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SuedKAT #21 Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:18 PM

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View PostCaptain_Kremen0, on 17 January 2019 - 03:02 PM, said:

 

Sweet.

In my last job a few years back we had a trip in a Puma to drop Santa into local children's hospitals. Hovering over scouse land with doors open looking for the landing site was a definite seat-belt check time.

 

Cool stuff like that is so nice! Helicopters have amazed me since I was little, but then again I grew up watching Airwolf :)

Wanted to pilot one when I got to that age and since I have plenty of military people in the family I had a lot of advice. However when the time came and I was summoned for service, I realized just how much work that would require and I didn't have plans like many of my relatives to make the military my entire life career so I dropped that idea rather quick.



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View PostSuedKAT, on 17 January 2019 - 03:18 PM, said:

 

Cool stuff like that is so nice! Helicopters have amazed me since I was little, but then again I grew up watching Airwolf :)

 

same, but actually I grew up with TNG :)

we had Mi24-D flying above our village in east germany - sometimes they came up behind the hills surrounding that village,

in formation on sunday morning,

fully geared and at about 50-100m height.

and then when they got close you could hear them, before it was silent...

quite impressive.

 

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PS: since I was born in GDR I also think the german army should of kept some of those Mi-24, Mig-29 and SU-22 :)

 


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Captain_Kremen0 #23 Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

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How was the GDR - us the "west" (England in my case) were brought up in the 70's and 80's believing that you were socially repressed and on the borderline of starvation; except in Socialist Worker pamphlets which made out you lived in a paradise fed on grapes in harem's of luscious communist laydeees.

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View PostSuedKAT, on 17 January 2019 - 10:28 AM, said:

 

Yup, during my time in the Airforce (F7) I had the pleasure to ride in one, same with the Jas 39 Gripen. My favorite plane so far though is the SK 60, had a guy from Team 60 (the show group) take me up in one and when I got back on the ground again I had issues standing up, I puked and I felt miserable for almost an entire day, thankfully they didn't assign me to planes, they gave me an dark blue (rusty) VW Passat and had me drive around looking at stuff instead, I felt immensely useful!

 

You wouldn’t get me any near a plane like, well maybe if it was a Mosquito I'd try it.
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View PostCaptain_Kremen0, on 18 January 2019 - 10:46 AM, said:

How was the GDR - us the "west" (England in my case) were brought up in the 70's and 80's believing that you were socially repressed and on the borderline of starvation; except in Socialist Worker pamphlets which made out you lived in a paradise fed on grapes in harem's of luscious communist laydeees.

 

I did go to East Berlin at the start of the transition period and let’s just say it was a bit of an eye opener.

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View Postjabster, on 18 January 2019 - 03:00 PM, said:

 

You wouldn’t get me any near a plane like, well maybe if it was a Mosquito I'd try it.
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I did go to East Berlin at the start of the transition period and let’s just say it was a bit of an eye opener.

 

View PostCaptain_Kremen0, on 18 January 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

How was the GDR - us the "west" (England in my case) were brought up in the 70's and 80's believing that you were socially repressed and on the borderline of starvation; except in Socialist Worker pamphlets which made out you lived in a paradise fed on grapes in harem's of luscious communist laydeees.

 

I was 8 when the berlin wall was brought down by David Hasselhoff. ;)

There was definately not a shortage on food, but from what my parents told me it was harder to get building material etc.

Black market and sharing economy was a thing. Thanks to befriended states like cuba and chile we had good rum, cigars and phosphate too :P

 

I was raised to be a critical thinker, always questioning what "officials" tell because it is never the full truth.

 

I highly advise you to watch the 2001 movie "Berlin Babylon"

 

and this city tour of 1990

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also, a great movie of west berlin of the 80ies is "B-Movie"

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but this is all past.

those times are long gone. nowadays berlin has the same problem as every other european city:
tourists, rising rents, traffic and slow collapse of public infrastructure. :)



SuedKAT #26 Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:04 PM

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View Postjabster, on 18 January 2019 - 03:00 PM, said:

 

You wouldn’t get me any near a plane like, well maybe if it was a Mosquito I'd try it.

 

 I don't like high heights, my balance sense is very good so I often gets car sick during longer drives if I'm not the one driving or at least sits in the front, I would never ever go to a "fun" park and I would never ride a roller-coaster.

The strange thing is though, I love flying, well not commercial jumbo jets, they are just uncomfortable and boring, but smaller aircraft and fighter jets, for some reason I love it when I get thrown around, lose my sense of what's up and down when I'm in one, heck I even tried skydiving and it was amazing. For some reason I hate one thing but absolutely love the other which I find rather strange since they basically achieve the same thing.



