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by ZharkovSe
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode 499 - "What's Next?"
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Episode 499 - "What's Next?"

Hello flyers! Listening to the part about B-52 new engines and extension of their operations till 2050 and thinking of recent modernizations of our own Tu-95 and Tu-160 I've remembered a sci-fi animation from a Russian author called "Fortress The Last Day of War". It shows an abstract futu...
by ZharkovSe
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: 471 - re Atlas Air crash
Replies: 0
Views: 6443

471 - re Atlas Air crash

Hi, The circumstances as described by NTSB are reminiscent with a recent Antonov 148 crash, where the crew shortly after takeoff in IMC firewalled the throttles and pitched down and crashed after they received conflicting airspeed indications, trying to regain the airspeed they actually had. https:/...
by ZharkovSe
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep#392
Replies: 12
Views: 9922

Re: Ep#392

You are welcome, Trish7!

There are more photos of Po-2 and some video as well in my album from that airshow.

https://goo.gl/photos/uybfAfZKJGPFFnU66
by ZharkovSe
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep#392
Replies: 12
Views: 9922

Re: Ep#392

Hi, Jeff!

The full phrase is "For the combat friends! "

This plane has been rebuilt around an original engine that was found in someone's old barn.
And in some way it's still used for initial training - owner's wife had her first solo on it :)
by ZharkovSe
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #393 - Swag
Replies: 0
Views: 2716

Episode #393 - Swag

Hi, Everybody! In the part of this episode talking about the MiG 21 on sale, as I remember, Jack was wondering wheather these planes have seen action back when they were on duty. And just recently I saw a clip on Youtube showing one of them still in action now, although not in its original role as f...
by ZharkovSe
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep#392
Replies: 12
Views: 9922

Re: Ep#392

And there was one more plane mentioned - An-2 - it is a remarcably well-mannered plane allowing i.e. such things as landing almost verticaly while mushing all the way to the ground. And this summer I became a proud owner of a 1/4 of a beautiful bird of this kind. If you come to Moscow some day - sen...
by ZharkovSe
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep#392
Replies: 12
Views: 9922

Re: Ep#392

Hi! You were talking about the aircraft, with biggest production numbers, and I thought that you and the listeners might find it interesting to see some pictures of on of the russian planes from the list you might not be familiar with - the Po-2 (U-2) training plane designed by Polikarpov in USSR ba...
by ZharkovSe
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Just some amazing photos from Russian MAKS 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2646

Just some amazing photos from Russian MAKS 2015

Dear UCAP Team and Forumers, i'd like to share with you a livejournal post with amazing photos of Russian military planes from the MAKS-2015 aerospace exibition, Moscow, Russia. http://fotografersha.livejournal.com/710267.html And some dailys from the show Before the show - http://fotografersha.live...
by ZharkovSe
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #249 "Playing Dave's Game"
Replies: 4
Views: 4677

Re: Episode #249 "Playing Dave's Game"

Dear Jack!

It seems that this topic got lost somewhere on the list. I'd like to remind about it to "highlight" it on your list :)
Thanks,

Sergey
by ZharkovSe
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Owning and restoring historic airplanes - Ilyushin IL-14
Replies: 2
Views: 8293

Re: Owning and restoring historic airplanes - Ilyushin IL-14

Almost one yaer since the last post :) We've made a great progress on our IL-14 "Blue dream" - the 2nd engine is now running http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL15B0A7736950BDCD and in a week or two we hope to start the 1st one. Hydraulic system is working well too http://youtu.be/zaNIj...

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