Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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RDMcG

16,090 posts

168 months

Thursday 27th August 2020
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shedweller said:
747 super tanker doing its firefighting thing in California this week...... I imagine it's an interesting piloting job compared to the usual stuff.

The camera and image stabilization on camera doing the filming is something to behold too. ..

https://youtu.be/qXYYi2R94Es
quite hypnotic

FourWheelDrift

81,470 posts

245 months

Thursday 27th August 2020
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The Canadian SuperScoopers showing precision filling and dropping on a fire in Quebec in 2019 - https://twitter.com/heli_CvP/status/11745534330821...

(Can't find a youtube version)

Bonefish Blues

17,051 posts

184 months

Thursday 27th August 2020
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The 747 has to return to base to be refilled. How long would that take, any idea?

Baron Greenback

4,969 posts

111 months

Thursday 27th August 2020
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Bonefish Blues said:
The 747 has to return to base to be refilled. How long would that take, any idea?
Was contimolating water scooping on lake and wondering how long a lake would need to be. (OK engine placement would be an Issue)

Brother D

2,814 posts

137 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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Tasty road sign


MartG

17,045 posts

165 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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Brother D said:
Tasty road sign


Narcisus

5,907 posts

241 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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Brother D said:
Tasty road sign

Great planning !! biggrin

FourWheelDrift

81,470 posts

245 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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At least the sign was the same colour as the other markings on it, so it blended in quite well.

Condi

11,023 posts

132 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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Very lucky it didn't end up ingesting the road sign. Would have made it harder to get back out again on 1 engine and carrying a load of scrap metal. biggrin

Polite M135 driver

1,732 posts

45 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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Anyone understand why they were landing on the road?

FourWheelDrift

81,470 posts

245 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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Polite M135 driver said:
Anyone understand why they were landing on the road?
Nope


Condi

11,023 posts

132 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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Polite M135 driver said:
Anyone understand why they were landing on the road?
Not uncommon for roads to be used as reserve or emergency runways. If your aircraft can land and take off from anywhere then it's much harder for the enemy to disable your airfields and knock out all your air power.

Steve_D

13,181 posts

219 months

Saturday 29th August 2020
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Condi said:
Polite M135 driver said:
Anyone understand why they were landing on the road?
Not uncommon for roads to be used as reserve or emergency runways. If your aircraft can land and take off from anywhere then it's much harder for the enemy to disable your airfields and knock out all your air power.
I seem to remember many years ago Sweden or Norway were doing it and had fold-down street lighting and road signs. Those roads also had fixed dispersal areas and taxi ways.

Steve

NM62

763 posts

111 months

Sunday 30th August 2020
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Steve_D said:
Condi said:
Polite M135 driver said:
Anyone understand why they were landing on the road?
Not uncommon for roads to be used as reserve or emergency runways. If your aircraft can land and take off from anywhere then it's much harder for the enemy to disable your airfields and knock out all your air power.
I seem to remember many years ago Sweden or Norway were doing it and had fold-down street lighting and road signs. Those roads also had fixed dispersal areas and taxi ways.

Steve
Same in Switzerland - was there in early 80s - parked at traffic lights and two Mirages’s taxied past - onto runway and took off. They also had hangers carved into the mountains and used cranes to bring planes from back to front. Some friends from the Air Training Corps did a camp over there and got a guided tour. All very Tracy Island.

DavieBNL

136 posts

24 months

Sunday 30th August 2020
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Several in Israel as well. Can often spot them by the central reservation that has a neat metal - simply removable - central barrier and a smooth surface flush with the main lanes. Plus it's dead straight for about two miles, pilots not keen to go round bends when taking off and landing....

Herkybird

82 posts

74 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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Same in Cyprus as well.
There's a stretch of the Motorway between Limassol and Paphos (not far from Paphos airport) that has turning / refuelling points on it and the Armco is removable. There's also one between Limassol and Nicosia

ducktail_2.7

49 posts

48 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGL5shiPGCQ

Russian SU-27 getting a bit too close for comfort (to say the least) whilst intercepting a B-52.

FourWheelDrift

81,470 posts

245 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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ducktail_2.7 said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGL5shiPGCQ

Russian SU-27 getting a bit too close for comfort (to say the least) whilst intercepting a B-52.
No sound, US Government don't want you to hear the "oooo cool" "Fantastic", "Do it again, do it again" of the enthusiastic bomber crew.

stevesingo

4,282 posts

183 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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ducktail_2.7 said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGL5shiPGCQ

Russian SU-27 getting a bit too close for comfort (to say the least) whilst intercepting a B-52.
Not really any closer that the friendly aircraft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFbwHVnb7Yo

MartG

17,045 posts

165 months

Friday 4th September 2020
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