A former test pilots views on AF447

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A former test pilots views on AF447

Postby cowpatz » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:45 am

An interesting talk from retired former test pilot, Commander Robert Johnson (retired).
This seems to be part of a series of TED talk type presentations organised by The Peninsular seniors group (California).
His views on ice crystal icing (especially with respect to pitot/prode icing) are directly at odds with current thinking on the matter by the manufacturers and regulators.
During part of the video there is a pic of this aircraft.
Are you able to guess what it is? It has some really nice and elegant lines.

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AF447 video

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: A former test pilots views on AF447

Postby Splitpin » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:46 pm

Interesting post CP.
Is that aircraft a Demon? became the F-4 .
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Re: A former test pilots views on AF447

Postby cowpatz » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:13 pm

Correct a F-3H Demon. You can see the resemblance to a Phantom.
I'd love to see one modeled in FS.
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Re: A former test pilots views on AF447

Postby Splitpin » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 pm

Back in the daze when I collected all things Alphasim ...I had one.
Virtavia may have taken it on, must check.
I 100% love all the aircraft from that time ....so much development.
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Re: A former test pilots views on AF447

Postby NZ255 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:12 pm

Thanks for the link.
What's the most you've deviated for wx, CP?
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Re: A former test pilots views on AF447

Postby cowpatz » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:43 am

NZ255 wrote:Thanks for the link.
What's the most you've deviated for wx, CP?


About 60 nm. If you have the time take a look at the NOVA YouTube link. A very interesting demonstration of super cooled water. Very chilling if you could excuse the pun.
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