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Mr. Joshua
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http://www.geekologie.com/2011/11/boeing-767-emergency-landing-sans-wheels.php


No injuries.

11/1/2011 2:15:04 PM

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Brawo Polska!

11/3/2011 2:07:40 PM

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787 Sets Speed, Distance Records

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2062

12/9/2011 8:41:09 AM

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cute girl flying a 172



12/16/2011 2:45:06 PM

Mr. Joshua
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hope this one keeps her distance from the prop

12/16/2011 4:02:43 PM

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zing!

Also I love that the fact that a (fairly) common act suddenly becomes video worthy because she is fairly attractive.

. . .

12/22/2011 6:24:03 AM

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Quote :
"FAA announces pilot fatigue rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday a sweeping final pilot fatigue rule governing how much time off commercial passenger pilots must have between work shifts, ensuring they have a longer opportunity for rest before they enter the cockpit.

The new rule sets a 10-hour minimum rest period prior to a flight duty period, a two-hour increase over the old rules. The new rule also mandates that a pilot must have an opportunity for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep within the 10-hour rest period.

The DOT said the proposal was science based, and would significantly increase public safety.

The final rule will take effect in two years, according to the FAA, to allow commercial passenger airline operators time to transition, rearrange schedules and indoctrinate pilots.

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The rule has been a long time in coming. In the mid 1990s, the FAA tried to update its flight and duty time regulations, but withdrew its rule under opposition from airlines. But momentum for change increased following the February 12, 2009, crash of Continental flight 3407 near Buffalo, New York, which killed 50 people.

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded pilot fatigue contributed to the crash, although it said it could not be attributed solely to fatigue. The hearing, though, spotlighted the practice among some pilots to commute lengthy distances to their jobs. The pilot of Colgan Air 3407 commuted from Tampa, Florida, and the co-pilot commuted from Seattle, Washington, to their base in Newark, New Jersey.

..."


http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/21/travel/pilot-fatigue-rule/index.html?iref=allsearch

I don't buy it.

12/22/2011 12:02:56 PM

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but it still doesn't stop airlines from doing "high speed" trips

aka going so late at night that flying back home in the morning is still on the same flight duty period.

i think that's where most of the fuckups come from.

12/27/2011 8:06:40 AM

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^^

Don't buy which part?

12/28/2011 8:55:03 PM

Mr. Joshua
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Apparently the F35 can't land on carriers.

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"As for the F-35C, reports have begun circulating that the aircraft the military says is "the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever to be used by so many warfighters across the globe" won't be able to land on aircraft carriers, apparently because its tailhook is too short and is situated too close to its landing gear for the plane to properly grab the arresting cables that enable planes to land on aircraft carriers.

The report was first seen last week on the website aviationintel.com and was backed up by a report in London's Sunday Times that has been picked up by press across Britain.

Aviationintel.com reported that the design flaw is not fixable because there's just not enough space on the belly of the F-35C to move the tailhook back.

British naval sources said the flaws could place the entire JSF program in jeopardy, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph. Britain was expected to buy about 50 of the planes, the Telegraph reported."


http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/16/why-aircraft-carriers-may-be-good-for-parking-cars-but-not-landing-new-jets/

1/17/2012 3:05:35 PM

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that is one big oversight

1/17/2012 3:37:48 PM

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I know it wouldn't happen, but I have this mental image of a pilot touching down, popping the cockpit and realizing he doesn't know anybody, and being like "Goddammit, wrong carrier".

1/23/2012 10:23:04 AM

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^^^ JSF has been over budget for a while.... that whole program is fucked, and has been for a while. Makes me nervous about P-8 which is the CNOs baby..

1/23/2012 10:38:05 PM

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^^^ haha, now go read up on the max-trap issue with the EA-18G...

I also am perplexed by the draggy, canted-out external stores on Super Bornets.


^^ I can't imagine actually running deck cycles while in such close proximity.

Even if they did, if it was night or bad weather, your interments ("needles") would guide you to the right one. During nice weather during the day, hopefully you'd figure it out between your TACAN needle, visually, and somebody telling you "yours is on the right", haha.

...but they'd never run the deck cycles and stacks overhead to begin with.

