Su-24 Buzzes Civilian Road? September 5, 2012 By Glenn Pew
A viral video has people questioning if they can believe what they see: a Sukhoi Su-24 buzzing a car (and its dash-cam) as both drive down a civilian Russian road in opposite directions and different, but not too different, altitudes. The drama begins about 20 seconds in. Click for video.
Extreme Low Pass Video June 9, 2011 By Glenn Pew
Video of an extremely low, low pass is making the rounds on the internet and we thought we'd share. The aircraft appears to be an Argentinean FMA IA 63 Pampa or something similar. It also appears to be flying about three feet off the ground. The picture at right is a screen capture from in-cockpit footage that shows people running out of the way ahead of the jet.
Click-and-Control Interactive Heli Video January 24, 2011 By Glenn Pew
A company called northStudio has created a video with Nimmo Bay Helicopter Resort that allows viewers to control the viewing angle of 360-degree panoramic pre-recorded video through a click-and-drag interface. The technology uses six cameras strapped to a custom-built rig attached to a pole that's attached to the helicopter. Proprietary video merging software then creates the "seamless flying experience." According to the company, the technology was made possible due to improvements in internet and processor speeds. In the video, the camera is slung below a helicopter as it flies down rivers, skims 10,000-year-old glaciers, hovers over waterfalls, and more, and the viewer controls the viewing direction at all times.
Video: Poplar Grove Airport, Summer 2010 October 10, 2010 By Glenn Pew
Airplanes are clearly a passion for the Thomas family, and they're pretty handy with a video camera and editing software, too. Steve and his wife Tina own Poplar Grove Airmotive, a full-service maintenance shop at Poplar Grove Airport (which they also own) in Illinois. Their personal aircraft are a Waco SRE, a Beech 18 and a Brunner-Wingle Bird, and they paid tribute to their airplanes this way.
'Beyond This Historic Brown Gate' Slick Hutto's AirVenture 2010 Video Montage August 22, 2010 By Russ Niles
We introduced you to 19-year-old James Wesley Perkins, who's gone by the nickname Slick since he can remember, just after the 2009 AirVenture Oshkosh via a video he put together of all the stuff we didn't get to see, or saw out of the corners of our eyes as we rushed from one assignment to another. Another AirVenture has come and gone and the routine was pretty much the same for AVweb staffers. Thankfully Slick had his video camera and talented eye at the show and recently posted his assembly of the highlights of AirVenture 2010. The young future naval aviator has also had a few highlights of his own in the past year.
Video: Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker Civilian Warbird Over Illinois December 14, 2009 By Glenn Pew AVweb reader Scott Ross turned us on to this video of the first civilian registry SU-27 Sukhoi Flanker flying overhead ... in Rockford, Illinois. Scott tells us he "heard it banging around yesterday but didn't realize what it was. RFD's Runway 25 touchdown point is four miles from my house, and we are directly below the ILS. Wish I'd been outside when she went over.
Video: Wacos to Brodhead En Route to the Grass Roots Fly-In November 23, 2009 By Glenn Pew
Jay Olburg and Scott Ross have cooked up another fantastic video production, this time showcasing a 1941 Waco SRE owned by Steve and Tina Thomas and a '36 ECQ-6 flown by Bob Grist on their way to the Brodhead Grass Roots Fly-In. Enjoy!
Video: Near CFIT Close Call with Terrain October 20, 2009 By Russ Niles
The circumstances of this incident are unclear (and the subject of much speculation in the forums), but the result is pretty clear. The people aboard this Bonanza came within a tree branch or two of becoming victims of controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).
Video: Dave Carroll and Sons of Maxwell Deliver on Their Promised Follow-Up to "United Breaks Guitars" September 16, 2009 By Glenn Pew
Sons of Maxwell front man Dave Carroll is back in the spotlight with a follow-up to his "United Breaks Guitars" music video. Carroll made news back in July with a YouTube video describing how United Airlines had failed to help him make good on a $3,500 Taylor guitar damaged during a commercial flight. The video quickly became a sensation, and the Canadian singer-songwriter promised a series of three songs about his experience with United. The second installment has now hit the web and, at last look, had almost 400,000 views. (The original has more than five million.)
Video: Belarussian Su-27 Crashes at Polish Air Show August 31, 2009 By Glenn Pew
The pilot and backseater aboard a Belarussian Su-27 fighter died Sunday when the aircraft failed to recover from loop at an air show in Radom, Poland. A bird strike is being reported as a factor in the crash, but so far there is no explanation as to why the crew members didn't eject.
Video: In-Cockpit Video of Old Rhinebeck Mishap August 31, 2009 By Russ Niles
There's been nothing written (that we can find, anyway) about an accident involving the New Standard biplane used for giving rides at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, but this video, posted on YouTube about 10 days ago, tells quite a tale. According to the reader who sent us the YouTube link, the accident reportedly happened July 26 and, from the video, appears to be an off-runway excursion into a nasty ravine filled with big rocks. As might be expected, the off-roading takes a toll on the wood and fabric but doesn't seem to have banged up the pilot and his passengers, one of whom kept the camera rolling through the whole accident and aftermath. There is no NTSB report on the mishap, and FAA incident reports are only available for the last 10 business days. The museum's web site says only that biplane rides are suspended until Labor Day weekend, but it's not clear whether the crash airplane will be fixed or a replacement found for rides.
Video: Rowing Team Aids Ditching Rescue August 13, 2009 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors
A British charity rowing team raced to the scene of a ditching by an Irish pilot in the Irish Sea Wednesday and were in the process of throwing him a line when a rescue helicopter arrived and winched him to safety. One of the rowers had a video camera with him.
Video: The Fun Side of Oshkosh August 13, 2009 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors
The common lament among AVweb staff at EAA AirVenture is that we spend a full week at the show but it seems like we see hardly anything. Sure, we cover the news, interview lots of interesting people and make sure there's a wide variety of video, podcasts, photos and written information to give our readers a good picture of what's going on. But few of us have ever gone to AirVenture for the pure joy of it, and that's been an unintentional gap in our coverage. Kitplanes Editor Marc Cook came across this video on YouTube by James Perkins, of Georgetown, Texas, who has elevated getting the most out of Oshkosh to high art. James, who's been going by the nickname Slick since before he can remember, is a carded aerobatic pilot who competes in his Pitts S-1C. He's also an Eagle Scout and will soon be a freshman at Texas A&M where he has a full ride ROTC scholarship as a future naval aviator. He'll turn 19 next month.
