Chopper Pilot: Learning To Fly A Helicopter

Chopper Pilot Film

This Vietnam War era educational film was produced by the Army Pictorial Center in the 1960s, likely due to the need to train a significant number of new helicopter pilots as a result of the escalating South East Asian war. The film includes both pre-flight and flight training by the warrant officer candidate program at…

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1914 Flying Merkel

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The Flying Merkel is a motorcycle remembered today as one of the most important engineering achievements of the formative years of motorcycle development. Designed by Joseph “Joe” Merkel, the bike that bore his name included a number of innovations including an early precursor of telescopic forks, a monoshock rear end, cam-driven valves, a throttle-linked oil…

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Icon 1000 Elsinore HP Boots

Top 7 Armored Motorcycle Vests

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Armored motorcycle vests are becoming more and more popular with riders looking for a little additional safety and peace of mind. Most modern armored vests are made to CE-approved safety standards, using advanced impact absorbing layers with a harder outer layer to resist penetration and deformation. They’re typically strapped to the rider’s torso using thick…

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1972 Lamborghini Jarama GT

Lamborghini Jarama

The Lamborghini Jarama is possibly the least well-known of all the models produced by the Italian marque since it started automobile production in 1964. This is most likely because it was overshadowed by the Miura, then by the Countach – the Jarama was a far less boldly styled motor car, with the engine in the…

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Roland Sands Design Clash Black Ops Jacket

Roland Sands Design Clash Black Ops Jacket

The Roland Sands Design Clash Black Ops Jacket is a new addition to the RSD line, in their Black Ops Division. It’s a modern interpretation of the iconic American motorcycle jacket – it has an offset front zipper, quilted accents on the shoulders and lower back, and a riding fit with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, a dropped…

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1981 BMW M1

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The BMW M1 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in the mid-to-late 1970s, taking no small amount of influence from the 1972 BMW Turbo concept car designed by Paul Bracq – also a mid-engined sports car with ground-breaking, futuristic design for the era. Up until 1978, BMW had never built a mid-engined production car. And after…

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Super Veloce V10 Espresso Maker

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Super Veloce is a company dedicated to espresso makers that appeal to people who are obsessive about engineering, coffee, and engines. Each espresso machine is made from anticorodal (6082 & 6061/T6) alloy and stainless steel (316 Ti & 304), which is anodised for corrosion resistance. The base is high pressure thermoset carbon fibre (2×2 twill)…

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Vibrazioni Ducati Scrambler

Vibrazioni Art Design Ducati Monster 800

Vibrazioni Art Design is an Italian company that creates some of the most remarkable motorcycles and furniture you’ll find anywhere – and they do it largely by reusing old oil barrels and other industrial waste. We’ve featured their two-wheeled creations before and they never fail to garner a huge amount of attention, they also seem to…

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Standard Issue Daypack

Standard Issue Daypack

The Standard Issue Daypack by Colfax Design Works has been developed as an extendible daypack that can be expanded by adding external mini packs to its outside using modular cargo system attachments. The pack is made from weather-proof Cordura©, it has mil-spec webbing & components throughout, a moisture-wicking air-mesh back panel, YKK Weather-Guard zippers, a large main…

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78 Motor Co. Sprint Gloves

78 Motor Company Sprint Gloves

The 78 Motor Co. is an England-based moto gear company that specializes in handmade, low-volume production with a strong emphasis on traditional techniques and carefully selected materials. The Sprint Gloves are designed for use in warmer climates, with perforated hand and finger backs for increased airflow. The gloves have a double stitched upper panel with…

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