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Re: Re: [sarex] ISS Transmissions






>From: "Jose Mihotel" <jmihotek@gte.net>
>To: <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
>CC: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: [sarex] ISS Transmissions
>Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 19:59:32 -0500
>
>Richard:
>
>The reason their demo aircraft crashed at the Paris airshow is that they
>almost had a mid-air collision with a french Mirage that was spying on 
>them.
>It was flying a Photo mission to rying to get close=up pictures of the 
>front
>canard that they use. They were not supposed to be  in the airshow airspace
>at all. When the russian pilot saw them comming head on, he pulled up to
>avoid the midair, stalling the supersonic engines. Because of the relative
>low altitude, recovery was impossible.
>I read this in either Air & Space Journal  or another aviation magazine.
>

No.  The vehicle stalled not the engines (although jet engines can stall).

The manuever that the Concordski (grin) was suppose to make was 
"carded"...ie had been approved by airshow officials.  The pilot just blew 
it.

Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX

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