Started by Taaroa, June 04, 2017, 09:15:23 AM
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on June 07, 2017, 07:24:25 PMThe Sopwith Rix pictured really doesn't look that terribly far behind the Swordfish
Quote from: Rix Gins on June 07, 2017, 05:20:52 PMThat landing is fantastic. The spitting image of those Moon and Mars landings from Sci Fi movies of the 1950's.
Quote from: Taaroa on June 11, 2017, 11:47:31 AMUncontained engine failure on departure a few hours ago in Sydney: https://twitter.com/flightorg/status/873912558616330241
Quote from: Yorkshire Pud on June 11, 2017, 12:10:38 PMWhich turbine was being used? A China special?
Quote from: Taaroa on June 11, 2017, 12:14:37 PMChina Eastern A330s use Rolls Royce engines.
Quote from: Jackstar on June 11, 2017, 12:20:19 PMThey probably just spastically hit the "Maintain" button and then shit out of bunch of bolts, like a degenerate loser from Yorkshire would.
Quote from: GravitySucks on June 27, 2017, 07:09:31 PMhttp://m.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2100242/elderly-flight-passenger-throws-coins-engine-luck-delays-take
QuoteChinese passenger opens emergency exit â€˜to get some fresh airâ€™ as plane prepares for take-off
QuoteChinese tourist destroys with three swift kicks what nature took 3,000 years to build
QuoteChinese couple arrested over airport runway brawl that saw husbandâ€™s shirt torn off and wife pinned to ground
QuoteChinese PhD student banned from Air France flights after slapping airport check-in staff
Quotemisbehaving air passenger detained for slapping ground staff in central China
Quote from: Taaroa on June 24, 2017, 11:07:20 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnfoeY77LI
Quote from: Taaroa on June 28, 2017, 09:26:09 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWu2LGiACLshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThoZNxy2JZk
Quote from: albrecht on June 28, 2017, 11:11:53 AMIt would appear Russian pilots just go for it; regardless of conditions. No wonder they, and the passengers, drink so much vodka.
Quote from: Taaroa on June 28, 2017, 11:47:08 AMThere are a few stories of pilots in Russia using cheap vodka as a makeshift deicing fluid too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GIU94dg1ek
QuoteA high energy laser system mounted under the stub wing of a US Army AH-64E Apache has successfully acquired and hit a target during tests of the directed-energy weapon at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.The laser firing, conducted by Raytheon with the US Army Apache Program Management Office and the US Special Operations Command in mid-June, was the first time a fully integrated laser system successfully shot a target from helicopter, which Raytheon says proves the feasibility of a laser attack from the Apache.The laser system tracked and directed energy on a stationary target at a line-of-sight range of 1,400m while the Apache was flying at a wide variety of flight regimes, altitudes and airspeeds.Data collected from the tests, including the impact of vibration, dust and rotor downwash from the Apacheâ€™s main and tail rotor blades, will help Raytheon develop future high-energy laser systems.While in an early experimental phase, should a laser attack system be integrated into an Apacheâ€™s weapons suite, a laser strike could prove to be more accurate and effective, while being much cheaper, than firing a Hellfire missile at a target.