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 9, 2016

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

First flight of a restored F-104:


hans said...

the old man would look at 104s and say 'just 'cause you can do a thing, doesn't mean you should do it'

Robert Fowler said...

The plane that almost killed Chuck Yeager.

BadTux said...

Pretty lawn dart.

The German joke about the F-104 was, "How do you get your hands on a Starfighter? Buy a field – and wait.”

dinthebeast said...

Robert Calvert made an album in 1974 called Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters, about the Germans buying F-104s and making fun of them for doing so. I always wondered whether he really meant the satire, and apparently he did.


-Doug in Oakland

deadstick said...

RF, that airplane was nowhere near the operational domain of the F-104...it was fitted with a rocket engine and an RCS, and meant to go clean out of the atmosphere for astronaut training.

Comrade Misfit said...

Definition of an optimist: A Luftwaffe Starfighter pilot who quit smoking.

LRod said...

Man, those J-79s were smoky. No point in stealth with those. And the F4 used TWO of them!

ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired