This must have some value! The odds have got to be astronomical! When I checked "New posts" this morning I was awarded this amazing searchid! (and then I was kindly allowed to read the new posts)
Shouldn't I win a prize or something?
We most enjoy aircraft with realistic flight characteristics in flight simulation - and, by that, we simmers generally mean aircraft which function well. In the real world, though, there have been a lot of aircraft that were quite unsuited for their role – and in some cases, unsuited to ever being off the ground. The unfortunate flight crews assigned to these aircraft wrestled with these problems - and sometimes they never made it back.
My first flight into Kai Tak airport so many years ago was just what you would want – a late afternoon descent through cloud into Runway 13. Suddenly the ground was in sight, the buildings were dramatically close and, sitting in a window seat on the left side of the aircraft, I saw the chequerboard clearly as the 747 turned on to final.
Approaching the Fukuoka beacon before the turn out to sea.
My flight into Fukuoka airport
Updated 11-05-2013 at 02:19 PM by allanj12
Here is a segment of a truly epic flight that is very much part of the present rather than the past. Matevz Lenarcic (I can’t type Matevž Lenarčič constantly) is a Slovenian multi-skilled adventurer; an alpinist, a paraglider, environmentalist and photographer who, in 2004, flew around the world solo in a motor glider, without ground support. He is also a private pilot and has an instrument rating.
The aircraft he used was designed
April 2013 was the end of the 75th anniversary year of flying for Air Canada (the airline began celebrating this milestone in 2012 at a special web site). There it looks at both its history and the future, in which the Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ features as the next element of innovation.
In 1954 its predecessor Trans-Canada Airlines (TCA) showed considerable innovation in being the first North American airline to buy the Vickers Viscount turboprop - the plane which, between the era
Updated 08-26-2013 at 06:59 PM by allanj12