The coast guard hodgepodge fleet of CN235’s and second hand C-27J’s is bound to need to be replaced at some point in the next 10 years. They are worked pretty hard too and with border security only growing as a high profile issue I could see a domestic assembly point being offered for the KC-390 as...Jump to post
Thermal protection system not designed for lunar return reentries. It would burn up. Fuel required to brake into low earth orbit would be prohibitive from a weight standpoint. That makes a lot more sense, re-entry velocity from a moon return would be much higher than earth orbit Which raises your s...Jump to post
terrificturk wrote:Tah Paa, Tah Beh!
I loved the sound, it is so distinctive that even with an unexpected fly over I think I could still identify it by sound alone. If there are there any flying models left! Alas, per avgeekery, none flying. Wow, I wish I could have seen one flying. :crying: There are only four complete examples left ...Jump to post
Try the response from JoeB posted in this outside forum: https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/b-36-why-a-pusher.32590/ Quote: "...The B-36 specification heavily emphasized long range and thus cruise performance. As a rule a pusher configuration will be more efficient in cruise, subject to cons...Jump to post
zululima wrote:mxaxai wrote:Nuclear weapons remain a weapon of only theoretical use.
Japan on line one for you.
For the communication suite I recommend watching the 1997 documentary Air Force One narrated by Harrison Ford. There is no way I trust this documentary after seeing Air Force Major Caldwell, an officer with command pilot wings and 3000+ hrs flying, state he was unable to fly AF1. Any rated Air Forc...Jump to post
The more I think about it, the more I think it actually is space related and not Star Wars related. Just look at the replies United has responded with... Something concerning the moon... Which would also tie in with the Apollo 11 Reference in the video. First Airline to offer non-stop flights to th...Jump to post
Does this new Franco-German FCAS also play into Germany's plans for their own aircraft carrier?Jump to post
A model of a technology demonstrator was unveiled at the Paris Airshow by Dassault in partnership with Airbus. The new Future Combat Air System is the expected replacement for France's fleet of Typhoon and Rafale fighters, including a carrier-based variant, and will also be a replacement for Germany...Jump to post
Siemens all electric prototype plane catches fire in the air.... all perish https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/siemens-electric-plane-prototype-fire-crash-death/ How is this relevant to this thread other than being an electric flying machine that crashed? Because the Alice will use 3 Siemens-produced 2...Jump to post
Just seen this on the BBC's website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-48675039 I love this line: People in the area said the landing "caused a big stir". Classic British understatement! "It is understood two of the aircraft's eight engines shut down." Oh no! The dre...Jump to post
There are four aircraft that might serve the smallest of markets, both passenger and freight. Cessna Caravan Seats: 8 Engine: 1 x 675HP turbine Cruise Speed: 186 kts Cost: $2.5M DHC-6 Twin Otter Seats: 19 Engine: 2 x 750 HP turbine Cruise Speed: 182 kts Cost: $7M Cessna Skycatcher Seats: 19 Engines...Jump to post
SAS A340 wrote:I had guessed on KC-390 here.... Seems like it went out because it's not proven..?
