The perfection of jet takeoffs from aircraft carriers in one photo

Fighter jets and aircraft carriers and fighter jets taking off of aircraft carriers are some of our favorite things in the world for so many reasons. One of them is just how perfect each launch has to be. Just look at how the wheels of the jet reach the end of the aircraft carrier as the fighter jet achieves lift off. » 3/18/15 5:51pm 3/18/15 5:51pm

How fighter jet pilots pass snack bars in the cockpit while flying

No one, not even these fighter pilots, can't resist a chocolate bar when the munchies strike. This video shows how the pilot in the front passes a Snickers bar to his colleague just by opening his hand and letting it float to the back of the cockpit dragged by the acceleration forces. So cool. » 3/05/15 8:56am 3/05/15 8:56am

This fighter jet film is so amazingly perfect you'd think it is 3D

I have a hard time believing that some of the sequences in this video are not rendered in a 3D software. They are just impossibly perfect—but yes, they are real. Most of them are fighters like the Mirage, F-16, F-18, F-15—but you can see some bombers, like the B-2 and F-117. Pure airplane porn. » 10/09/14 7:45pm 10/09/14 7:45pm

Incredible video of a Syrian airplane shooting straight at a cameraman

There are very few things as scary as having a war plane coming at you firing its machine gun. The Aviationist found this video of a Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-29 Fulcrum strafing at rebel positions. Oh yes, that war is still going on, although nobody is paying attention any more. » 3/31/14 8:30pm 3/31/14 8:30pm

Flying inside the cockpit of a fighter jet is the best roller coaster

Strap yourself in your chair. Put down the coffee mug. And make sure you have an empty stomach because you're about to take a ride in a flying roller coaster. Or well, the closest thing there is to a flying roller coaster. The video below gives you the backseat cockpit view of an ultra low flying RAF's Typhoon… » 1/20/14 9:09pm 1/20/14 9:09pm

1940 photo of a Nazi fighter test seems from the future

This photo of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter being tested in a wind tunnel comes from the archives of the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, the national aeronautics and space research centre of Germany. It doesn't feel like a photo from 1940. This facility actually looks from the future. » 12/16/13 7:51pm 12/16/13 7:51pm

What it's like to fly a fighter jet—strapped to its wing

No music. No flashy moves. No missile launches. And yet this video is still incredible. It's just flying sequence after flying sequence of Russian Air Force MiG-31s cruising through the sky. Filmed by GoPro cameras strapped to a MiG, this footage is probably the closest we'll ever get to flying a fighter jet. Seeing… » 12/05/13 12:31am 12/05/13 12:31am

Iran Photoshopped Its New Stealth Fighter Jet to Look Like It Was…

Oh, Iran. Your Qaher 313 stealth fighter jet sure looks intimidating but it will never get off the ground. So why do you insist on tricking everybody into thinking that the beast can fly? Iran's latest transgression is especially hilarious: they've photoshopped the Qaher 313 onto a stock image of Mount Damavand to… » 2/12/13 11:30pm 2/12/13 11:30pm

1/5th Scaled MIG-29 Looks, Sounds and Probably Tastes Like a Fighter-Jet

Helenair over at Metacafe uploaded this video of the first preparation flight of a 1/5th scaled MIG-29 fighter-jet. The going gets tasty at around 3min 15s, so skip ahead for the goodies.
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We are not sure about you, but we want to see those bad-boys at full throttle—seconds of excitement sounds familiar and awesome…