Video of the Week: Learning to Fly, 1953 January 19, 2009 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors There's a touch of annoying feedback in our latest "Video of the Week," but it's worth adapting your ears to. Even if you turn the sound down a few minutes into the video, you'll still enjoy promotional "Learn to Fly" video from 1953. Break out the reel-to-reel, and help us with this screen, willya? (Kudos to AVweb reader Jim Dixon for uncovering this gem on YouTube! Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Wingsuit Base-Jumping January 12, 2009 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We've seen bits and pieces of our latest "Video of the Week" around the web, but it was AVweb reader Joe Rowell who pointed us to the full version we're running today. Even if the phrase "wingsuit base-jumping" doesn't pique your interest, we think you'll enjoy the breath-taking scenery and incredible camera work in this clip from Matchstick Productions' Seven Sunny Days, posted by Vimeo user Ali.
Video of the Week: Canyonlands Flying in a Piper Cherokee January 5, 2009 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Did someone say "backcountry flying"? It doesn't get more majestic than this video AVweb reader Alan Loehr pointed out to us recently. Sit back and enjoy several of Arizona and Utah's most breath-taking sites, seen through the canopy of a Piper Cherokee 140 and edited together into a couple of minutes by YouTube user webdaddy. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Big Beautiful Doll at Compton Abbas December 29, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors A favorite plane of ours (and pretty much everyone else) is the P-51 Mustang Big Beautiful Doll, and this week she touches down for a gorgeous landing on a small grass field runway at Compton Abbas in Dorset, U.K. AVweb reader Charles Davis had just hangared his Cub when he heard a Mustang was coming in for a landing and shot this clip of Rob Davies landing the Doll on the fly. "I like it so much I put in on YouTube," Charles writes; "I hope you like it, too." No worries there, Charles. We enjoyed it quite a bit, and now the rest of AVweb can start the week with it, too.
Video of the Week: Cow Strike December 22, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Oh, the commentary (both serious and otherwise) we could offer with this week's "Video of the Week"! But, in the end, what could we add that isn't already said beautifully by the title of this clip "Plane Hits Cow (With Slow Motion)"? Thanks to AVweb reader Mike Whaley for sending us the link. And let us assure you no cows were harmed in the presentation of this video according to Florida Today, the star of this video escaped the encounter "apparently uninjured." (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: STOL Maule Bush Plane Maneuvers December 15, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Last week, we treated you to high-powered, low-footprint maneuvers centered around an aircraft carrier. This week, we're at the opposite end of the spectrum, watching as a bush plane (a Maule M4-220C) goes through its paces in the wide open spaces of the Lone Star State. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Ark Royal Traps December 8, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Landing on an aircraft carrier may be an experience (and a skill) few of us share, but thanks to this video from DailyMotion, we can learn a little about it without having to leave our computer chairs. Thanks to AVweb reader Pete Madden for sending us the link. (Click through to watch)
Video of the Week: Warbirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover November 24, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We didn't discover this week's "VOTW" in time for Veterans' Day, but somehow we think our readership will appreciate it anyway. Thanks to AVweb reader Ian Herron, who dropped a link in our submission box and drew attention to one of the best homemade music videos we've seen lately. Featuring a breath-taking locale, great airplanes, and the timeless voice of Dame Vera Lynn, this one's a must-see. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: U.S. Air Force 'Monday Blues' November 17, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors "Video of the Week" returns after a brief hiatus to accommodate our AOPA Expo in-house video production and we've got some nice clips in the hopper. First up, a video montage of two USAF demo teams paying a visit to Poplar Grove, Illinois's C77, courtesy of AVweb reader Scott Ross. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: One-Winged RC Landing October 27, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Last week, we mentioned all the great radio-controlled flyer videos that have found their way to our inbox over the last couple of weeks. Just today we came across a new one (from AVweb reader Mike Whaley) that takes the cake. As Mike writes, making a successful landing with one wing is an impressive feat "in any scale."
Video of the Week: Radio-Controlled F-18 Cam October 13, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Here at AVweb's video-watching department, we see plenty of radio-controlled aircraft, in addition to the full-size ones. Our latest "Video of the Week" is something we don't see every day, however an RC F-18 with carrying a tiny camera on its journey. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: King Air Emergency Landing October 6, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We were honestly surprised that we haven't shared this one as our "Video of the Week" before! Thanks to AVweb reader Mark for reminding us of this inspiring video, wherein CNN's Miles O'Brien provides the play-by-play on a simply amazing King Air emergency landing. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Oakland Tower Video of a Red Bull Air Races Fly-By September 28, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Here's an interesting perspective on the Red Bull Air Races, shot from inside the Oakland Control Tower! AVweb reader (and rabid video watcher) Robert Reid stumbled across this one on MySpace Video and send us a link. Well worth it for the controller reactions alone! (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Blue Eagle Westland Lynx Helicopter Aerobatics September 22, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors AVweb reader Sean Dodd is our tour guide to the London skies this week. Sean recommended a flip-flopping, breathtaking video of the Blue Eagle Westland Lynx helicopter putting on a solo show at the London Red Bull Air Races last summer. (Click through to watch.)
Volunteers in The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum restoration shop, led by Art Wilder, have constructed several flying examples of early Curtiss aircraft, including a 1913 Flying Boat and the A-1, the Navy's first airplane. Their next project is a flying replica of Curtiss's Albany Flyer, which flew down the Hudson River to New York City in 1910. If you would like to make a donation to help support the fine work of these dedicated individuals, send a donation to the museum at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840.
