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1 hour ago, MDDieselPilot said:

My G-dad flew the RF-4C at Shaw, though he retired in '70.  Funny - he always talked about how much power the F4 had.. I guess coming from the planes he flew from '43 to '70, they did.

I've heard F-4 pilots describe it as "the military's science project to prove that, if you strap big enough engines on anything, it will fly." 

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edit to add: Yeah, what matmac said below

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37 minutes ago, tk1313 said:

I've heard F-4 pilots describe it as "the military's science project to prove that, if you strap big enough engines on anything, it will fly." 

Put a big enough engine on a brick it will fly.

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Didn't have a clue back then...young, dumb, and just having fun...many friends bagged one or more in Her.  Now just mentoring new owner/operators in their business jets.   And looking over an old  -1...my how things have changed.  But I still miss Her.

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On 11/24/2017 at 9:53 AM, ClearedHot said:

... I mashed down on the breaks and I’m pretty sure at this point the jet just started laughing at me...

Shouldn't that be mashed on the BRAKES?

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On 9/11/2018 at 11:24 AM, CAG said:

Shouldn't that be mashed on the BRAKES?

Hmm.... Newbie corrects a homophone on a 10-month old post.  

Hell of a first post.  I'm sure you'll have lots to contribute on your second post.  

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On 9/11/2018 at 11:24 AM, CAG said:

Shouldn't that be mashed on the BRAKES?

It’s better than coming on the brakes.

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42 minutes ago, matmacwc said:

It’s better than coming on the brakes.

Wouldn't that really depend on the crew chief?

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Anyone on here have any F-4 time?  I kept trying to get a flight at WSEP but it never panned out...


MD has a few hours in the E model. He was talking about it on another forum.
@MD care to answer up?


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Got a 1.3 in the F-4...like flying an overloaded dump truck through the sky compared to the viper. My hats off to those dudes who flew that thing into the shit - amazing they had to dodge SAMs and MiGs in that thing.

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I have 950 hours in the F-4 pit, mostly E and G.  That was hard physical work, but I liked the G a whole lot because its EW system was 30 years ahead of its time.

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18 hours ago, JimNtexas said:

I have 950 hours in the F-4 pit, mostly E and G.  That was hard physical work, but I liked the G a whole lot because its EW system was 30 years ahead of its time.

Cool

Found a picture of the rear cockpit of the G model

F4Grear2.jpg

Was that right side stick a radar control?

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33 minutes ago, JimNtexas said:

the radar

Heads down like prison rules...

 

”I better not catch you looking at the damn sky NAV!”

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”I better not catch you looking at the damn sky NAV!”

OK, just shut up and drive me to work.  Point the jet where I tell you to, follow the bars, and mash that pickle button when I say so.  We'll get along just fine.  

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”I better not catch you looking at the damn sky NAV!”

OK, just shut up and drive me to work.  Point the jet where I tell you to, follow the bars, and mash that pickle button when I say so.  We'll get along just fine.  




I just love watching the Pilot/Nav or for my gold wing bretheren 1 anchor/2 anchor fights.

It’s all one rating on my side so what seat I was in never mattered.


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