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Triple Vacuum Seal
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Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:28 AM Edited by Triple Vacuum Seal, 18 October 2016 - 12:29 AM.

Got a raging tech. boner last weekend.  Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of seeing a pair of F-15's in what appeared to be a drill of some sort.  They continuously flew in a rectangular pattern over west Houston for at least an hour so.  I decided to kick back and enjoy the repeated flyovers.  The sound alone made my day though they were flying much slower than usual (especially by F-15 standards).  Managed to get some footage but the video was too grainy.  One fine piece of engineering....

 

 

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:28 PM

Big Bird: Emirates Airbus A380 snapped up close at Manchester Airport (RWY 05 Left).

 

The aircraft weighs almost 600 tons at take off and will fly 3,500 miles to Dubai.

 

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 01:09 PM

TransAsia Airways of Taiwan is shutting down. It's sad because they ran a fleet of ATR-72s which I really enjoyed flying on (I have a thing for turboprops like the ATR-42/72 and Dash 8s). I guess times are a-changing, and it's Embraer E190/195s for my commute flights from now on... 

 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 04:21 PM

Just posting from somewhere over the pacific. Got wifi for the duration of my flight to ORD. Never used in-flight wifi on a transpacific flight before! We're living in the future now.
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 11:30 AM

This thread started in memory of the Airbus A340, a plane that always seemed spectacular, this is my contribution ...

 

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#396

Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:17 PM

I've flown on it's successor, the A350 XWB, a couple of times now (both with Finnair). Without a question, the nicest planes I've ever been on board.
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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:59 AM

I've not yet had the chance to fly on the A350 yet but I know CI, CX, and SQ all operate them now. I know you can't stop the march of progress but I always felt the A340 was the dragster of the sky, just because it was the only single-deck four-engined aircraft in service (BAe 146 notwithstanding). 


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:24 AM

Got my 1:200's up on my updated display:

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will one day become an all metal fleet

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:33 AM

will one day become an all metal fleet

 
I don't have a fleet, just one model Airbus A380 SuperJumbo.
 
This was a gift from friends of mine from Dubai   :)

(yes, I am obsessed with this aircraft ha ha)
 

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

Relatively new here, I'm also a keen Aviation enthusiast.

 

My username is based on RAF Brize Norton, an RAF transport base.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:47 AM Edited by Mukkus, 05 April 2017 - 12:52 AM.

 I remember thinking how nice it must be to be able to travel like in this video. I work across the street from  National Guard base and commercial airport. A 747 for some reason has been parked there for years . We get to watch the annual airshow Blue Angels etc practice during the week, so I'm spared the crowds on show day.  Ive seen the Concorde depart from Miami, and Air Force One from Louisiana.  Ive also watched a Space Shuttle re-enter. I was awaiting the Columbia when I learned that she  had  failed en route

 


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:53 AM

Dunno.
That looks too cramped for me.
I would rather fly in Etihad's "The Residence", lol.

Flew in Etihad's business class to Melbourne last year. Very tasteful. And I am not just talking about the buffets at the lounges....
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:17 AM Edited by Mukkus, 05 April 2017 - 01:50 PM.

 Id seen this months ago but couldnt find it until you said the name .This is why I buy a  Powerball every payday

 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:39 PM

Not even in the GTA game does a commercial aircraft incorporate a system of anti-missile countermeasures such as this Israeli ISRAIR Airbus equipped with a Directed IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) system as solutions to protect aircraft from an attack using ground-based missiles (Manpads) that work by heat search of the aircraft engines.

 


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:43 AM

Can I equip my car with an anti missile system?


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:48 PM

You know, i get it, some idiots shot down a commercial aircraft with a missile, but this seems pretty much overkill :p


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:44 PM

I've merged these threads. It's an interesting topic but looking back across your posting history you seem to do little other than promote videos from a certain YT channel. I hope for your sake you aren't advertising your own channel on the forum...

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:01 PM

Can I equip my car with an anti missile system?

if anyone can do it, give Northrop Grumman a call


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:05 PM

I've merged these threads. It's an interesting topic but looking back across your posting history you seem to do little other than promote videos from a certain YT channel. I hope for your sake you aren't advertising your own channel on the forum...

No problem, I did not know that it was prohibited to put  your own videos, as long as they were interesting and in the subject, but if so, I will not post more videos.
Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:04 AM

Just amazing... 

 


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#411

Posted A week ago Edited by ~Tiger~, A week ago.

The Rossiya special Amur Tiger 747 landing in Moscow last Friday
 
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Nice paint job :^:
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Posted A week ago

787-9 Dreamliner "Quetzalcoatl" with other Aztec Gods and legendary creatures.

 

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Posted A week ago

Those are pretty awesome. I really like it when airlines put on special liveries. Unfortunately all we get in Asia is stuff like this, which I'm not a big fan of. 

 

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Posted 6 days ago

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OMG that poor 747 looks humiliated  :O

 

 

 

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Posted 6 days ago

The Hello Kitty looks decent but the Pokemon design its just too damn loaded! I will stick with my simple Quetzalcoatl design  :lol:

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Posted 6 days ago

Yeah, the Quetzalcoatl one looks really nice.

 

Anyone else remembers this one?

 

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Posted 5 days ago

Anyone else remembers this one?

Ha, yes and quite controversial at the time. That was one of the French (Air France) Concordes. British Airways would never have done such a thing...although they did go through a phase of bizarre tail liveries:

 

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Posted 5 days ago Edited by ShadowPerson, 5 days ago.

Plane background: The Falcon was seized in a unknown airport after the Policia Federal seized a DC-9 packed with drugs, suddenly this jet landed during the operative and eventually seized by the federal forces.

The off-record reports mention that this jet was linked to an important Florida´s Senator during the GWB administration, used by a "shadow company" linked to the CIA for drug operations involving El Chapo. Of course everyone denied the knowledge of the jet, after years abandoned the goverment finally take it, repainted, equip it and its currently used for VIP transportation.

 

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