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, May 14, 2017

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise


A lot of those early-generation jet fighters were ground loving hogs on the runway. An old AF F-86 pilot, who had been based in Florida, once told me that on a hot day, he regarded an 8,000' runway as marginal. But those guys were taking off with an airplane that had guns, ammunition and drop tanks.


deadstick said...

"ground loving hogs "

Just ask Farrell's...;-(

Tod Germanica said...

Yep, here in Sacramento in '72 a Canadian ex-military Sabre's pilot held too much pitch on takeoff and ran off the runway into an ice cream shop killing 22 and injuring 28, many of them children. Of course you could ask why an ice cream shop was just beyond a busy runway. The F-84 was even more of a ground loving sled on takeoff.

Comrade Misfit said...

Holding too much pitch on the takeoff roll is the sign of a prop pilot. Might gt away with that on a straight-wing jet like an A-10 or a Citation, dunno.

LRod said...

@Tod Germanica,

The late Jeff Ethel, he of many airplane POV videos, reported in his P-47 shoot that one needed to tightly manage the over-the-fence speed in the Jug, as it would easily land long. He related one wag's thought, "if you could build a runway around the world, Republic could build an airplane that used all of it."

ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired

3383 said...

LRod- Oscar Brand records the Republic F-84 is a "ground loving whore", so I guess Republic had more than one.

CenterPuke88 said...

3383, an insult to whores. They are all pretty good at getting things up.