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Charles
May 9, 2004

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Toilet Rascal


Can't be 100% sure but looks like Christopher Nolan blew up a real 747-200. Latest trailer for "Tenet"

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BIG HEADLINE
Jun 13, 2006

Make your move...'cause mine's gonna be ugly.

E-6s have been pretty active over these past two days: https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae041c

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


BIG HEADLINE posted:

E-6s have been pretty active over these past two days: https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae041c

They move regularly, and we're heading into a holiday weekend. Lot of bases will probably have reduced manning for maintenance and support for a newly-arriving jet and crew.

PT6A
Jan 5, 2006
THE VOLKSWAGEN DEFENDER HAS LOGGED ON

Charles posted:


Can't be 100% sure but looks like Christopher Nolan blew up a real 747-200. Latest trailer for "Tenet"

That absolute prick! If Iíd have won the lottery jackpot, I couldíve got that thing airworthy and afforded to fly it for literally tens of hours!

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Toilet Rascal

PT6A posted:

That absolute prick! If Iíd have won the lottery jackpot, I couldíve got that thing airworthy and afforded to fly it for literally tens of hours!

Hehe
If anybody doesn't know, it was 40 years old and parked at Victorville; a 747-200 is a very old plane.
Christopher Nolan is known for doing practical (not CGI) special effects.
If they rip the wings off and a bunch of fuel doesn't come out I'm gonna be pissed though.

Timmy Age 6
Jul 23, 2011

Lobster says "mrow?"



Ramrod XTreme

Nebakenezzer posted:

Thanks for looking out for me and my obsession! That's one I've managed to snag. It's an overview of "crazy rigid airship stories" but it is well researched and written; Douglas Robinson, the guy who wrote "The Zeppelin in Combat" was a consultant on it.

If you haven't been to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center, it would be a religious experience for you. I finally made it in January, and among other things, they have...

Zeppelin control wheels and altimeters...

Hindenburg place settings...

And possibly Alcock and Brown's compass.

Plus the other amazing collection of stuff, including accidental visual metaphors...

An RC helicopter with the ultimate accessory, a nuclear depth charge...

One of the more important "no smoking" signs ever painted...

And a bunch of other pretty and/or kickass stuff.

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005




I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how loving close that dashcam must be to the explosion for the audio to sync that closely

Mutar
Sep 10, 2003



Timmy Age 6 posted:

If you haven't been to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center, it would be a religious experience for you. I finally made it in January, and among other things, they have...

Zeppelin control wheels and altimeters...

Hindenburg place settings...

And possibly Alcock and Brown's compass.

Plus the other amazing collection of stuff, including accidental visual metaphors...

An RC helicopter with the ultimate accessory, a nuclear depth charge...

One of the more important "no smoking" signs ever painted...

And a bunch of other pretty and/or kickass stuff.


Definitely worth flying into Dulles if youíre headed to the dc/Baltimore area

bloops
Dec 30, 2010

Thanks Ape Pussy!



How dare you not share the Boeing 367-80

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005



bloops posted:

How dare you not share the Boeing 367-80

dexter6
Sep 22, 2003


Mutar posted:

Definitely the only thing worth flying into Dulles for, if youíre headed to the dc/Baltimore area
FTFY

Dr_Strangelove
Dec 16, 2003

Mein Fuhrer! THEY WON!



Plinkey posted:

loudest loving planes I have ever heard/seen and I worked on B1s, their climb is absurd

Dad was stationed at Loring AFB in the early '80s. We lived on base. B-52Gs. Eight goddamn turbojets each.

The screech during an alert drill was... I'm not sure how my young hearing survived.

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011



Charles posted:


Can't be 100% sure but looks like Christopher Nolan blew up a real 747-200. Latest trailer for "Tenet"

A -200? Nothing of value was lost.

C.M. Kruger
Oct 28, 2013


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcZ8G3oxtUY

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Toilet Rascal

e.pilot posted:

A -200? Nothing of value was lost.

