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Incredible F16 Flight Sim

53-year-old Kurt has spent most of his adult life making a dream come true. He has built his own simulator of an F-16 aircraft. He spends his free time in the cockpit with his fingers on the buttons ready to shoot down enemy planes. Together with friends from all over the world, he manages missions that almost feel real using the three giant screens.

Commercial Jet almost has an accident

Watch a commercial plane almost have an accident when landing but saved at the last minute.

No Ejection Seats, Skyknight Fighter

With No Ejection Seats, Skyknight Fighter Crews Slid Down A Tunnel To Salvation
Even special operations commandos used the Skyknight’s escape chute as a clandestine insertion method.

How Airplanes Fly Those Giant Banner Ads

Cool short video of those huge flying banners!

1916 Exposition

Toy plane races hit high note at exposition in 1916

RC Avro Lancaster 1/10 Scale - Articulated Pilot

Too Cool! Articulated arms and steering column

Epic DIY 3D Printed Planeprint Eagle Build

79in RC 3D Printed Eagle full step by step build guide. I will show how you can take a few roles of PLA and build this awesome flying RC Eagle from Planeprint.

How The $30 Million 'Super Scooper' Plane Was Built To Fight Wildfires

This $30 million Super Scooper is the only plane in the world that was designed specifically to fight wildfires. The aircraft performs a dangerous dive down to a body of water, scoops up 1,400 gallons of water in 12 seconds, and drops its load of water on raging forest fires

Story of Triple Ace Robin Olds

The life of Triple Ace Robin Olds, one of America's great fighter pilots who also became one of America's most colorful military mavericks, as presented by Christina Olds.

Thank you Phil Kogan for the link!

RC aircraft hits a stunning 548 mph – without a motor

No props, no jets, no rockets – California's Spencer Lisenby just broke the world speed record for remote controlled aircraft, taking an unpowered RC glider transonic at 548 mph (882 km/h) using nothing but the wind. Well, that and an incredible degree of skill in a highly dangerous technique called dynamic soaring. And while it's more or less an extreme hobby at the moment, he's got some very interesting plans for the technique and the technology behind it.

Thank You

Just after the First Gulf War, myself a young Corpsman at the time and a Marine Driver were northbound on Hwy 5 in a 5-ton truck. We broke down just east of Laguna Hills. We spent all day waiting for a tow. We had people honking, waving and bringing us food and other gratitude's.
This video more than I can express shares my feeling at that time. As grateful as I was, I couldn't help but feel some guilt to this day... feeling our Vietnam Vets deserved so much more than what they came home to.

 

To those era vets... and all the others... from an old Navy Corpsman...

Thank You.

 

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How Microsoft Flight Simulator Recreated Our Entire Planet

We talk to Jorg Neumann (Microsoft) and Sebastian Wloch (Asobo) about the bleeding-edge technology that enabled them to recreate the digital twin of planet earth in the latest iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Very interesting look at how the planet was modeled.

Battle of Palmdale California - Full Scale plane goes rogue

The so-called 1956 Battle of Palmdale was not a proud moment for the United States military. After a Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat drone went rogue, two F-89 Scorpion jets started a calamitous pursuit to destroy it.

 

These state-of-the-art interceptors were armed with 208 rockets and carried cutting edge military targeting technology. Yet, even though their foe couldn’t fight back, the pilots of the jets couldn’t take the drone down. The Hellcat flew away from them without a scratch.

In their attempt to destroy the drone, they did, however, leave a path of destruction through Palmdale, California. By sheer luck, no lives were lost during the incident, but it took 500 firefighters to deal with the aftermath of the chase...

See story HERE

World War I was the first major conflict involving the large-scale use of aircraft. Tethered observation balloons had already been employed in several wars, and would be used extensively for artillery spottingGermany employed Zeppelins for reconnaissance over the North Sea and Baltic and also for strategic bombing raids over Britain and the Eastern Front

WWII Pilot shoots down American plane... and gets credited for the kill


Watch Video HERE

WWII Pilot shoots down American plane... and gets credited for the kill

Read More HERE

More great history videos by Simple History HERE!

Great source for short history videos!

Want to see the inside of a cockpit in full 360 degree freedom?

You've got to check this out.

Select a plane and station. Once image loads click on image, hold it down and move mouse...

A BUNCH of Aircraft Trivia Quizzes and Games

How well do you know aircraft past and present? It's time to test your knowledge..

I scored 57%

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Links on our site already you may have missed.

This has all the airports in the world and will look so real you can't tell it's a simulation. Work in progress.
 

Look for videos on YouTube. Simply incredible. Just a small example in image to the left.

Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE. Remember - This simulator is still being worked on so imagine the finished product!

Incredible graphics using real world data, weather, and air traffic.

Check it out here

DCS Combat Flight Sim

To me, this is one of the most awesome use of graphics in a computer flight simulation to date.

The initial game is free and it only comes with a couple of airplanes and you buy the rest.

Here is the link to DCS Website.

How to make RC plane Canopy

Watch video HERE

IL-2 Sturmovic in VR Mode 

Dave Ellis and I have been playing this in VR... Simply incredible... If you want to check it out let me know and come check it out!!!