Photo of the Day 23rd September 2023.
G-VGBR, Airbus A330-343, Virgin Atlantic, crossing the perimeter fence after taking off from Runway 08R at London Gatwick, 12th September 2014.
3 photos behind the link.
Some channels i watch are a bit of a acquired taste. No need to explain further really. But anyways...
AgentJayZ again kills it with a very interesting video for all tech and physics nerds out there.
Can you restart a turbine, turbojet or turbofan (most likely) engine without any auxiliary power besides onboard batteries and maybe a bit of electricity from the Ram Air Turbine which bigger jets use in case of a emergency?
**spoilers start here**
What does that mean? Imagine, you're in a jet somehow. And not only both engines quit, but you're actually unable to start the APU (Auxillary Power Unit, it's own tiny turbine-generator). So you got no real options left but use the windmilling of your turbine to get it up to speeds where you can inject fuel and actually start it.
Tl;dr: This scenario is _EXTREMELY_ unlikely, just on the grounds that usually no engine quits for no reason.. But if you are there.
Well, it's not good ..... but _might_ just be possible.... Most probably killing the engine along the way. (You will necessarily overheat it in the process and shorten it's lifetime massively. ;))
O.k. sorry, enough technobabble.
If you like to skip the rambling at the beginning and 3 other questions and outright start with the main topic, use these links:
(Starting at minute 8:51 ;))
New Il-2 Sturmovik video:
Flying the Bell P-39N Airacobra in the colours of Soviet Ace V. F. Sirotin against the Messerschmitt Bf 109G in the colours of JG 1.
Not an easy fight for the P-39, especially with the 109 trying to climb out of reach. Luckily, it could never get quite far enough away.
And what a spectacular kill! Utter disintegration!
Airlines make more money from mileage programs than from flying planes - They’re just like banks now - which can’t be a good thing for consumers in the long run. #AirTravel #Airlines #transportation #aviation https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/09/airlines-banks-mileage-programs/675374/
Yes I just conducted a flight briefing for 13 miles.
Yes the drive to the airport is farther than that.
looking W while crossing the Alps
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window seat, plz is a great collection of beautiful pictures presented both in print and digital. Each format has over 70 images taken in a 20 years span zigzagging the skies, and the airports
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Repost from @leadingedgeimages
Panther inbound….F-35A from the 6th WPS…….
#leadingedgeimages #aviation #fighterjet #militaryjet #militaryaircraft #avgeek #aviationgeek #aviationphotography #aviationdaily #aviationlovers #sidewinderlowlevel #jeditransition #f35 #f35a #f35lightningii #f35alightningii #weaponsschool #gen5
The O'Hare Modernization Program led to significant progress in airfield #safety: https://flightsafety.org/asw-article/whats-on-your-runway-expanded-version/. Another of these big #airside makeovers is the one I led about 10 years ago at CDG. Both were the starting point of a long hunt for safer practices: https://skybrary.aero/sites/default/files/bookshelf/5931.pdf. ✈️🚧 #airports #aviation #construction #engineering #infrastructure #SafetyFirst
The airport is located just 13 km from Sandakan town, making it easy to get to your final destination.
It has become a major tourism gateway to numerous eco destinations within the state.
(Images from Malaysia Airports)
Sandakan Airport is a modern and efficient airport that serves as one of the main gateways to Sabah.
With a capacity of 1.5 million passengers annually, Sandakan Airport is well-equipped to handle the growing number of tourists visiting this beautiful region.
(Images from Malaysia Airports)
🇷🇺 Russia’s poor flight safety record has for years been far worse than those of developed nations, but the Western #sanctions imposed over the war in Ukraine appear to be further worsening the situation, with the number of civil #aviation accidents doubling during 2023 despite an overall reduction in the number of flights.
Good summary of the lost #F35 incident. There's dispatch audio out there too somewhere (from Broadcastify) #military #aviation https://www.npr.org/2023/09/21/1200981028/not-sure-where-the-airplane-is-pilot-told-911-dispatcher-after-f-35-ejection
FAA issues an alert about unapproved parts possibly installed in GE model CF6 jet engines, which power a wide variety of civilian aircraft. https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/programs/sups/upn/2023-AAE-EHL-20230801-713 #aviation
NTSB: Snapchat post caused fatal distraction #snapchat #death #aviation https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2023/september/13/ntsb-reports-snapchat-post-caused-fatal-distraction
Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. was confirmed by the U.S. Senate today as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Joe Biden nominated him four months ago but something called a “Tuberville" was holding the confirmation hostage playing political games.
