Blue Angels...

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  1. tous

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    The Blue Angels are what Thunderbird pilots aspire to become. :tongueout:
     
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    Well, this is true.

    In the F-16, the airplane can do 9 G's so the Thunderbirds are forced to do tight maneuvers with the 'G' suit squeezing their guts out ....

    Should they downselect to the F-18, the airplane can only do 7 1/2 G's, therefore they can relax and perform easy loopy manuevers with no stress or strain on their little pink bodies .....


    :outtahere: ... :tongueout:
     
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    Both were flying Phantoms when I was a kid going to yearly air shows at Pt Mugu & Edwards. I honestly think the best shows were during the A4 & T38 era
     
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    Can the Air Force guys NOT spill their coffee from their personalized mugs while performing maneuvers?

    :supergrin:
     
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    Sorry to interrupt with a dumb question; what does class 26ing an aircraft mean?

    Is it damaging it to the point it is retired?
     
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    Keep in mind Bob Hoover was Air Force, and he patented the pouring drinks while maneuvering sthick ...

    ( Youtube videos available ....)

    Dunno if he taught it to the current crop though .... :whistling:
     
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    Aircarver

    Copy, thanks.
     
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    So, that's why the primary design specification for the Falcon was cup holders and an 8-track player. I also hear tell that the ergonometric pilot's seat was a recliner with 3-speed massage. :tongueout:

    And the Navy said we don't need to do no steeeeenkin' 9g maneuvers. Enemy wasn't ever going to get that close.

    NB: The Blue Angels don't wear G-suits and I suspect the Thunderbirds don't either. As I understand it, the chambers inflating interfere with precision control. One little jostle and a tight formation becomes big, falling pieces.
     
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    At General Dynamics, our credo was 'know your customer' .... :supergrin:

    .... and they were wrong !
    Cite: the historical documentary, 'Top Gun"
    'Cougar gets too close to a Mig-29, loses his nerve, and loses his wings .....
    Navy should have taken it into consideration ... :whistling:

    Well, the Navy doesn't need G suits, doing all those 'no-G' maneuvers ... :whistling:
     
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    Is it true you had to remove some serious equipment from the avionics bay to make room for the golf clubs? :poke:
     
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    NO !

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    That was why we put the 'spine' on the late model F-16s ... It can hold golf clubs, a week's change of clothes at your favorite golf resort, a fold-up golf cart, and a weeks worth of 'gourmet' MRE's. These models are generally limited to 'colonels and above' ... :supergrin:
     
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    That's a B model.
    It features a chauffeur?
    Bar in the back?
    Polo mallets on the rails?

    :supergrin:
     
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    Generals only .....
     
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    And A1C's :)

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    Just a humble bomb loader that did something good and got a ride. :dancingbanana:
     
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    I suppose any bomb loader that's still walkin' around, did somethin' good ? .... :supergrin:
     
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    Good for you. amigo. :thumbsup: