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(Fox News)   Last surviving Hindenburg crew member dies at 92. He was able to jump out of a cloth supply hatch onto the ground below. The Knot seams saved him   (foxnews.com) divider line 37
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2014-08-31 02:39:38 AM  
"No ticket!"
 
2014-08-31 02:58:37 AM  
And he neve swam in Florida waters again.
 
2014-08-31 08:50:36 AM  
Why unlikely? Many survivors did that. It was close enough to the ground to make it dangerous, but survivable.
 
2014-08-31 08:50:41 AM  
but where are we going to find rubber pants in our size?
 
2014-08-31 08:56:45 AM  
All I can think of is the breaking bad dude being the first to fly across the Atlantic.

/must find coffee
 
2014-08-31 08:59:22 AM  
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/And vealy vulvas
 
2014-08-31 09:02:14 AM  
/last-surviving-hindenburg-crew-member-dies-at-2/

was there an accident with a time machine?
 
2014-08-31 09:04:52 AM  
SUBBY
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-31 09:07:51 AM  
I bet he was dazed and confused after that ordeal.
 
2014-08-31 09:27:50 AM  
'Oh the Humanity' was actually false reporting.  Really?  Believe it or not, and its hard to believe, but nearly 2/3 of the 97 passengers on the Hindenburg survived the crash.  Most just walked out of the burning paper hulk after it hit the ground.  What didn't survive was the lighter than air passenger industry which was savaged by the airlines and a public forever traumatized by the burning hulk of death.  By the way did they ever find that airline that simply disappeared?
 
2014-08-31 09:31:15 AM  
Man, i hope you didn't pull anything with that stretch, subby.
 
2014-08-31 09:38:58 AM  

theorellior: Man, i hope you didn't pull anything with that stretch, subby.


Yeah, they really reiched for that one.
 
2014-08-31 09:43:28 AM  
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2014-08-31 09:47:05 AM  
Franz was able to jump out of a cloth supply hatch onto the ground below and made the wise decision lucky choice to run into the wind.
 
2014-08-31 09:48:19 AM  

baltimoreblonde: Why unlikely? Many survivors did that. It was close enough to the ground to make it dangerous, but survivable.


Indeed - but at the time it was happening, I doubt that guy was thinking: "Hey! I'll bet I live to be 92!"
 
2014-08-31 09:58:13 AM  
Done

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2014-08-31 10:04:10 AM  
As the Hindenburg was making it's approach to the field in Jersey, it decided to deliberately fly over the Jewish neighborhoods of New York City and show off it's swastika to everyone below. That Goebbels was a real pioneer in Trolling.

One can imagine how those same neighborhoods reacted when they heard on their radios later that day when the zep exploded.
 
2014-08-31 10:06:19 AM  

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/And vealy vulvas


Are they milk fed?
 
2014-08-31 10:54:25 AM  

SamWaters: 'Oh the Humanity' was actually false reporting.  Really?  Believe it or not, and its hard to believe, but nearly 2/3 of the 97 passengers on the Hindenburg survived the crash.  Most just walked out of the burning paper hulk after it hit the ground.  What didn't survive was the lighter than air passenger industry which was savaged by the airlines and a public forever traumatized by the burning hulk of death.  By the way did they ever find that airline that simply disappeared?


So, what is the deaths per passenger mile compared to airplanes?  I'm going to make a not so wild guess that it's higher.

Also, lighter than air is too damn slow for actual transportation use.  It was an interesting sideline while airplanes were being developed, but it never had a chance, it's slower than a Cessna 152.  It took DAYS to get to Europe on one of those things.

I just wish they hadn't shut down the Concorde, and had continued development on supersonic passenger airplanes.  Being crammed into coach is a lot more tolerable if it's for less than half the time, and newer designs could have considerably improved fuel economy and brought even higher speeds.  But one crash and massive overreaction to 9/11 (I don't fly nearly as much any more, security is too much of a pain in the ass if it's less than a 10 hour drive) killed it.
 
2014-08-31 10:58:10 AM  

DarkVader: Being crammed into coach is a lot more tolerable if it's for less than half the time, and newer designs could have considerably improved fuel economy and brought even higher speeds.


LOL. So an even larger cone of aftershock to have to route around populated areas? That would have been a big hit with airlines and air traffic controllers.

The only way anything supersonic will have any chance of being an economical people mover would have to lift out of the atmosphere enough that sonic booms are not a problem.
 
2014-08-31 11:06:59 AM  

bearded clamorer: I bet he was dazed and confused after that ordeal.


How many more times will there be a communication breakdown resulting in a crash like this?
 
2014-08-31 11:15:12 AM  

TV's Vinnie: As the Hindenburg was making it's approach to the field in Jersey, it decided to deliberately fly over the Jewish neighborhoods of New York City and show off it's swastika to everyone below. That Goebbels was a real pioneer in Trolling.

One can imagine how those same neighborhoods reacted when they heard on their radios later that day when the zep exploded.


