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Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1020 on: June 06, 2019, 12:12:00 AM »

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1021 on: June 06, 2019, 11:10:14 AM »


Was that the gal in Hawaii?

I'd be sick as a dog in that stretcher spinning like that.

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1022 on: June 06, 2019, 11:30:37 AM »
Was that the gal in Hawaii?

I'd be sick as a dog in that stretcher spinning like that.

G-force training completed.


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1023 on: June 07, 2019, 11:26:17 PM »
Was that the gal in Hawaii?

I'd be sick as a dog in that stretcher spinning like that.

Arizona. Apparently a cable meant to stop them from getting spun about by the downwash snapped:

https://www.12news.com/article/news/local/valley/injured-hiker-spins-mid-air-as-shes-airlifted-off-piestewa-peak/75-ec555797-4e14-4c54-acc5-0b69d8f71b7c


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1024 on: June 09, 2019, 10:56:09 AM »
Seems there are bad ADS-B outages in America at the moment causing delays.


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1025 on: June 09, 2019, 11:45:49 AM »


617 Sqn RAF is famous for the raid on the the dams in Germany, but what is not so well known is that the squadron wasn't disbanded after that raid and continued to do high precision raids using different weapons. They mainly trained every day but their actual operational duties were far fewer than all other bomber crews. They used custom bomb sights and techniques that also included modifying the Lancaster bombers. The raid on the Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord being one such event that involved stripping out the front gun turret, all excess weight and installing an extra fuel tank above the wing spar in the already cramped fuselage.

Here's another raid they performed to consolidate the D-Day landings.

http://ww2today.com/


With this.. The 12000lb Tallboy. It went supersonic when dropped, designed by Barnes Wallis.






Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1026 on: June 09, 2019, 10:47:55 PM »
A 1989 Singapore Airlines ad for their then new 747-400s:


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1027 on: June 11, 2019, 08:20:32 AM »
"Operation Opera - Attacking the Iraqi Reactor"




An operation in June 1981 by the Israelis to hit an incomplete Iraqi nuclear reactor 1600km away from their base, with a little help from Iran (who were fighting the Iran-Iraq War at the same time).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Opera


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1028 on: June 11, 2019, 09:09:27 AM »
"Operation Opera - Attacking the Iraqi Reactor"




An operation in June 1981 by the Israelis to hit an incomplete Iraqi nuclear reactor 1600km away from their base, with a little help from Iran (who were fighting the Iran-Iraq War at the same time).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Opera



Say what you will about the Israelis, but they a pragmatic lot who embrace the old "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" adage, even if for only for the near term.  In 1956 they teamed with old enemy UK (and France) at Suez to deal with the threat Nasser presented.  In the 80s they supported the Iranians with logistical and intel support because they felt the Iraqis were a bigger threat to them.  They also worked with the Soviets, the main supplier of arms to her enemies, to deal with terrorism, particularly in Beirut. During Desert Storm, they formed a very uneasy alliance, or at least a strategic understanding, with the various Muslim nations opposing Iraq.  In the late 90s, they considered a joint strike with the Indians against Pakistan to forestall the "Muslim bomb."  Now they are not so covertly aligning themselves with the Saudis and the GCC to thwart Iran.

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1029 on: June 11, 2019, 08:51:14 PM »
Sukhoi ejects a drag chute during a cobra manoeuvre. Whoops:


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1030 on: June 12, 2019, 04:44:33 AM »
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-11/cause-deadly-f-35-japan-crash-blamed-pilot-loss-spatial-awareness

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It seems highly likely that the pilot was suffering from vertigo and was unaware of his condition," said the JASDF in a press release, adding that it was unlikely that the crash was due to "technical problems with the aircraft."


Nippon please.