Author Topic: Interesting or unusual planes?  (Read 231104 times)

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1850 on: November 04, 2020, 06:38:44 am »
First turbine start today..I now have a new favourite sound!. Will try to capture later this week, but goes roughly something like this:
wwwwwwrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrsssssssssss*click*click*click*POOF*WWWWWSSSSSHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

(Actually found one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_BWFxhbWc4)

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1851 on: November 06, 2020, 06:56:14 am »
"My" new ride...at least for the next 4-6 hours.



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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1852 on: November 06, 2020, 08:31:04 am »
"My" new ride...at least for the next 4-6 hours.

Don't scratch it............

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1853 on: November 06, 2020, 09:20:40 am »
"My" new ride...at least for the next 4-6 hours.




Loving the Quadrophenia wing mirrors!

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1854 on: December 03, 2020, 04:53:17 pm »


B52 with only 7 engines left in holding pattern over Tewkesbury area

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1855 on: December 03, 2020, 04:57:10 pm »
Which reminds me of the famous (in military circles) story of the F-16 on low fuel being held off because a B-52 was doing an engine-out approach, I think at Wright-Patt AFB. The F-16 pilot's comment was something along the lines of 'Ah, the dreaded 7-engine approach. Thoughts and prayers'.

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1856 on: December 03, 2020, 07:15:05 pm »
Was thinking of exactly the same story.

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1857 on: December 03, 2020, 07:20:33 pm »
Whilst searching for a link to Tim’s anecdote I found this http://oak.ucc.nau.edu/swa/quantas.html which has some gems including my favourites:

Pilot: Something loose in cockpit.
Mechanic: Something tightened in cockpit.

And

Pilot: DME volume unbelievably loud.
Mechanic: DME volume set to more believable level.

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1858 on: December 03, 2020, 07:45:28 pm »
A pedant write:

I'd take that more seriously if it included the word “fatal” before “accident”*, and also if they hadn’t mis-spelled QANTAS.

* they had a few planes shot down in WW2, but that probably doesn’t count
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1859 on: January 22, 2021, 07:56:15 pm »

IMG_7456_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Possibly produced by this?:


tartn59 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1860 on: January 22, 2021, 08:02:27 pm »

IMG_7456_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Possibly produced by this?:


tartn59 by The Pingus, on Flickr
That's a flying petrol station.
Tim C will be along shortly to advise.

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1861 on: January 22, 2021, 08:51:22 pm »
Yes, I've been in a Voyager on a refuelling flight. Much fun!

 ;)

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=58889.msg2190398#msg2190398

and this wasn't included in the original post:



and we did this before we went up to Aberdeen :)

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1862 on: January 22, 2021, 09:59:26 pm »

IMG_7456_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Possibly produced by this?:


tartn59 by The Pingus, on Flickr
That's a flying petrol station.
Tim C will be along shortly to advise.

;D

Yes, you can see the tanker's holding track plus trails from the various chicks. The most I've dealt with in this situation is 10 at once (we refuelled about 25 aircraft on that bracket), but in the C130 we were down at lower (non-contrail) levels as we had to be depressurised for refuelling. From the looks of that, there were quite a few customers - probably from more than one nation.

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1863 on: January 22, 2021, 10:52:42 pm »
"Chicks"  :)

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1864 on: January 22, 2021, 11:10:30 pm »
Yes, the tanker is 'Mother'!

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1865 on: January 22, 2021, 11:53:09 pm »
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1866 on: January 23, 2021, 09:52:09 am »
"Chicks"  :)

Petril go in chicks?

Yes. Then they set light to it and go 'whoosh'. A lot.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1867 on: January 23, 2021, 03:23:23 pm »
Changing tack to the anecdotal, I can't remember where I read this but, apparently air traffic control at Frankfurt have a reputation of being curt (or Kurt) to the point of rudeness.
Following a few minutes of increasingly heated exchange between a British commercial pilot attempting a landing at FRA, and FRA ATC, the conversation went something like this:
FRA: You should know this. Have you never flown to Frankfurt before?
Pilot: Yes I have. But it was 1944, it was night time, and I didn't land.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1868 on: January 26, 2021, 04:51:40 pm »
Yes, I've been in a Voyager on a refuelling flight. Much fun!

 ;)

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=58889.msg2190398#msg2190398

and this wasn't included in the original post:



and we did this before we went up to Aberdeen :)



Also mentioned in your original post was the opportunity to hitch a lift. As it was four years ago and somehow I missed it I presume such opportunities are no longer available?

I did ATC summer camp in 1993 at Brize which included two flights in VC10s. The first was a refuelling trip like that one, which aged 14 was amazing! The second was two hours of touch n go circuits which was a lot less fun, only myself and one other cadet wasn’t sick.
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1869 on: January 26, 2021, 05:05:28 pm »
Yes, no more opportunities, as far as I am concerned, but there may be other ways of getting such an experience.
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1870 on: January 26, 2021, 10:13:23 pm »
Changing tack to the anecdotal, I can't remember where I read this but, apparently air traffic control at Frankfurt have a reputation of being curt (or Kurt) to the point of rudeness.
Following a few minutes of increasingly heated exchange between a British commercial pilot attempting a landing at FRA, and FRA ATC, the conversation went something like this:
FRA: You should know this. Have you never flown to Frankfurt before?
Pilot: Yes I have. But it was 1944, it was night time, and I didn't land.

Back in the late 1980's I had a cassette tape of a Heathrow based controller who had a whole 45 minute after dinner routine recorded which included that anecdote and loads of other very amusing japes and tales of dodgy aviating.
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1871 on: January 26, 2021, 10:34:27 pm »
Changing tack to the anecdotal, I can't remember where I read this but, apparently air traffic control at Frankfurt have a reputation of being curt (or Kurt) to the point of rudeness.
Following a few minutes of increasingly heated exchange between a British commercial pilot attempting a landing at FRA, and FRA ATC, the conversation went something like this:
FRA: You should know this. Have you never flown to Frankfurt before?
Pilot: Yes I have. But it was 1944, it was night time, and I didn't land.

Back in the late 1980's I had a cassette tape of a Heathrow based controller who had a whole 45 minute after dinner routine recorded which included that anecdote and loads of other very amusing japes and tales of dodgy aviating.

Dave Gunson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPwIuKbERlU

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1872 on: February 21, 2021, 01:20:49 pm »
A few lucky people today.
And down to some skilful piloting.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1873 on: February 22, 2021, 04:47:40 pm »
A few lucky people today.
And down to some skilful piloting.

That wasn't the only Pratt & Whitney engine on a Boeing to lunch itself on Saturday - a cargo 747 suffered engine failure after taking off from Maastricht, dropping bits of turbine blades over Meerssen, injuring one person.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-777-japan/regulators-probe-engine-blow-outs-as-older-boeing-777s-suspended-idUSKBN2AL0PD
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1874 on: February 28, 2021, 08:50:12 pm »
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