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This is a collection of aviation related videos and web links for your enjoyment.

Recent Events

Tuesday May 9th
Dr. Richard Wetherald
Aircraft Ownership Cost

Tuesday April 11th
Dr. Mike Stretanski AME
BasicMed 3rd Class Medical Changes

Future of COPAMA discussion

Thursday, March 16th
2017 Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium
CSCC Main Campus

Tuesday, February 14th
John Glenn International
ATC Controller Dave Neff
CMH Air Traffic Control
Tower Operations

Tuesday January 10th
Topic: NDI -'Principles of Eddy Current'
Nate Chicon
Aircraft Inspection Services, Inc.

2016 Holiday Dinner
December 13th
Speaker: Mr. Bill Albers
Champaign Aviation Museum
Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center

November 1
"FAA Enforcement Policy"
Inspectors Mark Harden and Kevin Tyree

October 11
MMS Aviation
Mr. Dwight Jarboe

Places to visit "On The Web"!

 

Here are some links that were submitted for your enjoyment!

 

Aircraft Construction and Certification Aircraft In Flight Aircraft Photo Collections
Birds - Living and Robot Current Events Engines
Human Flight and Skydiving Military Aircraft Space and High Flight
     

 

Newest Links

 

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

SpaceX launch of a satellite using a once used first stage Falcon 9 rocket.

 

Flying Legends Airshow 2014

Saturday and Sunday, July 12th and 13th,at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England. Marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June.

 

Seafire XV Restoration Project

Jim Cooper of Mid-Missouri's 4 year project to restore a rare British Fighter of WW II reported by KOMU TV.

 

Rescue of B-29 crew by Submarine 70 miles of Coast of Japan, 1945

Recently discovered color film of 12 B-29 crewmembers, viewed for the first time by one of the survivors.

 

View the location of the International Space Station - Right Now!

Current position of the International Space Station (ISS) and the view from the spacecraft......in real time. Also shows the flight path for the next orbit.

 

Antonov An225 - World's Largest Aircraft

Remarkable photos including various close-ups of this massive aircraft built in the Ukraine.

 

Royal Air Force Typhoon Fighter video

A six minute video taken from the cockpit during a low level mission over the Welsh mountains and lakes.

 

Water Bomber video

A short video of the Canadair Water Bomber in action. The aircraft is a flying water tank with deployable scoops to fill the tanks as the aircraft skims the water surface and doors to release the water to fight fires below. The gauges visible about 2:20 into the video show the speed that the tanks fill. Note the aggressive control wheel movement it takes to keep the aircraft steady in the convective currents caused by the heat of the fires below.

 

A video of Niagara Falls taken from a Quadcopter

A spectacular view of the falls from a remote controlled vehicle.

 

National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson

A collection of photos of aircraft at one of our nation's aviation treasures located in Dayton, Ohio.

 

Pilots' View of California's Rim Fire

A seldom seen view of aviation's fire fighting industry.

 

Local Technician gains notoriety for his Nissan 240Z.

Gordon MacSwain of local Jet Select Charter has his car challenge the Nissan Project 370Z at Las Vegas. Congratulations, Gordon on having you car featured in this YouTube video.

 

Spitfire 944 Short Documentary Video

Watch the look on this old pilot, when he see's himself on film 70 years ago crash landing.  If you like WWII history, this is a must see. 

 

Airbus 380 Landing at San Francisco International Airport

Views from Cockpit and on the ground during the approach and landing at SFO.

 

National Geographic - Interactive Pearl Harbor Map

Documents the historic event that started the War between Japan and the United States. Posted Dec 7, 2012

 

World War II Aviation Art

A collection of Aviation Art and an explanation of each scene depicted.

 

Boeing 787 at Farnborough 2012

Watch the Dreamliner entertain the crowd at this renowned airshow.

 

Canadair CL-415 Water Bomber

Spanish aerial firefighting with Canadair CL-415's 2012 season.

 

What an Astronaut's Camera Sees at Night.

A narrated view of earth at night from the International Space Station.

