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[VIDEO] 80-Year-Old Grandma Nearly Falls Out of Harness During Tandem Jump

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At first this video doesn’t seem too crazy, but you quickly realize that she is not secured to the instructor and could fall to the ground at any moment. Luckily, she made it to the ground safely, but I highly doubt this was the experience she was hoping for.

 

Brazilian Cops Stop Drug Smugglers By Crashing Into Their Plane

This is one of the most awesome things I have seen. Never before did I want to be an officer of the law, but this, has changed my mind. They not only get to carry machine guns, but they rammed their SUV into a fucking PLANE! Talk about gangster.

The YouTube upload is in obviously not in English, so here is the rough translation:

To prevent the escape of suspected illegal to transport cargo to Brazil, federal police of Ribeirão Preto (314 km from Sao Paulo) threw a car of the corporation against the plane that was used by the group. With the move, the agents of PF – who filmed the moment of approach – managed to prevent the airplane takes off.

The operation ended with the arrest of five suspects – including the pilot of the plane – and seizure of a cargo estimated at $200 thousand in notebooks, electronic surveillance equipment and a bicycle.

The products, which were placed in a van, probably came from Paraguay and would be marketed in the region of Ribeirao Preto, according to Federal Police (Google Translated)

One of the coolest drug busts captured on camera that I’ve seen, that’s for damn sure.

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Woman Strips Naked At Customs In Airport

A 36-year-old woman got so frustrated on August 23rd, 2011 after being told she needed to be searched, that she completely undressed. Seriously, this bitch just got fully naked right in the main area where everyone could see everything. According to her lawyer, Charles Richardson, she made “an impetuous decision” and was doing this because she was fed up with being strip-searched every time his client came through customs.

Loukai Phillips has plead guilty of indecent exposure due to the fact that she was in the middle of a goddamn airport. Seriously, I can’t get over that she was standing naked in an airport with all those damn people. Then to be arrested on top of that. Bravest bitch ever.

On top of this she’s now facing a fine because there were children present AND she was cursing repeatedly while removing her clothing. This is fucking amazing. And to top it off, she doesn’t seem to be that displeased with her decision.

Phillips, a Bermudian who returned to the Island to close down her bank account, told airport police: “I would never do it again, I’m just tired of being searched.”

Bravo Phillips! This classy broad was heard yelling, “If you want to see me naked, you can do it right f***ing here.” That’s right officers, and see, she follows through on her promises. Unfortunately so do they, they need to search and tell you they will do so. Their suggestion to Phillips was simple, “If you don’t want to be searched, don’t come through Customs.”

The only way this could be better? A video of this bitch freaking out and getting naked in front of a damn audience.

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Man Notices Men Burglaring His Home From A Plane

Steven Lynn from Arkansas had decided to go up and take some aerial views of his house. Why? Who the hell knows. Anyway, while up taking photos, he realized that there were two men loading his stuff into a trailer that was connected to a truck. Seems very ironic that while taking aerial photos, two men happened to burglar his home.

Lynn was shocked that they were so blatanly obvious, even with an aircraft hovering over head. He told The Jonesboro Sun, ’It didn’t seem to faze them that we were buzzing over in an airplane; we got down pretty low.’ During this time, he figured he should notify authorities and so he called 911 as well as an Uncle of his that lived nearby.

After the Uncle arrived, the two suspects drove away, but were followed. The Uncle was able to give the Wheaton police step by step directions, and eventually led to the suspects being arrested.

The two men in the truck, Roosevelt Smith III and Joseph Peel, both of Jonesboro, now face burglary and theft charges.

Most of the items were recovered, although there are a few that have yet to be found.
Lynn said after talking to deputies, he realized a next-door residence he also owns had also been burglarized with several new ceiling fans, tools and copper wire missing.

Woman Attempts To Bring A Loaded Gun On Flight

A woman was arrested yesterday, July 26th, at the Burbank airport after attempting to bring a loaded hand gun on a flight to Las Vegas in her carry-on. The gun was spotted in the X-Ray machine, obviously, and she was immediately questioned and taken into custody.

Sadly, if she would have placed the weapon in her bag that was checked and alerted the staff, she would have been able to have her gun in Vegas. Unfortunately, instead of going to the Sin City, she was taken to a Burbank Jail.

I don’t understand why on earth she would think that this would be okay or that she could get away with such a bold move? Also, why the hell did she need her gun in Las Vegas? Was she planning on using the weapon? I feel there is much more to this story, that luckily, we won’t ever find out. Crazy bitch.

Guy Tries To Kill Mom by Running Plane Into Her House

“A Swiss man has died after piloting a rented plane into the home of his estranged mother. Minutes before the attack, he phoned her from the cockpit to say: ‘Are you home? I am just going to drop by!’

Then Konrad Schmidt, 47, banked the twin-engined aircraft over his mother’s home and flew past it three times before flying at top speed into the house in Oberhallau. Schmidt’s body was later found in the rubble of the house. His mother Rosemary, 68, only survived because she was in the basement at the time of the suicide attack, and is being treated for shock.”