Video of the Week: Highlander Dead-Stick Take-Off September 8, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors "You're gonna love this," wrote AVweb reader Scott Evans by way of introduction to this week's featured viral video. "We've all heard of dead-stick landings now check out this dead-stick take-off!" We're not sure what the backstory is on this clip is that actually Bob Hoover narrating? but it's worth a look. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: 747 Acrobatic Aerosur Low Pass Over Portugal 2007 September 1, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We try to spend as much time as possible surfing the web for aviation-related content, but some days we think AVweb reader Robert Reid may have us beat. Robert's usually the first person to e-mail us links to flying videos buried deep in the bowels of YouTube and other user-driven aviation communities, and this week we feature one of his recommendations as our "Video of the Week." Although the airplane featured here is a real 747 (an acrobatic Aerosur) performing a low pass during last year's Portugal Air Show, your brain can easily mistake it for a prop of some sort, watching its low, slow glide for the crowd. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Cardinal RG Flight, Seen from a Different Angle August 24, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Sometimes a simple idea leads to interesting footage, and that's definitely the case with our lastest "Video of the Week." AVweb reader Beaux Graham "attached a budget Harbor Freight security camera to the tail tiedown ring ... of our Cardinal RG ... to watch the odd gear-retraction action." Not only did he get a chance to watch the wheels, but he also recorded an unusual perspective on the flight. (Beaux reminds you to "watch for the spray of dirt from the nose wheel just before the plane lifts off." (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Cessna 140 Watching August 18, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Among the AVweb readers we were lucky enough to meet at Oshkosh this summer was John von Linsowe, a semi-regular contributor to our "Picture of the Week" contest and Cessna 140 owner who shares his passion for flying with fellow members of his 120/140 club. Under duress, John admitted to having a few videos of the Club doing its thing on YouTube and even agreed to send us a link after the show. While we probably won't make it to Dayton, Ohio for the group's September 25-28 shindig, this video gives us pangs of regret. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Missionary Landing at Tiweano (Ecuador) August 11, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week's featured video comes from AVweb reader Robert Patterson, who spent some time last month on a missionary trip to Ecuador with MAF Vision. The clip Robert shares with us their final approach to the village of Tiweano. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Sometimes You Just Have a Bad Day July 21, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors A Sterling Boeing 737 ended up in an unnatural position (for a 737) at the airport in Malaga, Spain on Saturaday after a strange encounter with the airport bridge. For some reason, the bridge went up and caught the aircraft under its open door. Early reports didn't have a damage estimate. Thanks to AVweb reader Robert Reid, who turned us on to the video and also referred us to this incredible photo from Robert Campbell. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Alaska Flying at Knik Glacier July 13, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Last week we brought you a classic Tiger Moth doing aerobatic maneuvers over Australia. This week, we journey to the opposite end of the globe and serve up what YouTube user CrowBerry Dog modestly calls a "flight into known icing" over Knik Glacier in Alaska. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Tiger Moth Aerobatics Over Australia July 6, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors AVweb reader Michele Travierso recently spent some time playing passenger during aerobatic passes but unlike many of us who get the opportunity, he (a) had his videocamera handy, (b) was in what he describes as a "beautifully restored Tiger Moth" (what we can see in the video bears out his assessment), and (c) zoomed and flipped over some gorgeous Australian countryside. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: AIR22 Helicopters Flying Inside the Box June 30, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We're often amazed at the precision and care with which helicopter pilots carry out certain tasks, especially those who perform power-line maintenance. AVweb reader Adam Hunt reminded us of the many pilots who exercise tremendous skill and control as part of their work day, and we spent the rest of the afternoon surfing the web, watching these guys in action. Here's one of our favorite clips, from YouTube user FlyingLineman, depicting a pilot working in a tight spot, "inside the box." (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Float Plane Takeoff from a Moving Trailer June 22, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors While we certainly don't recommend this, it does make for an interesting video. Lee Hilbert and Scott Ross found themselves with a Cessna 120 (O-290) on Edo floats miles from the nearest lake, and rather than tow it to the water, they came up with an interesting solution to get the Cessna airborne. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Air Show Fly Over Grinds to a Halt in Heavy Wind June 15, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Our latest "Video of the Week" is one that's actually been sent to us several times over the last few months, especially when high winds and difficult landings take the spotlight here on AVweb. And to be honest, we're a little surprised to discover that we haven't shared this one yet, so here goes heavy winds bring an air show fly-over to a seeming standstill, much to the delight of the crowd below. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Twin Otter Landing on a Frozen Lake June 8, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We see so many videos of pilots making mistakes and living with the consequences that it's always a pleasure to share a video of pilots dealing well with harsh conditions and guiding an airplane to a graceful (if challenging) landing. With that in mind, our latest "Video of the Week" stars a Twin Otter (along with her skis and, of course, her pilot) landing on a snow-covered frozen lake. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: P-51 Mustang Emergency Landing May 18, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We watch a lot of flying videos in the course of a week, but left to our own devices, we would still miss some of the best. Thankfully, AVweb readers like Robert Reid are there to send us links when they find great videos around the web. Here's one Robert recommended to us that shows a top-notch team handling a P-51 emergency landing. The Mustang's landing gear won't drop, and the ground team has scrambled to make sure everything goes off as safely as possible. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: "Living the Legend" with the Antique Airplane Association May 4, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors AVweb reader Brent Taylor brought this little gem to our attention a promotional video for the Antique Airplane Association's annual Labor Day Fly-In. (Yet another fly-in on our list of "gotta do that" destinations.) We've got aerobatics, crashes, and amazing builds on tap for the next couple of weeks, but for today, let's take a break from the excitement and marvel at some truly amazing aircraft in flight. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Boeing 777 "PTQ" ("Put Together Quickly") April 27, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Wanna see a Boeing 777 put together from the ground up? Got five minutes? Thanks to the wonder of time-lapse videography and the thoughtfulness of AVweb reader Denis Donohue (who forwarded the video link to us), you can watch the whole process and not get caught by your boss. (No guarantees about that last part; we understand the boss comes around a little more often these days ... .) (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: F-16 Model (With Afterburner!) April 20, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors It's been a while since we're run a radio-controlled airplane clip as our "Video of the Week," but when AVweb reader Taber Bucknell told us about this realistic-looking F-16 model with a working afterburner ("The information with the video says afterburner 'effect,' but still it looks great!"), we couldn't resist. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Flying Low Under the Radar April 6, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We've seen some low-flying aircraft in the past, but this clip, originally from Military.com, gave a us a little thrill on the rare occasions we weren't peeking between our fingers. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: High-Speed Airplane Crash Test March 30, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We'd already picked out a really educational and visually stimulating movie clip as today's "Video of the Week" but then we remembered that the very same submitter, AVweb reader Michael King, had sent us an equally educational (but much more viscerally thrilling) video earlier in the week. The video was originally posted as part of an ongoing 9/11 conspiracy discussion, but it's well worth a watch on its own merits, demonstrating what happens when an F-4 jet crashes into the concrete wall of a nuclear power plant. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Helicopter Incident on the High Seas March 23, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors AVweb reader Jim Lin writes, "Here's a video of a scary helicopter incident at sea. Despite what the video description says, it looks like the pilot failed to keep the helicopter pinned to the deck of the pitching ship. You can see the heli get light on its skids on the swell prior to the actual liftoff and subsequent tail strike. That's one lucky deckhand!" (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Eurofighter Typhoon "Drag Races" Bugatti Veyron March 16, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Given the U.K.-based auto show Top Gear's penchant for racing, one wonders how "Video of the Week" made it this far without running this showdown between a twin-engine jet (the Eurofighter Typhoon) and the made-for-speed Bugatti Veyron. This one puts a new spin on the classic battle between land and air speedsters and comes to us courtesy of AVweb reader Dave Gwinn. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: P-51 Mustang Landing March 9, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week's video (from LiveLeak.com) puts you at the controls of the P-51 Mustang Crazy Horse, complete with CFI walking you through the landing procedure. A big thanks to AVweb reader Robert Reid, who brought this to our attention. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Bumpy Landing at London City Airport March 2, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Maybe we have a soft spot for videos that make us a little nervous, but today's "Video of the Week" selection (courtesy of AVweb reader Peter Snoeckx made us sit up and take notice. There's a happy ending, but this Swiss Air pilot has clearly had better days. In his defense, if you turn up the volume, you can hear the wind howling, and he did, after all, end up on the centerline. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: 'Rockford, We Have a Problem ...' Recreating an Engine Failure February 25, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Today's "Video of the Week" comes from AVweb readers Scott Ross and Chuck Jansen. After Chuck lost an engine in his Arrow, the two recreated the frightening experience in video, using a flight-simulator and radar screens to show what happened and mixing in audio from the ATC tower and a WIFR interview. The result is a stellar presentation that brough that brought the Rockford, Illinois controller (heard in the video) out to the fellows' local EAA chapter (1414) for a presentation. According to Scott, the video's been a hit with at least two other local chapters, as well! (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Ilyushin IL76 Nail-Biting Runway Take-Off February 17, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors A couple of weeks ago, we ran a pretty impressive video of some Alaskan pilots doing short-runway take-offs. This week, we offer up something that can only be described as the opposite a Russian Ilyushin IL76 freighter making the most of a runway that seems nail-bitingly short in this clip from YouTuber jerrabomb. (Click through to watch.)
"NSFW" Note: This video does contain some objectionable language you'll see why as you wait for the Ilyushin to take to the air so keep that in mind when playing it at the office or in the company of others.
Video of the Week: Closing the Curtains on Provincetown Boston Airlines (1988) February 3, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors An AVweb reader pointed us in the direction of this week's video as "a reminder of the days when it was fun to be an airline pilot." The video is a compilation of footage shot by pilots, staff and support personnel on the last day of operations for Provincetown Boston Airlines, all edited together and set to music by YouTuber DPatrickSutton. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Alaskan Bush Pilots' Amazing STOLs January 27, 2008 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors "That runway's too short for anything to take off from!" we've all heard the sentence, and maybe a few of us have even said it, but from now on, we'll have to make a slight revision. The next time you hear someone talking about a short take-off, feel free to add, "Except, of course, for those Alaskan bush pilots doing STOLs in that video I saw on AVweb." (Just be careful what tone you use if you're talking to the PIC, O.K.?) Thanks to AVweb reader Ronnie Hughan for sending us the original video clip and YouTube user dynmicpara for the YouTube link. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Drums and Aerobatics December 23, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Here's a little air show fun to spice up your holiday week, straight from the e-mail of AVweb reader Robert Reid, who (accurately) describes the clip as "short, crystal clear, [featuring] amazing photography, and fun to watch." (Click through to view the video.)
Video of the Week: Radio-Controlled Vectored-Thrust Turbine Mig 29 December 17, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Before you ask: Yes, we have been watching a lot of radio-controlled airplane videos lately. When you see the one we've selected as the "Video of the Week," we think you'll agree that it's paying off. Courtesy of YouTube user cavemodels, we give you what may be the world's first vectored-thrust R.C. aircraft. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Radio-Controlled B-29 Bomber December 10, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors It's autumn at AVweb world headquarters, and we're already opining the passage of air show season. We've shared lots of great air show clips in the last few weeks, but today we'll shift our scale back just a bit and marvel at the radio-controlled aerobatics of a B-29 bomber at the 2003 Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF). We stumbled across this at Classic Wings and then found another version on YouTube, which might save a little bandwidth for the folks at Classic Wings. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Airbus A380 Tail Scrape December 1, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Last week, we showed you an A310 from FlyboyTV and promised more big-iron videos in the weeks to come and since we mislabelled the A310 as an A380 on the home page, this might be a good opportunity to show you a real A380 doing some interesting testing. In this clip, the pilots bring the Airbus across the runway at minimum allowable airspeed and weather a pretty significant-looking tailstrike. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Airbus A310 Low Pass November 26, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We've all seen some impressive aerobatics at air shows. Usually, there's an F-15 doing rolls and making low passes to give the crowds a thrill, but how often have you seen those same tricks performed in the big iron like, say for instance, an Airbus A310? Thanks to the internet, you (and we) have a front-row seat waiting for us at the Portugal Air Show '07, where we can see just such a thing. (Click through to watch and hang on to your hat.)