1/24/2012 12:15:23 AM

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787 tracing out the Boeing logo over the northwest:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE236/history/20120209/2100Z/KBFI/KBFI

2/10/2012 10:43:34 AM

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2/14/2012 2:55:27 PM

Mr. Joshua
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whoops

3/22/2012 1:49:23 PM

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Wow. No one killed in the chopper or on the ground. Fucking miracle that.

3/22/2012 1:57:38 PM

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We just saw a V-22 Osprey do a few stop-and-gos at the airport next to work (KUDG). I'm no expert but I'm guessing it came from Lejeune or the air station near there.

They landed with the rotors vertical, stopped, then tilted and did a short takeoff.

I'm sure some of you see this stuff every day, but I don't and I thought it was pretty cool

3/23/2012 1:47:45 PM

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Yea I did not get to see them for years. They would only do very specific airshows, and most of the ones I went to weren't MCAS. Finally got to see them at Cherry Point. Very awesome. Amazing how quick they could approach the field and then drop in hover mode and land to deploy troops. The regular helo transports felt like they took forever to get in and clear the LZ. Definitely made me appreciate the complexity of that aircraft when you see it in action doing what it does best.

3/24/2012 3:55:52 PM

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I saw a bunch of Cobras and Huies come through Las Cruses NM yesterday. Apparently they were on their way to Uma for WTI school. All the flight students were outside just staring.

Wonder why no one stares at the P-3 when it taxis by....

3/25/2012 12:57:52 PM

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Quote :
"Wonder why no one stares at the P-3 when it taxis by....
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Because it's so bad ass that it would blind most people

3/27/2012 12:00:37 PM

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as a civilian, one of the coolest things I've ever done is ride in the seat immediately adjacent to the rear door in an MV-22 with the rear door halfway open from LeJeune to Belvoir and back.

[Edited on March 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM. Reason : MV]

3/27/2012 12:12:30 PM

wizzkidd
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Anyone know about a P-3 going down recently!?!? (I'm probably the only one who'd know or give a fuck on Tdub) Some friends of mine hinted at something but wouldn't tell me much...

3/27/2012 7:58:25 PM

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NM, article was incorrect

[Edited on March 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM. Reason : .]

3/27/2012 8:03:23 PM

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I know a guy (civilian) that got to ride back seat in a F/A-18F last week. Where do I enter that lottery?

4/2/2012 8:02:40 PM

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Hell if I know. We tried for a year or two to take our intel officer up on a flight in Iraq/Afghanistan (which was partly just to be a good deal, and partly so he could see how things went on missions and help us out more). We tried to get it approved to take our enlisted mechanics flying (which was partly to be a reward for stellar performers, and partly for in-flight troubleshooting of things that could not be duplicated on deck). They were still fighting it when I left, but we never had a bit of success.

Granted, that was in the USMC, not USN, but most of the same restrictions apply. I would imagine that it would be a similarly tough fight. The ejection seat (and to an extent, also the performance capabilities of a tactical jet) is a real sticking point--all of the physicals, swim qualifications, gear fittings, physiology classes, etc that you're required to have.

4/2/2012 9:29:33 PM

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Heh.. we never had a hard time... our maintainers flew with us all the time. Our intel O's usually get 1 or 2 depending on deployment status. Every time I took our intel O out he just slept the whole time.

Again... not a Tactical Jet... nor really a high performance aircraft, but OPNAV does have a paragraph about orientation flights. ^^Won't help you get a Hornet (or P-3) ride though.

4/2/2012 9:43:20 PM

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http://rt.com/news/navy-jet-crashes-virginia-475/

Just looking at the photo, appears there may have been some engine issues. Looks like one is on the afterburner and the other is not. Of course the nozzle could have been destroyed during the mishap

wizz, I'm taking you are a P-3 guy. Who are you with?



[Edited on April 6, 2012 at 1:32 PM. Reason : :]

4/6/2012 1:26:08 PM

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I was stationed with VP-9 at MCBH Kaneohe until about a year ago. Now I'm back at Corpus Christi as an instructor.


Hope the Hornet guys are okay.... and the folks on the ground...

4/6/2012 2:44:04 PM

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I've worked with P-3s a good deal of my career at NAVAIR as a propeller engineer.

4/6/2012 2:50:00 PM

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^^^The VEN tends to stay at the same position during a crash but there should be witness marks that will tell it's impact setting (% open).

^Are you a FST engineer or do you work at Pax?

