This week we start with a look back 15 years at the incredible actions that one pilot thought she was about to take.

In more typical AvGeek fashion we then listen to a bunch of angry guys, watch an Eagle take down an aircraft, watch an aircraft take down a vulture and see a human fly.

This is all too much for us – we’re off to watch Top Gun!


F-16 pilot Heather ‘Lucky’ Penney was ready to give her life on September 11th

independent.co.uk

15 years on we look back at the story of one brave pilot.

The story also highlights just how unprepared the US was for attacks emanating from within.

F-16 Plane Pilot

Angry Controllers and Pilots Swearing and Arguing on Live ATC

“Settle Down Captain Happy”

One pilot putting down another when things get a little tense between the professionals that keep us safe up there!

Eagles vs Drones

It turns out the Dutch police force have found a low-tech solution to a very high-tech problem!

Lufthansa Passenger Plane makes Emergency Landing after a Massive VULTURE Smashes into its Nose at 5,000ft

dailymail.co.uk

Oh no – it looked just like the one on the Lufthansa logo too!

Lufthansa passenger plane emergency landing

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 1916 – 2016

We love this animation that takes us through the 100 year evolution of this great airport

Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot

aviationweek.com

Amazing de-classified footage showing how the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System saved the life of this trainee pilot.

Auto-GCAS

MASSIVE Lightning Storm from Cockpit at 40,000ft

Who needs an in-flight movie when you can watch this!

Avid Traveller Flies to FIVE different airports to get from London to Aberdeen just so he can collect the Air Miles

dailymail.co.uk

AvGeek respect to this frugal flyer!

Best way to collect air miles


BLAST FROM THE PAST

Clay Lacy and the Amazing Human Fly

We’d have preferred it if he’d strapped himself to the windshield – but still a good effort!


IN THE JET STREAM

Recreating Top Gun: Was the Canopy to Canopy Photo Possible?

vimeo.com

We’ll we aren’t gonna tell so you’ll have to watch it! Just as soon as Top Gun has finished right?

Canopy to Canopy Photo

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