Beaucaire
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Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:19 pm



please meet the Bar Tailed Godwit....
This incredible animal flies non-stop an amazing 11.000 Km from Alaska via China to New Zealand.
All without re-fill or "technicals"..
Moderators-please leave this thread where it is-in the aviation section- since this amazing bird deserves all our aviation-freaks utmost respect....


http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biolo...enza/species/species.php?code=BARG
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LawnDart
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RE: Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:03 pm

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
please meet the Bar Tailed Godwit....
This incredible animal flies non-stop an amazing 11.000 Km from Alaska via China to New Zealand.
All without re-fill or "technicals"..

Beaucaire...very cool. Brought a smile to my face.

Yes, no matter how advanced we thing we are when it comes to flight, we can never match the beauty of birds!
 
hawkercamm
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RE: Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:16 pm

It must have have very good weight ratio (Wstart of cruise/Wend of cruise), high L/D, and good SFC!
 
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RE: Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:23 pm

Looks like it has raked wingtips  Wink
 
777jaah
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RE: Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:30 pm

It must suck to fly that distance without any IFE........{wink]  duck 

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RE: Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:31 pm

Quoting HawkerCamm (Reply 2):
It must have have very good weight ratio (Wstart of cruise/Wend of cruise), high L/D, and good SFC!

Kinda reminds me of good ole Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Given that a swallow must beat its wings 300 times every minute, what exactly would be the air speed velocity of an un-laden European Swallow(not to be confused with an African swallow, which are not migratory).  Smile
 
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RE: Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:35 pm

11,000km non-stop? Thats Rubbish. Can it do SYD-LHR non-stop year round in both directions?

I think you'll find the Lesser Spotted Common Garden Boeing Tall Tailed Triplesev (Bigbirdus Metallicus) can do it further and more economically than these poncy two-bob European birds.

Also the routing is daft - Alaska to China to New Zealand? Traffic will be all but non-existant and yields rubbish. I somehow doubt it can carry two LD3s side by side either. You dont need to be a 13 year old armchair CEO to figure that one out. Also can you think of the ETWOOPS (Extended Two Wing Oceanic OPS) certification issues?

Looks pretty thin to me as well. No way would you catch me on one of those narrowbody things for that long.

Time for a new livery as well - this one sucks.

[Edited 2007-09-11 16:36:59]
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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RE: Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:38 pm

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 3):
Looks like it has raked wingtips

Its just a warmed over 767 and you damn well know it!  Wink
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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RE: Meet The World-champion In Non-stop Flying...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:41 pm

Looks a bit dirty to me. You sure its not an AF bird?  Wink
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???

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