flyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 999 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3334 times:
This just goes to show how bad the drug trafficking problems have gotten. They are always transferring drugs someplace, to the extend that when Obama is in town, randomly someone is smuggling drugs in that area. The US needs to rework its strategy in combating these drugs and put a stop to this smuggling.
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JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4498 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3215 times:
Quoting AR385 (Reply 2): So. What is the lowest speed at which an F-16 won´t stall? Must have been terribly difficult to follow a 182.
It's actually slower than you might think. From flying with guys that flew them, they claim they could successfully fly as slow as 90ish knots...far slower than typical cruise of a 182, around 135-140kt.
0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3082 times:
Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 4): they claim they could successfully fly as slow as 90ish knots...far slower than typical cruise of a 182, around 135-140kt.
Fighters are truly amazing.
I've heard as low as 85-87 kts indicated (angle of attack around 25 degrees). And, of course, the F-16's computer does its best to not allow the plane to enter a stall because it usually goes into a deep stall in which the pilots have to override the pitch control and play with the stick to rock the plane out of the stall.
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71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3030 times:
Lol, that's a pretty funny way to get busted. Another funny one happened outside BTR when a 172 went down in somebody's back yard. The police going to investigate the accident happened upon the homeowner's huge pot farm growing in the back yard. What bad luck that was.