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Sillius_Sodus
11-24-2007, 10:27 PM
Hi,

During WWII, B-29's operating over Japan were hampered by a new phenomenon called the jetstream. Apparently it hard enough to navigate let alone bomb accurately in those big winds. Well, I was flying over Japan the other evening...

Note: The wind speed/direction is on the lower left corner of the lower display, the true airspeed is in the upper left corner, the groundspeed in the upper right corner. Flight conditions were perfectly smooth. Sorry for the slight bluriness, I didn't have a tripod. Not the highest windspeed I ever encountered over the North Pacific but still good for saving fuel http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Work005.jpg

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

buzzsaw1939
11-24-2007, 11:33 PM
Hey Sillius... Thats scootin!.. I didn't know you were international!

Or was the wind so strong you blew off coarse? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sillius_Sodus
11-25-2007, 12:14 AM
Hey Buzzsaw!

Yeah it's hell trying to take off with an 18' canoe tied on in that wind http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I've been doing the overseas thing for about ten years now. I still miss the old days though...

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

Propwash
11-25-2007, 12:57 PM
+ none

Sillius_Sodus
11-25-2007, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Propwash:
+ none

Hi Propwash,

I guess I'm too old school to know what that means, but I'll take it as a compliment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

BoCfuss
11-25-2007, 09:40 PM
767, I'm jealous. Is that wind for real? Again, I'm jealous.

Sillius_Sodus
11-25-2007, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by BoCfuss:
767, I'm jealous. Is that wind for real? Again, I'm jealous.

Hi BoCfuss,

Yup, that's the actual wind, not unusual over Japan this time of year. The 767 is a very sweet ride, getting a little long in the tooth but a great example of first generation "glass".

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

buzzsaw1939
11-26-2007, 08:38 AM
I'm really glad to here from you Sillius! sense Crash left I've been just wondering around in here makeing a pest of myself. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sillius_Sodus
11-26-2007, 11:45 AM
Hey Buzzsaw,

Nice to hear from you too. Don't worry, I'll be here to the bitter end, making a pest of myself to all these young'uns! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

buzzsaw1939
11-26-2007, 12:34 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bremspropeller
11-26-2007, 01:43 PM
http://img-a5.ak.imagevz.net/photo2/23/bd/37678e24c5ab320bc989d30b3510/1-7c8b2ef6cf76014a.jpg
A319, friend of mine is 1st Officer with LH.

Pretty windy for central Eu, can't keep up with transpac though...

Sillius_Sodus
11-26-2007, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
http://img-a5.ak.imagevz.net/photo2/23/bd/37678e24c5ab320bc989d30b3510/1-7c8b2ef6cf76014a.jpg
A319, friend of mine is 1st Officer with LH.

Pretty windy for central Eu, can't keep up with transpac though...

Still a drag if it's right on the nose http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

Sillius_Sodus
11-28-2007, 05:07 PM
Some more wind...

West Coast of British Columbia:
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Work2001.jpg

Approaching the coast of Japan:
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Work2006.jpg
Hey Buzzsaw, with this wind the Beaver would be moving backwards faster than it flies forwards http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

mortoma
11-28-2007, 07:42 PM
A pretty old 767, only partially glass. Can you imagine a plane like a C-172 at that altitude in those headwinds?? It literally would fly backwards over the ground!! And at a very high rate too...

buzzsaw1939
11-28-2007, 09:05 PM
Man... you got that right!.. although I can remember a few storms where I was hovering for a while. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif even cars were moveing faster than me.

That reminds me of a story: during a bad wind, we tied every thing down and there was somebodys champ with lose ropes, I told my machanic to go tighten her down, in a few minutes I herd a Whahoo over the radio, I looked out and that gufus was flying it teatherd to the ground, although I don't think the owner would have thought so, It was funny! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sillius_Sodus
11-29-2007, 05:05 PM
Mortoma,

Yup, a bit old school isn't it? Then again, this is a forum about old school aircraft http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif The 767-400 series has a cockpit modeled after the 777's, but the -200 and -300 series have the old first generation pit, however with updated software for the flight management computer it can do just about anything the newer birds can do.

Buzzsaw,

Yeah, I've seen 'em fly in a good breeze too. A friend of mine used to fly survey aircraft in North Africa, he said they never tied the aircraft down, just let the wind spin the airplanes around on the ramp http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

buzzsaw1939
11-29-2007, 09:17 PM
Maybe they couldn't afford control locks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Sillius_Sodus
12-01-2007, 11:56 PM
Last one, I promise http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Work3002.jpg



Ok, now for something different,

Sunrise over the North Pacific
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Work3003.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Work3010.jpg

Kyoto was not damaged too badly during WWII. Good thing.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Kyoto005.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Kyoto008.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/Sillius_Sodus/Kyoto022.jpg


Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus