Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    It's also being discussed in CSM. I'll leave it in there.
  2. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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    Line your tyvek suit with tinfoil and come on down!
  3. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    One of the better investigations - which led to significant understanding of aging aircraft issues leading to worthy safety programs - must obviously be a cover-up.
  4. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    :lol3. Yep!

    And just because it's funky looking

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  5. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Helio Courier.

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    I can't even imagine its VSTOL abilities.
  6. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    working through the fliker album of yours, some cool pics there.
    Back in 1992 I got to spend 1 week at RAF Wildenrath in Germany, home of 19 and 92 squadron for Phantom, last two Phantom squadrons in Germany. pretty cool. Was with the cadets then and was STOKED to find that was going there because they had Phantoms.
    not allowed to take any pics and very limited things we could see.

    Also, I like seeing your pic of the Vulcan and B1-B side by side - similar size it appears, are they?
    I took my brother to RIAT Fairford in 1997 (or 98?) and was amazed at the size of the B1-B

    thanks for sharing the pics

    Hay Ewe
  7. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

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    I had a Lowrance Airmap 1000 in my Cessna 150 and it was great. I used it all the time. I know they are discontinued, so hopefully mapping software is still available.
  8. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    I chuckled at the thought of a GPS in a 150...

    Back in the day when I flew 150s, long before GPS was widely available, I used water towers as nav aids...

    Always fly around a water tower in the counter-clock wise direction... that way the town's name is revealed correctly.

    If flown clockwise, the last letter of the town is the first letter seen by the pilot...

    NFE
  9. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Somehow, not being a pilot yet, I hope that information will be useful to me in the future (preferably in flight). I know I'm going to remember it though, lol.
  10. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    Beauty and the beast on the ramp yesterday...

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  11. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    Back when I was doing my first solo's, train stations were always helpful. Of course, that was back when there were train stations. :bluduh
  12. Audaciter

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    Didn't anyone ever tell you it's not polite to make fun of the fat kid?
  13. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    If you're lucky, now, they'll have a town name on them...
    Some have sponsor names, or Al loves Suzy spray painted on them...:D
  14. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    I'm going to give the iFly 720 a try.
    Feature rich, large screen, easy to read chart overlay, moving map.
    Plus easy to update, on the fly.
  15. vspeed

    vspeed Been here awhile

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    That's a little harsh. A lot of people think Falcons are pretty too.:D
  16. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Its not that ugly (old name "the box the airplane came in") Which one is the plane you can ride your adv bikes into the roll up ramp, take off, and land somewhere on a unimproved field? The Shorts is virtually an RV.
  17. pwrtrippin

    pwrtrippin Been here awhile

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    I used to work on both of those. Don't really miss the shorts to much. I do miss working on Falcons. They were nice.
  18. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    Is that the plane that was a fuel guzzling pig that
    the army spent mega bucks on design then did not
    use much??
  19. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    I always liked the Skyvan. Talk about an RV........
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  20. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    I actually had that discussion with one of the line service guys as we were standing there. He should be an ADV'er himself, travels quite a bit on his Night Train (with aluminum hard bags on home-made mounts) and still owns the 1979 Sporty which was his first bike. Oh...and a Pietenpol he built at around the same time. Here that is...

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