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View PostSuedKAT, on 18 January 2019 - 07:04 PM, said:

 

 I don't like high heights, my balance sense is very good so I often gets car sick during longer drives if I'm not the one driving or at least sits in the front, I would never ever go to a "fun" park and I would never ride a roller-coaster.

The strange thing is though, I love flying, well not commercial jumbo jets, they are just uncomfortable and boring, but smaller aircraft and fighter jets, for some reason I love it when I get thrown around, lose my sense of what's up and down when I'm in one, heck I even tried skydiving and it was amazing. For some reason I hate one thing but absolutely love the other which I find rather strange since they basically achieve the same thing.

 

I suffer a bit from vertigo brought on by heights so for me flying is not something I enjoy, Being on a flight where they had reverted to emergence lighting due to a burning smell wasn’t fun, even less fun was being diverted which took us through a storm, the worst though was the plane then being hit by lightning. On a more positive note, I did get to spend time in Nova Scotia.

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View Postjabster, on 19 January 2019 - 07:13 AM, said:

 

I suffer a bit from vertigo brought on by heights so for me flying is not something I enjoy, Being on a flight where they had reverted to emergence lighting due to a burning smell wasn’t fun, even less fun was being diverted which took us through a storm, the worst though was the plane then being hit by lightning. On a more positive note, I did get to spend time in Nova Scotia.

 

Yeah that would be an nightmare I can imagine, but it's different when your in a small plane, at least I feel like it is, I feel a lot less vulnerable, the comparison that comes to mind is riding a crowded bus compared to running naked on a summer field. Ohh Nova Scotia, well I guess if it was storm at the time it might not have been all that pleasant but otherwise it's quite amazing there, I've been there once and loved every minute!

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View PostSuedKAT, on 19 January 2019 - 08:29 PM, said:

 

Yeah that would be an nightmare I can imagine, but it's different when your in a small plane, at least I feel like it is, I feel a lot less vulnerable, the comparison that comes to mind is riding a crowded bus compared to running naked on a summer field. Ohh Nova Scotia, well I guess if it was storm at the time it might not have been all that pleasant but otherwise it's quite amazing there, I've been there once and loved every minute!

 

Small planes, erm. An internal flight in the US and there’s me thinking seat 10A so nice and near the front. Nope that was the rear seat. I think the woman opposite me thought I was some sort of perv as I spent most of the time turned around looking at the floor. I did wonder whether I should explain that yes on occasion I am concentrating on your knees but that’s purely to take my mind off I'm in this fecking small aircraft.

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View Postjabster, on 20 January 2019 - 12:00 AM, said:

 

Small planes, erm. An internal flight in the US and there’s me thinking seat 10A so nice and near the front. Nope that was the rear seat. I think the woman opposite me thought I was some sort of perv as I spent most of the time turned around looking at the floor. I did wonder whether I should explain that yes on occasion I am concentrating on your knees but that’s purely to take my mind off I'm in this fecking small aircraft.

 

I bet those it was some lovely knees though :)

However i was more thinking of two-seater planes, when you got the front window as well as the cockpit all around you it feels wonderful, in any other plane and situation though I pretty much feel like you do. 



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View PostSuedKAT, on 19 January 2019 - 11:17 PM, said:

 

I bet those it was some lovely knees though :)

However i was more thinking of two-seater planes, when you got the front window as well as the cockpit all around you it feels wonderful, in any other plane and situation though I pretty much feel like you do. 

 

My reaction on a plane that as we started coming into land switched on the cockpit cam means I'll reserve judgement on that :)

 

To be honest the only time I enjoy ‘flying’ is in my dreams were over the years I've got a lot better at controlling it. That can be quite fun.


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I havent been inside, but the one that is still sitting on his pedestal

https://imgur.com/gallery/7ZjYA

some 6km away of my parent's is actually still running according to the guys maintaining it.

the gun is filled with concrete, the breech is gone as is radio stuff etc.

but the engine, transmission, brakes and turret is still working.

 


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A gate guardian. Somewhere.



SuedKAT #34 Posted 21 January 2019 - 04:13 PM

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Comet "Achilles" – Swanton Morley (UK) 

http://the.shadock.f...ving_Comets.pdf

 

However i thought it was this one at first due to the numbers: 

https://www.youtube....h?v=ixzm8pMluNY



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Probably is the same one however I clocked it outside Catterick a couple of hundred miles away.

+1 for the vid:)






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