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19th Jan 2022, 04:43
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By sandiego89

Yes they are the crews vehicles, done on occasion...

Yes they are the crews vehicles, done on occasion of major home port changes (like San Diego to Japan, or Washington State, or a west coast CVN going back to Newport News for a multi year refueling....
11th Jan 2022, 13:31
Replies: 20
Views: 6,338
Posted By sandiego89

Since you enjoy them Bob, I nominate, ex-Glasgow...

Since you enjoy them Bob, I nominate, ex-Glasgow AFB, ​​​​ Glasgow, Montana! 13,000 x 300 feet and very obscure/sleepy!! Even has some Boeing ties and I am sure they would love some activity.
11th Jan 2022, 13:16
Replies: 21
Views: 9,684
Posted By sandiego89

India might be in the running as well, but no one...

India might be in the running as well, but no one can quite do it like the Canadians.
5th Jan 2022, 20:49
Replies: 22
Views: 5,685
Posted By sandiego89

While driving around McGuire Air Force Base 4-5...

While driving around McGuire Air Force Base 4-5 years ago, I spotted the massive SAGE building, which I did not know about at the time, but you could definitely tell it was something special with...
5th Jan 2022, 16:52
Replies: 454
Views: 134,947
Posted By sandiego89

Yikes, interesting graphic in choppers link, with...

Yikes, interesting graphic in choppers link, with such a diverse fleet, the specialization, training and spares management for the first line force must be quite a challenge for a smallish force,...
22nd Dec 2021, 17:23
Replies: 35
Views: 12,837
Posted By sandiego89

"I feel then need, the need for tea..." ...

"I feel then need, the need for tea..."

"Lad, your ego is cashing cheques you body can't cash"

Tea gets spilled on controller: "Bums, I want bums!!"

-- Ill show myself out
22nd Dec 2021, 14:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By sandiego89

Psst, hey Frenchie, want to buy some top notch...

Psst, hey Frenchie, want to buy some top notch electric weapon elevators and airline type toilet systems for your carrier too? They work great...most of the time.....
24th Nov 2021, 13:54
Replies: 388
Views: 167,143
Posted By sandiego89

I always wondered about that one. Was it a hot...

I always wondered about that one. Was it a hot conventional (nozzles aft) landing? Was recovery at Yeovilton normally STOL?
24th Nov 2021, 13:49
Replies: 388
Views: 167,143
Posted By sandiego89

The quick return to flight/no grounding, would...

The quick return to flight/no grounding, would sure make sense with a simple (but costly) error.
23rd Nov 2021, 15:10
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By sandiego89

I wonder? Imagine a few types could be of use at...

I wonder? Imagine a few types could be of use at other bases, by various users, rather than the boneyard and have been moved to other places. Hopefully the west will not totally draw down the...
23rd Nov 2021, 14:56
Replies: 388
Views: 167,143
Posted By sandiego89

Paging Commander Bond….. ...

Paging Commander Bond…..


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23rd Nov 2021, 14:35
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By sandiego89

Glad that some escaped the theater. Had the...

Glad that some escaped the theater. Had the pleasure of seeing my first Mi-17 flying about 2 years ago - a pretty rare sight in the US.
19th Nov 2021, 14:11
Replies: 36
Views: 7,297
Posted By sandiego89

How many airframes are we talking about?

How many airframes are we talking about?
17th Nov 2021, 14:44
Replies: 1,159
Views: 492,353
Posted By sandiego89

True, but has the bus passed gas to stealthy...

True, but has the bus passed gas to stealthy aircraft at night/low viz via the boom? That seems to be the main challenge for the Boeing vision system, which has been an absolute travesty.
16th Nov 2021, 20:59
Replies: 1,159
Views: 492,353
Posted By sandiego89

Imagine California ANG F-16's from Fresno. Don't...

Imagine California ANG F-16's from Fresno. Don't think there any 46's at Travis yet, so maybe Edwards based or a long cross county?
7th Nov 2021, 13:59
Replies: 12
Views: 3,372
Posted By sandiego89

Would have thought Super Hornet E/F/G would have...

Would have thought Super Hornet E/F/G would have been on the short list.
4th Nov 2021, 13:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By sandiego89

I seem to recall that the AirTanker lease...

I seem to recall that the AirTanker lease expressly prohibits the RAF from using other aircraft from delivering fuel in the air. Happy to be corrected. The RAF should be able configure their...
19th Oct 2021, 15:23
Replies: 22
Views: 5,175
Posted By sandiego89

The comment was about the first gulf war- you...

The comment was about the first gulf war- you know the one where Iraq invaded Kuwait.? ...I know history is harder that cheap political insults.

One thing I really remember from his...
19th Oct 2021, 15:13
Replies: 84
Views: 15,647
Posted By sandiego89

Of course- very negligent of me, but in the...

Of course- very negligent of me, but in the waning days of the cold war, and would not include it in the RAF top ten.

