Well this one is a bit of an epic - actually it's my longest video upload to date. I hope you enjoy it and stick with it right to the end. As a result of the Summer of Sport in London there have been many rare and unsual visitors to Stansted. I've brought a lot of VIP arrivals to you in my previous video, but this was on the day of the opening ceremony. However this video features some of the movements during the proceedings as more athletes and heads of state travel around. This video features an Airbus of the Armenian Government to kick things off, followed by a title sequence that's quite short but quite ambitious. The music is supposed to start with a Chinese / Asian sound reflecting the Airbus 330 of China Southern on screen, this then cuts into shots of Russian built TU154 of the Slovak Government, IL62's an IL96 and IL76. All this is set to more grinding hardcore music to try and reflect the machinery that is these aircraft - well that's the thought anyway! Stay to the end to capture the water cannon salute for China Southern, I can only think this was done because the airline only recently started flights to Heathrow and there was a hosepipe ban on according to 'Aviation News' so this may have been done at STN instead. Thanks for watching and commenting.
Really Crazy Takeoff Of A Russian Plane On Extremely Contaminated Runway
Well this one is a bit of an epic - actually it's my longest video upload to date. I hope you enjoy it and stick with it right to the end. As a result of the Summer of Sport in London there have been many rare and unsual visitors to Stansted. I've brought a lot of VIP arrivals to you in my previous video, but this was on the day of the opening ceremony. However this video features some of the movements during the proceedings as more athletes and heads of state travel around. This video features an Airbus of the Azerbejan Government to kick things off, followed by a title sequence that's quite short but quite ambitious. The music is supposed to start with a Chinese / Asian sound reflecting the Airbus 330 of China Southern on screen, this then cuts into shots of Russian built TU154 of the Slovak Government, IL62's an IL96 and IL76. All this is set to more grinding hardcore music to try and reflect the machinery that is these aircraft - well that's the thought anyway! Stay to the end to capture the water cannon salute for China Southern, I can only think this was done because the airline only recently started flights to Heathrow and there was a hosepipe ban on according to 'Aviation News' so this may have been done at STN instead. Thanks for watching and commenting.
Pat Okelley give us a flight demonstration of his Russian MIG-17F made in Poland during 1960. After his flight Pat gave us an interview and talked about what its like to fly this piece of cold war history.
After a very early start on Friday 27th July 2012 I was lucky enough to get a spot at Stansted Airport to be able to capture a number of the VIP/ rare/ charter arrivals at the airport in time for the opening ceremony of the 2012 sporting event being held in London. This video therefore includes Slovakian Government TU154 arrival and departure, Czech Air Force & German Airforce Airbus, Saudi 777, Dubai Royal Flight 747, Air Bucharaest and Transavia 737's transporting fans, IL96 and IL62 Russian arrivals. I've never been lucky enough to see so many Russian jets, what amazing sights and brilliant sounds. What a shame we don't have this variety all the time. Please note that filming conditions were quite difficult, STN faces into the sun for the most part of the day, and therefore looking at an LCD screen isn't easy. Also I film up a ladder and the sound is affected somewhat by the many hundreds of other spectators. Unfortunately for me, a large number of very loud people congretated near me for most of the day and proceeded to shout their conversations at one another so!! I've tried to minimise those interruptions. Finally a huge thank you must be extended to Essex Police Planewatch and Stansted Airport Operations for their accommodation of aviation enthusiasts from around the country, they really did a lot to help and have helped prove again that aviation attracts a lot of interest around the world and should be supported. Thank you
Feb 24, 2012. The Russian aviation authorities are investigating the young pilot that with his plane went under a bridge just 18 feet from the ground. This action could became a tragedy. Authorities intentions are to punish the person as this could lead to tragedy. The nostalgic remember a famous Soviet air ace who was punished by Stalin for doing the same thing under the bridge of Leningrad only to impress a beautiful girl.
