Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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JuniorD

8,101 posts

186 months

Friday 4th September 2020
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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

5,135 posts

98 months

Monday 7th September 2020
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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

2,898 posts

139 months

Friday 11th September 2020
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Eric Mc

114,388 posts

228 months

Friday 11th September 2020
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Looks like he/she did a good job.

Brother D

2,898 posts

139 months

Tuesday 15th September 2020
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Steam catapult launch can be a bit taxing

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

MartG

17,348 posts

167 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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Releasing stuck nosegear on an MH-53E while it's hovering

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

LotusOmega375D

5,268 posts

116 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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Blimey no Health & Safety there!

Baron Greenback

5,108 posts

113 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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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

114,388 posts

228 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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What's a "roaming plane"?

Baron Greenback

5,108 posts

113 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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Eric Mc said:
What's a "roaming plane"?
Raming, typing on crappy tablet.

Eric Mc

114,388 posts

228 months

Saturday 19th September 2020
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Ramming?

Voldemort

4,485 posts

241 months

Sunday 20th September 2020
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Time lapse gif of a Goodyear Blimp being built

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

DavieBNL

148 posts

26 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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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

5,268 posts

116 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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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

148 posts

26 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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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

12,137 posts

185 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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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

6,710 posts

223 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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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

2,497 posts

113 months

Saturday 3rd October 2020
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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

114,388 posts

228 months

Saturday 3rd October 2020
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Yes.

MartG

17,348 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th October 2020
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