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No, Da Vinci Wasn't The First Inventor to Dream About Human Flight

Leonardo DaVinci’s wing and glider designs have inspired literature, art, and cinema over the centuries. But plenty of other people have schemed to take to the air, long before the Wright Brothers. Here are just some of the inventors who devised methods of unpowered human flight...with mixed success.
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The crazy simulator where pilots learn how to fly the F-35

How do pilots learn how to fly a fighter jet that cost a trillion dollars to develop (or a $100 million a pop to make)? By hopping in a total bad ass simulator that mimics everything about the F-35 in basically the sickest video game ever. The pilots in the simulator look like they’re flying some space age ship, with… »8/17/15 5:42pm8/17/15 5:42pm

Watch a MiG-29 take off and immediately shoot up vertically into the sky

Wow, this is so cool. Here’s a MiG-29 fighter jet taking off from a runway and then immediately launching vertically into the sky. The takeoff looks completely normal and innocuous until the jet is a few feet off the ground and then it just zips up like it’s riding the world’s fastest invisible elevator.
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Watch planes cut straight through Paris by flying on top of a street

Watch as airplanes cut straight through Paris as they fly right on top of Champ-Elysses and hit all the landmarks of Paris, from La Defense to the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre and everything in between. The footage gets a little jittery at times and almost looks fake, but it’s so cool to rip through an entire city… »7/23/15 8:35pm7/23/15 8:35pm

Watch these amazing F-18 night launches from an aircraft carrier

Here’s a really cool video of F-18s taking off from the USS Theodore Roosevelt at night. It’s so cool to see these flying beasts just kick off in an instant with flames burning at their tails. And it’s even more impressive to see this happen at night. With all that said, my favorite part of this video might be the… »7/17/15 8:20pm7/17/15 8:20pm

Video: A day in the life of an airport

Here’s a time lapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of airplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful. »7/16/15 12:42pm7/16/15 12:42pm

Watch a guy get strapped on top of a flying airplane

Here’s a wild video of Richard Hammond getting strapped onto a plane as it takes off and flies in the air and does crazy aerial tricks for Top Gear. It’s the most ridiculous type of roller coaster a person could possibly ride and Hammond is literally holding onto his butt cheeks throughout the entire ride. Fun stunt! »7/15/15 10:40pm7/15/15 10:40pm

We Cannot Allow This Awful Idea for Airplane Seating to Become Real

Airplanes used to be luxurious things, laden with fine china and unlimited wine. But over the years, the glory of flying has faded—giving way to broken technology (frustrating), bruised knees (painful), terrible smells (actually dangerous!). Yet, somehow, someone has figured out a way to make things worse. »7/09/15 12:38pm7/09/15 12:38pm

Watch a F-16 shoot down a drone in the air

Here’s a video showing an F-16 shooting down a drone in the air and popping off flares in a live fire exercise. One day, the drones will probably start fighting back as revenge for all these training exercises but until that day comes, let us enjoy the amazing powerful flying machines controlled by humans that allows… »7/01/15 12:29am7/01/15 12:29am

Video: MiG-29 flies impossibly close to an airplane's open rear door

This is just plain cool. Imagine opening the rear door of a paratrooper plane and seeing a MiG-29 right in front of you, dancing in the air mere feet away from the aircraft’s opening. This stunt was obviously planned for the photographs but it’s not unlike opening your house’s front door and seeing a giant grizzly… »6/30/15 2:45am6/30/15 2:45am