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, September 26, 2021

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Turkish F-4s:

The Rhino is my favorite jet fighter.


Stewart Dean said...

Leading edge flaps!

Tod Germanica said...

It looks like a beast, just like it performed. Ugly, angular, purposeful, effective. A fast moving, kludgy bomb and missile truck just when it was needed.

seafury said...

My cousin flew Phantoms after a tour as a BN on A6's ( same squadron as Steven Koontz of Flight of the intruder fame) He was able to attend flight school, and got the phantom. If memory serves, he Flew off the Enterprise on his first tour, and off the Forrestal on his second. I remember a patch on his flight jacket " Better a sister in a whorehouse than a brother in F14"s". Always had a soft spot for the phantom. Perhaps old NFO can chime in.

JustMusing said...

Fixed a few of those in country and out. "Double" uglies were always a welcome sight.

Unknown said...

They look a bit reluctant to leave the ground though...

dinthebeast said...

I thought that they had one mounted at the gate to the Alameda Naval Air Station, where I used to work for a while, but a quick search reveals that it was probably an A4.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Old NFO said...

At least he had his gear down, just in case... :-)

J4rh34d said...

I recall watching takeoffs from Da Nang heading North at night on full afterburner to get out of small arms range. Nothing but two bright, loud flames. I looked at them with my dominant eye closed.

A platoon's worth of Marines who'd been in-country for several months were pulled from patrol duty in Apache Territory for 3 weeks in September, 1966, to provide security and as a break from sleeping in the sand. We even got a 4-hour liberty to go to the PX. My security bunker was just at the North end. Front row seat. K-9s were between us and the perimeter wire.

DTWND said...

Worked at Houston ARTCC in the early 80’s thru 89. Bergstrom AFB (now Austin-Begstrom INTL) had RF4’s based there and they’d quite often be returning to base with some sort of problem. Hydraulics, single engine, smoking, etc. But they were still flying those 30+ year old airframes and they kept bringing the crews back. Color me impressed.