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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2600 on: May 03, 2019, 10:51:48 PM »
And do you see all the water?   8)
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« Reply #2601 on: May 04, 2019, 04:39:52 AM »
If you look closely you may be able to see Australia... ;)
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« Reply #2602 on: May 16, 2019, 04:11:13 AM »




Virgin Orbit @Virgin_Orbit

Weíve now kicked off the final phase of our test flight campaign, completing our 1st taxis with a heavy LauncherOne! As this test series progresses, weíll take to the skies again, flying higher & faster, before the drop test grand finale.
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« Reply #2603 on: May 16, 2019, 09:33:04 AM »


XB-15 with a P-26 chase.
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« Reply #2604 on: May 19, 2019, 07:00:25 PM »


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« Reply #2605 on: May 19, 2019, 07:09:31 PM »
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« Reply #2606 on: May 20, 2019, 12:25:40 AM »
Just sampling some local microbrewery products.

Beer-01 by Big Gimper, on Flickr
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« Reply #2607 on: May 20, 2019, 12:28:41 AM »


You know how kids stick their hands out the car window while going down the highway......

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« Reply #2608 on: May 20, 2019, 12:56:19 AM »
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« Reply #2609 on: May 20, 2019, 01:13:36 AM »
Impressive lumps and bumps!

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« Reply #2610 on: May 20, 2019, 03:11:48 AM »
Business end of Typhoon class?

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« Reply #2611 on: May 20, 2019, 09:02:25 AM »
Nah, that's just the pointy end! ;)

The business end is the top deck in front of the conning tower;

"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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« Reply #2612 on: May 21, 2019, 01:50:37 AM »
Indeed, and here one is getting ready for business:

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« Reply #2613 on: May 22, 2019, 07:02:37 PM »
From 2018. Airshow location is Miami Beach. Hesja Air-Art Photography.











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« Reply #2614 on: May 25, 2019, 11:54:03 PM »
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« Reply #2615 on: May 26, 2019, 02:50:27 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #2616 on: May 26, 2019, 07:57:24 AM »
The Belgium maintainers are not doing their job. Look at the rust. Just disgraceful.





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Offline kerick

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« Reply #2617 on: May 26, 2019, 10:51:45 AM »
Looks like parts off an old tank!
Iím assuming thatís photoshop. I canít imagine painting up an aircraft to look that way.

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« Reply #2618 on: May 26, 2019, 10:03:48 PM »
It's probably a vinyl decal kerick, CanMilAir does 1:1 ones as a day job, and did scaled decals as an aside (which he has now stopped doing because he can't get spares for his ALPS printer)

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« Reply #2619 on: May 27, 2019, 01:59:34 AM »
That can't be confidence boosting for the pilot...
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« Reply #2620 on: May 27, 2019, 06:20:03 AM »
2018 Skies Photo Contest First place in Military Category...20 second exposure captured RCAF 429 Squadron CC-177 Globemaster III departing CYXY Whitehorse on a -35 C Morning.
Photo Credit Simon Blakesley

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« Reply #2621 on: May 28, 2019, 06:18:46 AM »





There was an exciting military 1st this morning, with the arrival of the first ever Boeing P-8A Poseidon @SydneyAirport. A47-001 as MRNR01 from Canberra, landed on Runway 34R & taxied to DOM6 Bay 99. The P-8A replaces the AP-3C Orion, and the initial order is for eight✈️💙📷
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« Reply #2622 on: May 29, 2019, 02:05:25 AM »
The P-8A replaces the AP-3C Orion, and the initial order is for eight✈️💙📷

12 P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft have been approved for acquisition with another 3 committed to bringing the eventual total up to 15.  They will work alongside 7 MQ-4C Triton UAVs.
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« Reply #2623 on: May 29, 2019, 02:55:00 AM »
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« Reply #2624 on: May 29, 2019, 03:20:44 AM »
Aircraft in Miniature are coming out with a 1/72 conversion to do that YAL-1, I've got the base kit, I've got the engine conversion needed, just waiting for the YAL-1 parts ---