MPN, the Sea Harrier was a FAA aircraft, no mater what color coveralls the...
19th Oct 2021, 14:16
Replies: 84
Views: 15,647
Posted By sandiego89

It was RAF aircraft, thus no Buccaneer.... ...

It was RAF aircraft, thus no Buccaneer....

Of course the list should have gone:
10- Chipmunk
9- Meteor
8- Harrier
7- C-130
6- Canberra
5- Phantom
4- Tornado
18th Oct 2021, 14:02
Replies: 59
Views: 33,088
Posted By sandiego89

Hmmm, I am not sure I would consider burst tires...

Hmmm, I am not sure I would consider burst tires (tyres for my UK friends) and wheel issues a "prang"......now wrinkles and dents, O2 masks dropping, gear torn off, etc. that's more like it.....
4th Oct 2021, 18:44
Replies: 824
Views: 147,529
Posted By sandiego89

While hardly alone in changing their minds and...

While hardly alone in changing their minds and taking their time on decisions, Canada constantly dithers on military procurement, changes specs, changes politics, and changes direction, and can't...
24th Sep 2021, 13:01
Replies: 824
Views: 147,529
Posted By sandiego89

Lets see, how could the worst program work?....in...

Lets see, how could the worst program work?....in the name of maximum equality share for the US and UK, and local jobs for AUS, US systems and weapons suite (or maybe even the reactor) is shoehorned...
23rd Sep 2021, 13:41
Replies: 124
Views: 38,503
Posted By sandiego89

Wow an air-cooled, 100 pound, half-priced AESA...

Wow an air-cooled, 100 pound, half-priced AESA radar, there are quite a few platforms that could use that.
21st Sep 2021, 14:54
Replies: 11
Views: 3,899
Posted By sandiego89

Wonder how much China chipped in..... Another...

Wonder how much China chipped in..... Another move into the Americas.
17th Sep 2021, 17:50
Replies: 175
Views: 154,627
Posted By sandiego89

Some great photos in the drive article, with the...

Some great photos in the drive article, with the underside shots especially interesting. No serial numbers on the tails. Can anyone ID the unit badge on the starboard intake? Imagine the badge is...
16th Sep 2021, 13:12
Replies: 6
Views: 3,184
Posted By sandiego89

It has been warm, dry and windy out that way for...

It has been warm, dry and windy out that way for the past weeks, so imagine the grass was firm, so lack of major wheel furrows not surprising.

Looks to be resting on the left wingtip, with the...
15th Sep 2021, 13:49
Replies: 22
Views: 6,280
Posted By sandiego89

I have a soft spot for the original A3J (A-5)...

I have a soft spot for the original A3J (A-5) look, both versions do look great. I have had the pleasure to see the sole surviving "flat top" A-5 at Pax River, still looks great and dramatically...
14th Sep 2021, 14:41
Replies: 13
Views: 5,747
Posted By sandiego89

Thanks kiwi, yes does sound like a win-win-win...

Thanks kiwi, yes does sound like a win-win-win and a good strategy to keep the line going.

Like the US with the recent F-15 buy, the USAF gets the latest and greatest that the the foreign orders...
13th Sep 2021, 17:48
Replies: 13
Views: 5,747
Posted By sandiego89

With 24 one owner, only flown on Sunday Rafales...

With 24 one owner, only flown on Sunday Rafales going away (12 to Greece and 12 to Croatia) does France consolidate a few squadrons, did they have reserves, or an excuse to produce more new builds?
13th Sep 2021, 17:34
Replies: 230
Views: 128,297
Posted By sandiego89

Sounds like some of the lessons from Eagle Claw...

Sounds like some of the lessons from Eagle Claw which I just re-read were weighed and considered as acceptable risk, or forgotten. Two of the six or so major lessons from Eagle Claw were not to use...
10th Sep 2021, 15:29
Replies: 80
Views: 33,330
Posted By sandiego89

Thanks for linking. Those video re-creations are...

Thanks for linking. Those video re-creations are tough to watch, but are excellent and helpful learning tools.

Looks like the Puerto Rico ANG transitioned into contingency/disaster response and...
7th Sep 2021, 18:50
Replies: 282
Views: 197,031
Posted By sandiego89

Stuka Child 3 of those 4 examples would not...

Stuka Child

3 of those 4 examples would not really be considered "ditchings" ie purposeful/unavoidable water landings as we are discussing here, Air Niugini, JAL 2 and Lion Air 904 all landed...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2021, 20:20
Replies: 53
Views: 22,426
Posted By sandiego89

That once proud Herky bird sure is canted to the...

That once proud Herky bird sure is canted to the left- imagine some serious strut issues on the left main, good luck with that.

I do note that the BBC and AJ piece both cite the abandoned "US...
2nd Sep 2021, 19:50
Replies: 22
Views: 4,089
Posted By sandiego89

The male visitors could use the stateroom sinks...

The male visitors could use the stateroom sinks as urinals...or did gentlemen not do that?.....
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