Hear from who may be the World’s most accomplished pilot!
Originally posted on The People's Mosquito:
In April we spoke to our Patron, Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, about the first carrier deck landing, in March 1944, of a De Havilland Mosquito: the first British twin-engine aircraft, and the heaviest, to have been landed on a deck at that time.
Capt. Brown also stressed the importance of the Mosquito to the war effort, grouping it with the Spitfire and Lancaster as one of our three most important aircraft of the Second World War.
We are pleased to present that conversation to you now in the following video:
55° 50′ 00″ N / 38° 11′ 03″ E
The Kamov Ka 25 (NATO reporting name: Hormone) is a niche design well suited to its purpose of fitting aboard small warships to serve in ASW assignments. Its small, four -pointed footprint requires minimal volume for its size, especially lacking any appreciable tail boom. Contra-rotating rotor disks negate the need for a tail rotor though add their own requirements. The twin engines power a transmission which powers both rotor disks so both keep turning should an engine fail. Should both engines fail then some differential lift is mechanically possible to afford directional control under autorotation. The outer tail fins are canted inward for directional stability under autorotation, as well as rudders for yaw control. The rotor blades are nitrogen gas filled (for crack detection) aluminum construction.
Our thanks to contributor Макс Климов (Max Klimov) for capturing as well as sharing these images of a Kamov Ka 25 in the Central Armed Forces Museum (Museum of the Soviet Army) in Moscow.
39° 57′ 21″ N / 75° 10′ 09″ W
This long, artful and inviting bench is in a small park in Philadelphia. The crafts folk used wing profiles to define the sitting spaces and how nicely done they are.
These images were recently taken at Miami International Airport. The exotic nature of the Venezuelan aircraft of Transcarga and the flock of yellow tailed SkyLease Cargo aircraft.
These images were recently captured at the Punta Gorda Aiport (a/k/a: Charlotte County Airport) in Florida. For fun some artistic interpretation was used :)
27° 58″ 55″ N / 82° 01′ 35″ W
FedEx donated one of their Boeing B-727 aircraft to the Florida Air Museum. Its new purpose, “just in time delivery”, is to be a classroom and meeting space.
Postscript: reader dlberek (see the comments below) noted that not long after these images were taken the 727 was repainted in the scheme of Piedmont Airlines and the photo he referenced (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Piedmont-Airlines/Boeing-727-233-Adv(F)/2640251/&sid=64fee62be3d1f96c476b4f97d895ba66) also shows the aircraft is ready to served as a classroom and meeting space. Thanks for the heads up :)