Video of the Week: “Caspian Sea Monster” – Russia’s Ekranoplan in Action

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: Aerobatics with Svetlana Kapanina and Pter Besenyei

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.)

Video of the Week: Bob Hoover’s Show-Stopping Aerobatics

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.)

AOPA Expo 2007 Exclusive Video #4: Cirrus’s Alan Klapmeier Shows Us Around The-Jet

Cirrus's The-Jet is finally here, and President Alan Klapmeier takes you on an exclusive guided tour of the latest VLJ in this exclusive AVweb video. (Click through to watch.)

AOPA Expo 2007 Exclusive Video #2: Baja Bush Pilots Fight Border Regulations

Baja Bush Pilots' Jack McCormick talks to AVweb at AOPA Expo 2007 in Hartford, CT, about the Department of Homeland security and general aviation pilots flying in and out of Mexico and Canada.

AOPA Expo 2007 Exclusive Video #1: Pre-Show Tour

To kick off our exclusive video coverage of AOPA Expo 2007, we thought we'd share a glimpse of what you see when a press pass gets you into the Hartford, Connecticut show a day early. (Click through to watch.)

AOPA Expo 2007 Exclusive Video #3: Cessna’s Turbo Diesel Skyhawk

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.

AOPA Expo 2007 Exclusive Video #3: Cessna’s Turbo Diesel Skyhawk

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: Journey Through the Classics

"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.)

NBAA 2007 Exclusive Video #3: Airbus A318 Elite Business Jet Cabin Tour

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.)
Bet you didn't know Berge did his Phd thesis on Aviation Impacts of Midwest Drylines. OK, so he didn't. But he can still explain it.

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