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Via DrMitsos
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Here's a Russian fighter jet pilot choosing to re-negotiate a failed landing, coming what looks like a few feet of the carrier and popping back off into the air. How do you say "maybe next time" in plane?

Via FPVicious
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I wonder if the guy flying this almost has a panic attack every time over the idea of crashing it, or if he's attained such mastery over flying RC planes that he can just rock it on autopilot mode. 

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Man, you've got to be fully present and tuned in to pull off a wild stunt like the one we have here from this pilot. Dude's got some mad skills. 

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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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Woman Demands Instant Tech Support Service, Gets Denied, Gives Earful, Misses Flight

Man, there's something terribly fascinating about watching someone who stubbornly refuses to get out of their own way. Like they have some sort of subconscious vendetta to engineer their own demise. It can honestly be sad sometimes. In this case though, folks might be able to have a good laugh. You have an impatient lady come right out of the gate with a fiery temper and entitlement, and then ultimately end up missing her flight because she wouldn't just take a deep breath and be a reasonable human being. For some more absurdity from the tech support world check out the time a mom washed her kid's computer, and then a tech support catastrophe ensued

Woman demands instant tech support service, gets rejected, gives manager earful, and then misses her flight.
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So well, apparently there are reports that this story could just be a work of fiction. Regardless it makes for quite the entertaining rollercoaster. 

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Twitter Thread: Speech-Language Pathologist Helps Out Kid In Need On Flight

Man oh man, it's heartwarming stories like the one we have here from a mindful speech-language pathologist that manage to keep our faith in humanity alive. Dr. Rachel R. Romeo found herself seated next to a dad and his son who had severe nonverbal autism. She decided to seize the opportunity to offer up her expertise, and proactively worked to bring the kid peace of mind while on their flight. It's a beautiful little story. 

Speech-language pathologist helps out kid in need during flight. | Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRRomeo just had such an affirming experience. On my 8hr intl flight back conference sat next father/son broken English father began apologize/ warn his ~10 yr-old son had severe nonverbal autism, and this would like be difficult journey. 1/ 2:59 p.m 28 Aug. 19 Twitter Web App
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Via HELIMOTO
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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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Via PrΞdΔ
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Test pilots are the real deal when it comes to having nerves of steel. 

Via PrΞdΔ
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The level of calm that these pilots possess while they're flying upside down is unbelievable. Pretty sure most of us would pass out under the weight of all that chaos. 

Via AVweb
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So, apparently it takes some serious skill to actually pull off flying this poorly. 

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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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Via Lil Jack
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This woman got on a flight and proceeded to stir up all kinds of toxic energy. Her blind entitlement and rude behavior to all those around her, resulted in her ultimately being kicked off the flight. On top of that, it sounds like her name was removed from a website referencing where she worked. Interesting. 

Via Meeep Org
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The Philippine Air Force decided to form the figure "69" to mark their 69th anniversary. Nice, right?

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People Who Faked Injuries and Illnesses

Healthcare professionals see a lot. For whatever reason people try to trick doctors, nurses and technicians, whether it's an adult trying to scam the system, someone trying to score a prescription, a kid taking a lie too far or some general WTF-ness. Here are more times healthcare professionals saw right through lying patients.

Stories of people faking illnesses and injuries | reddit post jmikk85 25.6k points 1 day ago Opthalmology technician. People pretend be blind all time. Go check their eye pressure with tonopen device poke them DIRECTLY into eye with and they go FUCK IS THING
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A passenger started recording a sparking wheel during takeoff from Montreal. The whole wheel comes off, but luckily planes are built with redundancy in mind and the thing landed safely soon after. No one was injured, but some pants were probably harmed.