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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Mayfly » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:47 pm

MOD wrote:Funny seeing MW without a moustache but with a few extra pounds.

I have supported XH558 since she was with the VDF but if someone had said let's get Lusty Lindy flying (for example) I would have been even poorer than I am today!!!

imho the Victor is the most photogenic aircraft ever. The SR71 is awesome but damn near impossible to photograph (well). I like the stories from Nellis and GW1 when a lot of Yanks, who saw the Victor for the first time, couldn't believe that it was over 40 years old..

Don't you just love what the 'Cold War' did for UK military aviation?

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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Dan4th » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:04 pm

Thought you might like this::::::::::::::::::::::::



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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:25 pm

Thanks Mate, we nearly ducked! :))
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Nickolas » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:56 pm

Well I didn't duck and my house is still here............... =)) =)) =))

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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Jigsaw » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:38 pm

That was brilliant :ymapplause: Cheers D4th :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Olicat » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:34 pm

More maneuverable than the F-22 IMO

Fly fast jets and/or C130s over my house please, I'm bored!

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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Aceyone » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:40 am

I know comparisons are difficult but some of those manoeuvres are outrageous :ymapplause: I still believe that when push comes to shove it's the country that can afford to train intensively using lots of live ordnance will out perform it's adversaries ,which means imho that the USA with their vast wealth will pound for pound have the best trained pilots ¬
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Olicat » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:49 pm

Well, all you've got to do to beat the F-22 is climb! Eventually the F-22 pilot would get hypoxia!
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:50 pm

Olicat wrote:Well, all you've got to do to beat the F-22 is climb! Eventually the F-22 pilot would get hypoxia!




I think you'll find they've sorted the OBOGS problem! ;)
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Olicat » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:04 pm

That's what you think!






On a serious note: Have they? I haven't been following the story recently
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:43 pm

Olicat wrote:That's what you think!






On a serious note: Have they? I haven't been following the story recently




Try typing something in to your search engine if you have a moment in between looking in the mirror and preaning! :p
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Ducati Boy » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:38 pm

Aceyone wrote:I know comparisons are difficult but some of those manoeuvres are outrageous :ymapplause: I still believe that when push comes to shove it's the country that can afford to train intensively using lots of live ordnance will out perform it's adversaries ,which means imho that the USA with their vast wealth will pound for pound have the best trained pilots ¬


Ahh yes, US has money and equipment, but our chaps are British and we save vast amounts by only shooting at our enemies and usually hitting them. :D =))
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Aceyone » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:28 pm

Ducati Boy wrote:
Aceyone wrote:I know comparisons are difficult but some of those manoeuvres are outrageous :ymapplause: I still believe that when push comes to shove it's the country that can afford to train intensively using lots of live ordnance will out perform it's adversaries ,which means imho that the USA with their vast wealth will pound for pound have the best trained pilots ¬


Ahh yes, US has money and equipment, but our chaps are British and we save vast amounts by only shooting at our enemies and usually hitting them. :D =))


Ooh contentious ;) over to you Dan4th :p
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Dan4th » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:55 pm

Pat has said these things before, and
perhaps I'm getting used to it......

In this case, I think his comment is
out of place.

In addition, you Brits sometimes
seem to think we are rich here in
the US, but we have the same
economic difficulties that you are
having these days.....

I fail to see, however, the connection
between fixing the Raptor's Oxygen
problems and Friendly Fire.....

Perhaps Mister Bowyer can explain,
as I have great respect for his opinions....

And That's the Truth!

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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Aceyone » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:37 pm

Dan4th,I don't think that simply being " rich " is the difference,I think it's more the commitment to it's armed forces that sets your country apart from most,the USA has always believed in a strong and well equipped defensive force and is willing to pay for it !
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Dan4th » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Well, they're coming up for some serious
cuts in their funding, and one problem is
that Congress wants to dictate where the
cuts will be made rather than letting the
various service branches decide themselves.....

Doesn't make a lot of sense to me......

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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Aceyone » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:33 pm

Well that'e the same predicament we have /had in this country,the top brass of all three services don't want any cuts and you have a Parliament that can only see things in terms of savings in the short term,our own defences are a bit of a mess due to the misguided muddling of various politicians and Defence Secretaries .Consider the Harrier,scrapped well before it's time and no immediate replacement,an ongoing fiasco over the F35,the list goes on ! nevertheless I still think when your Congress has pulled apart your services will still be strong, well trained and better equipped than any comparable country !
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Dan4th » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:24 pm

This popped-up today and is worth the watch:::::::::::



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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Ducati Boy » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:05 pm

Dan4th wrote:Pat has said these things before, and
perhaps I'm getting used to it......

In this case, I think his comment is
out of place.

In addition, you Brits sometimes
seem to think we are rich here in
the US, but we have the same
economic difficulties that you are
having these days.....

I fail to see, however, the connection
between fixing the Raptor's Oxygen
problems and Friendly Fire.....

Perhaps Mister Bowyer can explain,
as I have great respect for his opinions....

And That's the Truth!

Danf.


Hi D4th,

Sorry mate, got diverted from the Raptor O2 issue by financial cosiderations and pilot training stuff raised by others. Apologies for going off topic.

Friendly fire, no such thing, all the ones that came my way were decidedly unfriendly. :-o

Reference my wee quip about our pilots shooting ability saving costs, thats a spot of very British humour don't you know. :D Good natured barracking or what I believe you folks in the colonial regions call joshing. :p Not intended as an insult to the US Armed Forces pilots at all. I have to admit US pilots gunnery is exemplary, they rarely miss what they aim at. :ymapplause: However, their identification of enemy from friends has on occasion raised an eyebrow and caused a head or two to duck among their allies :( .

My dad who fought next to the US Army in N.Africa used to say, "When the Germans fired, we Brits ducked, when we fired the Germans ducked and when the Yanks fired everybody ducked" :ymdevil: =)) =)) =)) =))
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:01 pm

That's okay, Pat, but at least the Germans
didn't duck TOO often :p

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And I sometimes have my doubts about THEE!"


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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Ducati Boy » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:47 pm

Dan4th wrote:That's okay, Pat, but at least the Germans
didn't duck TOO often :p

"No one's perfect but for Me and Thee....

And I sometimes have my doubts about THEE!"


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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby MOD » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:49 pm

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This was one of the 111Sqn Black Arrows. Seen here in 1991 (BTW anyone know who the pilots were back then)? NB the Matt Black paint job..

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Neil McCarthy of Hunter Flight Academy in Hawker Hunter T7A WV318 "Firefox" in 2012. Great in cockpit video.. ;)




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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby Cluny » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:20 pm

Doubt that was 2010 Ian , Neil only flew her for the first time this year ;)
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Re: The best of Aviation YouTube

Postby MOD » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:25 pm

Cluny wrote:Doubt that was 2010 Ian , Neil only flew her for the first time this year ;)


Yeah as the vid says 2012. Sorry for the typo!!! How about answering the question? :p

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