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Another #aviation post for the day. I never saw a B-52, B-1B, and B-2 flying together. You really get a sense of the scale of them compared to how the B-1 and B-2 can look in pictures with those canopies and combined intakes. (Found in Reddit post so don't have attribution ☹️ )

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I saw B-52 flying only once, during slow lowpass over Radom airport. I remember overwhelming feeling, that it should not fly -- I mean, sure, all planes are heavier-than-air vessels, but this is certainly too much ;)
Most large planes! When observed at certain angles - the other day a mid-size passenger plane was taking off, moving towards me but also gaining altitude. The visual effect was that it was hanging in the air on an angle; barely moving in any direction - seemed that it would just stall, but I'm sure those engines were pulling it forward.


Growing up Discovery had an aviation history show called Wings. Each hour long episode covered the history of some aircraft or aircraft series. I find this YouTube channel comparable quality but in 10-20 minute episodes. Check it out! #aerospace #aviation youtube.com/channel/UCwx8x…



Mig-25's first prototype Ye-155-R1.The wings had fixed wingtip tanks to which small winglets were attached for stability purposes, but when it was found that fuel sloshing around in the tanks caused vibrations, they were eliminated. Wiki. #aviation m.weibo.cn/u/1584526667?u…




After just visiting the Intrepid Museum I return to this video suggestion. The Soviet VVA-14 is one weird aircraft! #aviation #Aircraft #AeroSpace youtu.be/UD7xiWWs-bs

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Have you ever heard of the Caspian Sea Monster (Lun-class ekranoplan) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x22nVFTd8nI ?
@Augier (fr & en) ☭🏴 Yup! I remember the Popular Mechanics magazine that covered it way back in the day. A neat idea that didn't really work out well in practice.
I learned today that the only model built was to be moved for display last summer but ended up stranded on a beach in the process 😆
Wow - that's even madder than the Caspian Sea Monster.
#ekranoplan



Plane suspended in the air with 0 knot ground speed. This would be an excellent clip to teach about frames of reference in a physics class.

#Physics #Aviation #SundayFunday

Video via ItsTheMind.


Yeah, pretty common. I did that when I was training in an old Cessna 150.
While doing slow flight exercises I noticed the cars on the highway were passing me, then wind picked up a bit and we registered 0 MPH ground speed on the GPS, then for a short while we did -4 MPH, effectively moving backwards. It was fun.
Same as Alex. I live somewhere windy and "go backwards" was a regular thing in slow flight. New pilots often slowed so much for landing they stopped approaching the runway and we joked "someone's gonna have to go tow him in!"

Usually you want to apply rudder and opposite aileron to line the wheels up with the runway. You land upwind mains, downwind mains, and finally nosegear.