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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Londonrake » Sat Sep 02, 2023 7:33 am

Hydrogen in an airship?

What could possibly go wrong?
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Lordo » Sat Sep 02, 2023 1:17 pm

Worth watching.

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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Sep 03, 2023 8:05 pm



...back to the future.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Sep 05, 2023 1:59 am



...an update.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:05 am

This is an impressive live video of Delta B-767 engine failure just few seconds after take-off in Prague and a safe landing on the same runway 20 minutes later.


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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:29 am



London (Canada) Airshow, some interesting stuff for sure.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Mon Sep 18, 2023 2:36 pm

The pilot is safe, so we can laugh about this, no? :D

First I thought this was a joke, but apparently not.

The pilot ejects from the most expensive fighter jet ever, but leaves the aircraft in auto-pilot, still airborne and nowhere to be seen. What? :lol:

This is like getting out of your car leaving the it in drive without setting the brakes. Oops! :oops:

So, the question begs to be asked is, why did the pilot bail out if the aircraft was still able to retain flight, and on auto pilot no less?

Perhaps the ejection was not intended and was a result of malfunction.

I mean come on, what do you expect from a $100 million aircraft, that everything works perfectly? :lol:

I wonder anyone finding the missing F-35 can keep it, as in “finders keepers” rules? :wink:

I guess this only applies if no one claims it within 90 days. :D

No doubt the Chinese and the Russians are looking for it too, if the aircraft flew out to sea and ditched after running out of fuel.

What a catch that would be for Russia and China if that were to happen. :shock:



U.S. asks for help finding missing F-35 fighter jet after pilot ejects during 'mishap'
The jet was left in autopilot mode so there’s a possibility it could still be airborne somewhere over South Carolina, a spokesman at Joint Base Charleston told NBC News.


Sept. 18, 2023, 10:46 AM CEST / Updated Sept. 18, 2023, 1:47 PM CEST
By Chantal Da Silva
A U.S. fighter jet’s stealth abilities appear to be working too well, with authorities forced to ask the public for help finding an F-35 that went missing somewhere over South Carolina when the pilot ejected due to a “mishap.”

Joint Base Charleston, an air base in North Charleston, said it was working with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to "locate an F-35 that was involved in a mishap" on Sunday afternoon.

The pilot was able to safely eject from the aircraft, an F-35B Lightning II jet, and was taken to a local medical center in stable condition, the air base said in a Facebook post at around 5:35 p.m. ET.

The jet was left in autopilot mode when the pilot ejected from the aircraft, so there’s a possibility it could still be airborne, Jeremy Huggins, a spokesman at Joint Base Charleston, told NBC News over the phone. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/f- ... rcna105534
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Londonrake » Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:12 pm

You have to admit, the “stealth” is pretty impressive. :shock: :lol:
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:14 pm

Londonrake wrote:You have to admit, the “stealth” is pretty impressive. :shock: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Very! :D
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Londonrake » Mon Sep 18, 2023 6:55 pm

Vaguely reminds me of an "incident".

Pull up a sandbag (sorry if it's a repetition).

I used to fly on 4 jet Maritime Patrol Aircraft at one time. A typical sortie would see us transit to an area then descend to low level (200 -2000ft). Once established we would shut down the 2 outboard engines to save fuel. Staying on task there typically for 6 hours.

During one trip, the 1st pilot comes off the flight deck and back to the tactical area, to get a better idea of how things were going. Leaving the fairly inexperienced co-pilot, with a hairy-assed flight engineer, at the front.

Suddenly there's a bang and the co declares on intercom "Fire in number three engine! Initiating engine shut down". The last thing heard from that period on the data recorder - before all 4 generators went off line and silence - was the engineer, shouting "THAT'S THE WRONG FUCKING ENGI.............". At which point the aircraft became an 80 ton glider.

The 1st pilot ran (perhaps flew would be more descriptive) back to the flight deck, dropped into the left hand seat and managed to light an engine just in time.

Ahh, those were the days. :lol:
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