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Re: American Airlines flight AA263 is in trouble
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2018, 03:59:25 PM »
Looks like they are down and help in the form of emergency vehicles is on the way

Hopefully the medical situation turns out okay.................

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2018, 01:46:06 AM »
USS Macon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Macon_%28ZRS-5%29

attached images are of Hanger One from 1977 at NAS Moffett Field.
also an image of my first big toy in Adak, Alaska.

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2018, 02:02:13 AM »
USS Macon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Macon_%28ZRS-5%29

attached images are of Hanger One from 1977 at NAS Moffett Field.
also an image of my first big toy in Adak, Alaska.

Most of the astronaut simulator training was accomplished at JSC using two fixed base and one motion based simulators. Moffet Field (Ames) has a very unique simulator called the Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS). It provided a real “seat of the pants” feel for simulated Shuttle landings, especially when simulating blown tires and crosswind landings. It didn’t have a high fidelity cockpit. And it didn’t have actual Shuttle seats.

I flew the simulator with Dick Covey after Dick had retired as an astronaut. It was quite an experience.

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/research/technology-onepagers/vms.html

The hangar is still there. Today I believe Google leases it from NASA.

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2018, 02:35:34 AM »
Most of the astronaut simulator training was accomplished at JSC using two fixed base and one motion based simulators. Moffet Field (Ames) has a very unique simulator called the Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS). It provided a real “seat of the pants” feel for simulated Shuttle landings, especially when simulating blown tires and crosswind landings. It didn’t have a high fidelity cockpit. And it didn’t have actual Shuttle seats.

I flew the simulator with Dick Covey after Dick had retired as an astronaut. It was quite an experience.

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/research/technology-onepagers/vms.html

The hangar is still there. Today I believe Google leases it from NASA.

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last i had heard was that it had to be torn down, but was being restored. i mainly recall it being really big and full of bats. you could feel the "pressure" of the bats screeching on your ear drums. the clam-shell doors were still operational when i was stationed there and would be opened during the various airshows. i flew a Beechcraft  Bonanza thru it a few times.... in a micorsoft flight sim.  8)

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2018, 04:19:06 PM »

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2018, 07:48:41 PM »
Loads of aircraft look to be heavily damaged at Tyndall AFB including F-22s.

Buy Lockheed stock.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tyndall-air-force-sustains-catastrophic-damage-141950506.html
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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2018, 07:57:28 PM »
Loads of aircraft look to be heavily damaged at Tyndall AFB including F-22s.

Buy Lockheed stock.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tyndall-air-force-sustains-catastrophic-damage-141950506.html

There's not even 200 of them.  Makes one wonder why they wouldn't have moved them well before the storm.

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2018, 08:23:27 PM »
There's not even 200 of them.  Makes one wonder why they wouldn't have moved them well before the storm.

They flew out as many as they could. I saw one report that says there may have been 22 that weren’t flight worthy. I saw some aerial footage that clearly showed some in hangars that had collapsed. Looked like C-130s and maybe P-3s in the hangars as well.
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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #53 on: October 14, 2018, 02:46:13 PM »
Loads of aircraft look to be heavily damaged at Tyndall AFB including F-22s.

Buy Lockheed stock.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tyndall-air-force-sustains-catastrophic-damage-141950506.html

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-13/hurricane-cost-may-skyrocket-billions-stealth-fighter-jets-unaccounted-tyndall-afb

Hey, let's hope it was the non-functioning "not always flight-worthy"  F-22s were the ones lost?

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2019, 06:34:22 PM »
Dem see black bird inside Singapore Airlines plane wey nobody know wia e come from

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2019, 10:11:32 PM »
10 worst aircraft of all time.

http://www.defensionem.com/snafu-10-worst-aircraft/

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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2019, 10:25:15 PM »
10 worst aircraft of all time.

http://www.defensionem.com/snafu-10-worst-aircraft/

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I will admit I clicked on the link just to make sure they included the F-104.
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Re: Aviation Thread
« Reply #57 on: January 29, 2019, 08:47:58 PM »
Wal-mart has a FBO (fix base operator) and here is their Web Site.
http://www.beaverlakeaviation.com/