Have been watching adsb the last few days on my days off.
I know refueling flies around the tri-state are from McGuire afb but have not seen this since the last time the president visited NYC
Is anything going onto today in the NYC are?
We are right in the flight pattern from the north down to the burn center in lehigh valley pa. Helicopters fly over us very low probably 500 ft of
so. I can never see them but I know that helos dont usually have to do flight plans.
As long as you stay VFR, and out of controlled airspace, you don't have to file a flight plan from what I remember. It makes a lot more sense to file
one though so someone knows when to expect you and your route though.
Yup when I was an FE I did more than a few missions doing figure eights off the coast of Virginia, hated those flights if you drew the short straw and
hit a head wind going back to OKC a three hour flight became a 6 made for a miserable day.
I was on AWACS we were just connecting with Fighters off the coast for training then head back.
When I was a crew chief on KC-135 we sent planes all over the country sometimes we carried fighters, other times we just gassed them for training us
and them, and other times just a quick hit so they could continue training runs.
Maintenance and boom operator. Maintenance failed to follow the T.O. when troubleshooting a boom issue. Boomer lowered the boom and activated the boom
flight controls at 1632Z. As soon as he did the boom started U shaped oscillations from one side to the other. At 1634Z, the boom separated from the
fork. At 1705Z it finally separated. I didn't read the entire report, but from the executive summary, at no point did the boom operator simply
turn off the boom flight controls.
Oh it's going to get so much worse. Five times the AF has performed a study that showed the best course forward with regards to JSTARS is to replace
the current airframes and radar. Now they have a study that shows some of the airframes can get into the early 2030s, and they're doing a sixth study
and might cancel the current program and "examine all the options" going forward "in a different direction".
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