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Rally Helicopter Skills

Rally Helicopter Skills

Helicopter fly-overs provide one of the coolest perspectives on rally races. In this clip, the chopper pilot demonstrates his impressive flying abilities, keeping up with every move of the drivers below. More footage here.

Insane R/C Copter Skills 2

Insane R/C Copter Skills 2

YouTuber Tareq Alsaadi demonstrates his upgraded Goblin 770 RC helicopter by showing off his piloting skills. Watch as he makes his toy look like something from The Exorcist. Or Key & Peele‘s excitable valets.

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Sea Plane without the Sea

Sea Plane without the Sea

You’d think it would be damned near impossible for a sea plane to take off from dry land, but that didn’t stop these guys from pulling off the feat by towing the plane down a runway on a trailer to get it going. Landing, on the other hand…

Flying Robot Orchestra

Flying Robot Orchestra

KMel Robotics talented team of flying drones shows off their musical prowess, playing drums, keyboards, bells, and strings. Sure, it’s all a little odd sounding, but you try being in a band with no hands or arms while hovering in the air.

Extreme Helicopter Aerobatics

Extreme Helicopter Aerobatics

While we prefer that helicopters we fly in remain upright, Red Bull helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron demonstrates some of the stomach-churning maneuvers you can pull off in a chopper if you really know what you’re doing.

US Navy VFA-27 Cruise Video

US Navy VFA-27 Cruise Video

A teaser for Shoot ‘Em if You Got ‘Em, a compilation by the US Navy’s F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter squadron VFA-27. The video features awesome cockpit and POV footage of the pilots flying and testing their weapons.

Flying with Firehoses

Flying with Firehoses

A group of Russian firefighters has a little time on their hands between calls and decides to do something fun with all those high-pressure hoses they have lying around. Sure, it’s a waste of water, but it still looks like fun.

Drone over Hong Kong

Drone over Hong Kong

Team BlackSheep took their Discovery PRO first-person quadcopter into the skies in the remote outskirts of Hong Kong for a stunning view of its incredibly green mountains and spectacular scenery surrounding the area. More here.

Corinth Canal Fly-Through

Corinth Canal Fly-Through

Red Bull Air Race aerobatic pilot Péter Besenyei pulled a Luke Skywalker, flying his tiny Extra 300S D-EFBY plane through the narrow 70-foot-wide Corinth Canal with just about 20 feet of clearance on each side of his wing tips.

Bigger Than Life

Bigger Than Life

Firefight Films shot this awesome footage inside and around some incredible ice caves in Alaska, using a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and a DJI Phantom drone. The behind the scenes reel is loaded with amazing shots as well.

F1 Car vs. F/A-18 Hornet

F1 Car vs. F/A-18 Hornet

Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo takes on F/A-18 Hornet pilot Michael Keightley in an epic demonstration of speed on the ground and in the air, while comparing notes on how they each arrived at their incredible careers.

Volcano Drone POV

Volcano Drone POV

YouTuber Shaun O’Callaghan used a DJI Phantom quadcopter to take a close look at the mouth of Mount Yasur, an active volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Fortunately the drone and the camera survived the trip.

Macau Fly Over

Macau Fly Over

Team BlackSheep takes their eye-in-the-sky drone into the air over Macau, showing the stark contrast from ancient structures outside the city to the modern metropolis that is now Asia’s Las Vegas. The track is Inner Peace by CloZee.

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R/C Helicopters Lift Woman

R/C Helicopters Lift Woman

We had no idea that R/C helicopters could be so powerful, but in this video from HeliGraphix, they appear to have lifted a woman off the ground using two heavy-duty remote-controlled helis. Watch them pull a boat, with passengers, here.

Surviving a Bird Strike

Surviving a Bird Strike

Psychologist Keith Baird was flying his Cessna 210 when he encountered a flock of geese. One hit and blasted through the windshield, but Baird kept his composure, and safely landed the plane. See the aftermath here. (Thanks Judy!)

Parrot MiniDrone & Jumping Sumo

Parrot MiniDrone & Jumping Sumo

The AR.Drone’s little siblings. The Jumping Sumo is a two-wheeled jumping toy car, while the MiniDrone can fly or ride on its wheels. Sadly, the Sumo only has a 20min. battery life while the MiniDrone lasts just 6min. in between charges.

Giant R/C Helicopter

Giant R/C Helicopter

We’ve seen huge remote-controlled jet airplanes, so it’s time to give a helicopter the spotlight for a few minutes. Josef Schmirl’s incredibly-detailed R/C chopper sounds like a real helicopter as it buzzes by, and even has a tiny crew inside it.

Flying Tiare

Flying Tiare

A typical commercial flight as seen from the point of view of pilots, mechanics and other airline crew. This amazing time-lapse POV video was captured by engineer Lionel Rabaud and his friends for Air Tahiti Nui.

Cardboard Warfare 2.5

Cardboard Warfare 2.5

(NSFW: Language) The war of the boxes escalates to the skies in Cardboard Warfare 2.5: World of Warplanes, the latest action-packed short film from the RocketJump crew. It’s a shameless plug for World of Warplanes, but we don’t care.

Helicopter Harvests Xmas Trees

Helicopter Harvests Xmas Trees

YouTuber Dan Clark pilots a helicopter to harvest Christmas trees at the Noble Mountain Tree Farm in Oregon. It seems like the trees were already uprooted and bundled before he picked them up. Here’s a POV video of the task.

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DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter

DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter

The Phantom 2 Vision has a 14mp camera that can shoot 1080p videos. Its mobile app gives you a live camera view and lets you transfer and share media. It also has an auto-pilot mode and a battery that lets you fly for up to 25 minutes.

Volocopter VC200

Volocopter VC200

A marvel of modern engineering, E-volo’s electric helicopter uses 18 rotors to lift its passenger compartment off the ground. It’s designed to lift two occupants for about 20 minutes on a charge. Significantly refined since its early prototype.

Beehive Line Wingsuit Flight POV

Beehive Line Wingsuit Flight POV

“Just a bunch a dudes, tryin’ to be birds.” So goes the understatement of the year from Robert “Scotty-Bob” Morgan about this death-defying wingsuit flight through a narrow gap in a canyon in Utah. Sir, no bird is as insane as you are.

Amazing in Motion: Swarm

Amazing in Motion: Swarm

Lexus commissioned KMel Robotics to build and choreograph an army of custom flying drones to create this amazing and entertaining flying robot ballet. It’s too bad they had to cheat with VFX. Learn how they did it here, here and here.

SkyRunner Flying Car

SkyRunner Flying Car

An all-terrain buggy and paraglider in one. It has a 1L 123hp EcoBoost engine and weighs just 926lb., thanks to its carbon fiber and fiberglass chassis and carbon fiber propeller. It goes up to 115mph on land and up to 55mph on air.

Balloon Fiesta Timelapse

Balloon Fiesta Timelapse

The folks behind the Roadtrippers mobile app made this wonderful timelapse of the 41st Albuquerque International Balloon Festival. More than 500 hot-air balloons took off within one and a half hours. Watch in 4K if you can.

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