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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2015, 08:21:00 AM »
I'm pretty sure I can pinpoint the neighborhood here in Fort Worth where that happened.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2015, 06:50:55 PM »
Published on Nov 11, 2015
Climb aboard Blue Angel 4 in the "slot" position. Situated at the back corner of the Angels' signature diamond formation, you'll see the F/A-18 Hornets flying inches from each other as they execute breathtaking maneuvers. (http://usat.ly/1Yb309N)

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However on my iPhone and iPad, it is displayed in the 360 format.
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2016, 01:39:03 PM »
The only real replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3.

https://youtu.be/9ruArctYYbM

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This DC-3 (BT-67), a turboprop DC-3 nicknamed Lidia, crashed in 2012.  All the passengers escaped without injury.  However, the aircraft didnít fare as well.  For almost a year, the damaged craft sat idle under very harsh conditions until a team of engineers made an attempt to rebuilt the aircraft.  They faced extremely cold temperatures, blowing snowstorms and high winds.  Itís a great story that shows the power of dedication, hard work, and hope to rescue a classic aircraft.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2016, 05:23:31 AM »
The only real replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3.

https://youtu.be/9ruArctYYbM

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This DC-3 (BT-67), a turboprop DC-3 nicknamed Lidia, crashed in 2012.  All the passengers escaped without injury.  However, the aircraft didnít fare as well.  For almost a year, the damaged craft sat idle under very harsh conditions until a team of engineers made an attempt to rebuilt the aircraft.  They faced extremely cold temperatures, blowing snowstorms and high winds.  Itís a great story that shows the power of dedication, hard work, and hope to rescue a classic aircraft.


Cheers,

Logan


Cool. I did not know about this Ice-capade.  ;D

I checked out the Basler website. Cool time lapse video on a complete BT-67 conversion here.

The site FAQ  says:

Q. Will Basler Turbo Conversions, LLC run out of DC-3 airframes?
A. Not really. We believe that there are more than 500 good candidate airframes in existence.

Q. How does Basler Turbo Conversions, LLC determine if an airframe is candidate for conversion?
A. We look for corrosion and damage to determine if it is economically feasible to repair the corroded or damaged areas.

Q. What about fatigue?
A. The DC-3 air-frame is infinitely repairable as related to fatigue damage.

Q. How long does it take to convert a DC-3 to a Basler Turbo Conversions BT-67?
A. The conversion is actually a re-manufacturing process. The whole process takes roughly 6 months and requires 35,000 to 45,000 man hours to complete, depending on configuration.

Q.  Can you still get parts for a DC-3?
A. Yes, due to the number of militaries that operated the DC-3, there is a vast supply of parts still available. Basler has a large stock of DC-3 parts and has produced the parts where world stocks are depleted.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2016, 07:51:08 AM »
The following footage was filmed from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron as it refuels an AC-130W over Iraq during a night operation in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.


The best part is when the gunship disappears into the night.

There are very few details about the gunship operations in Iraq. Among the things that we know is that two AC-130s along with some A-10 Warthogs were involved in a quite famous airstrike during which 116 ISIS-controlled fuel trucks were destroyed near Abu Kamal, Syria, on Nov. 15, 2015 as part of the coalitionís Operation Tidal Wave II.
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« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2016, 10:46:44 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/22ndMPAD/videos/1028159037219322/

1st Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade flew one last flight over Fort Bragg and Fayetteville North Carolina, setting a Guinness world record for the largest formation of aircraft in the process (32).

Source: Facebook - 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2016, 03:21:54 AM »
 :)
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2016, 11:14:02 PM »
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2016, 04:26:53 AM »
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2016, 09:38:52 PM »
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Published on Feb 11, 2014

Come along for the ride as an extremely rare formation of 5 P-38 Lightnings flys to the Capitol Air Show in 2010.
Special thanks to Dan Stijovich of Planes of Fame for this amazing footage.
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2016, 08:44:54 AM »
I think we have a CTO-Vertical-whatever-you-want-to-do-after-that winner:

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2016, 02:53:38 AM »
Ah, the things one can do with RC aircraft...
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2016, 04:40:33 AM »
And here we have F/O Twiner making suggestions to the Caribou Flight crew,

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Taken at The Australian Bicentennial Airshow, Richmond, Australia (Near Sydney) 1988
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2016, 04:26:10 AM »
Thank you Avr Wimmi....how's the upcoming posting to BTS Gulag guard looking?
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« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2016, 09:11:38 AM »
Thank you Avr Wimmi....how's the upcoming posting to BTS Gulag guard looking?


These three very polite men came to my door today:



And asked me if 'd like to go for drive in this (I can turn on the sirens):



And spend some time with their therapy dog "Princess":



Sounds suspicious to me.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2016, 03:09:08 AM »
I don't know why you would be suspicious...after all, we provide hats for our BTS Gulag guards:

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« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2016, 06:23:43 PM »
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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2016, 12:05:51 AM »
I don't know why you would be suspicious...

It may be because one of these 3 nice men may, in fact, be a woman. ;)

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2016, 08:01:09 PM »
No that's just Bob, he's a smashing lad.

Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2016, 01:55:53 PM »
@ The Big Gimper,

Thanks for the tip!  :icon_beer:
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2016, 02:20:10 AM »
I still say the V-22 Osprey is the most "sci-fi" looking aircraft in service today. Watching one of those come in always feels like a scene from Aliens.

https://youtu.be/dQJplh44G6w

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2016, 11:05:12 AM »
You should see some of the upgrades we're working on for both reduced maintenance costs and improved performance.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2016, 03:04:51 AM »
What sort of weapon hard points are they looking at fitting. Am I right in thinking that they have tested a gun system?

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« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2016, 03:55:13 AM »
What sort of weapon hard points are they looking at fitting. Am I right in thinking that they have tested a gun system?
Weapon hard points would be as tested on the ATTR in a "moustache" position and limited to a rocket pod, gun pod, or Hellfire double-rack (four-rack hangs down too far).  A gun system has been trialed and found wanting; too, you need to make certain you don't hit yourself (like the tilted nacelles when in helicopter mode).  If it was strictly for gravity drop weapons, you might fit racks behind the rotor plane, but only gravity drop weapons (bombs, torpedoes, etc.).

We are looking at ways of improving performance and reliability/maintainability, too.

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Re: Cool Videos...nothing more
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2016, 05:46:56 AM »
Life was good when I could watch in my pajamas Jonny Quest on Saturday mornings.

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In 2011, Roger D. Evans recreated the animated title sequence in stop motion and animation.

However I would to point out two major ICAO/FAA violations: there is a dog in the cockpit and no one is wearing seat harness straps.
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