The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

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I love the Global Express.

A similar mod is also made on it's main rival, the G550:



and this weird one:

 

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This is winning, anyone got $4000 to spend?!

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_FantasyCamp2011.htm

[youtube]3ueUJPqWWbY[/youtube]

The crew will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express, Manteca. Crew must be checked in the night of May 31st. The program starts early AM on June 1st. Each crewmember will receive training materials, flight suit, eye and ear protection etc. Live rounds will be used at gunnery range and blanks will be used during the mission. Each crewmember will be issued: 50 rounds / 50 cal. blank, 10 rounds / 50 cal. live, 15 shot gun rounds, shotgun and targets. Additional ammo will be available for purchase at location. Mission flight time will be approximately 1 hour. 250 lb. dummy bombs will be dropped on a target from the B-24 Liberator (manufactured to original specifications). On second day of camp there will be two missions with crews of 8. Crew member performs a task in each position on an approximate 10 minute rotation. Although we are confident that the P-51 Mustang and Me-262 will participate, at this time please consider this additional "bonus" tentative.
 

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A-380 struck by lighting on approach to Heathrow.
 

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A-380 struck by lighting on approach to Heathrow.
:shock:

I just saw that as well, here is the video and story.

(The video works in the Test Forum, but won't imbed.
Can anyone get it to imbed?)

Video:
[video]http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1418452869?bctid=940280644001[/video]
(Right click to view - only about three seconds long, but scary!)

Story with Video:
The Lookout - Video shows dramatic footage of lightning striking jet above Heathrow airport

Yahoo News said:
If the best you can do when you're caught between the moon and New York City is fall in love--as the treacly eighties pop song had it?it seems safe to say that among the worst experiences you can have in a plane awaiting clearance to land at a major airport is to be struck by lightning. In a video filmed as ominous storm clouds gathered in the skies near London's Heathrow Airport, photographer Chris Dawson captured the dramatic spectacle of a bolt of lightning shooting through a Dubai-based Emirates Airbus 380 flight as it prepared for its descent. Dawson shot the video last month, but it has only recently surfaced in public.

"I saw the storm clouds gathering, and I thought conditions would be perfect for a lightning strike," Dawson told the UK Daily Mail.
 

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Awesome!

"you must park more airplanes on the tarmac before.... " Hopefully, someone with rep to spare will bestow one on you for this pic.
 

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Broncos are just cool aircraft. Period. I know that I will never have the chance to fly any of the warbirds I really love, but I hope someday I might be able to afford my pilot license and take the stick of a Bronco (who knows, maybe even park one on the ramp for myself).
 
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