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F/A-18 Braking Issues.  
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050804/...on_go_ca_st_pe/fighter_jets_brakes

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User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

The Navy last fall ordered fleetwide inspections of brake components, instructed mechanics to immediately replace any cables they previously had repaired and reminded pilots about procedures to help land safely even when antiskid brakes fail.

It should at least be caught on a walkaround and train deck crewman on how to tie down a Hornet



I would help you but it is not in the contract
User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Same POS that killed one of the F-14 pilots from the 1981 Gulf of Sidra incident where two F-14's bagged two Su-22's. I forget what his name was but a few years later he was landing at Miramar after some rain and his F/A-18 hit a puddle and skidded off the runway, wing dug into the ground and flipped the bird over on it's back, all while the ejection sequence was underway. Such a waste for a $500 piece of sh!t the size of a soda straw made by the lowest bidder (F/A-18 was the losing bid on the USAF LWF, or LightWeightFighter contest. "LightWeight" read cheap alternative to the F-15 and F-14.)

User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

The pilot in Question was Captain Hank Kleeman who at the time of the accident was skipper of VX-4.

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