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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #120 on: October 07, 2014, 04:12:02 PM »
Canberra PR9.

Bugger! I didn't know there were any PR9s still airworthy,let alone in private hands! Super cool :drool:

Several of NASA's RB-57F's have flown missions over Afghanistan, probably as communications relay points.  NASA actually pulled an RB out of storage from the boneyard where it had been for over 40 years and returned it to flight status only a few years ago.  I know, they're not PR9's, but they're still Canberras........

You know the old joke about the Tornado,originally called the MRCA?

The RAF thought it stood for Must Refurbish Canberra Again :whistle:

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #121 on: October 07, 2014, 04:43:00 PM »
Canberra PR9.

Bugger! I didn't know there were any PR9s still airworthy,let alone in private hands! Super cool :drool:

Several of NASA's RB-57F's have flown missions over Afghanistan, probably as communications relay points.  NASA actually pulled an RB out of storage from the boneyard where it had been for over 40 years and returned it to flight status only a few years ago.  I know, they're not PR9's, but they're still Canberras........

You know the old joke about the Tornado,originally called the MRCA?

The RAF thought it stood for Must Refurbish Canberra Again :whistle:
:D If it ain't broke..... Hell the last B-52 came off the production line in the late 50's.

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #122 on: October 07, 2014, 04:56:06 PM »
Canberra PR9.

Bugger! I didn't know there were any PR9s still airworthy,let alone in private hands! Super cool :drool:

Several of NASA's RB-57F's have flown missions over Afghanistan, probably as communications relay points.  NASA actually pulled an RB out of storage from the boneyard where it had been for over 40 years and returned it to flight status only a few years ago.  I know, they're not PR9's, but they're still Canberras........

You know the old joke about the Tornado,originally called the MRCA?

The RAF thought it stood for Must Refurbish Canberra Again :whistle:
:D If it ain't broke..... Hell the last B-52 came off the production line in the late 50's.

It's a scary thought...if there's BUFFs still in service in 2046, that'll be one hundred years since the contract was first issued!

Saying that,at work the other day,one of our Romanians asked what the airplane(model) with three engines was. It was a KLM MD11,but he'd never heard of the Boeing 727.

Saying that,there's another kid(a Brit this time!) who didn't know there's a civilian version of the KC135. Talk about things that make you feel old :facepalm:

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #123 on: October 07, 2014, 10:43:05 PM »

It's a scary thought...if there's BUFFs still in service in 2046, that'll be one hundred years since the contract was first issued!

Saying that,at work the other day,one of our Romanians asked what the airplane(model) with three engines was. It was a KLM MD11,but he'd never heard of the Boeing 727.

Saying that,there's another kid(a Brit this time!) who didn't know there's a civilian version of the KC135. Talk about things that make you feel old :facepalm:

Comments like those don't occur with my family.  For example, while on vacation last month, my stepbrother, two brothers, and myself were in a lively, at times heated discussion at 2am while sitting in the heated pool.  The topic?  Whether HMS Hood and the Japanese Kongo-class were battlecruisers or fast battleships.  :facepalm:  Bunch of nerds, I tell ya......

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #124 on: November 19, 2014, 12:46:13 AM »
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #125 on: November 20, 2014, 07:41:45 PM »
Huey.

This is a restored UH1H, and is based in Preston, NW England. I was up there last Saturday taking some photos and video.

This pic was taken by a friend, I've just aged it a little.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #126 on: November 20, 2014, 11:11:59 PM »
Some video I shot. Love the sound of the Huey.


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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #127 on: May 05, 2015, 01:55:31 AM »
I got to see an RAF Airbus A400M today.  At first I only saw the tail, and thought it was a C17.  When I got closer, I noticed the props, and though "Wait a minute.....".  It's not too much smaller than the C17, and quite a bit bigger than a Herc.

Not my pic, but this shows the C17, Herc and A400M.


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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #128 on: May 05, 2015, 08:53:39 AM »
There a fantastic aircraft alright :)

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #129 on: May 05, 2015, 10:01:42 PM »
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, accompanied by 'VERA'.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #130 on: May 05, 2015, 10:13:55 PM »
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, accompanied by 'VERA'.