 

How to get to Mars, HD

A NASA video about the launch, landing and exploration of Mars by one of the Mars Rovers.

 

Birds - Living and Robot

The Osprey goes Fishing.

Shows this powerful bird in its search for food. The website also shows videos of other bird species.

 

Parasailing with a Hawk over Nepal

Two parasailers interact with a Hawk in flight over the mountains of Nepal.

 

Final Approach of an Eagle-Owl in Slow Motion Video

Since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated by the flight of birds. They marveled at and tried to replicate their ability to defeat gravity and were an inspiration to the Wright Brothers that finally achieved manned controllable flight. We have the advantage of slow motion photography to show the intricate coordination of control surfaces used by this Eagle Owl as it approaches a landing to capture prey.

Sorry, no audio but well worth the 59 seconds to view!

Ride on the back of a peregrine falcon!

An amazing video shot from the back of a peregrine falcon and goshawk. See what the falcon sees as it dives at speeds up to 150 miles per hour. Watch the goshawk weave it's way through a forest.

Robot Bird takes flight

Watch as the developer explains the birds design and construction and the bird takes flight over the conference attendees!

 

Space, Space Station, Space Shuttle and High Flight

Riding the Booster

From the upcoming Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD/BluRay a movie from the point of view of the Solid Rocket Booster with sound mixing and enhancement done by the folks at Skywalker Sound.

A Collection of ISS and Space Craft photos and two videos.

Spectacular photos showing features on earth. The first video show the Aurora from space (360P) and the second is a flight across the night side of the earth including thunderstorms (480P).

Ready for retirement Shuttles get a Deep Clean

Here's a link that talks about the preparation of the shuttles to go on view to the public.

Discovery's Flight Deck 360 degree Panorama 

Here is something worth the couple of minutes to view: a 360 panorama of the Discovery crew cabin flight deck. This may be the last time we get to see it before it’s stuffed and mounted at the Smithsonian!

AVweb link to Scaled Composite's Spaceship Two Feather Test

The tricky maneuver of re-entry to the atmosphere is a challenge for spacecraft, but Burt Rutan's innovative "feathering" mechanism aims to make it simple and safe -- and now Scaled Composites has successfully tested the technology on its large-scale Spaceship Two.

Take a ride in a U-2 to altitude.

A ten minute video of the assent of a U-2 spy plane to 70,000 ft and return.

 

Human Flight and Skydiving

Archaeopteryx: Fuss start (Foot launch) Glider

It only takes a few steps to become airborne in this remarkable glider, light enough for a person to wear!

101st Airborne delivers game ball to Michigan/Michigan State game 2010

If you've never stepped out of an airplane to experience the thrill of skydiving, this video will give you a taste of what you're missing.

Jetman flies high over the Grand Canyon, May 2011

Another amazing video of Jetman with shots from the ground, a helicopter and his own point of view as he flies over the canyon.

 

Aircraft in Flight

2012 Raytheon Award Video

9 minute plus video of F15 aerial maneuvers, in flight fueling and other spectacular footage.

Dancing Aircraft

A beautiful flight sequence set to the music of Jack Savoretti's "Dreamers" on YouTube.

IMAX Fighter Pilot

A 48 minute video presented by Boeing about Operation Red Flag. Well worth the time, please view in Full Screen mode.

Blue Angels video from inside Angel 4 during an Airshow.

View this cockpit raw video from the second seat of Angel 4 during an airshow. 9 min 54 sec. Location? My guess is the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.

Real ride in the back seat of Angel 7.

A look at what the back-seater looks like during a ride in Angel 7.

F-35B - Taking STOVL to a New Level

The Marine version of the F-35 with vertical lift capability and supersonic speed. A truly amazing aircraft from Lockheed Martin to replace the Harrier.

EO DAS for the F-35

Check out Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (EO DAS) for the F-35. This is an electronic shield around an aircraft that alerts and protects...Right out of star wars.

F-35B Ship Suitability Testing.

