Tagged With aeroplanes

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Prepare for flight delays at LaGuardia. The US Federal Aviation Administration has issued a new no-fly zone over Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan until 21 January 2017, the day President-elect Trump moves into the White House.

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Video: Which one of these crazy people would you rather be? The person making a low pass on a stunt plane knowing if you fly any higher you're definitely going to end up in prison? The dude doing a backflip on a motorcycle while jumping over that stunt plane? Or the totally exposed lunatic walking on a tight rope as the plane passes underneath him and the biker flips right next to him?

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When it comes to a steady hand and an impeccable attention to detail, David Damek's model making skills rival brain surgeons when it comes to the precision of his work. His YouTube channel is full of lengthy videos detailing his wonderfully detailed builds, but be forewarned if you're racing towards a deadline at work, you don't want to get sucked down this rabbit hole.

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Video: Ever wonder how those advertising aeroplanes get their flying banners attached to the aeroplane? Me neither. I thought the planes just had those banners attached when they took off. Not the case! Apparently, the planes have to first be flying before they hook onto a specific target in order to launch the banner. They're picking up the ad as they fly by!

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Video: One of my earliest memories as a kid on an aeroplane is poking in to say hi to the pilots while flying. Obviously that doesn't happen any more, so just sit in with them through this video to see what it's like to be inside the cockpit of an Airbus A320 flying across Europe. The views are stunning and all that flying equipment looks so fun to press and prod.

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Drones getting sucked into the engines of aircraft is the defining nightmare scenario that has airports buying countermeasures, and the US FAA deploying an app. But what if a drone encountering a 747 wouldn't be as bad as everyone thinks?