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Old 30th Jun 2017, 13:20
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Originally Posted by FODPlod View Post
.....not really what I was looking for, i.e. "falling from the skies".

FODplod, no I can not think of a FJ program that had not had such an event (ie: crater) with this many hours. Yes we know about the ground fires. And it is operating in squadron use, at sea, in major exercises, at airshows and abroad- it does not seem to be babied any longer. Impressive. I am sure there are several who will roll out the "unsafe" and "told you so" headlines when it does happen.

The Super Hornet took awhile for the first loss (midair I believe). F-14 perhaps the shortest (flight #2)
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