Lafayette plane crash

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  1. tigerpub

    tigerpub Founding Member

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    Just so I get the chance to say it. The A10 is the single greatest military aircraft ever. The thing is the baddest of the bad. I wish I could fly it. Since I can’t, I could watch it exercise all day everyday. Kudos to you and all those that pilot these mutha fletchers.
     
  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I thinks there's a video get where you fly all kinds of different aircraft. Been a long time since I've seen it so it's probably a lot more realistic now.
     
  3. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    Agree, the A-10 is a bad mofo.
     
  4. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    Yes the A-10 is about as bad as they come, but the SR-71 is the Ace of the base.... or is it the SR-72?
     
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    SR-71. I saw one on the ground. It's in front of sn aviation museum in Richmond. Totally badass plane but built for a completely different purpose than the Warthog. Like comparing apples to bowling balls.
     
  6. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    I used to watch them take off at sunset at kadena in Okinawa. Those things were like a rocket.
     
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  7. 65Grad

    65Grad Maturity is Overrated

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    My vote would have to go to the F-22 Raptor, just a beautiful airplane, looks the part of a futuristic fighter. I was the airfield manager at Dobbins ARB in Marietta, Georgia where Lockheed-Georgia is located. That's where it was built. Got to witness it's first flight up close. They gave all the attendees a really nice commemorative medal to celebrate the occasion.
     
  8. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    I saw the F-22 flight demo a few years ago. If they were testing it out in the dessert and the Area 51 stalkers saw it, I can understand how they might have thought it was a UFO. That thing defies physics.
     
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    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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  10. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I spent a few weeks in Virginia Beach in 2011. The hotel was very near the Ocean Naval Airbase. Planed practiced takeoffs and landings 24 hours a day. Mostly F-16's. The sound of one overhead blotted out everything. It even disrupted the cable for the time it was overhead. I remember trying to watch the NBA finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. I was annoyed but the disruptions while play was going on.

    I saw quite a few bumper stickers that said "That noise you here is the Sound of Freedom.
     

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