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Chitral Airport, Pakistan, has a crashed Fokker F-27 Friendship that is now “Friendship Restaurant”. “When life gives you lemons…make lemonade.” 1/4 #planespotting #avgeek #aviationdaily #aircraft #aviationlovers #aviation
Built in 1960, Fokker F-27 AP-ALN flew for Pakistan International Airline from 1961-July 5, 1994 when, flying from Islamabad to Chitral with 4 four crew members and 38 passengers,…2/4
#1 engine had trouble on final & poor alignment with the runway forced a go-around. #2 engine was at full power and gear and flaps retracted, but it still lost height. As it turned to to avoid the river it landed in a field, sliding for 300m before colliding with a tree. 3/4
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Stored outside, all that remains of a very rare French research aircraft of the late 1940s, rescued after being a target on a gunnery range. The third of only 4 built and the only survivor. 1/ #planespotting #avgeek #aviationdaily #aircraft #aviationlovers #aviation #milair
Sud-Ouest Espadon (Swordfish) first flew in 1948 & was intended to be fighter/interceptor but, as with so many 1st generation jets, it proved to be underpowered and failed to meet specs. The 4 prototypes then became test beds for various engine configurations. 2/
This one, SO.6025, fitted with a rocket engine below the fuselage, was the 1st European A/C to break the sound barrier in level flight, 15 Dec. ‘53. Along with jet fuel it had rocket fuel & nitric acid between the jet intake & rocket so it could be safely dumped if necessary. 3/4
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Mar. 1:
1/ ♦️Large #Earthquke #Activity #Predicted

#Dutch seismologist, #FrankHougerbits, who predicted the #Earthquake in #Turkey & #Syria,🔸#Warned of a large-scale #Earthquake that could occur in Mar. 2023.🔸..continued

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#Earthquake #Quake #Seismic
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Mar. 1:
2/ ♦️Large #Earthquke #Activity #Predicted

A report released by the #SSGEOS (#SolarSystemGeometrySurvey) scientific institute, where #Hougerbits works, says the approach of the #Planets on Mar. 2 & 5 can..continued

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#Earthquake #Quake #Seismic
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Mar. 1:
3/ ♦️Large #Earthquke #Activity #Predicted

..can lead to 🔸very large #Seismic #Activity in the period from Mar. 3 to 7.🔸

So, according to scientists, #Tremors are likely in 12 points of the #Planet ..continued

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#Earthquake #Quake #Seismic
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Mar. 1:
1/ Many #Russian #Warships in #BlackSea

#Crimea report:
New #Russian #Missile #Attack could be #Pinpoint or in #Multiple waves

This was announced by the head of the #Joint ..continued

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#UkraineRussiaWar #Warships #Ukraine .@oleksiireznikov
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Mar. 1:
2/ Many #Russian #Warships in #BlackSea

..#JointCoordinatingPressCenter of the #DefenseForces of the #South of #Ukraine, #NataliaHumenyuk on the air of the telethon.

According to her, the #Russian..continued

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#UkraineRussiaWar #Ships #Ukraine
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Mar. 1:
3/ Many #Russian #Warships in #BlackSea

.#Russian #Ship #Grouping on #CombatDuty in the #BlackSea continues to be unchanged.

“These are 15 #Russian #Ships, among which there are 5 #Missile #Carriers..continued

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#UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine #War
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1/ #Ukraine #Sudan #Denmark #hackers #Quran #aviation

Russian KILLNET Hackers target Danish airports

Quote: Our friends from Sudan carried out attacks on the infrastructure of Danish airports due to the burning of the Koran:
2/ 🔴 cph.dk | Copenhagen Airport
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🔴 aal.dk | Aalborg Airport
check-host.net/check-report/e…

🔴 ekvh.dk | Vesthimmerland Airport
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When being "#1 Worldwide" is not a good thing. Lots of people watching @Qantas 144 after the pilot declared a mayday upon losing an engine. Here's hoping for a safe landing in Sydney. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1… #aviation #qantas
On final approach now.
FlightRadar24 shows it on the ground taxiing off the runway with as many as 135K watching.
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In 2018, following d US-Bangla airplane crash, I had two questions (img 1) b/c d #AviationAccident record was horrendous.
ONE reason? Lack of proper investigations. We had clocked ~1 fatal accident/yr since 1990 & BUT most had been blamed on the pilot (img 2). #Nepal
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Sure, #Nepal's has one of the toughest & maybe even THE toughest terrain.