AOPA Expo 2007 Exclusive Video #3: Cessna's Turbo Diesel Skyhawk October 4, 2007 By Glenn Pew Cessna will offer the 172S Skyhawk with a Thielert turbo diesel engine with deliveries to start in mid-2008. AVweb's Glenn Pew and Paul Bertorelli went straight to the horse's mouth for more info on the diesel Skyhawk, talking with Cessna engineers at the AOPA Expo 2007.
Video of the Week: Motorcycle Jumping an Airplane November 18, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Thrills and chills never fail to rouse our Monday-morning "Video of the Week" audience, so here you go a motorcycle jumping an airplane. 'Nuff said! (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Lockheed Martin's P-791 Airship November 12, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week's video came to us under the radar, and we were planning to save it for another week but after you see it, we think you'll agree that it's hard to put out of your head. (Maybe especially so if you watched the History Channel's Lost Worlds episode "The Age of Airships," as we did this week. Or if you're a fan of Pink Floyd and always wanted to see an even bigger flying pig.) The behemoth shown here is Lockheed Martin's P-791, a (possibly) quarter-scale working concept for a cargo-carrying airship being developed in conditions that can only be called hush-hush. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Russian SU-30MK Demo Flight November 5, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors "This video is of an in-flight demonstration flown by the Russians' SU-30MK fighter aircraft. You will not believe what you are about to see." That's how AVweb reader Richard Pantel opened the e-mail that gives us this week's "VOTW." (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Low-Flying Superscooper Fighting Fires Over Malibu October 28, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We know them as "waterbombers," "superscoopers," and "ducks," but when wildfires burn out of control (as they did this week throughout Southern California), Canadair's CL-series firefighters are nothing short of lifesavers. In this clip from CNN (posted on LiveLeak by user bellava), we see one such scooper flying low over Malibu, fighting out-of-control California wildfires. (Click through to watch.)
Bonus Video! Aviation Consumer Demos the Zaon XRX PCAS October 26, 2007 By Paul Bertorelli, Glenn Pew The testing team from Aviation Consumer is back, bringing you another exclusive product review. This month, Consumer Editor-in-Chief Paul Bertorelli talks with Zaon CEO and co-founder Jason Clemens about the company's XRX portable collision avoidance system (PCAS), and the two demonstrate how the XRX interfaces with Garmin's 396 and 496 GPS. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: "Caspian Sea Monster" Russia's Ekranoplan in Action October 21, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week, we turn our attention away from the usual timely and immediately relevant videos found around the 'net and instead cast our eyes back to the 1960s and '70s. Last week, AVweb reader Noah Forden sent us a link to a page about the "Caspian Sea Monster," a Russian Ekranoplan (a sort of hoverplane or jet-boat or well, you figure out what to call it) that will captivate you if you've never seen it before. On that page, we found this clip of the Ekranoplan in action. (The voice-over is in Russian, but the Ekranoplan speaks fluent "amazing" for those who don't know the language.) (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Bob Hoover's Show-Stopping Aerobatics October 15, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week's viral video clip comes to us from AVweb reader Brady Zaiser, who found this clip of the incredible Bob Hoover demonstrating a few aerobatic tricks on Snotr. (Brady, we'll be sending you an AVweb hat for tracking this down and we'll do the same for anyone else who recommends a video that becomes a future "Video of the Week," so be sure to let us know when you find cool flying videos around the web.) (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Journey Through the Classics October 1, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors "Journey Through the Classics" with AVweb reader Walter Bogaardt this week. Walter's put together a couple of amazing videos from footage shot at the recent Camarillo Air Show in California. We've seen some fun musical montages since we started wasting time on YouTube, er, researching viral flying videos but these are top-notch and all worth a watch. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Behind the Scenes at the Red Bull Air Races 2007 in San Diego September 22, 2007 By Glenn Pew How do they clear those pylons at speeds topping 200mph? And how much Red Bull do air race pilots like Michael Goulian and Mike Mangold really consume to "give them the wings" they need to compete in the Air Race World Series? AVweb's Glenn Pew ventured to the races in San Diego last week to find out. And though he lost a few hats to stiff breezes whisked in by the racers, he managed to bring back an incredible reel of video highlights and an exclusive look at the intense two-day preparation period with racer Michael Goulian. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: How to Crash a Boeing 720 September 17, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week's "Video of the Week" comes to us from Spike/iFilm and goes all the way back to 1984, when NASA and the FAA worked together to crash a Boeing 720. Their intent was to study the influence of a fuel additive designed to suppress fire, but ours in the year 2007 is well, honestly, to watch a very expensive aircraft go down in the name of research. (Click here to watch.)
Video of the Week: Recreating the Glenn Curtiss America September 10, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors The folks at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum are hard at work putting the finishing touches on a replica of the America, a Glenn Curtiss twin-engine OX-6 "flying boat" that was originally conceived (in 1914, mind you) as a trans-Atlantic transport. 30,000-hour retired American Airlines Captain Jim Poel is scheduled to fly America at the Lake Keuka (NY) Seaplane Fly-In this weekend, which means the project staff and volunteers will be pretty busy as you read this. YouTube user angelica4709 has posted several videos about the project (which we're still working our way through), but here's a quick look at the fuselage and a preview of the weekend fun with pilots Poel and Lee Sackett and head builder Art Wilder. (Click through to watch.)
Bonus Video! Aviation Consumer Aircraft Traffic Display Review August 26, 2007 By Paul Bertorelli Although the editors of Aviation Consumer are not convinced that traffic systems are must-have equipment, many owners apparently don't agree, and thus there's modest demand for portable collision avoidance devices. For the September issue of Consumer, the eds. tried all four systems Zaon's MRX and XRX, the ProxAlert R5, and the Monroy ATD-300. (Click through to watch their video demo and review.)
