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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

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Didn't they find that just a few years ago? I remember reading about it.

Just mentioning it. I did just find out it yesterday and, to be honest, I got amazed.

What I meant was, is this recent?

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ET574 - was recently found in the desert and is fairly well-preserved. The Royal Air Force Museum in London, England expects to recover the aircraft and return it to the U.K.


It was found in 2012 sometime, I think.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:32 PM Edited by Postit123, A week ago.

26106_1250555741.jpgThis exact plane is the first plane that I landed, by myself. It is a Cessna 172R Skyhawk. It has a fuel injected, 160 hp engine. This plane is owned by Civil Air Patrol, which is the auxiliary of the US Air Force.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:31 PM Edited by Valenta, 12 August 2013 - 10:31 PM.

Came across these three videos while browsing and thought they would be of interest:





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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:38 PM Edited by GTAfiveFAN, 14 August 2013 - 02:05 PM.

So the merger between American Airlines and U.S Airways is being challenged by the United States Department of Justice. That's too bad, I would have loved to have seen Philadelphia be one of the hubs for the worlds biggest airline, but it can still happen I guess.

EDIT: The FAA has confirmed a UPS cargo plane has crashed on approach to Birmingham, Alabama. The plane was an A300F and I believe it was flight number 1354 (guessing based on information from FightAware.) Both the pilot and copilot were killed, there we no people injured on the ground though.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:22 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-23698279
The aircraft involved wasn't that old either. Not even ten years old.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

Well I'm down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and I am seeing my far share of cool aircraft. Yesterday I saw what I thought to be an U.S Navy F/A-18 (not really sure though) and a couple of helicopters I could not identify. Today however, I keep seeing a U.S Coast Guard C-130 flying above the ocean for reasons I can guess are only depressing.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:47 PM



More info here: http://en.wikipedia....d-air_collision
An incredible bit of flying.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:39 PM Edited by Outcast, 20 August 2013 - 02:21 PM.

That's absolutely crazy, I haven't even heard of that incident before. Balls of steel on that pilot.

EDIT: been on several A320s the past couple days. Today I'm on an E170. Much better.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:37 PM

Wow, who would have thought vacations would have been the best time to plane spot? I'm now in Ocean City, New Jersey and have seen a UPS Boeing 767-300, a USAF Boeing C-17, and a USAF Lockheed C-5. All of these planes were low e nought for me to clearly identify them, it's awesome biggrin.gif

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:47 PM Edited by Valenta, 23 August 2013 - 09:28 PM.

Not again...
http://www.bbc.co.uk...etland-23821083
At least there's not as many fatalities this time.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:37 AM

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Some pics I took over the past week.

@Valenta: it does seem like theres more aviation accidents in the news lately.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:20 PM

What's the largest aircraft to frequent your local airport? The largest at Glasgow International are Boeing 777's from Emirates.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:10 PM Edited by Outcast, 27 August 2013 - 11:37 PM.

QUOTE (Valenta @ Monday, Aug 26 2013, 05:20)
What's the largest aircraft to frequent your local airport? The largest at Glasgow International are Boeing 777's from Emirates.

Definition of local airport is quite loose for me. As I'm in London I can say Heathrow is my local airport but it isn't the closest one from me. The actual closest airport is London City Airport which is just next to me. The largest aircraft they can handle at LCY should be E190s and A318s. At LHR the largest passenger aircraft is the A380.

Just to show you how close, my apartment is visible in this picture on the very left.
woah. massive pic.

EDIT: found this amazing video on jalopnik.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:57 AM

Last month, went on a trip to Ohio on this baby.

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May not have all the bells and whistles but I felt safe and comfortable on this aircraft.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:38 AM

Never knew that the 727 had carried the Union Flag livery:
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:02 PM

Just flew BA25 (747-400) from London to Hong Kong. Possibly the most pants-sh*tting take off I've ever had. Take off by itself was fine and to laymans eyes it must've felt quite routine, but for me it was very unusual. First of all the pilots really utilized the full length of the runway and when they reached Vr (velocity where rotaion is permitted) it felt prolonged and the engines strained to lift the bird into the air. Once it was in the air it started to shudder immensely not unlike that of an impending stall, then immediately afterwards there was pilot induced oscillation. I connected onto a Dragonair A330 and that was fine. Funny thing was my mum was actually on the A330s inbound flight and I was on the outbound as she was popping to Hong Kong for a spot of shopping.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE (Valenta @ Sunday, Aug 25 2013, 22:20)
What's the largest aircraft to frequent your local airport? The largest at Glasgow International are Boeing 777's from Emirates.

The 747 Lands at my airport a few times a day I think, few weeks ago the BA A380 landed, pretty exciting

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:48 PM Edited by Outcast, 02 September 2013 - 04:07 AM.

QUOTE (gtavpoliceimprovements @ Monday, Sep 2 2013, 04:29)
QUOTE (Valenta @ Sunday, Aug 25 2013, 22:20)
What's the largest aircraft to frequent your local airport? The largest at Glasgow International are Boeing 777's from Emirates.

The 747 Lands at my airport a few times a day I think, few weeks ago the BA A380 landed, pretty exciting

What's the airport?

EDIT: I don't usually take pictures when I'm at the airport but I've been doing so lately just so I can share it with you guys here.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:01 PM

Do you know if black boxes have any kind of dispositive to locate them?

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:12 AM

QUOTE (RoadRunner71 @ Monday, Sep 2 2013, 16:01)
Do you know if black boxes have any kind of dispositive to locate them?

