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by HaveBlue
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2650

Re: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?

the IL-76 being larger, more of a C-141 with a wide body? C-141 and IL-76 are comparable in size internally...the 76 may be a tad wider internally but it is not a "wide body" in the commercial sense. From the outside, the IL-76 may look wider but I believe that is just an "Ilyushin&q...

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by HaveBlue
Thu May 28, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29689

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

How's the weather holding up in Florida? The forecast looks a bit average, and I saw they had storms passing over the facility a couple of hours ago with more on the way it seems... Despite my misgivings I drove down to the Cape for the launch, its only a 30 minute drive for me (I can see the launc...

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by HaveBlue
Thu May 21, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds America Strong flyovers is now over
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Re: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds America Strong flyovers is now over

The Blue Angels did a Jacksonville, FL flyover then were going to Miami, FL. I went to our local intercoastal river bridge at the approximate time they should be flying over hoping to catch them. Looking and looking then at 12:15pm precisely I saw one KC-10 with 4 Blue Angels and about 2 miles behin...

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by HaveBlue
Mon May 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition
Replies: 15
Views: 4443

Re: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition

Here is a link about a recent appearance of the F-117 over Star Wars canyon. https://theaviationist.com/2020/03/19/hes-back-the-elusive-f-117-stealth-jets-makes-another-appearance-over-star-wars-canyon/ I read the whole article, that is awesome. Does indeed seem like an F-117 was making circuits ar...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15 crash and split afterburner use
Replies: 19
Views: 3104

Re: F-15 crash and split afterburner use

I read the USAF AIB (accident investigation board) reports regularly and have for a long time, and I have never heard of this tactic being used before. A Kadena based F-15C was performing ACM (dogfighting) with an F-22 back on June 11, 2018. Trying to do a reversal the F-15 pilot went from a left t...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Large fly past
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: Large fly past

Can we start with a basic description of aircraft type? WWII props? Helicopters? Transport? Fighters? Cessna's? Give us something to start with.

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by HaveBlue
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: An-124 vs C-5
Replies: 37
Views: 3157

Re: An-124 vs C-5

Didn't they move the fancy long reach trucks that pump cement great distances from the US to Japan after the Fukushima reactor was damaged in the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 via C-5 aircraft? I seem to remember that those were the only aircraft other than the AN-225 with the vertical clearance necess...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15 crash and split afterburner use
Replies: 19
Views: 3104

Re: F-15 crash and split afterburner use

Every little bit helps... If memory serves, some F-14 bubbas used it, too. I'd imagine their much wider cans would have an appreciably greater effect than the more centerline Eagles. Quick toss out, the SR-71 would light a burner (or two) on the boom because they were power-limited when heavy at AR...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15 crash and split afterburner use
Replies: 19
Views: 3104

F-15 crash and split afterburner use

I read the USAF AIB (accident investigation board) reports regularly and have for a long time, and I have never heard of this tactic being used before. A Kadena based F-15C was performing ACM (dogfighting) with an F-22 back on June 11, 2018. Trying to do a reversal the F-15 pilot went from a left tu...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments

Um not spaceman extraordinaire at all. He was trying for 5,000' which wouldn't prove anything. You can take an airline flight and get to 40,000' and still see no curvature. Flying on the Concorde back in the day would have got you to 60,000' where you could see the curvature. Or go to Russia and buy...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5637

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

what he attempted in that plane, it looked to be a 60° bank, maybe even more. You can see the wing starting to lose lift and I think rather than just going "oops, too far" and pull out of the turn but instead he looked like he was trying to hang onto it keeping it right on the line of the...

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by HaveBlue
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 204073

Re: F-35 news thread

The USMC has massed F-35Bs onto the USS America to test its aviation capabilities and open up the amphib for use as a light carrier should the need arise. Marine’s newest F-35B turns amphibious assault ship into light aircraft carrier The United States Marine Corps fighter attack squadron made hist...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Looking at Google Maps, specifically the Kennedy Space Center and the Shuttle Landing Runway, hit Satellite view and there was a shuttle parked alone exactly half way down the runway on a little side ramp. I find it odd that if it was an operational orbiter that it wasn't inside the OPF or VAB until...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jets on display?
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: Jets on display?

I pass a little grass strip on Interstate 75 in Florida frequently, and I'm always amused by the sight of an A-7 up on a stand, gear and flaps down, made to look like it's seconds away from landing there. And I remember as a kid playing at a park with an F-100 in the middle of a playground for kids...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 292716

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

mxaxai wrote:
Could also be related to high thrust settings. Landing requires more thrust than hovering


Hovering would require more thrust than landing, its heavier at that point and is totally negating the force of gravity whereas on landing it is just partially doing so, right?

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by HaveBlue
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 928
Views: 131045

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

mmo wrote:
But, it was politics which is why the F-5 wasn't sold in more numbers to the USAF and politics killed the F-20 which was a great aircraft.


