Imagine yourself flying low and slow through New York City: buzzing the Statue of Liberty, weaving between buildings and circling the Brooklyn Bridge. Illegal? Unsafe? Probably. But Raphael Pirker of Team Blacksheep, a group of R/C airplane enthusiasts pioneering the use of first person video, has found a way to do it. His aerial joyride through New York has been viewed over a million times on YouTube and offers a unique and incredible view of Manhattan.
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Aerobatics is cool. Naval aviation is cool. And when you put the two together you get the über-cool Blue Angels, the US Navy flight demonstration squadron. As an outfit, the Blue Angels have been wowing airshow crowds since 1946 with their precision maneuvers and tight formation flying and this video captures the latest generation of Blue Angels F/A-18A-D Hornets in vivid HD. Smoke on!
“Operating helicopters onboard ships is extremely complex, due in part to the difficulty of landing a helicopter on a moving platform, but also due to numerous practical engineering issues.”In what is perhaps the most harrowing helicopter landing I’ve ever seen, test pilots land a Lynx Mark 90B helicopter on a pitching and weaving Knud Rasmussen class Patrol Ship. This is part of a limitations test by Prism Defence, a company specializing in Ship Helicopter Integration.