Off-Topic The aeroplane thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by FirstHonda, Friday 13th Nov, 2015.

  1. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    As the title says, a thread for anything connected with aeroplanes or air travel.

    Started as there are some fantastic clips on YouTube (and some VERY boring ones!) and this one really took my eye. Beautiful...

     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Is there a 2000 feet separation between the flights? looks cool thou.
     
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  3. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    I liked that. Good thread. I will bore everyone later with my links! :lazy:
     
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  4. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    ^^The chap that posted the video says it is entirely normal and perfectly safe...and VERY cool! Would have loved to have been on board and seen that.
     
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  5. Alano Premium Member Club Supporter

    That looks a lot closer than it probably was. Could almost see the hostesses coming round with the drinks trolley :Grin:
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hmm I think you're thinking of an entirely different kind of video :Tongue:
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    Great idea for a thread @FirstHonda :Thumbup:
     
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  7. Alano Premium Member Club Supporter

    :lol::lol::lol::shh:
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Boeing 777 engine change
     
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  9. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Are helicopters allowed :salute:

     
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  10. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    This is a classic for starters



    someone calls him a son of a ***** - that's about the limit of my Spanish :lol:
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    Roly Falk Avro Test pilot rolling Vulcan prototype at Farnborough air Show...

     
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  11. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    For me the most beautiful airliner ever: :Smile:

     
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  12. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    if these two clips don't give you goosebumps, nothing will ... turn up LOUD LOL





    this is an astonishing 15-minute video taken from a camera mounted on the end of a gun on a ball-turret under a B-24 (the operator climbs in at about 3 minutes in, though you can't see him)



    and this is a poignant poem of how ball-gunners died
    The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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  13. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Can't find my video anywhere but landing and taking off from Gibraltar airport i find really interesting.
    Been few times now with work and enjoyed it every time.View of the Rock from the plane is awesome.
     
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  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Have people had any scary moments whilst flying ?

    I can think of one myself, flying back into Birmingham airport, nice clear day, no wind, just about to touch down and pilot smacks the plane hard into the run way. Gave a massive jolt as the back wheels hit the deck hard. I guess the pilot came in too hot or something. I was thinking lucky the tyres didn't explode with all that force sudden exerted on them.

    Since then anytime I'm in a plane and about to land I always take note of the landing and mentally award the pilot for landing LOL Usually they do pretty well and land pretty smoothly.
     
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  15. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    First the best looking plane ever from 1966, then landing where I go on holiday.




     
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  16. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    They should bring back the concorde, would love to ride in one of those.
     
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  17. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    fabulous "blue note" from this Hawker Hunter


    some very loud planes landing close over the heads of spectators on the A15 at RAF Waddington (or it might be RAF Scampton) ....the one at 40 seconds in, scared the hell out of my sleeping cat LOL and the Vulcans at 3:50 are superb too
     
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  18. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Some of these are just fascinating...wait for the Shackleton in Western Sahara!







    There are loads of similar ones on YouTube.
     
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