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, July 24, 2016

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Arresting gear tests.

Damn Zoomies sure do have a long rollout after they snag the wire.



deadstick said...

Looks more like admonishing than arresting...

BadTux said...

They didn't want to break their pointy-nosed little lawn dart, which wasn't designed to be rugged enough to regularly slam down onto a pitching deck and be hauled to a stop by a a tail hook.

Old NFO said...

And the whole USAF tailhook is about 1/4 the size of a Navy one... With correspondingly less strength.

Stewart Dean said...

Do the F=ma math. You Do Not Want To Stop Quickly

Comrade Misfit said...

You Do Not Want To Stop Quickly

Unless Option B is "going swimming".....

BadTux said...

Which of course is why the F-18 h as a big honkin' tailhook and corresponding reinforcements in its superstructure to deal with stopping quickly. 'Cause Navy airmen aren't fond of swimming :).