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2014-05-14 01:12:47 AM  
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2014-05-14 01:13:13 AM  
On the way home yesterday I saw a smallish jetliner flying really low and slow towards Logan Airport.

Now I don't want anybody to be hurt, but I almost wanted to get home and find out that a plane had crashed into the harbor.

Just to say, "I saw that airliner BEFORE everybody else knew it existed."
 
2014-05-14 01:21:26 AM  
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2014-05-14 01:33:36 AM  
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2014-05-14 01:59:45 AM  
I hope some of those airlines were at least kind enough to offer some complementary replacement underwear for the passengers who undoubtedly shat their pants.
 
2014-05-14 02:05:08 AM  
That landing gear fire was a perfect example of denying a small problem into a bigger one.

And the guy that flew the fully developed slip right into the ground was not in the cockpit I'm guessing.
 
2014-05-14 02:25:39 AM  
Pan pan, aw fark it.
 
2014-05-14 02:37:12 AM  
allaircraft.ru

This thing looks SO familiar...

Damn that is one goofy-ass looking plane.
 
2014-05-14 02:45:01 AM  
Travel enough and you will have some stories about planes.  Yeah they're safer then driving, but if you do enough miles......
 
2014-05-14 03:14:08 AM  

fusillade762: [allaircraft.ru image 800x640]

This thing looks SO familiar...


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2014-05-14 03:22:48 AM  
Rectal pucker level: coughing up underpants
 
2014-05-14 03:46:40 AM  

fusillade762: [allaircraft.ru image 800x640]

This thing looks SO familiar...

Damn that is one goofy-ass looking plane.


but not the ripoff you think
The Tu-144 was copied from the Boeing SST
 
2014-05-14 03:47:56 AM  

fusillade762: [allaircraft.ru image 800x640]

This thing looks SO familiar...

Damn that is one goofy-ass looking plane.


Separated at birth?

images.sodahead.com
 
2014-05-14 04:11:16 AM  
aaawwwggghhhhh barf
 
2014-05-14 04:11:57 AM  
oh gods the air force tanker and the AWACS
 
2014-05-14 06:49:40 AM  
I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue
 
2014-05-14 07:26:02 AM  

Kittypie070: oh gods the air force tanker and the AWACS


Shame he got the type wrong. The E4 is a 747. the AWACS is an E3 Sentry.
 
2014-05-14 08:18:13 AM  

cmunic8r99: Kittypie070: oh gods the air force tanker and the AWACS

Shame he got the type wrong. The E4 is a 747. the AWACS is an E3 Sentry.


There are multiple annotations with corrections.
 
2014-05-14 08:22:15 AM  
cool.
 
2014-05-14 08:30:39 AM  
Classic: the Frenchies first demanding that the fire not be extinguished, then crapping their pants and begging for a set of stairs so they could run away.
 
2014-05-14 08:46:28 AM  
ffffffffffff

That Typhoon was at what, 6' of altitude coming out of that loop?  Cameraman pretty lucky too as the fireball & other 'used to be a plane' shrapnel would have come right in his direction.
 
2014-05-14 09:03:45 AM  

Shang-High: Classic: the Frenchies first demanding that the fire not be extinguished, then crapping their pants and begging for a set of stairs so they could run away.


For certification they have to wait five minutes. Small fires are ok.

From Wikipedia:

An RTO is usually seen as one of the hardest tests an airplane has to undergo for its certification trials. The RTO test is performed under the worst possible conditions; i.e. with fully worn out brakes, the plane loaded to maximum takeoff weight and no use of thrust reversers.

During an RTO test most of the kinetic energy of the airplane is converted to heat by the brakes, which may cause the fusible plugs of the tires to melt, causing them deflate; and small fires may start. This is acceptable to pass the test, as long as the resulting fire does not spread to the airplane body. The airport fire brigade will have to wait for five minutes before they are allowed to cool the brakes.[1]
 
2014-05-14 09:33:46 AM  

jaylectricity: On the way home yesterday I saw a smallish jetliner flying really low and slow towards Logan Airport.

Now I don't want anybody to be hurt, but I almost wanted to get home and find out that a plane had crashed into the harbor.

Just to say, "I saw that airliner BEFORE everybody else knew it existed."