Video of the sea trials of the Navy version of the F-35. STOF/VL

Sleeping Dog Productions Aviation Demo Reel

A great collection of aviation videos set to music.

The Collings Foundation's F-100F Super Sabre "Misty 1"

Colonel George "Bud" Day, Medal of Honor Recipient, takes a ride in the foundations F-100F painted in his aircraft's Vietnam markings.

Vance AFB JSUPT Video

A collection of military aircraft in action set to the music of Toby Keith's "Courtesy of The Red, White and Blue!"

 

Aircraft Photo Collections

A collection of Kodachrome Photos from the 1942 War effort.

Priceless Photos. Without Rosy the Riveter, the war no doubt, would have lasted longer. They were the unsung heroes of the day! What a debt we owe the "Greatest Generation". (Note the lack of eye and hearing protection)

"We Remember!" on YouTube

A collection of still photographs and videos honoring our Military Aviation, set to music.

Bob Sherman's Page: The complete collection of US Air Force Aircraft

Photos of all the aircraft including trainers, helicopters, piston, turbine, fighter, bomber, transport and utility aircraft. Thanks Bob for the great collection!

Low Flight

A collection of photos of various aircraft very low to the ground.

Davis Monthan AFB website features photos of the "Bone Yard" during the 60's.

If you've never been to Tucson and seen it for yourself, here's some photos of aircraft from the past that live on as other airframes after being melted down for their metal alloys.

 

Aircraft Construction and Certification

Southwest Airlines: The Making of Florida One

Watch as the folks at Boeing build one of Southwest's newest aircraft, Florida One.

Boeing 787 Wing Bend Test Video

Video of "Iron Maiden" Wing Bending Test of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. See wings bent to 150% of design strength without failing.

 

Military Aircraft

World War I

World War I Training Video

A historic collection of aviation training and squadron formation videos. Makes you appreciate what those first military aviators faced during the first air war conflicts.

World War II

The German

A short film about a British and German fighter pilot who engage in a dogfight in World War II. The ending has a little known twist.

Pan Am Clipper on December 7, 1941

Watch this video of slides and commentary about the Pacific Boeing 314 Yankee Clipper caught in the South Pacific when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

Ford's B-24 Bomber Plant at Willow Run, Michigan

A video of the production of B-24 Liberator Bombers. The plants production during WW II peaked at an unbelievable rate of one aircraft every 55 minutes.

Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2010

Great video of the aircraft that flew protection missions during the Battle of Britain. Includes cockpit video during a flight of 16 Spitfires.

 

Current Events

The Construction of the P-51, Galloping Ghost

On September 16th, 2011 the P-51, Galloping Ghost, met a tragic end as it crashed into the crowd during a race at that year's Reno Air Races. Some think that the aircraft was an old "has-been", pieced together and poorly constructed. This website tries to set the record straight by showing the construction of the aircraft and the detail involved in creating a competitive aircraft.

Local Teens tour CSCC Aviation Maintenance Technology at Bolton Field.

Columbus State Television features CSCC AMT as one of their current links!

US Airways flight ditching into the Hudson River after bird strike. Simulation

Very good animation with actual radio transmissions during the event.

No Plane No Gain "We are Business Aviation" video.

A short video about our segment of the aviation industry!

 

Engines

The Manufacturing and Construction of a Miniature V-12 Engine.

An almost 10 minute video of machinist craftsmanship set to music.

Pratt & Whitney R4360-20 first start after Overhaul on Video

The 4360 powered the B-50, successor to the B-29 and later the B-36, to name a few. And although reliable in flight, the Wasp Major was maintenance-intensive. Improper starting technique could foul all 56 spark plugs, which would require hours to clean or replace. As with most piston aircraft engines of the era, the time between overhauls of the Wasp Major was about 600 hours when used in commercial service.

Great video to listen to one of these huge "Round Engines" come to life.

 

Have a web link to share?

Send us an email with the link to web@copama.org

Thanks for your help! Be sure to check back for new submissions!

 

This page was last updated on 06/27/17.