Tag: flying

May 31, 2015

Badass Pilot Buys His Own Fighter Jet

Badass Pilot Buys His Own Fighter Jet

Find out how this retired Lt. Col test pilot uses his passion for flight to help preserve military history with the maintenance and upkeep of the last three remaining Sea Harriers.

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May 12, 2015

Pushing the Boundaries of Human Flight in the Skies of Dubai

Pushing the Boundaries of Human Flight in the Skies of Dubai

Yves “the Jetman” Rossy and his protege, Vince Reffet, push the boundaries of human flight in the skies above Dubai. Filmed in glorious 4K!

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Apr 30, 2015

The Time Richard Branson Flew a UFO Over London in an ET Costume

The Time Richard Branson Flew a UFO Over London in an ET Costume

It was the early morning of April 1, 1989. Under the cover of darkness, Richard Branson took off in a custom hot air balloon shaped like a UFO. It was 4am and the strobe lights on board were blinking every ten seconds. As the sun began to rise the UFO was making…

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Feb 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Hang Glider Lands on Sail Plane’s Wing

Picture of the Day: Hang Glider Lands on Sail Plane’s Wing

Photograph by Samo Vidic/Red Bull Content Pool World class hang-glider pilot Matjaž Klemenčič successfully executes a touch-and-go landing on the wing of a sail plane flown by Nejc Faganelj as the two soar over the Soča valley in Slovenia. In a post on Red Bull, Matjaž says the biggest challenges were speed and timing.…

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Jan 16, 2015

The Coordinated Beauty of Thousands of Birds Moving In Sync

The Coordinated Beauty of Thousands of Birds Moving In Sync

Seen here is a huge flock of starlings (known as a murmuration), soaring above the skies of Utrecht in the Netherlands. While the science behind their uncanny coordination is not fully understood, what is known is at the individual level, when a neighbour moves, so do you. The hypnotic movements were captured earlier this…

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Nov 20, 2014

What Paris Looks Like from an Eagle’s POV

What Paris Looks Like from an Eagle’s POV

Fly with Victor, a white-tailed eagle as he soars over Paris from the summit of the Eiffel Tower. What a beautiful city!

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Oct 15, 2014

FPV Racing with Mini Quadcopters

FPV Racing with Mini Quadcopters

Three FPV racing enthusiasts got together for a day of racing on a challenging course with plenty of obstacles. Pilots wear goggles that give them a first-person view from their mini quadcopters (which are outfitted with tiny cameras). The speed and maneuverability of these tiny drones is quite impressive. Cheers to the team for…

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Jul 15, 2014

From Tokyo to San Francisco in 83 Seconds

From Tokyo to San Francisco in 83 Seconds

Travel from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to San Francisco International Airport in this timelapse made from over 3,400 separate images. For those curious about that bright object leading the sunrise, that’s Venus! Music is “A Courageous Light Instrumental” composed by Adam Michaels.

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May 3, 2014

This Guy Got to Ride in an F16 so He Took a GoPro with Him

This Guy Got to Ride in an F16 so He Took a GoPro with Him

Photographer Blair Bunting got to take a ride in an F16 with the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the US Air Force. The views are great and it’s interesting to see how he handles the g-force when the pilot does his acrobatic manoeuvres.

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Mar 17, 2014

If Superman Had a GoPro This is What it Would Look Like

If Superman Had a GoPro This is What it Would Look Like

YouTube hitmakers Corridor Digital just released this awesome concept video earlier today that imagines what it would look like if Superman had a GoPro camera. The aerial footage was captured using a quadcopter drone (DJI Phantom) along with some very slick editing. The music is Hero by Pegboard Nerds. If you want to support…

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