The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

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Apparently my company now owns this: https://intermountainhealthcare.org...-utahs-newest-medical-long-range-medical-jet/

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Bombardier Challenger 604 to be used for lifesaving flight operations.
 

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Flying a DC-3 is very much a hands-on job. A PNF*-hands-on-the-levers job, in fact. Those are the prop pitch levers, if I’m not mistaken.

*pilot not flying
 

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I'm a huge fan of the DC-3. I was able to go aboard the Delta DC-3 they restored when I took a civil aviation history class back in the early 2000s. Got some great shot of that plane.
 

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Flying a DC-3 is very much a hands-on job. A PNF*-hands-on-the-levers job, in fact. Those are the prop pitch levers, if I’m not mistaken.

*pilot not flying

Correct.

The levers should be:

Throttle (X2), pitch (X2), mixture (X2).

Is that your picture? Did you fly on the DC3?
 

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Throttle (X2), pitch (X2), mixture (X2).

Pitch, throttle and mixture from left to right. :mrgreen: PF was working the throttles, that part I recognised.

Is that your picture? Did you fly on the DC3?

Yep. Second time on PH-PBA yesterday. Route was from EBOS towards Ghent, then to Terneuzen, then Vlissingen and back to Ostend.
 

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Wow, jealous of you and @Blind_Io getting to fly on it.

I'm surprised that the pitch controls are on the left, but it appears you are right.
 

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Wow, jealous of you and @Blind_Io getting to fly on it.

I'm surprised that the pitch controls are on the left, but it appears you are right.
I wasn't able to fly on it, I got to walk around it at the Delta hangar and go aboard while it was on the ramp, but seats for flights were lottery based and limited to Delta employees.
 

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So I was sitting in an airport terminal with my headphones on and their noise cancellation set to “high”. But I still heard the very noticeable hum of a turboprop aircraft. The most I was expecting was Cessna Caravans and ATRs, so this was unexpected. Turned out to be…

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…a Ukrainian An-12! 😍
 

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Spotted a few planes while running near AMS last weekend.

Ryanair B738
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EasyJet A320
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Delta A359 (saw another one a few minutes earlier as well)
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KLM E170
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