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DEVIL    109

Yea it says the pilot is from OK, but how is he doing?

 

 

 

 

(slowly walks out of the room)

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Kenny Powers    175

It's the distance from the center of a circle to any other point on the edge of that same circle, and in this case it equals a value that causes the area of the circle to equal 4000 square feet.

Probably meant to say it was a 4,000 ft radius, cuz 4,000 square feet ain't much.

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matmacwc    1,092

Yes, geniuses closed Ellington as a fighter base but realized we needed air defense on the east coast of TX, so OK sits there.

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Duck    852
That tends to happen when you only have one engine.  

Thank goodness it's replacement, the F-35, has two...

Especially since the Navy bought it too. Single Engine over the ocean is called an emergency...


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matmacwc    1,092
5 minutes ago, Duck said:


Thank goodness it's replacement, the F-35, has two...

Especially since the Navy bought it too. Single Engine over the ocean is called an emergency...


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Naa, I've crossed multiple in it, it does make weird sounds after about 200 miles over the ocean though.

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Ram    1,107
Single Engine over the ocean is called an emergency...

 

 

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Only if you are a giant pvssy.

 

EDIT: I've been a BO member for 14 fvcking years and I can't say p*ssy? YGBSM.

 

 

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Smokin    145

F-16's make up almost half of the Air Force's total fighter inventory, just might be a factor in accident numbers.

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HuggyU2    908
1 hour ago, Ram said:

EDIT: I've been a BO member for 14 fvcking years and I can't say p*ssy? YGBSM.

 

Ram, stop being a pussy.

And go get me an Ensure... after you get off my lawn, you pussy.  

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HossHarris    520
1 hour ago, Ram said:

 

EDIT: I've been a BO member for 14 fvcking years and I can't say p*ssy? YGBSM.

 

Fuck. 

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war007afa    43
1 hour ago, Ram said:

 

Only if you are a giant pvssy.

 

EDIT: I've been a BO member for 14 fvcking years and I can't say p*ssy? YGBSM.

 

 

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Apparently also not allowed to say "fucking"

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HeloDude    587
On June 21, 2017 at 11:07 PM, dream big said:

That tends to happen when you only have one engine.  

So why aren't there more T-6 Class As?

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Termy    59
1 hour ago, HeloDude said:

So why aren't there more T-6 Class As?

There are two reasons:

1-much less risk of g lock

2-much less risk of spacial d due to way less night flying.

 

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Duck    852

I tend to think that a pond crossing with a Viper is quite different than operating off a carrier in a single engine fighter daily. I know of guys in Prowlers who have had to shut down an engine over the water and limp home, with the best divert option being places you don't want to divert. I wasn't trying to hurt the Viper guys feelings, I love you fellas. Just don't know if the F-35 was truly a smart buy for the Navy. Time will tell I guess.


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Smokin    145

It'd take a lot more than that for some hurt feelings around here.  The single engine thing is a common jab from other platforms, but generally over-rated as an actual problem.  If you go back and look at all the Viper Class A's in the last decade, very few of them would have turned out any different with a second engine.  Even with engine issues on two engine fighters, if one engine shells itself and starts throwing blades, that probably isn't good for the other engine sitting a few feet away.  Just reference the F-18 crash in San Diego a few years ago.  One bad engine soon led to no engines.

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Day Man    577
3 hours ago, HeloDude said:

So why aren't there more T-6 Class As?

higher concentration of FAIPs, obviously.

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Ram    1,107
So why aren't there more T-6 Class As?

It's gotten better ever since AETC put a loadmaster in each RSU and in every CT rear cockpit.

T-6 checklist discipline is through the roof!


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