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Old 11th Jul 2013, 14:09   #3001 (permalink)
 
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This will cost him a weeks pay, won't it?
one of our f-111 flattened all the market garden glass houses and that cost him a few days pay

Typhoon Jet Skims People's Heads. " Lowest Approach Ever ".?? - YouTube
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Old 11th Jul 2013, 14:58   #3002 (permalink)
 
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This will cost him a weeks pay, won't it?
Why? Probably looking to land on the numbers and no damage seems to be done. More fool those who stand directly under the flight path.

I'm not sure why you posted this in a thread on F35 either.....
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WEBF - Correct, and the Navy deserves credit for sticking to its guns and retaining deck-handling and integration with the carrier's local air control as key parts of the demonstration. It would have been much easier to demo cat-and-trap with the local airspace cleared and a tug to move the vehicle on deck, but not operationally relevant. UCAS-D should have materially reduced the risk in UCLASS.
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Wrathmonk, to me it looks like he dropped speed and here will get a slap
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Old 12th Jul 2013, 10:43   #3005 (permalink)
 
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At first I though it was the approach to Northolt, but it looks like the approach to 20 at Waddo. As it's only 140 metres from the road to brick one, that's not really that low - I refer you to the conversation about landing on the piano keys last year.
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that's not really that low
So it's the normal landing procedure at Waddington to approach the runway at an altitude whereby you would hit any vehicle that happened to be on the road just prior to you crossing the threshold?
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Old 12th Jul 2013, 15:07   #3007 (permalink)
 
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So it's the normal landing procedure at Waddington to approach the runway at an altitude whereby you would hit any vehicle that happened to be on the road just prior to you crossing the threshold
And which is why if you have a close look on Google Earth (clicky) you can make out the solid white lines across the road which indicate where to stop when the red flashing lights (also just about visible on the road edge) that warn of an approaching aircraft are lit (even easier to see on Street View....the lights and warning signs that is, not the approaching aircraft!). Of course there are moron's who believe these lights are advisory....

Still not sure what a Typhoon landing on a MOB has to do with F35.....

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Old 12th Jul 2013, 15:14   #3008 (permalink)
 
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And which is why if you have a close look on Google Earth (clicky) you can make out the solid white lines across the road which indicate where to stop when the red flashing lights (also just about visible on the road edge) that warn of an approaching aircraft are lit (even easier to see on Street View....the lights and warning signs that is, not the approaching aircraft!). Of course there are moron's who believe these lights are advisory....
I stand corrected.

It does seem like an odd set-up though having no physical barrier beyond some painted lines on the road and a set of traffic lights (if only for the safety of the pilot - never mind the numpty who decides to run the light in his HGV)
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Old 12th Jul 2013, 19:43   #3009 (permalink)
 
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It's absolutely a fast jet pilot's prerogative to stick the jet on the numbers; it's the airfield's responsibility to ensure it's safe to do so. Never been convinced that the setup at Waddington is especially safe, to my mind needing either proper barriers across the road, a bend away from the runway a la Scampton, or an inset threshold. That fence has been smashed up a couple of times; not good.
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How Low Can you Go at OHAKEA

Does my bum look low in this photo (no not 'me' silly):

Miracle Landing...

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Old 13th Jul 2013, 01:52   #3011 (permalink)
 
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As has already been mentioned, what has all this Typhoon 'low approach' jiggery pokery got to do with the Joint Shite Fighter?

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Perhaps I'm under a misunderstanding. After reading the thread for a while, it seems this is where people come to talk Shite
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After reading the thread for a while, it seems this is where people come to talk Shite
I guess then that it is pure co-incidence that of your last 200 posts (or so) on PPRuNe all except one have been on this thread......
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I guess then that it is pure co-incidence that of your last 200 posts (or so) on PPRuNe all except one have been on this thread......
A very astute observation...

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A very astute observation...

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I guess then that it is pure co-incidence that of your last 200 posts (or so) on PPRuNe all except one have been on this thread......

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I bet the F-35 can't do that.
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gr4techie, LowObservable... Priceless!
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Shame we haven't got a ROFL smiley as well.
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MADL Me Up Into a 4 F-35A RAAF Network

The RAAF expect to operate in 4 F-35A formations with other networkable airborne/ground/(sea-ship?) assets (I'll expect other operators will do the same).

New Data Link Enables Stealthy Comms 14 Jul 2013 AARON MEHTA
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"...Gough declined to say how close jets need to be to trigger the network link, but did say tests have shown “very fast” acquisition times once within range.

Live flight system tests at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., began late last year and have continued throughout this year. Initially, the tests involved networking a pair of planes, but recently, test pilots began regularly flying four-plane networks. Those tests are proceeding smoothly, said Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman for the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office.

“MADL testing is performing as planned,” DellaVedova wrote in an email. “Development of the advanced data link is currently tracking to deliver the phased capability expected by the end of development.”

The system is designed for plane-to-plane communications only, something Gough expects to continue in the near term. But he did not rule out experimenting with data transfer to other terminals.

We have postulated MADL terminals on ships and we have built a MADL test ground station, so it could be done,” he said. “But it’s more about the logistics of where F-35s will be flying and how close to the ground they would be. It would be mission-scenario dependent, but it’s all technically possible.”..."
New Data Link Enables Stealthy Comms | Defense News | defensenews.com

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