Ever wonder how those advertising airplanes that annoy you at beaches get their flying banners attached to the airplane? Me neither. I thought the planes just had those banners attached when they took off. Not the case! Apparently, the planes have to first be flying before they hook onto a specific target in order to launch the banner. They’re picking up the ad as they fly by!

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It’s actually really cool, as the pilots have to be precise as they make a low pass down near the ground to grab the banner. And then they immediately shoot straight up in the air to make sure the banner sticks to the hook.

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