4/7/2012 4:51:37 PM

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FST

4/8/2012 1:25:59 AM

Mr. Joshua
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This is cool:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/11/world/british-wwii-plane/index.html

Reminds me of the Lady Be Good
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Be_Good_(aircraft)

5/12/2012 11:17:51 AM

Mr. Joshua
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Reading about that had me find this from last month. 20 brand new spitfires found buried in shipping crates from 1945.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129520/The-new-Battle-Burma-Find-20-buried-Spitfires-make-fly.html

5/12/2012 10:27:30 PM

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Got a chance to fly into KFFA Saturday, great day for a flight.

[Edited on June 11, 2012 at 3:18 PM. Reason : thanks to LunaK for the photos]

6/11/2012 3:17:51 PM

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Music kinda sucks, but the photography is pretty amazing:

H5 - WWII Bombers over Arizona Landscape from H5 Productions on Vimeo.

7/3/2012 2:32:28 PM

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I've been flying in the trusty old T-34C Turbo Mentor lately. She's a nice old bird. Now, if I could only learn how to land better.

7/3/2012 3:59:35 PM

Mr. Joshua
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http://www.geekologie.com/2012/07/permission-to-buzz-the-tower-jets-sonic.php

7/3/2012 5:23:19 PM

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News article about the VFA-106 crash back in April.

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/07/dualengine-failure-caused-jet-crash-va-beach

7/4/2012 3:41:32 PM

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I went to flight school with the instructor WSO in the back of that jet.

7/4/2012 4:18:41 PM

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"I went to flight school with the instructor WSO in the back of that jet."


Good thing they both made it out.



The NY Times recently had a few good items related to the use of US air power in the Afghan War.

Slideshow:
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/01/16/world/20120116_PILOT_GOBIG.html?ref=asia#1

Video (looks like it was taken on a flight with VFA-41):
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/07/06/world/asia/100000001628910/the-afghan-air-war.html?scp=1&sq=afghan%20war%20air%20power&st=cse

Article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/07/world/asia/in-dwindling-afghan-war-air-power-has-become-a-way-of-life.html?pagewanted=all

7/17/2012 6:33:46 PM

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Saw an eurocopter x3 in flight at simmons aaf. It was pretty sweet, never seen anything like it.

7/17/2012 9:07:50 PM

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Fuck, I thought overlaying the theme from John Adams over it was nice. Anyways great footage there.

7/18/2012 8:19:53 AM

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taking a flight school jet up to Oshkosh tomorrow morning

7/26/2012 9:30:24 PM

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It's after 2000 and they are still conducting flight ops at Oceana. When do they stop?

8/27/2012 10:07:36 PM

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NTSB released the "Galloping Ghost" report from the 2011 Reno crash:


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"Investigators, drawing on telemetry data from past flights and the accident flight, along with an extensive array of photographs and video shot by spectators, determined that Leeward lost control as the elevator trim tabs—both the operational left tab and the right tab that had been locked in place—began to “flutter” as Leeward rounded a pylon into the home stretch of his third lap of the day. A screw weakened by years of fatigue gave way (the screw was already 80 percent fractured, with evidence of corrosion on the fatigue fracture surface), and a cascade of control linkage failures left both trim tabs flapping in the slipstream. Loss of the trim tabs’ control linkage transferred tremendous force onto the control stick. The P-51 pitched up sharply, causing Leeward to slump over the stick under the force of 17.3 Gs, his weight locking the ailerons in right deflection as the stricken aircraft rolled back through the horizontal plane and into the box seats."


http://tinyurl.com/d3ewyl5

9/3/2012 7:13:20 PM

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"It's after 2000 and they are still conducting flight ops at Oceana. When do they stop?"


The same time they move the Marines out of Jacksonville, NC.

That's like the biggest Navy fighter base in the country with 5 CAWs; they're not closing it anytime soon...

9/3/2012 10:27:34 PM

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I believe that was "twenty-hundred", not 2000 A.D.

and they were probably doing FCLPs or something, or MAYBE a night LFE or range practice.

9/3/2012 10:38:15 PM

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I had them fly over my hotel after 23:00 (11 pm) one night last week (which just happened to be directly under the flight path out of Oceana on the beach). I've never had flight ops bother me after about 21:30 (9:30 pm) during my stays on base at NAS Lemoore? Oh well, that's the sound of freedom.

9/5/2012 5:29:00 PM

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