C-130 YMC-130H Lockheed Hercules flight test accident crash
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Top secret Iran hostage rescue mission aircraft
YMC-130H were three modified Lockheed Hercules Aircraft for Top Secret
"Operation Credible Sport", for second Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt.
One of the measures considered for a second hostage rescue attempt in Iran
was a project to develop a "Super STOL" aircraft, to be flown by Combat
Talon crews, that would use a soccer stadium near the US Embassy as an
improvised landing field. Called Credible Sport, the project acquired three
C-130H transports from an airlift unit in late August 1980, one as a test
bed and two for the mission, and modified them on an accelerated basis.
Designated as the XFC-130H, the aircraft were modified by the installation
of 30 rockets in five sets: eight firing forward to stop the aircraft,
eight downward to brake its descent rate, eight rearward for takeoff
assist, four mounted on the wings to stabilize them during takeoff
transition, and two at the rear of the tail to prevent it from striking the
ground because of over-rotation. Other STOL features included a dorsal and
two ventral fins on the rear fuselage, double-slotted flaps and extended
ailerons, a new radome, a tailhook for landing aboard an aircraft carrier,
and Combat Talon avionics, including a TF/TA radar, a defensive
countermeasures suite, and a Doppler radar/GPS tie-in to the aircraft's
inertial navigation system.
Of the three aircraft, only one received full modification. The program
abruptly ended when it crashed during testing on October 29, 1980, and
international events soon after rendered another rescue attempt moot.
Ice shedding on airplane wing in flight, HD Cockpit view
Here you can see the activation of very effectiv thermal wing anti ice and
the resulting ice-shedding in flight.
On this type of aircraft wing anti-ice is usually used as a de-icing device
to remove existing ice on the wing, seldom to prevent icing.
I like to remember that, even though it looks very easy to remove ice on
the wings leading edges, ice can still impose a threat to the aircraft,
especially on the engines. It cannot really bring an engine to stop, but it
still can cause some serious damage.
Ice Formation On Aircraft (1960)
Courtesy FedFlix, public.resource.org
National Archives and Records Administration
ICE FORMATION ON AIRCRAFT
Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center.
(09/18/1947 - ?)
ARC Identifier 75096 / Local Identifier 428-MN-9487A. HOW STRUCTURAL ICE
INTERFERS WITH NORMAL FLIGHT PROCEDURES AND HOW THE HAZARD CAN BE REDUCED.
CARBURETOR AND PITOT TUBE ICING; turbo-JET ENGINE PROBLEMS; ILLUSTRATIONS OF RIME
AND CLEAR ICE, AND FACTORS SUCH AS TEMPERATURE, MOISTURE AND ALTITUDE WHICH
CONTRIBUTE TO EACH TYPE.
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DC-3 low pass engine SOUND!
Listen to the engine sound of this beauty. This is a DC-3 / C-47A Dakota.
It was used by Icelandair flying with passengers from 1946-1972. Flying
domestic flights in Iceland and Greenland. From 1973-2006 it was used
spraying fertilizers in the highlands of Iceland. In 2006 it was painted
in modern Icelandair livery. This DC-3 is airworthy and owned by a DC-3
friends club in Iceland. In this video it made some nice lowpasses at this
small airshow in Tungubakkar, Iceland in 2006.
Us Navy - Crash f14A
Aviation - Military - Airlplane - Us Navy - Crash f14A - Vf-213 Fly-By
Explosion Sep 95
Airplane cuts-off another while landing
When I took my private pilot check ride the DPE gave me some advice.
Landing with traffic on a parallel runway can be really dangerous, because
if you overshoot and he/she overshoots you're going to have a bad day. So
if there's traffic on the parallel, always come in on a 5 degree final.
1 of 3, Aircraft icing loss of control
Part 1 of 3.
NASA produced video on icing induced loss of control due to tail stall.
3 paths lead to tail stall conditions if there is ice on the tail:
There is usually no clue about it until a configuration change.
To recover from an ice-induced tail stall, you must take actions that are
almost completely opposite from those required to recover from a wing
stall. Making the wrong moves will aggravate the stall.
At low altitudes you may not be able to recover.
Visit NASA's "A Pilot's Guide to In-Flight Icing"