Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    "It's an art installation from 2011: “The Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros is showing three large-scale installations at Buenos Aires’s Faena Arts Centre in May. They have created a new site-specific sculpture especially for the arts centre’s 700 sq ft “Sala Molinos” exhibition space and are also installing two earlier works—a Piper Comanche single-prop plane pierced by arrows and a sprawling shantytown neighbourhood built entirely from corrugated cardboard.""
  2. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    I gather the message of hat piece is the indigenous one's outrage of the western capitalist "man" building an airplane and appropriating another indigenous people's name for the opressing object. Kind of obvious, really.

    But I learned something, it appears to be a Brazillian license built Piper Commanche, one that was made with a fixed landing gear instead of the usual retractable landing gear. I didn't know about that one.
  3. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  4. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  5. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  6. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Exint pods, man-carrying pods used to insert or exifiltrate special forces or wounded soldiers were not only tested British Harriers and AH-64 Apache and certified for Israeli AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters.

    The concept dates back to World War 2 when “body-bags” or wing-mounted enclosures were tested on British Spitfires as well as Stuka dive bombers and ME 109 fighters. Tests were conducted even in the U.S.

    Dan Nelson, a reader of this blog sent us some pictures, reportedly taken in 1944, showing casualty evacuation pods attached to an F-5, the reconnaissance variant of the P-38 Lightining.
  7. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  8. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    I will just leave this here.....

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  9. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    That right there is the luckiest "pilot" flying an overweight airplane that I have seen all day! :lol3
  10. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Fookin ell.:eek1
  11. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Did I really see him bank to get one wing over a tree, and the other wing under the bushy part of another tree?
  12. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    So what happened when he left ground effect and lost airspeed by pulling up too hard? Do you have another video of them looking for a boat to go pick up the pilot?
  13. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Canadian Reg C-GYYF. So close to FYYFF :lol3
  14. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    GENTLEMEN, YOU HAVE A RACE!!!!.....for those that are not in the know, the annual reno air race tradition has been in serious dire straights, mainly due to insurance issues and the costs involved in putting the races on. This was posted today by RARA (reno air race association)

    And just to add a bit of racing cool see a 360 of Precious Metals cockpit!
    cockpit tours start here
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/P51-Cockpit360-PreciousMetal/P51-Cockpit360-PreciousMetal.html


    News
    MARCH. 25, 2014
    An open letter to our fans, our volunteers, our pilots and our community
    To our fans, our pilots, our volunteers and our community,

    After such an amazing 50th event this past September, we couldn’t be more excited to look ahead towards the next 50 years of the National Championship Air Races. Last year was an overwhelming and poignant success with fans from all over the world joining us to revel in this historic aviation celebration. As the last air racing event of its kind, the Reno Air Racing Association is committed to preserving and growing this great event and developing the next generation of Air Race fans.

    Undoubtedly, the last few years have created many emotional, financial and organizational challenges. With the support of our fans, our pilots, our volunteers and our community, we have met those challenges and are now positioned to succeed far into the future.

    As many of you know, over the last few months, we have revamped our organizational structure and revised our bylaws to allow us to operate more effectively, more efficiently and more prudently. Furthermore, buoyed by the support of our sponsors and our staff and, having recently secured the required insurance at a significantly lower cost than the previous two years, we are financially positioned for a prosperous 2014 and beyond.

    However, in order for the National Championship Air Races to achieve its greatest potential and to captivate mainstream attention, we are looking to our entire Air Race family to help us spread the word. This year, we’re excited to announce that, in the same vein of our recent changes, we will engage on a communications and marketing campaign that encourages and even requires interaction from fans and participants all over the world.

    We have many new and exciting changes and additions for this year’s event and we will be announcing them frequently through traditional media and our digital and social media channels. It’s time that this event became a true festival of flight. With that in mind, this year, we will be adding concerts, expanding the number of races, increasing the incredible display of military aircraft and creating some exciting, innovating and interactive experiences for our fans.

    Again, all of these details and schedules will be released regularly over the coming weeks and months. We are pleased to make our first announcement and that is that our reigning Unlimited Breitling Gold Champion, Steve Hinton, will be returning to defend his crown in the famed P-51 Mustang Voodoo. Undoubtedly, as it did last year, this will set up for some very interesting and intense racing.

    The National Championship Air Races is unlike any event in the world and, truly, the emotions and passion associated with this event simply cannot be described. This year, we’re inviting you to rally with us as we ‘RACE ON’ into the future of air racing. Tickets are on sale now for this year’s National Championship Air Races, Sept. 10-14. For the latest updates and information, visit our website at www.airrace.org, make sure to find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

    Thank you and stay tuned for our first announcement on our performers for 2014 next week.

    Sincerely,
    The Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors
  15. pwrtrippin

    pwrtrippin Been here awhile

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    What is the electrical tape for? :D
  16. DakarNick

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    Forgot I had these. They're from the Rocky Mountain Airshow a few years ago.

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    Yours truly sitting on an F-16. The lucky ANG pilot is to my left.
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  17. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Keeps the smoke in...duh!!!!

    (I just had to look to make sure none of my tools were laying around!)
  18. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    well.....does this count?

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  19. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    An interesting video showing the recovery of a damaged DC3 in a remote part of Antarctica.

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  20. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    This might be 205, but here's another recovery video. This is of a B29. The ending is not so satisfying.

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