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20th Dec 2022, 23:39
Replies: 102
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Posted By OK465

about 3500 miles: ...

about 3500 miles:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/590x350/russia_map_london_moscow_1266620_f05e48c98dd21b7dfc45eb4c2b51b423c57b66fd.jpg

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26th Jun 2022, 16:07
Replies: 33
Views: 8,223
Posted By OK465

I assume you're referring to vertical stature. In...

I assume you're referring to vertical stature. In any case, 2" is quite a hit.
7th Mar 2022, 17:16
Replies: 9
Views: 5,205
Posted By OK465

Trapped fuel, failed or fouled fuel pump,...

Trapped fuel, failed or fouled fuel pump, erroneous fuel gage or (gasp) ran out of gas? :eek:
30th Oct 2021, 18:15
Replies: 30
Views: 8,042
Posted By OK465

If I'd known about this beforehand, I certainly...

If I'd known about this beforehand, I certainly would have avoided flying fighters and gone into something safer like accounting or lapidary.

Having a number of hours in three of the machines in...
26th Oct 2021, 19:53
Replies: 30
Views: 8,042
Posted By OK465

Well along in years, I quit going to doctors for...

Well along in years, I quit going to doctors for 'diagnostic care' many years ago for exactly these reasons. Let it surprise me.

Almost 2000 hours in the F-100 and played a lot of beach volleyball...
25th Oct 2021, 23:47
Replies: 30
Views: 8,042
Posted By OK465

Used to be because of the unhealthy, overwhelming...

Used to be because of the unhealthy, overwhelming amount of sexual activity involved with being a fighter pilot.
20th Sep 2021, 15:43
Replies: 22
Views: 8,014
Posted By OK465

It appears the A-4 had enough aileron...

It appears the A-4 had enough aileron adverse/proverse yaw capability to assist the rudder in slowing the rotation. They only offer the adverse yaw input in the A-5, aileron with the spin, apparently...
19th Sep 2021, 17:16
Replies: 22
Views: 8,014
Posted By OK465

In the jet aircraft that I've 'spun'...

In the jet aircraft that I've 'spun' (spinated??), both the T-37 and T-33, and the others that I haven't, the initial stick full aft advice was to assure you weren't in an inverted spin before other...
25th May 2021, 21:12
Replies: 19
Views: 10,058
Posted By OK465

yes, NTSB. Do Draken keep their...

yes, NTSB.

Do Draken keep their ejection/egress systems functional?
5th Mar 2021, 00:37
Replies: 20
Views: 4,864
Posted By OK465

That flyby was actually at Hill in 1983, the last...

That flyby was actually at Hill in 1983, the last unit to operate the 105. Big party.

But yes most of those F-105Ds in the pic and a couple of the Fs are ex-Tinker aircraft that were transferred...
4th Mar 2021, 22:06
Replies: 20
Views: 4,864
Posted By OK465

21-ship? why not more? ...

21-ship? why not more?


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/257x175/_thud_out_24_ship_f18a405596d423310242d8055631a81ab07f3e8d.jpg
21st Jan 2021, 16:20
Replies: 25
Views: 11,050
Posted By OK465

Mid 70s, AzANG operated two ex-Tbird F-100Fs for...

Mid 70s, AzANG operated two ex-Tbird F-100Fs for the Guard training school, both without guns, replaced with ballast and painted completely flat silver. For grins, took one thru NAS Lemoore one...
14th Dec 2020, 17:27
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

Nothing quite like being in one's early 20s. :) ...

Nothing quite like being in one's early 20s. :)

(As an example, to bump the 80 it took 10-12 triple-turn days (approx 42 hours + 28 double-turn hours the other 10-12 days) out of the 20-23...
14th Dec 2020, 14:14
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

Agree with the 20-30 hr ninjas especially with...

Agree with the 20-30 hr ninjas especially with modern fighter aircraft smart capabilities.

Another factor when you're dealing with ANG or USAFR mishaps like this one concerns whether the pilot was...
14th Dec 2020, 00:58
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

A comment on flying time/currency. After...

A comment on flying time/currency.

After UPT, I got banished directly to the T-37 IP purgatory in Del Rio in the mid 60's. SEA requirements basically drove pilot production number requirements,...
13th Dec 2020, 19:17
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

https://www.yahoo.com/news/air-force-ids-guard-cap...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/air-force-ids-guard-captain-203047900.html

One of the after-the-fact hands-on options.

Grounding.
13th Dec 2020, 17:29
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

A true statement, however.... I was in five...

A true statement, however....

I was in five different ANG/USAFR fighter units to the tune of 5800 hours and saw the entire spectrum of command styles, including the fingers crossed style. Over...
13th Dec 2020, 16:40
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

I may be in error, but in contrast as far as I...

I may be in error, but in contrast as far as I can tell, I can find no Eurofighter Typhoon crashes fatal or otherwise this year. What is that attributable to?

