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20th Aug 2020, 03:00
Replies: 224
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Posted By gums

Salute! Excuse me, ETUDIANT. The comparison...

Salute!
Excuse me, ETUDIANT. The comparison with the WW2 era P-40 is ludicrous.
Up to me, I wouldn't let the F-35 be sold to anybody except very close allies that have shed blood with us for a...
19th Aug 2020, 23:06
Replies: 224
Views: 64,212
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks, Wolf I only helped...

Salute!

Thanks, Wolf


I only helped foreign nationals learn to employ two different attack planes, but it was obvious which ones would have the most success.

Besides technical "comfort and...
11th Aug 2020, 04:21
Replies: 341
Views: 137,397
Posted By gums

Excuse me, but I do not think the MCAS does...

Excuse me, but I do not think the MCAS does anything close to what the LEX configurations did for the fighters since the 70's. Nor was it intended to do so. Good item for the Tech Log.

Secondly,...
12th Jul 2020, 18:18
Replies: 25
Views: 5,989
Posted By gums

Salute, Maybe the only pPrune dude here that...

Salute,

Maybe the only pPrune dude here that Brian would recognize on a dark stormy night trying to get into the pub.......

I cannot vouch for all the war stories and such associated to Brian,...
11th Jul 2020, 15:48
Replies: 25
Views: 5,989
Posted By gums

Salute! Good point FALL I know Brian...

Salute!

Good point FALL I know Brian personally 'cause I was one of his instructors at a USAF charm school and also a fellow Green Demon member - first operational A-10 and also A-7D unit.
...
11th Jul 2020, 15:19
Replies: 25
Views: 5,989
Posted By gums

Salute! How come I haven't seen a ref to ...

Salute!

How come I haven't seen a ref to

Home Page - Roadrunners Internationale Declassified U-2 A-12 Projects Aquatone OXCART Area 51 (http://roadrunnersinternationale.com/)

Lottsa first...
9th Jul 2020, 21:46
Replies: 91
Views: 30,408
Posted By gums

Seems a lot more than just pilot lives, BIND ...

Seems a lot more than just pilot lives, BIND

The air transport industry has millions of folks that have been affected besides the folks up front in row 1, seat A

Besides direct jobs, you must...
3rd Jul 2020, 03:30
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,607,782
Posted By gums

Thanks for the info, Detent. Quite a bit...

Thanks for the info, Detent.

Quite a bit different with electronic "help" for the procedures and such from what I endured for a few thousand hours.
2nd Jul 2020, 20:45
Replies: 341
Views: 137,397
Posted By gums

Maybe I read the initial para wrong, Rotor, but...

Maybe I read the initial para wrong, Rotor, but thot FAA said:



Where's our Boeing or FAA "mole" now? Heh heh. And what exactly have they done, as it soumds like a lot more than a sfwe tweak?
2nd Jul 2020, 19:28
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,607,782
Posted By gums

Yeah, TD I finally found an A320 FCOM and am...

Yeah, TD I finally found an A320 FCOM and am wading thru it. Definitely looks like the "Too Low Terrain" warning should have come on, and I agree that it could be judged a nuisance if you trying to...
2nd Jul 2020, 17:20
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Posted By gums

Sorry, Detent, but that dog won't hunt. ...

Sorry, Detent, but that dog won't hunt.



I am more familiar with the 330 due to the 447 discussions some years back, but your FBW has a lot more modes and submodes and "shaping" algorithms of...
2nd Jul 2020, 14:35
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Posted By gums

Good point(s), Vilas. My concern was that...

Good point(s), Vilas.

My concern was that HAL may have retracted the gear on the initial approach attempt with no pilot action. e.g. they had gear down but then speeded up above "xxx" knots. I...
1st Jul 2020, 17:45
Replies: 341
Views: 137,397
Posted By gums

Thank you, Pilot Maybe you could start a...

