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Anything to do with Flight thread. 17433

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2014, 01:39:10 PM »
Well, it's not a photo, but I thought some of you might find this interesting...

During a flight in a Robinson R22 about three weeks ago, my passenger and I spotted this tall abandoned concrete structure in a small town on the Mississippi river south of my home airport.  I did a low reconnaissance to determine feasibility of a pinnacle approach to landing on the roof.  It appeared solid and, to be safe, I set it down as easy as I could considering the moderate wind conditions.  I was ready to pull collective and get out of there if the roof showed any sign of weakness.

My apologies for the poor quality of the video--my passenger decided to record it at the last minute.

Pinnacle approach
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 03:29:26 PM by NutSAK »

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2014, 02:56:04 PM »
Wow.

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2014, 03:10:52 PM »
 :drool:
Nice pics. Why havent I nnoticed this thread earlier? I love planes and choppers.

I filmed this one a couple of years ago when they helilifted some power masts where I live.

Heli lift Aamot

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« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 03:30:02 PM by enki_ck »

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2014, 03:30:53 PM »
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2014, 03:31:08 PM »
Very cool stuff. 8)

Terry, do you know what the structure was?
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2014, 03:34:19 PM »
I would be crapping bricks if I were your passenger. Oh wait. I am mildly fearful of heights. Just flying would cause previously said bodily functions irrespective of daring landings on derelict buildings.  :D

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2014, 03:45:06 PM »
I just found some photos I took back on the 10th of June, 2009. That was our last airshow. We haven't had any since...which is unfortunate. The Snowbirds were there as well as three special aircraft painted to celebrate some Anniversary or something.
















































































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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2014, 03:46:27 PM »
Very cool stuff. 8)

Terry, do you know what the structure was?

I wish I did.  With its close proximity to the river, my first thought was grain storage/elevator, but that doesn't make sense with all the small openings...  If anyone has any thoughts as to what it is, please comment.

I would be crapping bricks if I were your passenger. Oh wait. I am mildly fearful of heights. Just flying would cause previously said bodily functions irrespective of daring landings on derelict buildings.  :D

 :D Actually, I'm mildly fearful of heights also, and standing atop high precipices makes me nervous.  It doesn't bother me a bit in the helo though, especially when I'm piloting.

My passenger is a more seasoned pilot than I am, so he was comfortable.  I wouldn't do a maneuver like this with a newbie.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 03:48:54 PM by NutSAK »

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2014, 03:47:33 PM »
Nice pics Chako!  I love the paint scheme on that F-18.

- Terry

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2014, 03:47:41 PM »
 :drool:  :drool:  :drool: Sabre.......  The most beautiful fighter ever built IMO.....

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 #40 on: January 11, 2014, 04:09:27 PM »
:drool:  love those pics Chako ! :tu:


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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2014, 04:13:29 PM »
I agree Jerseydevil. It definitely is my favorite warbird design to-date.

Thanks NutSAK, Grathr.  :salute:

EDIT: I believe I used my Bigma...probably one of the best airshow lenses around. You can go normal at 50mm, and still get those close ups at the 500mm range.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 04:15:37 PM by Chako »

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2014, 05:02:05 PM »
Here are a few pics from when started to learn to fly gliders. Only managed to get aprox 5 hours stick time before I had to give it up because I simply did not have the time to continue.  :(


-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2014, 05:07:02 PM »
Here are a couple of pics of Patruille Suisse I took at a air show at Rygge few years ago.

Up Up and away!


Vertical
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 05:10:18 PM by Grathr »

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2014, 05:17:11 PM »
Very cool Grathr.  The fighters in the last two pics are Northrop F-5's.   :tu:

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 #45 on: January 11, 2014, 05:23:59 PM »

Very cool Grathr.  The fighters in the last two pics are Northrop F-5's.   :tu:

I know :)
The F5 was Norways main fighters until we got the F16.
I too have spent too much time looking up at fighters in the sky. One of my best holiday memories from my youth was when I spotted a F4 Phantom II flying over the beach in Greece. :facepalm:


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-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2014, 05:46:55 PM »
Phantoms are neat too.  Growing up, the NJ Air National Guard was equipped with F-106's.  Those were very cool to look up and see.

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 #47 on: January 11, 2014, 07:13:31 PM »
I love the Sabre too!    :)


Here is another one that I like: the Northrop YB-49, which tried to kick the hell out of the invading Martians by dropping a nuke in George Pals' 'The War of the Worlds' (1953).    :D

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2014, 07:23:47 PM »
Great pictures Chako. Love seeing some of the old jets.

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2014, 09:06:53 PM »
I love the Sabre too!    :)


Here is another one that I like: the Northrop YB-49, which tried to kick the hell out of the invading Martians by dropping a nuke in George Pals' 'The War of the Worlds' (1953).    :D

Jack Northrop was certainly ahead of his time with the flying wing.  The YB-49 and the B-2 are almost identical dimension-wise.  1940's technology just couldn't produce flight controls that could keep those old designs stable in the air.  Edwards AFB was named for a pilot killed in a B-49 crash......

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 #50 on: January 11, 2014, 11:57:15 PM »
Wow, there have been some sweet pics posted here!


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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2014, 09:48:21 AM »
Thought you guys might enjoy these. Some pics taken by me at Travis AFB and various Air Shows.









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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2014, 10:43:13 AM »
:tu:


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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2014, 03:07:30 PM »
Those are nice. For some reason, that 30mm rotary cannon looks small in that Fairchild Republic A-10 photograph.  :rofl:

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2014, 07:09:55 PM »
You can see a C17 in the background here.


Here's a cool vid of an Merlin getting loaded on one.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23297170

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2014, 04:35:27 PM »
Well I should be loading a C-17 next thursday!  Not sure if I'll be able to get pics or not, but I will try.  This is a big freakin plane, and I can't wait to see one up close.


Not my pic.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2014, 04:41:09 PM »
Hopefully you can get some pics. Still that bird is huge!

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2014, 02:40:42 PM »
Any PPG enthusiasts here? Looks like fun, caught this bird out touring the local river.

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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2014, 10:58:54 PM »
Well the C-17 came in today, and I got to load it!  That's a big friggin plane!!  I could only get one pic while I was on the way back down to our hangar.


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Re: Anything to do with Flight thread.
« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2014, 03:01:30 AM »
My brother and nephew at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY today.  I remember seeing the Blue Angels there when I was a kid.  It was long enough ago that they were flying A-4s rather than the F/A-18 that's in the pic.......


There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D

 

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