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« Reply #780 on: January 13, 2019, 03:42:41 PM »
So the UDF post above lead me down the turboprop path which lead to the TU-95 and that lead to this Bear explosion.   I'm sure it has been posted before on the
thread but if not:



Almost looks like it hit something/something hit it on the left hand side, but I guess we'll never know the cause.





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« Reply #781 on: January 16, 2019, 07:09:48 AM »
Two USAF F-15s made emergency landings opposite each other on same runway
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Two U.S. Air Force F-15s were forced to make emergency landings at Kadena Air Base, Japan on Jan. 15. Both jets were forced to land on the same runway but from opposite directions, just five minutes apart.  The two jets had to rely on the BAK-12 arresting gear to stop. The first jet landed at 10:26 a.m. and was still on the runway with other emergency vehicles when the second F-15 came in from the opposite end at 10:31 a.m.

According to NOTAMS, runway 05L/23R is closed for repairs and the arresting gears on that runway were unserviceable.



http://alert5.com/2019/01/16/two-usaf-f-15s-made-emergency-landings-opposite-each-other-on-same-runway/
https://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/articles/-/372629

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« Reply #782 on: January 16, 2019, 08:30:45 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/world-46866276
"Jeez," as Norry might say....   





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« Reply #784 on: January 17, 2019, 10:47:10 AM »
@albrecht

So what is up with your Pidgin kick as of late?    Here is a decoder ring to assist you:


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« Reply #785 on: January 17, 2019, 04:08:13 PM »
https://people.com/music/glenn-miller-plane-believed-found-wwii-mystery/

The story isn't as convincing as the headline title would lead you to believe, but it is an interesting story.  Back in the 80s a Brit fisherman pulled up an ejection seat in his net that allowed us to figure out why one of our pilots did not survive an ejection into the North Sea, so such things do happen.

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« Reply #786 on: January 17, 2019, 05:31:02 PM »
@albrecht

So what is up with your Pidgin kick as of late?    Here is a decoder ring to assist you:


A minor New Years Resolution, of sorts. When viewing BBC articles I will use the BBC Pidgin version because it is hilarious, a serious attempt by the BBC to report, and it has bizarre articles also not found in the rest of their news sites (which, on itself, seems a bit racist or at least not politically-correct in the assumption that the pidgin speaking African audience would like certain articles but others in the world wouldn't.)  Speaking of there are many forms of pidgin, the BBC sit appears to be an African form.

@K_Dubb would be interested to note that a very famous form of pidgin was between Russian and Norwegians but has gone extinct. The "pidgin language" had no words for things like art, music, or politics but only words about fish, seals, weather, and trading. Russenorsk it was called.

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« Reply #787 on: January 17, 2019, 05:54:00 PM »
A minor New Years Resolution, of sorts. When viewing BBC articles I will use the BBC Pidgin version because it is hilarious, a serious attempt by the BBC to report, and it has bizarre articles also not found in the rest of their news sites (which, on itself, seems a bit racist or at least not politically-correct in the assumption that the pidgin speaking African audience would like certain articles but others in the world wouldn't.)  Speaking of there are many forms of pidgin, the BBC sit appears to be an African form.


Numba Wun Jesus Man

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« Reply #788 on: January 17, 2019, 07:42:17 PM »
Southwest 737 captain holds record for intercepting Soviet military aircraft
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n 1988, von Berckefeldt’s F-15C made a record breaking 11 intercepts of Soviet military aircraft—10 Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers and one Illyushin Il-18 “Coot,” a turboprop similar to the Lockheed P-3 Orion.
https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/whatever-reason-when-i-was-alert-they-flew-180971260/


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« Reply #789 on: January 19, 2019, 10:01:27 PM »
Just about any aircraft ever manufactured can be found here.
(Pictures, specs, links.)


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« Reply #790 on: January 20, 2019, 04:39:24 AM »
Just about any aircraft ever manufactured can be found here.
(Pictures, specs, links.)

Whoa!  That's, awesome!!!  Thank you, Logan. ;D :-*

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« Reply #791 on: January 21, 2019, 11:38:29 AM »



It won't be long now.

