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by gmarshall
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: List of 'must see' aviation destinations
Replies: 7
Views: 562

List of 'must see' aviation destinations

I'd like to crowd source a bucket list of aviation destinations. I first thought it would be a list of museums, but maybe making it a little broader would be more fun? I'll kick things off with a short top 5 list. Feel free to insert, reposition, or even remove entries if you have something to simil...
by gmarshall
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: FliteTest
Replies: 1
Views: 585

FliteTest

Have you guys been following the stuff that the guys over at FliteTest have been doing? They started out doing Youtube reviews of RC airplanes and quads, then branched into selling some of their own designs. Beyond that, though, they've created some STEM curriculum stuff which they're trying to get ...
by gmarshall
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Cathartic 'goddamnit'
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Cathartic 'goddamnit'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V2n0e5g42I The moment the pilot lets go and cusses after landing... You know, it's a bad day, but it could have been oh so much worse. The passenger should have shut up on approach. I would have told him to zip it while I concentrated. The look the pilot shot him aft...
by gmarshall
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: San Jose International got a little cleaner today
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

San Jose International got a little cleaner today

We've all seen hangars full of fire retardant foam. Apparently a snafu with a fire retardant system led to an uncontained foam release *outside* a hangar, covering at least one access road a few feet deep in foam. Haven't seen an aerial of the 'disaster' but there must be a pic somewhere. http://www...
by gmarshall
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Uncontained compressor failure?
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: Uncontained compressor failure?

Actually, on further investigation, it looks like the compressor blades are all still there?? The front cowl around the intake is gone, but the compressor blades look reasonably intact, which is, frankly, remarkable.
by gmarshall
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Uncontained compressor failure?
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Uncontained compressor failure?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/southwest-a ... 1472320957

Summary: Southwest 737 climbing through FL300 makes a really big bang noise. Much of the front of the Number 1 engine is... well... gone.

Not often that I've heard of that happening.
by gmarshall
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: If you're going to fly into rising terrain...
Replies: 0
Views: 819

If you're going to fly into rising terrain...

...you may as well land. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/plane-emergency-landing-pemberton-glacier-1.3611197 Pilot was flying to Whistler and turned down the wrong valley. The beach craft musketeer they were in didn't have the climb performance to make it out, and there wasn't ro...
by gmarshall
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: A 'low pass'? I dunno if it qualifies
Replies: 1
Views: 869

A 'low pass'? I dunno if it qualifies

At St. Barts there's an approach where pilots have to bring it in steep over a hillside on final approach. There's a road along the ridgeline, and spectators sometimes position themselves there to get shots of aircraft going close overhead. In this case, a pilot got a *little* bit low: https://www.y...
by gmarshall
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Didn't know S2 Trackers were amphibs
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Didn't know S2 Trackers were amphibs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4D6GxkPMgs An unexpectedly large wave comes over the bow of the USS Ticonderoga as a Tracker takes off. That stout little plane keeps on trucking, climbing out after going in one side of the wave / spray and coming out the other side. I had *heard* about this video a...
by gmarshall
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Biggest 'kick it and stick it' I've seen
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

Biggest 'kick it and stick it' I've seen

Antonov 124 in a pretty stiff crosswind breeze. There's some stick and rudder flying there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIKRUFfWnNw

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