THESE GUYS ACTUALLY GET PAID FOR THIS.When watching this video, please don't do what we did. Don't second guess all of your life choices by asking yourself "why oh why did I not become a pilot?" It won't get you anywhere, but if you're young enough and subscribe to our website because you love aviation, stop thinking about it and just go do it.
Notice the patch on the back of the helmet. Pretty badass if you ask us.
Now that our little rant is over, let's see what we have here. We found a video filmed from the perspective of an Apache pilot. The whole thing is 16 minutes long, so we recommend you skip around. We don't expect you to watch the whole thing of course.
There are a couple of cool shots in the beginning and towards the middle that are notable. The pilot gets down between the trees and navigates a small patch of grass. It's really low and he seems to do it with no second thought. Also, he later pops back on the road and sorta chases a driver on the road. Bet they didn't mind that, but if unexpected, that might shake you up a bit.
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Ninety-two-year-old World War II Spitfire pilot Joy Lofthouse recently got to fly a Spitfire again as part of the seventy-year anniversary of the use of the planes in the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).The ATA was used in WWII to “[ferry] Royal Air Force and Royal Navy warplanes between factories, maintenance unis and front-line squadrons.”
Following the anniversary flight, the BBC reported that Lofthouse described the opportunity as “lovely” and “perfect,” adding that it made her feel “quite young” again.CNN relayed Lofthouse’s stories of how treasured the Spitfire was and how “bomber pilots who flew with her late husband often wanted to hear about her experiences with the plane during post-war reunions.” Lofthouse said those bomber pilots would all say, “We’d have given our right arm to fly a Spitfire.”
In a 2011 video, Lofthouse and fellow ATA pilot Molly Rose recalled flying Spitfires during the war and pointed out that they had no contact with people on the ground once they were in the air. Rose said, “People are always puzzled that we literally had a compass, but no contact with the ground at all.”
They pointed out that radios were very new at the time and were reserved “entirely for combat.”
Lofthouse said people often ask if she ever landed at the wrong airfield. She smiled and said, “Well, if we did, I never told anyone. We just said, ‘Oh, a red light came on, and I thought we’d better pop off to the next place.'”
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There are many questions and not many answers about the spectacular car crash you are about to witness. Here’s what we know: it happened in St. Tropez, it involves a Porsche 918 Spyder, and the guy who just crashed a million dollar car must feel like the world’s biggest idiot right now. Unless he can afford to buy another car. Then I guess he’s just an idiot with a lot of money.
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We’re having a hard time discerning what is more impressive; the original design of a radial engine or a lone carpenter who made his own WORKING replica of one. By working, we mean that when he turns the shaft, all the gears and cylinders work to show you exactly what is going on inside.
This guy should be a show host somewhere, because his delivery on this seemingly boring subject is on point and really keeps you interested.
For those of you who are interested in this type of engine that powered many World War II-era warbirds, this is heaven. Ian Jimmerson, the highly skilled carpenter, removes all the parts step by step and explains what they do.
You can listen to the whole video yourself and really get to know these amazing engines, but we do want to make an observation, however. How did he do that and how long did it take? When he cranks the engine everything seems to be moving exactly as it should and without a hitch. It is beyond impressive. Just want to give him a shout out and say “amazing work!”
There are two separate videos in these series. The one you’ll see below here is part one where he explains everything in detail. Part two below that is a bit more detailed too, but that’s when he takes a drill to it and shows us that it actually works. Amazing stuff!
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This is what happens when an underground nuclear explosion basically makes the Earth hollow.
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Hurricane Matthew made landfall earlier this week, and automotive enthusiasts are scrambling to shack-up their cars before the winds cause undue damage. Some stuff their rides in their garage, or even rent out sturdy storage space to ride out the tropical storm. Other enthusiasts, like Instagram user Jalilsup, take things a little further.
As the storm approached the Florida coastline, Randy (Jalilsup) decided the best place for his pristine BMW E30 M3 was right at home. No, we mean it; to stave off damage, he drove his M3 right through the front double-doors of his house, parking it right in the entrance-way.
Although he was unable to drive it while the storm raged outside, he was able to spend some quality time with his BMW, including a sleep-over and a romantic breakfast. In the end, once the maelstrom passed his town, Jalilsup drove the E30 back out onto his front lawn.
Elsewhere, others weren’t so lucky. Reports emerged surrounding “moderate damage” to the venerable Daytona International Speedway, including damage to “lights, speakers, signage, fences, gates, awnings and palm trees,” according to a statement from the track.
Daytona might’ve gotten off easy. Severe damage was reported at the New Smyrna Speedway, where it appears an entire grandstand collapsed under the severe hurricane winds.
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The new Ford GT is set to be a fast car, but not even fast cars can outrun the police. Three GT prototypes were caught going "well above the posted speed limit" in Colorado, reports Vail Daily. The vehicles, in typical supercar fashion, drew a lot of attention from the police with the Avon police department, Eagle County Sheriff's office, and the Colorado State Patrol all lending a hand to pull the trio over.
The three supercars were cited going 101 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone, according to Jalopnik. Because that's more than 20 mph over the posted speed limit, the three drivers will be summoned to court in Colorado.
The prototypes were probably conducting high-altitude testing in Colorado when the boys in blue pulled the vehicles over. Testing a vehicle, especially one like the GT, can be a tempting venture. According to Vail Daily,the prototypes had data-collecting equipment, which the automaker is most likely using to put the finishing touches on the supercars before delivery of the vehicle officially commences.
