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

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

The A3D "Whale":

6 comments:

mikey said...

Doesn't really look like it wants to fly..

Old NFO said...

Van Nuys is hot... This video was taken in the middle of the summer, and it didn't want to fly...LOL

bearsense said...

A Navy friend once told me that A3D stood for "All Three Dead."

bearsense said...

A Navy friend once told me that A3D stood for "All Three Dead."

Nangleator said...

No ejection seats. Carrier operations. Holy shit.

BadTux said...

Yeah, Mikey, Whales were rather famous in the Navy for not wanting to fly. Once they were retired as active duty bomber jets because they killed so many Navy pilots, they were refitted as intelligence platforms. They killed a number of people in that duty too. Terrible plane, and there was a great cheer when it was finally retired from active duty.