Tag: aerial

Apr 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

PREPARE FOR LANDING Photograph by apiratenamedbob on reddit Seen here is the small runway/airport known as the Farrenberg aerodrome (FAR1). It sits atop a hill of the same name in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. You can see the tiny airport and runway on Google Maps by entering the following coordinates: 48°23’8.49″N…

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Apr 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION SEEN FROM A SPACE SHUTTLE Photograph by NASA In this incredible capture taken on 30 September 1994, we see a major eruption of Klyuchevskaya Sopka as seen by the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour (mission: STS-68). The eruption cloud reached 60,000 feet above sea level and the winds…

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Mar 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Road to the Stars

Picture of the Day: The Road to the Stars

Photograph by NASA via Lloyd B. Eldred/galtham.org In this amazing aerial photograph by NASA, we see the rollout of space shuttle Atlantis to the launching pad on 4 September 2008. STS-125 was the fifth and final space shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). After several delays, launch occurred on 11 May…

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Mar 15, 2014

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Into an Erupting Volcano. The Footage is Incredible

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Into an Erupting Volcano. The Footage is Incredible

Shaun O’Callaghan piloted a DJI Phantom quadcopter into an active volcano and got some incredible footage. The video was shot at Mount Yasur on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Mount Yasur has a height of 361 m (1,184 ft) above sea level and is regarded by many as the world’s most accessible, active volcano. It is…

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Mar 13, 2014

Picture of the Day: What a Dust Storm from a Plane Looks Like

Picture of the Day: What a Dust Storm from a Plane Looks Like

WHAT A DUST STORM FROM A PLANE LOOKS LIKE Photograph by RYAN SCOTT via @RaiderTex52 on Twitter This incredible dust storm (haboob) was spotted on 11 March 2014 just northwest of Amarillo, Texas from an airplane flying at approximately 38,000 ft. The amazing capture was taken by Ryan Scott who let his…

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Mar 6, 2014

27 Reasons Why You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat

27 Reasons Why You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat

There are plenty of reasons to ask for a window seat. For starters you can lean on the window if you want to sleep, and you never have to get up for someone else! But it’s what’s outside of that window that is most compelling. The world is a wonderful place, one that looks…

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Feb 14, 2014

The Crazy Duo that Scaled the World’s 2nd Tallest Building also Took some Amazing Photos

The Crazy Duo that Scaled the World’s 2nd Tallest Building also Took some Amazing Photos

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov have gained a lot of notoriety with the video above this week (posted yesterday on the Sifter). The video, released on Wednesday February 12, 2014, has already been viewed over 8 million times. It shows the duo (who together are OnTheRoofs), climbing the still under-construction Shanghai Tower. Upon its…

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