Video of the Week: Big Foot Aviation in the Backcountry August 20, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Ride alongside this Piper Cub fitted with oversized tires as it flies in the scenic backcountry and skims the lakes before making super-short landings on drier land. We can't think of a better way to start a Monday morning! (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Aviation Nation 2007 Preview August 13, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors With the scintillating aerobatic performances of AirVenture fresh in our minds, how could we resist a video of highlights meant to whip us into a frenzy for this November's Aviation Nation showcase in Las Vegas? (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Ridge-Soaring Schweizer 1-26E Sailplane August 6, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Our regularly-scheduled "Video of the Week" feature returns today, with a fun flying clip of pilot Noel Anderson riding ridge lines on his way to Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts in his Schweizer 1-26E. (Click through to watch.)
Bonus Video! Aviation Consumer Vacuum Pump Review: Wet vs. Dry July 25, 2007 By Paul Bertorelli Are wet vacuum pumps as good as their owners seem to say they are? Aviation Consumer recently set out to find the answer to that question. In this video product review, you can get a look at the inside of a wet pump and decide for yourself if the claims are true. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Near Mid-Air Collision with Big Consequences July 16, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Shifting our attention back to safety this week, we have a video clip from YouTube user RemosG3. The near mid-air collision here ends with actual mid-air when the Rans S6 (with camera aboard) strikes the tow line attached to the glider the Rans barely missed. The line isn't clearly visible, so watch closely and if you listen closely, you can hear the line hit the Rans and the parachute deploy. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: In-Cockpit Video of C182 Gear-Up Landing July 2, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week, we turn to Flight Level 350 for another in-cockpit video that serves as a safety reminder. If the loud beeping of the gear warning horn isn't enough to tell you that the gear is up on this C182, then the sound of the belly scraping on the runway will definitely let you know you're landing gear-up. Let's hope none of us ever have to actually hear this sound in our cockpits. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: In-Cockpit Prop Failure Video from the 1991 Reno Air Races June 25, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Our last couple of "Video of the Week" clips have been light-hearted and funny, but this week we swing the pendulum in the other direction, with a scary incident of prop failure during the 1991 Reno Air Races. The in-cockpit video comes from YouTube user karenmorss. (Click through to watch.)
What's summer without a few big-budget, special-effects-heavy, totally-unbelievable blockbuster movies? In the spirit that brings us films like Fantastic Four and Die Hard and, most especially, Transformers, which opens in two weeks we think it's time to bring you something totally off-beat and just darn cool. Presenting, from the Japanese film The Returners (and thanks to a tip from AVweb reader Gerald Avella), a transforming 747. (Click through to watch.)
Betting starts now on how many AVweb readers will ask Boeing staff at AirVenture when the new transforming jet goes into production!
Video of the Week: Curtiss P-40N Warhawk Taxi & Takeoff June 10, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week, we cast our far-roving eye toward the viral video clips of Australia (specifically, Wangaratta, Victoria a well-known source of "POTW" submissions for AVweb). YouTube user hyperscale treats us to some candid video of a Curtiss P-40N Warhawk taxiing and taking off from Wangaratta. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: B757 Bird Strike at Manchester Ringway Airport June 3, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors We all know the impact of bird strikes on small aircraft, but when was the last time you saw their effect on something as large as a Boeing 757? Simon Lowe was on hand when a Thomson 757 engine sucked in a bird on take-off a few weeks ago, and he caught the whole thing on video. Thanks to AVweb reader Lawrence Braden for sending us the clip. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: 25 Hours of FedEx Flights May 27, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Move over, Jack Bauer! If you think you accomplish a lot in one day, check out this week's time-lapse map showing all of FedEx's flights inside the continental U.S. over a 25-hour period. Suddenly Memphis is starting to look a lot like the center of the universe ... .
Video of the Week: Agrorotors Helicopter Power Line Maintenance May 13, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Man's best friend is the dog, but the electric companies' best friend may well be the helicopter. Last week, we saw how helicopters do thankless jobs like tree-trimming around power lines. This week, let's take a look at some other (pretty impressive) line maintenance that could only be done with the assistance of pilots. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Helicopter Tree-Trimming May 7, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors "Ever wonder how they trim the trees around power lines?" That's the question YouTube user daveyonce answers for us in this week's video clip. (Click through to watch.)
AVweb's Video Tour of the 2007 Sun 'n Fun Fly-In April 20, 2007 And now for something completely different.... At AVweb we're used to bringing you all the news from all the big shows, but we like looking at airplanes, too. For a softer look at the sights and sounds, we found Thursday at Sun 'N Fun. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Australian TV Cockpit Spoof April 30, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week's flying video comes from an Australian comedy troupe who take us inside the cockpit of flight simulator to talk to airline "pilots." (Did we mention how thankful we are that this is just a simulator?) (Click through to watch.)