Lack of reporting?, fewer hours...
12th Dec 2020, 17:52
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

Exactly. I don't think he'd have cared either way...

Exactly. I don't think he'd have cared either way what anybody says here. I've got 20+ years in fighters and generally tended not to listen much to what other people said anyway. Neither did my...
11th Dec 2020, 16:21
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

The Eglin F-35 accident report actually uses the...

The Eglin F-35 accident report actually uses the term, 'bewilderment factor'. These are very complex machines performing very complex missions. The systems designed to make it easier for the pilot...
9th Dec 2020, 18:45
Replies: 28
Views: 7,799
Posted By OK465

BV, Agree, but AFAIK USAF accident...

BV,

Agree, but AFAIK USAF accident statistics do not now differentiate among regular, ANG or USAFR rates. Domestic F-16 is an F-16 for safety reporting purposes regardless of who operates it. I...
7th Dec 2020, 02:27
Replies: 31
Views: 7,597
Posted By OK465

from TD, Anybody can fly over Boise...

from TD,



Anybody can fly over Boise using approved, existing procedures in the NAS.

from the article,
6th Dec 2020, 23:13
Replies: 31
Views: 7,597
Posted By OK465

gums, I think military flying, particularly...

gums,

I think military flying, particularly fighter aviation, is a little more self-serving than you're representing there with the a$$ risking comment.

What would you have rather done?
...
6th Dec 2020, 20:19
Replies: 31
Views: 7,597
Posted By OK465

Folks, the article doesn't say, "7 leftists from...

Folks, the article doesn't say, "7 leftists from California relocated to Idaho to make a killing in the real estate business, found Idaho's supply of ear plugs inadequate and are consequently suing...
6th Dec 2020, 18:32
Replies: 31
Views: 7,597
Posted By OK465

I'm from the 'People's Republic of California'...

I'm from the 'People's Republic of California' and have moved to a number of different states. Should I not have been allowed to?

'Don't bring your politics', 'don't sell or buy property', that...
29th Nov 2020, 15:59
Replies: 20
Views: 6,949
Posted By OK465

Re: the T-38 companion trainers USAF switch...

Re: the T-38 companion trainers

USAF switch to dual-track training from T-37/T-38 universal pilot concept for all (USN also utilizes dual-track) took the TTB track students from T-37/T-6 into T-1s...
26th Nov 2020, 19:02
Replies: 20
Views: 6,949
Posted By OK465

Yes, the simulation capabilities these days are...

Yes, the simulation capabilities these days are pretty impressive, and effective, to the extent that the only thing missing in modern devices is fear, although a clever, demanding instructor can...
23rd Nov 2020, 18:01
Replies: 20
Views: 6,949
Posted By OK465

I thought that's what all those fancy super...

I thought that's what all those fancy super fidelity F-35 simulators with HLA combat scenario linking are for.
18th Nov 2020, 20:06
Replies: 113
Views: 44,424
Posted By OK465

From what I read, no CVR as such, but it does...

From what I read, no CVR as such, but it does have a digital video recorder for mission debrief. I would think the DVR has audio, but don't know.
18th Nov 2020, 19:06
Replies: 113
Views: 44,424
Posted By OK465

The below assumes the data is accurate: The...

The below assumes the data is accurate:

The 106 degree turn from 260 to 154 was accomplished over 64 seconds. If done the short way around to the left, this equates to 1.6 degrees per second. A...
18th Nov 2020, 14:51
Replies: 113
Views: 44,424
Posted By OK465

UJC, I'm a little confused by those heading...

UJC,

I'm a little confused by those heading change (which would seem to actually be track not heading) numbers. The two pieces of data coded red below 5000' feet show heading changes of only 22...
14th Nov 2020, 16:09
Replies: 35
Views: 7,933
Posted By OK465

Re: no B course AAR. I've had a lot of B...

Re: no B course AAR.

I've had a lot of B course students in both the F-100 and A-7, and I've never heard of a student being released from the course before satisfactorily completing all the...
13th Nov 2020, 05:07
Replies: 35
Views: 7,933
Posted By OK465

Yeah, I had over 5000 hours in fighters when I...

Yeah, I had over 5000 hours in fighters when I did my first AAR in the F-16.....and it was dual with an IP in the B model, daylight. First F-16 night AAR was also dual with an IP in the B.

This is...
12th Nov 2020, 23:52
Replies: 35
Views: 7,933
Posted By OK465

That sounds somewhat questionable. Shaw is not a...

That sounds somewhat questionable. Shaw is not a training base. I would suspect that he had both day and night dual and single-seat AAR training when he went thru a B course, Luke or Holloman. I...
12th Nov 2020, 14:28
Replies: 113
Views: 44,424
Posted By OK465

UJC, Good comprehensive info and viewpoint....

UJC,

Good comprehensive info and viewpoint. Thanks.

One comment:

I may be wrong here concerning your particular plot and what data was transmitted to who, it's been awhile, but having flown...
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