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F/A-18 Braking Issues.

Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:58 am

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RE: F/A-18 Braking Issues.

Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:10 am

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
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RE: F/A-18 Braking Issues.

Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:19 am

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.)
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RE: F/A-18 Braking Issues.

Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:28 am

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