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Flight

Flight is the process by which an object moves, through an atmosphere or beyond it, as in the case of spaceflight. This can be achieved by generating aerodynamic lift, propulsive thrust, aerostatically using buoyancy, or by ballistic movement.

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Waiting for Flight Clearance

Ready to head for the runway for an afternoon flight over Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills, and down the California Coast.

Contributed by Brian Reynolds

Thought this was an interesting video on flght.

Contributed by David Arredondo

Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii After Record-Breaking Flight

A plane named The Solar Impulse 2 powered by solar energy landed in Hawaii today at 5:55 am local time after a record-breaking 5-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg set the record for the world's longest nonstop solo flight. This concluded the final and longest stretch of a 7 leg circumnavigation of the globe.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Airplanes that land

Most people don't know, but when an aircraft lands, before the gear touch the ground the airplane is stalled and is falling. The airflow over and under the wings become inefficiencient and cannot keep the aircraft flying.

Contributed by SluDaniel Beavers

I want one!!

I cant even imagine whats next in this world!

Contributed by Josh Milligan

Baby owl trying to fly!

Comon little buddy!! You can do it!!

Contributed by Josh Milligan

This guy looks like he's in attack mode!

I wonder what the camera man is thinking.

Contributed by Josh Milligan

Everybody loves flying!

Even the fish!

Contributed by Josh Milligan

Freedom!

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!

Contributed by Josh Milligan

Extreme!

So peacful!

Contributed by Josh Milligan

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