Boeing 787 engine’s chevrons – « Cookie-cutters » at Farnborough

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Beriev Be-2500 almost twice as big as A380!

The Beriev Be-2500 Neptune is a super-heavy transport seaplane proposed by the Beriev Aircraft Company of Russia. Its maximum take-off weight should reach 2,500 tons! It would be the largest aircraft ever proposed. It might weigh four times more than the largest aircraft in the world, the Antonov An-225.

This gigantic project would range from $10 to $15 billion. The Be-2500 would be a « flying ship » able to compete with the maritime shipping and air transport industries. Its size is not clearly quoted due to a discrepancy in the figures available. However, it would nearly double the Airbus A380 size!

It is deemed to be an ekranoplane (also known as a « wing-in-ground-effect – WIG », « flarecraft », « wing-in-surface-effect ship – WISE », « sea skimmer », « ground effect vehicle – GEV » thanks to its cushion of high-pressure air provided by the aerodynamic interaction between the wings and the surface, which is known as ground effect.

Last but not least, it could fly far over the surface (airborne) like any heavy cargo. Watch what it could look below:

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Cockpit overview

This is a remarkable video provided from ANGLE of ATTACK thanks to Chris Palmer who spreads a wealth of knowledge through aviation on his blog AVIATOR 90. You can watch a brilliant description on the video below:

Aviator90 Episode 5- Cockpit from Chris Palmer on Vimeo.

Aviator90 is a basic virtual flight simulator training course from Angle of Attack for FSX, FS9 and other simulation. Aviator90 is 90 Days, 45 Lessons, and ALL FREE. To learn more go to www.flyAOAmedia.com/blog

In this episode we discuss many parts of the cockpit to start to get you familiar with the controls, switches, and instruments.

« Until next time, throttle on… »

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Almost-24-hour mission for 2 Tupolev aircraft Tu-160 Blackjack!

Russian strategic bombers carry out record nonstop flight

19:22 09/06/2010 Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers are carrying out a 23-hour patrol with a planned flight range of 18,000 kilometers (over 11,000 miles), an Air Force spokesman said on Wednesday.>>

Video about a Tu-160 patrol that flew over 15 hours two years ago:

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