I don't believe so, thats why it takes so long to find them in some air crashes, i remember after the space shuttle Columbia disaster, it took about 3 weeks to find the black box.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE (Outcast @ Sunday, Sep 1 2013, 22:48)
QUOTE (gtavpoliceimprovements @ Monday, Sep 2 2013, 04:29)
QUOTE (Valenta @ Sunday, Aug 25 2013, 22:20)
What's the largest aircraft to frequent your local airport? The largest at Glasgow International are Boeing 777's from Emirates.

The 747 Lands at my airport a few times a day I think, few weeks ago the BA A380 landed, pretty exciting

What's the airport?

EDIT: I don't usually take pictures when I'm at the airport but I've been doing so lately just so I can share it with you guys here.

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Shannon airport, the A380 landed there, but the 747 usually go to Dublin

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:49 PM

Ah I see, I've never actually been to Ireland myself but I do hear it is a wonderful country (plus the Guinness ofc).

I am suffering heavily from jet lag at the moment and I've noticed that it now takes me longer to adjust to new timezones compared to before. I used to be able to get in-sync within 2 to 3 days whereas now it's taking me about a week. Who else here is a frequent flyer?

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:57 PM Edited by Valenta, 03 September 2013 - 11:57 PM.

QUOTE (Outcast @ Tuesday, Sep 3 2013, 21:49)
Who else here is a frequent flyer?

Not me, that's for sure. I've only ever flown twice and that was from GLA to SFB (Glasgow International to Orlando Sanford International) and back in 2006 with Flyglobespan.
I remember the jetlag I got from the return journey.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:04 AM

QUOTE (Valenta @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 07:57)
I remember the jetlag I got from the return journey.

That makes sense, jet lag always hits harder when flying west to east because you lose time.

The worst thing is I haven't slept at all and I have to go to work in an hour, and now I'm feeling sleepy.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:25 AM

Uh, I know that feel. I remember the jet lag when I visited NY. A real pain in the ass.

Fortunately, all the other times I've flown, my destinations were approximately at a couple hours of time difference so I didn't have any problem.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:06 AM

How haven't I seen this topic before? tounge.gif WW2-Korean War era for me. I love earlier type aircraft (not necessarily prop-driven, either), specifically the German angel fighters from WW2. Simply beautiful planes, one of my all time favorites is the Messerschmitt Bf109 E-4. There's just so much history inside of these cockpits. Very few still exist, I'd say under 10 still are operational.

Although, some of my favorite machines from that era have to be Allied bombers.

Like, the Avro Lancaster.

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Or the B-17E, B-24, and of course, the B-29 Superfortress.

Just remarkable aircraft, there's just too many that I love to list them all.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE (RoadRunner71 @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 08:25)
Uh, I know that feel. I remember the jet lag when I visited NY. A real pain in the ass.

Fortunately, all the other times I've flown, my destinations were approximately at a couple hours of time difference so I didn't have any problem.

I'm absolutely exhausted. I've slept approximately 8 hours in the past 3 days, and I have to leave in about 4 hours for the airport again for a short hop across the strait. Also this morning about 6am while I was lying in bed wide awake, I felt my bed start to shake and I thought that it was just fatigue playing tricks n me, but later that morning I saw on the news that there was a small 4.8 earthquake not too far from where I currently am.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE (Outcast @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 18:26)
QUOTE (RoadRunner71 @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 08:25)
Uh, I know that feel. I remember the jet lag when I visited NY. A real pain in the ass.

Fortunately, all the other times I've flown, my destinations were approximately at a couple hours of time difference so I didn't have any problem.

I'm absolutely exhausted. I've slept approximately 8 hours in the past 3 days, and I have to leave in about 4 hours for the airport again for a short hop across the strait. Also this morning about 6am while I was lying in bed wide awake, I felt my bed start to shake and I thought that it was just fatigue playing tricks n me, but later that morning I saw on the news that there was a small 4.8 earthquake not too far from where I currently am.

Have you tried taking medications for sleeping? (taking them at the time you usually go to bed or something). When I experienced the jet lag I was on vacations so it wasn't a huge problem but just something annoying, I can't imagine having it and working. All I can say is get well soon icon14.gif

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:52 PM

QUOTE (RoadRunner71 @ Thursday, Sep 5 2013, 02:54)
QUOTE (Outcast @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 18:26)
QUOTE (RoadRunner71 @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 08:25)
Uh, I know that feel. I remember the jet lag when I visited NY. A real pain in the ass.

Fortunately, all the other times I've flown, my destinations were approximately at a couple hours of time difference so I didn't have any problem.

I'm absolutely exhausted. I've slept approximately 8 hours in the past 3 days, and I have to leave in about 4 hours for the airport again for a short hop across the strait. Also this morning about 6am while I was lying in bed wide awake, I felt my bed start to shake and I thought that it was just fatigue playing tricks n me, but later that morning I saw on the news that there was a small 4.8 earthquake not too far from where I currently am.

Have you tried taking medications for sleeping? (taking them at the time you usually go to bed or something). When I experienced the jet lag I was on vacations so it wasn't a huge problem but just something annoying, I can't imagine having it and working. All I can say is get well soon icon14.gif

Nah, I don't take drugs for sleeping as I went through a period of mild abuse of those herbal sleeping pills with hops and Valerian in it. It's more to do with my schedule this week which really f*cked me hard in conjunction with the jet lag. Maybe I'm just getting old biggrin.gif I think I'm on a Mandarin Airlines A330 later today.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:25 PM

Had my internship at Schiphol.

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