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    Incredible aviation stories !

    25 Kickass and Interesting Pilot Stories | KickassFacts.com


    I had no idea that Oregon had been bombed by Japan.
    So I followed that one ( No.15 ) up...

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

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    Note -

    "Several false myths accrued in the lore of the All American,[8] some of which were refuted in a 2012 interview of her bombardier Ralph Burbridge.[5] Burbridge explained that the aircraft returned to her base in North Africa, and could not have made a long trip back to England as widely recounted.[5] The base near Biskra, Algeria, was a more reasonable 300 miles from the bombing target.[8]

    Burbridge also said that the collision occurred when the bomber group was returning to base after having dropped its bombs on target, so that the aircraft did not complete a bombing run after being damaged as had been incorrectly recounted.[5] Burbridge's account confirms that the ten crew members donned their parachutes, contradicting stories that the crew sacrificed some of their parachutes to hold the plane together or for an in-flight rescue of crew members from the isolated tail section.[5]

    The Harold Adamson and Jimmy McHugh 1943 song “Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer” was not written about All American as sometimes reported, but was about another 97th Bomb Group B-17, Thunderbird.[8]" - Wiki
    Last edited by Chob; 16th April 2018 at 16:31.

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    Read , "The Piggy Back Ride"

    B17 Stories

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chob View Post
    Incredible aviation stories !

    25 Kickass and Interesting Pilot Stories | KickassFacts.com


    I had no idea that Oregon had been bombed by Japan.
    So I followed that one ( No.15 ) up...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobuo_Fujita
    Thanks Mate - My something new for the day.
    Plus I never knew there was such a thing as a "submarine aircraft carrier" !
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    Cheers, Rob.
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    Everybody who flies worst nightmare .

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    Terrible tragedy , and also a testiment to the pilots training and professionalism to bring it in on one engine fully loaded safely .

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    British Airways pilot four times over the alcohol limit
    20 Apr, 2018

    A British Airways pilot has been accused of trying to fly a packed holiday jet while four times over the alcohol limit.

    Julian Monaghan, 49, was hauled out of the cockpit by armed police in dramatic scenes after cabin crew feared he was drunk.

    Concerned staff on the 300- passenger flight called 999 shortly before take-off from Gatwick Airport on January 18, the Daily Mail reports.

    The Boeing 777 was destined for Mauritius, a 12-hour flight.

    But Monaghan, a long-serving British Airways first officer, was allegedly drunk when he stepped into the cockpit.

    Stewards decided to call the police before the aeroplane left the departure gate.

    Monaghan was arrested and led off the aircraft in handcuffs. The incident delayed the flight's departure by more than two hours.

    Yesterday Sussex Police said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised a charge of being over the alcohol limit on board an aircraft.

    "Julian Monaghan was arrested at Gatwick Airport's north terminal on suspicion of performing an aviation function when the level of alcohol was over the prescribed limit."

    He is charged with having 86mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system. While the drink-drive limit is 80mg, the limit for pilots is 20mg.

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    ^ what a nightmare..
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    ^^ Four times over the limit ....Thats the only way Id want to be Flying a Plane .

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    100 year anniversary of the Red Baron being shot down...

    https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/100-y...-5773676484001
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    It's one of the world's most-loved airlines but it's about to vanish forever.

    Consistently credited as being one of the US's favourite airlines, Virgin America is set to take its final flight today before it is taken over by Alaska Air as part of a US$2.6 billion ($3.6b) deal.

    The two final flights will be Virgin America Flight 1182 which is scheduled to depart San Francisco at 9.30pm, and Virgin America Flight 1948 is due to fly to Los Angeles at 9.32pm local time.


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    Watch: A350 in near vertical takeoff



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    Plane Talk: smoke, thankfully without fire, caused a diversion to Thailand

    https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a8346866.html
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    Pilot nearly sucked out windshield ...

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world...ght/ar-AAxhspe
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Pilot nearly sucked out windshield ...

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world...ght/ar-AAxhspe
    Reminds me of the spoof youtube skit... The Front fell off.

    https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j...xkzqHNe4hyhpnk

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    Inflight Wi-Fi

    Used the WiFi on my last flight with Emirates; painfully slow, ok for text but kept timing out with any photos as attachments

    Air NZ seem very expensive - in news today

    Air New Zealand passengers will be able to access Wi-Fi on international flights for a chunky price.

    The airline is charging $40 a sector, more than that charged by many other airlines, some of which offer some connectivity for nothing.

    Among other airlines offering Wi-Fi on New Zealand routes, Cathay Pacific and United Airlines charges US$19.95 on long-haul flights and Emirates offers the first 20MB of data free and beyond that up to 150MB for US$9.99 or up to 500MB for US$15.99.

    Air New Zealand uses satellite company Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics for the hardware in the cabins.

    A signal goes from a passenger's device to an antenna on top of the plane, which is then picked up by a satellite and then sent back down to collect data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    Inflight Wi-Fi

    Used the WiFi on my last flight with Emirates; painfully slow, ok for text but kept timing out with any photos as attachments

    Air NZ seem very expensive - in news today

    Air New Zealand passengers will be able to access Wi-Fi on international flights — for a chunky price.

    The airline is charging $40 a sector, more than that charged by many other airlines, some of which offer some connectivity for nothing.

    Among other airlines offering Wi-Fi on New Zealand routes, Cathay Pacific and United Airlines charges US$19.95 on long-haul flights and Emirates offers the first 20MB of data free and beyond that up to 150MB for US$9.99 or up to 500MB for US$15.99.

    Air New Zealand uses satellite company Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics for the hardware in the cabins.

    A signal goes from a passenger's device to an antenna on top of the plane, which is then picked up by a satellite and then sent back down to collect data.
    Surfing the 'net is very slow via satellite, and sending any large files like photos, ought to be avoided. Text data is good and I've used it many times on Emirates when crossing the ditch, 20MB lasted ~3hrs. Funny thing is ones phone or tablet will think you are in 'Cape Kennedy' time zone.
    Cheers, Rob.
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