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How Insane Helicopter Pilots Harvest Your Christmas Tree At Mad Speeds

Once again, it’s time buy dead trees. Once again, we should marvel at the way they harvest them: Using insane helicopters pilots flying at full speed, ferrying trees from one side of a hill to where the trucks are. It’s crazy.


Why You Shouldn't Shine Lasers At Police Aircraft (You Get Hunted Down)

When I was a kid, I had a small laser pointer. It chowed down on single cell batteries and did little more than annoy my pets. Now, modern laser pointers, such as the Wicked Lasers that exist for whatever reason, can burn through stuff and shoot a beam all the way into space. Sure, that sounds pretty cool but all of this can be bad news for helicopter pilots.


Monster Machines: This Could Be The Future Of Military Helicopters (No, Really)

The race to build ever-faster helicopters has seen some rather, um, unique designs take flight in recent years, but nothing quite like this Frankensteined airship from the AVX Aircraft Company. And although it may look strange, this concept chopper could soon be setting some new airspeed records.


Using A Helicopter To Trim Trees Next To A Power Line Looks Insane

Watch this helicopter pilot trim trees with a giant 10-blade saw right by a power line. Apparently, it is the only practical way to cut back vegetation in isolated, hard-to-access locations. Amazing skills and courage.


US Army Helicopter Drops An Entire Boat Full Of Navy Seals In The Sea

Here’s a US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter dropping a US Navy boat into the sea while a guy — apparently Navy SEAL — is descending into the boat from the chopper.


This Is The New Helicopter Of The President Of The United States

These are the first official images of the new Marine One. After much speculation, Sikorsky got the contract to build the helicopter that the US Marines will use to carry the President of the United States, a variation of its S-92 helicopter.


Incredibly Enough, This Helicopter Is Not Going Down In Flames

This incredible photo by Nir Ben-Yosef aka xnir — an Israeli photographer who specialises in aviation and air-to-air photography and production — may look really scary. But, fear not, because this AH-64A Apache is not going down in flames. It’s just releasing flares to show off.


This Helicopter Lifting A Giant Cannon Is Not A Video Game Still

It looks like Call of Duty. It’s not. It looks like a movie. It’s not. Instead it’s an incredible photograph of a Marine Corps Super Stallion Helicopter taking off with a M777 howitzer in the California desert. In real life. What a powerful image. The helicopter is lugging the 7,500 pound 35 foot long monster of a weapon like it’s nothing.


Watch NASA Crash A Helicopter On Purpose Right Here, Right Now

Want to watch a copter crash live and guilt-free? Of course you do. Well you’re in luck: NASA is serving one up right now.


Watch Top Gear Korea Crash The Cobra Attack Helicopter They Were Using

Top Gear is an international sensation, so much so that now Korea has its own version, and has since 2011. The Top Gear brand is synonymous with insane stunts that pit man’s greatest machines against each other set to tense music and shot with spectacular skill, but all of that went horribly wrong one day on the set of Top Gear Korea when a challenge ended in a Cobra attack helicopter crashed into the ground. Watch the video here.


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