This is by far the coolest, most amazing, most insane… this is the ULTIMATE WINGSUIT VIDEO! Check out the crazy stuff these guys do in the Norwegian mountains… you really won’t believe it. Jean Loic Albert explains how these guys fly within hands reach of the cliff face, something called proximity flying and how they manage to push themselves to the absolute limit. You know how they say: “Boy got skills” and this is definitely true. Enjoy!
This is one crazy archive video showing the crop dusters of Columbia back in the ’50s. Spraying cotton was quite a business back then, but what really stands out is the incredible maneuvers these pilots performed with their little Piper Cubs to spread the load evenly. No wonder they were called daredevil aerial crop dusters… check it out!
This has to be one of the most weird looking flying machines ever to reach for the skies. This thing looks as if a helicopter met up with a hang glider and humped it like crazy… and then the waited for the result. I wouldn’t have the balls to fly such a thing, but there are some fearless guys out there that don’t mind flying a meat grinder attached to a triangular piece of metal. Don’t really think this gyro hang glider will ever catch on.
Very cool video filmed by the guys at Jones Air, Australia. Great images showing the dangers but also the thrills of aerial crop dusting. This job requires not only great skill but also a lot of attention, one of the main reasons this profession has such a high number of fatal accidents is the high number of power lines these pilots must avoid while trying to get the best coverage possible, and that is just during the day. Imagine what these guys face during night flying… Enjoy the Air Tractors and their pilots at work in this great aerial crop dusting video.
Ever wonder how they trim the trees around power lines? My guess is you probably never even thought about it until now… but just in case you want to know… check out this great video. All you need to do some trimming is a skilled pilot, a helicopter and of course the biggest saw you can ever imagine attached to that helicopter. The rest is pure destruction 🙂
This is a great illustration of how a helicopter pilot manages to control his aircraft, in this case one of the most famous helicopter in the world, the Bell 47. Narrated by Martin Sheen, this is part of the great IMAX Straight Up: Helicopters in Action, a must see for all helicopter buffs out there…
This Hiller helicopter crashed while filming the 1978 film “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!”. The pilot was supposed to enter the frame at the same time the police car was rolling in… but he came a bit fast and had to flare hard thus hitting the ground with the tail rotor. Although the crash was unscripted it was used for the film. The funny thing is the crash used up more of the budget than all other aspects of the film combined.
Ever wondered what a World War II airplane could do to a helicopter? Well this short video will quite clearly showcase the destruction an airplanes propeller can cause to a helicopter. That poor Jet Ranger “parked” nicely on the grass is nothing more than chewing material for that big brutes propeller.