Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    602
    Nice pics.

    You will notice that the Australian Hornets are fitted with the very sophisticated external, centre line drop tank.....and thats about it. State of the art or what?
  2. riderjohn

    riderjohn Tag Sniper

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,003
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    I saw a flying Mosquito at an air show in Texas about 20 years ago.I wonder what happened to it if this one is,in fact,the only one in the world flying?
  3. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,356
    Location:
    Central Florida

    Mosquito TT.35 RS712 is on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but is owned by Kermit Weeks. It was civil registered G-ASKB in 1963 for use in the film 633 Squadron. Aircraft last flew in 1989
  4. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    901
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Thanks. More sophisticated than our non-existant strike aircraft...

    Apparently this is the first to take to the skies in 15 years - rebuilt from a wreck found in Canada. http://www.warbirdrestoration.co.nz/index.html
  5. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,796
    Location:
    Land of Walmart Shoppers
    How turbulent is the air in back seat? Reason I ask is that I've kicked around the idea of getting a Hatz to putz around in. The only open cockpit plane I've flow is a friend's PT-19. The air was smooth as silk but it was a low wing so I'm wondering what kind of turbulence you get off the top wing. Not that it's a big deal - I've got a lot of hours flying a J-3 with the door open. Just curious.
  6. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,356
    Location:
    Central Florida
    You are fine as long as you stay behind the little windscreens. Nothing noticeable from the wings. Put a hand out and its like...well putting your hand out of the car window at 100mph
  7. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,807
    Location:
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    They pulled these out of the hangar yesterday while the owner used it for a little get together...

    [​IMG]

    These are few more of his collection.

    [​IMG]
  8. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,622
    Location:
    Deep South Texas
    There was a staggerwing at my local airport for awhile. The owner had it in the corner of one of the hangars the FBO owned with cones and caution tape around it at all times. I heard he ended up trading it in for a Stinson Gullwing. He had a thing for classic luxury radials.
  9. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    602
    On a slightly different note - anyone in Queensland, Australia know if theres a couple of F22's buzzing around the coast?

    A couple of people I know reckon they have seen one this weekend (29 & 30 Sep) but I was under the impression that none have been delivered yet?

    Google is no help and no one has any pics.
  10. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    109,572
    Location:
    right here on my thermarest
    They are operational but under restriction because of problems with the oxygen system.

    I saw one over Wisconsin two years ago:

    [​IMG]


    Afterburners lit
  11. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    602
    Cheers, but Wisconsin isn't Queensland, Australia.

    I'm pretty sure the observers have it wrong, as the RAAF website lists them as a "future acquisition" and the events section only mentions Hornets flying around South East Queensland. Having said that, there may be one or two already here.
  12. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    109,572
    Location:
    right here on my thermarest
    You just asked if they were operational, and yes, they are. They may be visiting US aircraft. Are you thinking of the F-35, which Australia is looking to acquire?
  13. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    602
    No I didn't.

    I specifically asked - "...anyone in Queensland, Australia know if theres a couple of F22's buzzing around the coast?"

    Please re-read the post you quoted.
  14. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    109,572
    Location:
    right here on my thermarest

    There could well be USAF F22s buzzing about Queensland. They've attended airshows down under. Again, I'm pretty sure Australia is not looking to acquire any.
  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,532
    Location:
    NorCal
    I meant to post this, finally got around to it. Very unusual.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,356
    Location:
    Central Florida
    We are working on one of the Waco biplanes currently. Complete rebuild of wings,

    [​IMG]



    setting the valves

    [​IMG]
  17. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Oddometer:
    602
    I believe New Zealand bought Australias Skyhawks and then we leased them back a short time later. Sometime after that, someone realised that we, (Australia), didn't have an aircraft carrier anymore, so "The Fleet Air Arm" was a bit of a joke, so they were eventually retired.

    The the aging Mirages were put out to pasture, just as the first Hornets arrived, fitted "for", but not "with" all sorts of advanced...stuff...
  18. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,618
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Hanging out at the local air patch...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Music provided by Mr Piper, and the A-65 Contenintals...
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qWb5B1Z7nwY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  19. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,356
    Location:
    Central Florida
  20. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,275
    Location:
    SF Bay, California
    Is this picture a still from a video? The prop looks warped like it would in digital video sometimes