Author Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.  (Read 61844 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1350 on: April 08, 2020, 06:56:26 PM »
https://www.aerotime.aero/clement.charpentreau/24788-fighter-jet-crash-averted-by-defect-in-civil-ejection-incident

If this happened in the USAF, there would be some people court martialled and kicked out of the service, starting with  the wing commander.

So what happens if I pull on the candy caned striped ring and yell "Say goodbye asshole"? 

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1351 on: April 11, 2020, 11:19:32 AM »
Yak-38 pilots:




Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1352 on: April 13, 2020, 01:01:39 PM »
Can't really make out what the number he's pointing at on the right is, but the one he points to on the left looks like a mach number read out.

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1353 on: April 20, 2020, 08:40:56 PM »
Interesting picture.  747 and a Seawolf Class Attack Sub in the same frame:


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1354 on: April 20, 2020, 08:58:05 PM »
Can't really make out what the number he's pointing at on the right is, but the one he points to on the left looks like a mach number read out.
Clever Tunisians! Though wouldn't the wash help spread the virus. Congratulations to the Armenians! Will this tech be used in faster taxi services or just quicker to steal one's watch....we await!

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1355 on: April 23, 2020, 07:23:08 PM »
Times are......  Not normal.   8)


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1356 on: April 29, 2020, 11:45:48 AM »
Forgot to post this a few days ago, but Boeing pulled out of their joint venutre/merger/whatever with Embraer, and it's probably going to go to court.

Embraer battles Boeing over failed multi-billion-dollar deal
https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/embraer-battles-boeing-failed-multi-billion-dollar-deal-200427191422518.html



Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1357 on: April 29, 2020, 02:18:05 PM »
Forgot to post this a few days ago, but Boeing pulled out of their joint venutre/merger/whatever with Embraer, and it's probably going to go to court.

Embraer battles Boeing over failed multi-billion-dollar deal
https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/embraer-battles-boeing-failed-multi-billion-dollar-deal-200427191422518.html


I could tell you some stories about "IBP Aircraft" (shown on the Tu-144 photo) and its owner, Judith dePaul.  To this day I can't decide if she was a brilliant business woman or a con artist.  She tried to teach me to sing opera while we were working together in Moscow.  Check out the latter part of this article that discusses Judith and IBP.

https://www.wnd.com/2000/10/7124/

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1358 on: May 03, 2020, 12:59:09 PM »
Invalid Tweet ID


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1359 on: May 03, 2020, 01:03:42 PM »
Glad to see they just picked up on this now some 63 years after the type was introduced.

Air Force Announces it Can Save $7 Million by Adjusting One Plane's Windshield Wipers
Quote
The Air Force recently proved through a series of tests that its KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft can fly more efficiently just by mounting the cockpit window’s wiper blades vertically instead of horizontally. The potential fuel cost savings: about $7 million per year.

Researchers with the Advanced Power and Technology Office, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Southwest Research Institute, assessed the KC-135 after similar tests were conducted on a commercial McDonnell Douglas MD-11 cargo airliner. The commercial tests showed the new blade direction reduced its flight drag by 1.2%
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/28/air-force-announces-it-can-save-7-million-adjusting-one-planes-windshield-wipers.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHpmmgrMmEQ


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1360 on: May 04, 2020, 08:58:57 PM »
/photo/1

Horton?  Same name was the WWII German Horton Brothers? Coincidence?

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1361 on: May 05, 2020, 07:51:55 AM »


I’ve have landed in the Azores as a passenger maybe a half dozen times.  There always seems to be a strong crosswind which is not surprising since the Azores are a group of small islands stuck out in the Atlantic that are subject to the “Azores Current” that flows down from Newfoundland, but, judging by the amount of right rudder the pilot had to use, that was a particularly dicey landing.


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1363 on: May 11, 2020, 12:53:02 PM »


Got curious and looked it up.   Eewwwww

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Western_Global_Airlines_N545JN

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1364 on: May 12, 2020, 12:21:19 AM »
I could tell you some stories about "IBP Aircraft" (shown on the Tu-144 photo) and its owner, Judith dePaul.  To this day I can't decide if she was a brilliant business woman or a con artist.  She tried to teach me to sing opera while we were working together in Moscow.  Check out the latter part of this article that discusses Judith and IBP.

https://www.wnd.com/2000/10/7124/


You need to be on a Gabcast with these stories. And I note the WND story is written by a C2C and frequent Rense guest Charles R. Smith!



Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1365 on: May 12, 2020, 12:23:45 AM »
Update on the "pedestrian," as local reports called him, killed on the tarmac of AIBA. Still no word how, why, he was there?


https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/man-hit-by-airplane-killed-on-abia-runway-identified-by-police/

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1366 on: May 12, 2020, 07:25:03 AM »
Not a clunky solution at all


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1367 on: May 13, 2020, 04:23:53 PM »
Just saw the Thunderbirds do a fly-by. Pretty low and cool to see. Lots of people came out to see them.  Lining highway, in park, on top of parking garages, or just in their yards. They flew around town and then straight down IH-35 towards SA.


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1368 on: May 15, 2020, 01:13:02 PM »
Just saw the Thunderbirds do a fly-by. Pretty low and cool to see. Lots of people came out to see them.  Lining highway, in park, on top of parking garages, or just in their yards. They flew around town and then straight down IH-35 towards SA.



Show off.  Austin gets the T-Birds.  Dixie gets these good old boys.............


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1369 on: May 15, 2020, 01:15:17 PM »
Another F-22 gone.  There were never very many to begin with and there won't be anymore............  Pilot is safe and sound and looking at wage garnishments for the next 10,000 years.   ;)


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1370 on: May 17, 2020, 08:23:32 PM »
Snowbird crashed.  Terrible. 


Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1371 on: May 17, 2020, 09:12:27 PM »
Snowbird crashed.  Terrible. 


That sucks. One fatality and one serious injured.

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1372 on: May 17, 2020, 10:36:01 PM »
That sucks. One fatality and one serious injured.


Shows both aircrew ejecting but apparently one died.

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1373 on: May 17, 2020, 10:42:37 PM »
https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/news/with-video-snowbird-jet-crashes-into-kamloops-house-1.24136744

The pilot survived but was injured after landing on a house. The female public affairs was officer riding along was killed. RIP Capt Jennifer Casey.

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1374 on: May 20, 2020, 09:40:52 AM »

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1375 on: May 20, 2020, 12:55:34 PM »
Another F-22 gone.

You do understand--they have antigrav, yo. You must understand this. All the cost overruns and delays and complete fucked-cock-ups make complete sense, once one sees the big picture.



Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1376 on: May 22, 2020, 12:04:59 PM »
You do understand--they have antigrav, yo. You must understand this. All the cost overruns and delays and complete fucked-cock-ups make complete sense, once one sees the big picture.


Not sure that I do understand it.   I do hope so - if for nothing else that my hard earned tax dollar didn't completely go down the drain.
What I do understand is that it is good that you are back!

Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #1377 on: May 22, 2020, 12:20:56 PM »
Not sure that I do understand it.   I do hope so - if for nothing else that my hard earned tax dollar didn't completely go down the drain.
What I do understand is that it is good that you are back!

Well, I guess if you were paying taxes in the 50s. There was a huge focus on that kind of thing, it can be seen in the fictional stories from the time, as well as written records of college programs working on that kind of thing. Same with nuclear fusion--it was the holy grail that was used to compel children to study STEM back then, although it was not called that.

And then, waddya know, fast forward to now--do you see any universities with an antigrav propulsion department? No, you do not. Because they figured out enough that they don't need to let people know that they're feverishly improving it. Same deal with the nanotech--it was all over the news in the 2000s. Now, no one breathes a word. You know who had the #3 nanotech program in the world, just a few years ago? Yeah, well, neither do I, because obviously the information about this kind of thing is heavily classified. I mean, heavy.

Remember how they cloned a sheep? Didn't hear much about that ever since then, right? Well, at some point, cloned pets began to be available to the public. Like, you can just duplicate Fluffy for 80K or something. Sounds amazing, right? Why then, no Super Bowl commercials for it?

Answer: because then one or two of the smarter proletariats would then be inspired to think, "hey, it would be cool to have a second wife," and then the idea spreads like wildfire. Billions of people knowing that it is possible to clone a human, and to then demand it, ugh, what a nightmare. First of all, that's a proletariat for you--TWO wives? Just fucking shoot me. Secondly, the usefulness of genetically duplicate people offers far less utility when everyone knows that clones are real.

This is critical thinking, son. Why wouldn't they have antigrav? Is it because it's impossible? Okay, where is the Department of Deciding What Is Impossible at? I wanna intern there, I bet there's some really uptight chicks coming in and out all the time. Challenge accepted.

Look, they're even calling them UAVs now. Unidentified Aerial Vehicle. VEHICLE. I don't know how much clearer this kind of thing can get. Thanks for the warm welcome. Although, you know me--I don't judge.