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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#421  Postby DougC » May 06, 2016 2:26 am

This is why, if you are siting down, you belt up!
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#422  Postby laklak » May 06, 2016 1:54 pm

Couple of shots of the B-29 that visited

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#423  Postby Briton » May 06, 2016 3:21 pm

Made of Stars wrote:+1 to the Mosquito. My favourite one as a kid, until I saw a Mustang in the flesh. Grrraow... Sex on wings, that thing.


I like the Mosquito based on the fact it was the first Airfix model I assembled as a kid.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#424  Postby DougC » May 19, 2016 12:12 am

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#425  Postby Calilasseia » Jun 12, 2016 4:24 pm

Here's something you won't see very often ... a C5 Galaxy vertical take off ...

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#426  Postby DougC » Jul 11, 2016 10:57 pm

B.B.C. - [UK and] Boeing signs £3bn deal for nine marine patrol planes

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#427  Postby Weaver » Jul 12, 2016 12:23 am

Calilasseia wrote:Here's something you won't see very often ... a C5 Galaxy vertical take off ...


You won't see it ever - that is all down to camera manipulations.

Try to pull a C5 into a climb like that with the gear still down and you'll immediately stall the thing out of the sky.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#428  Postby Calilasseia » Jul 12, 2016 10:49 am

Took a closer look at that ... yes, looks like the camera operator tilted the camera. Though for a moment I did wonder if the engines had enough power to pull the trick off ...
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#429  Postby DougC » Aug 06, 2016 10:41 pm

B.B.C. - Airlander 10: Aircraft leaves hanger for first time

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#430  Postby mcgruff » Aug 06, 2016 11:18 pm

A VTOL cargo plane..!
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#431  Postby DougC » Aug 06, 2016 11:41 pm

The Airlander 10, a plane-airship hybrid
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#432  Postby Macdoc » Aug 07, 2016 1:21 am

FINALLY....got to fly on a Dreamliner....Boeing 787

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and 6 more flights in between now and next May :d - should cure the attachment.

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That superb wing somewhere over the Rockies chasing sunset. The blue is from the big windows which you cannot close but rather have some form of electronic dimming.

Nice plane ...lots of headroom and carry on storage. Big screen on the seat backs. Was not sure about the seats but ended up comfortable from that aspect.
Caught some bug coming across the Pacific but can't blame that on the plane. Plug in headphone jack on the screen tho the connection was a bit dodgy - not good considering how short a time the plane has been in service in Canada ( June )

The wing does a transformer trick and opens up with flaps and airbrakes then morphs back to this marvelous elegant shape.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#433  Postby DougC » Aug 24, 2016 11:48 pm

B.B.C. - Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#434  Postby Calilasseia » Aug 25, 2016 4:05 am

DougC wrote:B.B.C. - Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight


I watched video footage of that incident, and could not help but think to myself, that if any other aircraft nosedived toward the ground at that angle during a test flight in the same manner, the result would have been wreckage, flames and lots of death. Airlander, on the other hand, just nudged the ground and eventually levelled off, suffering only minor damage. While the landing profile of that test flight might have been a bit embarrassing to the flight crew and the aircraft engineers, they can take comfort from the fact that it's effectively passed its first crash test with flying colours. Try doing the same with a 737 and see how far that gets you. :)
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#435  Postby mcgruff » Aug 25, 2016 11:49 am

Let's hope it was pilot error rather than any grave design flaw.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#436  Postby DougC » Aug 28, 2016 10:51 pm

mcgruff wrote:Let's hope it was pilot error rather than any grave design flaw.


Clipped a power line.


B.B.C. - Passengers post pictures of plane's engine 'blown apart'

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#437  Postby DougC » Sep 25, 2016 11:58 pm

B.B.C. - India and France sign Rafale fighter jet deal

India has signed a formal agreement with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets for $8.7bn (7.8bn euros; £6.7bn), in a major defence deal.
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#438  Postby DougC » Oct 07, 2016 11:55 pm

B.B.C. - Red Arrows on 60-day 'Best of British' tour

B.B.C. - First leg of Red Arrows world tour
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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#439  Postby tuco » Feb 01, 2017 8:46 pm

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Re: Your favorite aircraft

#440  Postby tuco » Feb 01, 2017 10:07 pm

I remember, like today, when this flew over my head.



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