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  1. It's too bad so many recent aircraft have opted for det cord 6 inches from your cranium as a means of egress (T-6, F-35, T-7).
  2. Valid for pointing out the stupidity of not mounting a gunsight on a.... gun, but I'm pretty sure a no-hud ILS capability exists. I'd say root cause is touching down at > 200 knots. https://www.afjag.af.mil/Portals/77/AIB-Reports/2020/May/Eglin AFB F35A AIB Report_Signed.pdf "The AIB President found, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the mishap was caused first, by the MA touching down at 202 KCAS, and second, by the MA flight control surfaces, namely the tail of the aircraft, conflicting with the MP inputs upon landing, resulting in the MP’s inability to recover from the aircraft oscillation."
  3. A couple years ago it was 3 of each. Rumor has it that may have been reduced since then.
  4. Not to mention the J-20, Su-35, Eurofighter, and almost every other fighter produced in the last 30 years. The added capability of an additional person (while real) just does not make up for the cost in fuel and weight of an extra seat. And who wants to fly with some GIB mouthbreathing on hot mic?
  5. Judging by the number of countries our UAVs operate in, I don't think there's much question there.
  6. And then proceed to get the thumbs down by your 38 squadron for IFF and have to find a new unit.
  7. The Pacific theatre took the scraps from Europe. Here are a few to support my theory: P-47, P-51, F-80, F-86, F-100, F-104, F-105, F-106 As to the OP: I know a lot of people who thought they knew what they wanted to do in UPT. You've never dropped a bomb or gone to the merge so you really can't know yet. Just work hard and have an open mind.
  8. One pilot, one engine, one tail. That describes all the greatest fighters in American history.
  9. Be that as it may, no HR professional or accountant signs up to work for Deloitte for a year in Southwest Asia, another year in Korea and 3 years in Clovis, NM. Until the Air Force is willing/able to shed it's largest detriment to QOL -- bad locations -- it will not be competitive in recruiting professionals who want to reap the rewards of excelling in a particular career field. It has to focus on the one thing that makes it unique: service. I also struggle to see how further divorcing the MSG from the Ops Group will benefit anyone.
  10. I'm not sure how the author of that article managed to use so many words and still say nothing intelligible. Any clue what she was getting at? The only thing I learned is that we should be saying "airpeople" instead of airmen and that warrior culture is another form of white fragility and toxic masculinity. God help us in the next war.
  11. There was also a loss of directional control during a form takeoff at Sheppard two years ago that resulted in ejection. One of the pilots involved told me he remembered being directly under the other aircraft. I believe many of these close calls are not captured in the stats.
  12. Fingertip and formation approaches are especially useful skills for getting under the weather after an avionics failure. Once the bad jet gets under the weather you can just drag or go around for another approach
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