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Alien Invasion Continues

By Barcham 23 February 2013 29

It's not a plane!

Following on from the story we posted earlier this week, a second Youtuber has managed to capture evidence of Canberra’s alien onslaught. TiendaGrande Es captured this footage of our white dot-esque visitors from the window of a plane.

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Dork 10:06 am 25 Feb 13

I was wondering where my frisbee went.

RadioVK 8:37 pm 24 Feb 13

Pork Hunt said :

johnboy said :

variable geometry wings were a poor substitute to designing the wing properly in the first place.

The swing wing made it more versatile JB, not the other way round in my opinion. Plenty of aircraft could fly really well with a straightish wing (CAC Sabre) and others with a delta wing (Mirage) but the pig could transform between the two.
A maintenance nightmare of course…

We could have ended up with one of these-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAC_TSR-2

It would have been a far superior aircraft to the F-111, if politics and budget cuts hadn’t killed off the project.

rosscoact said :

my money would be on a remote control model jet

I was having a flying lesson once, and we came across a model aircraft flying at quite a high altitude. He was to the East of the main runway as we were on base for runway 30. The instructor mentioned to me at the time that he shouldn’t have been where he was. A likely suspect perhaps?

Pollushon said :

deye said :

Pollushon said :

Thanks Grunge, I stand corrected, should have Googled. That said, it’s an awfully tight take-off length.

The runway was lengthened a few years ago, according this this article it will handle an A380 http://www.ausbt.com.au/canberra-airport-international-flights

If you want a laugh though from the pre-runway extension look at the vodka burner is rolling video http://the-riotact.com/the-vodka-burner-is-rolling/17382

Haha, wow, amazing, go Ivan. So I’m confused (I’m going to blame FSX here), there have been 2 extensions? I was aware of a 600m extension back in 06, but as I understood it still put the runway short of ‘safe’ for large jets fully loaded and poor prevailing weather. So then there was obviously a full redevelopment some time later? I really need to spend that $90 on ORBX FTX AU 🙂

Well worth the $90, I can tell you. It’s also worth grabbing their expansion for Canberra as well. I can’t think off the top of my head if it includes the latest runway extension, though it does include all sorts of landmarks, such as Bruce Stadium and Manuka oval, minus the lights of course!

Pollushon 1:49 pm 24 Feb 13

deye said :

Pollushon said :

Thanks Grunge, I stand corrected, should have Googled. That said, it’s an awfully tight take-off length.

The runway was lengthened a few years ago, according this this article it will handle an A380 http://www.ausbt.com.au/canberra-airport-international-flights

If you want a laugh though from the pre-runway extension look at the vodka burner is rolling video http://the-riotact.com/the-vodka-burner-is-rolling/17382

Haha, wow, amazing, go Ivan. So I’m confused (I’m going to blame FSX here), there have been 2 extensions? I was aware of a 600m extension back in 06, but as I understood it still put the runway short of ‘safe’ for large jets fully loaded and poor prevailing weather. So then there was obviously a full redevelopment some time later? I really need to spend that $90 on ORBX FTX AU 🙂

Pork Hunt 12:46 pm 24 Feb 13

rosscoact said :

my money would be on a remote control model jet

Except the controller transmitter thingy would need to be the size of a brick outhouse…

farnarkler 12:22 pm 24 Feb 13

It doesn’t appear to have wings. A DIY or kit rocket is the best bet. terrorists having a test run.

rosscoact 11:03 am 24 Feb 13

my money would be on a remote control model jet

deye 9:47 am 24 Feb 13

Pollushon said :

Thanks Grunge, I stand corrected, should have Googled. That said, it’s an awfully tight take-off length.

The runway was lengthened a few years ago, according this this article it will handle an A380 http://www.ausbt.com.au/canberra-airport-international-flights

If you want a laugh though from the pre-runway extension look at the vodka burner is rolling video http://the-riotact.com/the-vodka-burner-is-rolling/17382

caf 9:19 am 24 Feb 13

Pollushon said :

grunge_hippy said :

Pollushon said :

Thumper said :

farnarkler said :

Interesting footage. The plane, being a jet by the wing shape, must be doing at least 200mph as most land at about 150mph. The speed of the object is clearly a hell of a lot more than 200mph yet is at a lower altitude. A SAM perhaps?

Cruising speed is much higher than that, at least twice, plus some.

Looks like a 767-300 on approach with 2 notches of flap and playing with the speed brake. He’s not doing any more than 170kn (315kmh) or those wings are leaving the fuselage.

So I’m entirely puzzled by why anything other than a 737-800 or Embraer 190/170 is any where near Canberra airport? Cos it can’t use our runway.

Pretty cool, but it totally smells.

767’s land here. There used to be a qantas one every tuesday that would take off about 9:30am back when brand depot was around. saw it every tuesday.

Thanks Grunge, I stand corrected, should have Googled. That said, it’s an awfully tight take-off length.

Wonder if the Canberra Rocketry Group are up to some mischief.

17/35 is long enough for a 747 at maximum takeoff weight (747s divert here on occasion, and of course POTUS brought two such aircraft). It’s also a diversion airport for A380s but I don’t know if that’s actually ever happened.

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