That I agree with 100%, loved the Tigershark.

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by HaveBlue
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 928
Views: 131045

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Some USAF pilots train in the T-38, which is not the F-5. The F-5 evolved from the T-38, other than the manufacturer, Northrup, that is the only similarity. Wow, that is just simply not true. The T-38 and F-5 share almost identical aircraft profile/planforms/overall designs, have the same length, w...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bastille Day (Fête Nationale) - Air Parade, Paris 14th July
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Bastille Day (Fête Nationale) - Air Parade, Paris 14th July

Awesome video, thank you for sharing! The video was well done. I love dissimilar aircraft formations so that was right on the mark for me.

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by HaveBlue
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5586

Re: US Drone Shot Down

I'm just surprised that we let it fall into their hands is all. However, if it was indeed following the route indicated, why didn't it fall into neutral waters for us to recover? That's really my primary question here. It flies at 60,000' or more. If it is skirting the line and gets shot down, can ...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UFO's and the military
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

Re: UFO's and the military

smithbs wrote:
SuperGee wrote:
or swamp gas.


Yesterday I saw the strangest thing while driving. I was driving or I would have taken a picture.


I'm not doubting your story but if I saw something that amazing and elusive I damn sure would have stopped the car and grabbed a photo of it.

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by HaveBlue
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone have a schedule for the July 4th DC Flyover?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Anyone have a schedule for the July 4th DC Flyover?

n92r03 wrote:
29000 is holding over Fairfax as I type. No idea about others though.


Thank you. Was a cool flyover, some loose formations though.

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by HaveBlue
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone have a schedule for the July 4th DC Flyover?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Anyone have a schedule for the July 4th DC Flyover?

I've heard it will be sometime between 6:30 to 7:30pm and will include the B-2, F-22, F-35, Blue Angels and Air Force one doing flyovers but cannot find more details than that. Anyone else have better info? Either way I'm looking forward to it.

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by HaveBlue
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off

Great video and amazing presence of mind by the pilot ! ..but why was anyone filming this? People film aircraft taking off and landing all of the time, no surprise there. Not where Indian Air Force operates. In India aviation photography is a big no-no at IAF locations. I did not know that, thank y...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off

WingsFan wrote:
Great video and amazing presence of mind by the pilot ! ..but why was anyone filming this?


People film aircraft taking off and landing all of the time, no surprise there.

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by HaveBlue
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC
Replies: 9
Views: 3654

Re: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC

Your description has a couple of faults/omissions. 300-MPH is way-to fast for low-altitude operations in [what amounts to] commercial airspace. Also, 'how big' do you estimate the aircraft was? and lights are a good one to identify most aircraft. Meant to say 'lights are not a good way to identify ...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 97993

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Nice !! And not very relevant but yet interesting, from now on the world’s largest aircraft has a US flag instead the russian one. Will be weird to see the An-225 as ”just another big plane” but not the biggest. An-225 never was the biggest plane. Stratolaunch is the first plane in 72 years to be b...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC
Replies: 9
Views: 3654

Re: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC

Your description has a couple of faults/omissions. 300-MPH is way-to fast for low-altitude operations in [what amounts to] commercial airspace. Also, 'how big' do you estimate the aircraft was? Speed limit below 10,000' is 250 knots which is 288mph, so close enough to 300mph to be doable, and plent...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bereshit space ship crashed during landing
Replies: 12
Views: 3143

Re: Bereshit space ship crashed during landing

wingman wrote:
No one’s volunteered huh?

OK..does a Bereshit on the moon?

Yes.


Excellent!

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by HaveBlue
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743492

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Improving the MCAS algorithm is clearly needed. Buy as many posts have stressed, the problem facing JT & ET pilots was to identify quickly enough what was happening, or rather “what had just happened”, MCAS having acted behind the scenes (except for the windmilling stab wheel), probably trigger...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 204073

Re: F-35 news thread

The 117s did generate a few UFO reports. Not just the shape, but the weird way they maneuvered. That seems odd. The shape is very weird but as a low G airplane it wasn't particularly maneuverable and in any case its flight profile should have been fairly benign. Can you explain how an F-117's maneu...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 204073

Re: F-35 news thread

The 117s did generate a few UFO reports. Not just the shape, but the weird way they maneuvered. That seems odd. The shape is very weird but as a low G airplane it wasn't particularly maneuverable and in any case its flight profile should have been fairly benign. Can you explain how an F-117's maneu...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 204073

Re: F-35 news thread

Ozair wrote:
Check Out This Shot Of An F-35 Flying Through The Star Wars Canyon Generating Shock Wave Light Distortion



Incredible shot, and rare phenomenon to see!

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by HaveBlue
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blackbird SR-71
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Re: Blackbird SR-71

Wasn’t the A12 originally conceived as a high speed interceptor? I thought they had done some missile firing tests on it The A-12 was a recon plane only, designed to directly replace the U-2 which had become vulnerable to SAM's. It was also designed with direct overflights of USSR and China in mind...

