From “Palace Cobra”, by Ed Rasimus, a great book about flying fighters in Vietnam:
“The aircraft G-limits are only there in case there is another flight by that particular airplane. If subsequent flights do not appear likely, there are no G-limits.”
Frank Chubba, fighter pilot
OK, I know this blog is in danger of turning into “my favourite things on the web”, but this is a great video of a large-scale flying model of a Hind (NATO codename for the Mi-24).
Tim Vasquez, of Weather Graphics, has carried out a detailed meteorological analysis of the likely conditions that AF447 flew into on 1 June 2009. It’s extremely interesting reading for all professional pilots.