These pictures were shot by a friend of mine who was flying a two ship formation with another SF-260EA. The images are beautiful but what make them more interesting is that the propeller blades look bent in both pictures. Is the aircraft flying with a damage propeller or is it an odd effect of taking a picture with a cell phone camera to a high speed rotating object? Obviously, the correct answer is the second one (in fact, Roberto and his wingman landed without any problem with the propeller in perfect shape…), but is anybody able to explain why the phone camera produces such oddities?
Although it’s in French language, the following video released by the French MoD is quite interesting as it shows the FAF C-135FR refueling ops from N’Djamena, Chad. The French tanker are quite similar to the […]
I recently explained how approaches to RWY 13 in Hong Kong Kai Tak airport could be spectacular, thrilling and somehow dangerous, especially with crosswinds. I’ve often discussed crosswind (xwind) approaches (type “crab” in the search […]
When Giovanni Maduli sent me the pictures he took at Pratica di Mare on Feb 13 (that you can find here: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/pratica-di-mare-130209/), he suggested me to look at the nose landing gear of the HH-3F. […]