Tag: Aviation

Quotes March 02, 2018

The 2 most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity and I don’t know which is the more.

Q. How do you know your date with the fighter pilot is half over?
A. He says “but enough about me – wanna hear about my plane?”
Q: How do you know if there is a fighter pilot at your party?
A: He’ll tell you.
Q: What’s the difference between a fighter pilot and a jet engine?
A: A jet engine stops whining when the plane shuts down.
Q: What’s the difference between God and fighter pilots?
A: God doesn’t think he’s a fighter pilot.
Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death … I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing!
(Sign over the entrance to the old SR-71 operating base
Kadena, Japan).
There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.
(Sign over squadron OPS desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970).
The Altitude above you, the runway behind you, and the fuel not in the plane are totally worthless!!!

A pilot’s job is very simple…. there are 3 lights on an aircraft, red on left wing tip, green on right wing tip, white on the tail….. Your job, as a pilot is to keep the plane between these 3 lights!!!!
(Sonny Kellum, Flight Instructor)
Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.
Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of under-standing or doing anything about it.
Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: When a prang (crash) seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slow and gently as possible.
If you’re faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.
(Bob Hoover – renowned aerobatic and test pilot)

This Day in Aviation History December 6th, 1957 First flight of the Lockheed L-188 Electra.

First flight of the Lockheed L-188 Electra.

This Day in Aviation History
December 6th, 1957
First flight of the Lockheed L-188 Electra.

The Lockheed L-188 Electra is an American turboprop airliner built by Lockheed. First flown in 1957, it was the first large turboprop airliner built in the United States. Initial sales were good, but after two fatal crashes that led to expensive modifications to fix a design defect, no more were ordered. However, with its unique high power-to-weight ratio, huge propellers and very short wings (resulting in the majority of the wingspan being enveloped in propwash), large Fowler flaps which significantly increased effective wing area when extended, and four-engined design, the airplane had airfield performance capabilities unmatched by many jet transport aircraft even today—particularly on short runways and high field elevations. Turboprops were soon replaced by turbojets and many Electras were modified as freighters. Some Electras are still being used in various roles into the 21st century. The airframe was also used as the basis for the Lockheed P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft….

Wikipedia, Lockheed L-188 Electra: http://gstv.us/1XCWK8M

YouTube, Lockheed L-188A Electra Promo Film #3 – 1960: http://gstv.us/1XCWw1t

Photo from: http://gstv.us/2gEfQQR
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FYI – Aviation October 09, 2017

Note: when I click the link it automatically shows Anchorage & surrounding areas.
This site is very interesting, fun to view and easy to lose time. I have not tried tracking my Amazon shipments, yet~
Live internet flight tracking

How it works
Flightradar24 is a flight tracker that shows live air traffic from around the world. Flightradar24 combines data from several data sources including ADS-B, MLAT and radar data. The ADS-B, MLAT and radar data is aggregated together with schedule and flight status data from airlines and airports to create a unique flight tracking experience on www.flightradar24.com and in Flightradar24 apps.

Night Witches, Nazi Hunters, Heroes: The Women of Aviation Group 122 | Dirty, Sexy History

Source: Night Witches, Nazi Hunters, Heroes: The Women of Aviation Group 122 | Dirty, Sexy History

Gene Zerkel, aviation entrepreneur, 1926-2017 – Must Read Alaska

Gene Zerkel was an aviation pioneer in Alaska. Zerkel came to Alaska after being a wing-walker in air shows and serving in the Air Force.

Gene Zerkel, aviation entrepreneur, 1926-2017 – Must Read Alaska

Glassy water crash – Craig Medred

A botched landing on glassy water at Halibut Cove led to the crash of a Cessna 206, single-engine aircraft that came within yards of slamming into the “Danny J” ferry last July, according to National Transportation Safety Board documents released today.

The plane was being flown by adventurous Alaska Dispatch News publisher Alice Rogoff, whose description of the landing is included in the NTSB packet.

Glassy water crash – Craig Medred