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Video: Look How Close Blue Angels Fighter Jets Fly Together

Absurd. Like, seriously. Look at this fleet of Blue Angels jet planes fly in a perfect pattern in a practice session. The flight pattern they were practicing, I’m assuming here, is called “Let’s get these flying metal beasts as close as possible so that one inch of a mistake will kill us all”. The wing of one plane is right on top of the cockpit of the other. Nuts, these guys.


Russia Deploys Armed Jets In Response To NATO Fighters In Poland

Following the deployment of American F-16 Falcon fighters and AWACS surveillance aeroplanes to Poland, the Russians have sent six Su-27 Flanker jets armed with live missiles to Belarus. Two of them are reportedly shown in this photo.


Monster Machines: The World's Fastest Jet-Truck

How do you move 2700kg of Peter built tractor-trailer 400m in less time than it takes to read this sentence? By strapping on a trio of jet engines, obviously.


Tourism Via Jet Fighter Is My Next Business Idea

Anyone got a jet fighter they can lend me? I want to open a new sightseeing business. Check out this flyover of stunning scenery in Norway during a flyover by the Royal Norwegian Air Force.


Flying Inside The Cockpit Of A Fighter Jet Is The Best Roller Coaster

Strap yourself in your chair. Put down the coffee mug. And make sure you have an empty stomach because you’re about to take a ride in a flying roller coaster. Or well, the closest thing there is to a flying roller coaster. The video below gives you the backseat cockpit view of an ultra low flying RAF’s Typhoon frontline jet fighter. The sights are incredible, the speed is fierce and the turns are just ridiculous. What a powerful machine.


So This Is How Santa Claus Delivers All Those Presents (In An F-16!)

It’s 2013. Of course Santa Claus has traded in his sleigh and reindeer for a fighter jet. That way he can zip around the world in the coolest rig possible. The US Air Force posted this picture of a pilot in a Santa costume for a bit of fun.


US Air Force Fighter Jets Will Have Laser Weapons By 2030

A new request by the Air Force Research Lab reveals that the USAF is planning to have laser weapons built in the next generation of fighters by 2030, the US Naval Institute reports. The new jet fighters will be equipped with both defensive and offensive lasers. I’m glad we’re getting ready for the incoming alien invasion.


First-Person Videos Of Pilots Ejecting Will Make You Hyperventilate

I’ve seen pilots ejecting from fighter planes in extreme situations. It looks scary, but it’s nothing compared to listening to the minutes prior to the ejection. That’s when you start to hyperventilate just by watching them.


Freezing A Fighter Jet In Mid-Air With 30,000 Watts Of Flash

It can be hard to take a good picture of something moving relatively fast, but it’s really hard to take a good picture of a jet moving at 600-ish kilometres per hour through the sky. Yuri Acurs, stock photographer extraordinaire, tried to tackle that challenge with excess — in the form of 30,000W of flash.


You Won't Believe These Soaring Fighter Jets Are Just Toys

What you’re looking at is not a real fighter plane. It’s a scale model that photographer Dan Ledesma shot to look like a real, full-sized jet. Badass.