I Floated 1,000 Feet Above NYC In the MetLife Blimp

We've all seen the MetLife blimp, emblazoned with Snoopy, floating slowly along the NYC skyline once a year every summer. Far fewer have seen the view from inside the blimp. But this month, I was lucky enough to ride along with British-born pilot Mark Finney as he steered MetLife's 20-year-old Snoopy 1 along this… » 7/28/14 11:01am 7/28/14 11:01am

Airplane drops fish bombs to repopulate lake

If you think you're looking at an engine blowing out in the plane above, you wouldn't exactly be right. The plane is actually stocking a remote lake with fish by dropping them into the water from the air like it would a bomb. It's a method that's used all around the country but looks completely nutty when you see it… » 7/09/14 9:41pm 7/09/14 9:41pm

Holy crap, seeing World War II air combat footage in color is just nuts

Wow. This incredible video of aerial combat in World War II has it all. And all of it is terrifying. From dog fights and kamikaze attacks to flak fire and carpet bombing to explosions and aerial combat, it captures the frantic frenzy of aerial warfare during WWII. It's better than any movie because it actually… » 2/24/14 9:36pm 2/24/14 9:36pm

This Stupid/Poor Cat Ate a TV Antenna

No matter how bad I feel for Alphie, this cat is stupid. He was rushed to the emergency room after eating a TV aerial antenna. This is what happened, according to the owner Vanessa Waite: » 1/11/13 4:19pm 1/11/13 4:19pm

Maybe This Is Why Those in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

Happen to have an extra 2000 pounds of glass laying around? In need of a saturday afternoon project? Why not shatter all that glass and make it look like silicon oxide is oozing from your windows? » 4/30/12 6:20pm 4/30/12 6:20pm

This Breathtaking London Flyover Is So Perfect It Almost Feels Computer…

Our friend Jason Hawkes keeps taking the most breathtaking views of London you can imagine. Here's his view of the city three weeks ago, with some stunning night and dusk shots on the Shard, which is now the tallest building in Europe. » 4/28/12 3:34pm 4/28/12 3:34pm

7 Tools for Filming Your Own Personal Aerial Tour

It's time to beat Google at its own game. They've got Street View? We'll have Aerial View, shots of the world from 100 feet up. It'll sell better than Seven Minute Abs and these seven tools will help you do it. » 10/13/11 3:30pm 10/13/11 3:30pm

Parrot AR Drone

Gazing Down at the World

For the last five years, photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been circling the globe by airplane, photographing everything beneath him. Here are some incredible views of countries all over the world from his collection "Earth From Above." [BF] » 10/08/10 4:40pm 10/08/10 4:40pm

Giz Service Announcement: Fireworks Can Blow Up Your Face

Hey everyone, just checking in to make sure your holiday is kicking off with a bang. But that you haven't blown your face off with some giant aerial fireworks. Happy July 4th everybody! [CPSC] » 7/03/09 12:30pm 7/03/09 12:30pm

Giz Service Announcement: Fireworks Can Blow Up Your Face

Hey everyone, just checking in again to make sure your day is going well. And you haven't blown your face off with some giant aerial fireworks. Because believe me, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission: If you act like the mannequin (manikin?) in the clip above, the last place you'll end up is in a hospital… » 7/04/08 11:59am 7/04/08 11:59am

Pneumatic Antenna Launcher is Not for Dribblers

Getting an antenna into prime position is often a little challenging. Well, not anymore; checkout this awesome antenna launcher mod. Powered like a regular air pistol, it depends on pressurized gas to generate force, which then enables it to shoot a light line over a tree. » 3/02/08 1:20pm 3/02/08 1:20pm

DIY Aerial Kite Photography

Spring is almost here. Now while it is rainy and blustery in my neck of the woods, it is surely nice out there somewhere, right? Spend this weekend putting together your own Google Maps with a kite camera. This project could be done for less than $20 and produce some really interesting photos to boot. » 3/04/06 1:07pm 3/04/06 1:07pm