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Aviation trivia quiz.

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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

My personal favorite C-130 video was the STOL modification they tried to use to land in a soccer stadium in Tehran to rescue the hostages. They put rockets on the nose facing forward and fired them as they landed. It failed. Spectacularly.




posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TerryDon79

My personal favorite C-130 video was the STOL modification they tried to use to land in a soccer stadium in Tehran to rescue the hostages. They put rockets on the nose facing forward and fired them as they landed. It failed. Spectacularly.


Gonna have to find that one too lol.

Just added a video of the c-130 landing on the carrier on my other post.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

I'd find it for you but linking YouTube videos on my phone is a royal PITA.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: Imagewerx

Next trivia question.What is specific about how the windows are fitted into modern control towers?


I'll ask this one again,surely Zaph must know the answer to it?



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TerryDon79

I'd find it for you but linking YouTube videos on my phone is a royal PITA.


Im on my phone too, but I can get this as a desktop site too


Operation Credible Sport



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

Is it an anti glare or one way mirror type of thing?



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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They get sucked out real good.


The angle keeps them clear of rain and other debris, as well as reflecting any reflections from inside the tower up and away from the controllers so they can see.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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What I was after was the exact specification about how they're fitted.They're all installed (or supposed to be) at 15 degrees from the vertical.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Those "modifications" were like something you would make when you are drunk and playing Kerbal Space Program...

Didn't it end up in two pieces (before it burned to the ground)?
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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: Zaphod58

Those "modifications" were like something you would make when you are drunk and playing Kerbal Space Program...

Didn't it end up in two pieces (before it burned to the ground)?


Check out the video I posted (it's near the end).

To me it just looks like a hard landing.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

Whoops, I didn't catch that!

Well, technically it broke in two, but yeah, it otherwise went like something from KSP, haha
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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: TerryDon79

Whoops, I didn't catch that!

Well, technically it broke in two, but yeah, it otherwise went like something from KSP, haha


Yeah, but in KSP you can reset and try again lol



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

And that particular concept was definitely a "reset to spaceplane hangar" sort of situation...



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: TerryDon79

And that particular concept was definitely a "reset to spaceplane hangar" sort of situation...


Yeah I guess. Fascinating concept though. I wonder why they ditched it? Surely not just because of that one incident?



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

One aircraft: The V-22

Along with Senior Citizen, IF she ever flew...



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

It burned first.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

It was a specific modification for a single mission. They were going to land it in downtown Tehran, board the hostages after an SF team broke them out, and get out on board.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: TerryDon79

One aircraft: The V-22

Along with Senior Citizen, IF she ever flew...


Well duh! (Aimed at myself)

How did I forget about the osprey?



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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What was the EC-18 used for?



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
What was the EC-18 used for?


I had to google that plane. God she's ugly. It's like snoopy and a 707 had a baby.




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