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  • #31
    Originally posted by At ease View Post
    Yes, SR-71 was last weeks episode.

    What you say about youtube is probably true WRT not needing to undertake a "tedious" sign up(mine only took 60 seconds or so IIRC from last week - but I did object to them putting a third option for "gender", being "I do not identify as either male or female" )

    but I don't have to search for it.

    It is on my "free-to-air" weekly TV guide.

    In this thread I am merely attempting to provide notice of documentaries that I believe are of superior quality/highly noteworthy.

    Youtube has a lot of content, but not all of it is of a high standard.

    Anyway, Wes(Admiral) likes 'em.

    P.S. Good recollections of use on D-Day and the Berlin Airlift in today's episode.
    I wasn't being critical of your posts or the subject matter. I simply dislike TV. I loath the commercials. I use the net for all my entertainment.
    Credo quia absurdum.


    Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
      I wasn't being critical of your posts or the subject matter. I simply dislike TV. I loath the commercials. I use the net for all my entertainment.
      As much as possible...
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #33
        Another worthy addition:

        Ewan And Colin McGregor: RAF at 100

        posted here:

        https://forums.armchairgeneral.com/f...55#post5051555

        - to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF.
        Last edited by At ease; 29 Jul 18, 09:15.
        "It's like shooting rats in a barrel."
        "You'll be in a barrel if you don't watch out for the fighters!"

        "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease."
        — Sergei(son of Igor) Sikorsky, 'AOPA Pilot' magazine February 2003.

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        • #34
          It would seem that the change to the new forum has resulted in the deletion of links to content.

          That is another unwelcome setback.

          I will attempt to reinstate them.

          The video linked to in my first post:

          "Cold War Hot Jets" part 1 here:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy2xaW-d6jU


          Part 2 here:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyjVq0A3dYY



          Last edited by At ease; 29 Jul 18, 08:56.
          "It's like shooting rats in a barrel."
          "You'll be in a barrel if you don't watch out for the fighters!"

          "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease."
          — Sergei(son of Igor) Sikorsky, 'AOPA Pilot' magazine February 2003.

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          • #35
            Good find!!
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #36
              Concorde: Designing the Dream 2 episodes

              Highly recommended.

              Significant amounts of previously unseen footage.

              I also heard Barnes Wallis speaking(as opposed to just seeing still images of him) for the first time ever.


              https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/prog...ning-the-dream
              "It's like shooting rats in a barrel."
              "You'll be in a barrel if you don't watch out for the fighters!"

              "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease."
              — Sergei(son of Igor) Sikorsky, 'AOPA Pilot' magazine February 2003.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by MonsterZero View Post
                Early jet era was a lot of fun because flying early combat jets (cost of fuel, maintenance, etc.) did not come with the gigantic price tag associated with flying F-22 or F-15.

                Nobody worried about fuel, and air shows featured big formations of jets doing synchronized flying and stuff like that, shows that would never be approved today. In today's climate, just 3 jets is causing the military to sweat because it's so expensive to display just 3 aircraft.

                Hell, RAF is freaking out because its costing too much money to scramble 1 Tornado to investigate Russian activity, which begs the question why even bother having an air force if scrambling 1 aircraft is too much for state budget?
                Which is why it was significant that the Gripen system managed to break the curve of increased flight and maintenance costs when it was launched.

                Now some of the other aircraft manufacturers only have to repeat the trick.

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