It was probably a collective impression of Nelson.

haha.jpg
 
2014-08-31 11:17:17 AM  
tomohalloran.com
Sees what Subby did
 
2014-08-31 11:31:22 AM  
I'm surprised he survived the freezing water and polar bears
 
2014-08-31 11:36:51 AM  
Oh, the humanity.
 
2014-08-31 11:54:32 AM  

baltimoreblonde: Why unlikely? Many survivors did that. It was close enough to the ground to make it dangerous, but survivable.


I read somewhere once that *everyone* who died in the Hindenburg was a jumper. Everyone who remained aboard during the fiery crash survived.
 
2014-08-31 12:07:38 PM  

SamWaters: 'Oh the Humanity' was actually false reporting.


I had read "the humanity" referred to the group of people on the ground for handling the craft's mooring, but I can't seem to find the reference for that now.
 
2014-08-31 12:32:08 PM  

theorellior: LOL. So an even larger cone of aftershock to have to route around populated areas? That would have been a big hit with airlines and air traffic controllers.


We seem to deal with thunder. We could deal with it.
 
2014-08-31 01:05:13 PM  
One of the things I didn't know at the time, was tht hydrogen is explosive, there's a reason why the Germans used it.
There was an embargo on sales of Helium in effect to Germany, partially due to its rising prminence in the global arena. Didn't deter them though.
I was thinking all this time it was about the Germans doing things %99.9 percent right, yet one little oversight cost them.
Was thinking that yesterday at a motorcycle dealership, the salesman trying to get me on a Yamaha, Taking my BMW on trade in. Ha!
 
2014-08-31 01:17:43 PM  
I've tried but I don't get it. Can anyone splain it to me?

/balloon knot?
 
2014-08-31 01:33:20 PM  

reubendaley: I've tried but I don't get it. Can anyone splain it to me?

/balloon knot?


Knot seams: you did nazi that coming?  It was a bit of a stretch. Took me a minute.
 
2014-08-31 01:43:45 PM  
Obligatory plug is hot hot hot. And shameless.

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2014-08-31 01:47:50 PM  
LTA is being seriously considered for heavy-lift transport to remote areas where speed is not critical. Saves on airport infrastructure, lower environmental impact, etc. Airships are cool.

I've read that most of the Hindenburg deaths were people on the ground caught by the falling wreckage while trying to get away.
 
2014-08-31 02:27:37 PM  

Devolving_Spud: reubendaley: I've tried but I don't get it. Can anyone splain it to me?

/balloon knot?

Knot seams: you did nazi that coming?  It was a bit of a stretch. Took me a minute.


thanks i would have never figgered that out.
 
2014-08-31 04:05:22 PM  

DarkVader: I just wish they hadn't shut down the Concorde, and had continued development on supersonic passenger airplanes. Being crammed into coach is a lot more tolerable if it's for less than half the time, and newer designs could have considerably improved fuel economy and brought even higher speeds. But one crash and massive overreaction to 9/11 (I don't fly nearly as much any more, security is too much of a pain in the ass if it's less than a 10 hour drive) killed it.


That.

On the other hand, good luck getting the aircraft to go supersonic anywhere other than over the ocean.  NIMBY opposition to sonic booms would kill that right quick.  So, say, halving NY <-> LA trip times would be Right Out.  Supersonic flight would be good for transoceanic travel only.

One big thing they'd have to do for revenue SST flight to make economic sense would be to increase the carrying capacity of the aircraft.  By the 1990s, the low passenger loads of the Concorde made it a big money-loser compared with subsonic transoceanic aircraft, especially considering fuel usage per passenger mile and downward pressure on airline ticket prices.
 
2014-08-31 08:05:14 PM  
Enjoy your helium filled balloons while you can.
Helium is a finite natural resource and is running out.
There may not be enough for MRIs and other high tech
supercooled gadgets of 2050.
 
2014-09-01 12:31:28 AM  

DarkVader: SamWaters: 'Oh the Humanity' was actually false reporting.  Really?  Believe it or not, and its hard to believe, but nearly 2/3 of the 97 passengers on the Hindenburg survived the crash.  Most just walked out of the burning paper hulk after it hit the ground.  What didn't survive was the lighter than air passenger industry which was savaged by the airlines and a public forever traumatized by the burning hulk of death.  By the way did they ever find that airline that simply disappeared?

So, what is the deaths per passenger mile compared to airplanes?  I'm going to make a not so wild guess that it's higher.

Also, lighter than air is too damn slow for actual transportation use.  It was an interesting sideline while airplanes were being developed, but it never had a chance, it's slower than a Cessna 152.  It took DAYS to get to Europe on one of those things.

I just wish they hadn't shut down the Concorde, and had continued development on supersonic passenger airplanes.  Being crammed into coach is a lot more tolerable if it's for less than half the time, and newer designs could have considerably improved fuel economy and brought even higher speeds.  But one crash and massive overreaction to 9/11 (I don't fly nearly as much any more, security is too much of a pain in the ass if it's less than a 10 hour drive) killed it.


Back then? Airline travel was very dangerous. Probably moreso than an airship.

Speed was the main problem. Plus airships are way more sensitive to inclement weather.
 
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