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Check Out Iron Maiden’s Bitchin’ Boeing 747

This year, righteous metal band Iron Maiden will be touring around the world in this Boeing 747 jumbo jet codenamed “Ed Force One,” piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson.

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February 18th

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Check Out Iron Maiden’s Bitchin’ Boeing 747

This year, righteous metal band Iron Maiden will be touring around the world in this Boeing 747 jumbo jet codenamed “Ed Force One,” piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson.

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February 18th

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Check Out Iron Maiden’s Bitchin’ Boeing 747

This year, righteous metal band Iron Maiden will be touring around the world in this Boeing 747 jumbo jet codenamed “Ed Force One,” piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson.

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February 18th

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Here Are All the Awesome Vertical Landing Jets in History

Here Are All the Awesome Vertical Landing Jets in History

We all know how badass the Harriers and F-35s of the world are but some of these other vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircrafts from history are totally wild. The Williams X-Jet was essentially a flying one-man podium barrel thing. The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was legitimately a man-made flying saucer. And so many other VTOL aircraft look like they’ve been ripped from The Jetsons or something.

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February 15th

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Don’t Let These Horror Stories About Turbulence Keep You From Flying

The internet is filled with butt-clenching stories of horrifying plane turbulence lately. Is dangerously rough air becoming more common nowadays, or what? Well, yes and no.

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Bryan Lufkin

February 1st

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This Jet Display Is Like Watching a Reflection in a Lake

No matter how many times you see fighter jets get too close to things, it’s still terrifying to witness.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 5th

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Intimidating head on view of an F-16

I wouldn’t want to stand in front of a fighter jet like this or see one in my rear view for fear of soiling my pants. The F-16 is just on the ground and undergoing pre-flight inspection and it still has such a commanding presence. Killer machine birds.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

June 16th

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Watch a Boeing 787 Dreamliner takeoff almost perpendicular to the ground

Wow. Watch the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pull off an amazing aerial display in preparation for the 2015 Air Show. You can see the big bodied jet pretend it’s like a stunt plane and basically do tricks in the air. The most impressive has to be the take off though, the jet almost immediately goes nearly perpendicular to the ground once it starts flying.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

June 11th

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A Homemade Jet-Powered Snowboard Is Maybe Not The Safest Idea

Look, I’m all for extreme sports (and general borderline-stupid shenanigans masquerading as sports). But I think I’d probably draw the line at a homemade, 3-D printed jet-powered snowboard.

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Chris Mills

April 9th

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A Homemade Jet-Powered Snowboard Is Maybe Not The Safest Idea

Look, I’m all for extreme sports (and general borderline-stupid shenanigans masquerading as sports). But I think I’d probably draw the line at a homemade, 3-D printed jet-powered snowboard.

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Chris Mills

April 9th

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