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Bob.W



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: f/a-37 Reply with quote

Many of you have probably already seen this,but for those of you who didn't...

The 'Air Vehicle Number 1' (a prototype) on board the USS George Washington
CVN-73 for catapult fit checks. Not exactly Top Secret, but not yet made public.
It will be known as the F/A-37. Although specs are classified, it is believed to be Mach 3.5 (top speed in the
Mach 4 range), super-cruise stealth fighter/bomber/interceptor with approximately a 4,000nm
range. Awesome!
Check out the Navy test pilot in the cockpit of the F/A-37...LT Kara Wade







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melnato



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice try Bob Very Happy

Its a prop from a new movie....ha ha.

Have a close look at the sheet metal and gaps in the fuselage...it would disintegrate before it even got to Mach 1... Very Happy

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warvet



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I've seen everything LOL Bob Twisted Evil Um that pilot looks curiously like ummm hmmmmm ermm ehmmmmmmm Shocked JESSICA BIEL Cool perhaps! Im still laughing thinking that your trying to pull the wool over our eyes Very Happy

Tim
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brissydave



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was an f-18 mockup made of mdf but it rained that morning.
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Bob.W



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil Twisted Evil LoL ,I never said it was real,just cool that all Wink
I really wasn't trying to fool anyone here,besides i know your smarter then that,And yes, I knew it's wasn't real,i'm not that stupid. If you look at pic 1 (righthand side) and pic 2 (bottom)you can actually see the camera and operator.

It was sent to me along with the boeing "wing" plane in a e-mail from a friend of mine. Just thought it would be "fun" to show here and get a kick out of it.
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warvet



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We know Bob were just blasting your horn lol Very Happy But if ya want a real life shot here is a shot taken yesterday in gulf of my youngest son on his 3rd deployment USN Aircraft carrier next to a V-22 Osprey. He told me this is the most unstable scariest landing aircraft in the world that he lands on his carrier Smile


Tim
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brissydave



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats yellow shirt mean?...lunch boy or something isnt it?

(dont hurt me please)
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warvet



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LoL Very Happy @ Dave it means he's a Flight Deck Operations Officer in charge of recovery (Landing) and takeoff. yellow shirt is Air operations on a carrier deck.
On the Flight Deck the crew wear a variety of brightly colored shirts. Here is who they are and what they do:

Yellow Shirts: Flight Deck Officers and Plane Directors.
These are the only people on the flight deck authorized to move aircraft, or to give hand signals regarding taxiing the a/c, or moving it.
Blue Shirts: Flight deck crew, always work under the direction of a Yellow Shirt Director as part of a designated crew. Plane pushers/handlers; chock planes, push planes, scrub the decks, and do all the tough jobs on the flight and hangar decks.
Green Shirts: Catapult and Arresting Gear people. Operate, and maintain the Catapults and Arresting Gear. Squadron Aircraft Maintenance people also were green. Brown Shirts: Squadron personnel, in particular Plane Captains. (No ship's company wear brown shirts.)
Red Shirts: Aviation ordnance crews. Load and "arm" those weapons on the aircraft. Sometimes referred to as "BB Stackers", or "Ordies". Purple shirts: Aviation fuels people. Referred to as "Grapes". Gas aircraft. Operate & maintain carrier avgas/jet fuel/ av lube oil systems.
Checker shirts: Squadron maintenance Quality Control people. Responsible for final overall checks of a/c readiness before launch. White shirts: Mail and people handlers for carrier on board delivery (COD).
White shirts with a Red Cross: Medical corpsmen assigned to flight deck during flight quarters. White shirts with a Red Cross are part of the crash crew.

Tim
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mauriceb



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim,

You forgot two:

" Yellow Bellies " They are in charge of the flight simulators and they make sure they stay firmly attached to the ground when there is a draft from an open door somewhere.

" Pink Bellies ' These are the would be pilots with distended beer bellies (they turn pink) from the hours sitting & drinking in the simulator while pretending they are long haul real pilots.

Glad to see your son did not follow his father's footsteps Twisted Evil Laughing

Maurice
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Tomlin



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim,

Im proud for ya! Good on him, and on you! Seeing him there makes me smile on your behalf.
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A320East



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shot Tim,

One I'm sure that makes a lot of us here proud on your behalf, like Tomlin said.

Please let your son know what he does is appreciated.
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Garys



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a nice pic of your son saying WHY OH WHY DID YOU BUILD AN AIRBUS Smile

Gary
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Bob.W



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the really cool pic Tim Smile
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brissydave



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gary you too funny Very Happy

yep nice pic tim, well done mate.

im a pink belly.
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warvet



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahahhaha thats funny why did you build an airbus LOL I thought it was him saying Dad honest Rolling Eyes the fish was this big but they wouldnt let me bring it on board without proper clearance Smile Embarassed

Seriously thanx guys for kind words my Son says its comments like those that keep them doing what they do in a motivated way.

Tim
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