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.)
More incredible aerobatics from the World Wide Web, this time courtesy of AVweb reader Paul Logue (thanks, Paul!) and featuring Eastern European pilots Svetlana Kapanina and Pter Besenyei. (Click through to watch.)
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.)
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.
"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.)
The 2007 NBAA Convention has been a busy one for the AVweb team, and there were many invitations we (unfortunately) had to turn down. When the kind folks at Airbus invited us to tour a fully-equipped A318 Elite, however, we just couldn't pass up the opportunity. Grab your most presentable briefcase and join us for a taste of business travel in the highest style. (Click through to watch.)