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Wingsuit Through Hole

Wingsuit Through Hole

We’ve seen wingsuit flights through narrow gaps, but none narrower than this one. Uli Emanuele successfully zipped through a hole that’s just over 6ft. wide between two rock formations. Even fellow BASE jumpers knew it was madness.

Glowing Wingsuit Flight

Glowing Wingsuit Flight

Aerial athlete Roberta Mancino jumps from a helicopter over Panama City at night donning a special wingsuit loaded with white LEDs, making the flyer herself as much of a spectacle as the view beneath her.

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The Transforming Drone

The Transforming Drone

NASA’s experimental Greased Lightning GL-10 is one of the coolest drone designs we’ve seen. The unmanned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft is propelled by 10 engines, and has a giant wing that rotates in flight to propel it forward.

Formation Hangar Fly-Through

Formation Hangar Fly-Through

Red Bull Air Race pilots Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones pulled one of the most epic feats of flying skill ever, as the two flew their stunt planes side-by-side through a hangar just 24 feet high, their wheels just 3 feet from the ground.

Her First Aerobatic Flight

Her First Aerobatic Flight

A stunt pilot takes his 4-year-old daughter Léa along for her first ever aerobatic flight. We love how her mood goes from non-plussed on take-off to pure elation as the plane flips and rolls, and at no point does she seem afraid at all.

2015 Parrot MiniDrones

2015 Parrot MiniDrones

Parrot’s new MiniDrones include an aerial toy with a hydrofoil attachment, two new jumping and rolling toys and two other aerial toys. All but one of them will support live video streaming to the mobile R/C app. More here.

F-18 Low-level Flight

F-18 Low-level Flight

Awe-inspiring footage captured from the F-18 fighter jet cockpits of The Pukin Dogs of U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-143 as they skim along close to the ground, mountain tops and water, pulling dizzying rolls along the way.

Edge of Space Fighter Jet Flight

Edge of Space Fighter Jet Flight

Fly to up to 14 miles in altitude, and see the Earth’s curvature on MiGFlug’s unique 50-minute tour. You’ll ride in the company’s MiG-29 Fulcrum jet and experience air speeds of up to Mach 2 (~1520mph).

B-Unstoppable Tank Quadcopter

B-Unstoppable Tank Quadcopter

From the makers of the B car quadcopter comes a flying all-terrain toy. The B-Unstoppable has separate coreless DC motors for its rotors and its caterpillar tracks. It comes with a 2.4Ghz transmitter and lasts around 9-18min per charge.

Longest Hoverboard Flight

Longest Hoverboard Flight

While it doesn’t really work like the hoverboards in Back to the Future II, we’re still impressed by Alexandru Duru’s record-breaking flight, during which he stayed airborne on his hovering platform above the water for more than 900 feet.

Jetman Dubai: Young Feathers

Jetman Dubai: Young Feathers

XDubai confirms its teaser: we now have multiple Jetmen. Watch the original Jetman Yves Rossy flying over Dubai with his protégé, skydiving and BASE jumping expert Vincent Reffet. We can’t wait to see their next film.

Quadcopter Tricks

Quadcopter Tricks

If you loved the twitchy remote-controlled helicopter, check out this equally amazing video by YouTuber quadmovr and his custom-built quadcopter. The tiny rotors make it sound like the toy itself is having fun. Woooo!

DJI Phantom 3

DJI Phantom 3

The latest version of the best-selling consumer drone streams live 720p video to your phone, tablet or to YouTube from up to 1.2mi away. Its new remote control has a return home button. Available with a 12MP 1080p or 4K camera.

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Kid vs. Kite

Kid vs. Kite

YouTuber DJ Spillz shared this video of a kid chasing a Revolution sport kite. The advanced kite offers precise control of its speed, direction, angl– nah. The kite is alive. It’s the only explanation that makes sense.

Wingsuit Battering Ram

Wingsuit Battering Ram

Wingsuit flyer Sebastian Alvarez just gets more and more daring. His latest stunt had him smashing head first into what appears to be a small styrofoam board, which was held aloft by two of his bravest buddies on top of a mountain.

Space Shuttle Endeavour over LA

Space Shuttle Endeavour over LA

This video taken from one of the Endeavour’s F/A-18 escorts shows the shuttle flying over some of Los Angeles’ landmarks before touching down at LAX for its 2013 parade. You can visit her at the California Space Center.

Powered Paraglider POV

Powered Paraglider POV

YouTuber Tucker Gott reminds us that we don’t need to wait for jetpacks to arrive, because we already have powered paragliders. Strapping a huge ass propeller and a motor on our backs might seem insane, until you remember Jetman.

How to Get to the Space Station

How to Get to the Space Station

In the first part of Smarter Every Day’s space series, Destin talks to astronauts Scott Kelly and Greg Wiseman to give us an idea of how the Soyuz spacecraft works and how it docks with the International Space Station.

Aerobatics with Friends

Aerobatics with Friends

YouTuber Sebb Stratta is training to be an aerobatic pilot at Take Flight Aviation. He’s also a good friend. Here he is alternately delighting and frightening the crap out of his friends on a Slingsby T67 Firefly.

Airplane Remix

Airplane Remix

EDM duo Mashd N Kutcher got bored while waiting for their plane to leave. So they fired up their equipment and their imagination and made a stereotypical dance track using the sounds around them.

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Eagle Over Dubai POV

Eagle Over Dubai POV

An imperial eagle named Darshan descended over 2,700ft. from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, while taking cues from his trainer on the ground. The feat was set up to raise awareness on endangered birds of prey.

Furious 7: C-130 Drop

Furious 7: C-130 Drop

It turns out the crew of Furious 7 actually dropped cars from a cargo plane for one of the movie’s stunts. Even though they didn’t actually toss all the cars at once, it was still one heck of an undertaking, especially for the cameramen.

Awesome F18 Fighter Footage

Awesome F18 Fighter Footage

A spectacularly shot reel of 60fps HD footage of U.S. Navy air squadron VFA-27 Royal Maces F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jets in action. And this is just a teaser for the team’s full-length video That’s a Shack!, which we can’t wait to see.

Flying Snickers Pass

Flying Snickers Pass

Two fighter pilots demonstrate one of the benefits of the extreme environment inside their F/A-18F Super Hornet jet, as they take advantage of a zero-G moment to gracefully pass a candy bar from the front to the rear of the cockpit.

St. Martin Landing Slow-Mo

St. Martin Landing Slow-Mo

The international airport in Saint Martin is known for having its runway insanely close to the beach. Here, world traveler Paul Luning captured one of the landings in slow-motion, and it’s visual that’s so unreal that you’d think it was a VFX shot.

GoPro: Wingsuit over Walenstadt

GoPro: Wingsuit over Walenstadt

GoPro shares this exhilarating video of Brandon Mikesell zipping over the mountains of Walenstadt, Switzerland on his wingsuit. The song is Koto by Odesza. Brandon has a raw video of another run over the same line here.

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