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by checksixx
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 188525

Re: F-35 news thread

For those interested in the air show demonstration by the F-35 team you can find the F-35A demo manoeuvres package here, https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/airshow/media/military/AETC_F-35_Demo_Maneuvers_Package.pdf Some things I found interesting are the limits and the fuel load. The minimum fu...

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by checksixx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-22 landing at DFW today?
Replies: 4
Views: 5268

Re: F-22 landing at DFW today?

PlayLoud wrote:
Ok, and now there was an A-10, but there is no airshow in the area for a couple weeks.

Ft. Worth Alliance airshow is Oct 19-20, and the Raptor team will be there. I guess that must be it. Just seems early to arrive.


Correct, not the Raptor demo team right now.

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by checksixx
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Interceptors at Area 51 base?
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Interceptors at Area 51 base?

Without getting into sensitive information.... You will be detected many miles away. Many miles. Before you can even see Groom Dry Lake. By air? "Area-51" is actually a grid reference on the Nellis Range. Should you choose to fly in, you might be able to land as I doubt Nellis jets would s...

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by checksixx
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15s at JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 2175

Re: F-15s at JFK

For the 9/11 anniversary. All the evacuated aircraft went to Tinker AFB, OK.

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by checksixx
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 188525

Re: F-35 news thread

Some more info on Burlington F-35 use and afterburner impacting the noise footprint. https://vtdigger.org/2019/08/29/docs-show-f-35-afterburners-use-may-be-higher-than-publicly-predicted/[/quote] They have an 8,000ft runway there. Afterburner usage should be extremely low, unless heading out with a...

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by checksixx
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 27049

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

I wasn't convinced it was 100% real - even with the perfect dust flow from the wake vortex, but the way the vapes form off the chines of the F-18 the second he loads it up and pulls kinda push me over the edge into convincing territory. Former Blue Angel in the seat, 30ft AGL, multiple passes over ...

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by checksixx
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 880
Views: 112142

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The cost overruns in its manufacture caused the program to be terminated before it could actually be the replacement for the F-15s and the cost of maintenance will be the reason the F-22 program will be terminated as soon as enough F-35s become available to take over the whole of the air defense ro...

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by checksixx
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 71
Views: 19633

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

Kill switches and codes...Good Lord...what some people will believe.

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by checksixx
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 188525

Re: F-35 news thread

Agree but previous to this, and some drop tank speculation back in 2007, the F-35 has never been slated to receive them . Given it carries almost as much fuel internally as most 4th gens carry internal and external it is a somewhat surprising move. I think Israel is likely the one prompting this an...

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by checksixx
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

Max Q wrote:
that wasnt for a weather diversion


Ah...maybe this is just a mistake since you clearly didn't read the story then. It WASN'T a weather diversion. Glad to help ya!

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by checksixx
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Max Q

Do you have any military experience?


Doubtful, lol...

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by checksixx
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

Good job but fail to see the ‘heroism’ "The Air Medal is awarded to U.S. and civilian personnel for single acts of heroism or meritorious achievements while participating in aerial flight and foreign military personnel in actual combat in support of operations." The portion I've highlight...

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by checksixx
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 142
Views: 33873

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Good lesson for anyone thinking about participating in a project with the US though. Pretty sure there wasn't anything in the F-35 contract about also being forced to buy any substandard equipment for inflated prices (Patriot). Turkey made a decision to buy a better product and for a better price (...

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by checksixx
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 188525

Re: F-35 news thread

I'm not sure this is as big an issue as is being reported. Contractually I would think it was more costly to change the contract for F-35 specific changes compared to those occurring post delivery, especially given all current in service ships have to be modified anyway. The Navy's newest supercarr...

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by checksixx
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jet fighters and afterburners?
Replies: 24
Views: 4195

Re: Jet fighters and afterburners?

NOTE. Afterburner is an 'old fashioned' term for a single-stage [off-on-off], short-term, engine thrust augmentation. New engines have multistage thrust augmentation... allowing a range of thrust increase for 'the most efficient use of fuel-flow'. The F100-100 [Typical of F-15C/D models] has a 5 au...

