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Anything related to aircraft, airplanes, aviation and flying. Helicopters & rotorcraft, airships, balloons, paragliders, winged suits and anything that sustains you in the air is acceptable to post here.

/r/aviation

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How to trick people into thinking they are not flying on a MAX

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2024/04/17
22:21 UTC

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Refueling Op Over Caldor Fire

This pic was share with me by the boomer. Taken over the Caldor fire in 2021 Thought it was an amazing pic and had to share!

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2024/04/17
21:12 UTC

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During Desert Storm, Colonel Bobby Efferson lands his damaged A-10 at King Fahd Airbase.

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2024/04/17
21:05 UTC

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Watch me fly!!

Hi! sometimes i post videos flying in a helicopter on youtube, if u wanna watch me fly and see cool skies etc u should really give it a try: Marlboro Piloto

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2024/04/17
21:04 UTC

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DARPA ACE & USAF X-62A Achieve World First for AI in Aerospace

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2024/04/17
20:42 UTC

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U2 taking off from KPRC

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2024/04/17
20:16 UTC

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How do aircraft’s not meet during a flight?

Hi! I have no knowledge on airplanes and flying etc and I genuinely wonder how do airplanes not collide or meet with other airplanes in the air? Is there a radar that tells the pilots the feet difference between them and the incoming plane?

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2024/04/17
20:13 UTC

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DC-3 cockpit over Antarctica

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2024/04/17
20:07 UTC

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The only (mostly) preserved Wright Flyer III to exist.

Stopped by the Wright Brothers National Museum while traveling by Dayton. Pretty cool history that before Orville died, in the 1940s he went back to where his North Carolina hangar was and recollected pieces of the aircraft from the locals. Then went to Massachusetts to collect the other parts that somehow ended up there (I forget how). It is said about 80% of the aircraft is original. Pretty incredible.

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2024/04/17
18:57 UTC

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ERJ vs CRJ and Q400 vs ATR, which is better?

Mostly from a passenger but also a pilot’s perspective. I’ve been on the turboprops and found them about the same but wondering which I should go with for jets and if there’s anything I should know about them

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2024/04/17
18:11 UTC

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Is there a realistic reason that a wide-body aircraft or even a jumbo jet would fly with very few commercial passengers on board?

I'm writing a story that I'd like to set on a plane but I'm trying not to fall into too many of the common mistakes that happen with stories set on planes.

I want the plane to be sparsely populated but I'm struggling to justify why a big-ass plane would fly with not many passengers. I've been on sparsely populated planes before but never a wide-body.

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2024/04/17
17:42 UTC

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Three C-130s buzzed the runway at ASE yesterday, managed to film the last one.

I had just finished hiking up and skiing down Buttermilk mountain in Colorado. The base of Buttermilk sits right at the south end of the ASE runway. As I was taking my skis off, 2 C-130 Hercules flew directly over me at low altitude, surprising the hell out of me! The video doesn’t do it justice honestly. I was hooting and hollering like an idiot. The ski lodge obstructed my view towards the airport, so I had no idea they were coming till they were right on top of me. I pulled out my phone in hopes a 3rd plane was coming and sure enough there was! Made my day!

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2024/04/17
17:12 UTC

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“The Aurora Borealis? “

“The Aurora Borealis?”

  • Superintendent Chalmers
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2024/04/17
16:45 UTC

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what do you think is the smallest plane that can carry a compact car like a suzuki jimny?

the smallest plane i know of would be the skyvan but are there any others aside the skyvan or sherpa?

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2024/04/17
15:22 UTC

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This is my view. Guess the plane. (Hint: it’s hot in here right now)

Didn’t know AA branded flights still used these.

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2024/04/17
14:45 UTC

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B-57 Canberra flying near a nuclear explosion in 1958 during Operation Hardtack

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2024/04/17
14:37 UTC

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A Delta 717-200 Exits Runway 16 at KXNA

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2024/04/17
13:53 UTC

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Is there a regulatory rule banning MULTI-touch screen displays from pilot's controls? In any context?

I don't want to clutter this subject with non-aviation information - but the reason im asking about this is that in a discussion with a relative about how Apple carplay in my car doesn't allow multi-touch, this relative of mine said it was a safety thing. Because you see, "they" don't let multi-touch LCD in cockpits because touch and drag and multi-touch make you look at the screen more than buttons

Ok. Well that doesn't automatically pass the smell test to me. I think im less safe when im pecking around for buttons in a car touch screen. I think the rules about connecting your phone and installing apps directly to a car are likely a VERY different regulatory animal than a purpose built screen that doesn't load random apple apps in to a $100,000 airplane. But maybe he's right?

Instead of arguing, i thought i'd just ask about it. Can any one tell me if any part of this claim about multi-touch lcd screens in planes being unsafe, and thus not allowed, is true?

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2024/04/17
13:51 UTC

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Spotted Emirates A380 with half of its wingtip missing, does anyone know why?

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2024/04/17
12:46 UTC

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Osprey passing over USS Wisconsin BB-64. Norfolk, Virginia

Went to visit my buddy down in Norfolk last weekend. Got a great shot of an osprey flying over. It was my first time seeing one, and damn those boys are loud.

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2024/04/17
12:29 UTC

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Engine

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2024/04/17
11:13 UTC

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USAF UH-1 Coming in for a landing

Picture I got of an USAF UH-1 conducting touch and gos (is that the right name for helicopters?)

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2024/04/17
08:12 UTC

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Figured it was time for a hard one… where we at boys and girls?

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2024/04/17
07:51 UTC

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P-51 v. Luftwaffe

Does anyone know of a book/movie describing the first interaction between the P-51 bomber escorts and Luftwaffe? I’m wondering if the Luftwaffe were surprised by the escorts still being present with the bombers over Germany.

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2024/04/17
07:42 UTC

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