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Navy instructor pilots refusing to fly

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posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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The Navy has cleared the T-45s to fly again, but are restricting them to below 10,000 feet. Pilots will wear their masks still, but are not required to use the OBOGS system except in an emergency.

Even at that altitude the Navy says they can complete 75% of the syllabus.
edit on 4/17/2017 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 09:01 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: hutch622

From what I understand of the term, histotoxic refers to an inability for cells to take up and use oxygen which is delivered to them, in spite of there being oxygen in abundance to use. You would normally get a situation like this, if the cell is incapable of taking on oxygen, because it has been blocked up with carbon dioxide or monoxide or something like that.

So, for example, you could have a decent amount of oxygen available, but if the cells that oxygen is trying to reach have been blocked up by the presence of carbon gases of various sorts, the oxygen will not be taken up, which causes obvious problems.


But that's still not an excuse. There's a carbon monoxide detector in my apartment that's smaller than my wallet, and I'm sure the military can come up with something even more miniaturized.

So we're back to overwhelming incompetence by our Air Force engineers.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: peskyhumans

No, we're up to a bleed air issue. I've dealt with them, and they're almost impossible to find on the ground. Detecting contaminants isn't the problem, the problem is fixing it and finding out where the leak is.

And in this case, they're Navy engineers.



posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58


And in this case, they're Navy CIVILIAN engineers.

Fixed it for you.

They have pretty much eliminated Navy maintainers in the training squadrons. They have pretty much eliminated Navy personnel above the Organizational level.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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Oh thank god. Lawmakers are launching an investigation into this. They'll certainly be able to figure it out where the engineers haven't been able to.

(Yes, that was sarcasm)



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Oh thank god. Lawmakers are launching an investigation into this. They'll certainly be able to figure it out where the engineers haven't been able to.

(Yes, that was sarcasm)


Perhaps the courts can order it to stop.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: Bedlam

If the lawmakers can't solve it, I'm sure that will work.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 09:20 PM
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Kickstarter project?



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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The Carl Vinson lost an F/A-18. The pilot was recovered safely and unhurt.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 04:55 PM
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While testing the new mask configuration, a flight of two T-45s was performing maneuvers at 10,000 feet and above 4Gs, to understand the limitations of the new configuration. One of the two pilots reported headache symptoms that improved as the aircraft descended.

As a result, the Navy has further restricted flights to 5,000 feet and no more than 2Gs.

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