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Taking Photos From Inside Fighter Jets Is The Coolest Job Ever

For all the boring photography jobs out there — weddings, corporate, etc — Sergeant Larry Reid Jr did pretty well to avoid them all and land one of the most thrilling jobs imaginable. He is the photographer for the Air Force Thunderbirds. His job is to fly with the team and document their amazing flights.


Watch A Pair Of F-18s Refuel In Mid-Air Near The RAAF Base In Tindal, NT

Flying a fighter jet has to be one of the few activities that triggers both excitement and terror. I’m sure a trained pilot experiences the former more than the latter, but I can only imagine the nerves needed to successfully dock with a tanker craft in mid-air. If you’re curious as to how such a manoeuvre is conducted, here’s a clip showing two F/A-18s hooking up with a KC-130, near the Royal Australian Air Force base in Tindal, Northern Territory.


Incredibly Realistic 3D Renders Of Fighter Planes

Anders Lejczak loves aeroplanes. He’s also a great 3D artist capable of capturing every detail of anything from Spitfires to MiGs to F-16s with incredible realism. So realistic, in fact, that I have trouble distinguishing some of these renderings from real photos.


These A-10 Warthogs Look Like Perfect Miniatures But They Are Real

Photo: These A-10 Warthogs have to be models shot against a gradient background, right? Wrong, apparently. It’s an official US Air Force photo straight from their Flickr account, taken by Senior Airman Sierra Dopfel with a crappy Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS, according to the EXIF data.


This Was The Last Flight Of The First Female US Air Force Fighter Pilot

A beautiful, crystal clear photo of an F-15E Strike Eagle piloted by Colonel Jeannie Leavitt — the first US Air Force female combat fighter pilot and the first commander of a combat fighter wing. This was her last refuelling and her final flight — on May 29, 2014 — after 2600 hours flying this beautiful jet.


Watch A First-Person View Of Nine Jet Fighters Flying In Perfect Formation

Video Check out this awesome video of a diamond formation perfectly executed by four Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrums and five Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers! It was part of the Russian military parade for the 70th anniversary of Victory Day over the Nazis, celebrated on 9 May.


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.