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by HaveBlue
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 - 50th Anniversary First Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 28722

Re: F-14 - 50th Anniversary First Flight

Newark727 wrote:
Very cool photo on the front page today:

I had no idea that any F-14s were painted like this in U.S. service.


Me either, I thought you had mistakenly posted an Iranian F-14 at first but that is USN so maybe an aggressor.

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by HaveBlue
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA B747SP flying over Hamburg
Replies: 13
Views: 1892

Re: NASA B747SP flying in Airbus territory over Hamburg

SQ22 wrote:
May I remind you to provide a link to a source when stating facts? Otherwise your post will be deleted.

Anyway, for those interested, here you go:

How Lufthansa Technik Maintain’s NASA’s Boeing 747 Telescope


Who?

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by HaveBlue
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chuck Yeager: First pilot to fly supersonic dies aged 97
Replies: 24
Views: 1829

Re: Chuck Yeager: First pilot to fly supersonic dies aged 97

TARTRESED wrote:
The first pilot to fly supersonic on purpose anyway.


The first person to 'successfully' fly supersonic in level flight.

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by HaveBlue
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: XB-70 variant proposals; including a tanker
Replies: 19
Views: 2422

Re: XB-70 variant proposals; including a tanker

wow some crazy proposals for sure! I remember Discovery channels "Wings" (anyone remember this show?), had a great one on this plane. Too bad it never made it to production but the world changed and it wasn't needed. I have many of the Discovery Wings episodes taped on VHS, labeled and st...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swing-wing aircraft - why the swing away?
Replies: 23
Views: 3086

Re: Swing-wing aircraft - why the swing away?

As far as the US Navy is concerned I believe the move to light weight fighters (F-18) had something to do with it. Both the F-8 and F-14 needed variable geometry to get aboard a carrier. I didn't think to included the F-8 as a VG. :checkmark: At the risk of being pedantic the F-8 was variable incid...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAWS China Lake F/A-18 Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: NAWS China Lake F/A-18 Crash

You can save 15% on your plane insurance by not crashing it into the *@#$+ desert!

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by HaveBlue
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air
Replies: 28
Views: 5573

F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air

A KC-130 and an F-35B collided during air to air refueling over California. Everyone survived thankfully, the C-130 made a great emergency landing with 2 engines out, leaking fuel and minus the external tank on the starboard wing. The F-35 pilot ejected safely. Here is a link with video of the F-35 ...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65216

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

On August 28th, a Falcon 9 will do some curious maneuvers, hug Floridas coastline, and put SAOCOM 1B on a polar orbit. Let's hope that Elon won't shoot another cow down there in Cuba. An article on the failed 1960 launch, which caused a rain of debris... http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-scien...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65216

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

On August 28th, a Falcon 9 will do some curious maneuvers, hug Floridas coastline, and put SAOCOM 1B on a polar orbit. Let's hope that Elon won't shoot another cow down there in Cuba. An article on the failed 1960 launch, which caused a rain of debris... http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-scien...

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by HaveBlue
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What airports does JANET fly to?
Replies: 16
Views: 1757

Re: What airports does JANET fly to?

While I appreciate the Wikipedia reference - that site isn’t always the most accurate. If I want aviation information - I usually find this site more helpful. The main thing I like about you asking here, and why I loathe those that say 'Google' or 'Wiki' is because almost ALL of this can be searche...

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by HaveBlue
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can the F22 accelerate through M1 without afterburners?
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: Can the F22 accelerate through M1 without afterburners?

I don’t know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it could. I was waiting to go at the end of Edwards’ runway watching a test F-22 depart in basic engine with an F-16 in chase. The F-16 was 8b fill blower and slowly losing out. Impressive power. What is '8b fill blower'? I assume you meant full blower b...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?
Replies: 42
Views: 5340

Re: The C130 and CH47, obsolete proof ?

the IL-76 being larger, more of a C-141 with a wide body? C-141 and IL-76 are comparable in size internally...the 76 may be a tad wider internally but it is not a "wide body" in the commercial sense. From the outside, the IL-76 may look wider but I believe that is just an "Ilyushin&q...

