Tibor's continued flights with his Mitchell wing U2
Watch Tibor's 2:nd thru 4:th flights. After 3 not very good landings, and
after replacing the damaged tail-wheel, he finally figured it out. In the
evening, Carl is filming the U2 close-up from his B10. The day ended with a
perfect landing at sunset.
Mitchell Wing A-10 Turbulance Recovery and Landing
Mitchell Wing. This demonstrates the outstanding handling of the Mitchell
A-10 and is featured in my feature length historical video "The Golden Age
of Ultralight Flyers". For more information visit
www.VintageUltralightFlyers.com. Thanks for watching.
First Flight of Millin Velocity N114MV
Inaugural flight of our Velocity XL/FG. The aircraft took 12 years to
complete. I am a slow builder.
Many, many thanks to my good friends that helped me along the way. It has
been an incredible journey.
Mitchell B-10 Flying Wing DEADSTICK LANDING - Close!
See the Mitchell B-10 and seventy other Vintage Ultralight Aircraft in my
fully Narrated feature lenght DVD, "The Golden Age of Ultralight Flyers".
Visit www.VintageUlralightFlyers.com for a description and to order your
collectors copy. This is raw footage.
Restored 1940s Northrop Flying Wing
This is a video of the Planes of Fame Museum's (Chino, California) Northrop
N9MB Flying Wing during a recent (March 2009) engine run-up of its
remaining serviceable engine. This aircraft was originally built as part of
the November 1941 contract that Northrop was awarded for four, 1/3-scale
aircraft, designated N9M, that were to act as flying test beds for various
flight systems for the full-size XB-35 flying wing program and also to
familiarize Air Force pilots with flying wing operations
This aircraft experienced an in-flight engine fire in 2006 in its left, 300
hp., 8-cylinder Franklin 0-540-7 engine. The Flying Wing has since been
totally restored, but the restoration of the rare Franklin 0-540-7 engine
is another matter. There were only about 27 of these engines ever built
and it is believed that only three of them exist today. The needed parts
will need to be newly manufactured as necessary, but the museum has
committed to getting this aircraft back in the air. Common parts from a
12-cylinder Franklin engine are already being scavenged to help in the
restoration. The flying scenes in this video were taken just before the
engine fire. Progress towards flying staus is well on its way and this
aircraft will definitely once again fly, no doubt!
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Lockheed U-2 Flight - 70,000ft (2 Seat TU-2 Trainer)
If you have any questions about this vid, please have a read of these notes
It covers the most frequently asked ones.
- Yes, it's James May, aka, Captain Slow of Top Gear fame.
- No, this isn't from an episode of Top Gear. This was from a TV special
called "James May On The Moon", which was made to celebrate the 40th
Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings. James May has made several series
that are completely unrelated to Top Gear.
- The music is called "Flight" performed by Ty Unwin especially for this
I'm sad to say that it is not currently available on its own.
- The chase cars on take off and landing are a standard part of U-2
operations. They are there to assist the pilot, especially on landing.
A combination of fragile and unstable rear landing gear, the aircrafts
reluctance to descend and a high approach attitude that gives the pilot
poor visibility of the ground has made the U-2 very difficult to land and
so another U-2 pilot follows behind in the chase car to quite literally
talk them down for the last few feet.
A fair word of warning. I've been maintaining this video for over 3 years
now and my patience for bad Call of Duty and drug jokes has worn rather
Either will have a pretty high chance of being deleted and the user
When you get half a dozen of those comments a day, it becomes nothing more
Please try to keep it clean and family friendly. In the spirit of the
For clips from the training as well as some alternative scenes from the
Surely the most amazing and humbling views to be seen by any human on a
regular basis. The view from a U-2 cruising at 70,000ft as the sky above
turns black and the curvature of the Earth is visible.
Despite first flying over 50 years ago, the U-2 continues to serve in the
USAF, having outlasted its Mach 3 replacement, the SR-71 (also from
The only people to have gone gone higher on any sort of regular, day-to-day
basis were SR-71 pilots.
Emphasis on the day-to-day part.
Astronauts have, of course, gone higher still, but their missions are few
and far between.
Same goes for special one-off record setting flights such as those by the
MiG-25 prototype, F-15 Streak Eagle or any other zoom climb that exceeded
There is a special message at the end of the video that I hope can be taken
to heart by all.
Verhees Delta, a FAST, tiny homebuilt airplane
It is small, only 50 HP but ...has cruise speed of 220 km/h. Its single
retracting wheel gives the idea it is tricky on the ground, but it is not.
Also stable in the air.
Uses 13 liters/h at cruise speed. Has tank of 50 liters. So ...ideal to