View Full Version : How I miss the desert..not

28th Apr 2005, 09:24
Don't miss this at all......great pics though

sandstorm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4491531.stm)

28th Apr 2005, 18:29
From the caption to pic 5 "Experts say such storms are extremely rare in Iraq"... experts say all kinds of stuff, but I distinctly remember at least 2 just like this in W Iraq in 1991. Only ever saw one that bad in 3 whole years in Oman though, and none with that squall front in (urban) Q8 yet.

28th Apr 2005, 21:23

Are you confusing this pic with the one when the Strawberry Candy Floss maker (operated by Wendy's on the American side), broke down in Oman in April 2002 ?

29th Apr 2005, 00:20
May I ask ... if these storms come up very quickly, and aircraft are outside and uncovered (thinking particularly rotary but interested in all types), how long does it take to get those aircraft back to flying standard once the storm has passed?

I would assume turbine engine covers would me a minimum for parked aircraft out there, but how long does it take to clean out rotor heads, etc?

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