I was lucky enough to interview General Brown for Flying Magazine (not on Mastodon) a few months back:
KLM cancels flights to and from Asia over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
> The flights canceled are those heading to or coming from Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo, and Shanghai.
> According to a spokesperson, KLM will reroute flights to and from these destinations for the rest of the week.
https://nltimes.nl/2023/09/20/klm-cancels-flights-asia-armenia-azerbaijan-conflict #Armenia #Azerbaijan #NagornoKarabakh #airlines #aviation #airline
I need help with a part of the missing (now found) F-35 story. If you have experience in airplanes with an ejection seat, or knowledge of procedures in using them, please chime in.
I have always thought that “punching out” is only done when a crash is imminent.
So if this F-35 was capable of flying about 60 more miles on autopilot, why did the highly-trained pilot eject? I read he was near both JB Charleston and KCHS, so he shoulda had options.
And why was it left on autopilot?
“In 2015 the #emissions generated along the entire #dairy production chain – from cow to grocery store shelf – accounted for an estimated 3.4 percent of all human-induced #GreenhouseGas emissions. That’s a larger share of #GlobalEmissions than #aviation. https://mstdn.social/@primonatura/111091227395196681
“The location where the debris and parts were found is roughly two hours or 80 miles northeast of Joint Base Charleston.
JB Charleston is transferring incident command to the USMC Monday night as they will begin the recovery process, according to officials.”
"X" marks the spot for the #F35 crash site (also... streets and businesses in that part of SC do not come up in Google Maps, very annoying). #aviation #crash https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-79.5971307,5397m/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e1?entry=ttu
"Debris found in search for F-35 fighter jet that went missing after pilot ejected during 'mishap'" by @NBCNews - The autopilot fell short of a 5-star rating for its choice of landing site. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/f-35-fighter-jet-missing-pilot-ejects-mishap-rcna105534 #military #aviation #oops
Oh, bummer, they found the #F35 before I did, LOL. #aviation #missing #fighter https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/debris-field-located-near-williamsburg-county-in-search-for-missing-f-35-fighter-jet-officials-confirm/
"F-35 Can’t Be Found After Pilot Ejected" by @TheWarZoneWire / @Aviation_Intel - Odd circumstance where pilot ejects and autopilot flew the plane away to a point unknown. With no reports yet, it must have been an unpopulated area. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/f-35-cant-be-found-after-pilot-ejected #military #aviation #oops
U.S. asks for help finding missing F-35 fighter jet after pilot safely ejects during "mishap."
NBC News reports: "The jet was left in autopilot over South Carolina, but officials said Monday they are certain it's no longer flying."
Anyone want some (afaict) one-of-a-kind MIL-DTL-38999 fibre optic pigtails that were used with Harrier jump jets at two of BAE's aerodrome facilities in the UK?
They were most likely used for testing continuity and optical loss in the aircraft's fibre optic cable harness.
Came into possession of these by sheer luck. They're pretty cool, but I'm short on cash right now so I'm selling them.
Full details in the eBay item description!
Update on the missing #F35: "The military can’t find an airplane designed to avoid discovery after a pilot ejected from an F-35 over the Lowcountry." #missing #airplane #aviation https://www.postandcourier.com/news/the-f-35b-what-you-should-know-about-the-fighter-jet-missing-in-sc/article_04b9781e-5629-11ee-a9a7-d7eb80dee7c7.html
Reno Air Race Fatalities: A list with links to more info of the exciting but dangerous airplane event
#airraces #aviation #safety #reno #-
Anyone on here seen an F-35 laying around? Buehler….Buehler?
“A pilot training in one of America's most expensive weapons systems ejected over South Carolina. Officials can't find the F-35 he was flying.”
F-35C with full tank of fuel has a range of 1200nm #F35 #aviation https://www.lockheedmartin.com/f35/news-and-features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-f-35c.html
"A spokesperson for Joint Base Charleston confirms the aircraft was placed in autopilot before the pilot ejected.
Anyone with information on the F-35's whereabouts is asked to contact the Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600."
Yesterday I did a little work, mostly figuring out what parts I need to get out but I did remove the tabs the instructions call for removing off some ribs. I got to use my snips, and then finished the cuts with a rotary tool.
