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If You Were In Flight School You'd Want To Fly....  
User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

If you had the chance to go/go back to military flight school (pilot or nav) what airplane would you try for?

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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

For plane to fly in flight school?

The old F-9 Cougar...my uncle flew that back in the day before going to RA-5C's. Quickly sorted out the candyasses from the true grit, as I was told.

The TA-4J would have been great too, there's a true combat aircraft for you...

My dad was in one of the final classes for the T-28 at Corpus...now that would have been a handful of a plane for a new pilot to play with.

But realistically...looks like T-6's and T-38's for me.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):
For plane to fly in flight school?

After. If you were coming up on selection what modern day aircraft would you try for.

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):

The old F-9 Cougar...my uncle flew that back in the day before going to RA-5C's. Quickly sorted out the candyasses from the true grit, as I was told.

The TA-4J would have been great too, there's a true combat aircraft for you...

My dad was in one of the final classes for the T-28 at Corpus...now that would have been a handful of a plane for a new pilot to play with.

Good Choices. Without getting into too much detail I've heard stories about the T-28 and the F-9 that agree with what you said.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 2):
After. If you were coming up on selection what modern day aircraft would you try for.

F-15/F-16 for the AF...I'm hearing the F-22 is going to be offered after JSUPT soon too. That's the beauty of the ANG, you never have to guess and pray for it, you know what you'll be flying.

For the Nav? The Hornet is the only thing nowadays, but it'd be awesome to get into the Prowler before it's gone, fly some old Grumman iron. Then again, you have three screaming NFO's you have to lug around, *kidding*.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineRdy4flt From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

After high school I was seriously considering joining the Air Force since I have always loved aviation but I decided to go the suvillian route instead. If I had to do it over I just might go into the Air Force, I've always loved F-18's and I'd love to fly an F-22.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3900 times:
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Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 2):
After. If you were coming up on selection what modern day aircraft would you try for.

The Greyhound would be my pick. All the challenge and satisfaction of flying from the boat, yet all the quality of life of living on land:


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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1214 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3885 times:
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Ever since I got a demo-ride in one of these as a teenager, trying out a stick for the first time and the superb view through the canopy, the Saab Safir has always had a soft spot in my heart.

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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2350 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5):
The Greyhound would be my pick. All the challenge and satisfaction of flying from the boat, yet all the quality of life of living on land:

I am surprised to see someone choose the same as me!

Either the Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye, or the AD-1 Skyraider.

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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

tough question! i'm torn between the F-15 and CH-47...


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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

For flight school I'd love the chance to fly the Air Forces T-38. For actual operational flying my favorite has been the F-14 Tomcat. If it were to be helos I'd have to go with what my dad flies, the UH-1 Huey.


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User currently offlineWolverine From Germany, joined Aug 2006, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

I would like to fly the F-14 as well. Because it doesn't fly anymore, I would choose the Hornet.Flying a F4F Phantom would also be great.


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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

I would like to go fly the pig:

The F-4 Phantom


User currently offlineN74jw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

Hmm... Good question

I would like to fly the Mig-29. Any job flying would suit me though.

I also would like to see the Earth from FL750. I saw a photo from a U-2/TR-1 cockpit at that altitude, it was like being on the edge of space.


User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Here's one. Top of the line strike fighter or top of the line bomber?

User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 727 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3605 times:
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I would love to fly the Hawk 100. Looks like such a lovely plane  Smile


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User currently offlineCF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

I would not say I am going back ... as I have not yet earned the pre-qualifications as a pilot, But I would most definately say the F-16, F-22, F-14, F/A-18 , A-10, and of course, the sexy B-1B  Smile

User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

No question ... AH-64, UH-60 or A-10. Damn infantrymen flying airplanes ! Scary stuff for any enemy!

Quoting CF188A (Reply 15):
the sexy B-1B

Cool for picking up chicks , but lots of long boring flights lasting 10-12 hours... F/A -18 ... you get the chicks and lots of action !



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User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 16):

Cool for picking up chicks

Think so? Even more than a fighter?


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 3):
.I'm hearing the F-22 is going to be offered after JSUPT soon too. That's the beauty of the ANG, you never have to guess and pray for it, you know what you'll be flying.

Pardon my ignorance, but what's the ANG and what does JSUPT stand for?

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5):
All the challenge and satisfaction of flying from the boat, yet all the quality of life of living on land:

More ignorance: I thought those piloting the E-2 lead the same live on carriers like say F-18 pilots?

My pick would be the F-14, and since this bird does no longer fly, I'd opt for the Rafale.



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User currently offlineN74JW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

ANG = 'Air National Guard'

JSUPT = 'Joint Service Undergraduate Pilot Training' http://www.jsupt.com/


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3429 times:
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Quoting NoUFO (Reply 18):
More ignorance: I thought those piloting the E-2 lead the same live on carriers like say F-18 pilots?

If I'm not mistaken, the C-2 crews are based (and live) on land, and rarely spend much time aboard the boat. I believe the E-2 pilots do indeed live aboard the boat.

2H4




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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 3395 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 20):
believe the E-2 pilots do indeed live aboard the boat.

They absolutely do. I don't know if it's still this way, but the E-2 used to be the first plane to take off and the last plane to land, as it was put up to look for threats and coordinate the fighters in the event anyone got too close.



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