Aircraft of the Month: AV-8 Harrier
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Aircraft of the Month: AV-8 Harrier

[upbeat music] – Hi, I’m Eric Boehm, curator of Aviation here at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, and today we’re gonna talk about one of the more unique airplanes in our collection, the vertical and short takeoff and landing capable AV-8 Harrier. The genesis of the Harrier really goes back about 60 years […]

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The Real Life Sci-Fi of Vertical Take-Off Planes
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The Real Life Sci-Fi of Vertical Take-Off Planes

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant.org a problem solving website that helps you think like an engineer. The sight of a 9.4 tonne plane slowly rise off the ground, balancing precariously on 4 columns of air over the rough water of Galway bay, is the closest to sci-fi alien technology […]

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Badass Pilot Buys Own Fighter Jet
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Badass Pilot Buys Own Fighter Jet

I’ve loved flying from the very first time I had the chance to climb into a military airplane. I knew right then and there that’s all I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was extremely addictive. I had the great fortune in the Marine Corps to fly Harriers. It was not […]

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