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Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:21 AM

dude thats awesome! what did you do for your internship?


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:15 AM Edited by Seluryar, 13 September 2013 - 03:17 AM.

long time aviation geek signing in.

 

grew up under final approach to KCLE's 23's/24's.

 

My favorite aircraft is the Boeing 757.

Grew up traveling mostly on Continental, but I have a spot in my heart for Northwest's Bowling Shoe livery

 

I collect scale model airliners, started off with 1:400, but am now collecting more detailed 1:200's

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

dude thats awesome! what did you do for your internship?

 

I was an intern at Panasonic Avionics, they maintain the entertainment systems. That means the onboard servers, tuners, all screens and handsets and much more. It's not a spectacular job, but the things you get to see while doing it is pretty cool though :) loved it. I really miss working there. 


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:55 PM

Guys, do you know what airplane is this?

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:09 PM

de Havilland DGC-6 Twin Otter I think.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:19 PM

de Havilland DGC-6 Twin Otter I think.

Thanks  :^:


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 05:37 AM Edited by Outcast, 26 November 2013 - 05:40 AM.

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of Concorde's final flight. 

 

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:38 AM Edited by Ex Hellraiser, 13 April 2014 - 12:01 AM.

My somewhat-unlikely-but-not-impossible goal after college is to get a general aviation license (or whatever it is called) and buy me a nice small Cessna or Piper. I can find a nice used 152 for under $50000USD. If anyone asks me my favorite plane, I will always say Cessna 172, just for how simple and enduring it is. No matter how boring it looks or how little it has changed. It is literally the VW Bug of aircraft.

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:55 AM Edited by Valenta, 30 November 2013 - 10:07 AM.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...otland-25165894

 

At least three people have died after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow, the BBC has been told.
 
A source close to the investigation said the final number of fatalities would almost certainly be higher.
 
The crash happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday. People are still thought to be trapped.
 
There were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot. Thirty-two people have been taken to local hospitals.
 
A senior fire officer said they had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but the building was unsafe and they were taking a "methodical" approach to the rescue.
 
The emergency services could be seen on the pub's roof trying to rescue people from inside.
 
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is due to speak at a press conference shortly. There are expected to be updates from the police, fire and ambulance services.
 
It has been reported that about 120 people were in the pub at the time of the crash. Many were rescued or escaped but others have been trapped by a collapse on the left-hand side of the building.
 
Emergency services have erected barriers around the scene and specialist rescue teams are in the pub with sniffer dogs.

 

 

A horrible thing to wake up to. Also pretty sobering as I walk past that place to get into college and have seen the aircraft involved on several occasions. My utmost condolences to the families of the victims.   

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

This must be one of the most awesome looking bombers of the whole Cold War...

 

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Retired 20 years ago, by the way.

 


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:44 AM

I'm pretty sure most of you have seen the news about the Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappearing. Early reports have it crashing into the ocean somewhere off of Vietnam. 


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

Its last known position.

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:07 PM

Although no wreckage has been found yet, it's almost without a doubt the aircraft would have crashed as it wouldn't have been carrying much more fuel than what was needed for the flight. The question now is, what went wrong?


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:13 AM Edited by Ex Hellraiser, 09 March 2014 - 06:35 AM.

I heard this story, but I forgot all about this topic! Not sure how it could've just "disappeared." I mean, how does all communication just stop without warning? Without any kind of distress call just prior? Absolutely no indication at all. It is guaranteed to be crashed now, considering the plane would've been out of fuel long ago. The only question is where, and how long it will take to find it.

 

http://www.foxnews.c...ying-23-people/

 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:25 AM

The only thing I can think of for suddenly dropping off the radar with no distress signal would be in-flight structural failure of the aircraft. See China Airlines Flight 611.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:26 AM

The only thing I can think of for suddenly dropping off the radar with no distress signal would be in-flight structural failure of the aircraft. See China Airlines Flight 611.

Latest reports indicate that the plane may have have turned back. In addition, there were a two suspicious passengers using stolen passports.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:07 AM

Guys, do you know what airplane is this?
 
