Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    In as much my view of the Birmingham looked like they did not use a full skill set (as if I really know) before their go around as far as aircraft with out board podded engines its too bad the DC-8 didn't have semi steerable mains like the 747/777. In the DC-8 touching down wing low is greatly frowned upon.
  2. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    For interests sake.... (Maybe we have a few Adv'ers here onboard?)

    Aircraft in the country for Mandela's funeral

    Waterkloof AFB
    6x Gripen SAAF
    C-17 04-4137 RCH292 US Air Force From Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
    C-17 01-0189 RCH513 US Air Force From Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
    C-17 09-9209 RCH516 US Air Force From Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington state
    C-17 00-0179 RCH517 US Air Force From Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Washington state
    BBJ TT-ABD Chad Government
    A310 15001 Canada Air Force
    A320 CS-TFY (Charter for Senegal)
    B727 TU-VAO Ivory Coast Government
    GV 5X-UGF Uganda Government
    GIV 7T-VPC Algeria Government
    GIV J-756 Pakistan
    B732 Z-WPA Zimbabwe
    B763 5Y-KQR Kenya
    FA7X HB-JSL Benin
    VC25 92-9000 Air Force 1
    C32A 98-0001 US Air Force
    B744 VT-EVB India
    F2000 F-RAFC French Air Force
    FA7x F-RAFA French Air Force

    Lanseria Airport
    Challenger 604 N604GM
    C-17 10-0213 RCH515 US Air Force From Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
    C-17 00-0175 RCH514 US Air Force From Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Washington state
    C-17 06-6155 RCH424 US Air Force From Travis AFB, California
    C-17 06-6158 RCH649 US Air Force From Travis AFB, California
    C-17 08-8193 RCH518 US Air Force
    UH-60N 163265 US Marines
    UH-60N US Marines
    C130H 94-7320 US Air Force Reserve Command
    GIV XC-LMF Mexican Navy
    FA7X OO-NAD
    FA7X 5N-FGV Nigeria Air Force
    GV VP-CVI SAP AG Systems
    Falcon 900 TR-AFJ Afrijet
    CL60 N898DL
    DHC8 D2-EEB Angola
    B732 5U-BAG Niger Goverment
    GV 102005 Swedish Government
    B752 TP-01 Mexican Goverment
    C604 144617 Canada
    C32A 99-0004 US Air Force
    GV D-AUTO BMW



    OR Tambo Airport
    F9EX YV-2053 Venezuela Government
    VC-2B 2590 Brazil Air Force
    B733 TN-AJJ Congo
    GV A4O-AE OMAN4 Oman Air Force
    ERJ FAC1215 Colombian Air Force
    BBJ A6-DFR Abu Dhabi Amiri flight
    A343 4R-ADG Sri Lanka
    A342 HZ-HMS2 Saudi Arabia
    G650 VQ-BNZ Jordan Goverment
    A333 CS-TMT Belgian Air Force
    A319 A6-RRJ
    B777 S7-AFO Bangladesh
    A310 YR-LCB



    Unknown Airports
    GV VP-BLW
    CRJ2 OY-VGA
    Glex P4-PIF
    E190 A6-HHS
    BBJ 3C-EGE Guinea Equatorial
    FA50 ST-PSR Sudan Government
    FA7X SX-JET
    IL96 RA-96019 Russia
    GV 9K-AJE Kuwait
    A319 FAB2101 Brazil Government
    FA7X XT-EBO
    FA50 YV-462CP
    A319 MM62243 Italian Air Force


    Il96 Cu-T1250 IL96 Cuba,
    F900 F-HKMO
    FA7X XT-EBO Burkino Faso,
    E135 A6-GCC
    A342 5A-ONE Libya,
    C17 02-1098
    C17 08-8193
    BBJ 5N-FGT Nigeria,
    B737 5T-CLC Mauritania,
    BBJ B-5266 China,
    767 N767KS DRC,
    MD87 VP-CNI Bill Clinton
    C605 N605DA
    F900 F-GKOM
    VP-BED a A319
    TS-IOO Tunis
    E4B 74-0787
    A310 304 Spain
    Glex G-CEYL
    A343 16+02 Germany
    767 9Y-LHR Caribbean
    727 C5-GOG Gambia
    A310 YR-LCB
    F900 F-RAFP France
    Glex OK1 Botswana
  3. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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    Great stuff in this Threat here

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  4. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    How about a look/see down to the DH on the A/P to do some data gathering from the FMS, Go Around, talk about it and either try or divert. Couple thousand # of fuel, cheaper than a divert. No harm no foul. And it makes for a good video.
  5. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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  6. ParrotheadJeff

    ParrotheadJeff Class A CDL

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    <object width="480" height="360"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/bvbS-oHi9ro?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/bvbS-oHi9ro?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

    WOW!!! That had to get the adrenalin flowing :eek1

    Full details here.
  7. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    The f86 has been out of flight status for some time due to hot section inspection needed. (thats a complicated story). but funding was secured and work is being done to get it back flying again very soon.
  8. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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    At the risk of getting this booted to CS&M, and with no disrespect to Mr. Mandella...

    WTF do we need that many planes in a country so f*ing far away just to attend a funeral?? :huh
  9. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    At least 14 US military/government aircraft. Not to be CS&M bait either but in 1963 the CIA was helping the South African government look for Mandela. Some say they found him and led them to him. I guess things change?
  10. Oldenuftaknowbetter

    Oldenuftaknowbetter Been here awhile

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    Yup. I worked 35 years in a Toyota dealership shop. We had several customers with the special "Pearl Harbor Survivor" license plates on their Camrys or Avalons.
  11. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    In 1983 a Royal Navy Sea Harrier became lost at sea. With his fuel running out, the pilot landed on a passing small cargo ship.

    The Royal Navy gave him desk duty for a while, but he went on to a long flying career. Details here.

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  12. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Curious about his 900 hours in F/A-18's, I'm guessing as an exchange pilot with the USN?






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  13. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I did hear about this and the owners of the ship claimed salvage rights on the aircraft and charged the UK Government a shedload of $$$ so they could get the aircraft back. True or not I don't know.

    Hay Ewe
  14. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    True (pssssst, details are in the link)
    Nice pay day for the ship's owners.
    Though I'd love to see a Spanish naval insurance adjuster's notes on a Harrier parked ontop of a flower delivery van.






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  15. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    How to build a jet fighter?

    Step 1: Get an engine
    Step 2: Bolt plane-ish bits to it until it flies
  16. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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  17. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    Have not posted in this thread and today is the 110 Anniversary of The Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk...

    My, great, great grandfather was an aviator and his aviation certificate was signed by Orville.. Very cool stuff...


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  18. Audaciter

    Audaciter Long timer

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    That is really, really cool!
  19. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    I took four of my certificate check-rides from a designated examiner who's license, something like number 300, was endorsed by Orville Wright.
  20. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Cool for sure. I worked as an A&P for an IA that was one of the first IA's on the west coast. His pilots lic was signed by Orville. Really neat. I just came across my Dads logs of his first solo. All pages in the log book were notarized. Then the endorsement was by my Mom's Uncle.