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Crop Dusting – The Overlooked But Highly Thrilling Aviation Job

Maybe you can't fly for the military or be an aerobatic pilot, but if you'd like an exciting aviation job that isn't just gradually moseying through the sky like the airlines, maybe crop dusting is for you.

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Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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Watch All Five Airbus 350 Prototypes Fly In Formation

Airbus put out a new big bird two months ago, and celebrated the eve of their new flagship's certification in a unique way.

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Photo By Getty Images
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What Crash-Landing An Airplane After A Takeoff Engine Failure Is Like

Ever wonder what it's like to crash in an airplane when the engine loses power shortly after takeoff? Me neither, but that's exactly what happened to these two pilots, each of which had cameras rolling when that heart-thumping moment came.

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Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Can Seaplanes Take Off (And Land) Without Water?

Just like when you take your boat out of the water before winter to avoid ice damage, seaplanes need the same treatment too.

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Flying! There are no words. (Keith James / TSM)
Flying! There are no words. (Keith James / TSM)
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Watch Oldiez 96.1′s Keith James Fly A Piper Cherokee 140 At Griffiss

Besides music, there has always been another love in my life... Aviation! (I'm talking about hobbies, Baby ;)) I got bitten by the bug way back when I was in high school and we went on a field trip to the airport. I've always loved watching things fly in the sky and was fascinated by the allure and prestige of it all but had never been in an airplane before. Till that day.

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Milestone Media / YouTube
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Watch A Water Bomber Put Out A Vehicle Fire On The Highway

Oh our truck's on fire? What do you mean it'll take firefighters forever to get here? Well let's call in the air support then! This accident happened out in the middle of the Canadian wilderness so emergency crews were too far out which meant that the resulting flames had to be put out in style...

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Watch A Guy Take Takes His Mate Who’s Scared Of Flying Up For An Aerobatics Flight

A guy named Antony L in New Zealand decided to take his buddy 'Josh' (who looks mysteriously like Neville Longbottom of Harry Potter fame) up for some maneuvers. As far as we can tell, he didn't puke into his sick-sack

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Amelia Earhart To Fly Around The World In 2014 [Video]

Yeah, you read that headline right and no, it's not a leftover from 1937! Amelia ROSE Earhart, a weather anchor for a TV station in Denver and distant relative of her namesake is going to embark on the same ill-fated flight that claimed her ancestor over 70 years ago.

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Jack Wiegand (At 20 Years Old) To Become The Youngest Person To Fly An Airplane Around The World Solo – 2013
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Jack Wiegand (At 20 Years Old) To Become The Youngest Person To Fly An Airplane Around The World Solo – 2013

Jack Wiegand and I have similar pasts in aviation: our parents both introduced us to flying airplanes at the age of 13 and once we were bitten by that particular bug, it's been in our blood ever since... Jack, however is doing something that few pilots have ever done: fly around the world solo

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Disaster Air Show Disaster Madrid - Accidente en Cuatro Vientos
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Disaster – See Video Of Plane Crash At Air Show In Madrid Yesterday (Accidente en Cuatro Vientos)

Over the weekend I watched a bunch of airplanes take off and land at Ithaca's Tompkins Regional Airport to kill time before the evening's show and there's nothing like watching airplanes doing their thing.

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Bagram Airfield Crash
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Bagram Airfield 747 Cargo Plane Crash In Afghanistan That Killed 7 Caught On Dash Camera Tape [Video]

There's nothing worse than watching a crash knowing someone or in this case 7 American crew members lose their lives. But still, we can't look away. I've had nightmare after nightmare of crashes like this happening right in front of me and what I'd do if I saw one, but someone actually caught crash of the 747 cargo plane at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on tape

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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The Navy’s Blue Angels, Air Force’s Thunderbirds and Army’s Goldern Knights Grounded From Airshows Due To Sequestration

Last month we covered a story about how military jet flyovers at stadiums were done away with thanks to the sequester, but now things have gotten worse.

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