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The level of calm that these pilots are able to maintain while weathering complete chaos is otherworldly. Seriously, most folks would be hard pressed to not faint altogether while trying to fly a plane upside down. 

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Pilot's Window Breaks, Copilot Goes Full Superhero Mode

As far as stories that effectively defy the bounds of what we thought was possible for the human body to withstand, this tale about British Airways flight 5390 is one for the books. It's just the kind of story that involves an unprecedented level of fearless heroism in the face of a truly nightmarish turn of events. One can only imagine what kinds of thoughts must've been racing through that pilot's brain. Also though, the copilot had to have been weathering tidal waves of internal panic. The fact that the pilot comes out of the event alive (with some gnarly sustained injuries/trauma though) is crazy. If you're looking for some more gold from the Tumblr world, check out these resplendent Tumblr gems of random hilarity

A crazy Tumblr post about how a pilot ends up surviving an absolutely catastrophic malfunction on a plane.
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Well, these spectators were certainly treated to the show of a lifetime when a Turkish F-16 pilot decided to fly crazily close to where they were situated. I'm just wondering about what kind of damage was dealt out to those poor people's eardrums. That couldn't have been fun. Exhilarating for sure, but painful as well. 

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This story's been around for a while, but it's always fun to revisit. Can't imagine what must've been going through the heads of the pilots that were around for this masterful act of trolling. 

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If there's anyone else out there who is admirably humble about their flying skills, and has a friend that they can take on a flight, this video should absolutely serve as an inspiration. One can only begin to imagine what kinds of panicked thoughts must've been dancing across this guy's mindscape. But hey, the trust was very present. Must be a solid friendship. 

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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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jaybyrdfilms put together this impressive one-shot scene filmed by an impressively piloted drone. The natural smoothness combined with the tight drone piloting makes it some filmmaking that would be unthinkable just a few years ago.

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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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Maybe the joke's just on us, and this pilot's achieved such a masterful skill level that he's able to put on a believable performance that he's impressively terrible. Or, maybe, just maybe he's pure bad at flying. 

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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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There are reports that this story could actually be nothing more than a work of fiction. Real or not, it's still quite the entertaining tale. 

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

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Lukas Air Force Base Claims Recent "Sky Penis" Was Accidental

Twitter's got some thoughts and feelings about the recent comment from Lukas Air Force Base, which says that the two F-35s did NOT mean to leave behind phallic contrails in a flight exercise on Tuesday. Basically, an "accidental sky penis" was too good to pass up on with the jokes and wordplay. 

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That was EXTREMELY close to a monumental fail. Can only imagine what kinds of words were being yelled in the pilot's seat at the time.