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2nd Dec 2021, 02:29
Replies: 283
Views: 116,468
Posted By gums

Salute! @ Mickjoe...... The F-16 flight...

Salute!

@ Mickjoe......
The F-16 flight control system remains operational after an ejection unless its failure was the reason to punch out. When the EPU running and residual hydraulics, the...
1st Dec 2021, 17:49
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks for the reminder, Chopper. ...

Salute!

Thanks for the reminder, Chopper.

I would not be here discussing aviation with such an august grope if not for the New Orleans Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Although I did...
29th Nov 2021, 19:00
Replies: 283
Views: 116,468
Posted By gums

Salute! Holy smoley, batman! I wanna see...

Salute!

Holy smoley, batman!
I wanna see what the ejectee says about when deciding to get outta there. Looks like waited to clear the ramp, or couldn't tell if the motor was full power or a...
24th Nov 2021, 17:33
Replies: 195
Views: 112,876
Posted By gums

Salute! No way is "family model"...

Salute!

No way is "family model" disparaging. It has been used for decades when the primary model is single seat and the trainer or special mission model requires two seats.

Gums sends...
17th Nov 2021, 17:55
Replies: 1,155
Views: 487,193
Posted By gums

Salute! I have no problem with a new system...

Salute!

I have no problem with a new system and maybe a dual role person on the crew. Was there, been that and flew/tested many new systems and concepts in the Sluf and Viper their first few...
17th Nov 2021, 15:47
Replies: 1,155
Views: 487,193
Posted By gums

Salute! Tnx, folks......guess I gotta find the...

Salute!
Tnx, folks......guess I gotta find the 'bus proposal to compare.

My memory points toward a conventional boom-op station and real eyeballs to use controlling the boom.
The drogue is a...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Nov 2021, 22:12
Replies: 49
Views: 11,086
Posted By gums

Good discussion. And a comment from the peanut...

Good discussion. And a comment from the peanut gallery of the one-hearts.

A serious challenge arises if the fuel supply to the only motor you have is a problem, hence ... Our first Sluf loss was a...
16th Nov 2021, 21:10
Replies: 1,155
Views: 487,193
Posted By gums

Salute! . Make no mistake, I am biased about...

Salute!
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Make no mistake, I am biased about these matters due to my presence on the coast where the 'bus version of the tanker would have been built using U.S. folks, trains, boats and low cost of...
6th Nov 2021, 15:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,845
Posted By gums

Salute! I don't see why they couldn't use a...

Salute!

I don't see why they couldn't use a modified receptacle air refueling setup. Just have the drone join up (with or without "help") and the "boom op" plugs in and they drag the thing in.
...
31st Oct 2021, 22:03
Replies: 34
Views: 4,203
Posted By gums

Salute! I knew about the 70mm rocket and...

Salute!

I knew about the 70mm rocket and then looked up other BAE systems. Walla! A whole family of precision arty systems. So I wonder what the U.S. Army is looking for.....
...
30th Oct 2021, 21:10
Replies: 34
Views: 4,203
Posted By gums

Salute! Somehow I cannot see using an...

Salute!

Somehow I cannot see using an expensive round for "barrage", but maybe for a precision HVT strike. The new GPS/INS chips are very rugged and fairly cheap, so maybe could use them for the...
29th Oct 2021, 19:46
Replies: 34
Views: 4,203
Posted By gums

Salute! My unnerstaning is the "ramjet" does...

Salute!

My unnerstaning is the "ramjet" does not augment anything, but acts to sustain a high velocity by its basic nature of compressing the air and using fuel to produce thrust to maintain the...
28th Oct 2021, 20:59
Replies: 30
Views: 7,424
Posted By gums

Salute! Given that 99.9% of all males that...

Salute!

Given that 99.9% of all males that have eaten brocolli have died, I would take my chances flying the Hun and avoid that green veggie.

From personal experience, I can guarantee that the...
27th Oct 2021, 17:13
Replies: 34
Views: 4,203
Posted By gums

Salute! I can see it now.... F-35 or...

Salute!

I can see it now....

F-35 or stealth drone gets the laser code and a firebase or even a ship fires the bullet.

Tgt is lased, projectile hits. Too neat, and no serious collateral...
26th Oct 2021, 20:59
Replies: 30
Views: 7,424
Posted By gums

Salute! Good to see okie post here. If...

Salute!

Good to see okie post here.

If I ran an insurance company for old farts, I would love those pilots that passed physicals for thirty years that most folks would have flunked. Just the...
26th Oct 2021, 03:01
Replies: 30
Views: 7,424
Posted By gums

Salute! I always thot that pulling all the...

Salute!

I always thot that pulling all the gees might concentrate bad things down low. And then there were all the cosmic rays up in the stratosphere, heh heh.

I tink the rrohids were more of...
22nd Oct 2021, 23:34
Replies: 25
Views: 7,485
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks for the insight, TD. ...

Salute!

