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    Introducing one of the world's smallest twin-engined jet aircraft, a homebuilt and modified Colomban MC-15R Cri-Cri (Rego: F-PZPR, C/N: 306 (???)) powered by two Advanced Micro Turbines (AMT) Olympus HP and equipped with digital Engine Control Unit (ECU).





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    the plane is so cute.. hahaha
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    LAEs or mechanics with B737 type rating might want to check out the following website.

    Sjap's 737 Maintenance Experience Exchange.
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    wah, cute plane sia.
    between, thanks 9v for this informative thread.

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    Any military aviation enthusiasts cares to enlighten me as to what those two extremely small/blue devices at the end of the ejector rack, which itself is connected one of the weapon station, are exactly? They kind of represent bomblets.


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    NASA scrubs space shuttle launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A potentially dangerous hydrogen gas leak cropped up during the fueling of space shuttle Endeavour on Saturday and forced NASA to postpone the launch by at least four days.

    It was almost identical to a leak that stalled another flight back in March and threatened to bump Endeavour's space station construction mission all the way into July.

    NASA halted the countdown shortly after midnight, less than seven hours before Endeavour was due to blast off. The seven astronauts had yet to suit up.

    Launch director Mike Leinbach said the leak, located at a vent line hookup on the fuel tank, was significant. Hydrogen gas is extremely volatile and can burn in large enough quantities, he noted.

    "There's no way we could have continued," Leinbach said at a hastily called news conference. "It's a commodity you just don't mess with."

    The hydrogen gas leak is similar to one that NASA faced while trying to launch Discovery three months ago. That flight was delayed four days because of the problem and shortened as well. Atlantis, however, encountered no such trouble during its countdown in May for the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission.

    NASA's launch team immediately began draining Endeavour's external fuel tank while trying to figure out what went wrong. In March, the leak occurred where a vent line hooks up to the tank. The hookup was replaced along with a couple of seals and the seepage stopped, but engineers never did determine the exact source of the trouble.

    Officials said workers wouldn't be able to get to the vent line on Endeavour's tank until Sunday.

    NASA is up against a tight deadline. A four-day delay would make Endeavour's next launch attempt Wednesday. But that's the day the space agency is supposed to launch a moon-bound spacecraft aboard an unmanned rocket.

    Mike Moses, chairman of the mission management team, said it was too soon to say which mission would take priority. "We haven't even begun to work that yet," he said.

    In any event, if Endeavour isn't flying by next Saturday, it will have to wait until July 11 for the next launch attempt because of unfavorable sun angles that would make the shuttle too hot while docked at the international space station.

    During the 16-day mission, Endeavour and its crew are supposed to deliver the final segment of Japan's huge space station lab, along with some spare parts for the orbiting outpost and more than 600 pounds of food for the six men living there.

    When Endeavour pulls up, there will be 13 people together in orbit for the first time.

    Of the seven shuttle astronauts, only one is a woman, a Canadian. The rest of the crew are U.S. citizens. On board the space station, the crew is more international. The six occupants, all men, represent Belgium, Canada, Japan and Russia, as well as the United States.

    Endeavour and its crew will spend 11 1/2 days at the space station. Five spacewalks are planned.

    Demanding lineup
    If Endeavour flies this month, its arrival will come at a particularly busy time for the space station. The station crew doubled in size late last month; that's taken some adjustment for everyone involved. Then just a week ago, two of the crew went out on a spacewalk. Earlier this week, the two put their spacesuits back on and went into the air lock to work on a docking hatch.

    NASA is pushing to launch Endeavour as soon as possible because of the demanding lineup of shuttle flights over the next 1 1/2 years. The space agency is under presidential direction to retire its three remaining shuttles and complete the station by the end of 2010 if possible.

    "It has a lot of downstream effects if we punt to July," Moses said. "Every launch delay pushes the next one back. It's not the end of the world, but it's not the simplest thing to do."

    Eight shuttle missions remain, including Endeavour's upcoming trip. Each one is dedicated to finishing the station, currently 81 percent complete, and hauling up supplies, spare parts and experiments.

    The space station will be supplied over the long haul by unmanned Russian, European and Japanese craft, but none as big as the shuttle. That's why NASA needs to deliver large spare parts now, while the shuttles are still flying.

    Until NASA's new spaceship is ready to carry passengers — which isn't expected to happen before 2015 — U.S. astronauts will hitch rides back and forth on the cramped Russian Soyuz spacecraft for up to $51 million a person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), News/Press Release @ 2009.07.01

    A New Dawn,
    Towards the future of Singapore Aviation.


    ...

    Launch of New CAAS.

    The new Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Changi Airport Group celebrated their launch today. The two entities, formed from the corporatisation of Changi's airport operations and restructuring of CAAS, will work together to further develop Singapore as a leading air hub and a global city. Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew graced the launch event at Changi Airport Terminal 3 this afternoon and unveiled the new logos of the two entities.

    ...


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    Updated corporate logo and website (hyperlink embedded within the image).
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    Changi Airport Group, CAAS to develop S'pore as leading global air hub,
    By: Rachel Kelly, Channel NewsAsia (CNA). Posted: 01 July 2009 (2249 hours (UTC +8)).
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Kelly, Channel NewsAsia (CNA) @ 2009.07.01 (2249 hours (UTC +8))

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    The restructured Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will focus on developing Singapore's aviation industry and air hub, while the corporatised Changi Airport Group will run the airport.

