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Everything posted by red750

  1. Correct 440032. I knew it would go quickly, but I thought there may have been some who hadn't seen it. I didn't know about it till I was looking up ground effect craft and Ekranoplans. Although the image shows it as a ground effect craft, according to Wikipedia it has a service ceiling of 25,000 ft. Cruise speed in ground effect 240 kts, 400 kts at 20,000 ft. 19 undercarriages. Back to actual aircraft.
  2. It's confusing CB. There are two threads, one carried forward from the original 'old' site, and one started after one of the server moves, when it was thought the first one was lost.
  3. The blue and white plane in the hangar is a Neiva P-56C Paulistinha. This one is a little different.
  4. A student pilot and his instructor have walked away unscathed after their light plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a paddock at Haywards Bay on Tuesday morning. Story and pictures here.
  5. ’Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs always hit the ground’ - US Air Force 'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your “plight” to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.' - Emergency Checklist ‘If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.' - Infantry Journal 'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but if ATC screws up ... the pilot dies.’ - Sign over Control Tower Door
  6. 'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.' - Paul F. Crickmore (SR-71 test pilot)- 'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil, for I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing.' - Sign over SR-71 Wing Ops 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.' - Lead-in Fighter Training Manual 'Pilots, please taxi up close when sumping your fuel cell. You may have lower manifold pressure and shorter exhaust stacks than you realized.' - Sign over men's urinal, Casey Jones Flying Service, Ontario OR 1968
  7. I have just received a large number of sayings, quotes and truisms, predominantly military, but with an aviation flavor, which I will share with you, a few at a time. 'If you hear me yell; "Eject, Eject, Eject!", the last two will be echos.' If you stop to ask "Why?", you'll be talking to yourself, because by then you'll be the pilot.‘ - Pre-flight briefing from an F-15 Pilot 'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.‘ - US. Air Force Manual Tower received a call from a crew asking, "What time is it please?" Tower responded, "Who is calling?" The crew replied, "What difference does it make?" Tower replied "It makes a lot of difference. If it is an American Airlines flight, it is 3 o'clock. If it is an Air Force plane, it is 1500 hours. If it is a Navy aircraft, it is 6 bells. If it is an Army aircraft, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 3. If it is a Marine Corps aircraft, it's Thursday afternoon and 120 minutes to "Happy Hour".
  8. It is already up for sale. Foreign countries are buying us up at a great rate. No need for military force, just attack with a chequebook.
  9. Yes, a Riviera, but yet again changed manufacturers. The plane was originally made by Nardi company, but they lacked the resources to enter series production, so they sold the manufacturing rights to SAIA Marchetti. This is the second prototype so is registered as a Nardi Riviera.
  10. Oops (I said I was confused). Let me put it another way. I have found no notes on development of this aircraft stating it was a modified Piper. The image was taken in 2009, but FAA Registry shows the registration now vacant. However, as you suggest, it could possibly be a modified Piper. It is listed as manufactured by a company with 21 separate airframes but this is the only one of this model. It gets mentioned in passing on the Shortwing Piper forum.
  11. Now I'm confused. I found it referred to as a HM.14 on another website (same plane, different photo), along with photos of various other aircraft designated HM.14. The genuine one has the large, almost semi-circular wings and tail, but it seems they put the name Pou-du-Ciel (Flying Flea) on a number of different aircraft. Searching Crosses Criquet, I only found 2 photos, both different, and neither like this aircraft. So let's move on. #1579 above is not a reworked PA20.
  12. You're right Dave. A check of the FAA Registry shows it as a Micco MAC-145A. aiarport-data has it listed as a Meyers. I'll submit a data correction with the FAA extract below.
  13. This is another case of finding an aircraft, then people guess a derivative. The MICCO SP-20 was modified from a Meyers 145 with a new engine and new type certificate. The depicted aircraft is listed as a Meyers 145A. Interesting history of the 145 here.
  14. TEL AVIV, Israel - The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It's an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person. Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone with none of this crap about racial profiling. It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trials. You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement: "Attention to all standby passengers, El Al is pleased to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London. Shalom!"
  15. Probably the most compelling proof this is fake is that the logo circled would have been blocked from the reflection by the wing. The words "Air Force" would not be visible.
  16. Antonts, if there was sufficient water in the sand to give such a clear reflection, it would have been squeezed out by the wake. Another thing. Note the shadow of the fin on the fuselage. It would require direct sunlight for such a distinct shadow. Follow the line of the shadow (see yellow line in picture below). This line extends under the bridge. Why is there no shadow of the bridge on the forward section of the fuselage?
  17. Thanks Dave. It was only a fleeting visit. I had to pick up a boxed set of DVD's my wife had bought online and the pickup was in Highett.