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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Today, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By brianw999
My only hope is that I brought a smile to some...

My only hope is that I brought a smile to some faces !
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Today, 07:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,965
Posted By brianw999
I remember an old joke about the first fully...

I remember an old joke about the first fully automated flight with no flight crew on board. The safety briefing was conducted via video and an announcement ensued as the aircraft was lifting off...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By brianw999
Slow news week for you 3WE ? Re: the van....

Slow news week for you 3WE ?

Re: the van. Three possibilities.
1. Handbrake not applied.
2. Handbrake applied, brakes cool, gravity overcomes handbrake friction, van rolls away.
3. President...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum Yesterday, 05:26 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,474
Posted By brianw999
For the United the whites are very bright. ...

For the United the whites are very bright.

For thr Rex, it's leaning to the left. Use the hangar vertical that appears above the over wing exit.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,965
Posted By brianw999
Is this thread going to get back on topic...

Is this thread going to get back on topic sometime soon ?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-29-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,965
Posted By brianw999
On the subject of distress calls.... The...

On the subject of distress calls....

The three golden rules in order...

1. Aviate.

2. Navigate.

3. Communicate.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,474
Posted By brianw999
I would use the main rotor driveshaft in both...

I would use the main rotor driveshaft in both images.
1. Is leaning to the right.
2. Is leaning to the left but not by a lot.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-28-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By brianw999
Angling a few degrees off topic. The Convair...

Angling a few degrees off topic. The Convair CV880 was designed to compete with the Boeing 707/720 by being faster but with slightly less seats. Cost and the fewer seats sealed its fate though. There...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By brianw999
This describes the Delta historic fleet ...

This describes the Delta historic fleet



*Delta operated the DC-10 twice, once on lease from United before the L-1011s could be delivered, and again when Delta acquired Western Airlines in...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-27-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,663
Posted By brianw999
Not really Rene, the background is a distraction...

Not really Rene, the background is a distraction rather than an addition to the image.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,474
Posted By brianw999
The side of the Emirates fuselage is distorted. ...

The side of the Emirates fuselage is distorted.

I don't see a problem with the other shot.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-26-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,474
Posted By brianw999
I'd appeal that one Girish. Leave a short note...

I'd appeal that one Girish. Leave a short note referring to this thread.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,965
Posted By brianw999
Don't forget though that sandstorms often involve...

Don't forget though that sandstorms often involve big time amounts of fast moving air. Add in sudden loss of spatial awareness and life suddenly gets very difficult.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,965
Posted By brianw999
....or engines full of sand ? Remember...the...

....or engines full of sand ? Remember...the pilot had supposedly asked for a route change to avoid a sandstorm.

I can remember sitting out in the desert in Saudi Arabia when I worked there...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 77,717
Posted By brianw999
EXACTLY RIGHT....which takes us back to the...

EXACTLY RIGHT....which takes us back to the "Children of the Magenta" video.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
There is also another consideration that means...

There is also another consideration that means that not all bodies will be found. Those seated over the fuel tanks and in the vicinity of the engines would be liable to atomisation/incineration. Not...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
I'm sure you're right. On looking at it again it...

I'm sure you're right. On looking at it again it seems that what I thought was a similar colour scheme is actually the shaded rear cargo ramp doors of the Antonov. I only posted it because it was...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
I'm surprised that no one seems to have linked to...

I'm surprised that no one seems to have linked to this video unless I missed it. It reputedly shows MH17 coming down in flames but essentially in one piece with the right engine/wing on fire. I use...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
I rather fear that the last 60 seconds of the CVR...

I rather fear that the last 60 seconds of the CVR will be enough to make the strongest willed man cry.
Forum: Aviation Videography Forum 07-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By brianw999
Lovely old bird. I'm of a certain age that...

Lovely old bird. I'm of a certain age that allowed for me to see these operational at Heathrow back in my youth. Nothing quite like a ramp full of Connies, DC 3's DC6's and DC 7's. British types such...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,965
Posted By brianw999
Flightradar has it as an MD83 EC-LTV. ...

