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Old 02-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #2551
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I'm not sure that Fifi could be in better shape.
I had the good fortune of doing a night shoot of FiFi and a couple other CAF planes last year.






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Old 02-08-2012, 09:19 AM   #2552
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I hate to say it but we're still using ADF's in many of our aircraft - the very modern version. Maybe it gives the pilots something to listen to music wise, if they get tired of reading the newspaper or talking to each other. Most of our aircraft are using GPS/FMS for getting around.
Yep. Even with the AMP mods and fancy glass cockpit, we still retain the ADF's in the C-5.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:06 AM   #2553
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Yep. Even with the AMP mods and fancy glass cockpit, we still retain the ADF's in the C-5.
Flying the South Pacific (Santiago to Rapa Nui) in 1968, the ADF was all we had.


That and Pressure Nav and a driftmeter. When I was about 200 miles (by my calculations) from Easter Island (Rapa Nui) I had the FE turn on the ADF, and it was only 5 degrees off the nose. I had the FE make a slight heading correction and turn the ADF off. (He gave me a questioning look.)

When the pilot woke up a few minutes later (he and the copilot were napping) and asked where we were, I told he we should be about 200 miles out. He then bet me a case of beer that Easter Island wouldn't be within 5 degrees of the nose when he turned the ADF on.

After we all drank the beer, I told him.

It was my Nav checkride. I passed.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #2554
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"Wouldn't it be great for the CAF to rehab a B-36... that'd cost a fortune..."

I think they would find the real expense would be the operational cost.......fuel and cylinder heads per flight add up
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #2555
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Saw this taking off yesterday here in San Antonio:

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Old 02-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #2556
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That looks like a C-17, but I wasn't aware that we had sold any to Quatar.....then again, I haven't really been keeping up on that type of news.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #2557
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Yep. Apparently Qatar has purchased two of them.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:37 PM   #2558
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Is it militarized or did they just buy them for use as some sort of cargo/freight lifter?
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #2559
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Don't really know. Blew my mind seeing it, though. I'd expect it's pretty much Mil-Spec minus a few things, despite the civilian colors.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:22 PM   #2560
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One of our visitors today. Interesting airplanes that make me pine for the Beech Starship, which was, in my mind, the most beautiful turboprop ever built.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:33 PM   #2561
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One of our visitors today. Interesting airplanes that make me pine for the Beech Starship, which was, in my mind, the most beautiful turboprop ever built.

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agreed .. i always thought the star ship was cool.. to bad so many are sitting in moth balls.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:37 PM   #2562
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #2563
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Is it militarized or did they just buy them for use as some sort of cargo/freight lifter?
According to Wikipedia, it's .mil all the way.....Boeing evidently tried to sell the C-17 on the commercial market and it went over like a lead balloon.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #2564
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I think they would find the real expense would be the operational cost.......fuel and cylinder heads per flight add up
Redbull could fund it
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #2565
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C17

Military aircraft have a lot of certification issues to be used for commercial operators in the United States (and a lot of other countries). However, it appears not to bother Qatar. It would be interesting to know what specialized function they use it for.
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