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by DODCFR
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16 Emergency Landing Near Phoenix
Replies: 0
Views: 4141

F-16 Emergency Landing Near Phoenix

A F-16 apparently lost the engine northwest of Phoenix and made an emergency landing at a small munciple airfield (Wickenburg?). Sounds like he just barely made down short of the runway. Some damage to the aircraft, no injuries to the two man crew. Sounds like they got real lucky that the airfield w...

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by DODCFR
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civilian F-101B Voodoo?
Replies: 2
Views: 4141

RE: Civilian F-101B Voodoo?

I remember this aircraft being parked behind one of the fire stations at Buckley ANGB at the aero club when I worked there from 1980 to 1984. Too bad I never got to see it fly.

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by DODCFR
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16 Crash In Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 6059

F-16 Crash In Utah

Not much specific information on the cause of the crash, or on the condition of the pilot. Let's hope for the best.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=6910228

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by DODCFR
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 Seat Spitfire For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 6313

RE: 2 Seat Spitfire For Sale

I'm don't know if it's true ot not, but me Dad once told me you could buy a surplus P-51 for $500 at the end of WWII. Wish he would have bought one and put it in a hangar for 30 or 40 years.

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by DODCFR
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-22 Crashes Near Edwards AFB--Developing
Replies: 25
Views: 10984

RE: F-22 Crashes Near Edwards AFB--Developing

Since this was a test flight I'm sure that had telemetry from the F-22 to the ground and they have a pretty good idea as to the cause. But chances are that very little, if any specific information will be released due to the nature of the flight. Just a <acronym title="Wanganui (WAG / NZWU), New Zea...

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by DODCFR
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Flying Hurricane Has A Mishap
Replies: 19
Views: 6084

RE: Last Flying Hurricane Has A Mishap

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by DODCFR
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Flying Hurricane Has A Mishap
Replies: 19
Views: 6084

RE: Last Flying Hurricane Has A Mishap

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by DODCFR
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Flying Hurricane Has A Mishap
Replies: 19
Views: 6084

RE: Last Flying Hurricane Has A Mishap

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by DODCFR
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Flying Hurricane Has A Mishap
Replies: 19
Views: 6084

Last Flying Hurricane Has A Mishap

Just found this on on the Daily Mail. The damage doesn't look too bad, and should be able to be fixed. My question is, will the engine have to be completely rebuilt? Hate to see anything happen to any of these rare aircraft from WWII. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1161223/Only-sur...

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by DODCFR
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Semi-interesting ABL Article And Video...
Replies: 2
Views: 4926

RE: Semi-interesting ABL Article And Video...

Thank's for the link. I used to work there at "Eddy's Funny Farm" and was able to go inside both the SIL and the actual aircraft. I think Obama would be less than wise if he were to cancel this program.

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by DODCFR
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 "Gear Up" Landing At Bagram
Replies: 30
Views: 27510

RE: C-17 "Gear Up" Landing At Bagram

I wonder how they put the fire out. I don't see a single CFR vehicle in the picture. Does anybody know what kind of ARFF equipment they have there?

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by DODCFR
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why No Conformal Tanks On F15C/D
Replies: 10
Views: 9420

RE: Why No Conformal Tanks On F15C/D

Didn't the Isralies invent the conformal fuel tanks, and we later adopted them? At least that's what my feebled mind remembers.

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by DODCFR
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Towers Still Have Red/green Lights?
Replies: 18
Views: 5778

RE: Do Towers Still Have Red/green Lights?

I drove fire trucks at military bases for 28 years. While we were told about the lights for clearance on the airfield, I have never personnally seen them used. But, the radios always worked too.

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by DODCFR
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pilot Dead IN Harrier Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 8171

Pilot Dead IN Harrier Crash

Work was almost over and I noticed this from MCAS Cherry Point. Not many details yet. May the pilot RIP. My condolences to the family. <a href="http://www.wnct.com/nct/news/local/article/breaking_news_harrier_crash_at_cherry_point/27373/" target=_blank>http://www.wnct.com/nct/news/local/a...rrier_cr...

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by DODCFR
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can An F-18 Auto-eject The Pilot? I Don't Think So
Replies: 16
Views: 10339

RE: Can An F-18 Auto-eject The Pilot? I Don't Think So

I really doubt that the aircraft is equipped with an auto eject capability. I do remeber that in the early days there were some inadvertant ejections, especially on hard carrier landings. IIRC this has been corrected a long time ago.

