F-35B gets its first kill.

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  1. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    Or flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shut outta Hong Kong
     
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    If they hustle they might be able to mitigate going into the groundwater. No rain on the horizon for at least a week. Its coming soon. It usually rains at least once before the end of the month.

    We had a tannery in our city and when it closed after 100 years they had to scrape a minimum of 6 feet off the top. Some places 16 feet. There are 43 apartments there now. I bet there is a cancer cluster there in about 30 years.
     
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    If the Marines are going against the Navy to see how many billions of dollars of hardware they can destroy in peace time, they are still way behind.
     
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    Yeah, 250-300K a year flying 10 days a month for UPS or FedEx would really suck.
     
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  5. czsmithGT

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    Not many make that much. FedEx average is about $110 thousand a year. Most work 15-18 days a month.

     
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  6. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Was that considered a poor landing...... or a berry good one?

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    Some people just don't carrot all.
     
  8. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    Where did the F35 end up after the pilot ejected? I’m guessing it just goes where it goes and hits what it hits.
     
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    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    It hit empty desert.
     
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  10. MulletLoad

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    Smart scheduling First Officer can break $200,000 by year 3.
    Captains could probably break $500K.
     
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    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    My friend at UPS is doing that. I think he’s in year 5. He could be a Captain, but doesn’t want to be on Reserve.
     
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  12. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    [When engine two went out it induced a yaw which stalled engine one and sent it into a flat spin that drifted out to sea.]
     
  13. as400guy1

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    It smacked into a building filled with puppies an kittens.
     
  14. airmotive

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    My father in-law was a Herc crew chief in Vietnam. (He once enjoyed a single-engine return to DaNang after some less-than-stellar maintenance). He still loves that plane and his daughter can spot one just by the sound.

    So I sent him that photo of this accident plane sitting in the field all broken with fuel pouring out of the wing. He replied, "She brought 'em home safely. Good girl."
     
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    Wow, the dreaded single engine landing.

    Does he have any thoughts on why the fuel was pouring out of that one wing. Must have been some kind of emergency dump, or something???
     
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  17. Glock-O-Rican

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    Well in 4-6 Months the Marines will release finding, of this tragic air to air crash. Then if someone "F" up as Rickey Recardo would say you got some splaining to do.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    I knew it was bad, but not that bad. Thanks.

    I remember seeing a B-47 in the pattern one day when I was a brand new Co Pilot. My AC was with me and he had flown them before.

    I asked how come that guy has his drag chute out in the pattern. He patently explained that was an APPROACH CHUTE, not a drag chute.

    The B-47 engine fuel control was very poor and it took a relatively long time for the engines to 'spool up' from low power settings. So they used the approach chute in the pattern to carry a higher power setting, and keep the engines in a more responsive range.
     
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    Is the cargo biz pretty much unaffected by wu flu ? ...

    Major airlines just announcing layoffs of 36,000 .. :sad:
     
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