Jetpacks have been a staple of science fiction and movies for decades. Remember James Bond’s flight in Thunderball? However, these older designs had a number of drawbacks: they couldn’t fly very far or very long and they were difficult to control. If you wanted a jetpack, you’d be better be a daredevil stunt pilot. Until now.
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The Alaska Dispatch has brought our attention to the Healthy Bastard Bush Pilot Champs which, back in February, was a Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) competition held down in New Zealand. Apparently, the event was held in conjunction with some sort of flying doctor service in New Zealand and a short video posted by the […]
Hat tip to the MRC Aviation in New Zealand for posting this great HD video (except for the lousy music!) of the world’s only flying WWII Mosquito Bomber taking off from Ardmore Airport and then flying in formation with the Spitfire and Vampire around the Auckland CBD: A quick look at YouTube reveals another video […]
Youngest Solo Glider Pilot in Scotland. Galloway News has reported that Connor McIver, 14, recently took to the skies on his own to become the youngest solo glider pilot in Scotland, Northumberland and the Borders for over a century. Connor comes from a line of pilots as his dad Ian and grandfather John McIver are […]