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F-35A's in the Loop

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: Woody510

It led to some spectacular crashes, as they found out the vertical fin wasn't stressed for it, usually when it snapped off in flight.




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Woody510

It led to some spectacular crashes, as they found out the vertical fin wasn't stressed for it, usually when it snapped off in flight.
Jeez some of those pilots must have had massive balls really.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:27 AM
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This was a Boeing engineering crew. They were doing a test flight, there was a bang and they lost rudder authority. That was taken from a chase plane they sent up to do a damage assessment.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow I bet that took some effort to carry on flying after that. Definitely deserved a cold one after they landed.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:57 AM
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One of my earliest aviation memories is hearing a roar go over my G-parents place in the mid 80's, running outside just in time to see a Buff about 50ft off the deck disappear over the hill on his way back north to Fairchild. Awesome stuff.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

I remember walking the dogs when I was about 5 with my Grandparent's in the Lakes and a Tornado came screaming over the hill we were looked like he was actually going to hit us. Love hearing them when I'm up there and you actually have to look down to see them.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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It does not matter if its a fighter or a cargo plane it always looks cool running the the Loop



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Woody510

They used to run some serious low level stuff, many years ago.



Used to be one of my favorite low level flying videos.

Mirage Low level



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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Looks like you missed out this trip. Local spotters reported that all 8 launched this morning, with two returning to Lakenheath. Those two were flying spares, and returned after the first AR, once they knew the 6 primary aircraft could take fuel.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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Ah well better luck next time for me then can't wait to see them though. Also I don't seem to see as many American planes flying here as much anymore used to see F15s at least a few times a year haven't done for a long time now.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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I'm a Texan and that thing sounds like a tornado...
Fan freaking tastic...

Is it possible to have a crush on a piece of metal?
If so, I want to ask the f-35 to the drive-in!!

-Chris



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:07 PM
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Finally off the network... and...

SWEET!!!

That is some great footage!

Years ago, went hiking up in Fairbanks at this place that has these tors. It abuts against the back side of the army base. The pilots fly that like Star Wars Canyon. Anyway. I got the "look down at the canopy" experience.


The Tornado footage was... well, it had Nirvana in it!

S+F+asmanyawesomesthatcountforFyeah!!'



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