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Lockheed Classified Programs Timeline

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posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

Zaphs right. I read somewhere that a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii uses something like $29,000 of fuel. That number could be waaaay off. But imagine cutting 25% of that cost of per flight each way. Airlines would probably sell their first born to get that. I mean look what they did to your in flight meals to save money. One company refused to put olives in their in flight salad to save money.




posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Would have been cheaper to take the salad off the menu and just serve the olive !!



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

You've never heard the American Airlines cost saving measures story I see.

American Airlines had a repair facility in the Dominican Republic I think it was. They had to save a huge amount of money, because they were heading towards Chapter 11. They had security at this facility because of all the spare parts. So they went from 7 days a week, to random days a week. They had to save more money, so they went to dogs. Then to one dog. Then to the RECORDING of a dog barking, and no security at all.

Keep in mind the former CEO telling this story was BRAGGING about his ability to save money by doing this.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Hahaha lol. Please tell me thats not true



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

He was interviewed during a show that went inside American Airlines operations. He was laughing the entire time he was telling the story, and thought he was a genius for doing this.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

You know what. You need to start a thread with stories like this. I bet you and other guys on ATS could have us in stitches for weeks



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

There are two of them already buried in the bowels of the Forum.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ok, i'm off to search. I could do with a good laugh



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

Don't say I don't ever give you guys anything.

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Part 2



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

The "companion" aircraft was pre 84 conceptually

There was Tacit Blue/BSAX from 83-86

You're gonna want to put TSSAM/Tacit Rainbow in there for the 86-90ish range

A big one for pretty much all the majors (not a competition though) from 87-97

The 90's were anything but quiet




posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Question in one of those stories you are talking about the f-15 taking off from Hickam when it deployed an arrestor hook to be caught on a cable. IS that like what the navy uses on aircraft carriers or something? Didn't know f-15's came with those.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

All fighters do. Runways have a barrier system on either end. In the event of an antiskid, or hydraulic failure, or one of many other problems that could prevent them stopping in the length of the runway, they use the barriers to stop them, then get towed back to the hangar.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: EBJet

Did the "big one" between 87-97 that was a collaboration, not a competition, have anything, per chance, to do with the fact that in 1986 the USAF walked away from the Space Shuttle and their 2+billion launch complex at Vandenberg without so much as a whimper? After they're the one that dictated the design and flight envelope of the damn thing?



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thank you Zaph! I did not know that. I figured it was a navy thing for planes landing on carriers. makes sense.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR



Lots of flying things have them.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The belly of that F-117 looks like it's got a cellulite problem. Were the skins all like that?



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

After awhile, pretty much yeah.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

F-15 digging a trench:




posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 06:32 PM
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Viper running the cable out.




posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: nelloh62

Don't say I don't ever give you guys anything.

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two of the best threads in the forum without a doubt...



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