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Dutch F35 "foamed" by mistake

Old 3rd Nov 2019, 10:31
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Dutch F35 "foamed" by mistake

The arrival of a new (1st) F35 in the Netherlands was supposed to be a grand event with lots of spectators etc. As part of the festivities, a water canon salute was planeed. Instead, someone selected "Foam".
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Old 3rd Nov 2019, 11:37
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Already posted here- F-35 Cancelled, then what ?

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We had the same thing happen at MAN a few years back on the inaugural Virgin ATL service, which subsequently had to be cancelled - They've never done a water cannon salute at MAN since.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/t...lane-FOAM.html
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Prior to that incident I was offered a water cannon salute at Manchester on a cold soaked aircraft with OAT below zero!
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Good job the "spin" cycle wasn't selected...
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Straight back for a new stealth coating ?
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Very disappointed,thought the thread title was a euphemism !
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They could have gone from suds to rinse!


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My local Rumanian Hand Wash guys would've sorted that for 14 (medium sized fighter)!!
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Back when the 787 was first entering service, I saw several reports of APU issues caused by the water cannon salute hitting the APU inlet. And wasn't there an issue with an over-wing exit on an A320 due to the water cannon?
I wonder if this particular tradition may have past it's 'sell by' date...
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