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Video of the Week: Boeing 747 SP Retirement Landing

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 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...

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

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

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

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)

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.

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

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

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.

Video of the Week: Sean Tucker Discusses His Bailout

You'll be seeing lots of cool, shocking, puzzling, and educational videos in this space on the new AVweb.com. For now, just to test drive this feature and make sure it's working up to snuff, we'd like to share an exclusive video of air show pilot Sean Tucker discussing his bailout in April. This footage was taken during Sun 'n Fun 2006, and many of you may have missed it the first time around. Watch this space for an all-new video coming your way shortly ... .

It’s A Photoshop World

An Airbus in a cornfield? Gotta be a fake, right? Not this time. Still, here's some fun with Photoshop.

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Why This Landing Went Bad

St. Barts, in the eastern Caribbean, is famous for having a short, narrow runway with a tall hill off one end. It's tricky to get into and more than one pilot has come to grief in trying. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli reviews a landing that went wrong and why.