Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    "Skunk Works" by Ben R Rich and Leo Janos is a great read if this sort of thing is of interest.

    "SR-71 Revealed" by Richard H Graham is another good one.

    These books tell a lot, but its plain to see theres a lot they don't.

    "Kelly. More than My Share of it All." by the man himself, is interesting, but not very well written or edited. I get the feeling he did it all himself and wouldn't allow input from those that know how to write such things.

    "Boyd. The fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War." by Robert Coram is another great read.
  2. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Figure one of you guys would know.
    Want to get an FAA PPL
    Have a Canadian ATPL, but would like to be able to rent small stuff in the States.
    Don't want anybody's job....just a Citabria for a couple of hours.
    Lyle
  3. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Section 8 on p7? :dunno

    Some paperwork, a written and a checkout in the airplane you want to fly?

    Someone with actual experience can probably help more.





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  4. Roam

    Roam If you want to

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  5. ParrotheadJeff

    ParrotheadJeff Class A CDL

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    Is that Lady Be Good?
  6. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer

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    That has inline liquid cooled engines.......not air cooled radials
  7. ParrotheadJeff

    ParrotheadJeff Class A CDL

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    Good point.
  8. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Avro Lancaster.
  9. Alchemist76

    Alchemist76 Adventurer

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  10. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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  11. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    http://avherald.com/h?comment=46183bb4&opt=0

    Sad day in the aviation world. The comments at the bottom are chilling to see family posting about the loss of family members in the crash, and people seeking info on their friends at National.

    Sent from my Samsung Note 10.1
  12. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Just got word from a couple of buddies that fly with National that one of our friends was onboard.

    Within the aviation circles, freighthaulers are a closeknit group. Most are from a military background, and it seems we have all crossed paths at some point, especially in the world of "heavies".

    When we lose one of our community, it really hits hard.

    My prayers go out to the families.

    Godspeed, Tim. You'll be missed.
  13. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    I just watched a news article about the crash that showed very clear dash cam video of the plane stalling as it climbed out and falling to earth. It was painful to watch because you could tell the plane was going way too slow for that climb angle and you knew what was about to happen. I can't help think that the load must have slid rearward somehow and caused a massive aft c of g. My condolences to everyone affected by this. :cry


    edit. Not going to embed the video, but if you want to see it go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hpv3h6bazXo
  14. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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    Thread on the mishap: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883301
  15. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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  16. 42

    42 Bokononist

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  17. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Awesome timing...
  18. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Amazing landing. The blurb says it's a dead stick sideslip landing. Pilot is WWI German ace Ernst Udet. Impressive aircraft control.


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  19. GuyRocket

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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    Spent last weekend training with the West Coast Ravens in Madera, CA. This is one of a couple of large RV formation clinics in the country every year. Although we practice locally every week, these clinics are a good way to make sure our skills don't degrade and that we aren't introducing some wierdness while practicing in a vacuum. There are 27 aircraft in this flight.
  20. airgord

    airgord What am I doing out here!

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    Spent last weekend training with the West Coast Ravens in Madera, CA. This is one of a couple of large RV formation clinics in the country every year. Although we practice locally every week, these clinics are a good way to make sure our skills don't degrade and that we aren't introducing some wierdness while practicing in a vacuum. There are 27 aircraft in this flight.[/QUOTE]

    That looked like a lot of fun but also a lot of freekin' work!! Cool vid!