Posts Tagged ‘Flight’

How To Traverse The Grand Canyon With A Jetpack

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Yves “Jetman” Rossy jumps from a helicopter, jetpacks above the Grand Canyon for awhile before parachuting to terra firma. Found at YouTube from swissinfovideos.

Ridiculously Tight Landing

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Cockpit video of a insanely close airplane landing at a runway in Paro, Bhutan. Found at YouTube from LoungeLizard64.

Goshawk Flight In Slo-Mo

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Chris Packham puts a northern goshawk through its paces in the lab. Found at YouTube from BBC.

The Bug Highway

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Right above you, totally invisible, is an enormous herd of animal life — tiny bugs riding the wind currents. Found at Vimeo from npr.

SmartBird: Mechanical Bird That Actually Flies

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This is insane. Festo’s SmartBird, which is inspired by the herring gull, can start, fly and land autonomously with no additional drive mechanism. Its wings not only beat up and down, but also twist at specific angles. Found at YouTube from FestoHQ via technabob.

This animation demonstrates how the mechanics of the SmartBird works:

Cockpit View: Twilight Landing At LAX

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Ever wonder what it’s like to fly into the City of Angels at twilight? Now you know. Found at YouTube from enigma800.