The JASDF is now stating the probable cause of the accident is related to pilot spatial disorientation. https://www.airforcetimes.com/global/asia-pacific/2019/06/10/japan-blames-spatial-disorientation-for-f-35-crash/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Socialflow+AIR&utm_source=facebook.com&f...Jump to post
Hello all, So the MD-88s supposedly have until sometime next year until retirement. They have been steadily parked over the last year and I’m curious of a few things... 1. What are the longest remaining routes the MD-88 currently flies for DL? 2. How many should be left in the fleet by the end of t...Jump to post
Regarding the theorized flight control degradation to direct law, could this mode of control result in the crew having reduced control input on approach and be a cause of the poor landing? Or put another way, would the crew be hampered by the direct law control inputs and thus have a bad landing? T...Jump to post
Regarding the theorized flight control degradation to direct law, could this mode of control result in the crew having reduced control input on approach and be a cause of the poor landing? Or put another way, would the crew be hampered by the direct law control inputs and thus have a bad landing? Th...Jump to post
What aircraft in the military line was competitive to be profitable for the long term? McDD already sold its compliment of F/A-18, AH-64s and C-17s to the US and any upgrades or additional orders were not going to sustain them for the long-term. Additionally, international exports were not going to ...Jump to post
Wasn't the KC-46 during the RFP noted as KC-X, I recall that the A330 designation was not the -46, it was set in round 2 of the circus before we came to round 3 which Boeing won. In this RFP the T-X was by DOD, possibly as the correct designation could change if the procurement selected one vs the ...Jump to post
Why did the ATF get a Y designation instead of the X attached to the JSF? Weren't both programs experimental? X – Experimental. Aircraft not yet finalized or accepted for service. Y – Prototype. This is a final aircraft creation which is intended for mass production. Boy, this confuses me even more...Jump to post
Who knows, but I’d be a lot it was an off-the-cuff call by some senior officer no one wanted to correct with logic. It’s not as reasoned as you might expect. Gf Agree. Given the X-32 and X-35 were both out of sequence as well it is a bit mystifying. Well, they weren’t out of sequence for the x-seri...Jump to post
Why did the USAF Trainer (T-X) acquisition program only get a X moniker while the ATF (YF-22/23) and JSF (X-32/35) both received aircraft specific designations? I understand the Boeing/Saab entry was a clean-sheet design, and the other participants submitted variations of existing aircraft. But why ...Jump to post
Any further news or insight into what the USAF plans to designate the Boeing T-X trainer?Jump to post
How about comparing the Brittish and Germans and during the desert campaign , or the American and Japanese with the early island campaign? While the victory was through shear quantity of forces, you can argue that the abundance of supplies enable that quantity and keep the forces morale higher as w...Jump to post
I think a redirection back to the topic is in line from a moderator. Regardless of history, Germany is proposing a joint European aircraft carrier.
What would the mix of aircraft look like in 2030? Would other nations (Belgium, Spain, Italy, etc) also contribute a squadron to the ship?
IMO LAX really needs a complete rebuild with less/larger terminals. But I understand that there just isn't the money for it. This, but they killed it when they put the TBIT expansion where it is. They should have built fully to the west with tunnels to get there with a central core around the old t...Jump to post
Reading through the posts, I don't see where anyone has provided a summary as to what is going on at the crash scene. So here it goes... As of yesterday afternoon 2/26, searchers had found the remains of the third body with the help of cadaver dogs. These remains were not with the other 2 bodies pr...Jump to post
bikerthai wrote:How about Sparrowhawk?
It is the common name for small raptors species found in NA and Europe.
Wasp would be the perfect name. A Hornet is the largest member of the wasp family. This trainer looks like a smaller single engined Hornet. We have Wasp, Hornet, Super Hornet. I dig it, but again, it goes with the Navy's nomenclature. I think the USAF will either follow course and go traditional (i...Jump to post
Can we address a more important factor in the decision please: what will Boeing's new T-X trainer be designated by the USAF? T-54?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... es#Trainer
A few more additional pieces of intel, including Mav's new motorcycle and a few new shots of Mav's F-18.
https://theaviationist.com/2018/09/20/i ... e-we-cant/
Looks like Maverick himself and his doppelganger pilot stopped by NAS Fallon with Mav's own F-18.
http://www.tmz.com/2018/09/17/tom-cruis ... -maverick/
PhotoShop, or perhaps a good "leak" of information as an appetizer while we wait an extra year? Anyone want to bite on if this is really the jet Maverick will fly?
https://theaviationist.com/2018/09/13/i ... un-sequel/
Slug71 wrote:What are the chances the winner chooses to partner with Northrop Grumman for the production avionics?
Considering they supply the F-35, B-21, F-22, F-16, and B-2 with avionics?
From the video, and from the post-crash photos, is there anything to the idea the rudder breaking loose being a factor?
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/ ... 85864.html