BUT then why these? 8 things I discovered in 2018 (see images 1-3)? #Nepal #AviationIndustry #AviationAccidents
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My own educated conclusion? The State of #Nepal has scant regard for human life. (You can see that not just in the #AviationIndustry but also in the way it has done NOTHING to address d incredibly high rate of accidents on d roads & highways.
(Src: dorjegurung.com/blog/2018/03/t…)
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I managed to walk about 12km yesterday and throughout the walk was constantly looking up as aircraft landed on runway 27 @SanDiegoAirport. As @Airbus A350 destinations go this one is a little unusual approach wise… Follow on my walk as I explain…#WePilots #aviation #SanDiego
Unlike other major #airports San Diego doesn’t have an Instrument Landing System (ILS) on R27,I’ll explain why later.The approach is also a little steeper than the norm to avoid small hills on the approach. It’s stunning day or night as you fly through the city to land. #WePilots
From Balboa Park most aircraft descend using a GPS approach that follows a descent angle of 3.5 degrees from a approach fix to the runway. An imaginary descent path to follow to the runway using GPS rather than an ILS beam from the ground. But why is SAN an unusual destination?
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Sur le mois de décembre, j'ai tenu un Calendrier de l'Avent des Ordres de grandeur 🗓🎅🏼

Alors pour bien commencer 2023, voici une compilation de mes 25 visuels (avec liens vers les posts LinkedIn)👇

