Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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giveitfish

3,278 posts

159 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Is it true more crew were killed practicing single engine landings than there were genuine engine failures?

MartG

14,596 posts

149 months

Tuesday 14th May
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giveitfish said:
Is it true more crew were killed practicing single engine landings than there were genuine engine failures?
I read that too - in 'Canberra Boys' by Andrew Brookes

Speed 3

2,557 posts

64 months

Brother D

2,350 posts

121 months

FourWheelDrift

77,854 posts

229 months

Sunday 19th May
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DH Mosquito HJ711 at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, ground running May 6th 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVeG2Go6L8k

slartibartfast

3,715 posts

146 months

Monday 20th May
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FourWheelDrift said:
DH Mosquito HJ711 at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, ground running May 6th 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVeG2Go6L8k
Beautiful!

AER

1,032 posts

215 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Dr Jekyll said:
Eric Mc said:
The Canberra/B-57 was notoriously difficult to handle if one engine failed.
The interesting thing is that the pilot in the clip seemed to handle it OK up until the landing but then tried to go around.
The concept is known as Vmca - minimum control speed with asymmetric thrust or when single-engine take-off power can apply more pitch/yaw/roll moment than the control surfaces can generate at that speed.

FourWheelDrift

77,854 posts

229 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Kermie Cam around his Connie (Starliner) and some interesting information on the Breitling and Lufthansa aircraft - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezDhBHIiyLM

FourWheelDrift

77,854 posts

229 months

Wednesday 29th May
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Another Kermit Weeks visit, this is part 2 of his recent walk around the late Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Museum in Everett Washington. On here because it shows the Stuka project and the original Me262 which are both scheduled to be flying soon. The 262 using original engines but with the low quality material parts replaced with high quality modern materials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viT0Lb6asis

Narcisus

4,586 posts

225 months

Sunday 9th June
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I challenge you to watch this without cracking a smile. Fantastic footage and not a bad film !

https://youtu.be/9FJVxtTNjJk

LotusOmega375D

4,331 posts

98 months

Friday 21st June
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Daks after Duxford...

After the D Day celebrations, many of them moved on to Berlin to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the airlift. Here's some nice Youtube footage of them landing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeHYmZQt2eE

Apparently there should have been a mass landing at (now disused) Tempelhof and a flypast over the city centre and Reichstag, but the kill-joys in the local Government forbade it. One of the US pilots was furious about this and went on record to say that he won't be coming back to Berlin for the 75th anniversary.


yellowjack

11,911 posts

111 months

Friday 21st June
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There's a whole lot of crosswind going on in that clip...

yikes

mcdjl

3,951 posts

140 months

Friday 21st June
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LotusOmega375D said:
Daks after Duxford...

After the D Day celebrations, many of them moved on to Berlin to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the airlift. Here's some nice Youtube footage of them landing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeHYmZQt2eE

Apparently there should have been a mass landing at (now disused) Tempelhof and a flypast over the city centre and Reichstag, but the kill-joys in the local Government forbade it. One of the US pilots was furious about this and went on record to say that he won't be coming back to Berlin for the 75th anniversary.
In fairness as you say its disused, which means no fire cover, no fuel, no security. The whole site is now a park so trying to clear it of rubbish etc would be pain. I sympathise with the kill joy on this one! And yes, i know the Formula E race was held there, but that was on the terminal apron which is permanently secured anyway.

LotusOmega375D

4,331 posts

98 months

Friday 21st June
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The local Senate succeeded where the Red Army failed. They must be very proud!

Escapegoat

4,285 posts

80 months

Saturday 29th June
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Apologies for posting something that's not actual footage, but I just spotted this movie was coming up at my local arts cinema: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Arts_Pictureh...

"The Cold Blue is a tribute to the men who fought and risked their lives to help achieve victory 75 years ago. Extraordinary never-before-seen colour footage shot by one of the greatest directors, William Wyler, takes us 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and the biting cold. All the odds were stacked against returning home alive; men died to bring this harrowing footage into cinemas today.

Wyler went to Europe in 1943 to document the air war in progress and flew actual combat missions with B-17s. Incredibly, all of the raw colour footage he shot for The Memphis Belle was recently discovered in the vaults of the National Archives, and a new film has been constructed out of the material.

The Cold Blue will play alongside an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. It includes an evocative look at the Second World War from a range of unique perspectives; how the UK viewed the support of the Allied troops; poignant and difficult moments brought to life via incredible colour footage; and interviews with veterans of the Eighth Air Force, director Erik Nelson and Wyler’s daughter Catherine."

Movie trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmwm4VPW7RY

(Maybe you've already seen it on HBO? We don't have such new-fangled TVness here!)

FourWheelDrift

77,854 posts

229 months

Monday 1st July
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Perfect gear up landing, Lockheed Electra firefighting water tanker, Alberta Canada June 22nd 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA6MGvL_Sko

Escapegoat

4,285 posts

80 months

Monday 1st July
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Surely faked, I thought. But then I saw this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4D0yx4DvBk (warning - the "music" is probably the choice of these young gum-chewing guys)

marksx

3,597 posts

135 months

Monday 1st July
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Escapegoat said:
Apologies for posting something that's not actual footage, but I just spotted this movie was coming up at my local arts cinema: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Arts_Pictureh...

"The Cold Blue is a tribute to the men who fought and risked their lives to help achieve victory 75 years ago. Extraordinary never-before-seen colour footage shot by one of the greatest directors, William Wyler, takes us 30,000 feet over Nazi Germany, battling killer flak, enemy fighters and the biting cold. All the odds were stacked against returning home alive; men died to bring this harrowing footage into cinemas today.

Wyler went to Europe in 1943 to document the air war in progress and flew actual combat missions with B-17s. Incredibly, all of the raw colour footage he shot for The Memphis Belle was recently discovered in the vaults of the National Archives, and a new film has been constructed out of the material.

The Cold Blue will play alongside an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. It includes an evocative look at the Second World War from a range of unique perspectives; how the UK viewed the support of the Allied troops; poignant and difficult moments brought to life via incredible colour footage; and interviews with veterans of the Eighth Air Force, director Erik Nelson and Wyler’s daughter Catherine."

Movie trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmwm4VPW7RY

(Maybe you've already seen it on HBO? We don't have such new-fangled TVness here!)
I'm not sure if this is available in the UK? Anyone know of a way to watch it?

Escapegoat

4,285 posts

80 months

Tuesday 2nd July
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marksx said:
I'm not sure if this is available in the UK? Anyone know of a way to watch it?
I'm not entirely sure how this modern net-TV subscription stuff works in practice, but perhaps you can register for the free trial and then cancel?

See here for this particular movie: https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Blue-Not-Specified/dp/...

LHB

7,650 posts

88 months

Tuesday 16th July
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Didn’t want to make a separate thread for this and I couldn’t find anywhere else to post this but I find it amazing that when the red arrows display for the Silverstone GP they seem to use my mums house as a reference point and even left the smoke on until they passed the house in the first clip biggrin

https://vimeo.com/348270202