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« Reply #1502 on: November 13, 2020, 07:13:49 AM »


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« Reply #1504 on: November 16, 2020, 10:02:09 PM »
https://youtu.be/GvVlH0eXIV8

C-130s Superloop

Nice birds those.  I think this is from the same event:

https://youtu.be/0d5Uy4YHNuc

They can do a short landing too.  I recall vividly the first one I witnessed from the ground in the 'stan on a dusty airstrip.  I thought the thing had crashed, the audio does not do the noise of that justice in the video...

-p

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« Reply #1505 on: November 18, 2020, 02:26:13 PM »
https://twitter.com/i/events/1329071357959651329
FAA clears 737 MAX for service
 



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« Reply #1508 on: November 23, 2020, 05:26:43 PM »
Qantas celebrates centenary with release of 'very rare' Empire flying boat film reel
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-15/qantas-celebrates-centenary-with-bygone-era-flying-boat-film/12881604


Pretty nice find, too bad not longer.

Flying long routes over water I some times wonder "why don't we still have seaplanes?" Then I draw shark fins in the water of the aircraft safety card and ask the stewardess for another cocktail.

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« Reply #1509 on: November 23, 2020, 09:05:57 PM »
Pretty nice find, too bad not longer.

Flying long routes over water I some times wonder "why don't we still have seaplanes?" Then I draw shark fins in the water of the aircraft safety card and ask the stewardess for another cocktail.

Seaplanes were used back then because there weren't enough long runways around the world to operate the larger, underpowered aircraft of the day.  A long, open stretch of protected water was perfect for seaplanes, however.  Those aircraft were never designed to land on the open sea, although admittedly they were better suited to do so than a land plane.  Seaplanes went away after WWII due the numbers of surplus transport aircraft available and the thousands of runways/airfields built the world over during the war.

https://www.flyingboatmuseum.com/

Next time you are in Ireland (and assuming it's open), check out this Irish museum.  It's not far from Shannon Airport, and where Irish coffee was invented

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« Reply #1510 on: November 23, 2020, 09:45:03 PM »
Seaplanes were used back then because there weren't enough long runways around the world to operate the larger, underpowered aircraft of the day.  A long, open stretch of protected water was perfect for seaplanes, however.  Those aircraft were never designed to land on the open sea, although admittedly they were better suited to do so than a land plane.  Seaplanes went away after WWII due the numbers of surplus transport aircraft available and the thousands of runways/airfields built the world over during the war.

https://www.flyingboatmuseum.com/

Next time you are in Ireland (and assuming it's open), check out this Irish museum.  It's not far from Shannon Airport, and where Irish coffee was invented
Looks nice. Not sure why I never saw it. Also the place of the first "free trade zone." (Not really- AT ALL- but they claim it using some leeway and parsing terms.)

Of course what you are saying makes perfect sense. In addition to more modern aircraft and capabilities. But the ability to land on water seems so cool. I never had done. A 'crash' here recently was not so. It was a water lander. Apparently legal? Hard to believe considering the lake (a damned river with cliff on one-side and our golf course on other!) And a big bridge. And series of dams forming our series of lakes. 

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/did-a-plane-crash-near-the-360-bridge-heres-what-happened/

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/small-plane-reportedly-crashes-in-the-water-near-pennybacker-bridge




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« Reply #1511 on: November 23, 2020, 09:54:10 PM »
Not really flying boats exactly but those Soviet ekranoplanes might give some idea of how a modern version might look.  Horrible old things, I think they're awesome.


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« Reply #1512 on: November 23, 2020, 09:58:59 PM »
Not really flying boats exactly but those Soviet ekranoplanes might give some idea of how a modern version might look.  Horrible old things, I think they're awesome.



Looks like something that came off the Nostromo:


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« Reply #1513 on: November 23, 2020, 10:22:13 PM »
Looks like something that came off the Nostromo:







Look at above links! Some craft went down n up by your man Rogan's new house on the lake! Not that big. But weird. And legal? It is a tight spot with boaters, golfers, folks fishing. And houses n bridge. And dams.

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« Reply #1514 on: November 23, 2020, 10:38:28 PM »
I suppose that is a tiny flying boat!  The layout looks like something from WWI except it's not a biplane.


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« Reply #1515 on: November 23, 2020, 10:42:29 PM »

Look at above links! Some craft went down n up by your man Rogan's new house on the lake! Not that big. But weird. And legal? It is a tight spot with boaters, golfers, folks fishing. And houses n bridge. And dams.

My man? I donít know him and really prefer his more honest buddy, Alex Jones.

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« Reply #1516 on: November 23, 2020, 10:47:28 PM »
I suppose that is a tiny flying boat!  The layout looks like something from WWI except it's not a biplane.




