"Cosmic Girl helps Virgin get to orbit" Can't help but smile. Congrats to the whole team. Looks awesome
Nobody's talking about the BAC TSR2 or basically anything British. Makes the Pentagon look like amateurs with more money. The AW-101 marine one helicopter that cost many $$$ is up there. The trophy HAS to go to the KH-11 surveillance sat replacement. These things cost as much or more than Nimitz cla...Jump to post
PVD523 wrote:Was indeed PVD. Routing PVD-ORD-HNL-AKL.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB ... /KPVD/KORD
An AN-124 was seen in rhode island earlier today being loaded with American Magic's boat two for the America's Cup. While the destination is obviously Auckland, New Zealand. I know nothing about airports in the NE of America. Which airport is it, and more importantly how would one go about tracking ...Jump to post
Pretending to be a west german F104 isn't a good idea. Hope it doesn't actually break the ground.
Cool plane though.
I doubt we'll see a clean sheet design, but who knows. Would be nice.
As a sidenote, do we know how the late MRA4 would have fared/compared to MPA's currently in service?
I came across this today from Discovery Channel. A group of searchers have been analyzing data from an underwater microphone system and even thought is some missing data, there is noise detected about the time it would have gone down. https://youtu.be/Qzvr2w2IVug Hydrophones at diego garcia are lik...Jump to post
Which begs the question , even though the 146's have evolved from the above livery, will they and/or any other RAF aircraft performing government and VIP roles also receive this look as 'uniform' ? And do the ex TNT cargo, NATO grey 146's ever get configured for VIP work ? Heaven forbid :!: Imagine...Jump to post
Shame the a346's are leaving even though it's perfectly understandable. My favourite plane for sure. Its proportions are just perfect.Jump to post
For all those complaining about the price. ZZ336 was going in for a C or D check which is going to be pretty expensive and lengthy anyway and our Favourite blonde etonian used it as an opportunity. The labour costs ALONE when repainting a 747 in ba colours is about 170K, the paint ‘only’ 30K. This i...Jump to post
LCDFlight wrote:I would be pleasantly surprised if basically any 744s or most A380s fly again in passenger service.
Boeing really can't catch a break with the MAX can it....
Play stupid games; win stupid prizes.
I'm willing to bet money that this will be on time for 2024. As a sidenote, I think it will be the first SST to be economically successful being squarely aimed at the business jet market where the explicit goal is to make travel faster (and to avoid those awful peasants who can only afford first cla...Jump to post
As dumb as it sounds, I agree with this. China has a VERY big precedent of doing this sort of thing. Look at France, n1 in nuclear energy. Sold some top of the line EPR reactors to them in the early 2000's with - of course - a bit of technological transfer, no other way to get the contract. China la...Jump to post
So what's going to happen with Air France codeshare flights? Will those operated by flybe aircraft now be operated by the AF fleet or what? They will be rebooked on AF/KL/VS/DL flights to their final destination, possibly from a different UK airport, like MAN, LBA or HUY instead of DSA, for example...Jump to post
So what's going to happen with Air France codeshare flights? Will those operated by flybe aircraft now be operated by the AF fleet or what?Jump to post
Dying from the lack of oxygen is actually pretty painless as far as deaths go, with the added benefit of not having to stare at the ground rapidly approaching knowing you are about to die. If you want to kill a plane load of innocent passengers it is probably the most humane way. I hope you're righ...Jump to post
Personally, I think the black boxes of MH370 will be found in our lifetime. The fact that they found AF447 and the stardust plane crash (by accident) is enough evidence for me. If we can go to the moon, land on Titan and find the Higgs I'm pretty sure someone or something will eventually find the b...Jump to post
Well, sort of, but not really. The B-1A was designed for high altitude flying/missions, not nap of the earth low level penetrations as the B-1B wound up being adapted for (under Reagan). The evolution to low altitude missions only is interesting (discussion at second link). The Tomahawks ultimately...Jump to post
Personally, I think the black boxes of MH370 will be found in our lifetime. The fact that they found AF447 and the stardust plane crash (by accident) is enough evidence for me. If we can go to the moon, land on Titan and find the Higgs I'm pretty sure someone or something will eventually find the bl...Jump to post
Probably a new airplane manufacturer that's not in on it already. That's pretty much the only way I see planes departing from tubes and wing to blended wing bodies. 'Neo' versions of the a350 and 787 will probably be the last true tube and wing airliners along with nsa.Jump to post
This is just an executive/DoD plan, not what Congress is going to actually pass/do. The replacement of global hawks by E-11’s is interesting, I wouldn’t have guessed that. The B-1 fleet just needs to...retire. Is the B1 that bad? The B-1's have been abused pretty heavily in the past decade, because...Jump to post
texl1649 wrote:This is just an executive/DoD plan, not what Congress is going to actually pass/do. The replacement of global hawks by E-11’s is interesting, I wouldn’t have guessed that. The B-1 fleet just needs to...retire.
