Civil Aviation Ministry of Information thread


#103

Yeah the only real proper Fokker aircraft for a flightsim was the Project Fokker for FS2k2/4 and FSX. Unfortunately that petered out after releasing a wonder F-28 along the 70/100 models.

There this one for XP though: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/11933-fokker-f27-600/

Digital Aviation did a version too at one point that got promised a VC but never ended up with one unfortunately.

http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=fokkerjet

It’s a shame really, they are very interesting aircraft and had some innovative features for their time.


#106

Props to @Aeromechanical for finding it, but damn son; Georgia pretty.


#107

Wow, those are incredible shots!


#108

How did the nose wheel get over that ditch?


#109

Nasty crash…

Didn’t stand a chance - investigation is still ongoing, but what happened here is a mystery.

“The first thing I noticed was that the plane had no landing gear on, its wheels weren’t down,” he said.

"It was coming in way too fast and then the bottom of it did a sort of belly flop on the runway. It caught fire and then it bounced back up into the air and when it hit the ground again it burst into flames.

“It was like a massive fireball and there was black smoke everywhere. We could feel the heat from where we were standing. There were bits of plane all over the runway.”


#110

Ouch, what a nasty way to go. Sounds like there was some technical malfunction.


#111

Not sure if this belongs here, but today whilst out walking the dog, I saw my first ever OV-10 Bronco flying. Was deep green with large orange flashes on the boom uprights.

Never seen one in the air before. Probably from one of the many collections in the area - or maybe something to do with the new airshow replacing Waddington’s annual event. I don’t know when that is, but at £39 entry I won’t be going :frowning:

Edit: Found it:

http://www.lincsmag.com/LincsMagMilitary/1MilitaryLincs/034_Bronco_Demo_Team_at_Waddington_2014.html


#112

Hmm…shame it will be below minimums with that 1/4 mile call…I mean, the 20 knot crosswind limitation on the King Air is only a recommendation, not a limitation…

KEYW
091730Z 0918/1018 03025G35KT P6SM -RA FEW015 SCT025 OVC045
TEMPO 0918/0921 03030G55KT 3SM SQ BKN010 BKN020 OVC050
FM092100 05032G50KT 3SM RA SCT012 OVC025
TEMPO 0921/0924 05040G60KT 1SM SQ BKN010 OVC020
FM100000 03040G60KT 2SM +RA BKN012 OVC020
FM100600 02056G70KT 1SM +RA BKN010 OVC015
FM100900 04075G95KT 1SM +RA BKN005 BKN010 OVC015
FM101200 36090G120KT 1/4SM +RA BKN002 BKN008 OVC010
FM101500 27075G100KT 1/4SM +RA BKN002 BKN008 OVC010


#113

kCPA0zq


#114

There’s noting you can’t accomplish with speed… :wink:
Seriously though, looking at the pics in the article, the nosewheel didn’t like the excursion either.


#115

Oh god, poor strut… that will leave a mark on that aircraft…


#116

Think it’s a write off?


#117

So this happened today on an approach in Plainville CT. Pilot was miraculously ok. Big tree for the assist!


LIKE A GLOVE
#118

Mudspike Air Cargo material. Short field landing training - check.


#119

That’s exactly where he intended to park it. Mad skilz ;).


#120

10/10 on execution


#121

That’s a deleted scene from one of the Lord of the Rings movies. Where the tree Ent is playing with his toy aircraft…


#122


#123

That is one lucky pilot!


#124

Nice trap. Must be ex Navy.