I love/hate landing at Logan. You're over the ocean and then BOOM! all of a sudden you're like 50 feet above that little spit of land. Cool yet scary at the same time.
 
2014-05-14 11:38:20 AM  

studebaker hoch: That landing gear fire was a perfect example of denying a small problem into a bigger one.

And the guy that flew the fully developed slip right into the ground was not in the cockpit I'm guessing.


"It's not an important fire".

I wasn't aware that there were fires on aircraft that were NBD. I'm still cracking up over that chatter.
 
2014-05-14 01:38:27 PM  
Fark utube.  I can never get a video to stream w/o a stop every 5 secs.  WTF is the reason for that?? Is it Safari??
 
2014-05-14 02:32:19 PM  

tonguedepressor: Fark utube.  I can never get a video to stream w/o a stop every 5 secs.  WTF is the reason for that?? Is it Safari??


I didn't have any problems with buffering, but there was an add inserted in the middle of that video.

The video itself was less whelming than I anticipated.
 
2014-05-14 08:19:24 PM  

cretinbob: fusillade762: [allaircraft.ru image 800x640]

This thing looks SO familiar...

Damn that is one goofy-ass looking plane.

but not the ripoff you think
The Tu-144 was copied from the Boeing SST


Sure looks a lot like the Concorde.  Even the way the engines are mounted.
 
2014-05-14 09:09:13 PM  

lack of warmth: cretinbob: fusillade762: [allaircraft.ru image 800x640]

This thing looks SO familiar...

Damn that is one goofy-ass looking plane.

but not the ripoff you think
The Tu-144 was copied from the Boeing SST

Sure looks a lot like the Concorde.  Even the way the engines are mounted.


Looks like the North American XB-70 to me..
 
2014-05-14 09:50:59 PM  

Shadow Blasko: lack of warmth: cretinbob: fusillade762: [allaircraft.ru image 800x640]

This thing looks SO familiar...

Damn that is one goofy-ass looking plane.

but not the ripoff you think
The Tu-144 was copied from the Boeing SST

Sure looks a lot like the Concorde.  Even the way the engines are mounted.

Looks like the North American XB-70 to me..


Design of high-speed aircraft basically boils down to a series of complex equations. When the input variables are similar, the results are going to look a lot alike. It has little to do with creativity.
 
2014-05-14 11:09:32 PM  
That T-38 almost hitting a T-6 (my best guess based on it being Randolph AFB) was probably the scariest clip. Most of the clips usually had some kind of heads up that something was not right but that one was what seemed like a normal flight, radios didn't sound that busy, no warning, and them whoom, another aircraft flies a couple feet in front of you.
 
2014-05-15 12:50:55 AM  
Yeah that one near hit was the most epic.

Missed by what, about fifty milliseconds?  A hundred?

That was as close as they get and still be able to playback the video.
 
2014-05-15 02:22:57 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Rectal pucker level: coughing up underpants


It's like I sat on a peeled lemon!
 
2014-05-15 03:27:33 AM  

studebaker hoch: That landing gear fire was a perfect example of denying a small problem into a bigger one.


They were testing for that exact scenario. The fireman probably didn't ruin anything though, as it was quite apparent what the result of such an incident would be.

I assume they went with a different tire manufacturer.
 
2014-05-15 03:28:16 AM  
Is this deja vu or real life.
 
2014-05-15 03:29:41 AM  

aelat: studebaker hoch: That landing gear fire was a perfect example of denying a small problem into a bigger one.

And the guy that flew the fully developed slip right into the ground was not in the cockpit I'm guessing.

"It's not an important fire".

I wasn't aware that there were fires on aircraft that were NBD. I'm still cracking up over that chatter.


That was Airbus testing what would happen with an aborted takeoff using those tires.

Didn't seem like an important fire either.
 
2014-05-15 08:30:00 AM  
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy:

Design of high-speed aircraft basically boils down to a series of complex equations. When the input variables are similar, the results are going to look a lot alike. It has little to do with creativity.

Which is exactly why the SR-71 is so fascinating. Nothing before it or after it looked even vaguely similar.

memes.onlinememegenerator.com
 
2014-05-15 12:35:49 PM  
6:53  made my buttocks clench
 
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