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Quote from: Uncle Duke on October 29, 2017, 05:23:05 PMI know of at least two "boar strikes" on take off involving F-16s over the years. One involved a USAF a/c, I think in South Carolina or Arkansas. Don't recall there being any injuries (except to the boar), with limited damage to the Viper. The second incident occurred in Pakistan and was said to have destroyed the a/c, no mention of the fate of the pilot(s).
Quote from: Taaroa on October 29, 2017, 08:47:20 PMYou'd think that anywhere a fast jet was operating would be fenced and secured from animals. I've heard of cow strikes, kangaroo strikes, dog strikes, deer strikes, etc - but these are mainly for light aircraft at remote and unfenced strips or someplace like India or Indonesia where they're a bit more lax with animals.
Quote from: Taaroa on October 27, 2017, 03:40:54 AMCertainly seems that way with aviation, with bribery and government 'assistance' par for the course. If you haven't already then you should read the article that Uncle Duke posted earlier about the trouble Airbus is in: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/airbus-corruption-scandal-threatens-ceo-tom-enders-a-1171533.htmlDidn't know that such an old prop plane did that. It's how modern turboprops do reverse thrust too - they change the pitch/angle of the blades so that they're effectively pushing air forwards instead of backwards while the engine itself keeps on keeping on in the same direction it always runs.(I apologise if you already know all this, but someone else reading the thread mightn't)I
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on November 02, 2017, 08:32:11 AMNot an aeroplane, but aeroplane inspired.https://blog.caranddriver.com/plymouth-air-radial-truck-aircraft-inspired-aircraft-powered/
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on November 02, 2017, 08:34:24 AMWhy don't they say aerocraft then? :
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on November 02, 2017, 08:59:00 AMWhat?
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on November 02, 2017, 09:00:27 AMThe article clearly says aircraft.
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on November 02, 2017, 09:07:06 AMYour point? Look, go and play with your lego, don't get yourself involved in stuff you don't understand.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on November 02, 2017, 09:12:56 AMWhy not just say airplane, like the rest of the modern world?
Quote from: Swishypants on November 02, 2017, 09:22:10 AM1903. Kittyhawk. 'Merica. It's whatever WE say it is Brit!
Quote from: Taaroa on November 08, 2017, 11:00:47 PM...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0slq-WmokQ
QuoteThe unusual DDr.I was one of the first aircraft to have two engines on the same centre line, one in tractor configuration and the other a pusher, an arrangement usually known as tandem push-pull.
QuoteEngine control problems and a lack of stability experienced in the first flight, made on 9 November 1917, led to a crash; the aircraft was not rebuilt and plans for a more powerful version, the DDr.II, powered by two 160 hp (119 kW), Siemens-Halske Sh.III eleven cylinder rotary engines were abandoned.
Quote from: Rix Gins on November 09, 2017, 05:51:52 PMThe short and unhappy career of Germany's Siemens-Schuckert DDr.I: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens-Schuckert_DDr.IThe Siemens-Schuckert D Dr.I twin-engined triplane fighter prototype. By Unknown, photo taken before November 9, 1917. - Wagner, Ray and Nowarra, Heinz. German Combat Planes: A Comprehensive Survey and History of the Development of German Military Aircraft from 1914 to 1945. New York: Doubleday, 1971, page 82 photo, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39712041
QuoteBig business tycoons in different countries (an Arab sheikh, a millionaire in Australia and a wealthy Greek among them) keep asking us to make a personal supersonic plane on the basis of the missile-carrying Tupolev-160 or long-range bomber Tupolev-2M3. We get such messages regularly, some of them through the Rosoboronexport agency,â€ Solozobov was quoted as saying.However, such requests have been turned down as the bombers contain classified technology. Its not ideal for private jets to have variable swept wings as well, Solozobov added.
QuoteRear Admiral Yin Zhuo, director of the Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army Navyâ€™s expert consultation committee, told CCTV recently that the countryâ€™s J-15s have made â€œthousands of takeoffsâ€ using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS).Yin said China was able to develop the device because its engineers have designed a state-of-the-art ship-based power system. The country has outperformed the US in the development of such systems, which are considered by military experts as a game-changing technology in naval hardware, he said."Compared with the US, we have better technologies in key parts, such as motor-control devices and power distribution software. We are leaders in the research and development of integrated electric power systems," he said.Yin said that China now possesses proven technologies for both steam catapults and electromagnetic launch systems. He said the Navy's second domestically designed carrier will use a catapult system to assist takeoffs rather than the ski-jump mode.
QuoteOfficials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene skywritings spotted in Okanogan County.Photos sent to KREM 2 by multiple sources show skydrawings of what some people are saying is male genitalia. Some sources have even tweeted pictures of what they saw.A mother who lives in Okanogan who took pictures of the drawings reached out to KREM 2 to complain about the images, saying she was upset she might have to explain to her young children what the drawings were.In a statement to KREM 2 News navy officials said, "The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable."
QuotePart of an Air France crew flying between Paris CDG and Buenos Aires was detained for six hours by the airport police upon arrival in Argentina as the daughter of a former Deputy Minister of Justice in Argentina was â€œvery unhappy about her treatment on boardâ€œ. French cabin crew union SNPNC explains on Facebook.The passenger was travelling on board Air France flight AF228 to Buenos Aires on 29 October 2017. Apparently, she asked for an upgrade to business class but was denied the upgrade as the business class was fully booked. In-flight the same passenger asked to change her seat again due to the â€œinappropriate behaviourâ€ of her neighbour. The crew didnâ€™t notice anything particular but complied with the passengerâ€™s request and assigned her a new seat.The next morning the crew was sent to a courtyard and the purser was separated from the rest of the crew and locked in a 1 m2 room without the possibility to sit nor drink and eat for several hours. Two guards were constantly watching him.After several hours, he could finally speak to a lawyer to file a complaint about his treatment. The other crew members were heard for many hours, but the purser was interrogated only at 20:00. Next to the judge, the father of the passenger was also present to interrogate the crew members, in Spanish.At the end of the day, everyone was released without charges and without excuses. The shocked crew was repatriated to France.