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Flying Man Flies So Close To The Cliff That He Can High Five Someone

Video: Scotty Bob, the crazy guy zipping the air in the wingsuit, is flying so fast you might miss it but he comes so impossibly close to scraping the mountain on some of his turns that he can pretty much high five the photographer taking a picture of him.


How I Got Over My Fear Of Flying With A Pilot Simulator

I’ve never been a great flyer. It’s not that I’m scared of flying per sé. I just get a bit up-chuckish with turbulence and whatnot. At least, that was until a few months ago when I got stranded in China for 33 hours following a freak storm over Hong Kong airport. Now my fear of throwing up has evolved into a fully-formed anxiety response when boarding flights. Last week I found a cure for that anxiety, however, and it’s one that everyone can get in on.


Airbus: Who Needs Real Seats When You Can Straddle Bike Saddles?

Today in Questionable Airbus Patents, it’s not the pilot being displaced; it’s our sweet, precious legroom. And about three-quarters of the seats themselves. We just hope you’re not a fan of personal space, because otherwise — it’s going to be a long flight.


The Weird Reason Why So Many Turtles Are Delaying Flights At JFK

Remember when dozens of mating turtles shut down a whole runaway at JFK International Airport in 2009? It was only the start of a turtle invasion that has vexed travellers and perplexed biologists for years. But we may have figured out why turtles are all over the tarmac, and it has to do with raccoons.


Airbus: Eh, Pilots Don't Really Need Windows

As a kid (or, let’s be honest, even as an a adult), nothing is more thrilling than getting to venture into an airline pilot’s coveted cockpit throne. But if Airbus’ new cockpit-less patents ever become a reality, those days are behind us. Because let’s face it — a “tour of the baggage locker” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.


Crazy Pilot Scoops Objects Off The Ground With His Aeroplane's Wing Tip

Watch Cesar Falistocco of the Escuadrilla Argentina aerial acrobatic team prove he is an ace with this display of control — he swoops in low and picks up a pair of flags lying flat on the ground with just a wing tip. Incredible flying.


OK, Fine, The 3Doodler Can Do At Least One Cool Thing

After trying it out at CES earlier this year, we weren’t completely blown away with what the 3Doodler — a sort of handheld 3D printer — was capable of. Producing anything remotely recognisable requires an enormous amount of time and patience, which Matt Butchard must have in spades since he used the pen to create a 3D-printed model plane that actually flies.


Motorcycle Jumps Over Plane That's Flying Sideways Close To The Ground

I don’t know who had the hardest job in this video that stacks crazy on top of crazy. On first watch, I’d side with the pilot who’s flying an aeroplane sideways mere feet from the ground. Another look would make me think it’s the motorcyclist who has to jump over that plane. Or maybe it’s the random guy crouching down in the middle of all this?


How Turbulence Happens, And Why It's Not So Scary After All

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers.


New Budget Airline Seats Swap Screens For Built-In Tablet Holders

Unless you’ll be stuck on your flight for 12 hours, most of us are happy to save a few bucks on a no-frills budget airline. To help further cut costs, UK-based Monarch is introducing new seats that are not only lacking the ability to recline, they also feature a built-in tablet holder instead of a touchscreen entertainment centre — but is anyone really going to miss them?