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by rattler
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: de Havilland DH 84 down
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: de Havilland DH 84 down

A/c and pilot in question:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onlM7VXW2Qw

Rattler
by rattler
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Huh? No report on Congo Crash?
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Huh? No report on Congo Crash?

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/53-feared-de ... 019-2.html

Differently from what this article states now confimed at least 112 dead, 15 not accounted for.

Rattler

P.S.: My bad, now found the relevant thread...: http://airdisaster.info/10/forums/viewt ... f=6&t=4253

R.
by rattler
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Those whacky pilots....
Replies: 9
Views: 1805

Re: Those whacky pilots....

Southwest Airlines flight attendants are considering a federal discrimination claim against a pilot whose cockpit rant about "gays and grannies and grandes" on his flight crew was accidentally broadcast to the control tower and other planes in the airspace over Texas. -snip- They´re funny, those Am...
by rattler
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: RAAF 90th Birthday Air Pilgrimage
Replies: 7
Views: 3345

Re: RAAF 90th Birthday Air Pilgrimage

Great pix, thanks for sharing! Mut have been fun to just focus a short time on nothing else... :)

Request permission to use some (of course with author mentioned) on another site?

Rattler
by rattler
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Japanese Reactor blown up?
Replies: 96
Views: 9915

Re: Japanese Reactor blown up?

You might want to get better sources there....www.utne.com??? seriously? 2 operators + 29 firefighters + up to 25 liquidators from acute radiation exposure It is extremely hard to correlate any subsequent deaths from cancer to Chornobyl due to the fact that there was no good record keeping prior to...
by rattler
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Japanese Reactor blown up?
Replies: 96
Views: 9915

Re: Japanese Reactor blown up?

I agree with you on the relative scale, Ed, but it wouldn't exactly be a bonus. The footage I've seen of the tsunami coming inland is truly shocking. No, not a bonus at all...but considering the worst case scenario of Chornobyl: no containment, operators did everything wrong, firefighters ill prepa...
by rattler
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Japanese Reactor blown up?
Replies: 96
Views: 9915

Re: Japanese Reactor blown up?

I hope you can make contact with your neighbours soon, Rattler!
Done, this morning, all fine...

Rattler
by rattler
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas among safest
Replies: 28
Views: 3161

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas among safest

-snip- But Che, what other airline serves you steak and eggs ("Usted quién es") for breakfast? -snip- Now, what the hell are you talking about is beyond my understanding. I think it is a pronunciation joke. "... serves you steak and eggs" . Sounds barely similar to " usted quién es ".... Hey, hey! ...
by rattler
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Japanese Reactor blown up?
Replies: 96
Views: 9915

Re: Japanese Reactor blown up?

Certainly one of the top worries of the neighbouring countries right now (AFAIK a core meldown is what they try to prevent against time), but then the Japs themselves have other very serious problems to fight: Lost contact to 4 of my neighbours that were travelling Honshu, they were supposed to be a...
by rattler
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Linux #@§$%&**!
Replies: 27
Views: 2977

Re: Linux #@§$%&**!

To each his own, I am happy when I can avoid microsoft products, they are bloated and create far too much superfluous code. True but... Short version: when I write a piece of code (from which I make $$$), Microsoft is where the money is, not Linux. So... So? ... no enterpreneur view of things. Micr...
by rattler
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: More situational ethics at Airbus.
Replies: 31
Views: 3154

Re: More situational ethics at Airbus.

Bad luck, GlennAB1 (or brother or sister), Murphy is always our friend when least we need him... Really sorry to hear that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt-R5hj_lWM

Rattler
by rattler
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Who said this would not work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Who said this would not work?

A small aircraft used for "Homeland Security Training" (whatever that is, sounds like freeby hours for some) with a flight instructor on board made a successful emergency landing on an interstate in the US, not much known about the time/traffic etc. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110201/ap_on_re_us/us...
by rattler
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: End of Year Trivia Question
Replies: 45
Views: 4384

Re: End of Year Trivia Question

Dont know how, but you guys constantly outwit me...

So much for ass-pirations.

Rattler
by rattler
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Airline kicks unruly Russian team off flight
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Airline kicks unruly Russian team off flight

Those hockey guys *are* dangerous, maybe a major Russian strike on unsuspecting defense forces has been prevented by not letting them board... Under my auspices as we ran the scenario, live, in a MBX (war game simulation) some years ago, here the report from ENN (the news media for the simulation), ...
by rattler
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AN-22 down in central Russia
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: AN-22 down in central Russia

Oh, rattler, no need to show off that you've heard of the Tu-116. Hilditch has heard of it, too. I guess I have heard of more stuff, had to when I became Chief of INTEL/COUNTERINTEL in the Russian Northern Fleet... :) Link to this memorable time and event below, there is a lot to learn about the ru...
by rattler
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AN-22 down in central Russia
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: AN-22 down in central Russia

As as result all planes powered by the Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprop with contra-rotating propellers have been grounded, thats the AN-22s and TU-95s. Thank you, rattler. Two questions: 1. Are you aware of any NK-12 installations NOT using the counter-rotating setup? 2. Does the grounding apply also to ...
by rattler
Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AN-22 down in central Russia
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: AN-22 down in central Russia

As as result all planes powered by the Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprop with contra-rotating propellers have been grounded, thats the AN-22s and TU-95s.

An incredible monster, nice vid of flying one as a museum plane to Speyer, Germany here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RPOCd4g7Fs

Rattler
by rattler
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Christmas...
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Happy Christmas...

...to the crowd!

Rattler
by rattler
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: And another one we will miss...
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: And another one we will miss...

Also this is a moment to remember Art Nall´s civil effort to keep one Sea Harrier flying... What if I don't want to remember it? Cleverbot ( http://www.cleverbot.com/ ), whos wisdom I frequently access over questions of deep philosophical impact, sez: "If you don't want to and you don't have to, th...
by rattler
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: And another one we will miss...
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: And another one we will miss...

Nice article here, including some content of the recently declassed flight manual: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/12/how-to-fly-the-harrier-jump-jet/ http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/wp-content/gallery/harrier2/Harrier_II_Manual_01.gif http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/wp-content/gallery/harrier2...
by rattler
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Russia loses contact with Soyuz?
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Russia loses contact with Soyuz?

And the latter seems to have been the case, now Russia reports contact has been re-established with both after having been lost for several hours: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=12414834
by rattler
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Russia loses contact with Soyuz?
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Russia loses contact with Soyuz?

2003 GMT it is on the net, and it sounds way worse (if that is possible): Russia reports contact lost with the soyuz AND the ISS, lets hope they did not crash it into her and its just a comms prob:

http://rt.com/news/connection-iss-soyuz-lost/

Rattler

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