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by HaveBlue
Thu May 28, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65216

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

How's the weather holding up in Florida? The forecast looks a bit average, and I saw they had storms passing over the facility a couple of hours ago with more on the way it seems... Despite my misgivings I drove down to the Cape for the launch, its only a 30 minute drive for me (I can see the launc...

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by HaveBlue
Thu May 21, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds America Strong flyovers is now over
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Re: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds America Strong flyovers is now over

The Blue Angels did a Jacksonville, FL flyover then were going to Miami, FL. I went to our local intercoastal river bridge at the approximate time they should be flying over hoping to catch them. Looking and looking then at 12:15pm precisely I saw one KC-10 with 4 Blue Angels and about 2 miles behin...

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by HaveBlue
Mon May 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition
Replies: 15
Views: 4987

Re: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition

Here is a link about a recent appearance of the F-117 over Star Wars canyon. https://theaviationist.com/2020/03/19/hes-back-the-elusive-f-117-stealth-jets-makes-another-appearance-over-star-wars-canyon/ I read the whole article, that is awesome. Does indeed seem like an F-117 was making circuits ar...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15 crash and split afterburner use
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: F-15 crash and split afterburner use

I read the USAF AIB (accident investigation board) reports regularly and have for a long time, and I have never heard of this tactic being used before. A Kadena based F-15C was performing ACM (dogfighting) with an F-22 back on June 11, 2018. Trying to do a reversal the F-15 pilot went from a left t...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Large fly past
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Large fly past

Can we start with a basic description of aircraft type? WWII props? Helicopters? Transport? Fighters? Cessna's? Give us something to start with.

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by HaveBlue
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: An-124 vs C-5
Replies: 37
Views: 3310

Re: An-124 vs C-5

Didn't they move the fancy long reach trucks that pump cement great distances from the US to Japan after the Fukushima reactor was damaged in the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 via C-5 aircraft? I seem to remember that those were the only aircraft other than the AN-225 with the vertical clearance necess...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15 crash and split afterburner use
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: F-15 crash and split afterburner use

Every little bit helps... If memory serves, some F-14 bubbas used it, too. I'd imagine their much wider cans would have an appreciably greater effect than the more centerline Eagles. Quick toss out, the SR-71 would light a burner (or two) on the boom because they were power-limited when heavy at AR...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15 crash and split afterburner use
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

F-15 crash and split afterburner use

I read the USAF AIB (accident investigation board) reports regularly and have for a long time, and I have never heard of this tactic being used before. A Kadena based F-15C was performing ACM (dogfighting) with an F-22 back on June 11, 2018. Trying to do a reversal the F-15 pilot went from a left tu...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

Re: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments

Um not spaceman extraordinaire at all. He was trying for 5,000' which wouldn't prove anything. You can take an airline flight and get to 40,000' and still see no curvature. Flying on the Concorde back in the day would have got you to 60,000' where you could see the curvature. Or go to Russia and buy...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5932

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

what he attempted in that plane, it looked to be a 60° bank, maybe even more. You can see the wing starting to lose lift and I think rather than just going "oops, too far" and pull out of the turn but instead he looked like he was trying to hang onto it keeping it right on the line of the...

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by HaveBlue
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211460

Re: F-35 news thread

The USMC has massed F-35Bs onto the USS America to test its aviation capabilities and open up the amphib for use as a light carrier should the need arise. Marine’s newest F-35B turns amphibious assault ship into light aircraft carrier The United States Marine Corps fighter attack squadron made hist...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Looking at Google Maps, specifically the Kennedy Space Center and the Shuttle Landing Runway, hit Satellite view and there was a shuttle parked alone exactly half way down the runway on a little side ramp. I find it odd that if it was an operational orbiter that it wasn't inside the OPF or VAB until...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jets on display?
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: Jets on display?

