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12th Sep 2019, 21:37
Replies: 22
Views: 6,205
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: 6,205
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: 9,840
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: 9,840
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: 11,894
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: 11,894
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: 6,759
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...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2019, 19:34
Replies: 34
Views: 4,956
Posted By OK465

Back before sims when the FAA operated actual...

Back before sims when the FAA operated actual aircraft, they flew a DC-9-10, N29. It was not only used in inspector type-rating and recurrent courses, but also used in a short course they called "Jet...
19th Jul 2019, 00:00
Replies: 98
Views: 47,643
Posted By OK465

Notice the P-51 at 1:30 in the trailer. That's...

Notice the P-51 at 1:30 in the trailer. That's more than likely Cruise's P-51.....which he owns and flys himself. I'd cut him some slack. He also did his own Aerostar flying in "American Made".
...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jul 2019, 23:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By OK465

To the writer's credit, Box was up to any of the...

To the writer's credit, Box was up to any of the 40s/50s Hollywood Noir 'redeemed' antagonists.

Allam gives Bogart a run for style.

Disappointed if there's only 1 more series planned. I guess...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2019, 20:10
Replies: 75
Views: 13,769
Posted By OK465

These are not original, someone else came up with...

These are not original, someone else came up with these gems, but I don't know who to credit:

"To my loving wife, Martha: I tried my damndest to make the 5:15 out of Philly, but the Valley Forge...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2019, 03:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By OK465

Was on tonight over here. High drama. I give...

Was on tonight over here. High drama.

I give it 10 Zephyrs out of 10 :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2019, 19:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By OK465

As a US dude, I was a bit critical of the first...

As a US dude, I was a bit critical of the first couple of episodes I saw....the magician's twins and the tiger one. Preferred Midsommer.

Now I wouldn't miss Endeavour. Beats US stuff all around....
25th Jun 2019, 22:17
Replies: 68
Views: 52,715
Posted By OK465

bill fly, That's another excellent example...

bill fly,

That's another excellent example of why 'one-size doesn't fit all' at all airports at all times.

The current 'stabilized approach' guidance was primarily driven by 'misadventures' in...
23rd Jun 2019, 17:31
Replies: 68
Views: 52,715
Posted By OK465

Hmmm. Not trying to one up.....but we taught roll...

Hmmm. Not trying to one up.....but we taught roll out at 300' and a mile from touchdown in the 727 aircraft (not simulator)....and that was the regulator's aircraft. Used 300 and a mile for no-flaps...
21st Jun 2019, 19:12
Replies: 79
Views: 26,231
Posted By OK465

Maybe all you critics should send your complaints...

Maybe all you critics should send your complaints to the CO of the 344th ARS.....maybe that was the CO....:eek:

....and yes I have big aircraft time also and don't see this as one of the top ten...
18th Jun 2019, 14:49
Replies: 20
Views: 7,479
Posted By OK465

There's a really knowledgeable structures...

There's a really knowledgeable structures engineer on the F-16 site who was primary on a lot of the Viper testing, but his first assignment with GD was on the F-111.

To paraphrase his story,
...
17th Jun 2019, 15:11
Replies: 20
Views: 7,479
Posted By OK465

Red Flag mid-70s, some young F-4E guy from the...

Red Flag mid-70s, some young F-4E guy from the exercise primary unit is the designated mission commander for the final day 'gorilla' scenario....

Mass briefing, he briefs a meticulously...
16th Jun 2019, 19:12
Replies: 20
Views: 7,479
Posted By OK465

The day I was scheduled to fly against the...

The day I was scheduled to fly against the Flogger, it ground aborted for mx....so I don't know....but USN 'Rising Fighter' program F-14s used our F-4s (clean) as reasonable export Flogger simulators...
16th Jun 2019, 17:25
Replies: 20
Views: 7,479
Posted By OK465

Flew the 105, never flew the 111, but for...

Flew the 105, never flew the 111, but for comparison down low.....

After a head-on pass with an F-105, I was able to make the 180 and run him down in a clean F-4. Of course F-105s were older and...
9th May 2018, 02:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By OK465

I always thought I was reasonably refined for an...

I always thought I was reasonably refined for an okie...... anyway,

crude? may apply to using the old standby.....a stand down.....to keep one's job in the upper echelons.....maybe not.

The old...
8th May 2018, 20:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By OK465

I think the best thing would be to have a new...

I think the best thing would be to have a new safety slogan for the safety pubs, something on the order of,

"Yo, don't have no glitch.....make safety yo bitch."

.....slogans always work.....:}
7th Apr 2018, 14:20
Replies: 26
Views: 14,026
Posted By OK465

Flown with a few of those folks myself and a...

Flown with a few of those folks myself and a couple of ex-blues. Ramjet gave me my A-7 transition check at DM and Beaver ended up in the Guard. All were exceptional aviators.

But regardless, 1400...
6th Apr 2018, 21:32
Replies: 26
Views: 14,026
Posted By OK465

How much close formation time does one get in a...

How much close formation time does one get in a generally autonomous data-linked stealth fighter?

Maybe criteria is involved, maybe not.

You know getting 'accepted' into the Buckley or ABQ or...
6th Apr 2018, 14:47
Replies: 26
Views: 14,026
Posted By OK465

Perfect....so this time she can fire the MX...

Perfect....so this time she can fire the MX officer. :}



Aren't they all?

....and his 1400 hours of military time is actually not alot considering 240 hours of UPT........at 1160 hours of...
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