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  1. hen Apr 17, 2024

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    Looks smaller than the P3B Orion and the Nimrod have round windows.
     
  2. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Apr 17, 2024

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    Concorde undergoing testing and flight certification (from memory).

    I'll see if I can remember/find where I first saw it.
     
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  3. hen Apr 17, 2024

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    Ahh off course, testing and flight certification needs all those instruments. I should have tough about that. Tank you.
     
  4. spacemission Apr 17, 2024

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  5. MRC Apr 17, 2024

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  6. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Apr 18, 2024

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  7. DoctorEvil Apr 18, 2024

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  8. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Apr 18, 2024

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    Ummm…not only am I having a bad hair day…but I discovered damage on my beloved daily driver 2007 Ford Police Interceptor earlier today while parked on our street in front of our house…

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    So how is this “aviator” and/or “aviation” related???

    Well…due to being a former Naval Aviator [aka a Nasal Radiator], I used to have a collection of FLY NAVY bumper stickers…I used my last FLY NAVY bumper sticker today [along with black Gorilla tape] to cover the damage…

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  9. DoctorEvil Apr 22, 2024

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    Gator chillin' out at MacDill air force base...
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  10. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Apr 24, 2024

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    For the helicopter pilot trainees on OF
    Here're Buzz Aldrin & Neil Armstrong training in a single rotor single engine Bell 47 helicopter (NASA 948), the ideal tool to simulate lunar landings
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  11. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Apr 26, 2024

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    70 years ago... idea of a nuclear powered bomber !
    The Convair NB-36 "Crusader" carried a three-megawatt reactor into the skies, and due to the extensive shielding necessary to protect its crew, it became the aircraft with the highest quantity of lead integrated into its structure, with the cockpit’s rubber and lead shielding alone amounting to eleven tons. A 12-ton lead-and-rubber-shielded cockpit with windows 10-12 inches thick protected the flight crew from radiation!
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  12. Flysatchmo Apr 26, 2024

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    chasing American heading south down the East coast yesterday

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  13. Omegafanman Apr 26, 2024

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    Only had my old iPhone so this gentleman (Warlord11 I think) was low low low and damn noisy as I walked to the car this week.
    Not a huge modern jet fan but the rumble is in a league of its own.
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  14. DoctorEvil Apr 27, 2024

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    Reminds me of when I lived in Singapore during the early 1980s. I used to see and hear F-5E Tiger and A-4S Skyhawk aircraft flying over our house all the time. It was a plane spotter's dream. Used to also see lots of UH-1 Iroquois helicopters as well. Not surprising really, as Singapore is a tiny place and there's not a lot of room for aircraft movements.
     
  15. DoctorEvil Apr 27, 2024

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    Came across this video by chance. If you're a passenger on a B737-800 and the pilots are incapacitated, here's how you can land it safely...

    Thank God for autopilots and autoland.
    Bonus points if you can identify the watch on the presenter's wrist.
     
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  16. DoctorEvil May 4, 2024

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    Now THIS is flying!
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  17. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. May 4, 2024

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    I had no idea these guys did some helicopter training, thanks for the post! Getting some dual instruction time in a Bell 47 is on my bucket list after I finish my PPL.
     
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  18. DoctorEvil May 5, 2024

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    To commemorate Star Wars Day just gone (May 4th), I present this...
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    When landing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, just use the GPS fix points RRTOO, DDTOO and JEDYE!
     
  19. spacemission Sun. 4:40pm

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  20. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Sun. 8:34pm

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