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    The corporatised Changi Airport will undertake the operational functions of managing Singapore's airport, including its emergency services, and investments in foreign airports.

    Regulatory functions such as air traffic services, air services negotiations, safety and customer service will be performed by the restructured CAAS.

    Analysts say this will prevent a conflict of interest such as if an incident is to occur at Changi Airport, which will then be investigated by the regulator CAAS. Analysts say this shows the government is serious about overhauling the airport.

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    Changi Airport Group will be wholly owned by Temasek Holdings which is paying an as-yet undisclosed sum for Changi's assets.

    The official site of Changi Airport Group.

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    Busy morning within Tengah Class-D ATZ.

    CH-47SD, F-5, F-16 & F50 spotted conducting landing approaches and flypasts.
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    Default Re: Plane Spotters.sg @ ClubSNAP – Official T.C.S.S Thread.

    Albeit a little delayed due the revamp of the new CAAS website, the latest Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) is finally released.

    Reference ID No. WSSSYNYX - 6/09 (2009.07.02).

    Post edited to reflect updated scheduled closure of Runway 02L/20R and 02C/20C, in reference to CAAS Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) - WSSS Aerodrome (AD) 2-11 to AD 2-12.


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    CAAS Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) supplement 32/09 (dated 2009.04.02),
    "RSAF formation flypast prior to and on Singapore National Day, 9th August 2009".
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    [QUOTE=9V-Orion Images;5173268]Any military aviation enthusiasts cares to enlighten me as to what those two extremely small/blue devices at the end of the ejector rack, which itself is connected one of the weapon station, are exactly? They kind of represent bomblets.

    Those are practice bomb, which the pilot use to master dummy bomb skill.

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    anyone got pics for the new rsaf planes? created quite a buzz few months ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Any military aviation enthusiasts cares to enlighten me as to what those two extremely small/blue devices at the end of the ejector rack, which itself is connected one of the weapon station, are exactly? They kind of represent bomblets.
    Those are BDU-33 practice bombs, loaded into a Multiple Ejector Rack(MER).. they carry a smoke charge to use for target practice.. when dropped the smoke will 'fire' and show where the bomb landed in the range.
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    Those are BDU-33 practice bombs, loaded into a Multiple Ejector Rack(MER).. they carry a smoke charge to use for target practice.. when dropped the smoke will 'fire' and show where the bomb landed in the range.
    Gracias.

    Now..., where would I be able to find a 1:1 scale model of the BDU-33?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stupidcowz View Post
    Ah, It jus dawned on me. I rmbered last week when I went to Pulau Ubin for a cycling/photoshoot outing.

    One possible place to spot planes with NO* repeat NO obstructions at all would be at the chek jawa nature trail, proceed to either the viewing tower which is about as tall as the trees or the wooden platform over the shore line around the mangrove area there's a shelter there, can spot around that area. Very nice view for spotting except a lil troublesome to get there. 250mm i suppose would suffice. I havnt tried spotting there cos I didnt bring my 70-300mm.

    Orion, pls further advice and comment on this. Thanks.
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    Hmm, it's been years since I had been to Pulau Ubin. Doubt that I can provide any constructive feedbacks on the location involved. If one plans on going there on the purpose of nature photography, I suppose a little detour for some plane spotting activities might be quite ok?

    Otherwise the hassles and inconveniences involved just to reach there might put some people off. My two cents.
    Will be conducting a recce at Chek Jawa next week, and also apparently an instrument landing approach into runway 20 of WSAP (PLAB) brings the aircraft above the vicinity of Outward Bound Singapore after intercepting a course through Papa Uniform VOR/DME. Will be checking out that area too though I'm not very sure how often aircraft used that particular runway at this time of the year.



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    SAR operation for the FDR and CVR aboard Air France Flight 447, a Airbus A330-203 (F-GZCP) that crashed into south Atlantic ocean more than a month ago is to be discontinued, the ULBs attached to the FDR and CVR are believed to have seize functioning since the battery would have been completely drained of its electrical charge.

    This accident marks one of the few occasions where the FDR and CVR will probably never be recovered and where recorded data returns from both primary and secondary radar surveillance of the aircraft is not available either.
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    woah... just realised this thread... and i'm at no. 6...

    just hope ISA doesn't see this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupidcowz View Post
    Huh? If that's the case then planespotting at TAB is a bad option eh? Mm, PLAB (Paya Lebar AirBase) is also very difficult to spot as the surrounding buildings are all low and the nearest tall HDB block is obscured by tall trees. In fact 1 guy got sent to the polic station for trying to take pictures of a C-130 at the airport rd - hougang ave 3 junction. I would say commercial planespotting is fine. But military eh, a lil risky. You know how our govt. reacts this so bttr not get invovled :X

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Busy morning within Tengah Class-D ATZ.

    CH-47SD, F-5, F-16 & F50 spotted conducting landing approaches and flypasts.
    Another busy morning, E-2C Hawkeye and G550-CAEW from the 111 Squadron flew multiple landing approaches and flypasts.

    A white SAR AS332 Super Puma of the 125 Squadron also flew into the airbase, I wonder if something had happened?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harper View Post
    woah, sure ah? where you hear from?
    Sure,

    I happened to be waiting for a cab, when i saw the commotion. In the end the guy had his picture deleted and he had to surrender the mem. card.

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