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  • Cordova
    by Mark Newberry on April 4, 2014 at 10:59 PM
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    in honor of our excellent talk tonight on an Alaskan Adventure, here is some stunning scenery from Cordova Alaska

  • Aerobatics
    by Mark Newberry on April 4, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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    time to take some aerobatic training

  • The Man Himself, Bob Hoover
    by Mark Newberry on April 4, 2014 at 10:29 PM
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    from an upcoming documentary about Bob

  • Why We Fly
    by Mark Newberry on January 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM
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    This gives precision approach a new meaning!

    Published on Oct 23, 2013

    ...Sometimes what a pilot sees in a day, people won't see in their lifetimes..

    amazing Queenstown, New Zealand.

    I invite people of the world to come visit this beautiful country and its people.

  • High Sierra
    by Mark Newberry on January 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM
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    Back Country Pilot is a great website with some interesting flying by our Western Brethren...They have a video section of their website with some spectacular footage.

  • QF-16 Drone
    by EAA 211 Webmaster on January 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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    Published on Sep 24, 2013.

    I had to reload this video because the original one was deleted from YouTube.

    These real F-16 fighter planes, once mothballed at Davis-Monthan AF Base, AZ, are now being modified by Boeing engineers to serve as remotely-flown target drones!

    RC pilots, eat your hearts out!

  • 43 Grupo 2012
    by Mark Newberry on December 24, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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  • Boeing X-51A Wave Rider
    by EAA 211 Webmaster on December 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    Published on May 3, 2013

    The X-51A Waverider is an unmanned scramjet-powered demonstration aircraft, capable of achieving hypersonic speeds five times the speed of sound. At that speed an aircraft could travel across the U.S. in under an hour.

  • The USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob at the N...
    by EAA 211 Webmaster on December 14, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    Emerging from behind airplanes and space capsules, the United States Air Force Band surprised visitors at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum with a flash mob performance involving 120 musicians.

    The four-minute show was started Friday when Technical Sgt. Edward Prevost, a cellist, began playing after sitting down in a chair in the museum?s ?Milestones of Flight? gallery, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

  • Crazy Wingsuit Flight -- Man Lands on Wa...
    by EAA 211 Webmaster on December 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    Published on Oct 8, 2013

    Wingsuit flying is a relatively young sport but it progresses at an incredibly fast pace. The idea of a man completing a jump and landing on water without a parachute has been widely talked of within the wingsuit community since Gary Connery landed the first wingsuit jump without using a parachute. Gary's jump and landing can be seen here:

    This video shows another huge progression in wingsuit flying. Raphael Dumont, 31 from Chamonix (France), has always been fascinated by flight. This project is not just about flight though, it has always been about doing the impossible and pushing the boundaries of human possibility. What it does not show is the days of preparation, planning and hard work required to make it a reality, plus a lot of injuries!

    The jump took place at Lake Garda (Italy) on September 30th 2013. Raphael has trained in BASE jumping and wingsuit flight for many years, he is a professional with over 600 successful flights to date and the jump was performed under professional supervision.

    The flight and subsequent landing have been planned for several years with absolute attention to detail and safety at all times. The theory and calculations behind the landing have been based on the trajectory and approach of a plane landing. Please do not attempt wingsuit flying or to recreate such a landing as it is highly dangerous.

    We would like to especially thank the people at Wingman for their continued support, you guys are awesome!


    Twitter: @iamwingman

    Thank you:

    James Boole & Maurizio DiPalma: Without the expertise and guidance of you guys, the jump would probably never have happened. If it had happened without you, I doubt the result would have been the same!

    Filming/Editing: Lee Watson

    Lake Garda & Italy: A beautiful part of an incredibly country. This is one of the greatest spots in the world for wingsuit jumps and the weather was perfect! /

    Wicked Wingsuits:

    Go Pro Cameras:

    Spy (sunglasses):

    Jeb Corliss: A constant inspiration! Twitter: @jebcorliss

    Gary Connery: For showing what is really possible!


  • Wingsuit landing without deploying a par...
    by EAA 211 Webmaster on December 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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    Published on May 23, 2012

    A stuntman has made aviation history by becoming the first skydiver in the world to land without the use of a parachute. Gary Connery, 42, from Oxfordshire, leapt from a helicopter a mile above Henley then glided down using a specially adapted wing suit before landing on a "runway" of 18,000 cardboard boxes.

    "It was so comfortable, so soft. My calculations obviously worked out and I'm glad they did," he told Sky News afterwards.

    His wife Vivian said she was "relieved its all over".

    To prepare for the jump he underwent weeks of intensive training in Switzerland and Italy, leaping from mountains and cliffs to perfect his wing suit glide angle.

    As part of the preparations, Mr Connery studied the flight of kite birds and how they use their tail to control their flight direction.

    "Kites steer by twisting their tail one way or another and I'll be doing the same," he explained before the jump.

    Gary Connery

    Mr Connery made his first parachute jump aged 23 after joining the Army. He went on to become a professional stuntman, completing 880 skydives and 450 base jumps.

    He has acted as stunt-double for the likes of Gary Oldman, John Hurt and Rowan Atkinson and appeared in films such as The Beach, Die Another Day, Batman Begins and Indiana Jones.

    He also leapt from the Eiffel Tower, Nelson's Column, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.

    "This stunt will get great recognition and will be a post in the runway of aviation history," Mr Connery said beforehand. "I'm sure plenty of people will think I'm bonkers but that's OK, I take that as a compliment."

    Landing a wing suit without a parachute has been a dream of skydivers since the modern wing suit was invented in 1997 by French skydiver and aristocrat Patrick De Gayardon.

    The unique design of his suit enabled "pilots" to barrel-roll, swoop and fly in formation.

    Tragically, Mr De Gayardon died a year later in a skydiving accident in Hawaii after a modification to his suit caused his parachute to malfunction.

    US skydiver Jeb Corliss planned to become the first to land a wing suit without a parachute but his plans were suspended after he was seriously injured during a recent jump in South Africa.

  • Wisconsin skydivers jump to safety after...
    by EAA 211 Webmaster on November 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    Published on Nov 5, 2013

    Skydivers and pilots jump to safety after Wisconsin mid-air collision. Skydiving instructor Mike Robinson's plane was at 3,600 metres when a second plane carrying other skydivers smashed into his aircraft, ripping off a wing. But all nine skydivers aboard the planes survived when they baled out mid-air, parachuting to safety as flaming debris plummeted around them.

    None of the skydivers or the two pilots sustained serious injury in Saturday afternoon's crash in the US state of Wisconsin near Lake Superior. The pilot of Robinson's plane ejected and parachuted to safety too, while the other pilot managed to land the badly damaged second plane.

    Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration were in the area on Sunday and the cause of the incident was still being investigated, said FAA spokesman Roland Herwig.

    Robinson, an instructor and safety adviser for Skydive Superior, said that the skydivers had gone up for their last jump of the day - called the "sunset load" - and the two planes were flying in formation. All of the skydivers were instructors or coaches and had hundreds, if not thousands, of jumps under their belts. It was Robinson's 937th jump, and his fourth of the day.

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