Aircraft Carrier Playlist

On this rainy Sunday there’s nothing much to do. So we have your Sunday afternoon sorted with this playlist with aircraft carrier videos.

The first shows night operations on the USS Carl Vinson. As a photographer it’s hard not to see some nice photo opportunities. The second one is a really nice made video showing the operations on a carrier.

The Strike Fighter Ball shows more of the actual flying where the other videos focus on the carrier itself.

The next two are in Russian and French, but you don’t need to understand to appreciate the documentaries. Certainly the slow motion parts of Migs taking off are impressive.

The next one may not be that impressive, but gives a nice behind the scenes view of what it is like to visit an aircraft carrier. After seeing the first videos you may want to visit one, but after seeing this one you definitely want to go…

Of course you can’t make a playlist about aircraft carriers without adding a Tomcat video. This really needs no introduction, but I do want to apologize for the music.

The last two are in for fun. Both are videos about planes with a stuck nose gear. Both pilots manage to put them down safely in a rather impressive way.

Make sure to let us know what your favorite aircraft carrier video is in the comments below!

Brussels Air Museum: the collection

In this second part of the Brussels Air Museum album we’ll focus on the collection. The museum offers a large range of airplanes, most of which have serve in the Belgian Air Fore, but also some foreign planes. They range from the very first airplanes to modern day jets. The biggest part of the collection is in a good shape, but a couple of them are almost falling apart.

The Seaking has lost it’s tail so it could fit in its tight spot. The collection is always growing but there is no option of extra hangers, partially because the museum is located in the centre of Brussels. Unfortunately this is what they have to do to fit all the planes in the building.

The Siko next to the Seaking is experiencing some problems with the paint on the nose which is cracking. Same for the Vampire. Other planes suffer cracked windows and holes in the wings. Luckily the largest part of the collection is in a good shape and some of them look like you could get in and fly away.

The building is also in very bad conditions with paint falling down. It could use a restoration project, but unfortunately this requires massive amounts of money…

Have a look at the at the album below for more information about the collection.

Why you shouldn’t land on the wrong carrier

A couple of years ago we posted a picture from a plane decorated with graffiti. As it turns out, it wasn’t a unicum. Below are some more examples of the punishment you got when you put your plane down on the wrong carrier. This certainly must have hurt the pilots ego…

Do you have more examples of this? Add them in the comments!

Bronco Fanday

On Sunday the 15th of March the Bronco Demo Team gave their annual Fanday at their homebase, the airport of Kortrijk-Wevelgem. The weather wasn’t good, but it didn’t rain. The Bronco came out and so did the team and the fans. The barbecue was lit and everything was ready for a relaxing afternoon of taking pictures and chatting with like minded people. Enjoy the album and make sure to check out where you can find the team this season:

Quick pic: Bronco Fanday Preview

There are still some computer issues which prevent us to make the planned posts. From next week on we’ll post regularly again. You can expect the second part of the Brussels Air Museum review and the full Bronco Fanday album.