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by HaveBlue
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blackbird SR-71
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Re: Blackbird SR-71

When did the CIA officially retire the A-12? What did they replace it with? :? ;) The CIA was flying A-12's in VietNam. The USAF was flying SR-71's and the Pentagon saw that there was mission overlap, and expensive overlap at that. They actually did a 'fly off' against each other (performance and d...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 103421

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

All the perp's time on flight sims, without any known effort to even get a PPL (think Civil Air Patrol, community college, etc.)... shows long term calculation, probably obsession, with the Q as a coffin. I completely disagree. While I never was an a simmer except very occasionally there are tons o...

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by HaveBlue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 5351

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

Yeah, the extra range might eliminate a few fuel stops flying to show in North America, but that’s hardly an huge deal—there are plenty of bases and they VIP treatment. And about two hours in a fighter droning is enough. I did a 10.2 in an A-10. The show schedule tries to avoid long legs between ve...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M Makes Nose-Up Landing
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: C-5M Makes Nose-Up Landing

That was an incredible landing. He kept the nose off the ground almost to the point where they were at a complete stop. incredible skill. Wow you're not kidding, almost seems to defy physics - then again that's kinda par for the course when watching the Galaxy lol. Too be fair, it could just be an ...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 126858

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Regarding the renewed discussion of who was flying and why (which was covered earlier): First, the CA is the CA, and she can divvy up the cockpit responsibilities as she sees fit in an emergency. Second, many airlines, including AA, recommend that in the initial phases of an emergency, the CA have ...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off
Replies: 12
Views: 4303

ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off

This morning in Daytona Beach at the airport where I did the majority of my flight training an ERAU Piper Arrow had the left wing fall off shortly after take off, the aircraft then crashed near the Flea Market and the FAA Examiner and student pilot both died. It is extremely rare to have a wing fall...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 31186

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Firstly he's not "your" great negotiator; how very dare you! The numbers are so simple, even a President with fat little fingers can do the math. Although under the circumstances, a brand new designation such as T-8UMP might be ordered. You can keep the political jabs to yourself and stic...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 31186

Re: The US Air Force buys two 747-8s

reltney wrote:
Uncalled for response. Are you trying to derail the thread?

The press made a mistake as usual and VC-25C is more likely the new designation.

Gee, that was simple.


VC-25B, not C. Apparently not so simple :)

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by HaveBlue
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swing Wings: How Did They Die Off?
Replies: 25
Views: 2253

Re: Swing Wings: How Did They Die Off?

Up until and including the F-15, the USAF seemed obsessed with speed. The boundary kept getting pushed further and further. Speed was the Holy Grail. One of the best ways to achieve this while still retaining good low speed handling was with the swing wing. The USN also wanted top speed but had the ...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 292716

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

My apologies if this has been covered already but what do you all think are the chances of the launch actually happening tomorrow? I read somewhere (here maybe?) that there is no intention to really launch tomorrow in order to garner more anticipation and buzz, however I find that hard to believe. T...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA keeps 747SP fit for life beyond 2030
Replies: 36
Views: 4742

Re: NASA keeps 747SP fit for life beyond 2030

So what airline in the US would maintain it? Since the end of 2017, there are no more airlines from the US that fly 747's. One of my very best friends still flies 747-400's out of the US for a worldwide cargo operation, as do many others. Just because the US isn't flying passengers in them doesn't ...

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by HaveBlue
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-22s in Syria
Replies: 57
Views: 5924

Re: F-22s in Syria

Do you happen to know what the government mandated profit is that LM gets from the F-35? It is 7%. It is a fixed profit margin and is significantly less than LM gets from pretty much the rest of its Government or foreign military business. Did you also know that LM doesn’t even own the factory wher...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 292716

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

This is the view from my spot with my 300mm lense.

Image

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by HaveBlue
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 292716

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Went down yesterday to a new spot I have for watching launches, but of course the launch was scrubbed. Going to try again tonight. That's the VAB in the background, we're much closer to it than it seems in the picture. https://preview.ibb.co/fvsifF/IMG_0871.jpg how do i get a url for a picture

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by HaveBlue
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 97993

Re: Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Biggest Plane Ever

http://time.com/4800318/stratolaunch/ but it certainly doesn't have the volume of the Hercules or AN-225. The 'Hercules' or C-130 is not even large by any measure compared to most big aircraft overall. An aircraft not even 100' long, with just over a 40,000lb payload and a max take off weight LESS ...

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by HaveBlue
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Aviation Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Best Aviation Reading

I've seen book recommendations before, scattered amongst the threads, surely somebody has a book or two they can recommend? :)

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Aviation Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Best Aviation Reading

Over the years I've seen some great recommendations on certain specific aviation books, here's what I'm looking for advice on. Best SR-71 book (I know Sled Driver is tops but what else?), best F-14 book, best XB-70 book and some opinions on great Vietnam era or after fighter aircraft books, all of t...

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