Since we're talking about the SR-71 right now. Remember that any record set before 1968 by the Blackbird is more likely to held by the less known A-12 Cygnus/Oxcart. The Blackbird and/or YF-12 were simply used as a cover story due to their cosmetic similarities. Although don't get me wrong there are...Jump to post
Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself? Mr. Bitter...your table for one is now ready. Boeing has a handful of problems - big problems - but are you going to crap all over the 777x for the livery? The Boeing livery needs an update. I totally a...Jump to post
E4B takes what? 100 people, they'll probably go for commonality with 747-8, probably the freighter or a ULR 777 or A350. A350 is unlikely because it's not American. So maybe the choice is 747-8 freighter, 777-8 or maybe a 787 on steroids. I don't see the 767 happening. Sure most of the computing po...Jump to post
1000nm range? supersonic? That doesn't bode well for the UK. https://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/tsr2/images/dsj_tsr2_02.jpg Although, IF TSR2 was delivered on time, on budget and on target for its weight and no more engine explosions then it would have been a BEAST of a plane. Not that that was g...Jump to post
E4B takes what? 100 people, they'll probably go for commonality with 747-8, probably the freighter or a ULR 777 or A350. A350 is unlikely because it's not American. So maybe the choice is 747-8 freighter, 777-8 or maybe a 787 on steroids. I don't see the 767 happening. Sure most of the computing pow...Jump to post
Probably one of the most mysterious planes and probably one of my favourite jets along with the A12.... Is there anything within aviation circles or of people 'in the know' a-la Formula one on the RQ-180? As an analogy, there were quite a few people/magazines in the aviation community that were in t...Jump to post
Gotta keep the links with the colonies strong...Jump to post
Title says it all. https://youtu.be/H2tuKiiznsY Pretty stupid explanation from Vox, with even worse graphs. Although knowing them this should be expected. But yes, Boeing should face legal action for cocking up MCAS. That’s a given. But Airbus would’ve done the same in Boeing’s case to fix the stabi...Jump to post
This is stupid. The world has gone crazy. Wish more people watched this video: https://youtu.be/0kGBQSXX_GUJump to post
Close enough. The passengers all got a good story to say at the pub in the future.Jump to post
Personally I have more faith in the French than the other parties who have already tried, having more experience with AF447 for example. Secondly, along with having 4 frenchmen on board, the flaperon was found on a French island. They are also much more rigorous in accident investigations than other...Jump to post
Well... this happened to a friend of mine... don't exactly know what happened but they diverted the plane to Kuala Lumpur to deplane her body.... instead of going all the way to Perth. I once read that singapore airlines have a special locker for this sort of situation and that BA once covered the b...Jump to post
catiii wrote:voxkel wrote:In fact, there is no better high and hot aircraft than the 757.
Of course this ignores the fact the North Koreans would see them coming and the plethora of AAA present would make short work of low slow firing A-10s. Low and slow, it's a tried and tested technique, mainly by the RAF, i recall that it worked quite well for them and their antiquated banana bombers...Jump to post
Here's my useless opinion on the T50/SU57. Is it as good as or better than the F22 or F35, who knows. Is it no more than a box of bolts made to look good? Again who knows. Why? Maskirovka. Anyone talking and claiming facts about this aircraft or any other russian aircraft/russian military 'thing' wi...Jump to post