Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

F-86 takeoff:



The early jets were ground-loving sons-of-bitches. I got to talk to a man who was an AF F-86 pilot, he told me that getting a fully-loaded one off the runway, especially in Florida, was a combination of skill and luck.

2 comments:

Nangleator said...

I'm an air combat sim fan, and I know why there hasn't been a fun simulation of the air war in Korea. It's because it wasn't fun. Up in the thin air, against an opponent with slightly better performance numbers, no missiles, short legs... It must have been like a sword fight on a tight wire. Incredibly tense, yet with the overriding need to act very slowly.

Old NFO said...

Yep, those old Canannular motors just 'didn't' have a lot of power...