The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

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I'm with phuckingduck on this one.

My brother told me a story of when he first arrived at his Bradley unit and they were prepping to go to Iraq. He was standing with another officer as the Brads rolled past and one of the dropped a large metal retaining ring on the frozen ground.
"Is that important?" asked my brother of the other officer. At that moment the next Bradly ran over the part, crushing it into the shape of a tank track.
"I hope not" answered the other officer with a shrug, "One thing you need to learn is that Bradleys shit parts."

Stuff breaks. You can't always see something that is about to fail and you can't always prevent it. Shit happens, you try to plan for it by building robust systems that can withstand a malfunction, you try to head off problems with maintenance and checks, but stuff will still break. For hell's sake, this is a car forum, we, of all people should understand that (especially members who own certain British SUVs).
 

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Finally I had a good combination of good weather and no annoying F-15s doing touch-and-gos. I forgot how much fun solo flight is. I think I'll go up just for the fun of it sometime since all my endorsements are current now. :cool:
 

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Picture from the flight deck of the A380 Quantas flight after the engine "explosion"...

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Probably been switched off, since it's a loud alarm and visual red lights, the two buttons on the top left and right, master caution and master warning usually light up in yellow and red respectively
 

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Look at the very center screen, there's a green semicircle with two blurry red symbols inside. I don't remember which engine went on that A380, but if it's the inside left engine, then that's the indicator.
 

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the two blurry red symbols are XX, usually means no input or non functioning :p
 

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EDIT:Beat, but some more information.

where's the "check engine"-light? :p

The two black squares on the glare shield beside each sidestick priority selector are the master warning and master caution lights.

Why are they not illuminated in this situation? Because in any aircraft with centralised warning, it is standard procedure to silence the alarm once it goes off. The alarm's purpose is to direct the attention of the crew to the centralised warning system; in this case, the ECAM panels in the center of the instrument panel and immediately below. Although my knowledge of Airbus systems philosophy is fairly limited, it looks as though all of the ECAM messages regarding the engine failure have been cleared (by following the checklists generated by the ECAM). The green list on the lower panel is pretty self-evident what it petains to - approach and landing limitations.
 
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eww, don't zoom in too far on San Diego International. The aerial imagery isn't anywhere near looking straight down, it's just wrong looking. That's ridonkulizzle though.

On Google Maps, all (most?) major cities have 45 degree aerial views now in addition to the 90 degree ones. You can toggle it under the Satellite button (even though the shots are made from airplanes).
 

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Look what I found on a shelf at home... lol.

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Well worth 45 minutes of viewing, for those who are not that into the detailed camera views, start viewing from the 30 minute mark onwards for some awesome shots.
 
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