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F22 raptors.grounded!!!

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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 01:14 AM
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www.cnn.com... yes this is right all f22's grounded till ??? will they fly again?? what say you? and is the reason why, the real reason? from the link

Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. Air Force has grounded its entire F-22 Raptor fleet amidst continuing concern over how the fighter jet provides oxygen to the pilot, according Capt. Jennifer Faerrau, a spokesperson for the Air Force's Air Combat Command.

The stand-down order was made Tuesday but is just now becoming public. It's unclear how long the stand down will last.
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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 01:22 AM
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What a waste of %#@&ing money...



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 01:23 AM
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Originally posted by bekod
www.cnn.com... yes this is right all f22's grounded till ??? will they fly again?? what say you? and is the reason why, the real reason? from the link

Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. Air Force has grounded its entire F-22 Raptor fleet amidst continuing concern over how the fighter jet provides oxygen to the pilot, according Capt. Jennifer Faerrau, a spokesperson for the Air Force's Air Combat Command.

The stand-down order was made Tuesday but is just now becoming public. It's unclear how long the stand down will last.
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First the Prius recall, now this -- when will it end?!



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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I'm thinking yet another software hiccup.

Is microsoft writing this stuff or what?



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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What planes provide security to America? I.e if planes were to be hijacked, what would NORAD send to intercept them?

The F-22 is a badass plane, it just blows me away seeing videos of it in flight.

edit:: all I can find online is F-22's intercept planes that have been hijacked.
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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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I think it's pretty clear why they use the words "stand-down." It's obvious that we are to expect a bombing campaign on American soil, because our entire fleet is "doing exercises out over the Atlantic" as was the reports on 9-11.

So do these raptor pilots fly other planes while their birds are down?

Here's a link with interesting links to follow; NORAD


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posted on May, 6 2011 @ 01:39 AM
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good thing the US owns over a million more F A 18s that are always combat ready..



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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I can tell you, I'am at a base with F-22s. This was about two months ago that it happened. One of the Cols found this out the hard way. He passed out during normal training because of the lack of Oxygen that his helment was supposed to provid. Its already fixed. They are out and about flying again. I dont know why this is just coming out as NEW news. Like I said its old news to us. FYI.



posted on May, 6 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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now that is cool that they fixed but i am perplexed as to why this is out now??? 2months old , some one had a slow news day and my first false flag story!!! oh the MSM is right on top of the news are they not... sarcasm maximum
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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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Being a ATS member, (paranoid) I find it hard to believe that its an O2 generator problem. We have been using these systems for only, what 50+ years and the latest and greatest mass produced Gen 5 has an O2 problem?
www.airforcetimes.com...
Though this is saying that all systems are being investigated. I too was an Airman I have never heard of any O2 problems in any of our aircraft. Now have they changed from a PSA system or liquid 02 to the MSOGS systems . ntrs.nasa.gov... if so are these legacy aircraft having the same problems? I havent heard of any B2`s crashing minus that one that had a pitot sensor failure. It would be a major engineering blunder if something as critical as O2 was overlooked, again I hope its not so. I would feel more comfortable thinking that they are updating the weapons systems or stealth coatings to some super secret stuff than they screwed the pooch on O2.

Bill



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Sorry but the number is in the hundreds no millions. The only number I can find online is 300 but that likely doesn't include all of the variants.


And no, pilots do not climb into another type of aircraft. Even if they came from that other type earlier. In a time of dire war that practice could change. But you need to be current in the type you fly otherwise you will become a target.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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up date as of June 24 no more f22 they are grounded old.news.yahoo.com...
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The US Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of F-22 fighters, the most sophisticated combat aircraft in the world, after problems emerged with the plane's oxygen supply, officials said Friday.
the reason, from the link

Ferrau said it was too soon to say for certain that the technical problem was related to an onboard oxygen generating system, known as OBOGS.

"We are still working to identify the exact nature of the problem. It is premature to definitively link the current issues to the OBOGS system," she said.
so it is up too the f35 to take on the j20 nice out gunned and out maneuvered, china is jumping for joy on this one.



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