Something fun and a little light for the day

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posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:17 AM
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This is a great video posted online, showing a SunCountry 737-800 (N804SY) landing with a badly faded and sun damaged paint job. It's a five minute time lapse from landing with the damaged paint, to departure looking like a brand new aircraft, showing all the steps of repainting in between.

vimeo.com...#




posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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Good morning Zaph,

Thanks for the video.

I was watching this video earlier. An awesome high def video:

Link - Wolfe Air Reel



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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reply to post by MDDoxs
 


Wolfe Air does some killer video and promotional shots. I love watching their work.

ETA: They didn't show tail numbers for most of them, but I've been on that C-32. 80002 is a nice bird.
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posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:35 AM
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That is a really big paint booth. I have worked on ones that are big enough to paint mining equipment that are about a quarter of the size of that one.
I also worked on the booths that they paint the JLG lifts (seen in the video) when they manufacture them.

Cool video, thanks for posting it... was much better than Syrian doom and gloom.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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reply to post by MDDoxs
 

That's a nice video too.




posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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reply to post by butcherguy
 


I figured we could all use something a little light today with all the doom and gloom going around. The scary part about that paint booth is that's a small one. You should see the Lufthansatechnik hangars. They're huge. And the paint booth/hangar that they put C-5s into.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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I thought about that when I was writing my post, that there are much bigger ones out there. Basically they take and an appropriately sized hanger and engineer it into a paint booth. I wonder how big the ones are for the Antonov 225?



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 09:12 AM
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reply to post by butcherguy
 


Pop onto Google Earth, and go to Svyatoshino and you'll see it for yourself. It's impressive.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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reply to post by Zaphod58
 

Yeah, that's pretty huge. External roof trusses.
That is a crooked runway. I can't think of any purpose for that.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 09:24 AM
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reply to post by butcherguy
 


It's not crooked, it's on a hill. The "crooked" part is where it goes uphill.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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reply to post by Zaphod58
 

Ok, thanks for that.
I guess I have never really saw a runway that had a lot of grade on it. But then, my first hand experience with airfields is limited.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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reply to post by butcherguy
 


There aren't many. Tends to make an interesting take off and landing if you have a hill in the way.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 01:31 PM
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Here's another fun one. Without reading the description, and just looking at the clues in the video, let's see who can ID the plane type.





posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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reply to post by Zaphod58
 

LC130?



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:49 PM
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reply to post by butcherguy
 


Really good guess, but not quite.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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reply to post by Zaphod58
 

I just cheated and googled Operation Icebridge.

They have details of the two different a/c that they use as airborne laboratories.
Looking at the nose, I would have to guess that it is the plane that was originally designed to looking for things that are underwater.
I won't say it and ruin it.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 03:01 PM
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reply to post by butcherguy
 


Haha. I'm actually kind of surprised you guess LC-130 first. Most people don't know that variant.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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reply to post by Zaphod58
 

I talked to a guy that had a ride on one once.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 03:10 PM
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We had one come through that had a bunch of idiots for crew members. The aircraft had been buried in ice for two years and they were heading back to the depot to get all kinds of work done on it to repair it. It was one thing after another after another, and the crew always demanded hanger space to do the work. At the same time, another crew working on their C-130 sat on the ramp in front of them, pulled three props, repacked them, and all they wanted was a prop crane.

Another one came through, my father went on board, and they had boxes with holes in them. He looked into one of the holes, and a bunch of eyes looked back at him.
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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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I think that the guy I talked to was putting things in boxes that had holes in them....





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