This should be fairly easy, but guess the cockpit. »
This is today’s Planelopnik History Speed Round, getting you caught up on milestones and important historical events in aviation from April 25 to April 27. »
This is today’s Planelopnik History Speed Round, getting you caught up on milestones and important historical events in aviation from April 22 to April 24.
Spotted a Qatar Scarebus A340-300 registration A7-AAH flying out of this lil’ city tonight. I was out walking the dags and up above I heard the symphony of 4 turbofans screamin’ away.
This would be a great pic if it weren’t for Detroit’s window treatment. Atlanta-Detroit-Tokyo-Singapore-Phuket. Went via Detroit so we could ride the 747. They are not going to be around forever. Going to pause for about two days before going on to Phuket. Pretty excited. »
I photographed this airliner on final to AUS on Tuesday, and I was going to post it and ask if anybody could help me ID it. I have since solved the mystery, so I leave it here now as a “Guess The Plane” post. Saying it is a 737 will not suffice. Go!
From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Planelopnik, we bring you the Sud-Est Grognard. The Grognard (“Grumbler,” the nickname of a soldier in Napoleon’s Old Guard) was developed for low-level ground attack for the French Armée de l’Air. It featured two engines in a stacked configuration, fed… »
The fist-sized piece of silver metal that houses the compressor inlet temperature sensor inside a jet engine is a part that’s bit obscure even for many aviation aficionados. Starting now, however, it’s becoming a symbol of one of the biggest changes sweeping jet engine design.
The housing for the sensor, known as T25,…»
This is today’s Planelopnik History Speed Round, getting you caught up on milestones and important historical events in aviation from April 18 to April 21.
In 1989, during a training mission, the crew of a Dyess AFB B-1B discovered that their aircraft’s nose gear would not extend. After consulting with the Air Force and Rockwell (the manufacturer), the crew diverted to Edwards AFB in California to land on Rogers Dry Lake. »
The Mojave 1,000 took place in 1970. This documentary shows camera views as good as GoPro’s, pit stops that count for time as if NASCAR were racing planes, and how it was before regulations looked closer at safety. Once it get’s underway, it’s pretty fantastic! If anything, seeing a DC-7 in unlimited racing style is… »
Here is today's Planelopnik History Speed Round, getting you caught up on milestones and important historical events in aviation from the past few days. »
I love engine technology, especially when people get creative to solve problems. For $39 you can order plans to make an Olds V-8 run perfectly well upside-down, should you ever want such a thing. Steve Wittman solved the problem by engineering it, and this 267 cubic inch V-8 ran around 3,000 rpm or so on direct drive.… »