The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

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I've been looking forward to page 150 for a long time. I could flood you all with stock photos of Cessna 150s but I think it would be more interesting to show the two I used to fly.

Here's the rental bird at the watering hole after a flight. If it weren't for that water tower in the background I never would have found the airport after a lesson. It was hidden pretty well in the little town. :lol:


I later came to be a part owner of this beauty. Man I miss those days of flying cheap.


If you look closely you can see my old Disco in the background. :cool:




No GPS, just basic radios. How quaint! :p I loved how the color scheme continued on the inside.
 

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Still loving the old Cessnas. Good memories since I learned how to recover from a stall and did my first landing in one.
 

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I've got a soft spot for the 150/152 family - after all, I did get my PPL in a 152. Sure, the 150 family are slow, cramped and unglamorous aircraft, but I have a lot of good memories bombing around in them.

In fact, there is a picture of the exact 152 I trained in on Airliners.net...



The picture is from 2002; sadly, it seems as though it's been sold and reregistered. Regardless, it's hard to believe that almost 11 years have past since I last flew that aircraft.
 

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Fuck yeah Africa! Too bad life expectancy isn't too great for pilots there.
 

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Porsche powered Mooney, used a flat-6 based upon that from the 911.



Note the Porsche logo on the fuel flow meter.


 

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Another "automotive-related" plane:







Bonus pics:



 
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This plane had it's first flight 75 years ago btw. (17th December, too):


(well, not that particular one)
 
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Quick question , possible spoiler :

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Wich Antonov did they use in the TopGear 3 wise men special? I shall make it a mission in life to drive a vehicle out of the back of one of those.....
 
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Boeing Clipper Picdump: (some pics are huge-ish, I tried to put them in order by size, smallest to biggest)





Yet more evidence that I was definitely born in the wrong decade.


No I didn't want to wait till page 314
 

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It may have taken a lifetime to get across the country but at least you didn't have to have your junk touched and/or shown on the Jumbotron in glorious Smurfvision.

Beech Duke B60

 

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More hi-res Beeches.





All yours for a mere 1.4 million USD.
 

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I was just talking to one of the instructors at the local aero club and not only did he used to live not far from me in the states but he was one of the former pilots of this beauty:



He also did some entertaining magic tricks. :lol:
 

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cool article about the XB-70 valkyrie, a nuclear powered bomber

http://jalopnik.com/5720675/


can anyone explain to me how a nuclear powered jet engine works? there are no exhaust gasses...how can there be thrust?
 
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