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Just throw this one on top of the mountain of reasons not to go to Australia. Unless you love spiders so big they have souls, then go for it. The amazing feature here is that amazingly, no one is screaming about the massive, terrified spider scrabbling around inches above everyone's heads. Regular people get in car accidents because they saw a bee, so the fact that they landed fine with a monster in the cockpit is a testament to that excellent pilot focus everyone's always talking about.

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The dual-mode AirCar made its first inter-airport flight in a historic and very cool sign of the times. It's unclear who would want or who could afford one of these things, but at least we're one step closer to the mythical "flying car" fantasy we've all had for decades. The AirCar, coming to collect dust in a billionaire's third home near you.

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Anyone who's ever ridden on a plane, seen a plane, or even heard about them is probably under the impression that they need a runway or at least some length of space to take off or land. With a strong enough headwind to slow the thing down, that's not always the case. Observe.

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Overworked Flight Attendant Told To Play "Interesting" Movie, Plays Disaster Film

Flight Attendants have to deal with some strange, and wildly entitled people, but they're put in an interesting position of power with the ability to control someone's entire travel experience. That means we get tales like this flight attendant who handily dealt with a problem flyer and this tumblr thread of a flight attendant's wildest stories. This particular flight attendant said "screw it" and watched the fallout of playing a plane crash movie during a flight.

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You pretty much know when a video's made it when it somehow makes itself known in the infamous YouTube algorithm many, many years later. It's almost deeply unsettling at this point to see so many people congregated in one dense area on a beach. 

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Talk about a textbook perfect ditch. This landing is so dang masterful that it makes the whole process look a lot easier than it actually is. Apparently if the pilot misses the mark by the slightest amount the whole plane can end up being destroyed. 

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The dude who lost his $800 RC airplane has a wonderful memory to cherish for a lifetime. Just imagine how quickly this guy went from being absolutely devastated over his pricey loss, to instead having a couple kind pilots swoop down, save the day, and literally hand him back his expensive RC airplane. It's wholesome moments like this that keep our faith alive for the state of humanity. 

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The way that she is able to crack jokes amidst such a truly terrifying, adrenaline-charged situation is nothing short of heroic. Sheesh. 

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Sometimes you're out hiking around and all of a sudden you come across something that completely defies your expectations. Like a plane crash. But not any plane crash. A plane crash that was so recent that one of the passenger's razors still turns on. Now that's just wild. 

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A small plane had to make an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway, hitting an SUV in the process. No injuries were reported. Luckily for everyone, the pilot of the small plane was Craig Gifford, an award-winning acrobatics pilot. He said he had to make the emergency landing after experiencing engine failure. All in all, not a bad person for the job.

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A pilot landing at LAX called air traffic control about a "guy in a jet pack." Probably the most interesting part about this whole thing is that, evidently, if you fly a jet pack within 300 meters of an airplane, they won't really do anything about it?

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Actually looks like a very smooth landing. Pilot's got some mad skills. Looks like nobody was harmed on the landing. 

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Woman Wonders if She's a Jerk For Booking Entire Row For Broken Leg

Flying can be a stressful experience already, and problem flyers can cause some drama. This woman asked the internet if she was wrong to stick to her guns and maintain her dominion over the seats she paid for. If she wasn't injured and hadn't paid for the seats things might be different, but as it stands it seems pretty clear.

Woman books full row of seats for broken leg and asks internet if she's wrong | r/AmItheAsshole Posted by u/super_poggielicious 1 day ago AITA booking up an entire row seats just myself? Not hole reference this, all happened before lockdown and orders shelter place 32f) broke my leg two places couple months ago and placed full leg cast took convalescent leave and decided fly my home state originally CA but stationed NC this is relevant so everyone understands time frame flight question.
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What an inconsiderate moron. James Potok, 28, of Vaughan, Ontario messed up big time. Potok claims he was trying to create a viral video while on his flight to Jamaica, by telling people on the plane that he might be sick with the coronavirus. The flight was forced to return to Ontario. Potok has since been charged with mischief and breach of recognizance. 

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Absolutely steer clear of this highly unnerving video if you have a fear of flying at all. This is just plain old terrifying.