En espérant que ça vous sera utile, je vous souhaite une très bonne année !
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Planes landed at Reagan National Airport in wind gusts of up to 48 mph today - travelers tell me they experienced the wildest landings of their lives. #aviation
Photographer @news_photog also captured this plane that did not land on this attempt, the pilot instead heading back up to try again in the heavy winds. #holidaytravel
Meanwhile inside the airport many of the folks in this long line are trying to figure out how and when they can finally get to their destinations. Many have experienced at least one cancellation, for some it has been multiple. #aviation
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Starting to see a few significant delays on the arrivals board at Reagan National Airport. However you will notice some of these are actually planes landing a little early. #aviation
It is definitely busy at Reagan National, which is a hub for American Airlines. Some people are dealing with canceled flights but most seem to be getting out okay. #aviation
A portion of the current departures board @Reagan_Airport. A few delays, but most of the flights are listed as on time, at least for now.
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Distribution of #hydrogen using freight-compatible modules significantly reduces infra costs, transfer losses, and fueling/turnaround times vs. conventional fuel logistics chain. This modular solution will enable hydrogen #airplanes in commercial service as early as 2025. (1/6)
A conventional fuel #infrastructure for #hydrogen #aviation would require a near-simultaneous massive capex investment across 4,000+ commercial airports worldwide. This would easily exceed the trillion+ investment in LNG infrastructure. (2/6)
#Hydrogen, while lighter, safer, and cheaper than jet fuel, does take more volume. As a result, a conventional liquid hydrogen fueling operation can take 4X longer than with jet fuel—as long as 1h20min—wreaking havoc on turnaround times and unit economics. (3/6)
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#avgeek #aviation #USNavy #airplane - Vought OS2U Kingfisher; 1519 built starting 1938. Used by US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and the Soviet Navy. 450 hp; 1 x .30 cal (one fixed forward; one ring mounted in back) + bombs or depth charges. 1/
2/ OS=Observation Scout, U=Vought and 2=2nd plane by Vought for Observation Scout duty. Some had wheels vs floats. Were they convertible or built that way? OS2Us flew from land, naval air stations, or were catapult-launched off battleships, heavy cruisers or light cruisers.
3/ OS2Us sat atop a launch car sled on the catapult. An electric motor turned the catapult 30 degrees off the bow as the ship sailed into the wind. A 5" smokeless powder charge rammed the car to 80 mph in .5 seconds, retention pins dropped and the plane was off!
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#avgeek #aviation #RoyalNavy #aviationlovers – The remarkable Westland Wyvern naval strike airplane featured contra-rotating propellers and a mighty, behind-the-cockpit 3,200-hp Rolls Royce Eagle engine. This configuration allowed a cut down nose... 1/ ImageImageImageImage
2/ optimized for aircraft carrier naval aviation. 127 built, 1946–1951. Six W.34 prototypes↖️. 7 x TF.1 pre-production planes↗️ built in 1946. 9 x TF.2 ↙️↘️built in 1949. These used either a Rolls-Royce Clyde or 3,560 hp Armstrong Siddeley Python turbo-prop. ImageImageImageImage
3/ There was a single Westland Wyvern TF.3 two-seat trainer converted in 1950 from one of the previous aircraft. By the way, Wyvern was a legendary dragon. The definitive model was the TF.4, which was later renamed S.4. So what are TF and S (torpedo fighter? Strike?)? Image
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1/ #B21 #B21Raider #avgeek #aviation #B21Reveal (tonight; 8pm). The #USAF's new B-21 Raider long-range stealth bomber aircraft leverages existing technologies, fast computer design, better production, etc., while echoing the now ~30-year-old B-2 Spirit. @kadonkey @Sylvia70485099
2/ Six B-21 Raiders are already in production. 100(?) planned. The B-21 honors Jimmy Doolittle's #WW2 raiders who flew B-25 Mitchell bombers off the Hornet to hit Tokyo in 1942. The new bomber is actually smaller in size and capacity than the B-2 Spirit.
3/ #B21 #military - World War III - The B-21 features won't fly low but at about 60,000 feet, hence the "diamond" silhouette vs the B-2's jagged rear. Unit cost could be $700M (my guess). To operate them for 30 years will cost about $203B for 100 B-21s. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1…
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1/ #avgeek #aviation #airplanes #USAF - April 20, 2016: A quartet of Lockheed F-22 Raptors salute the OTD 100th Anniversary of the Lafayette Escadrille over the Lafayette Escadrille Monument, just west of Paris. The first squadrons to get the F-22... @Sylvia70485099 @kadonkey Image
@Sylvia70485099 @kadonkey 2/ were the 94th and 27th Fighter Squadrons. The 94th carries the Lafayette Escadrille's legacy, which is actually quite sad since it buried it. Here the French Air Force buzzes the same with some Mirage 2000s and a Rafale. Image
3/ The USAF's abandonment of the Lafayette Esacrille is truly disgraceful. France, however, honors the Lafayette Escadrille. Beyond the monument, the commemorative Dassault Mirage 2000 N, it actually has a Escadron de Chasse 2/4 La Fayette at BA 113. Merci, France! ImageImageImageImage
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#avgeek #aviation #ColdWar #USAF #WW2 - Birmingham, Alabama's Southern Museum of Flight has DC-3, F-14, Beechcraft Starship, F-4N Phantom II, A-4F, T-33, F-86D/F-86L, D-21, Mi-28, Tuskegee trainers, model ships, and much more! Please follow me! 1/ ImageImageImageImage
2/ There are exterior displays right next to the museum's main building and also a bunch at a field a couple of blocks away. Here are Bell-UH-1H Huey, A-7E Corsair II, F-4N Phantom II, A-4F Blue-Angel, T-33 and an F-86D/F-86L Sabre.
3/ The first remote lot is two blocks from the museum and behind a chain-link fence. Still, it's impressive and includes a A-12, F-84F, F-101, F-102A, F-104, F-105, F-111A, CH-54B, T-28, MiG-21U, T-2C, etc.
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🚗 FUN FACT - SUVs are the world's 6th largest polluter (if they were ranked as a country)