Magic!

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #131 on: May 07, 2015, 07:43:28 PM »
A closer look at one of the Lancasters.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #132 on: May 07, 2015, 07:55:46 PM »
Still a gorgeous girl after 70 odd years :)

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #133 on: May 07, 2015, 08:37:19 PM »
I have a strange phobia.  I like to fly in aircraft, but I am very nervous about being at heights (other than aircraft).  I've flown in commercial aircraft a lot in my life and never had an issue, however tall buildings, riding gondolas, suspension bridges and similar structures makes my knees go weak.  People tell me my phobia is a fear of falling.

I took an acrobatic fight in a Stearman aircraft (the red one) a few years ago.  It was a "white knuckle" ride, especially during loops and barrel rolls and my eyes were not open much during the stunts.  But I would do it again.  When we were not doing acrobatic stunts and flying level, it was a complete joy to fly.





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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #134 on: May 08, 2015, 03:52:01 AM »
I like those old prop biplanes.  :tu:


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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #135 on: May 08, 2015, 03:16:14 PM »
I work very close to Newark Airport.  Sitting outside in the last 15 minutes aside from the usual Boeings and smaller Airbuses I've seen a FedEx DC-10 and a Lufthansa A340 taking off.

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #136 on: May 26, 2015, 08:41:06 PM »
Eurostar EV97.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #137 on: May 26, 2015, 08:58:46 PM »
That's a tidy looking light aircraft :)

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #138 on: June 12, 2015, 12:38:47 AM »
I was RAF Valley on Tuesday, mainly to try to get some shots of the Sea King SAR Squadron in its operational environment. After many years service, the Sea King is being phased out of service. Really struck lucky, got plenty of shots of the Sea Kings, as well as Hawk trainers and the Red Arrows.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #139 on: June 12, 2015, 01:16:57 AM »
Its sad to see the old girl being retired :(

Great action shots though :tu:

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #140 on: June 12, 2015, 01:48:36 AM »
Wow, no more Sea Kings huh? That is a bit sad.  What are they being replaced with?

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #141 on: June 12, 2015, 02:10:26 AM »
Sikorsky S92.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #142 on: June 12, 2015, 02:16:27 AM »
Our Sea Kings will be replaced with the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #143 on: June 12, 2015, 02:42:03 AM »
There is a plierench version called "World Flight".

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #144 on: June 12, 2015, 02:50:34 AM »

It's a scary thought...if there's BUFFs still in service in 2046, that'll be one hundred years since the contract was first issued!

Saying that,at work the other day,one of our Romanians asked what the airplane(model) with three engines was. It was a KLM MD11,but he'd never heard of the Boeing 727.

Saying that,there's another kid(a Brit this time!) who didn't know there's a civilian version of the KC135. Talk about things that make you feel old :facepalm:

Comments like those don't occur with my family.  For example, while on vacation last month, my stepbrother, two brothers, and myself were in a lively, at times heated discussion at 2am while sitting in the heated pool.  The topic?  Whether HMS Hood and the Japanese Kongo-class were battlecruisers or fast battleships.  :facepalm:  Bunch of nerds, I tell ya......


 What was the final outcome of your discussion?             :)

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #145 on: June 12, 2015, 03:13:45 AM »
Battlecruisers. :)  Their horizontal protection was inadequate, and their vertical protection also suffered in the attempt to gain more speed.  Hiei was basically sunk at close range by US cruisers at Guadalcanal.  Aircraft just delivered the coup de grace.

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #146 on: June 12, 2015, 06:26:29 AM »
At the Phil. Military Academy when I visited the city of pines last month.



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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #147 on: June 12, 2015, 08:21:11 AM »
At the Phil. Military Academy when I visited the city of pines last month.




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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #148 on: June 12, 2015, 08:54:42 AM »
A true pilots aircraft that one :)

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #149 on: June 12, 2015, 09:06:10 AM »

Dakota and Harvard, owned by Dakota Norway. They fly regularly each summer at shows, and sightseeing tours with passengers.

 

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