Flightradar has it as an MD83 EC-LTV.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ah5017/
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By brianw999
By George....he's got it ! That is PRECISELY...

By George....he's got it !

That is PRECISELY what this website is, a PRIMARILY aviation photography website that happens to have a couple of forums for those who don't upload photos of aircraft to...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
Betcha I know who that last comment is aimed at ?...

Betcha I know who that last comment is aimed at ?

:wiggle::twisted:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
In that case I humbly stand corrected.

In that case I humbly stand corrected.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
The key point is that UKRAINE INTELLIGENCE knew...

The key point is that UKRAINE INTELLIGENCE knew that the insurgents had a missile system. There is nothing that I have seen (although I could be wrong, I haven't read every single word here !) that...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By brianw999
Deep apologies. I had no idea that it was my job...

Deep apologies. I had no idea that it was my job to know about every single aviation writer in the world. I promise I will devote at least three hours a day from now on learning about them all....
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
Yes, you're correct, there is no need to...

Yes, you're correct, there is no need to brief.......until an engine fails on takeoff. Then it's too late to brief !



Depends. The area concerned was considered by Eurocontrol and Ukrainian ATC...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By brianw999
The first one ? Yes, night shot.....and it's on...

The first one ? Yes, night shot.....and it's on the edge of daytime. Personally I would say that anything where the sun is more than 5 degrees above the horizon then we go to daytime. A good place to...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
Apologies for the lengthiness of this quote but...

Apologies for the lengthiness of this quote but it gives the latest news on the release of bodies, handover of Black Boxes and the hardening attitude of Westen leaders. It is however noticeable that...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-21-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,474
Posted By brianw999
I would say no, definitely not backlit. Certainly...

I would say no, definitely not backlit. Certainly not when you consider this acceptance..... http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7841943&nseq=84

Sort out the composition, maybe brighten the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-20-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
Following the agreement of Chris Kilroy, the site...

Following the agreement of Chris Kilroy, the site owner, ATFS_crash has been permanently banned.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-20-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
News flash for the chief Rag, Tag and...

News flash for the chief Rag, Tag and Bobtail....... They'll be the boxes that have
FLIGHT RECORDER. DO NOT OPEN written on them in big, black letters !
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 19,474
Posted By brianw999
It's cropped too far back. It only needs the fin...

It's cropped too far back. It only needs the fin to make it a full size picture which personally I would prefer. Cropping 90 degree side on shots rarely works.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-20-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By brianw999
Sorry Tee Vee, you misunderstand. I wasn't...

Sorry Tee Vee, you misunderstand. I wasn't accusing you, the moderation was directed at the post made by AA1818 who posted pictures of nazi concentration camps and dead bodies. Those pictures are...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
@Evan. Thank you...and I have taken this to...

@Evan.
Thank you...and I have taken this to PM's now although I doubt that Crash will like what I say to him and even less like the fact that no one else can read his response, if there is one. I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-20-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By brianw999
Thank you. Out of interest, which journals are...

Thank you. Out of interest, which journals are you talking about as I've been around aviation for 55 years and have never heard of the persons mentioned ?

EDIT: Ah..."Flying" magazine. I don't...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
I don't think so. The BUK system has an IFF...

I don't think so. The BUK system has an IFF system that shows that the aircraft BEING TARGETED is/was a civil airliner, not a reported Antonov which it now seems was not being targeted after all....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-20-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By brianw999
:wiggle::smilewin: 3WE.......taking forum...

:wiggle::smilewin:

3WE.......taking forum useage to a new WTF level !

:smilewin:

( note the smilie use. )
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-20-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 19,856
Posted By brianw999
Good find Ultraflight. This part of the...

Good find Ultraflight.

This part of the text says it all really.....



The Ukrainians would have been sufficiently well trained to recognise the IFF as would the Russians, neither of whom...
Forum: Aircraft Types and Other Photo Data 07-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By brianw999
QantasLink to be exact. It is in the airline...

QantasLink to be exact. It is in the airline options along with some regional options. Given what is written on the side I would go for QantasLink.

Do you agree Erwin ?
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