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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

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

  1. Apr 11, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    US Marine

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    Yes I see almost daily CH53's , Ospreys flying the usual pattern and at 10k ft heading to /from these two Military bases . But yesterday's sighting they were definitely at 1k ft or even lower elevation and the lowest elevation for Military aircraft especially over a very populated city


    Back when I was active duty 1981-84 I never saw Military aircraft flying that low over populated cities here . I was even at MCAS EL TORO and never saw aircraft that low except on final approach


    The normal Military flight path here is following the I -15 day until out past Barstow
     
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  2. Apr 11, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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    .劉煒

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    From the (not funny) thread..

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  3. Apr 11, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    Tuesday I saw 4 then 6 Apaches flying down the 91 towards Orange Co......yesterday saw 4 of um heading North and maybe heading to the high desert. But these were all Apaches, not Blackhawks.
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    There are IR and VR routes that military aviators can use that allow them to fly as low as 500 AGL and in excess of 200 KTS. It may just be that they were on one of these routes during your sighting.

    With all that said, leave it up to the army to pull some dumb move like high speed maneuvering at low altitudes over populated areas.
     
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  5. Apr 11, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    crazysccrmd

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    They're helicopters, nothing is high speed. That said, we can fly as low as we want (within the unit commanders tolerance for receiving noise complaints).
     
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  6. Apr 12, 2019 at 6:58 AM
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    Says the guy who thinks army helicopters are using IR/VR routes. o_O LOL. Most SOPs limit 500ft AGL.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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  8. Apr 12, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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  9. Apr 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Brake Weight But it hasn't rained in weeks...I'll make it.

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    On a field trip with my 1st grader at the local airport and two of these pull in. One had a woman pilot/copilot and the other both men. Airport guy said that sometimes there will be 6 or more parked there. They fly up from Eglin AFB to Hattiesburg, MS at the municipal Bobby Chain for training. Then an sUV meets them and they’ll go get lunch.

    ...Air Force...training....

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  10. Apr 17, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Done a lot of aviating lately for both work and pleasure. Flew the Cardinal to the NCAA championship game (not sure if I told y'all about that), flew to a concert, did a pilots n paws rescue, then went back to work. Currently in Charlottesville, VA.

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    (still frame from a video SWA 2000 ft above)
     
  11. Apr 19, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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    I know many of yal use ipads.. is cellular version a must over wifi? Signal is mostly non existent most of the time flying anyways. I was just told to save money and buy the wifi version and buy a gps puck
     
  12. Apr 19, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Brake Weight But it hasn't rained in weeks...I'll make it.

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    If you’re going to be gone a lot and especially out of country, I’d spring for both cellular and WiFi....or just tether it to your phone all the time.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    I have cellular because it's not dedicated to one plane, and I can use it anywhere. Lot's of places you can't pick up wifi, even on the flight line.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    Yes absolutely 100000% I would NOT recommend a WiFi only iPad for flying. There have been so many times I have needed the cellular data when checking weather or filing flight plans away from WiFi. Also, the cellular iPad has built in GPS that will always track your location whether you actually have a cellular data plan active for the iPad. I just have my iPad on a shared data plan with my phone.
     
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  15. Apr 20, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    Depending on what you’re flying, and where you’re flying: the data signal may not work. However, the data + WiFi iPads have internal GPS which helps with taxi charts, en route, etc. If you buy a WiFi only iPad, it still works but needs a GPS source To locate yourself on the charts.

    If you go WiFi only, research the Stratux (with an X). It is a DIY ADS-B receiver that can have GPS, and free weather information on most EFB apps. You can get traffic, weather, METAR, PIREPS, and more through it

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  16. Apr 22, 2019 at 4:49 AM
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    This is a good option, but tethering is a drain on the phone's battery. A cellular iPad Pro might be a better choice in this particular application because of battery life.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Pretty sure the dude on the right was a classmate of mine at VT. He's about at that phase in the Navy pipeline.
     
  18. Apr 22, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    Another point worth making when buying an iPad. If you don't have a power outlet in your A/C, then purchase a USB battery pack. The battery on an iPad mini is about 5,000mAh, so consider a 10,000mAh battery pack or larger. They are not very large, or expensive but come in handy when flying.
     
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  20. Apr 22, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    Yeah, I keep one in my bag but have never used it. It’s nice to have backup power.
     

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