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by checksixx
Wed May 22, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 3472

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

Ozair wrote:
At the end of the Cold War Russia essentially stopped these missions but they started up again about five years ago and have continued ever since.


They've been doing it far longer than 5 years...

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by checksixx
Mon May 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2488

Re: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

The F-22 will not need afterburner but it has a very small fuel capacity so it actually has no advantage. The Suhkoi and F-35 would need a very low afterburner setting to maintain that speed but they both have a huge fuel capacity allowing them to keep up with the F-22. You do realize the F-22 and ...

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by checksixx
Sun May 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2488

Re: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

Top speed isn't important. Most pilots fly their entire careers without ever seeing the top speed their aircraft is capable of.

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by checksixx
Mon May 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 188525

Re: F-35 news thread

Canada is changing it's rules to allow the F-35 to be part of the competition again https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/canada-changes-fighter-jet-rules-to-allow-f-35-bid Honestly...its like dealing with a child with hurt feelings. Let's just cut them off from the jet. They clearl...

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by checksixx
Mon May 13, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 188525

Re: F-35 news thread

Canada is changing it's rules to allow the F-35 to be part of the competition again https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/canada-changes-fighter-jet-rules-to-allow-f-35-bid Honestly...its like dealing with a child with hurt feelings. Let's just cut them off from the jet. They clearl...

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by checksixx
Thu May 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 880
Views: 112142

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Do you actually think the every air force person sees things exactly the same as every other air force person? :roll: I would guess that opinion varies widely amongst air force personnel. You're right...I should have said those with even the slightest connection to the operations would disagree wit...

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by checksixx
Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 880
Views: 112142

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

There has also been a reduction for it's annual acquisition, from the planned 60 planes a year to 48 planes a year over the next five years. Don't worry, next year Shanahan will find a new way to cut back Lockheed's F-35 and give more business to Boeing. We are lucky that the F-22 production was cu...

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by checksixx
Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 880
Views: 112142

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Ozair wrote:
No, the cost to operate the F-22 killed it. It was simply unsustainable to operate those costs long term with the fleet size the USAF wanted.


Incorrect. Misinformation killed the F-22 prematurely. This is a widely known fact and one that many have looked back on as a horrible decision.

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by checksixx
Mon May 06, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 880
Views: 112142

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Correct, it is the DOD which is reducing the F-35 buys: the same people who are making the F-15EX buy. The planes that are being cut back could be "A" models as easily as "B" or "C" models. They're only reducing the number purchased for that year. There is no reduction...

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by checksixx
Mon May 06, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jet fighters and afterburners?
Replies: 24
Views: 4195

Re: Jet fighters and afterburners?

Ozair wrote:
Several F-35 operators have extended their runways to allow mil power take offs with the intent to reduce the noise footprint so clearly it is possible.


Who/Where?

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by checksixx
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 880
Views: 112142

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Buying a huge flying AESA radar, that can rack some 22 AA missiles and work in network with F-35 is not stupid. Maybe not the optimal solution, but not stupid. And not only USAF and the Israeli think it's not stupid. USN also have tactical schemas that use together SH + F35. It is, in fact, terribl...

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by checksixx
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 880
Views: 112142

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Buying F-15EX is just plain stupid.

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by checksixx
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 7833

Re: 9-11 shutdown

I remember watching the alert jets take off at Langley...

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by checksixx
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6750

Re: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?

I highly doubt the F-117's over Syria. F-22's are stealthier than 117's and have been operating over Syria with SDB with impunity.

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by checksixx
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 17366

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

What.. initially? It was fairly clear from the start that there would be no export potential for the original F-22. At first it wasn't even worth asking, as the worlds premier air superiority fighter.. then after the production cuts and a decade had passed by.. they attempted again which got the co...

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by checksixx
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best B-52 spotting locations in the US.
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Best B-52 spotting locations in the US.

