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GoPro fans rejoice! Here is yet another awesome use for the action cam that involves speed and flying. Fighter Pilots are one of the most highly regarded positions in any air force. Selection processes only accept the elite out of all the potential candidates. An individual who possesses an exceptional academic record, physical fitness, healthy well-being, and a strong mental drive will have a higher chance of also exhibit reputable leadership and teamwork abilities. As such, in nearly all air forces, fighter pilots, as are pilots of most other aircraft, are commissioned officers. Continue reading for more.

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Sleek and slightly futuristic, the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. It's designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. The Osprey is the world's first production tiltrotor aircraft, with one three-bladed proprotor, turboprop engine, and transmission nacelle mounted on each wingtip. It is classified as a powered lift aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration. Continue reading for a fascinating video and more information.

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During Bruce Gernon's flight to Bimini, he and his crew encountered strange clouds, a tunnel-shaped vortex of sorts - sides of which the plane's wings scraped as they flew. All of the electronic / magnetic navigational instruments malfunctioned and the magnetic compass spun inexplicably. As they neared the end of the tunnel, they saw a dull grayish white for miles - no ocean, sky or horizon. After flying for 34-minutes - corroborated by every clock on board - they found themselves over Miami Beach, a flight that normally would have taken 75-minutes. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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These images have baffled aviation experts and UFO spotters alike. This mysterious trianglular craft has been spotted flying high in the sky over Texas, yet nobody has been able to identify the mystery craft - or even rule out the possibility it is a UFO. According to The Daily Mail, "one of the photographers, Steve Douglass, also believed he picked up voice traffic from the craft, meaning it was manned. The Aviation week experts believe the craft could be designed for high-precision stealth attack." Click here to view the first image in this week's celebrities that look like other people and FAILS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a lioness and her insane caretaker who doesn't mind getting up-close and personal with the beast.

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The disappearance of a Douglas DST airliner, registered NC16002, occurred on the night of December 28, 1948 near the end of a scheduled flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida. The aircraft carried 29 passengers and three crew members. No probable cause for the loss was determined by the official investigation and it remains unsolved. Continue reading for more bizarre, yet real, aircraft disappearances that remain unsolved.

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Designed by the Soviet Union's Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s, the Antonov An-225 Mriya is touted as the world's largest, longest and heaviest aircraft. It's powered by six massive turbofan engines and is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tons. There has only been one built so far, and it bears the civil registration UR-82060 of its Ukrainian operator. A second airframe was partially built; its completion has been halted due to lack of funding and interest. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.

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Search and rescue crews were scrambling Saturday to locate a Malaysia Airlines plane with 239 people aboard that mysteriuosly vanished after losing contact with air traffic control on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. According to Malaysian Airlines, the Boeing 777-200 lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2:40 a.m., two hours into the flight - it was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Continue reading to watch a live streaming news report.

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There are many reasons why passengers aboard any flight should ask for a window seat, but to start off with the most obvious, it's probably for the ability to lean on the sill for added comfort. However, the real reason is for what's outside the window, or the plane for that matter, that is most compelling. As you're about to see, the world is a wonderful place, one that looks entirely different from above. Continue reading for more.

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With large airlines, it's always about the money, and these are some things that their pilots aren't supposed to tell passengers. In commercial aviation, the first officer is the second pilot of an aircraft. The first officer is second-in-command of the aircraft, to the captain who is the legal commander. In the event of incapacitation of the captain, the first officer will assume command of the aircraft. In the rank of senior first officer the pilot will also sit in the right hand seat. Often the senior first officer position is used within airlines to mean someone who has passed all the requirements for captain, but there are no captains positions within the company as yet, and therefore they are "on hold" until a position as captain becomes available when they will receive their command line check. Continue reading for more.

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The Boeing 2707 was basically developed to become the first American supersonic transport (SST). Boeing won a competition for a government-funded contract to build an American SST and came up with a design that resembled a very large aircraft with seating for 250 to 300 passengers and cruise speeds in the range of Mach 3. Continue reading for five videos and more information.

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