I pass a little grass strip on Interstate 75 in Florida frequently, and I'm always amused by the sight of an A-7 up on a stand, gear and flaps down, made to look like it's seconds away from landing there. And I remember as a kid playing at a park with an F-100 in the middle of a playground for kids...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300888

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

mxaxai wrote:
Could also be related to high thrust settings. Landing requires more thrust than hovering


Hovering would require more thrust than landing, its heavier at that point and is totally negating the force of gravity whereas on landing it is just partially doing so, right?

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by HaveBlue
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160732

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

mmo wrote:
But, it was politics which is why the F-5 wasn't sold in more numbers to the USAF and politics killed the F-20 which was a great aircraft.


That I agree with 100%, loved the Tigershark.

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by HaveBlue
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160732

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Some USAF pilots train in the T-38, which is not the F-5. The F-5 evolved from the T-38, other than the manufacturer, Northrup, that is the only similarity. Wow, that is just simply not true. The T-38 and F-5 share almost identical aircraft profile/planforms/overall designs, have the same length, w...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bastille Day (Fête Nationale) - Air Parade, Paris 14th July
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Bastille Day (Fête Nationale) - Air Parade, Paris 14th July

Awesome video, thank you for sharing! The video was well done. I love dissimilar aircraft formations so that was right on the mark for me.

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by HaveBlue
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 5823

Re: US Drone Shot Down

I'm just surprised that we let it fall into their hands is all. However, if it was indeed following the route indicated, why didn't it fall into neutral waters for us to recover? That's really my primary question here. It flies at 60,000' or more. If it is skirting the line and gets shot down, can ...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UFO's and the military
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Re: UFO's and the military

smithbs wrote:
SuperGee wrote:
or swamp gas.


Yesterday I saw the strangest thing while driving. I was driving or I would have taken a picture.


I'm not doubting your story but if I saw something that amazing and elusive I damn sure would have stopped the car and grabbed a photo of it.

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by HaveBlue
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone have a schedule for the July 4th DC Flyover?
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: Anyone have a schedule for the July 4th DC Flyover?

n92r03 wrote:
29000 is holding over Fairfax as I type. No idea about others though.


Thank you. Was a cool flyover, some loose formations though.

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by HaveBlue
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anyone have a schedule for the July 4th DC Flyover?
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Anyone have a schedule for the July 4th DC Flyover?

I've heard it will be sometime between 6:30 to 7:30pm and will include the B-2, F-22, F-35, Blue Angels and Air Force one doing flyovers but cannot find more details than that. Anyone else have better info? Either way I'm looking forward to it.

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by HaveBlue
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off
Replies: 17
Views: 2097

Re: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off

Great video and amazing presence of mind by the pilot ! ..but why was anyone filming this? People film aircraft taking off and landing all of the time, no surprise there. Not where Indian Air Force operates. In India aviation photography is a big no-no at IAF locations. I did not know that, thank y...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off
Replies: 17
Views: 2097

Re: IAF Jaguar Aircraft Jettisoned Fuel Tanks upon Bird Strike on Take Off

WingsFan wrote:
Great video and amazing presence of mind by the pilot ! ..but why was anyone filming this?


People film aircraft taking off and landing all of the time, no surprise there.

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by HaveBlue
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC
Replies: 9
Views: 3766

Re: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC

Your description has a couple of faults/omissions. 300-MPH is way-to fast for low-altitude operations in [what amounts to] commercial airspace. Also, 'how big' do you estimate the aircraft was? and lights are a good one to identify most aircraft. Meant to say 'lights are not a good way to identify ...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 103591

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Nice !! And not very relevant but yet interesting, from now on the world’s largest aircraft has a US flag instead the russian one. Will be weird to see the An-225 as ”just another big plane” but not the biggest. An-225 never was the biggest plane. Stratolaunch is the first plane in 72 years to be b...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC
Replies: 9
Views: 3766

Re: Mysterious Military Jet Over OKC

Your description has a couple of faults/omissions. 300-MPH is way-to fast for low-altitude operations in [what amounts to] commercial airspace. Also, 'how big' do you estimate the aircraft was? Speed limit below 10,000' is 250 knots which is 288mph, so close enough to 300mph to be doable, and plent...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bereshit space ship crashed during landing
Replies: 12
Views: 3310

Re: Bereshit space ship crashed during landing

wingman wrote:
No one’s volunteered huh?

