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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

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

  1. Jul 9, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    crazysccrmd

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    Gotta love fire season. 20k foot ceilings and 1 mile vis.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2019 at 9:52 PM
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    The tower that's barely visible from where I'm standing is .5 miles away. There's a large hill right behind that that's completely invisible.

    IMG_20190710_102856.jpg
     
  3. Jul 12, 2019 at 3:08 AM
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    tacotrucktrd15 That's a positive on the negative.

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    I was on a flight from London to Chicago this week and saw this piece of history out of the window while we were waiting to take off. Not the best picture but still got it.
    3E870464-5B42-4CFC-BC2D-15BF5A54D43A.jpg
     
  4. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYIa8Rll_O8
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Seeing the one at Udvar-Hazy, I was amazed how teeny tiny it was in cabin diameter. Back when people were thin, and air travel was a luxurious experience.
     
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  6. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    The fogginess of the England weather just makes this photo look even more sinister. So much raw power.

    Now go on, someone re-re-re-post "the thing" :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    There is one here in Seattle at the Museum of Flight that you can actually walk through. It feels super small inside, though they did manage to stuff 4 abreast seating in it that I don't remember being too overly tight.
     
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  8. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    Oh yeah, I've been in that one. I remember the aisle being pretty narrow.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    They do have plexiglass between the aisle and the seats so you can't actually touch or sit in anything which I'm sure contributes to it.
     
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    What? Are they trying to preserve the rich peeps fart smells in the seats?
     
  11. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    More keeping the peons off...lol

    It's pretty crazy to see how well some of the items held up..I want to go back to Boeing and spend 3 days there. Wife would kill me...Anyone been to the Warbird Museum in Boise?
     
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  12. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    I've spent quite a few hours on the Boeing production floor in Everett and Renton. A line rate of 45+ 737s a month is a rediculous production effort!

    Sadly, they wouldn't let me near the KC-46 which I have a pretty significant family connection to.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    There were 2 of those assigned to RAF Mildenhall when I was stationed there. (88' to 90') Damn, I feel old all of a sudden.
     
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  14. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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    Hey, we have one just like that at Boeing Field in Seattle.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    My dad was the PIC for the CSAR bird that went to go rescue the Ichi-Ban crew in the Luzon crash. Despite being a "friendly" nation that was some pretty wild "indian country" at the time

    http://www.wvi.com/~sr71webmaster/Luzon.html
     
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    I've been at Boeing Everett for 23 years, (minus a 5 year layoff) trust me you don't want to be on the tanker program.
     
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  17. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    Oh I wan't no part of that program. I got to hear the "off the record" comments during the acq process...AND the second go around.

    Airbus should have legit had/kept that one. But ya know...Made in America and all...
     
  18. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    I spend all day on the KC-46, it's got a few neat things but I honestly miss working on the commercial planes more often than not. The 787 systems integration and technology was a lot of fun to test and troubleshoot. It had it's development issues but it really is a revolution in aircraft design, both from a structure and systems perspective.

    Edit:
    Haha, I wasn't going to be quite that blunt but yeah, pretty much.
     
  19. Jul 12, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    Here's an interesting article for the Boeing guys here.
    Do a Google search for "The Coming Boeing Bailout?" and read the first article on the list.
    Those of us that were hired before 97' will agree with it.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    I didn't hire in before the merger (part of that being I was 13 at the time) but I am second generation and agree that it is pretty much spot on.

    My dad was a structures design engineer and started back in the 70s. I still remember the sense of dread he had at the time of the merger and him going on strike for the first time. He actually got frustrated enough that he left the company for 10 years before coming back for a bit and retiring as early as he possibly could.
     
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