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Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by Skewed
So, after you were trained, I assume you learned what would kill you and why right? What where things that could kill you before you hit the ground, and why? Electrocution? Secret security features made to kill people snooping around?
Originally posted by Skewed
For what it may be worth, back when I worked on a flight line, one of my superiors once warned me about "snooping" around in planes. This was before I was trained on the planes and which panels to touch and not touch.
His words were: "Do not go opening up panels to see what is behind them, on some aircraft there are things behind those panels that will kill you before you hit the ground."
edit on 15-5-2012 by Skewed because: (no reason given)
Instead we were left only to buy the F-35 which in my opinion is like a cheaper and lower tech budget version of the F-22...
The F-35 does not need to be physically pointing at its target for weapons to be successful. This is possible because of sensors that can track and target a nearby aircraft from any orientation, provide the information to the pilot through his helmet (and therefore visible no matter which way they are looking), and provide the seeker-head of a missile with sufficient information. Recent missile types provide a much greater ability to pursue a target regardless of the launch orientation, called "High Off-Boresight" capability, although the speed and direction in which the munition is launched affect the effective range of the weapon.
Sensors use combined radio frequency and infra red (SAIRST) to continually track nearby aircraft while the pilot's helmet-mounted display system (HMDS) displays and selects targets. The helmet system replaces the display suite-mounted head-up display used in earlier fighters. The F-35's systems provide the edge in the "observe, orient, decide, and act" OODA loop; stealth and advanced sensors aid in observation (while being difficult to observe), automated target tracking helps in orientation, sensor fusion simplifies decision making, and the aircraft's controls allow the pilot to keep their focus on the targets, rather than the controls of their aircraft.
The problems with the current Vision Systems International helmet mounted display led Lockheed Martin to issue a draft specification for proposals for an alternative on 1 March 2011. The alternative system will be based on Anvis-9 night vision goggles. It will be supplied by BAE systems. The BAE system does not yet include all the features of the VSI helmet and if successful will have the remaining features incorporated  Use of the BAE system would also require a cockpit redesign. In 2011, Lockheed granted VSI a contract to fix the vibration, jitter, night-vision and sensor display problems in their helmet mounted display. The improved displays are expected to be delivered in third quarter of 2013.
The Air Force will immediately begin restricting flights for its fleet of $190 million apiece F-22 Raptor stealth jets after the Pentagon’s top-brass voiced concerns with the safety of the fighter planes. Effective at once, all 170 F-22 jets used by the Air Force will be required to engage only in operations that are "within proximity of potential landing locations,” insists US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Each Raptor requires a month-long packaged maintenance plan (PMP) after every 300 flight hours. The aircraft's stealth system, including its radar absorbing metallic skin, account for almost one third of all maintenance.
Originally posted by pauljs75
Since there's so many different things, it's why they need to put these jets aside for further evaluation until they can devise a proper fix. If they have to stand-down for as long as a year, so be it. It's why the government and their contractors have engineers, and it's one of the things U.S. tax dollars should already be paying for.
Originally posted by zorgon
So the pilots got so angry at this that they are refusing to fly the planes and took the story to mainstream media directly.
Air Force says it might be because they fly higher, but the ground crew getting ill did not wear the masks. This story should be interesting to follow
A STRANGE SICKNESS: After flying the F-22 Raptor, Air Force pilot Jeremy Gordon says he began to struggle with a host of ailments – including coughing, dizziness and headaches -- and eventually learned that other pilots were experiencing the same thing.
In this short web-extra clip, he describes his symptoms to Lesley Stahl: cbsn.ws...
edit on 15-5-2012 by zorgon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by YellowRoseTx51
I wonder if there is a material on that plane that could be breaking down the oxygen bond near it? Similar to what happens with the ozone, a molecule is split off. Heat 'eats' oxygen, but that doesn't seem like the problem. It sounds like they might be using some new synthetic that is having a serious side effect on the humans around it.
I just wanted you to know that yes...I keep very busy and I'm on a 'mission'! My Mission is to keep America safe through development of some very exotic technologies. And yes, I've worked on/with HAARP. If you want to learn more about that see US Patent #xxxxx. If you read the patent you'll understand the relevance to HAARP and the Stealth Bombers, etc. You're an intelligent man and I'm certain that you'll be able to make the connection. If you read US Patent xxxxx, you'll understand (a little better) my connection to/with and collaboration with these men. LOL...suffice it to say that the 'Predator' (as in the movie) is alive/living at Los Alamos!
Hi, Ron...Good Morning! Thanks for the note and you certainly touch on points of similiarity and interest (proving that great minds think alike!). I am free to talk about any of my published US Patents which are in the public domain. I am, however, under an edict from DoD under the NSA to 'report any inquiries relative to the stealth patent'. I had a phone call from a person who identified himself as an 'Undersectetary of Defense' and the person read a statement to me which I later found was excerpted from the National Security Act, as amended. I was 'ordered' to report any inquiries of any kind, by anyone, to DoD relative to that case (patent). I've only had to do that one time in 20 years when a group of Isreali's, based in Philly, contacted me relative to undertaking collaboration on some 'project' in Haifa. I reported this as instructed and the group 'disappeared' shortly thereafter.