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ddyoung
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#331

Posted 4 weeks ago

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

 

Link.

This isn't going to get any news time because of whats going on in Ukraine with MH 17. It's a shame to see another plane go down with a loss of life.


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#332

Posted 4 weeks ago

I know, it's just significant to me because I regularly fly on TransAsia ATR-72s for commuter routes

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#333

Posted 4 weeks ago

This came in the mail today, ordered two weeks ago;

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Next to my B-2 Spirit

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Posted 3 weeks ago

It has quite simply been a horrific week for aviation. First it was MH17, then it was TNA222 and now the wreckage of AH5017 has been found. 

 

R.I.P to all that have perished. 

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Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by zyonig, 2 weeks ago.

This is going to be a big post with quite a lot of pictures, might split it up into more than one.

 

So anyways, took G-BEHV up for a spin on sunday afternoon. Cessna F-172N. Location is Perth Aerodrome, Scotland. Flight time was approximately 75 minutes from 15:03 on a local flight. There were 3 onboard and I took the co-pilot seat and flew for about half of the air time. Conditions were great, sunny with scattered showers, temp 24c.

 

 

Perth (Scone) General Aviation Airport. Control tower. 20140727_164248_zps94cf5f71.jpg

 

Preflight checks, (i.e is there enough beer and do the ashtrays need emptied)

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The flight "Captain" (that's not me). I took the farside controls.

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In the skies

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Pretty low level zooming over one of the resevoirs (Loch Turret).

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We spent quite a lot of the time with scenery above us....

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Looking straight down during a banked turn

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Avoiding rainclouds (or trying to, we hit a few)

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Rejoining the circuit. Looking to Perth. 2 fixed wing and one ultralight in circuit.

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Overhead join. Deadside run.

We are coming in on the right hand runway (21R), looping all the way around in descent.

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On finals

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Aeronautical flight map, showing (roughly) our route.

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Flying in the triangle between Perth/Killin/Pitlochry. We made a close pass of Ben Chronzie (931m), flew low over the resevoirs and dams of Loch Turret and Loch Lednock. Buzzed up and down a lot of the valleys in the area. Flew part of Loch Tay and over Tay Forest park. Passed over the Aberfeldy windfarm, then back to base. Tally ho.

 

 

Some other pictures taken from the back of the plane. In the first one thats me in the right side seat at the controls.

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More to come....

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Zyo
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Posted 2 weeks ago

Right, heres a few more of various aircraft.

We had a good poke about the hanger after the flight. I have identified the planes that I can. If anyone can fill in any of the blanks, let me know.

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Cessna 208 Seaplane on the left, part of the Loch Lomond Seaplanes fleet. Apparently they were part of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth games.

Right is a Pitts S2-A Special. Cool little stuntplane.

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Robin DR400

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Blurry selection of Microlites, Aircraft Europa on the right.

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Piper PA150 Supercub

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Another Pitts

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Interesting one, a Supermarine Spitfire mk26 (3/4)

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One of the helicopters, Robinson R44. funny little choppers, not the safest things in the sky.

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Sirrus SR22, odd one here as it has U.S. tailsign. Means someone might have flown this across the atlantic. A long way for a single prop aircraft.

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And a final wider shot of the last section of the hangar.

Spitfire in the centre. A few Pipers around the sides. I think theres a Hurricane in the back corner but I didn't get a good picture as someone was working on it.

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#337

Posted 2 weeks ago

That looks like an absolute blast man! Do you fly often?


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Posted 2 weeks ago

Absolute blast yes!, fly often, no, unfortunately not as much as I would like. I have missed a few good flying opportunities recently. However the fellow in pic3 is ex RAF, a professional pilot for a major UK airline, a qualified instructor and one of my best mates for more than 22 years. So hopefully I will have more flying pictures soon.


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#339

Posted 2 weeks ago

I was doing a bit of digging through the annals of Wikipedia and discovered an awesome French prototype from the 80s:

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Dassault Mirage 4000. Basically a Mirage 2000 scaled up by 70% to about the same sized as an F-15. Was supposed to compete with it as a long range strike aircraft and interceptor for counties already operating Dassault aircraft. Lots of tech used in the Rafale.

Awesome looking thing.
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#340

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'm not too big on military aviation but I always thought it was a shame that such a beautiful piece of aeronautic technology had to be operated by the French.


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#341

Posted 2 weeks ago

I've always found it odd how the French can design such beautiful prototype aircraft and then put into service utter munters like the Rafale instead.

They did the Mirage G8 too:
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