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Tanker, Posit?

By lex, on July 2nd, 2010

Oh, just droning along up there:

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Bones to the Boneyard

By lex, on June 24th, 2010

An ignoble end to a long-range trashauler:

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QOTD

By lex, on May 19th, 2010

You seldom think of aerial combat — getting shot at — as fun,” (USAF Colonel Bud Mahurin) said, “but it’s a lot of fun if you’re doing the shooting.”

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Vegas, baby

Posted by Lex, on March 14th, 2008

Gambling, live shows, dancing girls, night clubs.

Predator pilots *.

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On turning 71…

Happy birthday to the US Air Force.

71 years young today.

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Structural failure?

Posted November 13th, 2007 by lex

The USAF red-striped (grounded) its F-15 force in the wake of the 2 November crash we amature(ish) crash investigators discussed earlier in the month, citing concerns about possible “structural failure.” Given what I could make out of the crash site, the theory seemed bizarre to me – while things that break off in flight do tend to flutter to ground with little forward velocity, they also typically result in a fairly wide dispersion of parts.  The grainy image capture I extracted from online video clearly showed the wingline, empennage and tail of a stricken Eagle, and there was enough debris forward of the wing to suggest the outline of a burned fuselage and nose section.

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Calling all amateur crash investigators

Posted by Lex, on November 2, 2007

So, looking at the picture below, what can you tell the board about that F-15 that crashed in Missouri?

A pilot was able to eject himself before his F-15 Air National Guard jet crashed Friday morning in the Mark Twain National Forest.  An air ambulance took the pilot to a hospital in St. Louis, where a spokeswoman says his injuries are not life threatening.   His name and rank were not immediately released…

The cause and other details of the crash are not available.  Law enforcement and military agencies secured the scene.  The governor’s office said the Air Force is investigating the crash.

 

09-16-2018 Lex had a picture at the bottom which the Wayback Machine did not save – Ed.

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