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A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasised one thing, it’s that the Empire’s Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C’s lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And the loud whine from those four electric motors and propeller blades doesn’t help.


Flying SUX! The Weirdest Stories Behind Our Airport Codes

You see them everywhere: On highway signs, plane tickets, and even humblebraggy Twitter updates. Some are obvious and some make no sense. But what do these three-letter airport codes really mean?


Eagle Flies Above Dubai From The Burj Khalifa And Nails Target Landing

Video: Watch as an eagle takes off from the Burj Khalifa and flies high up above Dubai in this incredible video that shows you the stunning view from the eagle’s point of view. It’s fun to see it calibrate itself at 800m in the air and then recognise its landing target and take an immediate dive toward its trainer.


Could A Jet Engine Survive Sucking Up A Drone?

You can say goodbye to the quadcopter. That much is obvious. But what about aeroplanes? Passengers on commercial airlines actually have little to worry about, as IEEE Spectrum explains today.


Terrorize The Skies With A Prehistoric Flying RC Pterodactyl

With Jurassic World just around the corner, it’s a great time to be a lover of both dinosaurs and toys. And while this flapping, flying RC pterodactyl isn’t officially associated with the movie, that’s just fine — because it’s a flapping, flying RC pterodactyl you can use to terrify your neighbourhood.


Watch The Almighty Kim Jong-un Allegedly Flying A Plane By Himself

To celebrate the New Year, the national North Korean television network has broadcasted this footage of the supreme leader flying a plane. According to local media, the almighty Kim Jong-un piloted and landed the aircraft by himself — with the help of his two assistants.


Video: Incredible View Of A Hawk Flying Through A Forest Of Trees

Now this is a true bird’s eye view of flying. And in the future, this may be how DARPA drones fly too. The footage shows a goshawk flying super-fast through a dense forest, and somehow navigating through it. Its wings occasionally hits trees, but it still manages to zip itself through impossible narrow gaps at high speeds.


Spread Holiday Cheer Even Farther With This Flying Christmas Tree

Wouldn’t decorating for the holidays be so much easier if you could simply have a decked-out Christmas tree delivered to your home that would then simply up and fly away on the 26th? That dream is now one step closer to reality thanks to Otto Dieffenbach from Flyguy Promotions — who has created a flying Christmas tree that doesn’t look too shabby.


Guy In Wingsuit Flies Impossibly Close To The Ground

Video: I thought this wingsuit guy flying so close to the ground was going to crash multiple times. I held my breath and closed my eyes and stressed myself out anticipating the worse and still can’t believe he pulled it off. He flies so close to the ground, zips right passed all the rocks and perfectly evades all the trees.


Gizmodo Visits NASA Microgravity University: Future Spaceflight In Zero G

How do you test a new method for CPR in space without actually going into space? You take flight in a microgravity plane, obviously. For the last 20 years, NASA’s Reduced Gravity Office has opened up its zero-g planes to college students from around the country, who get the once in a lifetime opportunity to test physical experiments in a weightless environment. Yes, they get to play with fire in zero g. Lucky…