The Mil Mi-12 (V-12) was a 120-seat heavy transport helicopter powered by four Soloviev D-25VF turbo shaft engines. Footage of the first flight was released in 1968. This giant helicopter had fixed wings and was lifted by two Mi-6 rotors mounted at the ends of outrigger wings. Two [or three??] prototypes of MI 12 were built, but the helicopter never entered production. Although it was constructed only two copies of Mil Mi-12 (V-12) experimental helicopter, the famous giant machine is the biggest helicopter in the world. Rotor, transmission and engine were taken from the MI-6, but are duplicated and located at the ends of the still backed truss brace consoles wing. The use of two rotating in opposite directions rotor ruled out the need for a tail propeller, and the plumage was traditional - with two additional washers at the end inhibitor. Four turbovalnyh engine Soloviev D-25VF had a total capacity of the shaft 19388 KW (26000 HP), which enabled a helicopter-12, first took off July 10, 1968., Set in February 1969. a series of records that will be presented for approval were first received in the West reported on the existence of the giant helicopter. He received the NATO code of"Homer" ( "Homer"). Later, on 6 August 1969., B-12 raised the payload 40204.5 kg (88,636 pounds) to an altitude of 2255 meters (7398 feet), setting a record which has so far not exceeded. The first test copy was destroyed during landing (with no deaths) in 1969. The second Mi-12 participated in the demonstration flights. The Mil Mi-12, known as V-12 in the Soviet Union, and by the NATO reporting name Homer, is so far the only helicopter produced by the Mil bureau to depart from the single main rotor plus tail rotor formula. The tandem rotor (or twin-rotor) configuration is used mainly with large helicopters. Because of the opposite rotation of the rotors, the torque of each single rotor is neutralized. The construction of the control system is much more complicated compared to a helicopter with a tail rotor. The arrangement of two rotors side by side was never very popular. This design was used for the largest helicopter ever built - the Mil Mi-12. The giant V-12 was a four-engine troop-carrier helicopter of twin-screw transverse layout. Power plants from Mi-6 were fastened to the ends of the truss consoles. The diameter of the finished rotors proved to be insufficient for this helicopter that it required boosting initial power plants. Two main rotors contra-rotating, slightly mesh into one another, turning A122 rpm, are mounted each at the end of a wing. The left rotor turns in the direction clockwise, the right rotor in the opposite direction to clockwise, seen from below. The metal blade entirely, each weighing 840 kg for 17 m in length are composed of metal spar on a tight tubular diameter, but whose thick walls are decreasing. The hubs are a classic cyclical plateau consists of two welded half-shells. The two rotors are linked by two shafts rigid, leading large diameter, a central gear box with a take-off (drive hydraulic pumps). This transmission is calculated so as to transmit the power necessary with two turbines arrested on the same side. Four Soloviev D-25VF turboshaft engines developing 4 850 kW each are mounted in pairs. Each pair is coupled to cause a rotor, but is also interconnected with each other to ensure relief lift of the aircraft. The lower cowl under each pair may fall to 1.80 m with a crank, to form a working platform where three men maintain engines and the rotor head. The rollovers for later fell back down to the same purpose. For the V-12 the OKB P.A.Solovyev created the special modification of the production engine D-25f with a power of 6500 hp. In the center section the intermediate gearbox, which ensured the fracture of power shaft, was established. Power shaft synchronized the rotation of had three-meter overlap rotors and delivered power from one reducer to another with the roll control and in the case of failure of one or even two engines from one side. Fuel was placed in the wing and external external fuel tanks. The wings with a contraction of less than one had a small dihedral angle for an improvement in the piloting helicopter characteristics. The high rise wing of inverted trapezoidal shape in plan view, the string is the smallest side emplanture at corner and many high profile guy, is metal construction. Flap-edges equip the prototype but would no longer appear on the aircraft. The fuselage, construction classic semi-monocoque, all-metal, has in the back of a rack and two doors opening in shell laterally. The ramp is equipped with two large bumper side by side to adjust the height from the ground. The fuselage of the V-12 was executed in the form semi-monocoque and resembled inside, according to descriptive expression of one of the foreign specialists, the gigantic Gothic cathedral. Two-story flight deck occupied its forward section. The cockpit, very classic, is located halfway up the front of the fuselage. It is occupied by a pilot on the left, a co-pilot side by side, right, a flight engineer behind the driver and an electrician behind the co-pilot. On the upper deck, above the cockpit are the positions of the browser and the radio operator. The crew would only fan blades rubber for air conditioning. A large cargo freighter, without any obstruction following posts before. The ceiling has rails on which the wings, from one end to another of the fuselage, a crane with 10 tons capacity. Fifty people can be carried on canvas folding seats against the side walls. Access to the main cabin is done by two side doors left and right, the crew with sliding doors front right and left. The cargo and vehicles entering the ventral rear hatch. In the aft fuselage section the power ladder and the lateral folds, which during deployment formed aperture for the entrance of self-propelled technology and loading of different loads with the aid of the powerful electric hoists and the telphers, were found. Center fuselage occupied large cargo hold by the size of 28,15 X of 4,4 X of 4,4 meters.
Russian Knights Gear Up Crash Landing at the 1997 Bratislava Airshow.
Small video with some nice footage of Su-33 and 25 aboard Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.