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2nd May 2019, 14:35
Replies: 46
Views: 22,777
Posted By KenV

From Wiki: The Navy's goal for the aircraft...

From Wiki:

The Navy's goal for the aircraft is to be able to deliver 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) of fuel total to 4 to 6 airplanes at a range of 500 nmi (580 mi; 930 km).

Don't know if the delivered...
2nd May 2019, 14:32
Replies: 46
Views: 22,777
Posted By KenV

Guess it all depends on your interpretation. Is...

Guess it all depends on your interpretation. Is the Harrier a British Aerospace product? Or a McDonnell Douglas product? Neither? Both? Is the F-16 a Lockheed product? Is the F-18 a McDonnell Douglas...
2nd May 2019, 12:46
Replies: 46
Views: 22,777
Posted By KenV

Spiv? Oh my. You're taking this rather...

Spiv? Oh my. You're taking this rather personally. The fact is, 90 years ago Boeing (not Douglas, not McDonnell) had already designed and built three different USN carrier aircraft. The fact they...
2nd May 2019, 11:31
Replies: 46
Views: 22,777
Posted By KenV

Yes, really. Boeing's first carrier aircraft was...

Yes, really. Boeing's first carrier aircraft was the Boeing Model 15, known in USN service as the FB. The F1B was Marine Corps only (land based only) and the F2B was designed for the carrier Langley....
1st May 2019, 16:21
Replies: 9
Views: 2,880
Posted By KenV

In the USN carrier landing environment units AOA...

In the USN carrier landing environment units AOA are always used. When in the groove making a carrier approach "On speed" is actually specific units AOA, usually 7.4 to 8.8 regardless of aircraft...
1st May 2019, 15:39
Replies: 32
Views: 10,580
Posted By KenV

The B-1 had two right-handed pilot positions. ...

The B-1 had two right-handed pilot positions. When the general in charge of the B-1 program took over the C-17 program, he insisted it have two right-handed positions. When Douglas presented USAF...
2nd Apr 2019, 17:32
Replies: 34
Views: 7,455
Posted By KenV

All three US services require a specific all...

All three US services require a specific all laser (no knife) type of surgery. And they will do it for free if an applicant is otherwise qualified and enters the pilot training program.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2019, 14:58
Replies: 44
Views: 4,357
Posted By KenV

I'm done with you. Adios.

I'm done with you. Adios.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2019, 13:03
Replies: 65
Views: 9,281
Posted By KenV

It's becoming clear that NASA's interpretation of...

It's becoming clear that NASA's interpretation of Pence's address is that the Trump administration wants a moon landing before the 2024 elections. From the Washington Post:NASA Administrator Jim...
2nd Apr 2019, 12:11
Replies: 34
Views: 7,455
Posted By KenV

USAF, USN, and USMC accept folks into their pilot...

USAF, USN, and USMC accept folks into their pilot program whose eyes have been corrected by lazer surgery. Don't know if RAF does or not and if not why not.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2019, 12:08
Replies: 76
Views: 8,295
Posted By KenV

There appear to be more than a few such sham...

There appear to be more than a few such sham "democracies" in the world, with South America and Africa seeming to contribute more than their fair share.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2019, 12:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By KenV

MM died from a barbiturate overdose. That much...

MM died from a barbiturate overdose. That much is fact. The overdose was very likely, but not certainly, suicide. Could someone else have been involved in the overdose, making it murder? Maybe. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2019, 11:53
Replies: 44
Views: 4,357
Posted By KenV

"Retaining control of aspects of an art work" is...

"Retaining control of aspects of an art work" is entirely different than retaining ownership of a specific piece of art. And yes, copyright of art begins upon creation, but as you pointed out, it...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2019, 11:41
Replies: 65
Views: 9,281
Posted By KenV

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has developed the...

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has developed the F-1B, which is a redesign of the increased performance F-1A. It provides more thrust, uses modern production technology that does not require super...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2019, 19:39
Replies: 22,040
Views: 3,642,564
Posted By KenV

Scares the crap out of Europeans?!! Wonderful! ...

Scares the crap out of Europeans?!! Wonderful! If Trump has successfully convinced Europeans a baby with dynamite is running our nation, then I would chalk that up as another of Trump's major...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2019, 19:22
Replies: 44
Views: 4,357
Posted By KenV

You asked me: "You really think that when you eat...

You asked me: "You really think that when you eat a meal in the restaurant the food on your plate belongs to the restaurant?" In fact I never made the claim you posed in your question. I DID say that...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2019, 16:15
Replies: 628
Views: 76,625
Posted By KenV

Actually, there were quite a few folks who...

Actually, there were quite a few folks who believed and even taught that. Many were highly religious Jesuit priests. Galileo's problem was the way he went about preaching his point of view, not about...
1st Apr 2019, 15:43
Replies: 669
Views: 390,663
Posted By KenV

May I politely point out that in this case the...

May I politely point out that in this case the cognitive failure was judged not to be due to inexperience in type, but due to some kind physical impairment. The physical impairment was independent...
1st Apr 2019, 15:09
Replies: 669
Views: 390,663
Posted By KenV

This thread is about the trial. Nothing in the...

This thread is about the trial. Nothing in the trial pointed to lack of time/experience in type. The jury concluded that the accident was caused by cognitive impairment, which is totally...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2019, 17:37
Replies: 65
Views: 9,281
Posted By KenV

Apollo 6 (unmanned mission) was the first Saturn...

Apollo 6 (unmanned mission) was the first Saturn V mission and suffered severe pogo oscillations (caused by combustion instability). The oscillations were so severe that two second stage engines...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2019, 17:15
Replies: 65
Views: 9,281
Posted By KenV

No, not that much has changed in that area. The...

No, not that much has changed in that area. The first Mercury rockets/boosters (sub orbital flights) were a man-rated Redstone missile. The orbital Mercury rocket/booster was a man-rated Atlas...
29th Mar 2019, 16:12
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,973,559
Posted By KenV

Umm, no. The F-15EX will be largely based on the...

Umm, no. The F-15EX will be largely based on the F-15SA, which has fly by wire, a new cockpit, a lighter yet stronger wing with two additional hardpoints, new computers, and lots lots more. The...
29th Mar 2019, 15:57
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,973,559
Posted By KenV

Umm, the latest version of the F-15 is based on...

Umm, the latest version of the F-15 is based on the E model, which is a two seater and can perform both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. USAF only wants to do air-to-air with theirs and so the...
29th Mar 2019, 15:29
Replies: 669
Views: 390,663
Posted By KenV

So may I ask, what part of the Shoreham tragedy...

So may I ask, what part of the Shoreham tragedy was caused by a lack of time/experience in type by the pilot? Or even contributed to it? I personally see nothing. And I don't see how the above...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2019, 18:46
Replies: 65
Views: 9,281
Posted By KenV

All that other stuff, including moon landings,...

All that other stuff, including moon landings, moon bases, etc did not have a timeline associated with them. Only the next mission to the moon had a five year timeline. And there is a ginormous...
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