Schmidt was unemployed and had a long feud with his estranged mother Rosemary. Although it may have first seemed like an accident, it was very obviously intentional due to the amount of times he flew by and aimed right for the house. At least now the feud is over and his mother no longer has to deal with him. It may be wrong of me, but I’m assuming he’s the one with the issues given the circumstances.

This mini 9/11 attack was a shock to neighbors, who were all aware of the mother/son feud. Luckily, they were around to help her out of the rubble.

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Flying Car is Cleared for Road Use and set to Hit Streets in 2012

By Balasubramanyam Seshan | Jul 07, 2011 06:12 AM EDT

Tired of getting struck in traffic then better fly with Terrafugia’s light sport roadable aircraft, Transition, which can be transformed from a car to a plane in just just 30 seconds. The world’s first flying car of the 21st century is ready for the road.

The flying car has been cleared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for use on roads and granted it special exemptions as a roadable aircraft.

“Terrafugia’s Transition is the first combined flying-driving vehicle to receive such special consideration from the Department of Transportation since the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards came into being in the 1970s,” the Woburn, Massachusetts-based Terrafugia Inc. said in a statement.

In the exemption text, NHTSA states “We further conclude that the granting of an exemption from these requirements would be in the public interest and consistent with the objectives of traffic safety.”

The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted a three-year hardship exemption that will allow the manufacturer to enter its planned 2012 production time frame. Previously, the company said deliveries of the Transition are scheduled to begin in late 2011.

But, the company, after the approval, said the flying car will start shipping in 2012 and will be priced at around $250,000. Terrafugia has about 100 orders for the Transition with a $10,000 reservation fee.

Terrafugia Inc. said extensive analysis and simulated crash testing are also being employed with industry partners to ensure that the Transition meets all other applicable crash safety standards.

The NHTSA’s exemptions allowed the roadable aircraft to use lightweight plastic windows and use a different type of tire than that used by other vehicles.

In order to prevent shattering of the windshield in case of a bird-hit, Terrafugia used polycarbonate materials instead of automotive safety glass. The tires are heavier like any other small aircraft to handle landings as well as road driving.

The Transition can fly at 115 mph and reach 65 mph on the road. On the ground, with its wings tucked up and in, it can fill up with auto gas at a normal filling station and it fits in any average-sized garage.

The Transition has a 26 feet wingspan and will retract and expand with only the push of a button. It has a range of nearly 500 miles. “A lot of people said they never thought it would fly. But we have a vehicle right here, right now that drives and flies, and converts between the two in 20 seconds,” says Terrafugia CEO Carl Dietrich.

The “roadable aircraft” first flew in 2009 and is the first light airplane to incorporate features found in most cars like a rigid carbon fiber occupant safety cage, and passenger and driver airbags.

“This is an aeroplane first and foremost. The idea is you can drive it to and from a regulation airport. Fully fueled, you can fly it for a range of 400 to 450 miles. We have 100 orders so far. There are still some minor changes that need to be made because it has to meet both road and aviation standards,” said Richard Gersh, VP Business Development of Terrafugia on February.

It has been cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration for flight as a “light sport aircraft”. The NHTSA clearance finally made the flying car both air and road ready.

Here is a glimpse of Transition on the road and on air:

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The Transition Roadable Light Sport Aircraft Proof of Concept on the road.

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The Transition Roadable Light Sport Aircraft Proof of Concept fits in a single car garage with the wings folded.

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The Transition Roadable Light Sport Aircraft Proof of Concept just arrived by ground at Lawrence Municipal Airport.

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The Transition Roadable Light Sport Aircraft Proof of Concept runs on premium unleaded auto gas. Carl Dietrich, CEO/CTO of Terrafugia, is shown with the Transition.

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The Transition Roadable Light Sport Aircraft Proof of Concept with wings extended at home.

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The Terrafugia Transition shortly after takeoff.

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The Terrafugia Transition taking off of runway 17 at Plattsburgh Internaional Airport.

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The first flight of the Terrafugia Transition in Plattsburgh International Airport, Plattsburgh, NY. Photo taken from chase aircraft.

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The Terrafugia Transition and chase plane flying in formation.

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The Terrafugia Transition flying with Lake Champlain in the background.

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A view of the Transition as it passes overhead.

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The Terrafugia Transition taxiing to the runway at Plattsburgh Internaional Airport.

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Terrafugia CEO/CTO Carl Dietrich with the Transition Roadable Light Sport Aircraft Proof of Concept at AirVenture 2008.

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Terrafugia COO Anna Mracek Dietrich with the Transition Roadable Light Sport Aircraft Proof of Concept at AirVenture 2008.

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The Terrafugia Team, Winter 2008/2009. Clockwise from top-left: Gregor Cadman, Engineer; Andrew Sand, Engineering Technician; Stu Foster, Intern; Marc Stiller, Engineer; Andrew Heafitz, VP Business Development; Ben Zelnick, Engineer; Giora Guth, Chase Plane Pilot; Richard Gersh, VP Business Development; John Telfeyan, Senior Engineering Technician; Col. (ret) Phil Meteer, Test Pilot; Samuel Schweighart, VP Engineering; Anna Dietrich, COO; and Carl Dietrich, CEO/CTO.

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