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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2015, 10:58:10 AM »
Woulda looked much better without the stupid instagram filters.
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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2015, 11:13:01 AM »
Woulda looked much better without the stupid instagram filters.
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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2015, 12:07:12 PM »


Pan Am 1969 First Passenger Flight Over North Pole, Part 1 (the rest can be easily followed by watching on You Tube).

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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2015, 11:27:53 PM »
"There is no such thing as bad whiskey. Some whiskeys just happen to be better than others" ― William Faulkner

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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2015, 11:29:53 PM »
Please add your videos to wiki.
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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2015, 09:15:35 PM »
I know the title says videos and documentaries but I think that can be expanded to aviation related links.

I found this article very interesting and informative:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/opinion/14-in-flight-mark-vanhoenacker.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2015, 09:14:23 AM »
Some more cool stories about the SR-71 here:
http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/blackbird-diaries-180953373/?no-ist

My personal favorite:
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Shul was the first pilot to write a book about flying the SR-71. This story comes from his book Sled Driver: Flying the World’s Fastest Jet, first published in 1991, now in its sixth printing.

Walter and I had just completed the 100 hours required to attain Mission Ready status in the jet. Ripping across the Arizona deserts 80,000 feet below us, I could already see the coast of California.

I was beginning to feel a bit sorry for Walter in the back seat. There he was, with no really good view of the incredible sights before us, tasked with monitoring four different radios. The predominant radio chatter was from Los Angeles Center, controlling daily traffic in their sector. While they had us on their scope (albeit briefly), we were in uncontrolled airspace and normally would not talk to them unless we needed to descend into their airspace.

We listened as the shaky voice of a lone Cessna pilot asked Center for a readout of his ground speed. Center replied: “November Charlie 175, I’m showing you at 90 knots on the ground.”

Now the thing to understand about Center controllers was that whether they were talking to a rookie pilot in a Cessna or to Air Force One, they always spoke in the exact same, calm, deep, professional, tone that made one feel important. I referred to it as the “Houston Center voice.” Conversely, over the years, pilots always wanted to ensure that, when transmitting, they sounded like Chuck Yeager, or at least like John Wayne. Better to die than sound bad on the radios.

Just moments after the Cessna’s inquiry, a Twin Beech piped up on frequency, in a rather superior tone, asking for his ground speed. “I have you at 125 knots of ground speed.” Boy, I thought, the Beechcraft really must think he is dazzling his Cessna brethren. Then out of the blue, a Navy F/A-18 pilot out of Naval Air Station Lemoore came up on frequency. You knew right away it was a Navy jock because he sounded very cool on the radios. “Center, Dusty 52 ground speed check.” Before Center could reply, I’m thinking to myself, “Hey, Dusty 52 has a ground speed indicator in that million-dollar cockpit, so why is he asking Center for a readout?” Then I got it. Ol’ Dusty here is making sure that every bug smasher from Mount Whitney to the Mojave knows what true speed is. He’s the fastest dude in the valley today, and he just wants everyone to know how much fun he is having in his new Hornet. And the reply, always with that same calm voice, with more distinct alliteration than emotion: “Dusty 52, Center, we have you at 620 on the ground.”

And I thought to myself: Is this a ripe situation, or what? As my hand instinctively reached for the mic button, I had to remind myself that Walt was in control of the radios. Still, I thought, it must be done. That Hornet must die, and die now.

Then I heard it. The click of the mic button from the back seat. That was the very moment that I knew Walter and I had become a crew. Very professionally, Walter spoke: “Los Angeles Center, Aspen 20, can you give us a ground speed check?” There was no hesitation: “Aspen 20, I show you at 1,842 knots, across the ground.”

I think it was the “42 knots” that I liked the best, so accurate and proud was Center to deliver that information without hesitation, and you just knew he was smiling. Walt keyed the mic once again to say, in his most fighter-pilot-like voice: “Ah, Center, much thanks, we’re showing closer to nineteen hundred on the money.”

For a moment, Walter was a god. And we finally heard a little crack in the armor of the Houston Center voice, when L.A. came back with “Roger that Aspen. Your equipment is probably more accurate than ours. You boys have a good one.”


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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2015, 09:19:49 AM »
Life as an airline pilot


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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2015, 09:23:18 AM »
Documentary: Congo Bush Pilots


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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2015, 12:43:00 PM »
Bob Hoover pouring a cup of iced tea while executing a barrel roll:


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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2015, 12:54:37 PM »
Tex Johnson does a barrel roll in a Boeing 707:




And here he is explaining it:


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Re: Aviation Videos & Documentaries
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