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Helicopter Rescue

Warning NSFW – Strong Language A two man Robinson R-22 helicopter was passing by a group of large houses when the crew sees a kid flying a small toy plane. When the plane crashes in the tree tops, the guys decide to perform a daring rescue of the P51 Mustang. Pretty great. -Via Orange

Air Force One

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader. You’ve heard of Air Force One, but what do you really know about it? Here’s a short history of what’s now considered the “flying White House.” HOMEBOUND Nowadays we take for granted that traveling around the world is part of the president’s job. But [...]

Pushed to the Limit

In 1952, Air Force Captain James Robinson Risner and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Joe Logan chased enemy MiGs across Korea into Chinese territory. After the battle, Logan’s plane was disabled and leaking oil and fuel. Instead of bailing out to be captured, Risner used his plane to push Logan’s plane along! With jet acedom and hours [...]

Music History #6: “American Pie”

“American Pie” Written and performed by Don McLean (1971) Getty Images The Music “I can’t remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride But something touched me deep inside the day the music died” The phrase “The day the music died” is familiar to us today as shorthand for the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, [...]

RC Batwing Really Flies

This is the neatest thing you’ll see all day. Chris Allen built an RC plane that looks like Batman’s plane, the Batwing. The video at the link is amazing. The model is fast and as maneuverable as the real, er, ficticious Batwing. Link

Has Amelia Earhart’s plane been found ?

A plane wreck has been discovered where analysts believe the famed aviator went down in 1937. While the identity of the wreck has yet to be confirmed,…

The Lost Scripts, Part III: Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods

While it’s not unusual for a film to have unused screenplays hiding in a filing cabinet somewhere, the lost scripts of Indiana Jones are a fascinating look at what might have been for everyone’s favorite whip-wielding, fedora-wearing archaeologist. We’ve discussed Indiana Jones and the Monkey King and Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars. Our [...]

Plane Carrying Proposal Banner Crashes

Mike Flynn hired a plane to carry a banner sating “Will you marry me?” over the beach in Rhode Island where his girlfriend Michelle would see it. Ten minutes into the flight, pilot Mark Simmons noticed his engine was failing. The plane crashed, but Simmons was unhurt. Meanwhile, Flynn was waiting at the beach, not [...]

Man jumps from plane without parachute

Gary Connery has become the first person to ever jump from a plane without deploying a parachute. The 42-year-old stuntman instead donned a wingsuit t…

A Little Airplane Music

When their plane was delayed, the members of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra had an idea on how to pass the time: Our plane got delayed 20 minutes so we got out our instruments and played an impromptu 4 song set [...]