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Video: Yowza. Watch this Sukhoi Su-27 make the lowest of low passes at an air base in Ukraine. Like, it flies so impossibly close to the ground that you can see a guy duck and essentially get blown over as the fighter jet flies above his head. The video shows the entire insane approach: The jet flies a few metres over the runway before it peels left and screams right on top of the guy before picking up air again over the cameraman. Bananas.

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Video: It's always fun to melt your brain from what looks like the laws of physics breaking. Therefore, it's always fun to see a pilot pour water up into a cup while upside down in a fighter jet. It's something we've seen plenty before, but this view is especially cool. You get to see the entire process happen so clearly: The pilot pours the water while the plane twists around, the pilot drinks the water while it flips around and then he holds the cup of water out for good measure and doesn't miss a single drop as the plane goes upside down.

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Image Cache: Just a great photo. Here's the wall of fire display at the 2016 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. The silhouette of the plane against the giant dark orange and black flames makes it look more like art from some comic book than a real life shot.

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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive military program in the world, so it should be no surprise that the F-35 aircrafts are loaded with powerful weapons controlled by powerful computers. Unfortunately, the guns don't fire yet, and the computers still don't work right.

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A submission to a Senate inquiry into the feasibility of Government's planned purchase of at least 72 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets says that the multirole planes will be instantly outmatched in air superiority by the airborne wings of competing countries in the region like China and Indonesia, and will fare even worse against future threats. It suggests — hypothetically — that Australia instead push for the F-22 Raptor, a jet that the United States has never sold to even its closest military allies.

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Video: Each F/A-18 Super Hornet carries a sticker price of about 60 million dollars and requires a whole lot of work to put together. This fun time lapse video shows the entire building process of the first Australian F/A-18, and you can see where a lot of that money goes. To transform scraps of metal into a flying war machine will always be an impressive feat of engineering (and will always be cool to see).

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Image Cache: This here is one helluva shot. The F-16 looks suspended in space and time, perfectly perpendicular to the ground and the horizon while shooting straight up to all that is holy. The vertical pose reveals the weaponry on its underside and the super slick manoeuvre shows just how incredible these aeroplanes are. Great, great photo.

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Video: Wow, this is beyond incredible. Here's footage of an F-16 launching itself 15,000ft (4572m) into the air in less than 45 seconds. It's basically a vertical straight shot and you get to see how high — the fighter jet looks like its suspended in air for a moment there — the aeroplane goes and how small the rest of the world looks in what is essentially the aircraft's rear view. It gets so high that you half expect it to like, fall back to Earth.

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Video: It's good to be rich. Because when you're rich you can easily justify the $US18,000 necessary to rent — yes, rent — a MiG-29 fighter jet that will take you on the flight of your life to the edge of space. You fly above the clouds in the stratosphere at 70,000 feet (21,300m) in the air, you reach supersonic speeds, you hit 9Gs, and you get to experience weightlessness. The best part though? You get to take control of the MiG-29 too. This is probably the best experience money can buy.

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Image Cache: This photo shows US Navy fighter jets flying side-by-side with Chilean Air Force fighter jets next to the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. It's like seeing little ducklings follow the big mama duck, only these are sophisticated weapons worth millions of dollars.

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Here's really cool footage of a Swedish Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter jet landing on a road in Finland. The Aviationist says both Finnish and Swedish aircraft were conducting a military force exercise at the Rovaniemi Air Base and on the strip of road. There are also pictures of the planes taking off from the road too.

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They look supernatural, don't they. According to the The US Navy, the Blue Angels are performing a "high speed diamond break-away manoeuvre" at the Miramar Air Show in this photo but to me, because of the way they're in the clouds, they have never looked more angelic.