Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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Brother D

2,726 posts

135 months

Friday 4th September
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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
Or if you have a Jaguar you don't need roads. The only off-road fighter jet : )

https://youtu.be/qqNVIr92zDY?t=54

JuniorD

7,880 posts

182 months

Friday 4th September
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A whole selection of interesting short videos on various RAF, Navy and Army aircraft narrated by pilots and crew who flew and worked on them.

https://www.morayvia.org.uk/virtual-morayvia-exper... s

Escapegoat

5,010 posts

94 months

Monday 7th September
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Just the Italians showing off for a handful of millionaires yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ_7PPAvHjU

Such close formations still look like an accident waiting to happen to me!

I remember seeing them at the Dubai airshow in the '90s, which can't have been very long after the Ramstein crash. Don't remember if they did the same manouevre.

Brother D

2,726 posts

135 months

Friday 11th September
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Eric Mc

112,921 posts

224 months

Friday 11th September
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Looks like he/she did a good job.

Brother D

2,726 posts

135 months

Tuesday 15th September
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Steam catapult launch can be a bit taxing

https://www.reddit.com/r/navy/comments/isluni/back...

MartG

16,732 posts

163 months

Saturday 19th September
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Releasing stuck nosegear on an MH-53E while it's hovering

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

LotusOmega375D

5,097 posts

112 months

Saturday 19th September
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Blimey no Health & Safety there!

Baron Greenback

4,855 posts

109 months

Saturday 19th September
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What a crazy concept of raming plane and slicing through.

Edited by Baron Greenback on Saturday 19th September 21:43

Eric Mc

112,921 posts

224 months

Saturday 19th September
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What's a "roaming plane"?

Baron Greenback

4,855 posts

109 months

Saturday 19th September
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Eric Mc said:
What's a "roaming plane"?
Raming, typing on crappy tablet.

Eric Mc

112,921 posts

224 months

Saturday 19th September
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Ramming?

Voldemort

4,410 posts

237 months

Sunday 20th September
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Time lapse gif of a Goodyear Blimp being built

https://i.imgur.com/5L4oo4w.mp4

DavieBNL

126 posts

22 months

Friday 2nd October
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LotusOmega375D said:
Blimey no Health & Safety there!
Why would it be considered an unsafe procedure with an otherwise serviceable helicopter flown by a competent pilot?

LotusOmega375D

5,097 posts

112 months

Friday 2nd October
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Hmm, best part of 20 tonnes of helicopter hovering directly above the heads of a crouching group of engineers yanking at the undercarriage . One false move, technical issue or even a strong gust of wind and they could have been flattened. I think the stool used for that US Marines Harrier with a similar issue was a much safer idea and didn’t endanger any ground crew.

DavieBNL

126 posts

22 months

Friday 2nd October
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Hmm maybe or the old pile of mattresses trick! But I think we may have to agree to disagree on this one.

The USN is not *that* gash! I think this will have been a considered course of action with a supporting Safety Case assessing all factors such as nature of the failure, weather conditions, crew competency, alternative courses of action, etc, etc which has been endorsed by an appropriate acountable individual. In the right hands, in the right conditions, a helicopter is a surprisingly stable platform.

I do not believe that someone simply thought was a good idea at the time and it is quite noticeable how everyone there looks pretty relaxed about the whole thing.

eccles

11,970 posts

181 months

Friday 2nd October
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LotusOmega375D said:
Hmm, best part of 20 tonnes of helicopter hovering directly above the heads of a crouching group of engineers yanking at the undercarriage . One false move, technical issue or even a strong gust of wind and they could have been flattened. I think the stool used for that US Marines Harrier with a similar issue was a much safer idea and didn’t endanger any ground crew.
It was also standard procedure on UK Seakings if they had a stuck leg .

Oilchange

6,472 posts

219 months

Friday 2nd October
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eccles said:
LotusOmega375D said:
Hmm, best part of 20 tonnes of helicopter hovering directly above the heads of a crouching group of engineers yanking at the undercarriage . One false move, technical issue or even a strong gust of wind and they could have been flattened. I think the stool used for that US Marines Harrier with a similar issue was a much safer idea and didn’t endanger any ground crew.
It was also standard procedure on UK Seakings if they had a stuck leg .
Helicopter support guys (JHSS) on the ground do that sort of thing every day, just hooking up shipping containers is pretty dicey with a chinook just above the head.


texaxile

2,414 posts

109 months

Saturday 3rd October
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Some really good Phantom stuff. (not sure if I posted before)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-m21zM88iU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBohk5YhcBk

I have a question, this you tuber has loads of Phantom videos, are the Japanese Air force still using them ?. I thought the airframes are too old now.


Eric Mc

112,921 posts

224 months

Saturday 3rd October
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Yes.