Jet Blue Airbus nose gear failure on landing
On 9/22/05, a JetBlue Airbus pilot couldn't get his nose gear to rotate
into landing position. This video of the safe and successful landing at
Los Angeles International airport shows the best possible outcome to every
passenger's worst nightmare.
MONSTER TRUCK US military Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector
New concept for the US Marine Corps A potential replacement for the
Marines' 20-year-old air cushioned ship-to-shore craft has foam runners and
a massive payload.
Officials with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, in conjunction with the
Office of Naval Research, conducted a technical assessment earlier this
month with a half-scale version of the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious
Connector, a high-tech craft being developed as an option to replace the
Landing Craft Air Cushioned as a vehicle to bring troops, vehicles and gear
ashore. The UHAC has also been discussed as a replacement for the Landing
Craft Utility, another Navy ship-to-shore connector, but Warfighting Lab
officials said they were especially interested in how the UHAC stacked up
against the LCAC.
The Navy's LCACs traditionally deploy with and operate from amphibious well
deck ships and often transport Marines to and from shore as part of
training or Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments.
Unlike the LCAC, which acts as a hovercraft with an inflatable skirt, the
UHAC has air-filled tracks made out of foam that can propel it through the
water and on land. The footprint of the UHAC is significantly larger: 2,500
square feet of deck area to the LCAC's 1,800. But this means the UHAC can
handle a much larger payload. While the LCAC can carry 65 tons of gear, the
UHAC can handle 150 tons, or 190 with an overload payload.
Capt. James Pineiro, Ground Combat Element branch head for the Warfighting
Lab's Science and Technology Division, said the UHAC would be able to carry
three main battle tanks ashore, at some 60 tons apiece.
Another advantage to the UHAC, Pineiro said, is its range: 200 nautical
miles to the LCAC's 86. And unlike the LCAC, when the UHAC arrives onshore,
it can keep on going, thanks to low pressure captive air cells in the
tracks. At about a pound per square inch, the UHAC can cross mud flats and
tidal marsh areas. And the tracks can crawl over a sea wall of up to 10
feet, he said — all important features during a beach assault.
"You could look at the amphibious invasion of Inchon, during the Korean
War," Pineiro said. "there were significant mud flats there, and a 26-foot
tide difference. At low tide it went a couple of miles out. That was a
problem during the invasion of Inchon."
Where the UHAC does come up short is in water speed. Because of the drag
created by the foam tracks, it can only travel at 20 knots, half the speed
of the LCAC.
But Pineiro said he anticipated that mission commanders would be able to
work around this drawback.
"When you get into planning ops, you kind of plan for your capability," he
Officials with the project said the concept for the UHAC originated in
2008, with a goal to design an amphibious vehicle with low PSI. The Office
of Naval Research accepted a concept design for the vehicle from the
company Navatek, Inc., and the project has been in development since then,
with the construction of a half-scale demonstrator and an at-sea
demonstration in 2012.
The half-scale model is still massive at 42 feet long, 26 feet wide and 17
feet high. It was in Honolulu in early March to complete a limited
technical assessment to demonstrate its capabilities. The test, Pineiro
said, involved launching the UHAC from a simulated ship's well deck with an
internally transported vehicle aboard. The UHAC brought the vehicle to the
shore and then returned to the ship, he said.
The assessment is preparation for a larger demonstration of the UHAC's
abilities at the Advanced Warfighting Experiment, also in Hawaii, that will
take place in conjunction with the international exercise Rim of the
Pacific 2014 this summer.
"We want to make sure the UHAC can perform," Pineiro said.
Future steps following this summer's experiment remain unclear as testing
continues. But according to the Marines Seabasing Required Capabilities
Annual Report for 2013, published in December, product managers with ONR
are working with Defense Department agencies to secure funding for
"Development of a full-scale technology demonstrator is a possibility," the
Amid budget cutbacks, one feature is sure to catch the eye of acquisition
officials: because of the technology involved in constructing and operating
a UHAC, ONR estimates per-unit production and maintenance costs would be
less than half that of an LCAC, officials with the project said.
The Navy began purchasing its 91 LCACs in the early 1980s at per-unit costs
ranging from $22 million to $32 million, or between $45 and $75 million
with inflation adjusted.
Boeing 747 head-on Landing. Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 arrival at Düsseldorf (Dual perspective)
This Atlas Air Boeing 747 operated two cargo charter flights from
Düsseldorf to Indianapolis. It` s been a while since the last 747 visited
DUS because Emirates Sky Cargo stopped operating the weekly 747 flight
between Dubai and Düsseldorf. This time I used two cameras to record this
Camera 1 behind the runway: Canon 5dMarkiii + Canon 100-400 + Canon
2xMarkii + Canon 2xMarkii
Camera 2 on the visitor terrace: Canon 5dMarkii + Canon 100-400+ Canon
Thanks for watching, I hope you liked it and please don` t forget to rate.
Tradewinds Boeing 747 Rejected Takeoff Crash
On June 7, 2006 at approximately 7:03 AM local, a Trade Winds cargo Boeing
B747-200, N922FT, overran the end of RW 18 after aborting the takeoff due
to an engine failure at Medellin - Jose Maria Cordova Airport (SKRG), Rio
Negro, Colombia. There were no injuries to the 6 crewmembers onboard. The
airplane was substantially damaged.
The METAR was wind calm visibility 7000 VCSH BKN008 SCT 080 16/14 A3037.
The investigation is being conducted by the Aeronautica Civil, Republica de
Columbia. The US NTSB is assisting the Columbian investigation under the
provisions of ICAO Annex 13.
Link to the NTSB report:
6/7/2006 / Rio Negro, Colombia
Boeing 747-200 / N922FT
NSCH Part 121: Air Carrier TRADEWINDS AIRLINES INC
St. Maarten KLM Boeing 747 landing (1080p)
Maho beach St. Maarten. KLM Boeing 747. U must see this crystal clear video
and maybe go there on vacation :-)
It´s an gorgeous island! Nice people and a beautiful sea!
The camera is a Panasonic SD-HDC 707, 1080p Full HD with 50 fps
Boeing C-17 Lands Then Goes Backwards! [HD] Globemaster III
The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is a large
military transport aircraft. Developed for the United States Air Force
(USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas, the C-17 is
used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating
bases or forward operating bases throughout the world. It can also perform
tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions. The C-17 carries
the name of two previous, but unrelated piston-engine, U.S. military cargo
aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster
In addition to the U.S. Air Force, the C-17 is operated by the United
Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Heavy Airlift
Wing of NATO. Additionally, India has approved the purchase of C-17s.