Lets see,big plane trying to fuel mid air and sparks ,could anything go wrong?

Discussion in 'Aviation Videos' started by Torch, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
  2. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    43,460
    Likes Received:
    623
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Cool! Just as well it stops before refuelling starts...
     
  3. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,828
    Likes Received:
    739
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Man, that just makes you pucker!
     
  4. mikewint

    mikewint Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    6,176
    Likes Received:
    537
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired and living on the dole
    Location:
    Lakeview, AR
    I'm surprised this has not been posted/discussed before. I remember being quite surprised at how much static charge helo blades would develop even in the humidity. Helo winches with their steel cables were excellent zappers unless allowed to touch ground first. FNGs were always encouraged to grab the cable before it touched. Humor!!
    Every so often you'd see a coronal discharge on dark nights coming from the rotor blades especially the big Chinooks
     
  5. Old Wizard

    Old Wizard Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,982
    Likes Received:
    256
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Lethbridge AB
  6. Night Fighter Nut

    Night Fighter Nut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,356
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Mechanic / Avionics
    Location:
    Plano Texas
    I can remember what looked like pixie dust where the blades should be when being extracted via blackhawk during night ops. Just little sparkles of light flashing everywhere. :)
     
  7. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    52,960
    Likes Received:
    946
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
Loading...

Share This Page