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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

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

  1. Jun 12, 2022 at 7:44 PM
    Ariyan

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  2. Jun 12, 2022 at 10:39 PM
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    Nice new paint job on the tanker!
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2022 at 3:27 AM
    PzTank

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    Heinkels had some ‘creative’ designs too:
    https://twitter.com/clark_aviation/status/1536289021478854656?s=21&t=fizQ1S0d2yf5n8Z8tL7dhw
     
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  5. Jun 14, 2022 at 8:57 AM
    PzTank

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  6. Jun 18, 2022 at 7:24 AM
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    F396E3D2-54F0-4D76-9A0C-B3FE67FF3727.jpg
     
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  8. Jun 19, 2022 at 3:04 PM
    PzTank

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  9. Jun 19, 2022 at 3:20 PM
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    Everybody called it a "fighter" when it's really a light bomber, not a fighter at all. Further confusing when the Air Force gave it the "F" designation.
     
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  10. Jun 19, 2022 at 3:31 PM
    CAG Gonzo

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    Wasn't that done intentionally to confuse adversaries?
     
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  11. Jun 19, 2022 at 4:10 PM
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    I agree...that makes a lot of sense.
     
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  12. Jun 20, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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    Random question but what weather app do you guys prefer to use? Figure if anyone needs accurate forecasts in out of the way places it's pilots.
    Been getting more and more frustrated with all the apps I've tried. Missing daily temps by 20*, missing 4 hour long rain storms but warning a day in advance of a 20 minute storm, forecasts missing storms by 12hours or more...
     
  13. Jun 20, 2022 at 2:52 PM
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    I tend to use Windy, Weather Underground and just Aviation Weather app - just pulls Metars into one spot. I also use SkewT for flights sometimes, but it's been a while since I've flown IFR...
     
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    My flight school recommended AeroWeather. I ponied up for the Pro version years ago and haven’t regretted it.
     
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  18. Jun 21, 2022 at 9:29 AM
    CaptAmerica

    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

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    It got F because of payload size and because we dropped the "FB" designation after the 111 (otherwise the Strike Eagle would be an FB-15). Post-Vietnam showed that we didn't need mid-sized specialist aircraft, and that the 4th gen fighters could serve in a variety of different roles. The 117 wasn't a dogfighter but it was designed to be capable of BVR engagement. It wasn't until after the units stood up at Tonopah did they conclude that since it couldn't perform a supersonic escape, BVR fights would be a last resort and she'd be an invisible precision bomber.

    Using current birds as an example, the F-16 Viper can carry an insane amount of ordinance - more than the B-17 used to - and still be able to engage in a dogfight if need be. It performs FAR more strike work, but is still used by US ANG units as part of the continental air defense.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2022 at 7:18 PM
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    Speaking of ANG units, Indiana ANG had F-4 Phantoms operating out of Fort Wayne. WAAAY back in 1982 I was working on my private ticket, and on the last leg of my long xcountry solo, my instructor had me use Fort Wayne as the last stop. While I was inbound, there were 2 pairs of F-4s also inbound to land. I was in a tired Cessna 150, and I was moving slow enough that the ATC guys were using me as a checkpoint for the F-4s...I'm pretty sure the Phantoms were moving a LOT faster that the "250 or less below 10,000".
     
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    weathermeister.com, weather.gov
     
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