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Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #421 on: January 15, 2018, 03:00:41 AM »
Airbus built a lot of planes for China last year - but can't deliver them
http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/12/news/companies/airbus-china-certification-delivery-delays/index.html

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #422 on: January 18, 2018, 07:19:05 AM »

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« Reply #423 on: January 19, 2018, 05:23:41 AM »
If only someone would buy one for me.  :'(


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« Reply #424 on: January 21, 2018, 01:17:46 AM »
Japanese demonstration of using a flying boat to rescue someone lost at sea.


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #426 on: January 21, 2018, 10:08:10 PM »
https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/french-daredevils-leap-perfectly-good-mountain-moving-airplane-180967362/

Aviation...of sorts.
That is nuts/awesome. And it looks like there has been a development in the "suits." But that is crazy. For a country of insurance underwriting and banking they sure let people take risks! Interestingly also, just a weird footnote, Japanese tourists love that area and it is quite funny when a bus full of them come in. Seriously the guide steers them around with an umbrella or sign on a stick, like sheep, and another handler/collie-dog (not really a dog but a person) goes after the strays who are snapping photos so quickly they don't look where they are going. Local told me it was because some Japanese Princess choose that area for a honeymoon, or something like that. Also, the legend of the mountains: Eiger (Ogre) (featured in the book and Clinton Eastwood movie) The "Ogre" is after the "Jungfrau" (virgin") who the Mönch (monk/priest) protects.

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #427 on: January 22, 2018, 07:58:36 AM »
Red Arrows ejector seat firm guilty over RAF Scampton death - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42773834

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Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #428 on: January 22, 2018, 01:31:44 PM »
Former Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Delta: "This is the most lousy operation I’ve ever seen.”


"You don't know who you're Fucking with !!!!"

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, was caught on video yelling at Delta Air Lines agents after he reportedly missed his flight at Los Angeles International Airport last week.

TMZ reported that Mr. Aldrin, rose from his wheelchair in a rage after Delta tried to remedy his situation by offering him a seat on a later flight.

“Are you operating an airline here or not?” the 87-year-old asked. We’ve been sitting here now 20 minutes waiting for somebody to come and fix a two-minute problem… I don’t want the next flight! This is the most lousy operation I’ve ever seen,” he said after asking for the agents’ names.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/18/buzz-aldrin-explodes-delta-agents-most-lousy-opera/

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #429 on: January 22, 2018, 02:12:07 PM »
Former Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Delta: "This is the most lousy operation I’ve ever seen.”


"You don't know who you're Fucking with !!!!"

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, was caught on video yelling at Delta Air Lines agents after he reportedly missed his flight at Los Angeles International Airport last week.

TMZ reported that Mr. Aldrin, rose from his wheelchair in a rage after Delta tried to remedy his situation by offering him a seat on a later flight.

“Are you operating an airline here or not?” the 87-year-old asked. We’ve been sitting here now 20 minutes waiting for somebody to come and fix a two-minute problem… I don’t want the next flight! This is the most lousy operation I’ve ever seen,” he said after asking for the agents’ names.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/18/buzz-aldrin-explodes-delta-agents-most-lousy-opera/

To me, this counts as proof that he never went to the moon. :(

Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #430 on: January 22, 2018, 06:45:00 PM »
Video taken in Wales from a great spot to do some aircraft watching.  I don't recognize the plane at the 1:06 mark.
Any idea what it is?



Guess the timestamps don't come over from LL.  It's the 4th bird in the sequence

Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #431 on: January 22, 2018, 07:05:14 PM »
Video taken in Wales from a great spot to do some aircraft watching.  I don't recognize the plane at the 1:06 mark.
Any idea what it is?



Maybe Saab 32?



Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #432 on: January 22, 2018, 07:09:20 PM »
Maybe Saab 32?




Dunno,  Thought it might be an F-5 variant of some sort but then thought better of it.


Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #433 on: January 22, 2018, 07:16:35 PM »
Dunno,  Thought it might be an F-5 variant of some sort but then thought better of it.



Definitely not an f-5



I couldn’t see the video. What year was it taken?

Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #434 on: January 22, 2018, 07:21:38 PM »
Video taken in Wales from a great spot to do some aircraft watching.  I don't recognize the plane at the 1:06 mark.
Any idea what it is?



Guess the timestamps don't come over from LL.  It's the 4th bird in the sequence

Looks like a Hawk.

Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #435 on: January 22, 2018, 07:31:26 PM »
Definitely not an f-5



I couldn’t see the video. What year was it taken?

2017

Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #436 on: January 22, 2018, 07:33:05 PM »
Looks like a Hawk.

I thought the Hawk was more of a chubby looking beast.


Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #437 on: January 22, 2018, 07:49:54 PM »
Looks like a Hawk.


Agreed. At the Mach loop, North Wales. The one in the photo above has what look like AAM racks on the wing tips.




Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #438 on: January 22, 2018, 07:52:43 PM »
I thought the Hawk was more of a chubby looking beast.

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« Reply #439 on: January 22, 2018, 07:54:17 PM »


Well BAE Hawk it is.  Thanks guys. 


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« Reply #440 on: January 22, 2018, 07:55:42 PM »
Well BAE Hawk it is.  Thanks guys. 




Here are some red ones...


Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #441 on: January 22, 2018, 07:56:46 PM »
I thought the Hawk was more of a chubby looking beast.

See if you can find a picture from below of a Gnat. It has a similar shape and is British.

Never mind. I hadn’t refreshed my browser

Re: What is this rascal?
« Reply #442 on: January 22, 2018, 08:13:10 PM »
See if you can find a picture from below of a Gnat. It has a similar shape and is British.

Never mind. I hadn’t refreshed my browser


Mr Edward Petter (designer of the Folland Gnat) also designed the Westland Lysander, EE Canberra and the EE Lightning. The Gnat was a beautiful little aeroplane.


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #443 on: January 22, 2018, 09:19:25 PM »
That first touch and go looked painful:

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« Reply #444 on: January 22, 2018, 09:31:13 PM »


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #446 on: January 24, 2018, 05:47:46 PM »
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Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #447 on: January 26, 2018, 05:48:00 AM »
Putin has seemingly asked the United Aircraft Corporation to develop a civilian supersonic transport based on the Tu160 while at an aircraft factory in Kazan. The head of the company responded by saying that such a plane was already in development.

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #448 on: January 26, 2018, 10:20:21 AM »
Putin has seemingly asked the United Aircraft Corporation to develop a civilian supersonic transport based on the Tu160 while at an aircraft factory in Kazan. The head of the company responded by saying that such a plane was already in development.


And if it is, what is the market? I wonder if it will be as successful as the Tu144?

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #449 on: January 26, 2018, 10:29:20 AM »
Putin has seemingly asked the United Aircraft Corporation to develop a civilian supersonic transport based on the Tu160 while at an aircraft factory in Kazan. The head of the company responded by saying that such a plane was already in development.


Probably have more success developing the Tu160 design into a large, supersonic business jet for the ultra rich than a commercial airliner type transport.  I've never been in a Tu160, but assume it's similar in layout to the B-1.  No wasted space internally, even taking out all the military unique systems I doubt they could accomodate enough seats in the a/c to make it economically viable as an airliner.   Would also be a challenge to modify the a/c to met commercial emergency ground egress requirements for even a couple dozen people.