He sounds a whole lot more relaxed than I would!
I would be smiling too loudly to speak.
That brings some sweet memories of sims of yore…
Wooo that’s my city!! And the buildings with QUT on them (Queensland University of Technology) are where I obtained my Aerospace Engineering degree - which later on let me spend two years as a design engineer on the C-17. So it’s nice to see them both in the same video :)
We used to have F-111s doing their dump-and-burn trick along the Brisbane River for Riverfire each year, but with their retirement a few years back the RAAF have been pulling out all the stops to make up for it… and a C-17 at below-building-height is definitely a step in the right direction!
Man, even your festivals are freaking metal in Australia? So unfair.
Can someone explain to me what’s happening here? It looks like a plane is vomiting a plane.
No, no. It is a plane swallowing another plane. :)
That is the fuselage of a unidentified plane, possibly a C-130, being loaded into a C-5m Super Galaxy
Not a 130, it’s a C-27 spartan. The plane eating it is a C-5M.
It’s actually not an M Model C-5, it’s either a A or more likely a B model. It’s tough to tell the models apart if you’re not really familiar with the differences. The M models have new engines which don’t have the extended cone coming out of the back.
As to what is happening @CraigM is closest, it’s a C-130 fuselage being loaded onto a C-5 for transport. This is actually very rare as we (USAF) do not really fly our planes in our other planes (it’s way to expensive and inefficient)
Consider me schooled.
Yo dog, I heard you like airplanes, so I put a plane in your plane.
I put your plane on ice.
Changing planes in Chicago yesterday, I snapped a phone pic of the Butch O’Hare Wildcat. This aircraft was recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan (several still reside there from WWII training accidents) and restored to the specs of the F4F-3 that O’Hare flew from the carrier Lexington in the Battle of the Coral Sea. The plane is displayed as if about to land on a carrier, with flaps, landing gear and tail hook down. If you’re tall enough, you can see that the top of the pedestal is painted to resemble a carrier deck.
Wildcats are so ugly and pretty at the same time that I’m always conflicted when I see one.