Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    Not much action lately, I guess we are all out there flying...!!! :thumb:happay:super:clap
  2. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    Not to be critical or technical but the Hun should be behind him at his six to be "in the sun"
  3. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Not necessarily. The object is to be upsun, between the sun and the other pilot's line of vision. The dazzle from the sun prevents any observation. This could be from just about any angle.
  4. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    I think my german LFA should be aware of the Avenger in the Aurora!

    (but yeah, hun in the sun was meaning to not get lazy and keep your head on a swivel. Came from WWI where it was standard training for the germans to maneuver such that they were between the target and the sun and then attack such that the target could not react as they couldnt see them coming until the last minute. So where ever the sun was might be a german getting ready to jump.
  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    My commercial/instrument rated friend and I went up on New Year's Day in Jeppesen's 1997 C172

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  6. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Link to album: http://s1279.photobucket.com/albums/y522/DakarNick/?start=0

    We headed north to downtown Denver, then around Mt. Evans, then back over the foothills.
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    Sports Authority Field, aka Mile High Stadium
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    Our destination, Mt. Evans Wilderness Area
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    The Sawtooth Ridge. It connects Mt. Evans to Mt. Bierstadt
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  7. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    One more. My Asus tablet is being a PITA with linking these pics and such.

    This is my parent's (and my) old house in Conifer. It is the house and detached garage to the right of the oval, plowed pond. They had 11 acres but sold it to retire in France!

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  8. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    No real flight time for me. Just building time on Microsoft flight simulator. Been building time in a 767-300ER. Had a couple night approaches yesterday with 2 mile visibility, 700 ceiling, and snowing. Full ILS of course. I like the challenge.

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  9. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Thanks for sharing those pics DakarNick.:clap
  10. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    Got to see the St. Martin airport last week!


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  11. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Awesome! I was there on December 13th. Nice pics! What's that Twin Otter doing? :eek1

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  12. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    "Jeppesen's" as in Jeppesen's Chart Service??
    If so i just got their Electronic charts for my IPad two days ago. Great service and super customer support from Kevin Foley. Got tired of updating the airway manuals by hand. I just love it in a dark flight deck and the ability to expand the plate...awsome.
  13. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Yep, my buddy works for Jepp doing airport diagrams. They let their employees rent their company planes. They only have the 172 and a Diamond DA20 at the moment.
  14. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    For those not too familiar with MS Flight Sim, here is a screen shot.

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    Took this screenshot while on final of a visual approach to KBOI, in a 767-300ER. The panel is actually from the default 737 that comes with the software, but with a couple tweaks. It functions well, but not 100% realistic. It is close enough however. I am running a program called Air Hauler. This software allows me to manage a cargo company. I can purchase or lease aircraft, hire pilots, open bases at different airports, and fly. It tracks real world cost of fuel, and gives me jobs to pick and choose routes. On this particular flight I was flying from Honolulu to Boise, ID with a little over 100,000lbs. of cargo. It makes the flight sim a bit more fun.

    For those wondering, I cheat and speed up the simulation once at cruising altitude, and then reduce it back the actual speed for the descent and landing.
  15. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    Since there are a lot of pilots etc.. here

    Why is the biplane design not used more in aviation?

    Seem the added lift would be better to have ( and they just look cool )
  16. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    More efficient airfoils that work better at higher speed. They are great a very low speed, but the drag created limits higher speed flight. (simple answer)


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  17. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    Thanks
    I thought there was somthing about design limits
    Speed ruled the day now its fuel in rule
  18. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    The old adage about Stearman: Take off at 65, cruise at 65, and land at 65. :D Lots of drag.
  19. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    Didn't think it was that bad
    Not into areodynamics but it is interesting how physics changes
    with speed, heat etc..
  20. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Antonov_an2_ha-mkf_arp.jpg

    Yup, lack of aerodynamics. Great lift though.

    I was reading in either Plane & Pilot, or Flying magazine about a guy from TX that bought an AN-2 while on a business trip to the former Soviet Union and brought it back to have it restored. It's cruise is maybe 130knts. They have a procedure in the operating handbook that is to bring the plane to 34knts IAS and land it pretty much anywhere in case you get lost in fog and can't find the airport. I guess they didn't come with an IFR package.