I'm not sad I think it's cool

azflyboy
Nov 9, 2005


Charles posted:

Hehe
If anybody doesn't know, it was 40 years old and parked at Victorville; a 747-200 is a very old plane.
Christopher Nolan is known for doing practical (not CGI) special effects.
If they rip the wings off and a bunch of fuel doesn't come out I'm gonna be pissed though.

There was a 747SP formerly owned by Qatari royal family that was for sale in Kelowna, BC for a while. Someone finally bought it (a charter company, IIRC), but I'm curious where the heck they found a flight engineer and enough parts to make the purchase worth it, since there's only a handful of SP's flying anymore.

joat mon
Oct 15, 2009

I am the master of my lamp;
I am the captain of my tub.


Dr_Strangelove posted:

Dad was stationed at Loring AFB in the early '80s. We lived on base. B-52Gs. Eight goddamn turbojets each.

The screech during an alert drill was... I'm not sure how my young hearing survived.

My parents took me camping there around 1970. Family legend has it that the campground was near the end of a runway. Apparently 3 year old me had a bit of a freakout waking up in the dark to the world ending.

Charles
May 9, 2004

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Toilet Rascal

azflyboy posted:

There was a 747SP formerly owned by Qatari royal family that was for sale in Kelowna, BC for a while. Someone finally bought it (a charter company, IIRC), but I'm curious where the heck they found a flight engineer and enough parts to make the purchase worth it, since there's only a handful of SP's flying anymore.

Didn't the pics of the interior get posted here?

I bet most remaining flight engineers are on old gravel capable planes in Canada and Alaska, if they use those 737-200s still.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!



Sagebrush posted:

this is the sound of the end of the world

Nah, sounds like this.

Followed a few minutes later by this, after everyone's dead but doesn't know it yet.

NightGyr
Mar 7, 2005
I � Unicode

Elviscat posted:

Nah, sounds like this.

Followed a few minutes later by this, after everyone's dead but doesn't know it yet.

Followed by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6f7j1E61sM

InAndOutBrennan
Dec 11, 2008


https://twitter.com/Ongaunited/stat...0149687296?s=19

B1s over Scandi. Has also been a lot of awacsish activity.

Deptfordx
Dec 23, 2013



Godholio posted:

I don't know how many HATRs we had in the desert. I do know that not a single one of them stuck because every C-17 pilot in Afghanistan apparently figured our directions were suggestions and hey fucknuts it's all recorded. Drones had the reputation for getting the barely-competent new pilots, but I'm convinced that in the mid 2000s it was actually C-17. gently caress like 75% of them right in the eye.

HATRs gonna HATR.

Plastic_Gargoyle
Aug 3, 2007
Injection-Molded

Mutar posted:

Definitely worth flying into Dulles if youíre headed to the dc/Baltimore area

If I may toot our own horn, also consider the Ohio History Center in Columbus, should you ever have the chance. We have several small artifacts from the USS Shenandoah on display, plus some bigger bits in storage:

https://youtu.be/oAU6I3l3MSw

Plus two Ohio-built aircraft on display.

https://flic.kr/p/pKPabC

https://flic.kr/p/p6sKrM

Inacio
May 20, 2013



Charles posted:


Can't be 100% sure but looks like Christopher Nolan blew up a real 747-200. Latest trailer for "Tenet"



https://twitter.com/Ibabysky/status/1183973366241214466

thought it'd be CGI, drat.

https://www.planespotters.net/airfr...-pacific/ekyqj3

Nebakenezzer
Sep 13, 2005

The Mote in God's Eye



Timmy Age 6 posted:

If you haven't been to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center, it would be a religious experience for you.

I'm positive this is true even if I cared not a fig for airships

Itzena
Aug 2, 2006

Nothing will improve the way things currently are.

Slime TrainerS

Pakistan International Airlines A320 just crashed into houses on landing approach after reporting mechanical issues: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-52766904

This one's going to be bad.

Murgos
Oct 21, 2010


mlmp08 posted:

Iíve probably posted this anecdote half a dozen times but a B-1 passing directly overhead (used my position as reference) at 100 ft agl and mach .99 or so was the most absurd flyby Iíve ever experienced. Exited the flyover with a steep climbing turn plus afterburner. Had earplugs plus hands over head and it still just worked my whole body. Guy next to me decided he didnít need foam plugs and ended up curled on the ground like an idiot.

