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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    tamer

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    I know this isn't classifieds, but I've got a nearly new DC H10-13.4 headset for sale. Less than a year old and less than 20 hours. I have the original box. $250 shipped. PM me if interested.
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  2. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    In other news, been flying the wings off the C120...
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  3. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    Some serious Darth Vader vibes on that one. My dad got to refuel a few with the -10. Said it was trippy to watch them just *appear* out of the blackness on a dark night as they pulled up along side.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    That looks so fun!!!

    My goal is buy a 140 or a 170. I actually just put a deposit down on a hangar. It's a 5-year wait so I have some time.
     
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  5. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    I love my 120, but depending on your mission (and if your budget can take it) the 170 is likely a better option. I'm an average guy, 170lbs, 5'9" and it fits me and my tiny gf perfectly. It'll carry anything we can stuff in it, but we can't bring a whole lot. The 170 gives you a little more payload and back seats if you need it.

    5 year wait isn't too bad! It's a 35 year wait list at SNA where I fly out of lol
     
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  6. Mar 20, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    That looks like a ton of fun. I'm jelly of all the awesome backcountry flying y'all have out west.
     
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  7. Mar 20, 2019 at 8:54 PM
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    MatthewMay1

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    I would love to see one of those fly in person
    Awesome! You had to put a deposit down and then wait 5 years? Ouch. We have waiting lists around the DFW area, but none of them required a deposit. It’s a good thing they didn’t, because when we were beginning to look at planes we got on as many lists in the area as we could!
     
  8. Mar 21, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    They're cool, but it's nothing fancy. They ain't exactly a ballerina - controls are computer enhanced (invented fly-by-wire) just so it can be relatively stable. They also aren't super fast. They're not as quiet as people think they are. Being "quieter than an F-16" is like saying "shorter than Shaq."

    What they are is invisible in the dark, and of course invisible to radar. If it wasn't for the safety lights there was nothing there. Even on the air war display, "special means" were used to track them because AWACS couldn't normally see them.

    What's cool to see in person is a B-1B on afterburner takeoff. Your ancestors and descendants will feel it.
     
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  9. Mar 21, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    When we lived on the Air Force Academy, one of the normal routes the B1 flew was right over my daughters school, as soon as it was over the school, it would climb at near max rate with the burners lit. Was pretty neat to look up into the flames. Was something like every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30, almost like clockwork.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    I don't have any pictures of it but, back in the early 90's it was cool watching the Air France and British Airways concords leaving JFK with their afterburners lit.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    Only time I've seen a B1 fly was at Oshkosh last year. Those engines rattled my insides. Haha, it was awesome
     
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    Was doing one of those mind numbing drives across Kansas, Nebraska, or SD, can't remember which but they're about the same, and I look out my drivers window and there's a B1 at 500ft or less right beside me, then the second one comes by a little lower. Thank goodness no one else was on the road because between scaring the crap out of me and me wanting to see more had me in the median pretty quick.
     
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    Sounds like they were playing with their TF/TA radar.
     
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    I don't know what they were doing, it was a stretch of vast nothing. I've made that drive probably 100 times and it's the only time I saw B1s flying along the interstate.
     
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    Awesome. That’s the best part of the B1...low and fast!
     
  17. Mar 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    If this is not Photoshop that is one cool shot....
     
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    Neat story.

    Two years ago we were illegally camping at a beautiful mountain bald here in East TN and late night a black military chopper (very quiet) flew up the ridge directly in front of us and hovered around 75-100 feet directly above (Rotor wind was blowing our shit everywhere). The chopper proceeded to touchdown beside my truck with spot light illuminated, but then throttled up and was gone as fast as it arrived. We hardly slept that night

    I'm no aviation expert but how on earth could a helicopter be so quiet? The rotor wash threw our stuff everywhere yet we were still conversing at a normal tone.
    Our best guess was some sort of drug enforcement agency that had never seen activity up there before?

    Slow day at work...
     
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    They have them. Some were used in the Bin Laden raid. Remember that Ft. Bragg is over in North Carolina, and well within helicopter range. Could have been black ops types looking to screw with someone, or DEA types like you thought.

    "Hey, you think they're fucking?"
    "Let's drop in and find out."

    If it's the DEA, them "revenooers" got all fancy. Of course, they aren't looking for moonshine anymore. As marijuana becomes more legal, the tax man is gonna want his tax.
     
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