😷 Total emissions of all the SUVs globally is more than Germany, Saudi Arabia and South Korea

🌍 But despite the fact we are facing a #ClimateEmergency, car makers are still pushing SUVs A bar graph that shows the total annual carbon emissions for
In fact, Growing demand for SUVs was the second largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions from 2010 to 2018. #pollution

The increase in global #emissions from SUVs was more than heavy industry, shipping and #aviation

theguardian.com/environment/ng…
But there's more

⛽ Oil consumption from SUVs reached 5.5 million barrels per day in 2020.

🚗 Emissions from SUVs have nearly tripled over the past decade.

⚡ Even electric SUVs contribute to pollution through higher amount of particulates from tyres.

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#ufotwitter #aviationhistory #aviation
November 1, 1978
The Air Force decides to produce an F-117A stealth fighter based on the mostly successful tests of Have Blue aircraft at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The contract goes to Lockheed’s Skunk Works.

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Hey #OSINT, here's a curated list of resources to track/monitor aviation movements.
🛫🛩✈️🚁..... 👇Thread 🧵
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1. ADS-B Exchange - adsbexchange.com

2. FlightRadar24 - flightradar24.com

3. Live Flight Tracking - uk.flightaware.com/live/

4. Listen To Live Air Traffic - liveatc.net

5. Planespotters - planespotters.net
#OSINT #flights #aviation
6. Radar Box - radarbox.com

7. FreeDar Blue Desktop - radar.freedar.uk

8. Military Aircrafts/Photos - airfighters.com

9. Flight Connections - flightconnections.com

10. Plane Flight Tracker - planeflighttracker.com

#OSINT #aviation

Retweet 🎉
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So, in your opinion, which is the most iconic WW2 fighter plane and by which criteria? Here are four for starters. You can suggest others too... #avgeek #aviation #airplanes #WW2 ImageImageImageImage
2/ Here are a few others to join the Mitsubishi Zero, Me-262, Spitfire and P-51 I showed above. Thus voila the Dewoitine 520, FW-190, Yakovlev Yak-3, Hawker Hurricane. ImageImageImageImage
3/ So many great choices... ImageImageImageImage
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#avgeek #aviation #RAF #USAF #P51 - The P-51 Mustang was built to a British spec for a new RAF fighter and later served in the USAAF. Let's tour the fighter, from its prototype NA-73X to P-51D, etc., its development and different versions... @kadonkey @Sylvia70485099 1/
2/ The British Purchasing Commission asked North American to license-build Curtiss P-40 Warhawks for the #RAF. Instead, North American designed a more modern NA-73X prototype fighter with the same 1,090 hp Allison V-1710 engine. It first flew September 9, 1940.
@AlexanderZPain @MartinKoenigsb2 @kingdomman66 @majestic_air @curlyboy1975 @deecanadian 3/ It was 25 mph faster than the P-40. Britain bought 320 NA-73 + 300 NA-83 (fishtail engine exhausts) and christened them Mustang I. This new RAF type was used for recon and fighter-bombing. It had a 12' wide landing track, simple production, etc. 4 x .50 cal; 4 x .30 cal.
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Yes, millions of #Russians will die, alas, but the world as a whole will be saved.

Next, all of #NATO's conventional power would come crashing down on Russia.

Carpet bombing of army positions, Global Prompt Strike on decision-making centers, anti-radar long-range missiles Image
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on air defense.

The Russian #AirForce will be destroyed in the first minutes for the most part, and those fleets that get in the air will be destroyed by F-22s and F-35s.

The B2s will fly to the #Urals and launch bunker strikes on #Yamantau and other safe havens.
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All Russian #leadership bunkers will be destroyed in the first 5 hours.

Next, the B52s will carpet bomb the Russian army in #Ukraine and #Russia. Hundreds of thousands of bombs will scorch the entire Russian army left unprotected by air defense and air forces.
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