"Pardo's Push."

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posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 01:52 AM
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I stumbled across this one on Facebook, no less.

I thought you might enjoy it.

Pardo's Push




posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 05:20 AM
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The video is about Pardo's Push which was an aviation maneuver carried out by Captain Bob Pardo in order to move his wingman's badly damaged F-4 Phantom II to friendly air space during the Vietnam War after they were hit by anti aircraft guns.

Some very risky maneuvers were attempted that day which resulted in saving his fellow pilots. After, (nearly 20 years later) he recieved the Silver Star.

Vid is only 4 mins long, but very interesting.



posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 06:31 AM
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Wow....Jets can be replaced....Good Pilots not so much....well done Pardo.


Starred...



posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 11:22 AM
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What struck me about it was the attitude of the pilots of that era.

With so many shot down over the north, they held each other as much more important than their planes.

I'm betting that "move" wouldn't be part of any pilot training regimen, these days. Probably more like a general court martial for even attempting it!!

Scarcity of pilots then, scarcity of planes/cost now.

A different breed of cat....



posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by nwtrucker
reply to post by Soloprotocol
 

I'm betting that "move" wouldn't be part of any pilot training regimen, these days. Probably more like a general court martial for even attempting it!!


They tried. There was even a team sent out to several bases deconstructing the incident and discouraging/disparaging it in no uncertain terms. He was brought up on charges, but they were dropped before a courtmartial could be convened.



posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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My hero....Pardo...he was a "gunfighter"...they finally put a bullitt shooting pod on the Phantoms, the next week 3 migs were shot down with m-60"shooting 20 mm ...electric primered ammo. In '72 I became a "gunfighter", fb-111-f's after the F-4's



posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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You would know about the legend of an F111 landing with a dead pilot then?



posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 03:39 PM
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Dead pilot? Please share it....



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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The story goes an F111 which was hailed as a "flying computer" landed itself and taxied to a parking pad.when they opened the cockpit the pilot and co seater were deceased.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:09 PM
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Bravery ,skill, training and above all selflessness.

Respect.





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