Thanks to the GT's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that puts out more than 600 horsepower, saying the supercar is fast doesn't do the vehicle justice. With an expected top speed of over 200 mph, we're sure the prototypes could've gone much faster. One thing's for sure, with 500 applicants guaranteed to get a GT, this won't be the last time someone behind the wheel of the supercar has a run in with the law.
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He didn’t want to pay the customs bill so he drove it over the Italian border to nearby Lake Maggiore — the customs officers pushed into the deep waters of the lake. The value of the car was less than the money owed and the customs officer was compelled to destroy it.
Hemmings.com writes: For the locals around Lake Maggiore on the Italian-Swiss border, the mythology surrounding the Bugatti in the Lake was well known. This particular 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster used to belong to Golden Age of Grand Prix driver René Dreyfus, who lost it in a drunken poker game to Swiss playboy Adalbert Bodé in Paris in 1934; Bodé soon left for home with his new machine, but with no cash in pocket, he was unable to pay its import duties when he was stopped at the Swiss border. Bodé walked away, leaving Swiss officials to dispose of his prize however they saw fit. In those days, a ten-year-old Bugatti wasn’t of significant value, so officials chose to roll it into the lake; its eventual resting spot was 173 feet below the surface of the water.
The story entered local folklore and in the 1960s a diver called Ugo Pillon decided to try and find it, and in 1967 he located it on its side about 50 metres down. The 1925 touring Type 22 Bugatti was built in Brescia in Italy and was first registered in Nancy, France. A small brass plate found on the car bears the name ‘George Nielly, 48 Rue Nollet, Paris’. It was registered in his name in 1930. The car had four cylinders, a 1.5 litre engine and could reach almost 100 miles an hour.
Later versions of the car were made in France, but this was known as a Brescia Bugatti, after the Italian town where it was manufactured. As to who owned it in Ascona, Switzerland, it has not been determined, however, auctioneers Bonhams believe the most likely candidate is Marco (Max) Schmuklerski, a Zurich-born architect of Polish descent.
He is known to have worked there for three years, designing a number of buildings, before returning to Zurich. It is possible he acquired the car while studying architecture at the famous Beaux Arts school in Paris where he may have met George Nielly. But Mr Schmuklerski brought it back to Switzerland without paying import duties. Another theory is that he bought the car from a French tourist or client in Ascona. Whatever the case, the car always kept its French plates and import duties were never paid.
Mr Schmuklerski is believed to have left the car behind when he left Ascona and it then remained stored in a builder’s yard. But customs officials became aware of the car’s existence and insisted on the import duties being paid. By this time the duties could well have amounted to more than the value of the well-used car which was 11 years old.
In the case of non-payment, the car had to be destroyed and the easiest way to do so was to tip it into the nearby lake. But should it ever be needed to be recovered a heavy chain was attached. However this finally corroded away and the car fell to the lake bed at a depth of 160ft.
It would seem that the Bugatti would forever remain there until a tragedy changed its fate. A young local man, Damiano Tamagni was brutally beaten and killed, and the diving club decided that they would try and retrieve the car and sell it to benefit the foundation created in his name to combat youth violence. It took more than thirty volunteers and nine months, but the Bugatti was finally lifted from the lake on July 12.
From there the Bugatti was put up for auction for the highest bidder. At Bonham’s Retromobile sale in Paris in 2010, the Type 22 Brescia brought a top bid of £228,000 – around $350,000 USD – much higher than the pre-auction estimate. The winning bidder? None other than the Mullin Museum in Oxnard, CA. The museum has decided to not restore the Bugatti and display it in its current condition. The Bugatti is displayed in its own room, walled off from the rest of the collection; the space is designed to invoke intimacy, and to roughly replicate the (minimal) light levels available at the bottom of the lake. All the better to help a viewer concentrate on the endless details that make the Brescia a must-see work of art.
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This is what you get when you combine 8 professional photographers with some of the coolest aircraft in the world. Video below
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Ansty getting your hands on a motorcycle which is exceedingly rare, if you pardon this expression? Australia has one such machine for sale in Nerang, Queensland: an 1985 Yamaha RZ500N, new and in a crate. The bike is an Australian model, imported by a Yamaha dealership in Brisbane, back in 1984. It has never been even started and comes with keys, mirrors, belly pan, books and all, just as it has left Japan.
If the name alone doesn’t tell you too much about the bike, here are some interesting details. You’re looking at a V4-cylinder 2-stroke 499cc beast, apparently created as a streetable replica of Kenny Roberts’ YZR500 GP machine.
The road bike was lighter than the race machine, but Yamaha detuned for safety reasons. The race bikes back in the day were already insanely hard to master, and putting such a bomb on the streets would only mean a sure way to having the bike thrashed and people injured or killed.
Some younger guns are maybe raising an eyebrow when hearing about a half-liter machine that is so vicious. Maybe they are more used to the modern 600cc supersports that tap into the 130 horsepower zone, but believe us, a 500cc two-stroke bike is not the beast you want to fool with. For a glimpse of what GP bikes used to be, you can also watch The Unrideables GP500 racing documentary.
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The 1985 Yamaha RZ500N is awaiting its new owner in the crate, with a price tag of $38,490 (€22,265) at Trade Motorcycles. The price isn’t exactly sky-high, and we could expect to see someone picking the bike for actual track fun. We just hope the guy that does so knows his way around race bikes very well.
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