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Navy instructor pilots refusing to fly

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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 08:44 AM
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Just when you think you can't be any more dumbfounded by this whole situation, it turns out that the OBOGS system in the T-45 doesn't even have a water separator.

They're declaring the F-18 problems as being with the environmental control system. Meanwhile, beginning this fall they're going to install water separators, while developing a next generation OBOGS.

www.flightglobal.com...




posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

SMH



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: cosmania

Seriously. Who builds an oxygen generator without a water separator?



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The lowest bidder.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

This is pathetic even for the lowest bidder. That should be one of the first things to go in.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I agree. What I want to know is why the Navy accepted it without one?



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Now THAT is an interesting question that I'd love to hear the answer to.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

And I used that system.

For 3 years.

Yipes.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: cosmania

That explains everything from why it's gotten so much worse, to why going on backup oxygen didn't cause an improvement in the pilots symptoms.


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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Still breathing here.




posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: cosmania

Don't you love how they said they can't nail down the cause? Which is technically correct. The big cause is the lack of a separator, but this way they can say they don't know exactly what specific contamination caused it, and deflect the blame.

Great pic. Before reading that article I would have loved the chance to fly one. They always look fun.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

What I can't understand is how hard is it to strap a victim I mean volunteer into one seat with a pulse OX meter taped to a finger and a pilot with a walk around bottle in the other. Take the plane up and see what the readings are on the meter.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

That's just one of many things they should have done as soon as the incident rates started going up instead of dickibg around and taking a couple aircraft apart on the ground.
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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

This is interesting.
news.usni.org...



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I wouldn't say the F-35 is really having problems though. It was only five events at one base. That sounds like it may be a maintenance thing more than anything.

But it is interesting that they aren't having problems. Want to bet they have a water separator on theirs?



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