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Posted: 8/13/2005 9:35:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:39:41 PM EDT
now that is cool
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:39:56 PM EDT
Wow, that is cool.

Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:40:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 9:41:05 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]
My dad was flying a Piper Malibu about 10 years ago and had lightning hit one wing tip and blow the lights out on the other I have been through several thunderstorms with him in the air over the years and I have to say you take a different perspective on lightning when you are looking down on it
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:42:07 PM EDT
that is pretty amazing
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:50:11 PM EDT
That's one helluva Taser hit
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:54:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
that is pretty amazing



+1 Patty
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:56:53 PM EDT
Good Show.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:59:08 PM EDT
Just curious... what happens to the plane?

navigation, radio, electrical, structure, passengers?

everything goes like nothing happened?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:05:45 PM EDT
I saw that in the cellar just the other day

www.cellar.org/iotdarch.php
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:28:32 PM EDT
I'll betcha anything that that was one "shitty" flight.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:36:15 PM EDT
yowzers
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:37:22 PM EDT
My dad is a airline pilot and has been hit by lightning just like that right on the nose of the plane and he said nothing happens to the plane...the passengers probably have no idea the plane was even hit.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:41:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:56:01 PM EDT
If I'm not mistaken, since the plane isn't grounded, the lightning just kinda passes through the skin of the plane and doesn't really affect it at all.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:39:36 PM EDT
Cool pic.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:46:32 PM EDT
WOAH!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:53:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 1:13:10 AM EDT by 2A373]

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Just curious... what happens to the plane?

navigation, radio, electrical, structure, passengers?

everything goes like nothing happened?




I cannot say what happened to that aircraft, but I have inspected two F-15s that were struck by lightning. Both of them suffered only structure damage, none of the electronics was damaged. One was stuck on the radome and had numerous small burn holes in the radome. I don't remember exactly where the other one was hit at but the lightning made some small holes in the right vertical stabilizer where it exited the acft.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:15:25 AM EDT
Cool as yesterday's toast
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:16:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 1:50:20 AM EDT
i was on a plane while it got hit by lightning. it was storming pretty bad (for hawaii anyways). lots of rain and thunder/lightning. it was only a short 45 minute flight from one island to another. about halfway up after takeoff, i see a flash outside the window and at the same time the eintire plane started shaking. i expected to see the entire tail of the plane missing as i looked towards the rear. then everything calmed down and the pilot came over the radio saying we were just struck by lightning but everything is alright cause they use some kind of device to prevent us all from being fried. i don't quite remember his whole explanation as i was 10 at the time. but it was an interesting experience.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 1:56:58 AM EDT
"....V2.......Gear-up.........So...like I was saying....Lisa's standing there in her Teddy and she says to me...ZZZZAAAAPPP!!!!!!!...What-The-Fuck!!!!!!!!........................"
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:02:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 2:03:44 AM EDT by Master_of_Orion]

Originally Posted By Soljah46:
i was on a plane while it got hit by lightning. it was storming pretty bad (for hawaii anyways). lots of rain and thunder/lightning. it was only a short 45 minute flight from one island to another. about halfway up after takeoff, i see a flash outside the window and at the same time the eintire plane started shaking. i expected to see the entire tail of the plane missing as i looked towards the rear. then everything calmed down and the pilot came over the radio saying we were just struck by lightning but everything is alright cause they use some kind of device to prevent us all from being fried. i don't quite remember his whole explanation as i was 10 at the time. but it was an interesting experience.



I believe most planes have a metal mesh in the skin. Lightning will take the path of least resistence and go through the mesh instead of burning through to the electronics or people.

The safest place to be in a lighning storm is inside a metal cage.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:06:49 AM EDT
wow!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:27:46 AM EDT
I kept on looking on the cellar. There is the coolest picture of a praying mantis using its kung fu skills to impale a humming bird.

Someone who's web fu is stronger should post that picture in its own thread.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:28:06 AM EDT
I was flying from Chicago back to London 4 years ago.
We took off from O'Hare and it was raining pretty heavily. As we took off, we were playing with a GPS that we had up against the window, trying to get speed and altitude. We had a wing seat and were looking out the window when the wing got hit by lightning. There was an almighty "crack" inside the plane and all the lights went off momentarily and the seat-back displays went off. They came back on later. As we looked around, everyone had this look of fear on their faces that I'll never forget.
After we were flying for about 1 hour, my friend noticed that according to the map, the plane had turned round and was heading back. The lightning strike had blown the auto-pilot and we couldn't continue across the Atlantic. Luckily some of managed to get on the next flight out. The others were stuck in Chicago for 2 days.
I don't want to experience that again

Mark
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:39:52 AM EDT
Coolio.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:06:05 AM EDT
In 1998 I was flying back from CA to Washington DC and we were hit twice by lightening on the approach to Dulles. The pilot came on and said that the aircraft (a new 777) was designed to take lightening strikes and there was nothing to worry about. The first one was a loud bang off the right side and a big flash to go with it. It seriously got everyone's attention. The second one hit the nose, but was just as loud. I can tell you this, I have never been so glad to get off an airplane in my life. It was pouring rain and I walked about a half a mile to my car and got completetly soaked---but I didn't care one bit. I was alive!

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:15:29 AM EDT
Wow!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:32:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 4:36:47 AM EDT by patchouli]
the bird photo and story:
hmng bird killed by praying mantis



ANother one:



Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:46:22 PM EDT
That must have been quite a flash in the cabin.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:48:27 PM EDT
Damn
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:52:18 PM EDT
I hate when that happens...
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