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US Marines Leaving A Super Stallion Helicopter Looks Like A Movie Scene

Yup, real life is cooler than the movies. Especially when that life is of a US Marine. Here are five Marines walking away from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in the desert in a training exercise. It looks more badass and perfectly picturesque than any still from a Hollywood military movie.


That Time The US Postal Service Actually Used Gyrocopters To Deliver Mail

When a Florida mailman landed a gyrocopter with a USPS logo on the lawn of the Capitol today, I’m sure you were asking yourself the same question I was: Does the US postal service really deliver mail via gyrocopter? Not today. But it turns out they did, back in the 1930s.


Awesome Photo Of The V-22 Osprey At Night Makes It Look So Eerie

Dayshot: Man, this is such a cool shot of the awesome tilt-rotor aircraft, the V-22 Osprey. The crazy flying machine is on a US Navy ship at night and the way it’s illuminated and glowing in the dark makes me think it’s about to dive into some sort of dark underworld mission inspired from The Grid or something.


Crazy Angle Of A US Navy Helicopter On A Guided-Missile Cruiser

The horizon in this picture is totally straight and normal but the helicopter and the USS Anzio ship are, well, totally angled and not. That makes for a really cool picture that makes it look like the world is bent all out of order. But it’s just another day in the life of the US Navy.


Lawsuit: Helicopter Pilot Crashed After Fooling Around On FaceTime

A helicopter pilot was goofing off on FaceTime shortly before a fatal crash, according to a lawsuit filed by a surviving passenger.


US Marines Helicopter Looks Like Its Powered By The Stars

Here’s a really neat photo that shows a US Marines CH-53E helicopter during a training exercise at night that makes it look like the blades of the military chopper have been replaced with star-powered flight. It’s like a helicopter of the cosmos that has the ability to create portals into another universe.


Cool Photo Of US Navy Helicopter Reveals The Guts Of A Transformer

Here’s a pretty neat photo of US Navy sailors working on a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter that gives you an inside look at what’s “under the hood”. For some reason, all those wires and boxes and more wires and more boxes makes me think we’re getting a peak at the inner workings of a Transformer.


This Cartoon Perfectly Sums Up The Optimism Of 1950s Futurism

The December 28, 1959 issue of Life magazine featured this illustration of life in 1975. It’s over the top and cartoonish, of course, but it perfectly sums up all of the techno-optimism that was so prevalent in the late 1950s — the Golden Age of Futurism.


Repairing High Voltage Lines Is One Of Most Scary Jobs I've Ever Seen

This excerpt from Straight Up: Helicopters in Action — a documentary released on IMAX theatres a few years ago — shows the dangerous daily routine of the guys in charge of fixing the high voltage lines. One of the workers say that even if you’re afraid of heights or electricity you can still do this job — I seriously doubt it.


Monster Machines: Wildfires Are No Match For A Vacuum-Powered Tanker Chopper 

The faster you can pour water on a forest fire, the faster you can put it out. And this prototype aerial water-bucket system from Spanish designers Inventec sucks up water three times faster than existing systems.


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