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16th Jul 2021, 18:16
Replies: 244
Views: 148,564
Posted By Piper_Driver

The cargo airline has now been grounded by the...

The cargo airline has now been grounded by the FAA for transgressions outside of this accident.

Airline grounded by FAA (https://news.yahoo.com/faa-grounds-cargo-airline-whose-161130489.html)
24th Jun 2021, 20:35
Replies: 13
Views: 5,286
Posted By Piper_Driver

This article about Russian exercises might...

This article about Russian exercises might explain the bears.

Russian military practice taking out carrier group (https://news.yahoo.com/russian-military-practicing-taking-enemy-192335344.html)
19th Jun 2021, 22:03
Replies: 13
Views: 5,286
Posted By Piper_Driver

Seems they had so much fun the first time they...

Seems they had so much fun the first time they decided to come back for an encore.

Bear bombers west of Hawaii...
16th Jun 2021, 22:27
Replies: 292
Views: 148,269
Posted By Piper_Driver

Testimony from Michael O’Leary in front of...

Testimony from Michael O’Leary in front of parliament on the event. “O’Leary said the pilot was put under “considerable pressure” to land in Belarus instead of the more standard options of Poland or...
15th Jun 2021, 16:03
Replies: 292
Views: 148,269
Posted By Piper_Driver

I ran across an interesting article about the...

I ran across an interesting article about the treatment the crew got in Belarus. It seems they were coerced into making false statements about the “voluntary” diversion..

Telegraph article...
8th Jun 2021, 20:27
Replies: 19
Views: 4,141
Posted By Piper_Driver

if you hadn’t managed to save the aircraft that...

if you hadn’t managed to save the aircraft that fault is so subtle it might be hard to pinpoint in a post crash inspection.
8th Jun 2021, 16:45
Replies: 38
Views: 15,332
Posted By Piper_Driver

Maybe they want old fashioned avionics that...

Maybe they want old fashioned avionics that aren’t as susceptible to high levels of RF energy.
5th Jun 2021, 23:23
Replies: 19
Views: 4,141
Posted By Piper_Driver

PA-31 lost due to mis-installed trim tabs

https://apnews.com/article/myrtle-beach-south-carolina-transportation-accidents-991d131eeb53037d512c6dbdff766a31


Airline pilot lost control and crashed due to improper maintenance in Myrtle...
27th May 2021, 01:48
Replies: 292
Views: 148,269
Posted By Piper_Driver

Just saw a news story that claims the threatening...

Just saw a news story that claims the threatening email was received 24 minutes after the plane was instructed to divert. The sham continues to unravel.
16th Mar 2021, 18:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,153
Posted By Piper_Driver

My understanding is that the pilot was trying to...

My understanding is that the pilot was trying to return to the airport immediately after takeoff possibly due to a mechanical issue. Could this be another attempt to return after an engine failure on...
15th Mar 2021, 22:47
Replies: 7
Views: 4,368
Posted By Piper_Driver

I had a friend who similarly fitted a P51...

I had a friend who similarly fitted a P51 joystick top to his Audi stick shift.The trigger switch was wired to a locomotive horn.
5th Mar 2021, 16:06
Replies: 8
Views: 4,545
Posted By Piper_Driver

My understanding is that they were successfully...

My understanding is that they were successfully engaged using F14s and Phoenix missiles during the Iran/Iraq war.
24th Dec 2020, 15:18
Replies: 49
Views: 39,028
Posted By Piper_Driver

RC mannekin in jet pack

Check out the video in this article. Perhaps this is what is flying near LAX.
LAX jet pack article...
25th Jul 2020, 22:08
Replies: 21
Views: 4,250
Posted By Piper_Driver

An F15 with an ASAT missile successfully...

An F15 with an ASAT missile successfully demonstrated a satellite shoot-down decades ago.
24th Jun 2020, 18:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,302
Posted By Piper_Driver

You missed the biggest one, “Top Gun”

You missed the biggest one, “Top Gun”
23rd May 2020, 00:15
Replies: 26
Views: 3,842
Posted By Piper_Driver

New information- pilot was a student pilot on his...

New information- pilot was a student pilot on his second solo cross country flight.
21st May 2020, 01:46
Replies: 26
Views: 3,842
Posted By Piper_Driver

Cirrus down in Orcutt schoolyard

A Cirrus SR20 crashed in an elementary school playground today in the city of Orcutt which is near the central California town of Santa Maria. The only fatality was the pilot. School was not in...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2019, 16:01
Replies: 94
Views: 93,048
Posted By Piper_Driver

Was Boeing responsible for programming the timer...

Was Boeing responsible for programming the timer on the Orion? If so it shows a lack of attention to detail and quality checking.
2nd Oct 2019, 15:40
Replies: 338
Views: 412,577
Posted By Piper_Driver

My condolences to the casualties. I toured the...

My condolences to the casualties. I toured the aircraft when it was on the west coast along with the B24, B25, and P40. Sad to see another one go.
27th Aug 2019, 19:26
Replies: 17
Views: 12,952
Posted By Piper_Driver

My understanding is that it had already landed in...

My understanding is that it had already landed in Santa Maria earlier in the evening to refuel, and was enroute from Santa Maria to Arizona when the incident occurred. Santa Barbara was the nearest...
26th Aug 2019, 22:38
Replies: 17
Views: 12,952
Posted By Piper_Driver

My current understanding of the story is that...

My current understanding of the story is that they lost an engine and all hydraulics. A no flap landing was made on runway 7. The aircraft is now facing at least 90 degrees away from the runway...
26th Aug 2019, 14:33
Replies: 17
Views: 12,952
Posted By Piper_Driver

C-130 down in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara (KSBA) closed this morning. A private C-130 chars landed on the runway. No injuries.

C-130 crash landing in Santa Barbara...
5th Aug 2019, 21:23
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,437,919
Posted By Piper_Driver

Back in ancient times I designed memory systems...

Back in ancient times I designed memory systems to be resistant to bit flipping involving cosmic rays. It was in conjunction with a computer that used a 286 processor, the same one in use in the...
14th Jun 2019, 20:09
Replies: 25
Views: 21,028
Posted By Piper_Driver

The aircraft has been put up for sale. ...

The aircraft has been put up for sale.

Vulcan selling Strato-launch (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/14/vulcan-selling-stratolaunch-worlds-largest-airplane-for-400-million.html)
7th Mar 2019, 20:11
Replies: 260
Views: 253,873
Posted By Piper_Driver

It looks like there may be more issues ahead for...

It looks like there may be more issues ahead for the A380 program and Airbus. Some countries are now squawking about the un-repaid loans associated with the A380 development....
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