Also an anecdote I've previously posted but I was posted as a guard to a water treatment facility in Mogadishu Somalia in the summer of '93 (I think?). The purpose of the desal plant was for our forces but we provided a hose out to the street for fresh clean water for who ever wanted it and usually distributed MRE's to people who asked (there were other dedicated food/water distribution areas).

I think a rumor got started that we were going to stop providing water and over a few hours a riot built up in that whole part of the city. At first it was just the women and their kids yelling stuff at us in Somali, and we sent people out to talk to them and calm them, but more and more people kept showing up until the main 4 lane street we were on was packed full as well as all the side streets as far as could be seen, stuff was being thrown at us (Somali's liked to fling stones from slings made of light rope), people were pressed against the gates and etc... easily 10's of thousands of people.

I was the gunner on an M2 (.50 cal) at one end of the street behind a concrete wall, in a sandbagged tower about 20 feet up. There was another .50 about 200 yds down in another tower, we had the whole street in our field of fire. There were also a few dozen other Marines with small arms on the walls and in the facility, there was probably only 60 of us total some of them just operators for the desal plant? Like, this could have been a MASSIVE, HUGE international issue. Either Marines and civilians killed by a mob or a mob of civilians killed by Marines.

The Tarawa sent 3 or 4 AV-8Bs, (when things were starting to seem pretty much like, 'here we go') which dove in to below roof top level. My recollection is that I was about even with their bellies at their lowest point. They basically blasted the crowd with noise and exhaust and fast moving large aircraft just over everyone's heads.

It was massively loud and intimidating, the whole crowd dispersed, in moments the street was just empty.

Anyway, that's my story about almost being part of a huge international incident/atrocity.

Murgos fucked around with this message at 13:32 on May 22, 2020

EvenWorseOpinions
Jun 10, 2017


e.pilot posted:

Ho.....holy poo poo.....just


Flying around your entire family as a student pilot, and it somehow only gets worse


Some small small credit to him, it looks like he is in the ground still based on the reflection in his glasses, it may just be a photo op, there's no way to know for sure he was putting his entire family at risk

bloops
Dec 30, 2010

Thanks Ape Pussy!


You see to the left of the red symbology thatís building comprised of two north/south-ish structures connected by a little walkway? Thatís an airmanís dorm. Now note how close that was to the flight line.



Ask me how I slept during B-1ís operating out of Guam for deployment.

Not good.

Dr_Strangelove
Dec 16, 2003

Mein Fuhrer! THEY WON!



joat mon posted:

My parents took me camping there around 1970. Family legend has it that the campground was near the end of a runway. Apparently 3 year old me had a bit of a freakout waking up in the dark to the world ending.

The screech was bad enough in the housing areas, and they were up to a mile from the runway.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


Murgos posted:

Also an anecdote I've previously posted but I was posted as a guard to a water treatment facility in Mogadishu Somalia in the summer of '93 (I think?). The purpose of the desal plant was for our forces but we provided a hose out to the street for fresh clean water for who ever wanted it and usually distributed MRE's to people who asked (there were other dedicated food/water distribution areas).

I think a rumor got started that we were going to stop providing water and over a few hours a riot built up in that whole part of the city. At first it was just the women and their kids yelling stuff at us in Somali, and we sent people out to talk to them and calm them, but more and more people kept showing up until the main 4 lane street we were on was packed full as well as all the side streets as far as could be seen, stuff was being thrown at us (Somali's liked to fling stones from slings made of light rope), people were pressed against the gates and etc... easily 10's of thousands of people.

I was the gunner on an M2 (.50 cal) at one end of the street behind a concrete wall, in a sandbagged tower about 20 feet up. There was another .50 about 200 yds down in another tower, we had the whole street in our field of fire. There were also a few dozen other Marines with small arms on the walls and in the facility, there was probably only 60 of us total some of them just operators for the desal plant? Like, this could have been a MASSIVE, HUGE international issue. Either Marines and civilians killed by a mob or a mob of civilians killed by Marines.

