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    No there is no crash or anything spectacular about it but this is a pretty cool vid (if you like that sort of thing) of a landing at San Fran by one of the worlds largest airliners shot from several different angles:

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    Pretty cool, I use to live by Dulles Airport, and used to see them fly over. Also got the chance to fly in them on my way back from Europe, they’re much bigger in person lol

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    @kewlbreeze That’s sweet! I live just down the highway from Boeing and was able to go fly a simulator for the 747 a few years back. It was really cool, my buddy worked there and was throwing birds and freak storms at me. Really cool stuff.

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    Not trying to jack this thread Kewl Breeze, but thot this was a crazy story about the Airbus i saved a while back.

    In case you hadn’t heard
    This brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest
    passenger airplane ever built, sits just outside its hangar
    in Toulouse , France without a single hour of airtime.

    Enter the Arab flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies
    (ADAT) to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as
    engine run-ups prior to delivery to Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi .
    The ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area.

    Then they took all Four engines to takeoff power with a
    virtually empty aircraft. Not having Read the run-up
    manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty
    A340-600 Really is.

    The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit
    because they had All 4 engines at full power.
    The aircraft computers thought they were trying to take off,
    but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc..)

    Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit
    breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm.
    This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air.

    The computers automatically released all the Brakes
    and set the aircraft rocketing forward.
    The ADAT crew had no idea that this is a safety feature
    so that pilots can’t land with the brakes on.

    Not one member of the seven-man Arab crew was smart enough
    to throttle back the engines from their max power setting,
    so the $200 million brand-new Aircraft crashed into a blast
    barrier, totaling it.

    The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown due to the
    news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere.

    Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.

    Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.

    Airbus $200 million aircraft meets retaining wall and the wall wins

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    wow, that IS a crazy story bambam. The entire time I was reading the story I had the image in mind of the thousands of times we see vids of noobs throttling and popping the clutch on a bike and running it into a tree. Only this time on a colossal scale 8-O

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    Kewl, that’s cool. It looks a lot like the A-10C Warthog Flight simulator by Digital Combat Simulations. However, after landing, is when I turn off the ground safety for the GAU-8 Avenger (which is located on the panel to the back left at the end of the radio bank) and blow the shit out of everything on the ground.

    Anyway, here’s a vid from that simulator (not me flying)

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