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Jan 27, 2005, 09:26 PM
 
Originally posted by ThinkInsane:
I've never seen that bird before. It kind of reminds me of the the F-106 Delta Dart:

There was a movie, a teleserie, and there are many books about this plane. Many "urban" legends as well.

But the Twin Otter is better in my point of view...
     
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Jan 27, 2005, 09:30 PM
 
Have to throw this in here for obvious reasons.

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Jan 28, 2005, 06:42 AM
 
Originally posted by theolein:
Just to completely bust the size of this thread, I thought I'd post a list of all the airliners that I've flown on: (all links are to web pages from airliner.net. Fantastic resource for these things!)

Boeing 707 Luxair The very plane in the photo in fact!, back in 1975. My first jet passenger flight. Had to land all over the place since they didn't have much range.

Airbus A300 in the 80's, Luxair. Very comfortable for those days.

Bac 111 a few times in the 80's, Tarom and Danair. Crowded cabin but a rugged little plane.

Boeing 727, also in the 80's, Danair. Very crappy flight and landed in the middle of a storm.

Tupolev Tu-154 also in the 80's, Tarom (This airlines held the world record for fatal accidents at the time, btw!). Built like a tank with rocket engines and it flies like one too.

Boeing 747. Numerous versions, from the ultra long range SP ( South African Airways) to the mixed cargo/passenger version (Alitalia) the modern 400 (Lufthansa). The 400 felt very heavy and cumbersome on the ground and in the air.

DC-9, Alitalia, during the Gulf War, from Rome to Zurich, just a week after another DC-9 crashed into a mountain on approach into Zurich! Very paranoid flight.

Airbus A319, Swissair, Lufthansa. Very nice cabins and very nice flying feeling.

Airbus A330, Emirates. Very comfortable fligt and seats and the Emirates cabin crew are by far the friendliest I have ever flown with.

Boeing 777, Emirates, from Dubai to Melbourne via Singapore. Dubai airport is like the crossroads of the planet, with every nation on this world milling about. Lovely plane and the first I flew in that had seat back videos.

Bombardier CRJ-100, Lufthansa. Cramped cabin and rough seating, but a real feeling of flying.

Boeing 767. Cramped cabin and shitty seats (Milan-Toronto, Air Canada).

Avro Rj-100, Azurra. Not as cramped as the CRJ-100 but loud as hell because of the engines being right next to the cabin.
How do you remember all this???
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Jan 28, 2005, 06:54 AM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
That one reminds me of this old J-29 from SAAB.



edit: found this page with info: http://www.canit.se/~griffon/aviation/text/29tunnan.htm
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Jan 28, 2005, 07:55 AM
 


As for experimental aircraft - this one beats them all.

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Jan 28, 2005, 07:57 AM
 
Originally posted by TailsToo:


Because I've flown several myself!
I did my commercial spin recovery training in a 152 Aerobat in the 80's It had a 125hp Sparrowhawk engine upgrade. It would climb straight up. I could pull it straight up and stomp the left pedal and just about put it an inverted spin. What a rush. Now I spend my flights trying to see just how smooth I can make them.


Here's me with my 172




How about a quicktime movie...
Let's go flying!
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Jan 28, 2005, 10:38 AM
 
I personally like the B-2 but that is probably because I get to see them fly over every day on approach to the air force base. It's really something to be walking outside and just look up and see a B-2 barely above the buildings. Here is a linky to more pics: http://www.whiteman.af.mil/gallery/index.shtml
     
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Jan 28, 2005, 10:57 AM
 
Airline: LTU
Airplane: Airbus A321

     
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Jan 28, 2005, 11:03 AM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
This must be the ugliest thing I've ever seen.
     
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Jan 28, 2005, 11:19 AM
 
Originally posted by acadian:
[B]This puts Canada on the map although most probably would not have a clue about it's history.

*snip*
That's interesting. I had no idea that the AVRO name lived on in a Canadian daughter company. The 'original' AVRO made one of my favourite all-time planes:



Eventually they were absorbed into British Aerospace which is co-responsible for another one of my all-time fave planes:

     
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Jan 28, 2005, 12:55 PM
 
Well, I see the beluga every day but this one is standing right in front of my office building:





Guppy size

(yes, it's a Boeing! )
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Jan 28, 2005, 02:35 PM
 
Originally posted by Mafia:
huuuge image
About bloody time somebody posted a B-52. Bloody best aircraft ever built.

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Jan 28, 2005, 02:47 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimmerman:
About bloody time somebody posted a B-52. Bloody best aircraft ever built.
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Jan 28, 2005, 03:06 PM
 
Originally posted by badidea:
Well, I see the beluga every day but this one is standing right in front of my office building:




(yes, it's a Boeing! )
I wanna see someone pull off a barrel roll in one of those. Hey, the test pilot did it with a 747-- why not?

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Jan 28, 2005, 03:18 PM
 
Originally posted by chris v:
I wanna see someone pull off a barrel roll in one of those. Hey, the test pilot did it with a 747-- why not?

now THATS a video I want to see
     
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Jan 28, 2005, 03:31 PM
 
Originally posted by videian28:
now THATS a video I want to see
Me too! I only have seen a 747 flying a curve with the wings in a 90į angle to the ground and a Transall doing the barrel roll (all at an airshow in Paris a loooong time ago)!
If you don't know what a Transall is, then check the first picture here (very nice pictures!!!)



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Jan 28, 2005, 03:36 PM
 
Originally posted by videian28:
now THATS a video I want to see
I may be mistaken-- it could have been a 707. Still, a huge plane.

