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Awesome Photo Of A F-15 Being Refueled From The Air Fuel Tankers Perspective

Image Cache: What a view. Here’s a KC-135 Stratotanker refuelling a F-15 in the air from the perspective of the air tanker. Actually, it’s almost like seeing the whole process from the perspective of the boom, as we see the probe arm reach into the receptacle. It’s such an awesome angle.

What Happens When An Aeroplane Hits A Bird

Video: Poor birdie. If you ever wondered what would happen if an aeroplane and a bird hit each other head on, here it is. It doesn’t end up exactly how you think it would. Well, it kind of does as in the bird loses but it is a little surprising in how high and straight the bird bounces in the air after hitting the nose of the jet. Poor birdie.

An Aeroplane Fuselage Gets Transformed Into A Stunning Interstellar Light Show

Video: Wow. PlayMID’s Porta Estel·lar is a trully stunning visual light show inside an old aeroplane fuselage. It mimics the concept of interstellar travel, “from departure and takeoff to the sighting of comets, planets, galaxies and alien worlds, until finally returning safe to earth”. Watch it, it’s a total trip (in every sense of the word).

The World's First Supersonic Private Jet Is Totally Going To Change Air Travel

Video: Meet the Aerion AS2. It’s the first supersonic private jet in the world and it just got a 20-unit order from Flexjet, a private air company. It’s going to change the way some people (rich people!) fly because it can hit speeds of Mach 1.5 thus shaving down the hours needed to travel across the world. For example, right now the flight time from London to New York is about 8 hours. In the Aerion AS2, it’d be around 5 and a half.

Watching How Aeroplanes Used To Aerial Refuel Is Totally Incredible

Video: The history of aerial refuelling is pure nuts. Back on 12 November 1921, the first aeroplane to aeroplane refuelling happened and it required a guy, Wesley May, strapping a 19L can of petrol on his back and walking on the wing of one aeroplane and hopping over to the wing of the other aeroplane to refuel. That’s crazy!

The Flight Of A U-2 Dragon Lady Spy Plane From Beginning To End 

Video: Getting inside the cockpit and seeing the flight of a U-2 spy plane is so damn cool. Not only because it’s such a gorgeous looking plane — it’s basically a glider with an engine attached that can take it to the stratosphere — but because it’s also such a delicate one too. We get to see it take off and do the tenuous dance of landing and see the space suit-like suit the pilot wears and the limited field of vision inside the plane and so much more. So cool.

Watch How Supersonic Russian Bombers Drop Their Giant Cruise Missiles

The Russian Air Force’s Tupolev TU-160 is a gorgeous-looking plane with sweeping wings and the capability to reach supersonic speeds. It’s also a scary powerful bomber aircraft with the ability to launch the frightening KH-555 cruise missile, an air-launched missile that can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and has a 3500km range. Here’s training footage showing how those missiles are unleashed.

What It's Like To Be Inside The Cockpit Of An A-10 Thunderbolt When It Flies Over The Desert

Video: Here’s a video from inside the A-10 Thunderbolt as it flies through Arizona. The perspective is really cool because you get to see how the world looks from inside the aircraft and see things flip and turn sideways too. It also totally looks like it’s flying over Mars or something.

Awesome Photo Of A V-22 Osprey Inside A Rainbow

Image Cache: Just a perfect photo of a Marines MV-22 Osprey landing on the flight deck of the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry.

FAA Is Doing Nothing About Continued Boeing Dreamliner Battery Failures

In 2013, the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded for nearly four months because the plane’s lithium-ion batteries caught fire. It’s had at least three more cell failures since the plane was allowed to resume flying. While the Federal Aviation Administration dismisses these new failures, the fact that these battery malfunctions continue to happen is a big deal.

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