Wednesday, October 10, 2012



B17 video

Kermit p51

Aerial Smoke Curtain - Eerie and Surreal

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The Last Flying B-24 Bomber (Collings Foundation)

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GoPro - Kermie Cam - P 51C Mustang - Part 1

Mosquito... | Facebook

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B-52 Landing Barksdale (2012)

SF Shuttle

lethbridge f-18 crash - Yahoo! Video

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Hold on, where do you think you're going? Skydiver grabs glider's tail fin as they fly 2,100 metres up at 100mph | Mail Online

Hold on, where do you think you're going? Skydiver grabs glider's tail fin as they fly 2,100 metres up at 100mph

FW: Lindbergh's Flight

Thanks Mike, great history I never knew. Cool that Morristown NJ near my home made it.

Jan. All 4 parts are long but I watched twice.  Thanks

> A little bit of aviation history - --be sure to watch all four
> parts--- see instructions below.
> Lindbergh's Flight
> Win Perkins, a real estate appraiser who specializes in airport
> properties,  has posted on his Web site a video he created of
> Charles Lindbergh's famous  and risky takeoff in the Spirit of 
> St. Louis  ..
>   According to Perkins, this is unlike any other presentation of
> the takeoff  footage. Perkins said he "painstakingly assembled
> news footage from five  cameras that filmed Lindbergh's takeoff
> from Roosevelt Field,  Long  Island  " and "mixed it with enhanced
> audio from the same  newsreel sources."
> This is among the most interesting videos I've seen come over the
> Internet - especially for you pilot types. You first click on
> "CONTACT"  to  the left and select #1, then watch them in order,
> #1 through #4. I was glued  to the screen through all 4.
> What guts it took for Lindbergh to overcome the odds against him
> and accomplish this amazing feat. 
> Remember to select "Contact" before each clip then choose the next
> clip.Click on video at any time to stop it so you can read the
> script. Then click on it to restart it.

The U-2 Dragon Lady: The Evolution

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Lots Aviation History Pics...

Subject: Lots Aviation History Pics...

Aviation History Pics. Be sure to check out all 13 pages. This will keep you busy for a while reliving important history

The A-29 Super Tucano was featured EAA AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh

Avweb video

American Legend, a leading manufacturer of light sport aircraft, is putting the finishing touches on a new model called the Super Legend. It has flaps, a new elevator design and a 115-HP Lycoming O-233.

2012 Raytheon Award Video on Vimeo

2012 Raytheon Award Video on Vimeo

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The footage was shot over 1 year of flying with a Sony HD Handycam and GOPRO Hero. The footage was shot entirely by pilots, no combat camera personnel were used.

jetliner crash

Useful aeronautical definitions...

AIRSPEED - Speed of an airplane.  (Deduct 25% when listening to a retired fighter pilot.)  

BANK - The folks who hold the lien on most pilots' cars.  

CARBURETOR ICING - A phenomenon reported to the FAA by pilots immediately after they run out of gas.  

CONE OF CONFUSION - An area about the size of New Jersey located near the final approach fix at an airport.  

DEAD RECKONING - You reckon correctly, or you are.  

DESTINATION - Geographical location 30 minutes beyond the pilot's bladder saturation point.  

ENGINE FAILURE - A condition that occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with low-octane air.  

FIREWALL - Section of the aircraft specifically designed to funnel heat and smoke into the cockpit.  

FLIGHT FOLLOWING - Formation flying.  

GLIDE DISTANCE - Half the distance from an airplane to the nearest emergency landing field.  

HOBBS - An instrument which creates an emergency situation should it fail during dual instruction.  

HYDROPLANE - An airplane designed to land long on a short and wet runway.  

LEAN MIXTURE - Nonalcoholic beer.  

MINI MAG LITE - Device designed to support the AA battery industry.  

NANOSECOND - Time delay between the Low Fuel Warning light and the onset of carburetor icing.  

PARASITIC DRAG - A pilot who bums a ride and complains about the service.  

RICH MIXTURE - What you order at another pilot's promotion party.  

ROGER - Used when you're not sure what else to say.  

SECTIONAL CHART - Any chart that ends 25 nm short of your destination.  

SERVICE CEILING - Altitude at which cabin crew can serve drinks.  

SPOILERS - FAA Inspectors.  

STALL - Technique used to explain to the bank why your car payment is late.  

STEEP BANKS - Banks that charge pilots more than 10% interest.  

TURN & BANK INDICATOR - An instrument largely ignored by pilots.  

USEFUL LOAD - Volumetric capacity of the aircraft, disregarding weight.  

WAC CHART - Directions to the Army female barracks.  

YANKEE - Any pilot who has to ask New Orleans tower to "Say again" .



F-18 Ejection / Crash

Subject: F-18 Ejection / Crash

Incredible photos from a recent accident in Canada ( Lethbridge ). Check out the sequence of the canopy leaving the scene, the pilot in his rocket-powered seat coming out, the parachute opening sequence, and the separated seat falling away. Modern technology at its best. All of this happened in about two seconds from canopy off to the fireball.
Check out all the smoke from the canopy rocket motors.
There he goes! So that's what the striped handle does!
The left engine has the nozzle fully open, showing that #1 engine was developing no power.

The white thing is the seat-stabilizing drogue chute. Notice the pilot's head pinned to his chest from the severe "g" forces produced by the solid rocket motors in the ACES II seat. They burn for about 2/10ths of a second . . enough time to propel him at least 60 feet clear of the aircraft. Hellova ride.
One millisecond from eternity for a beautiful FA-18.
Check out the now-unoccupied ejection seat following the aircraft to glory.

The moment-of-impact photo shows flame shooting out of the left engine . . its "last gasp".
There goes the seat above the fireball.
The pilot will be downing his first of several shots within the hour, soon as his hands stop shaking.

Saturday Morning Breakfast

All The Saturday morning breakfast we had was a resounding success. The eggs to order, the bacon fried crispy, the fruit garnish,...