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Flying an Airbus Indoors

Flying an Airbus Indoors

You can’t fly a real jet plane indoors, but watch Martin Müller’s 1:22 scale R/C model of the Airbus A310-200, flown impeccably around this German airshow a few years back. Its inflatable fuselage gives it that dreamy feel as it flies.

Volcano Drone POV 2

Volcano Drone POV 2

Good Morning America and DJI used the Inspire 1 drone to stream live footage of Bardarbunga, an active volcano in Iceland. The reporter blabbered all through out, but to be fair she seemed genuinely amazed at what they were doing.

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Candy Delivery Drone

Candy Delivery Drone

An autonomous drone delivers a chocolate bar across Hong Kong. YouTuber Sky Frog explains that it wasn’t a simple process. Read his guide on the video’s description to find out how complicated it actually was.

AirBoard

AirBoard

At just 70″ long, the AirBoard aims to be a flying Segway, offering personal transportation on a quadcopter style flying platform. A safe flying mode will limit flying to just five feet off the ground. Fundraising soon on Indiegogo.

Red Bull Air Race: Pylon Hits

Red Bull Air Race: Pylon Hits

When you’re flying around in a stunt plane during an air race, you’re not supposed to hit the pylons. But that doesn’t mean it’s not part of the fun for spectators. Here are a few of the best pylon hits from the Red Bull Air Race season.

Testing High-speed Comms

Testing High-speed Comms

The Bloodhound SSC team is building a car that can go 1000mph. Along the way, they had to test out the communication system and make sure it will work at high speeds. We think it was just an excuse to play with Jaguars, a helicopter and a jet.

Flying Five Jumbo Jets in Formation

Flying Five Jumbo Jets in Formation

We’ve seen how the Airbus A350 jumbo jet is made. Now watch in awe, as the French aircraft maker shows off the agility of their massive widebodied jetliners by flying five of them in a synchronized drill. Skip to 3:35 for the action.

Jetman Aerobatic Formation

Jetman Aerobatic Formation

Real life Rocketeer Yves Rossy danced in the skies of Dubai with aerobatics champion Veres Zoltán. The surprise at the end and XDubai’s tease that “the best is yet to come” makes us hopeful that there will be more videos.

Bonzai Wingsuit POV Flight

Bonzai Wingsuit POV Flight

Wingsuit expert Darren Burke takes us on a smooth, yet thrilling flight as he comes perilously close to the ground and treetops beneath him. We’d love to see this first hand, but don’t possess the balls to do it.

Jumbo Jet Agility Demo

Jumbo Jet Agility Demo

If you’ve ever flown on a jumbo jet and worried about the plane taking a steep angle or bank, this video should put your mind at ease – as test pilots show off just what the 280 passenger Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is capable of. More here.

DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter

DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter

A step above the Phantom, the Inspire 1 comes with a detachable 12MP f/2.8 camera with a Sony EXMOR 1/2.3” CMOS sensor, which can take 4K 2160p/25fps and 1080p/60fps video and is attached to a gimbal for 360º rotation.

Hydrogen Peroxide Helicopter

Hydrogen Peroxide Helicopter

This one-man helicopter is powered by hydrogen peroxide gas rockets attached to the tips of its rotors. While we’re guessing it’s not the safest aircraft ever made, we’re duly impressed that it gets off the ground at all.

Human-Powered Flight

Human-Powered Flight

These guys in Korea must have legs of steel to be able to pedal hard enough to get airborne in their wide-winged flyers. Though at times, this crash-filled competition reminded too much us of the Red Bull Flugtag.

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Land Rover: Trip to Space Giveaway

Land Rover: Trip to Space Giveaway

Show Land Rover a photo or video that represents what adventure means to you for a chance to win a training course and trip to space on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two for yourself and three of your loved ones.

Fly Like an Eagle

Fly Like an Eagle

Unless you have the balls to wear a wingsuit, you may never get your wish to soar like an eagle. Here’s the next best thing – a video shot from the POV of a golden eagle as it flies over the Altai Mountains of Mongolia.

Warbird Pilot: Behind the Visor

Warbird Pilot: Behind the Visor

Rob W. Scribner’s short profile of John-Curtiss Paul, an air racer and warbird pilot. John flies and maintains legacy aircraft for the Warhawk Air Museum, a job that he’s well aware is a privilege, albeit a risky one.

Alpine Stunt Flying

Alpine Stunt Flying

Red Bull Air Force stunt pilot Hannes Arch knows how to make an entrance, taking off for his daredevil flight through the Austrian Alps from one of its awe-inspiring highways. The flying after he gets off the ground ain’t bad either.

Avalanche Line Wingsuit POV

Avalanche Line Wingsuit POV

Scotty Bob shares one of his latest death-defying wingsuit adventures. This time he skimmed over a mountain and whizzed past a narrow opening among trees. Or whatever those green things are that YouTube seems to have censored.

F16 over Greenland

F16 over Greenland

A strangely relaxing POV video captured from the cockpit of an F16 fighter jet as it does low-level runs over the diverse and beautiful terrain of Greenland. We’re pretty sure that without the music it would be more intense.

Airplane Fireworks

Airplane Fireworks

The guys from the Twister Aerobatics Team have a really neat trick up their sleeves. Not only do they perform dizzying tandem flips, turns and barrel rolls, they shoot fireworks from the wings of their stunt planes. Truly awesome.

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Low-Level Fighter Training

Low-Level Fighter Training

Fly along with a U.S. Navy pilot in an F/A-18F Super Hornet for some dizzying POV footage as his fighter jet conducts a low-altitude training run, starting over the Pacific Ocean then flying over Northern California and Oregon.

Airport Near Miss

Airport Near Miss

Three airplane videos went viral this weekend, the most dramatic of them being this nearly catastrophic screw up. A Boeing 767-300 about to land at an airport in Barcelona almost collided with an Airbus A340 crossing the runway.

Fulcrum Drivers II

Fulcrum Drivers II

POV and on board clips from Polish Air Force pilots in MiG-29 fighters. Watch them practice formations, engage in mock dogfights and even fire a missile. The song is The Glitch Mob’s We Can Make the World Stop. Part 1 here.

AirDog Auto-Follow Drone

AirDog Auto-Follow Drone

The AirDog is a quadcopter that can automatically follow and film a moving subject, thanks to its wearable tracker and remote control. It can also be controlled manually. Works with GoPro Hero 3/3+ cameras.

Team BlackSheep: Dubai

Team BlackSheep: Dubai

Team BlackSheep shares its awesome footage of the luxurious city of Dubai, taken with the group’s Discovery Pro quadcopter. They became the first to fly a UAV over the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab.

Parrot AR.Drone 3 (Preview)

Parrot AR.Drone 3 (Preview)

The AR.Drone 3.0 – check it at 1:00 – aka Bebop uses software stabilization instead of a gimbal for less weight. It has a 14mp camera, a removable battery, GPS, a range extender/joystick accessory and Oculus Rift support.

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