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Post by avi-addict » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:13 pm

Wasn't the Caravelle an untrustworthy kind of aircraft?  Is it a Spanish product? 


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Post by Raffles » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:51 pm

From Wikipedia: The Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle was the first short/medium-range jet airliner produced by the French Sud Aviation firm starting in 1955 (when it was still known as SNCASE). The Caravelle was one of the most successful European first generation jetliners, selling throughout Europe and even penetrating the United States market, with an order for 20 from United Airlines.[1] The Caravelle established the aft-mounted-engine, clean-wing design that has since been used on a wide variety of aircraft.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sud_Caravelle


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Post by iApollo » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:19 pm

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Hoover

Robert A. "Bob" Hoover (born January 24, 1922) is a former air show pilot and United States Air Force test pilot, known for his wide-brimmed straw hat and wide smile. In aviation circles, he is often referred to as "The pilots' pilot."



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Post by Raffles » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:39 pm

Bob  :utheman:


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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:53 pm

24/01/1975 – First flight of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin:


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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:28 pm

25/01/1990 – Avianca Flight 52, a Boeing 707, runs out of fuel and crashes (classic CRM example):

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25/01/1983 First flight of the Saab 340:

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Post by Raffles » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:11 am

CRM Captain to Copilot : "I'm the management and you are the resource!"


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Post by four engine jock » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:40 am

[quote="Moertoe Pilut"]
25/01/1990 – Avianca Flight 52, a Boeing 707, runs out of fuel and crashes (classic CRM example):

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Not a crm problem. Screwed up crew problem and English to no no good problem.Get it. Can you hold For 30 min. Yes we can hold for 30 min. Then ran out of fuel. My English to be better today.



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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:47 pm

27/01/1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning:

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27/01/1959 – First flight of the Convair 880:

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27/01/1963 – First flight of the IAI Westwind:

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27/01/1966 – First flight of the Fairchild FH-227:

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27/01/1967 – Apollo 1 launchpad fire kills three U.S. astronauts:

Apollo 1 (initially designated Apollo Saturn-204 and AS-204) was scheduled to be the first manned mission of the U.S. Apollo manned lunar landing program, with a target launch date of February 21, 1967. A cabin fire during a launch pad test on January 27 at Launch Pad 34 at Cape Canaveral killed all three crew members—Command Pilot Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee—and destroyed the Command Module. The name Apollo 1, chosen by the crew, was officially retired by NASA in commemoration of them on April 24, 1967.

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Post by Raffles » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:59 pm

Wow a whole bunch of planes born on this day!


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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:57 pm

30/01/1948 – Orville Wright dies at age 76:

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Post by Raffles » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:32 pm

February 3


2005 – Kam Air Flight 904, a Boeing 737-200, crashes in a snowstorm in Afghanistan. All 96 passengers and eight crew members die.
2001 – First flight of the AgustaWestland AW139, 15-seat medium sized twin-engined helicopter.
1998 – Cavalese cable car disaster: A United States Marine Corps EA-6 B Prowler cut a cable supporting a gondola, causing the death of 20 people. The two pilots, Captain Richard J. Ashby and his navigator Captain Joseph Schweitzer, were put under trial in the United States, but were found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide, but later they were found guilty of obstruction of justice for having destroyed evidence. Both were discharged from the Marines.
1995 – Launch: Space Shuttle Discovery STS-63 at 05:22:04 am UTC. Mission highlights: Mir rendezvous, Spacehab, IMAX, Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle Discovery.
1991 – Returning from a strike against Iraqi forces, a U. S. Air Force B-52G Stratofortress attempting to land at Diego Garcia crashes on final approach.
1985 – First flight of the Atlas XH-1 Alpha, a South African prototype attack helicopter, used as a concept demonstrator for the then-planned Rooivalk project.
1984 – Launch: Space shuttle Challenger STS-41-B at 13:00:00 UTC. Mission highlights: Comsat deployments, first untethered spacewalk by Bruce McCandless II with Manned Maneuvering Unit; first landing at KSC; dry run of equipment for Solar Max rescue.
1982 – The Mil Mi-26 helicopter lifts a load weighing 57 metric tons to 2,000 m (6,500 ft) to break a world record for a helicopter.
1978 – Introduction: de Havilland Canada Dash 7, popularly known as the Dash 7, turboprop-powered regional airliner with STOL capabilities, is introduced in service by Rocky Mountain Airways.


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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:29 pm

04/02/1920 – Pierre van Ryneveld and Quentin Brand set out in a Vickers Vimy from Cairo to cross Africa by air from North to South

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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:32 pm

[quote="Raffles"]2005 – Kam Air Flight 904, a Boeing 737-200, crashes in a snowstorm in Afghanistan. All 96 passengers and eight crew members die.[/quote]I lost a friend on that flight....The airplanes GPS database wasn't updated and the Kabul VOR had moved....They flew straight into the mountain...  :sad:


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Post by Raffles » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:25 pm

Very sad  :sad:

:RIP:


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Post by knobbies » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:45 am

1982 – The Mil Mi-26 helicopter lifts a load weighing 57 metric tons to 2,000 m (6,500 ft) to break a world record for a helicopter.


I have a feeling this one will stand for a while.... :thumbs:



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Post by Propnut » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:08 am

[quote="Moertoe Pilut"]
04/02/1920 – Pierre van Ryneveld and Quentin Brand set out in a Vickers Vimy from Cairo to cross Africa by air from North to South.[/quote]

In hindsight it dawns on you just how difficult this flight must have been.  The Vimy is fairly large aircraft and open to the elements and the engines had to be treated gently.  Central African thunderstorms also spring to mind.


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Post by knobbies » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:33 am

Ja, they built the manne strong back then. Look at all the pioneering flights that were done.
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Post by Pine » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:16 pm

I see that on 6 February 1931 Imperial Airways begins scheduled services between England and Africa using Armstrong Whitworth Argosys.

And.....

From 6-8 February 1933, Squadron Leader O Gayford (officer in charge of the RAF Long Range Development Unit) and his navigator Flight Lieutenant G.E. Nicholetts flew non-stop in Fairey Long-Range Monoplane from Cranwell to Walvis Bay, South West Africa.
This was a world long-distance record of 5,410 mi (8,540 km).


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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:34 pm

07/02/1937 – The prototype Blackburn B-24 Skua two-seat fighter/dive-bomber makes its maiden flight, piloted by “Dasherâ€


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