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Gravdigr 01-26-2016 03:59 PM

Is this the same guy who once rolled a commercial airliner, maybe 707 or some such, (with company brass aboard) during one of them there 'show-what-it-can-do' flights?

Pamela 01-26-2016 08:11 PM

Yep, that's him.

He is one of my personal heroes. I hope to become half the pilot he is. I will never be AS good as he is. Half will be more than enough.

Wonder if my Cessna will roll and not have the wings fall off?

xoxoxoBruce 01-27-2016 11:15 PM

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Chopper with tiny blades.

Gravdigr 01-30-2016 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plthijinx (Post 951992)
Bob Hoover, without question, one of the top aviators of our era. this is long, but very well worth it (sorry about having to follow the link)

That was pretty cool. Thanks, Philthy.

I found it odd that I did not pick up that it was Harrison Ford narrating. I usually notice stuff like that.

BigV 01-31-2016 02:27 PM

Built like a dragonfly, sting like a ... bee?

I give you the Edgley EA-7 Optica


Gravdigr 01-31-2016 11:01 PM

That is a strange bird.

Carruthers 02-01-2016 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 952623)
That is a strange bird.

I'd go along with that, Grav. :thumb:

Some years ago, Hampshire Police had one but it crashed killing the pilot and photographer he had on board.

Although slow speed handling was a main selling point, it would never have the flexibility of a helicopter.

No doubt cost was a limiting factor when it was chosen for police work.

Wiki

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Gravdigr 02-01-2016 11:46 AM

Looks like something James Bond would steal from an evil genius and fly away with.

xoxoxoBruce 02-05-2016 07:37 PM

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Boeing 787...

Pamela 02-05-2016 07:51 PM

No seats? Do we all have to stand and hold straps now?

xoxoxoBruce 02-05-2016 09:27 PM

No straps, they'll pack you in tight enough that nobody can fall over.
And if you have to pee, just open a window. :p:

sexobon 02-05-2016 09:43 PM

Velcro carpet, you get your mating Velcro jumpsuit at the gate.

xoxoxoBruce 02-17-2016 11:38 PM

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I thought, wow, what a crazy drone. :haha: But they're just illustrating the nose cannon.

Gravdigr 02-18-2016 05:17 PM


xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2016 01:09 AM

Ch-46 catching fire on takeoff.





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