The General Airplane Thread

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Crash, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Carlos

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    Awesome photo :bowdown: But what does RCP, OV, IP and SEFE mean?

    If you have more like these, please post :tup:

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    Ahh I see what you mean with OV now. It's an OV-10 :D
     
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    As awesome as the EA-18G Growler is, it still makes me sad to see the EA-6B Prowler retire. The Prowler was the last plane of the original Grumman "Iron Works" legacy... :(
     
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  4. Carlos

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    I'm only plane crazy for a few years, know as much as nothing about legacies, but I've recently read a book about electronic warfare and began to appreciate these kind of planes so much more.

    What I like most about the Prowler, from a distance it looks like a fighter but it carries 4 people!
     
  5. GTP_Nail

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    Flying OV-10 Bronco out of Osan AB which is now Headquarters for Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).

    Sorry we all talk in terms and abbreviations.
    RCP rear cockpit
    IP- Instructor Pilot
    SEFE- Standardization and Evalutation Flight Examiner ( check pilot)

    When I use Airfarceisms in the future I'll explain them as the page is mostly civillian.

    Cheers and check 6

    Photo for the day...same flight...later...three ship formation landing.
    74 Osan OV on the  wing formation landing.jpg
     
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  6. wfooshee

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    In that crosswind landings video, at 5:50 I just knew that Air berlin pilot had no hope, but at 6:00 he brought it in with the best landing of the whole video, yawed it straight at EXACTLY the right moment, dead center runway, no bouncing or hunting for roll-level.
     
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    Just a nice little flyby.

     
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  8. GTP_Nail

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  9. GregTheStig

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    Corsairs and Hellcats stored in a Navy dirigible hangar, 1945.

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  10. Carlos

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    A MiG-21 crash landed near my house!!!
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    Haha, it's a marketing thing for a still being build museum.

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    Pretty cool though :D
     
  11. GTP_Nail

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    And if it had had hydraulically boosted controls it would have swept the skies in North Vietnam
     
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  12. Pupik

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    Delayed into Atlanta yesterday, delayed out of Atlanta - thanks to thunderstorms.

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    Made my flights, only 30 minutes late getting home when it was all said and done.
     
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  13. GregTheStig

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    Those storms were fun. Glad you were able to get out of this pollen wonderland :tup:
     
  14. Pupik

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    We're covered with yellow dust as well!
     
  15. GTP_Nail

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    Picture for today F4 Cockpit.jpg

    US Air Force Museum cockpit of F-4 C or D
     
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  16. wfooshee

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    AIR SHOW!!!!!! I posted this in the premium photo thread, but here it is for the riff-raff. :) My best vapor shot EVER! (F-22)

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  17. Carlos

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    That's a really awesome shot!

    I'm now at Leeuwarden AFB and my 120-400 just died on me. Thank god for the spare 300mm but this really sucks since I am just over the warranty period :(
     
  18. Brett

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    You could try seeing if the company would still honor the warranty. It never hurts to try.
     
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  19. Carlos

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    I think I will do that. It's a Sigma but bought it new in a store so I'll go to them first and see what they say..

    Just finished shooting. Now going back to home, 2 and a half our drive but a pit stop at McDonald's first :D

    If I'm not too tired I'll try to upload some photos :)
     
  20. Carlos

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    I was too tired.. But here are some:
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    A Spanish pilot salutes you

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    :D :O
     
  21. Carlos

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    This happened earlier today.
     
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  22. wfooshee

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    I didn't see any fire until the engine started dragging the ground. Looks like a landing gear or tire failure, as the aircraft is well and truly listing to starboard.
     
  23. Carlos

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    The photo under the video clip is from the same aircraft. It seems something happened before landing.

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    With the last photo above, I'm not sure if I should believe all of this.
     
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  24. wfooshee

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    That wasn't even remotely clear in the post...... Those words "same aircraft" would have been useful. :)

    If the landing we saw was the second try because it nearly pancaked on the first one, then one wonders how they even managed a go-around....
     
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    Aviation is what I want as a major in college. I always wanted to be a crop duster pilot.
     
  26. Heldenzeit

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    Ekranoplan!
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  27. wfooshee

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    Those things were...... odd. They didn't actually fly, they couldn't be used on solid terrain.... they were basically fast ships. And the way ahead HAD to be clear!!!!!!

    I never quite understood the excitement about them, myself.
     
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    Ekranoplans could actually fly high enough to clear ships. And being basically a fast ship is exactly why they were (and atill are) being looked into. I personally love the idea myself.
     
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    Boeing says hi
     
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  30. Dan

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    The Pelican is an interesting idea, but how many airfields in the world can accommodate such a large plane? It seems like most airports barely have the space for an Antonov An-225, and the Pelican supposedly dwarfs it.