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    Nope I have died and went to Hell. I have way, way, busy. Prioritys be prioritys.

    Nope I have died and went to Hell. I have way, way, busy. Prioritys be prioritys.
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    More strange but real facts from the our secret files:
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    This thing has been in orbit for almost a year now The first X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle waits in the encapsulation cell of the Evolved Expendable Launch vehicle April 5, 2010, at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, Fla. Half of the Atlas V five-meter fairing is visible in the background...
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Mr. Chips, I believe that under 25 mph/40 kph the anti-skid gives full brake command back to the pilot (correct?) so wouldn't a pilot want to be below that speed while taxing? Helicopters being cool as they are have two or three methods of taxing depending if the have skids or tires: 1. Hover...
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Even if the number one failed the number two should have picked up the load. I know on our CH-47s if an engine loses power the other engine automatically pickups the load of the failing engine. If it was a compressor stall the pilots would have seen the TGT spike and their would have been a...
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    Time to clean up this mess I call "Desk" so have a good weekend oh and our stores are open on...

    Time to clean up this mess I call "Desk" so have a good weekend oh and our stores are open on Good Friday.
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    K-MAX Drone Helicopter
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    I came here to the see the Nothing and I don't see it so I will be moving along with the other...

    I came here to the see the Nothing and I don't see it so I will be moving along with the other people.
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    Ash OMG it is +3? C out right now fist time we have been above freezing this year. No coat this...

    Ash OMG it is +3? C out right now fist time we have been above freezing this year. No coat this afternoon just a t-shirt it feels so good!!
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    He is doing good. I already went out on patrol and is schedule to fly with a helicopter...

    He is doing good. I already went out on patrol and is schedule to fly with a helicopter somewhere. He schedules himself for these little patrols and flights silly boy. He says he has the best job at FOB Farah. He went on patrol with the Italian contingent Mama Mia! I knew that there were...
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    Did I get your goat :lol: My son called this morning from Afghanistan!

    Did I get your goat :lol: My son called this morning from Afghanistan!
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    Random Thoughts....

    Caek? What are you on crack? We are going to do the traditional pin the tail on ashspet.
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    If a plane is designed to be pressurized there is really no savings by not pressurizing the cabin/cargo area. If you want to face a real nightmare you should replace a passenger window on a pressurized airliner. There is a plastic window panel that you lay your head on when you are flying. If...
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    :drums:Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Lightning Count, Happy...

    :drums:Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Lightning Count, Happy Birthday to You.
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    The Prop setup caught my attention on this plane. I present to you the Antonov 70:
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Don't mess around the intake of a jet engine!
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    The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

    Sometimes I just want to scream! Flight Time 5:40 pm Arrive Airport at 4:00 pm Baggage Checked 4:20 pm Passed through TSA 4:40 pm Arrive at Gate 4:41 pm Boarding at 5:10 pm Depart at 5:50 pm Arrive at 6:35 Here it is Airport Time prior to flight including boarding = 1 Hour 50...
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    Boy I hope I will tell you in a week. So you guys have to show up two days before the flight...

    Boy I hope I will tell you in a week. So you guys have to show up two days before the flight too? I have a better idea than all that security, let everyone carry a gun onto the plane.
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    Ash it is like a 12 hour flight to Indiana besides they are going to have a real wedding when he...

    Ash it is like a 12 hour flight to Indiana besides they are going to have a real wedding when he returns form Afghanistan. It was a very small ceremony done in the military chapel. We will see Kaye next week when we fly down to Anchorage for the weekend. My wife wanted to be there when she gets...
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    Did I not mention that he was in Indiana and I am in Alaska. He had to get special permission to...

    Did I not mention that he was in Indiana and I am in Alaska. He had to get special permission to get married as his unit is locked down for deployment next week.
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