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« Reply #792 on: January 21, 2019, 12:46:04 PM »



It won't be long now.

Not going to sneak up on anybody with that.

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« Reply #793 on: January 21, 2019, 01:17:55 PM »
Not going to sneak up on anybody with that.




I feel like that isn't a significant issue here for several reasons.

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« Reply #794 on: January 24, 2019, 09:27:25 AM »
I guess the Iranians shared that captured drone with Russia.


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« Reply #795 on: January 24, 2019, 11:30:12 AM »
I guess the Iranians shared that captured drone with Russia.

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What is a "purged air force historian?"  I also note that other articles in which he is mentioned simply calls him a "social media commentator." Iranian name but I guess living in exile in Malta?
No surprise that Iran would share with Russia though.


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« Reply #797 on: January 24, 2019, 08:01:35 PM »
Just about any aircraft ever manufactured can be found here.
(Pictures, specs, links.)

Excellent link !
Thanks.

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« Reply #798 on: January 24, 2019, 08:18:07 PM »
Much mystery and intrigue around the rise and fall of the Canadian 'Avro Arrow' . . .
Nothing left . . .

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« Reply #799 on: January 24, 2019, 10:18:57 PM »
Much mystery and intrigue around the rise and fall of the Canadian 'Avro Arrow' . . .
Nothing left . . .

No mystery or intrigue, the Arrow was an aircraft without a mission.  Same for the XF-108, a US fighter designed to basically the same requirement but cancelled about the same time as the Arrow.  By the 1959, the West finally realized massed Soviet bomber formations ala WWII were not the threat, it was now ICBMs. Both the Arrow and XF-108 were specialized for that threat, they had no viability in any other application like close air support or long range interdiction.

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« Reply #800 on: January 26, 2019, 12:56:56 AM »
Family booted from American Airlines flight following complaints about their body odour
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Yossi Adler told WPLG Local 10 News he was preparing to fly from Miami to Detroit with his wife, Jennie and their young daughter on Wednesday night when they found themselves being escorted off the plane.

"All of a sudden, as soon as they took us off, they closed the gate and then they said, 'Sorry sir, some people complained you had body odour and we're not letting you back on'," Mr Adler told the news outlet.

"I want them [the airline] to own up to what really happened and to tell me the truth," Mr Adler told Local 10 News.
"What was it?"

Maybe it was because they smell?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/american-couple-booted-from-american-airlines-over-body-odour/10751954

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« Reply #801 on: January 26, 2019, 10:52:12 AM »
Family booted from American Airlines flight following complaints about their body odour
Maybe it was because they smell?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/american-couple-booted-from-american-airlines-over-body-odour/10751954


Eewww.  Good for the airline.  How rank do you have to be to get booted from an aircraft?

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« Reply #802 on: January 26, 2019, 10:56:33 AM »

Eewww.  Good for the airline.  How rank do you have to be to get booted from an aircraft?

I’m thinking the Seinfeld vallet. ;)

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« Reply #803 on: January 26, 2019, 11:16:59 AM »

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« Reply #804 on: January 27, 2019, 09:07:05 AM »
Watched Thud Pilots on Amazon.  Interesting documentary.  I'd imagine the Air Force of today would fold up
under that kind of extended pressure.


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« Reply #805 on: January 27, 2019, 04:40:37 PM »
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Video of the fatal crash of a Tu-22M3 bomber at Olenya airfield on Jan. 22 has been put online.

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« Reply #806 on: January 27, 2019, 04:50:59 PM »


Cripes.  He came in like he was in an F-18 trying to catch a three wire.

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« Reply #807 on: January 30, 2019, 04:33:26 PM »


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« Reply #809 on: January 31, 2019, 07:19:43 PM »
The shadow chasers - One remarkable night on board a flying telescope

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-01/sofia-flying-telescope-occultation-chasing-shadow-titan/10635802



Just as an aside, on the picture below the yellow markings around Australia are mostly military airspace and it isn't showing any of the other airspace there: