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  • September 23, 2015
    This is a short video of a dog robot that has a tethered quadrocopter drone it can launch from its back. Like closing your eyes and randomly booty-calling any contact in your phone, this will probably end very badly (sorry Shane, hope we can still be friends). The combination... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2015
    Airplane bathroom? No need. 27-year old Jeff Rubin, who is apparently a black-out drunk, recently stood up, peed in the crack in the seats in front of him, and went back to sleep during a Jet Blue flight from Anchorage, Alaska to Portland, Oregon. He was woken up and arreste... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2015
    This is the quinquagintiquadricopter (54 -- is that right?) flying machine built and being flown by a crazy person. They call it the Swarm. I call it I hope for the sake of your family you have life insurance. The flying machine can allegedly lift 164kg (~360-pounds) and fly... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2015
    This is the video resulting from Barry Craig duct-taping a Superman action figure to his Phantom 3 drone to make it look like he's flying over Victoria Park in London. It's funny because it kind of looks like a bad chroma key job. Also, why is Superman shaking so bad? SPOILE... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2015
    This is a short video of a UFO flying past a Virgin Atlantic flight as it takes off from New York's JFK Airport. I have so many questions. What was that? Okay that is pretty much my only question besides why was somebody in the woods filming planes taking off? That seems su... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2015
    This is 'Angel', a hyper-realistic sculpture created by Beijing artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu to resemble their concept of a fallen angel. Well I can certainly see why the angel fell -- it doesn't have any feathers. You can't expect to fly with those uncooked hot wings! It wa... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    This is a hummingbird feeder that's incorporated into a $80 flowery mask. You leave it outside for awhile to let the birds get used to it, then put that sucker on one day and sit still while the hummers come to feed right between your eyes. INTENSE! Reminds me of the time I ... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2015
    This is the larger than full-scale R2-D2 quadrocopter built by Otto Dieffenbach (who also made that awesome Snoopy one) to show off at San Diego Comic-Con, which apparently started today and doesn't start July 30th like I thought, which explains why it was so easy to book a che... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2015
    These are a handful of shots captured by avian photographer Phoo Chan of a crow riding on the back of a bald eagle. That is certainly something you don't see everyday. Something I don't see everyday? Another human being. Just let that sink in while I talk to a pillow I drew... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2015
    This is a video demonstration of NASA's Greased Lightning-10 drone showing off its capability to transform from an upright flying drone to an airplane mid-flight. It can both hover like a helicopter and fly like an airplane. Was there a Transformer like that? Maybe his name ... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2015
    This is a video from the Ultra Léger Motorisé aeronautics club in French Guiana of a cat that stowed away in the plane's wing before a flight. Apparently the cat is the club's mascot and wanted to see what this flying thing is all about. The cat is fine and presumably learned... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2015
    This is a video of Red Bull stunt pilots Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones barnstorming (technically hangarstorming) side by side at 185MPH, caught from a bunch of different angles and in beautiful slow motion. They must really trust each other. Also, maybe it's true after all th... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2015
    This is a video of a stunt pilot taking his four-year old daughter Léa out for her first aerobatic flight. She really gets into it and giggles her face off. Me? I couldn't do it. I only fly out of necessity. It is not something I could ever do for pleasure. Mostly because... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2015
    The B-Unstoppable is an unfortunately named quadrocopter/tank hybrid currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The tankocopter can fly for about nine minutes, drive for 12 - 18 (or any combination of the two), includes a 1280 x 1020 video camera, and costs $130. Obviously, fo... / Continue →
  • May 26, 2015
    This is a video of Bilbo (wrong franchise!) the barn owl flying a couple's wedding rings down the aisle during their marriage ceremony. Previously: this owl that was supposed to do the same thing but flew up to the rafters and laughed at the couple instead. This one goes a lo... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2015
    This is a video shot on Huntington Beach of a stunt kite pilot taunting a kid with his insane kite control skills. I didn't even know half of those moves were possible to perform with a kite. And apparently neither did Benjamin Franklin, which is why his bag of kite tricks co... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2015
    To celebrate their expansion into more international markets, All Nippon Airlines has announced they'll begin flying these R2-D2 themed 787 Dreamliners to foreign destinations this fall. I'm pretty sure the extent of the R2-D2 theme is just the exterior though. Still, maybe R... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2015
    This is a video of wingsuiter Sebastian Alvarez flying through a piece of styrofoam painted like the Chilean flag just twelve feet above the extinct volcano Cerro Manquehue, near his hometown of Santiago, Chile. I don't think I would have the balls to do that. I take that bac... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2015
    These are a bunch of renderings of the upcoming Bell 525 Relentless, a state-of-the-art helicopter complete with customizable ultra-luxurious interiors. Obviously, I just added one to the top of my must-have list. How much do luxury helicopters go for these days, anyway? I h... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2015
    From Youtuber Olivier C (who also brought us the R/C Millennium Falcon and TIE Interceptor quadrocopters -- but NOT the speeder bike one) comes this Star Destroyer quadrocopter. It looks legit. Want to place bets on what Star Wars ship he'll make next? $50 says he makes Boba... / Continue →