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

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

F-86 at an airshow.


Tod Germanica said...

I remember when a civilian F-86 smashed into an ice cream shop in Sacramento in the 1970s. Pulled too much pitch and could not climb. Many kids and parents perished in flames. Pilot survived.
Also first plane to break the 'sound barrier' flown by hero George Welsh. Credit always goes to some other pilot, I forget the name. Because it was not in level flight; F-86 capabilities were top secret; and Welsh was a civilian and not Air Force with lots of top brass, good ole boy fishin' an' huntin' cronies like the Air Force pilot was who is always credited.

seafury said...

That looks like Paul Keppler based at KUES ( Waukesha WI), not far from my home plate. I believe George Welch (not Welsh) was killed in an F-86A that encountered structural problems. The crash caused a redesign of the tail. As they say, never fly the A model of anything.

Tod Germanica said...

Thanks for the name correction. I was unsure and tried to check it (from my own blog!) but weak Mexican WiFi foiled me.
It was an early F-100 Hun that killed Welch, the one with the short fin. Ironically the famously litigious 'right stuff' pilot from Norcal lazily commanded a perfected Hun unit.
I saw Huns at Phan Rang at least as late as 1970. First Wild Weasel/Iron Hand aircraft. 1st in, last out.