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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

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

  1. May 7, 2021 at 9:36 AM
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    cool beans, thanks!
     
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    Out camping last weekend and hear something coming in loud and hot, it was not the local fire choppers working the huge fire down the hill, I'm used to those, then these babies buzzed the treeline. Could tell they were not ours so I suspected foreign training, or maybe Blackwater as they have training centers here too.

    Not often (ever) do I get to see RAF Puma's blasting overhead at tree level, could hear them sticking around for a while over the next hill having a good old time for about 15min

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  3. May 8, 2021 at 6:10 PM
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    We saw starlink last night on the way from EWR-LAS. Thats a pretty impressive engineering feat seeing them in those “trains”. Even the guard police gave a pass to calls pointing them out, and those guys are not easily impressed... :alien:
     
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    This is the TBM Avenger that crashed in the ocean a few weeks back at the Cocoa Beach Air show. Doesn't sound like it will ever fly again.

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  6. May 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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    Good, at least they can get it to display quality for future generations and not lost forever in a wreck like so many others...
     
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    Looks pretty good for taking a dip.

    Is it non-repairable or just lacks the funding to fix?
     
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  8. May 8, 2021 at 7:59 PM
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    It's owned by the Valiant Air Command Museum out of Ti-co(Space Coast Regional Airport) which operates completely on volunteer staffing, I think its too big of an undertaking for them to take on.

    From what I can tell, most of the exterior damage was done getting the craft to the shore and dragging it across the sand. It's a shame for sure but glad it can be saved at least for display.
     
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    The Kissimmee airfield could do it, they have all the facilities needed, they own a P51 race plane and are regularly doing restorations.
     
  10. May 9, 2021 at 12:44 PM
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    They fixed it up once before - took years - and just got her flying again in early 2020. If money were no object I'm sure they would have her in the air again. But there are several other planes that they are working on at the moment too so it may come down to which projects will be the "easiest" to complete. @kamakazie_1 can give the inside scoop
     
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    Wow, so she barely tasted air again and she went swimming.

    I wonder if it's pilot error or if she's just tired and wants to take the long rest.

    Is the service history on the craft known?
     
  12. May 9, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    I doubt pilot error on account of how he handled the crash - managed to fly over dozens of folks on the beach and in the water and no one was injured in any way. He knew what he was doing, even in such a dire situation.

    Here's a little blurb on the history
    https://www.valiantaircommand.com/tbm-avenger-torpedo-bomber
     
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  13. May 9, 2021 at 6:33 PM
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    Ah so some mechanic failure, that's unfortunate, guess she's just tired of flying.

    Neat article but nothing about the wreck.
     
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    one night last summer while i was out camping and waiting for a chance to shoot the neo-wise comet I was just hanging by the fire and watching the sky. had about 20 starlinks pass over, running more or less N - S, at about 8 second intervals. was pretty cool to see, definitely unique. then something 10x' brighter crossed the path running W - E and I didn't see anymore. Weird timing. lots of other weird shit in the sky that night.
     
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    Do you happen to know what night?

    I wonder if we'll pass through the same field of weird again this orbit or if it's already long passed.

    Most "linked" star link's I've seen is 5 in a row, it is weird to witness.
     
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    Just checked my photos - July 18 last year. Didn't get any photos of them though.

    This was the other weird shit going on that night... this was looking SE, 15-second exposures back to back_MG_0308.jpg

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    Pay attention to the top left
    first there were 4 lights, 1st and 4th the brightest
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    then 5 but the 2nd, 3rd, 4th were brighter than the leading one and much closer together
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    and then just 2 but farther apart again
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    i didn't actually see that while i was out there, only after when i started editing. i moved my camera after those three shots so no idea where those specks ended up. just interesting to see the sequence and difference in brightness/spacing yet they all appeared to stay together so i would guess it was from the same source and traveling at the same speed :alien:
     
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    My wife and I saw those last night walking the dog, probably 30 of them. Crazy!! Probably the scariest part about the alien invasion I thought we were witnessing was an unprompted article appearing on my Google cards right after thag about the satellite trains.:eek:
     
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    Possibly the ISS (International Space Station), is what you may have seen. There are a few web sites that will give you a time of day/night an actual day or night it will fly over where you are. Will admit.. It's cool to see. I showed this to my kids along with Nieces and Nephews years ago.. They thought it was the coolest thing in the world when it flew over our area and they actually saw it. That was a good 10-15 years ago and they still talk about it today.

    https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
     
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