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  1. Because the JASSM doesnt have a nuclear warhead. Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  2. The shape of the nose is designed to decrease the magnitude of the shock waves in order to make overland supersonic flight legal outside of controlled airspace. It's very long, making it impractical for ground operations. So yes, the disadvantages are outweighed by the advantages.
  3. Our Wing was directed to search public areas - to include the vault, shared drive, and heritage room - for any pornographic materials, song books, doofer books, etc. Huggy is right It's going to get ugly. Save those old song books before they get confiscated. We've already been told to tone down our roll calls... That stupid bitch.
  4. I highly disagree with that. I was airsick on every flight in IFS and the first 3/4 of T-6s in UPT. Eventually I got over it; almost everybody will get over it with enough flying, but it sucks in the process. Don't let airsickness get in the way if you really want to "wear a machine around the sky and kill people with it." That said, if flight (even in a 172) just seems so-so to you, then being a pilot probably isn't worth a ten year commitment.
  5. They should put his mug in a display cabinet.
  6. Using the car analogy - when you pump gas you don't independently verify the exact amount of gas you get. You look at the reciept and it says you took 6.9 gallons of fuel. You assume 6.9 gallons was correct and you turn in that reciept for reimbursement. I don't see any need to independently verify onload in a fighter/bomber either. How about the tanker tells us how much fuel they offloaded (their gauges may be innaccurate, but not any more inaccurate than our gauges) and we write that number down, and accept it as fact. They usually already tell us how much we gas we got, so nothing needs to change there. It will still be a pain in the ass to write that number down and fill out yet another post-flight form, but it will be easier than: [start AR fuel - (end AR fuel + (average fuel flow during AR)*(time on AR))]. I know the tanker dudes have to do something like that equation to tell us how much they offloaded, but I assume they have a little more brain bites to spare than the reciever. Edit to add: Daddy Mac, go back and re-read Rainman's driving analogy, and think about the workload in the cockpit before you go and rewrite the books. There will be lots of push back from the communities if you try and increase our workload in an already very high workload phase of flight. Yes, even writing down a number can be difficult.
  7. The maneuver in the video of the Beech 1900 was an aileron roll, not a barrel roll. I have no idea if the Beech 99 incident was a barrel roll or an aileron roll, but an aileron roll is pretty hard to mess up.
  8. D-ron

    Jet Pac

    Sec. 103.1 Applicability. This part prescribes rules governing the operation of ultralight vehicles in the United States. For the purposes of this part, an ultralight vehicle is a vehicle that: (a) Is used or intended to be used for manned operation in the air by a single occupant; (b) Is used or intended to be used for recreation or sport purposes only; (c ) Does not have any U.S. or foreign airworthiness certificate; and (d) If unpowered, weighs less than 155 pounds; or (e) If powered: (1) Weighs less than 254 pounds empty weight, excluding floats and safety devices which are intended for deployment in a potentially catastrophic situation; (2) Has a fuel capacity not exceeding 5 U.S. gallons; (3) Is not capable of more than 55 knots calibrated airspeed at full power in level flight; and (4) Has a power-off stall speed which does not exceed 24 knots calibrated airspeed. I don't see how it can be classified as an ultralight due to items 3 and 4 above.
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    Gun Talk

    This will be a hard question to answer without seeing some pictures first.
  10. 2. In fact, the guys in my class with civilian experience were among the top students. Civilian experience will help you in UPT as long as you have the right attitude.
  11. You are actually correct that they didn't want pencil bits floating around. The part about the Russians outsmarting us is the part that is urban legend.
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