Best places to see them is near the bases that fly them. Google is your friend.

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by checksixx
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 17366

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

They should have funded the research for an F-22 export variant. That's what they wanted, but they just wanted to buy them outright. Unfortunately, there was no export model approved and they thought if they kept pushing, they'd just get it. They were wrong.

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by checksixx
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS
Replies: 18
Views: 5357

Re: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS

There are some B-2 sensors and systems (GLAS on the tail) that they don't want up close inspection of...hence the reason for keeping people at a distance from the rear of the aircraft. Most of it has been documented though.

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by checksixx
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS
Replies: 18
Views: 5357

Re: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS

andrewC75 wrote:
checksixx wrote:
What's odd is your story...perhaps you're mistaken. The last F-22 was rolled out in May of 2012. There hasn't been an airshow at Dobbins since 2010.


This is from 2008.


Right, so not several years ago...tad more than that. Thanks for confirming.

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by checksixx
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS
Replies: 18
Views: 5357

Re: B-2 Emergency Landing at KCOS

Odd .... several years ago, at an airshow at Dobbins, they had a brand new F-22 on display. As in, literally rolled out of the factory, across the tarmac. It had a stretchy barrier all around it, about 8 feet away, so you couldn't touch it ... other than that, total freedom to gawk at it, take pict...

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by checksixx
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8324

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

Aesma wrote:
First they say they only left unflyable aircraft there.

Then plenty are able to fly out after the storm.

Someone is lying.


Right...that MUST be it. LoL

Or, is it more probable that they may have gotten permission to fly out jets with minor issues for the flight to Langley?

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by checksixx
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8324

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

The west ramp at Langley is now full of Raptor's.

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by checksixx
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8324

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

Only some of the Tyndall jets are even visible. There are more there...

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by checksixx
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8324

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

Ozair wrote:
Not sure how many but the F-22s now at Langley didn't fly direct from Tyndall, these are the aircraft that evacuated before the hurricane.


Obviously...was there any question about that????

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by checksixx
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8324

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

angad84 wrote:
checksixx wrote:
Tyndall F-22's arrived at Langley today.

how many?


Unknown at this time.

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by checksixx
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8324

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

Tyndall F-22's arrived at Langley today.

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by checksixx
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Hubble refurb' mission possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 4198

Re: New Hubble refurb' mission possible?

Not possible. A shuttle was required for the repairs. There is nothing that exists right now that could make it happen. Especially since we went from being number 1 in space accessibility to dead last.

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by checksixx
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Grounds all F-35s for fuel line failure
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: F-35 news thread

The fault that caused the problem is the easy part. The fault that allowed the defective part is harder. Somebody not only made a bad tube, they probably ignored steps or falsified documentation that should have insured such parts wouldn't make it through. This kind of crap is what makes the U.S.A....

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by checksixx
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Grounds all F-35s for fuel line failure
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: F-35 news thread

The fault that caused the problem is the easy part. The fault that allowed the defective part is harder. Somebody not only made a bad tube, they probably ignored steps or falsified documentation that should have insured such parts wouldn't make it through. This kind of crap is what makes the U.S.A....

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by checksixx
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8324

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/10/12/f-22s-qf-16-likely-damaged-after-tyndall-hangars-hit-by-hurricane/ Airforce times indicate 4 F22's damaged that were unflyable. Meanwhile a squadron of A-10 Warthogs inadvertently vectored to Tyndall during the height of the storm indicat...

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by checksixx
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 5281

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

Only one of the six would have the vertical lift fan. And the person driving it would wear a slightly different garrison cover than the others. Nah...they'd just use one of the Marine C models. Of course, either team switching to a F-35 platform will most likely never happen...at least in my lifeti...

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by checksixx
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 38
Views: 5281

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

Wouldn't it be funny one day if the Blues and the Birds switch over to the F-35. The Blues with the vertical fan can add a few new tricks to their repertoire. :faint: bt Only one of the six would have the vertical lift fan. And the person driving it would wear a slightly different garrison cover th...

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