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« Reply #1110 on: August 20, 2019, 12:58:12 AM »

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« Reply #1111 on: August 21, 2019, 07:26:56 AM »
Tu-2 being restored for flight by Novosibirsk State Technical University
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The Novosibirsk State Technical University will be restoring a Tu-2 that it bought from the
Wings of Victory Foundation. The intention is to restore it to become the only flying Tu-2 warbird.

This particular aircraft first serve in the Soviet Union before being transferred to China. It was sold to the United States in the 1980s.

http://alert5.com/2019/08/21/tu-2-being-restored-for-flight-by-novosibirsk-state-technical-university/#more-77673



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« Reply #1112 on: August 21, 2019, 07:30:36 AM »


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« Reply #1113 on: August 22, 2019, 08:32:42 PM »
You'd think their air defence would be able to tell the difference.

Israel Defense Forces Shoot Civilian Light Aircraft on Golan Heights Mistaking it for An Infiltrating Aircraft from Syria 
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  “An IDF force operating on the Golan Heights identified an aircraft suspected of being a hostile that infiltrated from Syria and posing a real threat, so they opened fire on it. After realizing that it was an Israeli civilian aircraft, they stopped the shooting. As part of an aircraft penetration protection procedure, the force in the field is expected to identify and watch over suspicious vessels. This is a serious incident that is under investigation and its lessons will be learned,” the official statement (translated from Hebrew language) reads.

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 According to another tweet, the aircraft is an Italian-built Fly Synthesis Texan LSA (Light Sport Aircraft), which seems appreciated by many pilots in Israel, with registration 4X-HYT. The pilot was performing aerial photography and started losing fuel after what he believed was a bird strike. After landing safely, he discovered that he had been fired on by IDF troops and a bullet struck the fuel tank. 

You're having a bad day when your own country fires upon you while having mechanical problems.



https://theaviationist.com/2019/08/21/israel-defense-forces-shoot-civilian-light-aircraft-on-golan-heights-mistaking-it-for-an-infiltrating-aircraft-from-syria/


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« Reply #1114 on: August 24, 2019, 04:22:06 AM »
A glass cockpit starfighter...


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« Reply #1115 on: August 30, 2019, 01:36:29 AM »
The US govt is upset over attempts to sell Ukraine's Motor Sich aircraft engine manufacturer to the Chinese, and are trying to get the sale blocked.

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Motor Sich, which employs more than 20,000 people in the southwestern city of Zaporizhzhya, is one of the world's largest makers of helicopter and airplane engines. Its products are used to fly the Mi family of choppers, as well as Antonov cargo jets.

It is one of the few plants in the former Soviet Union that can build an entire aviation engine from scratch and offers a wide variety of products that "fit the Chinese requirements really well," said Reuben Johnson, a military analyst based in Kyiv.

Up In Arms: Ukrainian Aircraft-Engine Plant Caught Up In U.S.-China Rivalry
https://www.rferl.org/a/ukrainian-aircraft-motor-sich-u-s--china-rivalry/30132082.html


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« Reply #1116 on: August 30, 2019, 10:15:25 PM »
"Linguistic rights"  ::)

Air Canada fined for not using French language
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Air Canada has been ordered to pay a French-speaking couple 21,000 Canadian dollars ($15,700; £12,900) and write them a letter of apology for violating their linguistic rights.

The couple complained that some signs on a domestic flight they took were only in English, while others gave the French version less prominence.

Ontario couple Michel and Lynda Thibodeau filed 22 complaints against the airline in 2016.

Among them, they argued that the word "lift" was engraved on the buckles of their seatbelts in English but not in French, while French translations of words such as "exit" were in smaller characters.
They also said the English-language boarding announcement for their Montreal-bound flight was more thorough than the French version.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49532427


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« Reply #1117 on: September 04, 2019, 10:21:15 AM »

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« Reply #1118 on: September 04, 2019, 12:36:01 PM »


This is clearly a TR-3B because every classified aircraft in the USAF operates from Air National Guard bases located on a commercial, international airports.

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« Reply #1119 on: September 06, 2019, 12:50:53 PM »


This is clearly a TR-3B because every classified aircraft in the USAF operates from Air National Guard bases located on a commercial, international airports.

Looks like a slightly edited model from a videogame. I thought people liked to speculate that it would look like a big boomerang-shaped flying wing?




American Airlines mechanic charged with sabotaging plane
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An American Airlines mechanic has been charged with damaging an aircraft in July as he was allegedly "upset" over stalled union contract negotiations.

The plane, with 150 people on board, was scheduled to fly from Miami to Nassau in the Bahamas on 17 July. But it aborted take-off after the pilots received an error message about the flight computer. Upon inspection, a piece of foam was found glued inside a navigation system part which stopped it from functioning.

Suspect Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani told police he had tampered with the system to cause a delay or have the flight cancelled so that he would get overtime work, according to a criminal complaint filed in a Miami court.

According to the complaint filed on Thursday, Mr Alani glued the foam inside the tube leading from the outside of the plane to its air data module, a system that reports aircraft speed, pitch and other critical flight data

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49607684





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« Reply #1120 on: September 06, 2019, 02:31:10 PM »
Looks like a slightly edited model from a videogame



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« Reply #1122 on: September 07, 2019, 12:30:57 AM »
Squadron Leader Steven Clarke of the Royal Australian Air Force has one awesome mustache.


