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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

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

  1. Apr 10, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    kodiakisland

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    Yeah. The G-IV was parked as far back as possible and would have been in the way for anything much bigger than a cessna to get by. The King Air and Pilatus were both parked on the other side of the circle, and they take up a bit of ramp space there as well. That's the second Pilatus (PC-12) I've seen there in the last week. Business is really picking up with the new terminal. Plus the east ramp was full. I think it was air out the hanger day on that side.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    That's the big gotcha with the larger corporate planes. They have the runway performance to get into some smaller airports but if you go below 5000' in runway length it can be very tough to find one that can support something like a G-IV or GV due to taxiway width and turns, ramp size, and ramp strength. There are pictures online of Gulfstreams sinking into asphalt on ramps.
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    Sorry no pics ....


    Yesterday about 1030hrs heard the familiar sound of Military helicopters flying overhead . So I quickly head outside and right away see nine Blackhawks flying in tight formation maybe less than 1k ft

    They looked to be heading NNE towards the Lucerne Valley area . Since I live in the High Desert of Socal and close to Ft Irwin and 29 Palms I see alot of Military aircraft flying around . But yesterday's sighting was the lowest I've seen any Military aircraft flying around


    Anyone have an idea or insight what these Blackhawks were doing yesterday ??
     
  4. Apr 11, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    That many birds might be an insertion mission - so probably practice dropping a force into hostile territory. Isn't that where the training grounds are?
     
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  5. Apr 11, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    MatthewMay1

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    Oh yeah, back when I was working line service I saw a 737 BBJ sink into the asphalt on a 100+° day. Seen a G-IV sink in many times in Arkansas as well. Just gotta use some thrust to get out, tug won’t do it if it’s sunk deep enough
     
  6. Apr 11, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    Put on your tinfoil hats!

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    God, that stuff was insufferable.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    By car I'm 85 miles from NTC Ft Irwin and 89 miles from MCAGCC 29 Palms . They flew directly over Hesperia and Apple Valley both very populated towns up here
     
  8. Apr 11, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Most aviation units fly their aircraft to and from NTC rotations.
     
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  9. Apr 11, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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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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  10. Apr 11, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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    From the (not funny) thread..

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  11. 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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    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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  13. Apr 11, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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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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  14. 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.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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  16. Apr 12, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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  17. Apr 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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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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  18. 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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  19. 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
     
  20. Apr 19, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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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.
     

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