Archive for Planes

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!

Daredevil crop dusters

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.

Aussie crop dusters

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.

Plane vs. Helicopter

If you are passionate about low level passes here is a compilation of some low level action in various aircraft ranging from high speed military jets to big airliners to small piston aircraft. Enjoy the last part of the low pass compilation series!

Low pass compilation no.3

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If you are passionate about low level passes here is a compilation of some low level action in various aircraft ranging from high speed military jets to big airliners to small piston aircraft. Enjoy the second part of the low pass compilation series!

Low pass compilation no.2

Low pass compilation no.1

If you are passionate about low level passes here is a compilation of some low level action in various aircraft ranging from high speed military jets to big airliners to small piston aircraft. Enjoy this compilation series!

Low pass compilation no.1

Wayne Mackey incredible short landings

Wayne Mackey won the 2008 Short Takeoff and Landing competition in the experimental category at the “May Day” Fly-In & Air Show in Valdez, Alaska. His plane is a replica of the well known Piper J-3 Cub and he won the experimental category with an incredible takeoff distance of 49 feet, and an equally impressive landing distance of 71 feet. Check out some of his very impressive short takeoffs and landings out in the bush.

Wayne Mackey incredible short landings

Turbine cubs

Turbine Cubs of Wyoming are the guys building this replica of the famous Piper Cub. These are very nice little planes for bush flying and stuff like that. Anyway, check out this amazing video of these airplanes in actions… pretty cool scenery!

Turbine cubs

These are probably some of the best low passes ever. And, if it is about low level action, then it’s the French flying their Mirage F1s as crazy as humanly possible over the sands of Chad. Enjoy!

Coolest low level passes ever!

The French Air Force keeps a number of units in Chad. Because of the nature of the missions, the old Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma and Dassault Mirage F1 are stationed there. Pilots often call these “leisure missions” because they pretty much get to do stuff they wouldn’t normally do… like flying extremely low and generally having lots of fun. Check out the videos of the “Crazy Boys” over Chad.

Over Chad