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Jan 28, 2005, 05:21 PM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
This made me laugh out loud.
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Jan 28, 2005, 05:24 PM
 
Originally posted by f1000:
Boeing 747

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I would love to witness this in person. (With ear protection of course)
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Jan 28, 2005, 05:37 PM
 


Steve's plane.
     
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Jan 28, 2005, 05:38 PM
 
Originally posted by badidea:
How do you remember all this???
I dunno, it's not that much, is it? I've always been a plane nut and know the types quite well (courtesy of Flug Revue).
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Jan 28, 2005, 06:26 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimmerman:
About bloody time somebody posted a B-52. Bloody best aircraft ever built.
My uncle flew B-52's with the 416th out of Griffis. I used to spend a lot of time there when i was a kid because I had a serious thing about military planes (I had my heart set on being a piliot until I got glasses at 14). He once showed me a video tape of a B-52 flying inverted. It was without a doubt about the damnedset thing I've ever seen. that's a lot of plane to put on it's back.

During Vietnam, he flew a T-28D Trojan (shown below) as well as AC-130ís with an Air Commando Squadron in Laos, training the Royal Laotian Air Force pilots as well as providing CAS over the border. He said those T-28's were a great bird for close air support.



Since he always talked so highly of them, I got a guy to give me a spin in one at an air show. When they kick over that big ol' engine, you know it!
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Jan 28, 2005, 08:16 PM
 
Originally posted by ThinkInsane:

During Vietnam, he flew a T-28D Trojan (shown below) as well as AC-130ís with an Air Commando Squadron in Laos, training the Royal Laotian Air Force pilots as well as providing CAS over the border. He said those T-28's were a great bird for close air support.
Was he with the 15th Air Commandos? My wife's grandad was in the 15th Air Commandos.
He flew C130's in Laos and Vietnam. He was shot down twice.
I have a photo of his air wing as well as he and his crew.
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Jan 28, 2005, 08:19 PM
 
Originally posted by chris v:
I may be mistaken-- it could have been a 707. Still, a huge plane.
Yeah, it was the Dash 80, the 707 prototype flown by Tex Johnson. If anyone can find the video, please put a link up to it here. I've seen it before and it's incredible.



     
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Jan 28, 2005, 08:26 PM
 
Originally posted by iLikebeer:
If anyone can find the video, please put a link up to it here. I've seen it before and it's incredible.
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http://www.alexisparkinn.com/photoga...707%20Roll.mpg (21.2mb, slow loading)
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Jan 28, 2005, 08:31 PM
 
Originally posted by badidea:
Google is your friend!!!
http://www.alexisparkinn.com/photoga...707%20Roll.mpg (21.2mb, slow loading)
Yeah, I tried that one yesterday and it didn't work. Tried it again now, and I get the broken quicktime film pic.
     
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Jan 28, 2005, 08:33 PM
 
Originally posted by iLikebeer:
Yeah, I tried that one yesterday and it didn't work. Tried it again now, and I get the broken quicktime film pic.
You're right, I posted the link before I finished loading...
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Jan 28, 2005, 08:51 PM
 
A right click -> save as... worked!

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Jan 28, 2005, 09:19 PM
 
Originally posted by bubblewrap:
Was he with the 15th Air Commandos? My wife's grandad was in the 15th Air Commandos.
He flew C130's in Laos and Vietnam. He was shot down twice.
I have a photo of his air wing as well as he and his crew.
I'm not sure which squadron he was with back then. Iíll have to email him and find out. I'll also see if I can get that tape of the inverted B-52 and convert myself a copy of it. If I can get it, I'll post it up, even if this thread is long gone. Absolutely incredible.
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Jan 28, 2005, 10:30 PM
 
Thanks badidea,
my old jet engines prof has been looking for that for a while.
B52 video would be good too, he used to be a navigator on the BUFF's.

I'm surprised we don't have any kitbuilders here. Many moons ago, I helped my neighbor build a Raven, basically a Kitfox from plans. He modded it with many different Kitfox versions, a subaru engine, and lots of his own custom stuff.

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Jan 29, 2005, 12:20 AM
 
Originally posted by iLikebeer:
Thanks badidea,
my old jet engines prof has been looking for that for a while.
B52 video would be good too, he used to be a navigator on the BUFF's.

I'm surprised we don't have any kitbuilders here. Many moons ago, I helped my neighbor build a Raven, basically a Kitfox from plans. He modded it with many different Kitfox versions, a subaru engine, and lots of his own custom stuff.

Any of you pilots ever had hypoxic fun?
No hypoxia as of yet. I don't take the Cessna above 10K feet.
Kitfox is a great kitplane. I like the Glasair a lot too.
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"Nice pics of the Gripen. I always wished Saab could make their cars look as cool as their fighter jets.
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Jan 29, 2005, 06:34 AM
 
The B747SP was a cool-looking airplane:



BTW, remaining within flight simulator pics, this is a cool A380 one:


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I would have to say that this aircraft is the most awesome:

     
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Originally posted by iLikebeer:
Hey, I see a scuba diver in there!
     
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Jan 29, 2005, 10:27 AM
 
Hey Wayne! What are you doning here?
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Originally posted by bubblewrap:
Hey Wayne! What are you doning here?
Okay, help me out here... I've only had one pot of coffee today...
     
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The Sky Captain is reporting for flight duty, sir!
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Jan 29, 2005, 11:39 AM
 
Doh! I didn't even recognize the name bubblewrap!! LOL

So what is going on? I didn't really know you were over here!

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my favorit
















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Jan 29, 2005, 06:22 PM
 
Here's an old Soviet bomber which we used to kick some Soviet ass in WWII:


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Originally posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker:
That is my fav also. They are not the best planes but they look cool. A couple of them fell out of the sky for no reason also.

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