The Tarawa sent 3 or 4 AV-8Bs, (when things were starting to seem pretty much like, 'here we go') which dove in to below roof top level. My recollection is that I was about even with their bellies at their lowest point. They basically blasted the crowd with noise and exhaust and fast moving large aircraft just over everyone's heads.

It was massively loud and intimidating, the whole crowd dispersed, in moments the street was just empty.

Anyway, that's my story about almost being part of a huge international incident/atrocity.

That's amazing. Thanks for sharing! I had no idea AV-8Bs were deployed there. Now I have an alternate movie imaging of Blackhawk Down in my head. (That movie was the last thing I watched in hotel before being bused to Kapooka for basic then Aircraft Tech as a bushy eyed 18yo).
...with a CD-R of the A-10 Thunderbolt blueprints that was scanned and leaked by A-10.org back in the day...Cos I dreamed of working on them

Bombardier Gow informed we dont have A-10s in Aus. I informed that even if we did - he couldn't shoot them down (he was AA) - brave recruit move! A LOT of PT ensued.

Beastie
Nov 3, 2006

They used to call me tricky-kid, I lived the life they wish they did.

KYOON GRIFFEY JR posted:

hell at least he didn't have his family with him when he bought it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R26QD-wfU60

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011



EvenWorseOpinions posted:

Some small small credit to him, it looks like he is in the ground still based on the reflection in his glasses, it may just be a photo op, there's no way to know for sure he was putting his entire family at risk

Someone who buys an Aerostar and flies attempts to fly it across the country on a student pilot certificate doesnít just load up his family in a plane and puts headsets on for a photo op.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





Gravy Boat 2k

EvenWorseOpinions posted:

Some small small credit to him, it looks like he is in the ground still based on the reflection in his glasses, it may just be a photo op, there's no way to know for sure he was putting his entire family at risk

based on the decision-making ability he displayed on the accident flight, he doesn't strike me as the kind of person to get his whole family down to the airport and loaded up in the plane with headsets and then not go flying just because it would be illegal.

e:

EvenWorseOpinions
Jun 10, 2017


I know he absolutely did but I want to convince myself some small portion of his subconscious was trying to avoid killing his family

Loucks
May 21, 2007

It's incwedibwe easy to suck my own dick.


Maybe that was the part that led him to decide to tackle the Rockies at night while exhausted in an unfamiliar aircraft.

Edit: Makes me wonder how many people out there are just saying "gently caress the FAA" and flying on a few hours of student time. I think I read in this thread that ramp checks basically don't exist if you stick to less-busy untowered airports? I know that some hilarious percentage of "ultralights" aren't even remotely 103-compliant.

Loucks fucked around with this message at 16:58 on May 22, 2020

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011



EvenWorseOpinions posted:

I know he absolutely did but I want to convince myself some small portion of his subconscious was trying to avoid killing his family

Thatís not how Jerrys operate.

Timmy Age 6
Jul 23, 2011

Lobster says "mrow?"



Ramrod XTreme

bloops posted:

How dare you not share the Boeing 367-80

I was impressed by how many times they painted "Boeing" on it.

They also appear to have a mooring line behind the copilot's seat... perhaps an escape rope?



I was intrigued to notice there doesn't appear to be a passenger entry door on it. None of the volunteers who were there had noticed that or could explain it. I guess they just used the big cargo hatch thing on the main deck as an entrance for the crew too?

bloops
Dec 30, 2010

Thanks Ape Pussy!


Yea thatís a rope to hang out the side to escape from. Ours was kept in a little compartment above the eyebrow window. We were told to kick off the pitot tubes on the way down

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slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


About 15 years ago I was on the I90 heading into Rapid City SD and heard an ungodly rumble which made the Mrs sleeping in the backseat go bolt upright thinking something was horribly wrong. I started rubbernecking immediately and saw a couple of B1s flying around, not even really all that close but absolutely loud as gently caress. I agree, probably the loudest aircraft I've ever heard.

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