Probably a malfunction or some kind of accident. Poor Bugger pilot. Even if he gets the blame and it ends his AirNG career, at least NO ONE was
And thank god they were not explosive 20mm rounds....they would have ripped that school apart.
Never heard of sort of thing before. But....
In the 1970s a Royal Australian Air Force Mirage III was on a live fire excericse of the East coast of Australia, the target a ship sized outcrop of
rock the military had been using as a target for decades. The supersonic Mirage had only recently entered service.
As he made his low level firing run, a 20mm cannon round richocetted off a rock on the target and came back at him on such an angle that it ripped
into the intake and took out the Adour jet engine of his fighter. the pilot was forced to eject due to the damage.
Needless to say the RAAF re-wrote the live fire manual for the Mirage.
This is for a lighter moment of a serious area. We need lighter moments folks so please indulge and forgive.
Pilots are in trouble in Aussie at the moment. At a recent major tourism sporting event, the Gold Coast Indy Car series, the Australian Army was
tasked to do a PR opportunity, at least one UH-1 Iroquois flying around the circuit to entertain the crowds before the race.
Gold Coast is a resort strip on the Queensland/New South Wales Border. I suppose think Spanish Beach resort, Cancun...places like that. Early summer,
Indy cars, beaches, babes, beer (on the ground) and young men with testosterone and other hormones. Throw in a typical Aussie "WTF This is fun"
attitude. Kids in a candy store
As the helecopter flew around the course, waving for the folks and the THOUSANDS of cameras, the boys noticed a lot of the girls on the balconies of
the hotels and down on the course and the beaches waving...........
......and the crew chief produced a sign, like a grinning funlover idiot he was, stating "show us yer T**S" and got plenty of favourable
unfortunately a handful negative ones to boot. And it made the National News as they flew past a networks sports TV camera.
Needless to say thier superiors were not impressed (been there, done that, but not on duty and not on NATIONAL TV) and the crew were grounded, faced a
discipline hearing and all had black marks put on thier records for it.
Please see the lighter side of this, demonstrates our guys ARE human, and otherwise professionals.