OK..does a Bereshit on the moon?

Yes.


Excellent!

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by HaveBlue
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 763497

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Improving the MCAS algorithm is clearly needed. Buy as many posts have stressed, the problem facing JT & ET pilots was to identify quickly enough what was happening, or rather “what had just happened”, MCAS having acted behind the scenes (except for the windmilling stab wheel), probably trigger...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211460

Re: F-35 news thread

The 117s did generate a few UFO reports. Not just the shape, but the weird way they maneuvered. That seems odd. The shape is very weird but as a low G airplane it wasn't particularly maneuverable and in any case its flight profile should have been fairly benign. Can you explain how an F-117's maneu...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211460

Re: F-35 news thread

The 117s did generate a few UFO reports. Not just the shape, but the weird way they maneuvered. That seems odd. The shape is very weird but as a low G airplane it wasn't particularly maneuverable and in any case its flight profile should have been fairly benign. Can you explain how an F-117's maneu...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211460

Re: F-35 news thread

Ozair wrote:
Check Out This Shot Of An F-35 Flying Through The Star Wars Canyon Generating Shock Wave Light Distortion



Incredible shot, and rare phenomenon to see!

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by HaveBlue
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blackbird SR-71
Replies: 16
Views: 3081

Re: Blackbird SR-71

Wasn’t the A12 originally conceived as a high speed interceptor? I thought they had done some missile firing tests on it The A-12 was a recon plane only, designed to directly replace the U-2 which had become vulnerable to SAM's. It was also designed with direct overflights of USSR and China in mind...

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by HaveBlue
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blackbird SR-71
Replies: 16
Views: 3081

Re: Blackbird SR-71

When did the CIA officially retire the A-12? What did they replace it with? :? ;) The CIA was flying A-12's in VietNam. The USAF was flying SR-71's and the Pentagon saw that there was mission overlap, and expensive overlap at that. They actually did a 'fly off' against each other (performance and d...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 106559

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

All the perp's time on flight sims, without any known effort to even get a PPL (think Civil Air Patrol, community college, etc.)... shows long term calculation, probably obsession, with the Q as a coffin. I completely disagree. While I never was an a simmer except very occasionally there are tons o...

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by HaveBlue
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 5433

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

Yeah, the extra range might eliminate a few fuel stops flying to show in North America, but that’s hardly an huge deal—there are plenty of bases and they VIP treatment. And about two hours in a fighter droning is enough. I did a 10.2 in an A-10. The show schedule tries to avoid long legs between ve...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M Makes Nose-Up Landing
Replies: 14
Views: 2628

Re: C-5M Makes Nose-Up Landing

That was an incredible landing. He kept the nose off the ground almost to the point where they were at a complete stop. incredible skill. Wow you're not kidding, almost seems to defy physics - then again that's kinda par for the course when watching the Galaxy lol. Too be fair, it could just be an ...

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by HaveBlue
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 129421

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Regarding the renewed discussion of who was flying and why (which was covered earlier): First, the CA is the CA, and she can divvy up the cockpit responsibilities as she sees fit in an emergency. Second, many airlines, including AA, recommend that in the initial phases of an emergency, the CA have ...

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by HaveBlue
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off
Replies: 12
Views: 4371

ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off

This morning in Daytona Beach at the airport where I did the majority of my flight training an ERAU Piper Arrow had the left wing fall off shortly after take off, the aircraft then crashed near the Flea Market and the FAA Examiner and student pilot both died. It is extremely rare to have a wing fall...

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