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posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Its amazing how efficient planes are getting now though as that's nearly a 17hr flight.




posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Woody510

thats so cool, testing or not its still impressive.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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Crazy, ain't it. We started with 737s that could go a couple thousand miles, now we have twins that are ETOPS 330 rated.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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If we're doing flights that are 17-18 hours long now then I'd give it another 10-15 years and they'll be able to stay up for 24 hours. So does the ETOPS rating there mean it can safely fly for 5 and a half hours on one engine?



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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Yes. That's what they were doing last night. Boring as hell flight I imagine, which is why they drew the pretty picture. They apparently had to make some alterations to the test to be able to do it.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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How far on average do you think they can glide for Zaph I know there's various factors than can change the distance. But just wondering about a ball park figure?



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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Not very. The A330 for Air Transat went something like 350 miles after flaming out over the Atlantic.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 02:56 PM
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NC-135W up. That not one you see often



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 02:59 PM
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A NASA Canberra is up flying over Texas and Oklahoma at FL55



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 03:01 PM
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They're working on a Rivet Joint upgrade. Lots of activity around the area where they get upgrades in the last few months, and this is the third or fourth time the NC has been flying around.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 03:03 PM
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Can't believe some are still flying



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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NASA has three that were modified into the WB. They were uprated to TF33 engines, long very large wings and tails, upward opening canopy.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
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NASA has three that were modified into the WB. They were uprated to TF33 engines, long very large wings and tails, upward opening canopy.


They used them to test the BACN and If Im not mistaken a few were forward deployed



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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Dreamlifter over Alaska from Japan heading to Charleston



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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Two Ospreys up over the UK one is doing 93 knots the other 212

Edit: make that 3
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posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 05:11 PM
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Two of them alternated in Afghanistan. The third was returned from storage a couple of years ago after a multi year PDM.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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The UK has a couple of Apaches and a Chinook up



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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Cobra Ball Now up close to nebraska



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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an EC-130Q. Old TACAMO plane now owned by a civil company converted to Fire fighting up over Bakersfield along with 3 S-2's belonging to Calfire
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posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 06:52 PM
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I caught that one the other day. I thought it was a miscode when it pulled up as a Q model.



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