X6 UAV

Draganflyer X6 UAV

The Draganflyer X6 UAV’s three rotors seem excessive, but it’s made for surveillance: stable at 18 MPH winds with a built-in GPS, it hauls cameras and camcorders for covert shooting.

EXI 450ZL Mini Heli

EXI 450ZL Mini Heli

The EXI 450ZL Pro Version is an electric mini heli with an Alpha 400 brushless motor and 1300 mAh Li-Po battery. It comes 95% assembled, meaning nearly instant 3D acrobatics.

Video: RC Heli Fishing

Video: RC Heli Fishing

Using a radio-controlled E-Flite Blade 400, retired marine and present-day UAV consultant Dave Herbert gives a new meaning to “fly fishing” with the video above. Warning: circus music.

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