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« Reply #1123 on: September 07, 2019, 07:56:21 AM »
Squadron Leader Steven Clarke of the Royal Australian Air Force has one awesome mustache.

Must be a reasonably old video, because all our F111s were retired 10 years ago and then buried.

https://qam.com.au/qam-content/aircraft/f-111/F-111-disposal.htm




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« Reply #1124 on: September 07, 2019, 08:43:23 AM »
Must be a reasonably old video, because all our F111s were retired 10 years ago and then buried.

https://qam.com.au/qam-content/aircraft/f-111/F-111-disposal.htm





Interesting expose on bureaucracy in that read.

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« Reply #1125 on: September 07, 2019, 09:03:00 AM »
Accidental. And we only have white phosphorus munitions only for "smoke targeting."   ;)
http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/090519_a-10_missile/a-10-jet-accidentally-fires-rocket-northeast-tucson/ 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/air-force-jet-accidentally-fires-rocket-arizona-desert-n1050571

God, I love the smell of WILLY PETER first thing in the morning.  Very effective crowd control measure.




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« Reply #1126 on: September 08, 2019, 02:47:46 AM »
Thought this was interesting, even if it might be untrue:

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The standard procedure for aircraft in the need to land at Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan saw the transport aircraft perform a steep initial approach and get flanked by Mi-24V helicopters for the rest of the approach until touchdown. The Hinds would dispense flares in case of heat-seeking missile launch and fly into the missile path to absorb its impact in order to save the escorted jet ferrying troops and material.



https://theaviationist.com/2019/09/04/russian-il-76md-performs-tactical-landing-on-dirt-strip-runway-escorted-by-mi-24s-in-mandatory-matsurov-mission/

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« Reply #1127 on: September 09, 2019, 09:23:10 AM »

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« Reply #1128 on: September 09, 2019, 10:52:53 AM »
Looks like a slightly edited model from a videogame. I thought people liked to speculate that it would look like a big boomerang-shaped flying wing?

Variable configuration?   Swept back wings for high speed long distance transit--L shape for stealth within radar range.









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« Reply #1129 on: September 09, 2019, 11:18:43 AM »
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/08/13/a-10-re-winging-completed-will-keep-warthog-in-the-air-until-late-2030s/

Smart move.  Rewinging A-10s has got to be more cost effective than replacing with F-35.  With upgrades to avionics, radar, weapons systems, etc., It could be another B-52 in terms of its useful life.

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« Reply #1130 on: September 09, 2019, 11:28:13 AM »
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/08/13/a-10-re-winging-completed-will-keep-warthog-in-the-air-until-late-2030s/

Smart move.  Rewinging A-10s has got to be more cost effective than replacing with F-35.  With upgrades to avionics, radar, weapons systems, etc., It could be another B-52 in terms of its useful life.
That's great news.  Love that venerable plane.

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« Reply #1131 on: September 09, 2019, 12:22:57 PM »

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« Reply #1132 on: September 09, 2019, 04:29:04 PM »
That's great news.  Love that venerable plane.

Another "life extension" program.

U.S. Navy SSBN USS Nebraska Tests Four Trident II D5 SLBM

The Trident II (D5) strategic weapon system, originally designed with a life span to 2024, recently underwent a life extension that will keep it operational through the late 2040s. The life-extended missiles will serve for the remaining service life of U.S Ohio-class and United Kingdom Vanguard-class SSBNs, and as the initial loadout for the U.S. Columbia-class and U.K. Dreadnought-class SSBNs. The life extension program addressed potential aging and obsolescence issues.




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« Reply #1133 on: September 10, 2019, 11:42:59 AM »
Timeline of aircraft tested at Edwards AFB


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« Reply #1134 on: September 10, 2019, 03:54:32 PM »
Timeline of aircraft tested at Edwards AFB




There is a similar display at the USAF Museum, with several of the models having been built by my boss from when I was working in the black world. Sadly, he passed away a few years ago from throat cancer.

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« Reply #1135 on: September 10, 2019, 05:21:55 PM »
https://www.ocala.com/zz/news/20190906/american-airlines-mechanic-accused-of-sabotaging-flight 

Strange details in the story such as him needing an interpreter to speak with the judge but, apparently, didn't need an interpreter during his job.  It would appear that terrorism was not a motive but sabotage due to a union/airline dispute and wanting to get some over-time.  AA and experts claim this likely would not have effected customers (that is, crashing.)

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« Reply #1136 on: September 10, 2019, 06:18:30 PM »
https://www.ocala.com/zz/news/20190906/american-airlines-mechanic-accused-of-sabotaging-flight 

Strange details in the story such as him needing an interpreter to speak with the judge but, apparently, didn't need an interpreter during his job.  It would appear that terrorism was not a motive but sabotage due to a union/airline dispute and wanting to get some over-time.  AA and experts claim this likely would not have effected customers (that is, crashing.)

That's true only if the a/c did not get airborne. 

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« Reply #1137 on: September 13, 2019, 01:52:04 AM »

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« Reply #1138 on: September 16, 2019, 10:54:47 AM »

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« Reply #1139 on: September 18, 2019, 07:16:05 PM »
That's true only if the a/c did not get airborne.
Surprise, surprise, surprise.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article235199172.html