Calling in Tired

Knowing your physical limits


MY WAKE-UP CALL OCCURRED WAY BACK IN 1974 on a hot July afternoon at Henley Aerodrome. Henley was a great place for EAA and AAA types to fly in for a $50 hamburger. Yes, back then an all-expense-paid burger did not add up to $300. Clay Henley’s field was an aero museum displaying Walt Redfern’s World War ’ replica fighters, a hot air balloon, and students flying de Havilland Tiger Moths. Clay presented air shows on weekends, so my Warner-powered Monocoupe was often booked as a star performer.

The passing

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25 years of RAF Nimrods

ON OCTOBER 2, 1969, HS Nimrod MR.1 XV230 was delivered to trie Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF St Mawgan to become the first Nimrod to enter operational service with the RAF. The Nimrod grew from Air Staff Target (AST) 357 issued in July 1963 which defined the RAF’s requirements for a maritime reconnaissance aircraft to replace the Shackleton by the year 1972. This date was later brought forward to 1968.

Hawker Siddeley submitted the HS800, based on the Trident airliner, in April 1964, but the AST was again revised calling for an interim aircraft to enter service in 1966!

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The apartment resident Don settled barabashka



For three and a half months in the entrance number 2 five-storey building in the Red Sulin happening what simply can not be. …Already seeing me, Valentine Sinyavina sadly nods to the baseboards in the hallway ceiling. They smeared with something yellow. — It's there in the hallway lay eggs. And suddenly began to fly up to the ceiling and beat — she says. For three and a half months in the entrance number 2 five-storey building in the Red

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Start ILV Soyuz-U with THC Progress M-20M and docking with the ISS

July 28 at 00.45 Moscow time from the launch complex area 31 Baikonur starting calculations of rocket-space industry conducted a successful launch Vehicle (ILV) "Soyuz-U" to transport cargo vehicle (THC) "Progress." M-20M "

After 529 seconds of flight THC "Progress M-20M" cleanly separated from the third stage rocket orbiting satellite.


The space cargo ship "Progress M-20M" docked with the International Space Station (ISS) in the automatic mode, the ship delivered cargo to the station for a "fast" a six-hour scheme, told RIA Novosti the Russian Federal Space Agency.

"Docking performed nominally

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The life Superdzheta

Sukhoi Superjet 100. No aircraft in the world had grown in his childhood so many legends, fantasies, terrible secrets, myths and prophecies like this.

Our country has a hell of a lot of people versed in aviation. Had what event in the world of aircraft and then hundreds of expert opinions, estimates of experts, the analysis professionals. Anyone who has seen the picture flying machine heavier than air, imagines himself if not aviakonsultantom so aviakritikom. Here are just busy with the majority of them in areas far removed from the aircraft.

5 years ago,

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Russian strategic bombers flew near the island of Guam


U.S. media reports of the flight blown up two Russian strategic bombers Tu-95 over the island of Guam after the publication of this fact, the press service of the U.S. Air Force. Aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, circled over the island in neutral airspace, accompanied by raised from the air base, "Andersen" to intercept the f-15 fighter jets.

"Russian Bears (TU-95 — NATO classification bear" bear ") flew over the island of Guam" — that is the general meaning of messages in the American press. The span has been

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Russian Air Force began to form a second squadron of the latest Su-34

Formation of the Second Squadron, equipped with the latest fighter-bombers Su-34 began in the Voronezh air base in the Western Military District (WEST), said Acting Spokesperson Major General Vladimir WEST Drobyshevskiy.

WEST first of the military district of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation adopted the latest Sukhoi Su-34. Air Force Commander Colonel General Alexander Zelin said in August that the Russian army before the end of the year will receive six new Su-34.

"A pair of fighter-bombers Su-34 flew from Lipetsk aviation center at the airport," Baltimore "Voronezh region and became part of the regular units.

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Flew over the Arctic rare summer storm

Flew over the Arctic rare summer storm Weather and Climate

The storm began in Alaska and walked almost the entire territory of the Arctic Sea. Over the last 34 years the number of such storms over the North Pole, recorded in August, does not exceed eight. Unusual storm called because usually such atmospheric pressure system about 964 mbar are in the Arctic, but in the winter.

According to experts, late storms can have a huge impact on the sea ice, causing it to melt at an accelerated pace. Ice by the heat of the masses rather break into

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Tornado flew to Venice

Tornado flew to Venice Natural Disasters

In several islands that make up the famous Italian city on the water, there was a tornado. Suffered most of the island of St. Helena, where just an exhibition outdoors Charterhauz and St. Erasmus, where a dozen houses blown away. Damage in the form of damaged houses and 300 hectares of agricultural land, as well as hundreds of fallen trees caused garden and the island in the Venetian lagoon Certosa. Fortunately, the ancient buildings of cultural significance, were not injured. Authorities estimate the loss after the tornado of one million euros. On a scale

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In the Urals — the invasion of UFOs




Unknown Object over industrial Kachkanar.

The other day, a resident of the Sverdlovsk region Kachkanar Olga Gudimenko saw in the air a strange glowing object.

— It was a large hexagon with a shimmering green rim and a red spiral inside, — a frightened woman.

According to

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