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helghasttactician:

Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa of the Israeli Air Force leading a formation of an F-16DJ Fighting Falcon and a F-15I Ra’am.

Posted at 4:30pm and tagged with: Aeronautics, Aviation, Technology, Engineering, Design, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin F-161 Sufa, F-161, Lockheed Martin F-16DJ, F-16DJ, Lockeed, Lockheed Martin F-15I Ra'am, F-15I Ra'am,.

helghasttactician:

Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa of the Israeli Air Force leading a formation of an F-16DJ Fighting Falcon and a F-15I Ra’am.

usatoday:

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the plane you were on crashed? Does bracing really help? Where’s the best place to sit? And, fundamentally, are planes designed so that you could survive?

In the premiere episode of “Curiosity,” which airs on the Discovery Channel at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, an international team of experts explores these questions by deliberately crashing a full-size passenger airplane into the remote desert along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The experiment of crash-testing an entire plane, something not tried since NASA did it in 1984, looks at what happens during a plane crash and the science behind passengers’ best chance for survival.

We have early details, ahead of the show airing. Check out the story, videos and interactive of what happens.

(Photos by Vance Jacobs for the Discovery Channel.)

Posted at 2:45pm and tagged with: Aviation, Airplanes, Technology, Engineering,.

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

This stunning National Geographic photo contest winner shows an F-15 banking at an airshow and a array of great fluid dynamics. A vapor cloud has formed over the wings of the plane due to the acceleration of air over the top of the plane. The acceleration has dropped the local pressure enough that the moisture of the air condenses.  Some of this condensation has been caught by the wingtip vortices, highlighting those as well. Finally, the twin exhausts have a wake full of shock diamonds, formed by a series of shock waves and expansion fans that adjust the exhaust’s pressure to match that of the ambient atmosphere. (Photo credit: Darryl Skinner/National Geographic; via In Focus; submitted by jshoer)

Posted at 3:02pm and tagged with: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, Boeing F-15 Eagle, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Aeronautics, Engineering, Technology, Fluid Dynamics, Science, Aviation,.

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

This stunning National Geographic photo contest winner shows an F-15 banking at an airshow and a array of great fluid dynamics. A vapor cloud has formed over the wings of the plane due to the acceleration of air over the top of the plane. The acceleration has dropped the local pressure enough that the moisture of the air condenses.  Some of this condensation has been caught by the wingtip vortices, highlighting those as well. Finally, the twin exhausts have a wake full of shock diamonds, formed by a series of shock waves and expansion fans that adjust the exhaust’s pressure to match that of the ambient atmosphere. (Photo credit: Darryl Skinner/National Geographic; via In Focus; submitted by jshoer)

(Source: r-twain)

Posted at 11:29am and tagged with: Aeronautics, Technology, Aviation, Engineering,.

The Federal Aviation Administration, America’s air travel regulator, requires (as do similar authorities in other countries) that planes in the air keep a certain distance apart at all times. But sometimes pilots or air-traffic controllers make mistakes, and planes get too close together, as three planes near Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) did on Tuesday and another two planes did near Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) on Friday. The DCA near-miss received widespread media coverage, with breathless headlines conjuring images of action-movie explosions and a “massive mid-air collision.”

Whether those descriptions were accurate remains a subject of some dispute. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating; we’ll know more when they release their reports. There is still some confusion about what happened, but several follow-up media reports have suggested that the planes near Washington weren’t actually headed straight towards each other; they were simply closer together than FAA rules allow. ”At no point were these planes on a head to head collision course,” Ray LaHood, the Secretary of Transportation, told the press earlier this week.

Posted at 7:13am and tagged with: Policy, Aviation, Air-Traffic Control, ATC, Technology, Safety, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Department of Transportation, DOT,.

Posted at 4:57pm and tagged with: Flight, Aviation, Aeronautics,.

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

When conditions are just right, the low pressure at the center of a wingtip vortex can drop the local temperature below the dew point, causing condensation to form. Here vortices are visible extending from the tips of the propellers in addition to the wingtip. Because of the spinning of the propeller and the forward motion of the airplane, the prop vortices extend backwards in a twisted spiral that will quickly break down into turbulence. The same behavior can be observed with helicopter blades. (Photo credit: benurs)

Posted at 1:33pm and tagged with: Aviation, Aeronautics, Flight, Fluid Dynamics,.

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

When conditions are just right, the low pressure at the center of a wingtip vortex can drop the local temperature below the dew point, causing condensation to form. Here vortices are visible extending from the tips of the propellers in addition to the wingtip. Because of the spinning of the propeller and the forward motion of the airplane, the prop vortices extend backwards in a twisted spiral that will quickly break down into turbulence. The same behavior can be observed with helicopter blades. (Photo credit: benurs)