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Ehang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle

Ehang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle

Chinese drone maker Ehang is working on an octocopter that can carry a person. In theory, you won’t need a license to ride the 184 because it pilots itself. It has a maximum altitude of about 1200ft., goes up to 60mph and lasts 23 min. per charge. Skip to 3:50.

Heater Jet RC Plane

Heater Jet RC Plane

YouTuber Samm Sheperd loves to make cheap model airplanes. One of his latest creations is a foamboard plane that flies using jet propulsion, thanks to an impeller that he took from a broken heater’s motor.

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Quadcopter Racing Through Ruins

Quadcopter Racing Through Ruins

Charpu FPV prefaces this video by saying, “No crazy tricks on this one…” But that only serves to showcase his quadcopter piloting skills. Watch him fly his QAV 210 quadcopter through an abandoned factory using the FatShark Dominator video goggles.

Stress Testing a Jumbo Jet

Stress Testing a Jumbo Jet

If you’ve ever wondered just how much stress an airplane can handle in turbulence, you’ll feel a whole lot better after you watch this test footage from Airbus as they push the wings and fuselage of their A350 XWB jet to the extreme. The water ingestion tests are amazing too.

Etihad A380 The Residence

Etihad A380 The Residence

Bryan Kelly aka The Points Guy made a name for himself by maximizing loyalty points, but he spent $32,000 to be one of the first to try Etihad Airways’ VIP trip from New York to Abu Dhabi. Here’s what he experienced. No wonder the 1% don’t want to share.

RC Plane Goes Snorkeling

RC Plane Goes Snorkeling

YouTuber MrLiftHog lost control of his remote-controlled airplane because he was temporarily blinded by the sun. The plane crashed into the sea and immediately got wrecked, but the GoPro camera attached to it kept rolling.

Water Jet Takeoffs

Water Jet Takeoffs

Check out this amazing footage of a pair of Russian Beriev Be-200 jet planes, as they each roll off of dry land and into the water to take off, each spewing forth a massive wake and scooping up water into their fire-fighting bellies as they take to the skies.

Jetman Dubai x Emirates Airlines

Jetman Dubai x Emirates Airlines

Daredevils Yves Rossy and Vincent Reffet want to remind us that while we may not have hoverboards, we do have jetpacks. Watch as the two Jetmen fly in formation with an Emirates Airlines’ Airbus A380 over Dubai. Go behind the scenes of the impressive stunt here.

Powersliding an Airplane

Powersliding an Airplane

A single-engine plane comes in for a landing in the snow, then its pilot decides to hot dog a bit by drifting his plane through the white stuff like a car doing donuts in a parking lot. Once he’s had his fill, he proceeds to take back off again. Show off.

Urban Wingsuiting

Urban Wingsuiting

While most of the wingsuit videos we’ve seen take place in the mountains, check out this awe-inspiring footage of daredevils Brandon Mikesell and Ben Verde as they fly dangerously close to hi-rise buildings along the coast of Panama City, Panama.

ProDrone Byrd

ProDrone Byrd

The Byrd drone is the first of its kind to be fully collapsible, folding into a backpack-sized package without disassembly. Its lasts up to 29min. per charge, transmits video from up to 1.2mi away and has hot-swappable camera attachments. Drops 11/15 for $950+.

Amazing Wingsuit Cameraman

Amazing Wingsuit Cameraman

Extreme athlete Graham Dickinson shared his recent wingsuit flight from France’s Le Brévent mountain not to show off, but to point out the skill of his buddy Dario Zanon, who shot this video and kept up with Graham the whole way.

Lolo Jones Goes Airborne

Lolo Jones Goes Airborne

Track star Lolo Jones is used to speed – jumping over hurdles, not doing barrel rolls. Red Bull dropped Lolo into a plane with stunt pilot Kirby Chambliss to see how she’d take to the skies. Lolo’s reactions are priceless, but Kirby’s calm demeanor is even more astounding.

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Un Stable

Un Stable

Team Xhover pilot Kevin Dougherty aka StingersSwarm shows off his ace flying skills by zigging and zagging his quadcopter through a livery stable. We’d love to see quadcopter racers recreate the Battle of Yavin.

Swarm Manned Drone

Swarm Manned Drone

In a quest to create his own backyard flying machine, one man built a crazy rig which uses a matrix of 54 drone-style rotors to lift him off the ground. As one YouTube commenter put it: “I believe we have something like this already. It’s called a helicopter.”

Superman Drone

Superman Drone

By duct-taping a Superman action figure to his Phantom 3 drone, photographer Barry Craig turned what would normally be a pretty typical bit of aerial footage into something much more. You’ll believe a man can fly!

DJI Phantom 3 Standard

DJI Phantom 3 Standard

The Phantom 3 Standard is DJI’s most affordable drone yet. It can shoot videos at up to 2704×1520 and takes 12MP stills. You can control it from up to 0.5mi away for up to 25mins, and it has a variety of automated modes.

Helicopter vs. Drift Car

Helicopter vs. Drift Car

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s latest stunt has him behind the controls of an aerobatic helicopter, hovering dangerously close to drift racer Jakub Przygoński and his 1000hp Toyota GT 86, playing a game of vehicular cat and mouse.

MiG Goes Vertical

MiG Goes Vertical

Cool footage of a Polish Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet as it lifts off from a runway, then proceeds to go straight up into the air. We can only imagine what it must be like to be in the cockpit of this impromptu rocket ship.

Insane Jumbo Jet Landing

Insane Jumbo Jet Landing

This KLM jumbo jet had to contend with strong crosswinds while landing at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. It looks funny now, like a gigantic drunk bird, but we bet the passengers and flight crew had a different opinion.

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Flying Fun Police

Flying Fun Police

While flying his quadcopter, Stephen Coyle spied a group of kids escaping through their school’s rooftops. The runts spotted his UAV and tried to hide from it. But when they ran into Stephen they asked him to post the video on YouTube.

Flying Cow

Flying Cow

Well here’s something you don’t see every day. In order to save a cow stuck at the top of a mountain with a bad hoof, a crew lifted the animal out via helicopter. We love how the cow is so nonchalant. Like, hey, this is a pretty cool view, man.

ICON A5 Takes Flight

ICON A5 Takes Flight

The Icon A5 has been popping up in prototype form for years. The compact, amphibious plane is finally headed to customers this summer. This promo features breathtaking footage of people enjoying this flying plaything for millionaires.

Blue Angels Flyover

Blue Angels Flyover

The Blue Angels did a fly-by during a recent airshow at Pensacola Beach, Florida, and gave spectators more than they bargained for, sending tents, umbrellas and anything that wasn’t tied down into the air.

Flying Snoopy IRL

Flying Snoopy IRL

As a promo stunt for the upcoming Peanuts movie, Otto Dieffenbach – the guy who made us believe a man could fly – created this impressive R/C flyer that looks just like Snoopy as he takes on the Red Baron from the roof of his doghouse.

Ski-Jump Takeoff

Ski-Jump Takeoff

Amazing footage of an F-35 Lightning II fighter jet as it takes off from an insanely short runway that works like a ski jump to angle the plane into the air. Stick around, and you’ll be treated to a vertical landing too.

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