Awesome. Takk for the pic and find. Local news dropped it.

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« Reply #1517 on: November 23, 2020, 10:52:20 PM »
My man? I donít know him and really prefer his more honest buddy, Alex Jones.


Loosen up. A bit. Alex's not there but he was there. And old place was, sorta, I think wilth old (wife.) ? I forget.. Texe Marrs RIP was further up but on creek side not lake. But very nice.

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« Reply #1518 on: November 23, 2020, 11:12:40 PM »

Loosen up. A bit. Alex's not there but he was there. And old place was, sorta, I think wilth old (wife.) ? I forget.. Texe Marrs RIP was further up but on creek side not lake. But very nice.

Sorry, bro but the fear of imminent communism makes my sphincter pucker like nobodyís business. Loosening really isnít an option right now. In fact, tightening is required. ;)

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« Reply #1519 on: November 24, 2020, 07:57:17 AM »
https://twitter.com/ryankakiuchan/status/1330911344678240256

Flying long routes over water I some times wonder "why don't we still have seaplanes?" Then I draw shark fins in the water of the aircraft safety card and ask the stewardess for another cocktail.

Just taking a guess here, but in addition to what Duke said: flying boats are presumably less aerodynamic (ie slower and burn more fuel), a lot of people are fearful of any kind of prop plane, seawater is extremely nasty to aircraft and so seaplanes require a lot of extra maintenance and cleaning, different licencing different to land or seaplanes in addition to a boat licence), and a lot of people would whine about prime waterfront property being cluttered up by aircraft and their supporting infrastructure. There are a couple of modern military flying boats though (China, Japan, and Russia all make them iirc), with the Be-200 probably being what a modern flying boat airliner would look like:


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« Reply #1520 on: November 24, 2020, 09:12:03 AM »
https://youtu.be/afRRU455UDg

The last flying boat designed as a passenger carrying airliner. Beautiful aircraft, but presenting a capability that was already obsolete.

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« Reply #1521 on: November 24, 2020, 02:32:26 PM »
https://twitter.com/ryankakiuchan/status/1330911344678240256

Just taking a guess here, but in addition to what Duke said: flying boats are presumably less aerodynamic (ie slower and burn more fuel), a lot of people are fearful of any kind of prop plane, seawater is extremely nasty to aircraft and so seaplanes require a lot of extra maintenance and cleaning, different licencing different to land or seaplanes in addition to a boat licence), and a lot of people would whine about prime waterfront property being cluttered up by aircraft and their supporting infrastructure. There are a couple of modern military flying boats though (China, Japan, and Russia all make them iirc), with the Be-200 probably being what a modern flying boat airliner would look like:


Rumors that the Saudis and Israel were meeting about Iran. I heard some report that Trump wanted some action also after the latest reports with regard to their nuclear program. But, then again, supposedly we are returning troops from the region. But I wonder about that test....
Yeah, except for small ones in places like Alaska etc the big, passenger sized seaplanes probably don't much sense. I could see, no pun intended, a small passenger seaplane maybe could work around the Caribbean and some of the smaller or private islands maybe.



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« Reply #1522 on: November 24, 2020, 02:37:17 PM »
https://youtu.be/afRRU455UDg

The last flying boat designed as a passenger carrying airliner. Beautiful aircraft, but presenting a capability that was already obsolete.
Wow. That would be a cool ride and nice amenities!  I could a seaplane being marketed back in the day as a 'safety measure' when things weren't as perfected, though wouldn't be pitched as such, even though as you mention in a high seas I reckon they would crash like a normal plane.

Some say it was the deregulation. Others say the safety restrictions and bad financial management. Either way it wasn't that long ago when flying was fun and even luxurious. Still is on some carriers, mostly foreign, but you pay for it (or get your company to pay for it.) For the average person air travel sucks, even pre-CoronaChan -not something for which to look forward.

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« Reply #1523 on: November 25, 2020, 08:39:07 PM »
Yeah, except for small ones in places like Alaska etc the big, passenger sized seaplanes probably don't much sense. I could see, no pun intended, a small passenger seaplane maybe could work around the Caribbean and some of the smaller or private islands maybe.
They're used extensively commercially in Alaska/Canada, and the Maldives (where they use Twin Otters for domestic travel). Paspaley Pearls also has a small fleet of Grumman Mallards they use to transport their employees and occasional charter.
There used to be operations done out of Miami by Chalk's until there was an extremely bad crash that killed 20 people in 2005.
Otherwise you just get small tourist kind of stuff, like to the Horizontal Falls or around Sydney.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWAfCzViVl8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA6ItoZLqEk