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Watch How Dead Silently An Owl Flies Compared To Other Birds

Video: When a pigeon flies, you can hear it sloppily slap its wings as it makes its way through the air. When a peregrine falcon flies, the flight is powerful and beautiful but you can still hear the movement. When a barn owl flies? Complete silence. It’s amazing to see. BBC Earth set up microphones along the flight path of the birds to let us hear the difference.


This Is How An Aeroplane Picks Up A Banner While Flying In The Air

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!


Interesting Animation Explains How Aeroplanes Are Able To Fly

Video: Drag. Thrust. Lift. Jet engines. Propellers. Wings. This animation breaks down just exactly how an aeroplane flies and it’s pretty damn interesting. Each design element of the plane basically solves a law of physics and is part of the reason how an aeroplane can fly.


A Massive Alaskan Volcano Eruption Could Throw The US Into Travel Chaos

A very active volcano erupted in Alaska yesterday afternoon, sending a giant ash cloud up 11,300m in the air. Although the eruption is diverting some flights in the area, it will likely only serve as the subject of some beautiful photos — unless a bunch of ash gets sucked into the jet stream.


Man In Wingsuit Flies Through A Narrow Opening Between Two Antennas

Video: And the kick is good! I always think of a field goal in football whenever something splits the uprights of two standing posts. Only in this instance, it’s not a football and a goalpost but a human being in a wingsuit flying through the narrow opening of two antennas.


Spotting This Flying Goth Musician Overhead Would Be Even Creepier At Night

Weighing in at just four-and-a-half pounds, Otto Dieffenbach’s latest flying creation is a remarkably lifelike replica of Bjørn Alexander Brem, the lead singer of an Osl0-based band called Gothminister. The easiest way to tell the two apart is to remember that the real Bjørn can’t fly.


Flying Underwater Looks Like So Much Fun

Video: Obviously, you can’t actually fly underwater because people can’t fly, and it wouldn’t even be called flying since you’re underwater. But by using this subwing attached to a boat, you can completely submerge yourself underwater and make it feel like you’re gliding through the air (though you’re really cutting through the ocean). God, it must be so fun to do in clear water.


An Adorably Tiny RC Version Of The House From Up That Can Be Flown Indoors

Video: The amateur aeronautical engineers from YouTube’s Flight Test are known for their massive flying experiments that are often surprisingly successful. But it’s this tiny creation, an RC version of the flying house from Pixar’s Up that is held aloft by actual helium balloons, that we’d most like to see available as a kit.


Watch This Absurd 10-Minute Video On How To Land A Plane In An Emergency

Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot with years of experience, has created a ten minute video he claims will help anyone safely land a 737 in an emergency. The notion that someone could plop down in a cockpit, with zero experience, and pilot a 737 to a safe landing is ludicrous, but that doesn’t make this video any less fascinating.


American Pilots Forget How To Fly Manually, Says US Department Of Transportation

Don’t read this if you’re about to board an aeroplane. A new report by the US Department of Transportation warns that US pilot training no longer maintains their ability to fly commercial flights manually because of the surfeit of autonomous technology inside the cockpit.


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