Sun 'n Fun Video Round-Up April 22, 2007 By Glenn Pew This week, we're taking a brief hiatus from reader-recommended videos to point out two videos produced on-the-fly (and largely on-the-run) by AVweb's Glenn Pew over the last couple of days at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida. We shot quite a bit of video at the show, so look for more original video content here on AVweb in the next few days. For now, here are a couple of short clips that set the tone for our adventures in vodcasting at the Fly-In. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Heritage Flight at Sun 'n Fun 2006 April 16, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Sun 'n Fun 2007 kicks off today, but before we roll out the carpet on this year's fun, let's take a quick look back at last year's with a video montage of the 2006 air show heritage flight, courtesy of YouTube's mig8769. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Sean Tucker Aerobatics to the Music of Steve Morse April 9, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors CFII (and AVweb reader) Nate Weinsaft tells us he's "a huge fan of Sean D. Tucker and the musician Steve Morse ... [who] recently purchased a Mac." We won't speculate on how long it took to match up Tucker's aerobatic feats to the swells and valleys of "Air on a 6 String," but it was long enough to earn Nate's video a spot as today's AVweb "Video of the Week." (For those who will ask, here's a link to buy the album. You're on your own when it comes to buying the Macintosh.) (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Shooting Ultralights Out of the Sky April 2, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Whenever we put out the call, we get a wide variety of links and video clips from AVweb readers. This one, from reader James Fender, made us sit up and take notice. Before you watch, we should warn you that it is indeed part of an air show performance no ultralights were actually shot down over New Jersey. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Airbus A380 Debut at New York March 25, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Our friends at 2FlyTV were on hand last week with the first Airbus A380s landed at JFK and LAX. In this exclusive video from New York, 2FlyTV takes us behind the scenes of the celebrated landing, with great shots of the interior and some commentary on the A380. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Helicopter Whacks Hangar on Takeoff March 18, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors For the last couple of weeks, we've been sharing fun, light-hearted videos of people making things fly. This week, we dip back into the "holy crap!" file for a devastating helicopter accident from Break.com. Thankfully, no one seems to be injured, but this is one harrowing clip, especially for safety-conscious observers. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Radio-Controlled F-14 March 10, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week, we ask the question, "Would Top Gun have been as much fun if Tom Cruise had an RC antenna instead of a stick?" Probably not but it might have been more exciting than you think, as evidenced by this clip of a scale model radio-controlled F-14 posted on YouTube by mwtpt4270. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: FLIR Demo into Aspen, Colorado March 4, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Our latest "Video of the Week" comes to us from an AVweb reader who writes, "For those that know what FLIR is, I have a video you need to see. This is [a Gulfstream] ... on a visual landing to Aspen, Colorado at night. The right half of the view is the pilot's normal visual path to the runway during darkness in other words, totally black. The left side of the screen is the Forward Looking Infrared [FLIR], which paints the heat signature of the outside terrain for pilots so we can see at night as though it were daytime. ... You have to love FLIR ... takes all the fun out of night VFR!"
Video of the Week: The Flying Lawnmower (And This Time It's Not a Figure of Speech) February 25, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors There are two videos we receive (and stumble across) more often than any others on the web. Both videos are testaments to human ingenuity and technical achievement and they never fail to raise a giggle when we see them. We've held them in reserve for a while, just in case we needed them to brighten a particularly rough Monday morning. (Plus, we were afraid that it we ran these videos, people would stop sending them to us. And that would ruin the pleasant surprise of watching these videos at 4:00 on a Thursday afternoon and laughing our heads off.) But the time has come, at last, to unveil the first of our Two Most-Submitted Videos: the flying lawnmower! (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Reno Balloon Race 2006 (Time-Lapse Video) February 18, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Our latest "Video of the Week" is for those of who'd love to attend a hot air balloon race, but just couldn't find the time in 2006. You're in luck, because YouTube user tlapse has put together and incredible time-lapse video of the 2006 Reno Balloon Race launch ceremony using stills from a Canon digital camera! (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: End of the Line for the C-141 February 10, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week's video is an impressive slideshow of C-141s put together by Mike Novack of C-141 Heaven. The video celebrates the careers of 141s and (according to Mike's blog) was put together after last May's retirement ceremony for one of the last flying specimens. (Set to the music of Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere.")
Video of the Week: Human 'Flying Squirrel' February 4, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Who hasn't wanted to do this ever since he or she was a kid? Loic Jean Albert lives the dream in this clip from Ultimate Journey, sent to us by AVweb reader Noah Forden. Click through to watch.
Video of the Week: Ultralight Flying over Cambodia with Lee Baer (Kompong Speu International) January 28, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Over the last few months, we've seen quite a few amazing videos from AVweb readers and if we've learned one thing, it's how tough it can be to stage, shoot, and produce your own video. Sometimes you'll see something from the air that's incredible but capturing that in a video can be tough. Ultralight pilot Lee Baer seems to have mastered the art is our latest "Video of the Week" clip. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Whidbey Island Mooney Approach January 21, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Don't try this one at home kids midfield landing on a short strip in a Mooney, with no "out" due to the pilot's long landing and tall trees all around the airport. It's too bad we don't have Smell-O-Vision yet, because you'd actually be able to smell the rubber burn when he locks the brakes to avoid a runway overrun.
Video of the Week: Barb MacLeod & Max Bell's 52-1/2-Turn Aerobatic Spin January 13, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors In the wake of aviation instructor and spin king William Kershner's passing, we thought this would be a good time to share a video AVweb editor Jen Whitley had on hand from a few years ago. In this incredible clip, aerobatics pros Barb MacLeod and Max Bell perform a 52-and-a-half-turn spin in Austin, Texas during the winter of 1994. Click through to watch the video and be amazed.
Video of the Week: Crosswind Aircraft Testing January 7, 2007 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Welcome back to the working week! AVweb's "Video of the Week" is here to ease the transition, with a little help from YouTube user Whatmap and his/her video clip, "Crosswind Aircraft Testing." (Click through to view.)
Video of the Week: Stopped-Engine Aerobatics with Bob Hoover December 31, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors After seeing this video posted by skoey on YouTube, there was no doubt it would be this week's "Video of the Week." Have a look at the amazing airplane-gliding aerobatic feats of Bob Hoover, and we think you'll see why. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Happy Holidays from AVweb December 23, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Happy holidays from AVweb!
Aviation-themed videos will return next week, but since we're posting this edition of "VOTW" on Christmas morning, December 25, 2006, we thought we'd take a few moments to sip our hot cocoa and share one of the most fun viral videos that's hit the web in the last few years. This week's amazing video showcases the patience and ingenuity of Ohio electrical engineer Carson Williams, whose 2004 Christmas lights display, synchronized to the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Wizard in Winter" (buy it here) sparked so much chatter that it has its own page on the myth-busting web site Snopes.com. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Near-Miss with a T-38 Trainer December 16, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Our latest "Video of the Week" is nail-biting footage of what's often called a "near-miss" although they're more accurately called "near-mid-air-collisions." Watch as one pilot gets a little too close for comfort to a T-38 trainer in this clip posted to YouTube by smkenney7 and marked as being from Randolph Air Force Base. (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: World's Smallest Twin-Engine Airplane December 9, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Here's a YouTube clip that will have you reading through the comments and trying to make up your mind. Originally posted by user meetmrglock, this clip of "the world's smallest twin" has tongues wagging. (Click through to view.)
