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Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Today @ 12:21 PM | 442 Views
Here's some wacko fun at the Melbourne Air Show, guys!

Kent Pietsch is up to his old tricks (and a few new ones) in his Jelly Belly Stunt Plane, a 1942 Interstate Cadet, as ex-con 'Chuck Dramamene' who built the plane in prison and smuggled it out one piece at a time.

Crazy Pilot Stunt Plane 'Crashes' Melbourne Air Show - Jelly Belly Comedy Act (6 min 35 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Yesterday @ 02:04 PM | 907 Views
Hey, guys - here's a good look at a B-25 Mitchell Bomber if you've never seen one (actually, it's a good look at one even if you have - ha!).

This is the 'Killer Bee' flying at Melbourne a couple of weeks ago:

B-25 Mitchell Bomber 'Killer B' At Melbourne, 2014 (4 min 2 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 19, 2014 @ 02:24 PM | 849 Views
Check out this cool war bird, guys!

The 'Resurrected Veteran' Quick Silver was the dream of Father and son team Bill and Scott 'Scooter' Yoak.

Quick Silver was built from over 200 Mustang parts and projects. It stands now as a tribute to our veterans.

Bill Yoak, an individual with a love and passion for this type aircraft did all of the metal work. The remanufactured parts are handmade. Unlike the hurried war effort parts, these are made with the skill and care of a master craftsman, and obtain the utmost attention to detail necessary to restore this Mustang to a condition better than factory new in 1945.

P-51D Mustang Quick Silver At Melbourne, 2014 - Scooter Yoak (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 18, 2014 @ 01:14 PM | 802 Views
What's up guys!

Here's some cool action with a couple of classic American Warbirds!

The P-51D Mustang 'Quicksilver' piloted by Scooter Yoak and the 'Korean War Hero' Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Built in1945, piloted by Jim Tobul, are put away for the night after Saturday's flights at the 2014 Melbourne Air Show.

How To Properly Park A P-51D Mustang & An F4U Corsair (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Sep 27, 2014 @ 10:46 AM | 1,133 Views
Oops! A little too far south as a Norwegian Air pilot makes a course correction after overflying his port 90 line-up for runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. He makes up for it though with a spectacular sunset landing.

Norwegian Air Overflies Glide Path In Blazing Sunset Landing - FLL (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Sep 23, 2014 @ 12:12 PM | 1,123 Views
Here's a cool view of a Cessna Skyhawk banking a sharp right turn out of a fiery sunset at Fort Lauderdale Airport.

Specs:

1977 Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Fixed wing 4 seater
Single Lycoming Reciprocating Engine

Cessna Skyhawk In Blazing Sunset Landing - Fort Lauderdale Airport (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Sep 16, 2014 @ 12:09 PM | 1,602 Views
Yo!

Cool seaplane action here out of the sunset:

This is a Cessna C-208B Caravan at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Seaplane Take Off & Sunset Landing At Fort Lauderdale Airport (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Aug 18, 2014 @ 12:27 PM | 1,803 Views
Cool view of plane emerging from a silhouette sunset here.

Southwest Airlines in 'Shamu' livery lands from out of the sunset at Fort Lauderdale International Airport then takes off after a complete turn around.

Southwest SeaWorld Boeing 737 Beautiful Sunset Landing & Take Off (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Aug 15, 2014 @ 12:06 PM | 1,151 Views
Cool views here guys!

A nice sunset landing and complete turnaround take-off of a vintage C6-BFO DeHavilland Dash 8 turboprop of Bahamasair from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport's runway 9L, enroute round trip to Freeport, Bahamas.

Bahamasair’s Bombardier Dash 8 Beautiful Sunset Landing & Take Off (2 min 51 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:59 AM | 1,775 Views
Hey, guys!

This fellow just seemed to be happy to be a pilot!

Friendly United Airlines Pilot At Fort Lauderdale International Airport (1 min 10 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Aug 07, 2014 @ 11:23 AM | 1,611 Views
Thought I'd shoot planes in the rain, see what happens.

Close views of very active runway 9R under wet and rainy conditions. Lots of cool jet blasts!

Rainy Jet Blasts At Fort Lauderdale International Airport (9 min 21 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Jul 24, 2014 @ 01:43 PM | 1,348 Views
Hey, guys - still breaking in my new camera and thought everyone might want to see this Columbian Navy Tall Ship I shot with it the other day.

This 3 masted ship is a training vessel for the Colombian navy with around 80 cadets on board during the training period.

She is a Colombian Navy tall ship, traveling around the world to introduce people to the South American country.

Colombian Navy Tall Ship ARC Gloria Departs Miami (3 min 27 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:33 PM | 1,927 Views
Hey, guys. Was down at South Point the other day testing my new Canon VIXIA for RC videos and the Coast Guard showed up. Couldn't resist!

US Coast Guard Medium Response Boat 45648 in action in Government Cut just South of Miami Beach.

US Coast Guard Response Boat Hi-Speed Action In Miami (1 min 23 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:57 AM | 1,879 Views
This is a standard entry level heli that can't perform 3D maneuvers but certainly can help you get all your basics down and is pretty cool to fly.

RC Helicopter Adventures - Yiboo UJ317 - 30" Heli (4 min 55 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Jul 18, 2014 @ 09:42 AM | 1,648 Views
Anyone who truly wants to understand flight must study the dragonfly.

It's often said dragonflies are the only creature on earth that has truly mastered flight. After making this video I agree. They move forwards, backwards, sideways and just about any direction in between. They corner on a dime and of course, they hover. Besides that they have extraordinary 360° insect vision (compound eyes each with around 30,000 lenses) with split second reflexes.

Slow Motion Dragonflies - Canon VIXIA HF G30 (4 min 18 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Jul 17, 2014 @ 01:04 PM | 1,674 Views
I suspect this is pretty much about where our RC Speed boats got their start...

Thriller Speed Boat Rips Up Miami's Government Cut (1 min 52 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Jul 16, 2014 @ 01:44 PM | 1,992 Views
If you've never seen a 747 jumbo up close and personal here's your chance.

Centurion's impressive Boeing 747 (Reg N901AR) Cargo Plane w/ S/N 25868 takes off with a roar from Miami International's 10,506' runway designated 8R.

747 Centurion Air Cargo Huge Taxi & Takeoff - Miami International (2 min 38 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | May 29, 2014 @ 11:35 AM | 4,069 Views
Hey everyone!

Here's some cool views of the F-16 in action.

The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighter is featured in this video compilation shot during the 2010 Homestead and the 2011 Stuart Air Shows.

The F-16's official name is "Fighting Falcon", but "Viper" is commonly used by its pilots, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as the Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper starfighter.

Viper F-16 Fighting Falcon Multirole Fighter (5 min 48 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | May 20, 2014 @ 01:02 PM | 2,025 Views
Hey, guys - check out this action:

An F-16 makes two Minimum Radius Turns at approximately mach.7 at the 2010 Homestead Air Show. Forgot I had this footage!

Remember our RC Birds got their start from the real ones just like this!

F-16 Fighting Falcon Minimum Radius Turns (1 min 14 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | May 12, 2014 @ 01:11 PM | 2,500 Views
Hey everyone -

These unique views were taken 7 stories up on the roof of the Hibiscus Garage that's just about centered in between all 3 runways at the airport.

On the roof of the Hibiscus Garage the view is out to the 9000' Runway designated 9L while the planes were taking off Eastward towards the ocean.

Enjoy!

Fort Lauderdale Int'l Airport From The Observation Deck (10 min 28 sec)