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by DODCFR
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U-2/TR-1 Red Lettering
Replies: 24
Views: 14691

RE: U-2/TR-1 Red Lettering

Without a picture to look at I would have to guess that the red lettering is to identify the locations of the canopy ejection handles, or other safety/ egress devices used by the fireguys in the silver suits.

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by DODCFR
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-117, Why Wasn't It Called B-117?
Replies: 22
Views: 12054

RE: F-117, Why Wasn't It Called B-117?

Sorry, that's F-111

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by DODCFR
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-117, Why Wasn't It Called B-117?
Replies: 22
Views: 12054

RE: F-117, Why Wasn't It Called B-117?

Ever hear of the F-11?

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by DODCFR
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Cargo Jets At McChord Airbase.
Replies: 6
Views: 5353

RE: Russian Cargo Jets At McChord Airbase.

WOW, I wish I could have seen that. One of the few that I have not personnally seen, ever!

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by DODCFR
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16 Sidestick Question
Replies: 32
Views: 17547

RE: F-16 Sidestick Question

IIRC it was to minimize the effects of high G loads. The pilot didn't have to hold his hand and arm on a center control stick, and only minimal amount of hand movement to control the aircraft.

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by DODCFR
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Obama Flies Usmc Osprey From Iraq To Jordan
Replies: 30
Views: 12824

RE: Obama Flies Usmc Osprey From Iraq To Jordan

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by DODCFR
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Two Shuttles Prepped For Launch At Once - Oct 2008
Replies: 25
Views: 7044

RE: Two Shuttles Prepped For Launch At Once - Oct 2008

What if the damaged launch pad isn't repaired by then?

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by DODCFR
Fri May 30, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Coral Runways...?
Replies: 21
Views: 11899

RE: Coral Runways...?

I know that the roads in Guam were made out of crushed coral, but I don't know about the runways at say Anderson AFB. I do remember that the roads got very slick when it rained due to the algae that grew on the coral.

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by DODCFR
Fri May 30, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: McGuire AFB, NJ Air Show This Weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 10533

RE: McGuire AFB, NJ Air Show This Weekend

The last time I saw an airshow was at Eddies Funny Farm in the desert. They had aerial demonstartions of the F-22, and the B-1 broke about 80 world records (IIRC) for all kinds of things like speed, payload, bombs dropped, and who knows what else. I doubt that you'll be given the opportunity, but th...

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by DODCFR
Wed May 28, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eurofighter Crash
Replies: 77
Views: 14301

RE: Eurofighter Crash

Well then, that is going to be one dissapointed pilot because nobody in the area has the capability to foam the runways anymore. Not Mojave, Edwards, Palmdale, or any of the other smaller regional airports in the area. Sorry guys, just like the "80's" those days are gone. BTW, I've seen that Draken ...

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by DODCFR
Thu May 22, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eurofighter Crash
Replies: 77
Views: 14301

RE: Eurofighter Crash

Maybe someone should develope a "STICKY FOAM" that will stop small airplanes  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/rotfl.gif" alt="rotfl" border=0>  Man I crack myself up. But really, not being a pilot, just how much extra confidence does a foamed runway give to the aircrew. As a si...

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by DODCFR
Wed May 21, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eurofighter Crash
Replies: 77
Views: 14301

RE: Eurofighter Crash

In my 28 years as an airfield firefighter, I have only foamed the runway once. That was for a C-130 with unsafe gear. Our department (Anderson AFB) had a specialized 5,00 gallon tanker truck with spreader bars. IIRC it would lay a foam strip about 30' wide and more than 1,000 feet long. But it shoul...

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by DODCFR
Fri May 09, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Commercial-military Airbase Shared Airports
Replies: 48
Views: 5211

RE: Commercial-military Airbase Shared Airports

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by DODCFR
Tue May 06, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-6 Goes Down In Colorado
Replies: 1
Views: 4084

T-6 Goes Down In Colorado

I always hate to see any of these old vintage planes go down. The picture didn't down load, but it looks like a total write off. I think that the link below will get you to the pictures. Pilot Of WWII-Era Plane Walks Away From Crash North American T-6 Goes Down In Eagle County EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. --...

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by DODCFR
Tue May 06, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cavalier Mustang/ PA-48 Enforcer
Replies: 10
Views: 15835

RE: Cavalier Mustang/ PA-48 Enforcer

I saw this aircraft at Edwards AFB when I worked there. I asked one of the people that are working on restoring this aircraft for the museum there. IIRC this had a turbo prop engine and additional hardpoints so this could be used as a ground attack fighter. I surprised A.net has a picture of it.

