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Watching Fighter Jets Burn Through The Night Is Pure Awesome

Video: I can pretty much watch these fighter jets rip through the runway at night forever. I mean, what is more awesome than seeing city lights blur and afterburners shoot out fiery power? This footage comes from The Aviationist and includes all kind of fighter jets burning rubber at the Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nevada.


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.


7 Machines That Are Meta As Hell 

What’s better then a monster machine? A meta machine. Here are a bunch of machines that really took the advice “Just do you!” to heart.


Cool Drone Footage Of Russia's Air Force Museum Is Heaven For Planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia’s Central Air Force Museum, just outside of Moscow. They’re advanced killing machines, and yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It’s as if we’ve stumbled upon a paradise for planes.


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?


Watch A B-2 Bomber Refuel And Then Make Its Fuel Receptacle Disappear

Video: Damn, that thing really is stealth. This video shows how the B-2 stealth bomber refuels and rotates its fuel receptacle so that it can maintain its stealth. You see the receptacle in clear view when it’s ready for fuel but after it’s all filled up, it’s gone and the whole plane is back to being undetected.


Solar Impulse Just Broke A World Record For Solar-Powered Flight

The Solar Impulse plane took off on its mission to fly around the world without using any fuel on Monday morning, and it’s already breaking records. As part of the journey from Oman to India, it flew the longest ever distance for a solar powered plane going point-to-point.


These 30th Anniversary Robotech Figures Are Pure Nostalgic Joy

If you were worried that Hasbro’s re-release of Jetfire was as close as you’d be able to get to buying Robotech toys again, you’re going to love this. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the anime series, Toynami has released a set of four six-inch tall Veritech fighters that can be transformed into their fighter, battloid or guardian modes. And the folks over at Toyark have already had the opportunity to check them out.


Cool Video Of Planes Causing Beautiful Atmospheric Effects

Video: Earlier this week, we saw some beautiful footage of an Airbus A380 cutting through clouds. YouTube user flugsnug made this neat video showing different aircrafts create more of this amazing atmospheric effects: Cool trailing vortices caused by wing condensation and mesmerising spiral clouds.


New Nightmare Crosswind Landing Videos Will Haunt My Flights Forever

Video: We’ve seen insane landings before — those videos haunt my thoughts vividly every time I’m on a plane. And yet I want to see more. Here are two new videos showing the terrifying wind conditions over Birmingham’s airport in England. I just added it to my list of places I don’t want to fly to.