Thanks for the insight, TD.
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I like the idea of the new AWACS, mainly for the cosmic radar. The sucker looks like slow F-35, but has acquisiiton and tracking of both air...
22nd Oct 2021, 17:20
Replies: 0
Views: 1,259
Posted By gums

Memories

Salute!

Just had one of my Vee A-37 students walk over to the truck as I sat by a fishing pond to read news and weather and stuff here. Just chilling out, you unnerstan?

This man, likely 8 or 9...
20th Oct 2021, 17:23
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! Not sure who the "we" or the "they"...

Salute!

Not sure who the "we" or the "they" are.....

Mao had a good explanation of the guerrilla tactics in his Little Red Book, and Uncle Ho's folks did a good job versus the French about 6...
18th Oct 2021, 15:05
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! to Nuts and others about trying to...

Salute!

to Nuts and others about trying to help the 'stan.....

check out this op ed and it will explain a lot. Sure, some political jabs that could have been omitted, but the basics are there. ...
18th Oct 2021, 00:06
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! Great point, Ninth..... We have...

Salute!

Great point, Ninth.....

We have a very "diverse" grope here in FLorida. We are ironic, bionic, sarconic, geriatric and many of us have touched the elephant or flown into the jaws of the...
17th Oct 2021, 15:04
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! ahem, Nut..... "You would have...

Salute!

ahem, Nut.....

"You would have thought the Taliban would have subsidised the difference until market forces..."

Beam me up! The last thing those religious zealots think about are...
15th Oct 2021, 18:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks, Duck... good to see what...

Salute!

Thanks, Duck... good to see what the dreamers are talking about.

The timeline looks very suspicious to favor Bing's trainer, ya think? The mission capabilities are O.K., but...
12th Oct 2021, 23:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By gums

Salute! Good grief! What a bunch of...

Salute!
Good grief!
What a bunch of gobbledey gook with undefined terms or measures of merit or .....
We haven't even fielded the newest trainer.

Gums sends...
8th Oct 2021, 00:28
Replies: 26
Views: 10,929
Posted By gums

Salute! I detect mucho polyticks and less...

Salute!

I detect mucho polyticks and less actual experience in the "game". Follow the money.

I can see a very limited number of the Hawgs that are dedicated to low intensity environments like...
1st Oct 2021, 23:26
Replies: 97
Views: 18,109
Posted By gums

Salute! You RAF and RN folks crack me up. ...

Salute!

You RAF and RN folks crack me up.

Were some of you serving when you had a 'bat man" or whatever they called the "assistant" to officers? We lowly colonists did not get someone to "help"...
1st Oct 2021, 14:26
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! Thank you, Skrid. And I wish to...

Salute!

Thank you, Skrid. And I wish to clarify....

When I use the term "shot at", it is also related to another expression "boots on the ground". and both expressions refer to folks that...
30th Sep 2021, 20:03
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! Regardless of our pPrune ROE about...

Salute!

Regardless of our pPrune ROE about poly-ticks, we military aviators have gone where ordered and done our jobs.

So the mods must change the ROE or allow we who have actually been shot...
30th Sep 2021, 15:03
Replies: 97
Views: 18,109
Posted By gums

Salute! ahhh, Roscoe, the nemesis of the...

Salute!

ahhh, Roscoe, the nemesis of the Thai kitchen folks at the Club. He had visiting and sniffing priveleges that the Thais did not like, but they knew he was "blessed " and also our good...
29th Sep 2021, 22:02
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! I am not sure if the reference you...

Salute!

I am not sure if the reference you describe, Wolf, is Arab or Muslim or other.......

Seems to me to be a "code of the third world tribal culture", regardless of color or religion ( well...
29th Sep 2021, 20:12
Replies: 97
Views: 18,109
Posted By gums

Salute! O.K., didn't know the ROE for on the...

Salute!
O.K., didn't know the ROE for on the base greasy spoons,.....

Best place I was at on and off for over 20 years was the club at Korat. It was open 24/7 due to the units there flying...
29th Sep 2021, 18:18
Replies: 97
Views: 18,109
Posted By gums

Salute! Try Ralph & Kacoo's | Bossier City,...

Salute!

Try Ralph & Kacoo's | Bossier City, LA (http://www.ralphandkacoos.com/locations/bossier)

Outside north gate at Barksdale.

Then The Airplane ouside west gate at Pete Field, CO. A...
28th Sep 2021, 22:52
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! To be honest, the religious fanatics...

Salute!

To be honest, the religious fanatics do not need lottsa $$$. They just need a fair share of the male populace on their side and a lotta AK's.

I do not see how they can run the airport...
28th Sep 2021, 15:33
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! So true, ORAC and Astur.... and my...

Salute!

So true, ORAC and Astur.... and my observation was directed toward the ignorant poly-tickian folks in the U.S.

Unlike the "war" I was part of so long ago, this conflict is/ was not...
27th Sep 2021, 21:55
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By gums

Salute! And so it begins, or reverts. ...

Salute!

And so it begins, or reverts.

What did any of the kumbayah, sit around the campfire folks think?

Gums sends...
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