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I know I'm way late with this, but you can use FAA's N-number registry to look up registration of any aircraft registered in the US. Here is the info on this particular plane.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:58 PM

 

The only thing I can think of for suddenly dropping off the radar with no distress signal would be in-flight structural failure of the aircraft. See China Airlines Flight 611.

Latest reports indicate that the plane may have have turned back. In addition, there were a two suspicious passengers using stolen passports.

 

What are the chances that this was a terrorist attack? Also it seems awfully strange that 3 days on and absolutely no debris or evidence has been found, it's as if it's vanished into thin air. Of course they could be looking in the wrong place and the aircraft actually crashed into a remote mountainside or jungle somewhere. It just seems inconceivable in this day and age they can not locate a downed aircraft equipped with CVR and FDR which ping their location in the event of an accident. 


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:54 PM

There was speculation that the plane was turned around somewhere, and considering that there were multiple people on board with stolen passports (allegedly), it could be hypothesized that they took hold of the plane and block all communication when doing so. Where they are now if this is the case is anyone's guess, though.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:42 AM

The first Airbus A380 to land on Scottish soil is now on it's way from Dubai. It is expected to land at Glasgow International at 12:35pm. A6-EET, Emirates' newest A380, is the aircraft undertaking this historic flight. 

 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:54 PM

I received an invitation from United to attend a preview of Heathrow Terminal 2 next week. I would love to go as Terminal 2 doesn't officially open until June. Unfortunately I'm not in London but it would be quite nice to get early access to see what LHR T2 is going to be like. 


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

Made entirely out of Manilla folders, Luca laconi-Stewart made a highly detail version of a 1:60 scale model of Air India Boeing 777-300ER.

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His details on the trust reversers/YouTube Channel

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More photos from his Flickr page on the project

https://www.flickr.c...57632208677161/

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:02 PM

Here are my shots from the Airbus A380 at Glasgow International last month:

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This one came out blurred, but I like the effect it gives regardless.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:29 AM

I'm currently sitting in a China Airlines A340-300. Its been awhile since I've been in an A340. Goddamn I'm going to miss these planes as they get phased out.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:54 AM

I'm currently sitting in a China Airlines A340-300. Its been awhile since I've been in an A340. Goddamn I'm going to miss these planes as they get phased out.

Why????? Why is Airbus getting rid of the 340???


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:24 PM

 

I'm currently sitting in a China Airlines A340-300. Its been awhile since I've been in an A340. Goddamn I'm going to miss these planes as they get phased out.

Why????? Why is Airbus getting rid of the 340???

 

They're going the fuel efficient, composite materials route. The A340 is a huge gas guzzler and it's being replaced by the A350 which is a twin engined wide body similar to the 777 or 787.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:45 PM

http://stlouis.cbslo...ng-to-st-louis/

Didn't think there was a aviation thread, but glad there's one so i cab share this. It flew over my pool a bunch last weekend. Boy it's one heck of an imposing figure in the skies. Had to be about 500 to 800 feet up on the fly bys. Once you see one flying over without warning, it's gives a whole new outlook on war back then.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:43 AM

Not sure if this has been posted but under development by Boeing is a stealth F-15 named the F-15SE (Silent Eagle)

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Lets just hope it isn't plagued with issues like the F-35A/B/C JSF...

And it's available for export.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:56 AM

It's been doing the rounds for a while now- first flights were back in 2010. Basically it's designed for existing F-15 variant customers like Israel and Japan, so they can upgrade to low-visibility/detection aircraft and keep the existing maintenance systems and procedures. Similar to things like the Eurofighter and Dassault Rafale, it isn't a full-blown stealth aircraft but has a significantly reduced radar cross-section. In fact, the Eurofighter, Rafale and later MiG-29 and Su-27 are really the competitors for this in the export market.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

Has anyone else seen the news of the TransAsia crash that just happened in Taiwan? ATR-72 just went down with 58 people onboard. 

 

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