Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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MrPlastic
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 292
Country: United States

This reporter was a bit too close when tanker 911 (or is it 910?) dropped its payload.

http://youtu.be/V6JoEG-sNMY



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18835
Country: United States

That link doesn't seem to want to go anywhere.



MrPlastic
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 292
Country: United States

Hmm...took it straight from the YouTube "share" window.

I'll try again with an unshortened link:



That didn't work, either.

Attempt #3: http://boingboing.net/2014/05/15/dc10-unloads-fire-retardant-on.html


JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18835
Country: United States

Yuk! I can't imagine that stuff is good for you!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18835
Country: United States

Anyone noticed that the posting timelines are not accurate within hours? Wonder what is going on?



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18835
Country: United States

What was that King Air doing? Flying interference for the KC10?



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
What was that King Air doing? Flying interference for the KC10?


The King Air is serving as a lead plane for Tanker 10. The heavy slurry bombers generally have a lead plane guide them to the drop zone and King Air's seem to be the preferred platform. Every year they hold a "lead plane" training school at Willie for these pilots. There were at least 20 King Airs there this year.

Tanker 10 was working Willie a couple of years ago and over-filled the canoe. On take-off, it was leaking badly and inadvertently slurry a bunch of cars in the extended stay parking area. I'm told it cleaned up without too much trouble



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18835
Country: United States

Kind of what I figured. Thanks for the info Jeff. Those tanker drivers really earn their money. Can you imagine horsing that aircraft around at low altitude, loaded or otherwise?

WX in Texas is absolutely perfection, hope you all have a nice weekend wherever you are!



dtw757
Registered: Jan 05, 2009
Total Posts: 129
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Kind of what I figured. Thanks for the info Jeff. Those tanker drivers really earn their money. Can you imagine horsing that aircraft around at low altitude, loaded or otherwise?

WX in Texas is absolutely perfection, hope you all have a nice weekend wherever you are!


Jim...every time I see that 10 doing a low level I am in amazement. I spent a couple of thousand hours as a copilot(First O) in them early in my career and when asked how it flew...would say...like a dump truck that glides very well. Hard to lose altitude, felt massive (as opposed to other heavies), yet easy and a lot of fun to fly. Hang some flaps out, get slower and you have your dump truck. I have to admire those fire fighter 10 drivers..



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3757
Country: United States

MrPlastic wrote:
Hmm...took it straight from the YouTube "share" window.

I'll try again with an unshortened link:



That didn't work, either.

Attempt #3: http://boingboing.net/2014/05/15/dc10-unloads-fire-retardant-on.html



Wrei: this answers your question about people putting weird stuff on their lenses??


JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18835
Country: United States

OK Jo and Zim, I must be dumb as a post because this high dollar DJI and I are not forming a beautiful relationship. After a half hour this morning in a huge open sports field where I couldn't hurt anything (but myself!) I packed the darn thing up and tossed it in my car.

Start up and lift off seemed normal, then it acted like it had a mind of it's own, full speed diagonally with little to no recognition that I was attempting control inputs. Maybe I need to do the whole calibration regimen all over again. I'm getting a little bored with bouncing three grand off the grass over and over. This morning had me reconsidering hand recovery, at least as it pertains to "challenged" pilots. I have several small bandaids on my forearm where it managed to bite me. All in all, not enjoying the creative effort with my new toy yet.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

The Sound And The Fury
One of four Wright 3350s on a restored DC-7 barks to life



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Phoenix Rising
Douglas DC-7 has four turning at Coolidge, AZ



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

Do you have sound Please



viczig
Registered: Dec 28, 2004
Total Posts: 2313
Country: United States

A couple from the RI Airshow practice. A gray dismal day with intermittent showers and a low ceiling, more to come.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18835
Country: United States

Plenty of moisture!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18835
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One of those moments...........



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Phoenix Rising
Douglas DC-7 has four turning at Coolidge, AZ



Sound would be nice but the picture would make anyone smile who has felt the sound on 4-3350's....




Aero_70
Registered: Sep 24, 2011
Total Posts: 90
Country: United States


F4U-4 flipped over today on landing at Peachtree Dekalb airport.
I just saw this on the news. I was planning on going there in the morning to catch the Good Neighbor Airshow.
We had very strong gusts today in Atlanta. I hate to see this, sounds like the pilot is OK.

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/25540920/plane-flips-over-at-pdk#axzz31wGY9uHs



Mike Deep
Registered: Jun 12, 2009
Total Posts: 192
Country: United States

Reading that headline made my stomach do a flip. That's Jim Tobul's Corsair.

One of his guys confirmed on Facebook that he is OK.

They were at Sun n Fun last month. I really hope it can fly again.

EDIT: According to this, it will!
http://allthingsaero.com/airshows/article-jim-tobul-survives-landing-incident-at-pdk













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