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by DODCFR
Mon May 05, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Commercial-military Airbase Shared Airports
Replies: 48
Views: 5211

RE: Commercial-military Airbase Shared Airports

IIRC

Bakersfield, Ca with the California ANG
Klamath Falls/Kingsley Field Or with the Oregon ANG

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by DODCFR
Fri May 02, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Fatal T-38 Crash 5/1/2008...
Replies: 18
Views: 11559

RE: Another Fatal T-38 Crash 5/1/2008...

Here is the article on the grounding in case you haven't read it. No real information on the probable cause of the crashes. Air Force Grounds Jets After Fatal Crashes T-38Cs Suspended Following 2nd Fatal Crash In 8 Days POSTED: 6:12 pm <acronym title="Pendleton - Eastern Oregon Regional (Municipal) ...

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by DODCFR
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bob Hoover -- As Much Of A Badass As Yeager?
Replies: 29
Views: 24381

RE: Bob Hoover -- As Much Of A Badass As Yeager?

There are some people I know who refer to Chuck Yeager as "Anything for a Buck Chuck". He earned this name by charging the firefighters a dollar for an autograph. And this was after he kicked all of the firefighters out of their dayroom during an airshow. But I don't mean to sell him short because h...

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by DODCFR
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Leasing A Military Transport?
Replies: 8
Views: 4244

RE: Leasing A Military Transport?

Maybe moving sensitive military equipment to a remote location

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by DODCFR
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: XF-84H Thunderscreech
Replies: 12
Views: 6994

RE: XF-84H Thunderscreech

Looking at that picture I would have to say it was taken on the lake bed at Edwards Funny Farm. Is that damage I see at the base of the rudder?

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by DODCFR
Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1 Crash At Al Udeid In Qatar
Replies: 46
Views: 17490

RE: B-1 Crash At Al Udeid In Qatar

You're right, it's the B-52 that has downward ejection seats. Sonds like all are <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E sol...

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by DODCFR
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1 Crash At Al Udeid In Qatar
Replies: 46
Views: 17490

RE: B-1 Crash At Al Udeid In Qatar

Apparently Al Jazeera doesn't know the difference between a B-1 and a B-2. Let's hope the crew is <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. Don't two of the ejection seats shoot down? That would make a low level ejection a non-possibility. US aircraft crashes in Qatar A US military aircraft ...

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by DODCFR
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-123 Mission Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 6862

RE: Official STS-123 Mission Thread

I have been to four Shuttle landings, once in the fire truck chasing it down the runway, and I've never seen the APU flame like that. But then again all of my landings were during the day. But, IIRC that is where the APU exhaust is. <table BORDER=0 width=102 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border...

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by DODCFR
Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spruce Goose Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 8894

RE: Spruce Goose Photos

It definately gives you a better idea of the size of this bird.

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by DODCFR
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spruce Goose Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 8894

Spruce Goose Photos

An old girlfriends sister found several original black & white photos of the Spruce Goose being built. There are aslo a couple with Howard Hughes in them. I finally got in touch with her to get permission to post them for your viewing pleasure. <table BORDER=0 width=102 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 S...

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by DODCFR
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Arc Light - B-52F Colour Scheme
Replies: 14
Views: 11081

RE: Arc Light - B-52F Colour Scheme

IIRC the color scheme is just about the same as when I was there in 78, but I thought it had gloss black underneath. Most of my old pictures are in storage in WA I I can't get to them to check.

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by DODCFR
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Arc Light - B-52F Colour Scheme
Replies: 14
Views: 11081

RE: Arc Light - B-52F Colour Scheme

Here is a link to a Web site I found for the memorial on Guam. All of the 52's that we had when I was there had a matt dark green/brown/ & black finish. I never saw one with black underneath and silver on top. <a href="http://www.306thbw.org/306thhistory/history_GuamMemorial.htm" target=_blank>http:...

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by DODCFR
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Arc Light - B-52F Colour Scheme
Replies: 14
Views: 11081

RE: Arc Light - B-52F Colour Scheme

I was stationed in Guam from March 1977 through July 1978. We had mostly D models (with the tail gunner in back) back then and the bottoms of the wings were the same gloss black. Later in my tour we got some of the F models and they were painted the same as the D-models. I hope that the picture I at...

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