posted on Jun, 10 2018 @ 08:22 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
Hopefully the pilot wasn't injured in the ejection. Punching out of a jet isn't exactly a no-risk proposal.
You know, I realize that these are just machines, tools, as it were, but WHAT a machine.
Maybe it's just that "Engineer" mindset, but when you lose a bird like an F-15, it's kinda sad.
I've never had the opportunity to ride in a plane like that, much less pilot one, but you just have to give it up for the people who can design a
machine as aesthetically pleasing as an Eagle.
Can you even imagine what an honor it would be to actually BE an Eagle driver? How awesome would it be to walk in a bar, and when someone asks you
what you do for a living? Then you just point to that patch on your shoulder.
Sorry. I'm gushing. I'll just stop.