Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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slartibartfast

3,916 posts

169 months

Tuesday 1st June
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C-130 Pilot Backseat Ride During F-16 Demo - 9G's over 10 times
https://youtu.be/lCLWJmL3vMY

I felt exhausted after watching this all the way through!!!!!

Condi

12,330 posts

139 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Every time I watch those videos I wish I had not worried about wearing glasses and applied to be a pilot. Unfortunately a combination of thinking pilots had to have 20/20 vision and a doctrine that university was the only step from school meant I never tried. What an awesome job - the freedom and speed and manouvability must be fantastic for anyone who likes an adrenaline rush.

TorqueVR

1,690 posts

167 months

Friday 11th June
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slartibartfast

3,916 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th June
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British engineer who ACCIDENTALLY TOOK OFF in a fighter jet: Taffy Holden's Lightning Flight
https://youtu.be/MzlnMRwnzdw

That lightning is on display at Duxford

Baron Greenback

5,426 posts

118 months

Tuesday 15th June
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slartibartfast said:
British engineer who ACCIDENTALLY TOOK OFF in a fighter jet: Taffy Holden's Lightning Flight
https://youtu.be/MzlnMRwnzdw

That lightning is on display at Duxford
Great vid!

LP12

176 posts

4 months

Friday 18th June
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slartibartfast said:
British engineer who ACCIDENTALLY TOOK OFF in a fighter jet: Taffy Holden's Lightning Flight
Throttle/engine acceleration 'slam test'. It was done on the short R/W (36) at Lyneham hence the problem when he hit reheat. He was lucky not to pancake it into Bradenstoke!

CrutyRammers

11,292 posts

166 months

Friday 18th June
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LP12 said:
slartibartfast said:
British engineer who ACCIDENTALLY TOOK OFF in a fighter jet: Taffy Holden's Lightning Flight
Throttle/engine acceleration 'slam test'. It was done on the short R/W (36) at Lyneham hence the problem when he hit reheat. He was lucky not to pancake it into Bradenstoke!
Was lucky enough to be in the back seat of a Hawk for a slam test doing my work experience at Boscombe down years ago. XX343 I think, with the spin panel in it. I'm sure the ground crew were mostly doing it to show off, but I was quite happy with that.

CobolMan

1,335 posts

175 months

Saturday 19th June
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slartibartfast said:
British engineer who ACCIDENTALLY TOOK OFF in a fighter jet: Taffy Holden's Lightning Flight
https://youtu.be/MzlnMRwnzdw

That lightning is on display at Duxford
I work with his grandaughter and it came up in conversation at a project celebration one night. Most of our colleagues thought she was making it up until I confirmed it was true.

Baron Greenback

5,426 posts

118 months

Saturday 26th June
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RizzoTheRat

21,058 posts

160 months

Saturday 26th June
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Pretty sure we've had the Sea Stallion showing how not to do that before, but it seems like a good time for a repost



Edited by RizzoTheRat on Saturday 26th June 12:30

Baron Greenback

5,426 posts

118 months

Saturday 26th June
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RizzoTheRat said:
Pretty sure we've had the Sea Stallion showing how not to do that before, but it seems like a good time for a repost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZA8fCSKE8c
dam bet they use that in training on how not to do it!

MartG

18,137 posts

172 months

Sunday 27th June
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Douglas DC-6 dirt strip landing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8tqCrMWCQE

MartG

18,137 posts

172 months

Monday 28th June
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Australian F-18 crosswind takeoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYUm5Nl6318

ben5575

4,315 posts

189 months

Monday 28th June
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Linked from the F18 video, but I enjoyed Missionary Bush Pilot's flight here:


MartG

18,137 posts

172 months

Tuesday 29th June
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An-225 landing at Brize Norton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCRQO2Zyxqk

Baron Greenback

5,426 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd July
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Always check the weather before going out in the light aircraft.

Baron Greenback

5,426 posts

118 months

Sunday 25th July
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unplanned landing in Bucharest

RizzoTheRat

21,058 posts

160 months

Sunday 25th July
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I'm staying in an interesting hotel tonight


Yertis

16,239 posts

234 months

Tuesday 27th July
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May have been mentioned before but anyone interested in naval aviation, and particularly F14 operations, should check out Ward Carroll's YouTube Channel.

FourWheelDrift

82,507 posts

252 months

Wednesday
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Rare bit of footage, the De Havilland Comet R2 XK655 landing on the grass runway at the Strathallan Museum, and almost immediately breaking the starboard main landing gear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vroy6y03lWQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igZDU0ZJz-A

XK655 today at the Sharjah Museum, UAE painted up in it's original BOAC scheme and G-AMXA code.

Still can't get the landings right.