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  1. smoke665

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    That's right, I remember now. It was shocking for us because we had seen them at NAS earlier that year.


     
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    The threw an Airshow in Houston and I couldn't get there. I suspect I missed F-22, F-35 and possibly B-2. Those are three planes I've never seen in person.
    Super Hornets and F-15E were coming in while I was still shooting. I may come back and post up some more 90s stuff.

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    Smyrna is constructing a permanent memorial to the pilot. It is supposed to be completed early in 2018 so I'll have to get by there and get some photos of it before the vandals get to it.

    The Navy determined the cause to be pilot error, of course. They claimed evidence pointed to the fact that while performing a Split-S he was too low, too fast, and failed to disengage the afterburners (even though his radio traffic showed that he did) causing him to run out of altitude.
     
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    Wasn't there something about claiming he was a hero, because he chose to fly it away from an apartment complex and crash, rather than eject and let it go?

    The margin for error for these guys is almost below measurement, because of the precision required for their aerobatics.
     
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    There was a mention that he delayed ejecting until he was sure it wasn't going to hit a nearby apartment complex, an action that left him in a position to low for a successful ejection. I don't know whether he said that over the radio or whether it was supposition on someone's part. I like to think it was true.

    An F-14 went down here in January, 1996. It impacted 3 or 4 miles from my house and the entire area is solid subdivisions, schools, shopping malls, apartment complexes, etc. I remember clearly that it was solid overcast that day. They took off at BNA and a minute or so later came back through the overcast the wrong way. They stayed with the airplane and managed to hit one house in an area of solid people. They probably could have ejected, the WSO certainly had time, but apparently chose to stay with the airplane and probably saved a dozen lives.

    Absolutely true. It amazes me when I watch the precision with which they fly. That opposing pass photo I posted was probably at 1,000 kt closure and they each started an aileron roll as soon as they were canopy-to-canopy. And they do it every day. That's why I have such a hard time believing this pilot misjudged a simple split-s by that much. It just isn't supposed to happen. But I wasn't there either, and feces most assuredly does occur from time to time.
     
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    An F-16 out of Ellington crashed in )I think mid 90s) it was said if the APU had started he could have made it. But being an electric jet if you don't have power bye bye.

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    Some RC enthusiasts

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    I was watching Chicago airport on YouTube. It reminded me of something.
    Would have been somewhere around 1970.
    We were flying out of Ohare. We were in a long line of airplanes. I had a window seat.
    A plane would go by fast. Then one would go by slow. They we would move a bit.
    When we got to the hold short line I could see the same thing on the crossing runway.
    It was really something to see!

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    Another memory. Came home from Florida on a DC-9. We landed on a West runway with a northern blowing in. We came within a foot or two of grounding the portside wingtip. Fun.

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    4 pieces of BAD A$$ mofos! 20171125_100536.jpg

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    Pretty bad a$$ its own self.... 20171125_100943.jpg

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