#generalAviation #rv10 #horizontalStabilizer #homeBuilt #experimentalAviation #airplane #avGeek #aviation
I spent way more money than I'm comfortable with this week. Most of which was on the plane, so that's tolerable. I picked up a cheap-ish drill press, a not-at-all cheap laser level (though, for the features, it's pretty inexpensive), a sticky stuff epoxy dispenser (I like my entirely automatic one, but, gosh, it's slow), and riveting equipment (because even my plastic plane has some metal parts. Might as well do the metal work properly).
Also ordered material for chapter 9, and ordered an "upgraded" nose wheel fork (which should handle much heavier loads than the "stock" one). That nose wheel fork will just sit around until I get around to installing it in a year or so, however there's a group buy now, and I'd rather get in on that while I can than potentially have difficulty sourcing this when I need it.
Definitely entered a more expensive period of the airplane project.
DoD's All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office has launched a website: https://www.aaro.mil/. This is great news! Educating the public & providing easy access to information is the way to demystify #UAPs, put the real science in the spotlight & open the door to more collaboration (including with the #aviation community). 💻📊
For the 1000th time, no, you don't "fly more sustainably" by planting a couple trees. And it's rather telling that 100% #SAF isn't even available as one of the main options.
Hate to tell ya, but a transatlantic flight with SAF costs at least ~€600 more than your regular ticket. Yes, SAFs should be mandated, now. And yeah that means more expensive plane tickets.
🛫✈️🛬 The Ukiah Regional Airport will close for approximately one month. Here's why and how it will impact emergency response efforts in Mendocino County. https://mendovoice.com/2023/09/ukiah-regional-airport-to-temporarily-close-in-october-to-make-necessary-runway-upgrades/
Flight operations reportedly suspended at Mumbai Int'l Airport after a private jet veered off a runway and crashed while landing. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/private-aircraft-with-8-on-board-veers-off-runway-after-landing-at-mumbai-airport-amid-heavy-rain-4389760 #aviation #India
The Santos-Dumont 14-bis makes a short hop, the first flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe #OTD in 1906.
It was a pioneer era, canard-style biplane designed and built by Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. It was also the first powered flight made anywhere outside of the United States, as well as the first powered flight by a non-Wright airplane. Some contend that the 14-bis, rather than the 1903 Wright Flyer, was the first true airplane. via @wikipedia
Tonight we were wondering why nobody had identified the flight which caused the UK air traffic control crash so we worked it out. It was FBU (French Bee) 731 from LAX/KLAX to ORY/LFPO.
It passed two waypoints called DVL on its expanded flight plan: Devil's Lake, Wisconsin, US, and Deauville, Normandy, FR (an intermediate on airway UN859).
"Between Rain Clouds"
pastel on UART paper (mounted) - 18x24 in
I posed as a private jet customer. This is what I was told about emissions...
Many of us have been saying this all along to people who keep insisting on coming up with excuses not to take #action to stop #ClimateChange: if humans do not make the changes urgently needed on a voluntary basis, then #Nature will force those changes on us anyway.
Don't want to do it? Ok, then:
"Storm Daniel: Travel chaos in Greece as flights are cancelled and cars ordered off the road"
Nationwide ground stop for #UnitedAirlines due to "systemwide technology issue" (Update: they apparently already fixed their issue and lifted the ground stop) #FAA #aviation #travel https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/05/faa-issues-nationwide-ground-stop-for-united-airlines-flights.html
Won't be much missed.
[Gift link from me] ‘Good riddance’: in the event of severe turbulence, please eject the Qantas CEO https://www.crikey.com.au/2023/09/05/alan-joyce-qantas-ceo-resignation-pilots-engineers/?su=ZW8yRDdkTEdTdCtwOHVlQ1hPUS9Idz09
#Qantas boss announces his early departure. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-09-05/alan-joyce-standing-down-from-qantas-early/102814516 #Australia #aviation
I wonder if the federal government will be forced to reverse its mysterious decision not to allow extra flights? The media is keeping up the pressure.
Government’s Qatar Airways decision under fire
Crikey takes a look at the federal government's all-too-close relationship with Qantas... [this is a gift link, shared with you]
Something stinks. Should Labor’s Qantas bromance go to the corruption watchdog? https://www.crikey.com.au/2023/08/29/labor-qantas-corruption-watchdog-catherine-king/?su=ZW8yRDdkTEdTdCtwOHVlQ1hPUS9Idz09