Archive for November, 2007

Old video of aerobatic teams performing at MAKS 2005, the Moscow Air Show. You can see teams like Red Arrows, the Russian Knights, The Swifts, Blue Angels, Frecce Tricolori, the Russ Squadron and Patrouille de France. Great action from these guys. Check it out.

Aerobatic Teams

You probably know who Jurgis Kairys is. He is the Lithuanian pilot flew his plane under a bridge while inverted. Here he is, taking off and pulling hard on the stick resulting in a maneuver similar to the one performed by the Sukhoi Su-27 jet: the Cobra.

Jurgis Kairys Cobra at takeoff

Pilots

I actually don’t know if this is a commercial or just a short film. Anyway, it features John Malkovich, two Spitfires and a blonde. Great combination. I especially like John Malkovich’s line: ” There are no real pilots anymore…just people in nifty uniforms who operate computers…” Hilarious!

Pilots

Bo-105 The Flying Tiger

The German Bo-105 was the first ever twin engined small helicopter in the world. And because of its highly advanced rotor, this little helicopter is capable of performing stunning aerobatic maneuvers. This, I believe, is an old promo video made by MBB, the company that produced the Bo-105. Anyway, this pilot is amazing, flying between all those trees. Demands respect.

Bo-105 The Flying Tiger

When I saw the first frames of this video I thought it was going to be lame. But after that helo went through a tunnel I thought there might be something to this flick after all. Turns out this one is great. Or at least I think so. You can expect some cool low level action on this crazy ride through the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. Oh, and if you don’t see too many familiar things, it’s because the video was made in 1967.

Helicopter ride through the city of Rio de Janeiro

I just love the crazy frenchmen that form the Salomon Soul Flyers. This time, they went looking for a bit of fun in the Dolomites. Seems they had quite a good time. Enjoy!

Salomon Soul Flyers – Adrenaline Hunters Dolomites 07

Soaring over the Alps

I saw this and brought back some memories. Been two years since I last flew a sailplane. Anyway, here is some beautiful soaring footage taken from a DG-500 sailplane over the Alps. Some aerobatics and a great soundtrack make for a cool video.

Soaring over the Alps

Dune of Pyla paragliding

This sand dune in France, called the Dune of Pyla is a 3 kilometer long slice of paragliding paradise. And by the looks of it, it is tonnes of fun. I really enjoyed this vid, it’s funny and crazy. Besides, I’ve just added a new place to go on my vacation.

Dune of Pyla paragliding

Jurgis Kayris is a Lithuanian aerobatic pilot and an aircraft engineer. He has won over the years numerous aerobatic championships, created a series of breath taking aerobatic maneuvers ( one of which is the Kairys Wheel ) and also helped develop the famous Russian aerobatic Sukhois: Su-26,29 and 31. He also developed his own aerobatic aircraft he JuKa, a very impressive little plane. He took his plane against a really fast truck in a drag race. You can probably guess who the winner was…

Plane vs Truck

Skyward – the movie

Here is a great paragliding video I found. 7 minutes of intense paragliding aerobatics combined with a great soundtrack. Lots of helicopters, a croquette and many many more really cool action from these guys. Enjoy!

Skyward – the movie