Words of Advice:

"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 7, 2019

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Hessian mercenaries try for a little bit of shock and awe:

(It's a German F-4.)


DTWND said...

In the mid-to-late 80's, the Air Force flew RF-4s out of Bergstrom AFB in Austin. We'd give them a block altitude of FL410-510 so that the pilots could get their aircraft up to Mach2. About 60% of the time an emergency was declared (usually hydraulic failure) on the return to base. Seeing as these were 25-30 year old aircraft, we didn't think it was unusual.


J4rh34d said...

In 1985, we were returning to Portlan on a road trip and stopped in Klamath Falls on the Fourth. We joined the crowd on the shore of Klamath Lake for the fireworks display. At dusk, I spied two smoke smudges to the Northwest. I nudged my spouse and said "Watch this." Just as the pair of F-4s from Kingsley Field passed at low level overhead, they lit their afterburners. Boom!

0_0 said...

Best Plane.
Was surprised to see the tailhooks.

ac2usn said...

The USN USMC types the tail hooks are standard. The USAF types also had tail hooks. The USAF bases installed arresting systems as a hedge against brake failure long landing and parachute fouling.