posted on Jul, 18 2015 @ 10:30 PM
originally posted by: combatmaster
a reply to: Zaphod58
Why is there a parachute after landing? does it really help all that much in reducing speed.
Oh dear god yes. We used to have to be out on the runway to recover that chute. We'd wait around the 9000 foot mark of the runway, where the high
speed turnoff was. When they popped that chute, they would stop before they reached the halfway point of the runway and have to taxi the rest of the
way down to us. If they didn't use it, they'd roll to about 8,000 feet before stopping.
also... in regards to the video in OP, is it possible to ever fly one of those things (or similar) without going through the inconvenience of
becoming a fighter pilot??
like a Nurburgring for fighter jets!
In the US, only if you can find someone that has a two seat version of one. If you can get to Russia they have several MiG-29 flights you can do.
Anything from high G-high speed flights, to flights as high as the aircraft can climb and back down.