Thank you, Pilot

Maybe you could start a thread over where it belongs in order to get some of the politics outta the way, huh? We have too many real pilots here that can discuss the changes and...
1st Jul 2020, 17:23
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,607,782
Posted By gums

Thank you, Olster. And good stuff from vilas (...

Thank you, Olster. And good stuff from vilas ( 95% of the time, LOL). And point taken Detent.

My goal was to get over to the tech log and talk about the profile and the gear logic. Someplace it...
1st Jul 2020, 14:52
Replies: 3
Views: 2,024
Posted By gums

Salute! TNX, Bubba. So here's a nickel on...

Salute!

TNX, Bubba.
So here's a nickel on the grass......

Gums sends...

P.S. Considering the time of the crash, I would venture that there was an ongoing fairly important exercise or ORI....
30th Jun 2020, 23:37
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,607,782
Posted By gums

Excuse me if I do not unnerstan the ROE here. ...

Excuse me if I do not unnerstan the ROE here.

I see countless posts about ethnic and political characteristics of various airline crews. I do not like that, but it is likely a fact of life that...
16th Jun 2020, 12:07
Replies: 98
Views: 118,199
Posted By gums

Salute! Well, Bob, just so happens I have a...

Salute!

Well, Bob, just so happens I have a fairly close buddy from my Viper and Sluf days that can talk to you about a mid-air.

https://www.racing-reference.info/showblog?id=3142

Sadly, I...
15th Jun 2020, 18:24
Replies: 98
Views: 118,199
Posted By gums

So hold your goblet steady, for we come from a...

So hold your goblet steady,
for we come from a brotherhood that flies,
here's a toast to the dead already,
and a low fast pass for the next man that dies
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adopted from an old Brit missal...
15th Jun 2020, 15:06
Replies: 98
Views: 118,199
Posted By gums

Salute SARBloke! I flew combat SAR two...

Salute SARBloke!

I flew combat SAR two tours in SEA, and I get your point. Never worked the ocean, but in the jungle we had to get a fix within a 100 yards to get the Jolly close.


Our basic...
15th Jun 2020, 14:32
Replies: 98
Views: 118,199
Posted By gums

Salute! In the area of the most experienced...

Salute!

In the area of the most experienced air defense radar system in the world, I find it hard to fathom not having a position for a crash or loss of contact within a mile of the event.
...
3rd Jun 2020, 14:54
Replies: 21
Views: 4,974
Posted By gums

Salute! The bombs are pulled out the ramp,...

Salute!

The bombs are pulled out the ramp, and then go thru a release sequence from the parachute. The MOAB test I watched kept the chute on for a good while. Dunno about the original LZ prep...
2nd Jun 2020, 14:39
Replies: 21
Views: 4,974
Posted By gums

Salute! Good reminder, T28 My...

Salute!

Good reminder, T28

My neighborhood rife with USAF and other spec ops folks.

So guy across street dropped two of the big boys outta his Talon herc during Desert Storm. One night they...
1st Jun 2020, 21:35
Replies: 21
Views: 4,974
Posted By gums

Salute! Never thot of the 747 release...

Salute!

Never thot of the 747 release configuration too much. I was just thinking about total payload by the beast. So maybe another big platform... hmmmmm. C-5? Maybe DC-10 or L-1011. ...
31st May 2020, 21:17
Replies: 21
Views: 4,974
Posted By gums

Salute! Sorry, Bob, I should have given...

Salute!

Sorry, Bob, I should have given credit to Dale. I actually thot of it before he published "Flight of the Old Dog" and many following techno-thrillers. And I bought the book just after it...
31st May 2020, 18:20
Replies: 21
Views: 4,974
Posted By gums

Salute! With the new nav stuff for the...

Salute!

With the new nav stuff for the missiles and the possibility of active and useful GPS at launch, I like the idea. Hell! Get those 747's outta storage and have them fly about during times...
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