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27th Oct 2020, 00:25
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Posted By OK465

Here's what the impact site of a T-6 in an...

Here's what the impact site of a T-6 in an inverted spin looks like.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/900x600/t_6a_inverted_spin_52c086eebe04397acf7e6536ed790b170f185a89.png...
25th Oct 2020, 21:55
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Views: 11,440
Posted By OK465

more info ...

more info

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/navy-identifies-flying-instructor-student-194848936.html
25th Oct 2020, 19:57
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Views: 11,440
Posted By OK465

LOMCEVAK, thanks for the clarification. ...

LOMCEVAK, thanks for the clarification.

Generally, the manual for the ejection seat equipped aircraft I'm familiar with used the phrase, "If not recovered by 'x' altitude AGL, eject."

In...
25th Oct 2020, 15:23
Replies: 54
Views: 11,440
Posted By OK465

Sorry for the confusion. It is a 0/0 capable...

Sorry for the confusion. It is a 0/0 capable seat. Those numbers just describe the entire envelope in terms of airspeed and altitude individually. Create your own speed/altitude combination within...
25th Oct 2020, 01:07
Replies: 54
Views: 11,440
Posted By OK465

some T-6 numbers: ejection seat: altitude 0...

some T-6 numbers:

ejection seat: altitude 0 to 35,000 ft. airspeed 0 to 370 knots.

uncontrolled: min ejection altitude 6000' AGL. Safe ejection possible in 10,000 fpm descent. controlled...
24th Oct 2020, 16:32
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Views: 11,440
Posted By OK465

3000' minimum runway length for emergencies below...

3000' minimum runway length for emergencies below 3500' pressure altitude.

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CHIEF OF NAVAL AIR TRAINING
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24th Oct 2020, 15:49
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Views: 11,440
Posted By OK465

https://quizlet.com/36895716/t-6b-propeller-flash-...

https://quizlet.com/36895716/t-6b-propeller-flash-cards/

Re: feathering

Number of engines is irrelevant.

edit: BTW Foley runway is 3700' long. Wouldn't use it in an F-105, but sounds fine...
18th Oct 2020, 19:04
Replies: 27
Views: 7,985
Posted By OK465

:) Yeah, there's not a lot of multi-tasking...

:) Yeah, there's not a lot of multi-tasking capability available below 100'.

I recall in the late 70s, the USMC had some interest in adapting the ANG FWS low altitude training approach for their...
7th Oct 2020, 16:08
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Views: 69,215
Posted By OK465

200 is recommended maneuver speed to the FAF....

200 is recommended maneuver speed to the FAF. Initial speed selection was not an error. The subsequent errors made were not then selecting the proper final approach speed at the FAF for the ILS and...
1st Mar 2020, 17:32
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Views: 8,824
Posted By OK465

And no relief tube required. :}

And no relief tube required. :}
9th Jan 2020, 22:14
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Views: 10,720
Posted By OK465

Is it grounds for divorce?

Is it grounds for divorce?
23rd Nov 2019, 18:46
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Views: 6,638
Posted By OK465

That sounds interesting, challenging....and story...

That sounds interesting, challenging....and story worthy. :eek: Just curious, what type?

(To me, on the mil side an F-4 was a large multi-engine aircraft. :})
23rd Nov 2019, 00:06
Replies: 14
Views: 6,638
Posted By OK465

Possibly, until you find yourself in a situation...

Possibly, until you find yourself in a situation where fuel state and deteriorating wx severely limit your options.

In fact, the maneuver itself is no more difficult, nor significantly more risky...
21st Nov 2019, 23:45
Replies: 14
Views: 6,638
Posted By OK465

I taught formation landings, both day and night,...

I taught formation landings, both day and night, from the backseat of an F-100F for a number of years. I was of the opinion that it was the one maneuver that required the absolute most supervisory...
15th Oct 2019, 00:04
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By OK465

Very true. And in fact the MB seat was not...

Very true.

And in fact the MB seat was not the least comfortable of the ones I sat on, just the most annoying strap-in if the leg restraints were not left in an orderly fashion by the previous...
14th Oct 2019, 15:42
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By OK465

The Russian seats evidently are...

The Russian seats evidently are outstanding....but I'm not sure the amount of usage on the global aviation stage is necessarily a sought after endorsement. :}
14th Oct 2019, 13:54
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By OK465

I flew 5800 hours in fighters on 'rocket' seats...

I flew 5800 hours in fighters on 'rocket' seats (plus another 2800 in the Tweet, with cartridge ejection seat) and only used one of the damn things once....an apparently second rate American made...
30th Sep 2019, 22:28
Replies: 83
Views: 37,620
Posted By OK465

Right side of the center pedestal, an 'ISIS' type...

Right side of the center pedestal, an 'ISIS' type display, not Islamic State but Integrated Standby Instrument System. :}
12th Sep 2019, 21:37
Replies: 22
Views: 7,049
Posted By OK465

Even the captive AIM-9s could be hazardous. One...

Even the captive AIM-9s could be hazardous. One evening, we had a young lady weapons tech doing power-on ground checks on an A-7D with a captive AIM-9 installed. The seeker head sat nearly abeam and...
6th Sep 2019, 20:36
Replies: 22
Views: 7,049
Posted By OK465

Calling it an M-156 is somewhat minimalist...

Calling it an M-156 is somewhat minimalist reporting from the D-M PR folks. The weapon itself is more familiar as the 2.75" WP. Fairly substantial rocket.

I'm surprised it was armed or in fact...
24th Aug 2019, 17:53
Replies: 40
Views: 14,915
Posted By OK465

The jury-rigged wiring for that 5 SUU config was...

The jury-rigged wiring for that 5 SUU config was left somewhat less than fully documented and mysterious. We got one of those aircraft handed down to the Reserves. I believe the wing guns went thru...
24th Aug 2019, 14:05
Replies: 40
Views: 14,915
Posted By OK465

A-5 Vigilante max TO wt was slightly over 63,000...

A-5 Vigilante max TO wt was slightly over 63,000 lbs. F-105 was somewhat heavyish also.

Re: USMC F-4 (3MERs, 2 TERs config).......A manual bomber in an F-4 with 24 MK-82s actually had a chance of...
19th Aug 2019, 15:16
Replies: 61
Views: 14,027
Posted By OK465

EW Thanks for the video. Gruesome incident. ...

EW

Thanks for the video. Gruesome incident.

If I'd been a WSO, I think I would have preferred the pilot who didn't want the handle rotated (rear seat command ejection option)....and relieved me...
18th Aug 2019, 14:41
Replies: 61
Views: 14,027
Posted By OK465

In the Phantom the selector valve control was...

In the Phantom the selector valve control was called the 'Command Selector Handle' and the checklist action was 'to rotate or not rotate the handle', no use of the term 'command eject' on the ground....
5th Aug 2019, 14:38
Replies: 27
Views: 7,881
Posted By OK465

ACW342, From my experience, the gist of what...

ACW342,

From my experience, the gist of what you say is true, even on runways with standing water....but that example is really a minimal crosswind. The steady crosswind in that example is only...
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