Video of the Week: Mountain Air Strip Landing December 3, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Following up on last week's theme of challenging landings, we've got an air strip in Courchevel, France that you'll have to see to believe. Not only does the PC-12 pilot in this clip have contend with mountainous slopes, but he only has 550 m (1,800') to do it.
Click through to view the video, originally posted on YouTube by user Intagen.
Video of the Week: Impressive Landing November 26, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors AVweb reader Brett Bohannon brought this amazing video to our attention over the Thanksgiving holiday. (Watch your mailbox for an official AVweb hat, Brett!) The video was originally posted to YouTube by user Gooney87. Click through to watch as an unidentified pilot brings his Cessna to a graceful landing with only one landing gear available.
Video of the Week: CV-22 Osprey November 19, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors AVweb's Russ Niles was on hand at Aviation Nation last week and brought back a terrific clip of the Osprey CV-22 making its public debut. We thought everyone would like to see it, so we're sharing it here as AVweb's "Video of the Week." (Click through to watch.)
Video of the Week: Patty Wagstaff, Champion Aerobatic Pilot November 12, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Come take a wild ride with champion aerobatic pilot Patty Wagstaff in today's "Video of the Week"! This week's clip was posted on YouTube by user Louie Schwartzberg and brought to our attention by AVweb reader Paul Stambaugh. (We'll be sending Paul a hat for his troubles and we'll do the same for you, if you point us to an interesting new video that we use here in "VOTW.")
Video of the Week: Boeing 747 SP Retirement Landing November 5, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Welcome to AVweb's "Video of the Week" feature, where we like to kick off the work week with an interesting video we (or more often, our readers) have discovered on the web. This week's featured video comes from South African pilot Rudi Greyling and features the retirement landing of a Boeing 747 at Rand Airport in Germiston. Click through to watch ó and remember to send us a link when you come across interesting videos. We watch every one of them, and if we use yours here, we'll send you an AVweb cap as a "thank you.")
Video of the Week: U.S.A. vs. Japan in the 'Open a Beer Bottle with a Helicopter' Contest October 30, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Each week, we get a handful of e-mails from AVweb readers who've found interesting, funny, or downright strange videos while surfing the web. And since we love a good diversion as much as the next aviation buff, we're doing our part to keep these viral videos alive by sharing one a week with the rest of you. Today's clip features the most expensive bottle opener you're ever liable to see, courtesy of Glumbert.com. Click through to watch! (And remember to tell us about any interesting videos you run across out there!)
Video of the Week: Portuguese Pilot Opts for a Go-Around October 22, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Welcome back to AVweb's latest showcase of the funny, interesting, and downright mind-blowing "Video of the Week"! This week's clip should have you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next courtesy of YouTube's misfit22.
Don't forget to send us links to any interesting videos you find out there. If you're impressed by it, there's a good chance other AVweb readers will be too. (Plus, we like watching videos.)
Video of the Week: Helicopter Take-Off Accident October 16, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Amazing, frightening, funny, and cool videos continue to trickle in throughout the week since we've set up a special address for you to send us video recommendations! Thanks for keeping us entertained throughout the week and please keep the videos coming. This week's clip is a take-off close call guaranteed to raise the hair on the back of your neck, courtesy of YouTube's scottuh1. Click through to watch ... .
Video of the Week: RC Model Airplane Indoor Aerobatics October 9, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors New and interesting videos continue to trickle in through reader recommendations. Thank you very much! This week, lest we forget to include it in our new "Video of the Week" feature, we showcase an amazing clip that ran at our AirVenture booth in Oshkosh this summer. Many AVweb readers stopped to speculate with us on what was going on in this clip and we discovered just how many of you are Radio Control airplane buffs! If you've never been to an R.C. meet or have no interest in these tiny aircraft, this is just the clip to show you why so many people are fascinated by them.
Video of the Week: French Connection (CAP10 Formation Aerobatics) October 2, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors Thanks to everyone who continues to send videos to add to our collection. (You can look forward to seeing some pretty nifty clips over the next few weeks.) This week, we invite you to fly again with Daniel Heligoin and Montaine Mallet, the French Connection, in this clip we found on YouTube. It was originally posted by robbif.
Video of the Week: Kirby Chambliss at Red Bull Air Race, Longleat, U.K. September 25, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors This week's video arrives, courtesy of the folks at the Red Bull Air Races and Freecaster.com. You'll need the QuickTime plug-in to view this one. (There's a link to download it if you don't already have it.) And after you've watched Kirby Chambliss strut his stuff at the Red Bull Air Race in Longleat, U.K., use the embedded menu to watch more clips from Longleat. Please keep sending your video links!
For those who asked, the song featured in last week's Video was "Treetop Flyer," recorded by Stephen Stills and found on the album Stills Alone.
Video of the Week: Ride of Your Life September 18, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors A big thanks to everyone who took a few minutes last week to share their favorite flying videos with us. We didn't get much work done on Monday or Tuesday, but we did enjoy your videos so please keep 'em coming! This week's "VOTW" is a little longer and more laid-back, but well worth a watch. It was originally posted on YouTube by richardr2000.
Video of the Week: Cars vs. 747 Thrust September 11, 2006 By AVweb's 'Video of the Week' Editors In our travels of the World Wide Web, we've saved and bookmarked quite a few video clips. Some gave us the chills, some flat-out amazed us, and some taught us a little something that we didn't already know. In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing some of these videos one a week, until we run out of them with you, our readership. Both entertainment and education are on tap for this feature, but we think the thing that will make it work in the long run is the same thing that's made our "Picture of the Week" and "Question of the Week" features so popular your participation. If you run across a video that you think would be interesting to the rest of the AVweb audience be it funny, inspirational, shocking, or something else entirely send us a link! We'll add your video to our ever-growing archive, and if it's selected to be an AVweb "Video of the Week," we'll send you one of our official AVweb baseball caps as a humble "thank you."
To kick things off, here's a gravity-defying clip we found on YouTube recently. It never fails to bring a smile to our face and was originally posted on YouTube by chenjack0220.