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Old 01-12-2012, 12:52 AM   #626
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #627
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Down here in Raptor land, Tyndall AFB for a few weeks. All I can say is damn, the F22 is one bad-ass fighter, both in performance and looks. It shows just how small our Air Force is when you look down the line and see over 30 Raptors. Every takeoff is unrestriced to 23k, without A/B power, just incredible. I'll see if I can take some pics without getting shot, MP's are EVERYWHERE.
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belka, you know what needs to be done Just don't get caught haha.

A U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35 Lightning II aircraft is escorted by two USMC F/A-18 Hornets as it flies toward Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11, 2012. The USMC's Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VFMAT) 501 received two F-35s.

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Old 01-15-2012, 01:33 PM   #632
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Not really aircraft related but thought I'd post this here. It will be interesting to see what kind of stupid sappy Hollywood spin they put on a very dark, grim, and politically incorrect "industry". Definitely doesn't look low budget and they obviously had a good technical adviser, it'll be worth a watch.

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:36 PM   #634
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RCAF has opened up 80 DEO slots this year. There are now over 1000 applicants. Fingers crossed I'm in the top 8%...

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That movie def has potential jd, like you see. Hopefully the "hollywood" spin to it doesn't wreck it too much.

Good luck man, when'll you know? April'ish I guess?
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Good luck man, when'll you know? April'ish I guess?
They're so desperate for guys they're pre-processing pilots right now, early. Things could happen fast. They need pilots so badly they're foregoing second language training and sending people right on to course. So if I'm ever going to get in it will be now. I have my backups in place should things not go my way.

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They need pilots so badly they're foregoing second language training
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Hahah, how ironic if you got on course before me... Or if you were at BMOQ this summer same time as me haha.

Second language training for me will probably just consist of a couple hours haha.
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Hahah, how ironic if you got on course before me... Or if you were at BMOQ this summer same time as me haha.

Second language training for me will probably just consist of a couple hours haha.
Not likely. They called me yesterday to inform me that they were now pre-processing applications for DEO Pilot. Yay right? I was then informed that to have my file reopened (it was closed in late October against my wishes but I was assured it would be re-opened when positions were available again) I would have to resubmit an entirely new application. New references, all my employment info, have a new background check done, a new and FOURTH INTERVIEW.... basically starting from absolute scratch with the exception of having to redo the aptitude test. So here I was ahead of the game and had everything in order to be one of the first processed, and instead the Canadian Forces drops the most unbelievable FAIL I've heard in a long time. More than two years was just tossed out the window.

Canadian Forces.....


If this is really true looks like I'm going to the US.

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Not likely. They called me yesterday to inform me that they were now pre-processing applications for DEO Pilot. Yay right? I was then informed that to have my file reopened (it was closed in late October against my wishes but I was assured it would be re-opened when positions were available again) I would have to resubmit an entirely new application. New references, all my employment info, have a new background check done, a new and FOURTH INTERVIEW.... basically starting from absolute scratch with the exception of having to redo the aptitude test. So here I was ahead of the game and had everything in order to be one of the first processed, and instead the Canadian Forces drops the most unbelievable FAIL I've heard in a long time. More than two years was just tossed out the window.

Canadian Forces.....


If this is really true looks like I'm going to the US.
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Jesus, that's brutal... Sorry to hear man.
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Application(s) are now processing in the US but I won't hear back until late spring, so I guess I'll resubmit with the CF again and maybe I'll have a choice come May/June. Not to be a dick but my new references will consist of past and present fighter pilots, an F18 sim instructor, and possibly an astronaut. We'll see how the recruiting office like's that





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Some F35 news:

Joint Strike Fighter may miss acceleration goal

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Wednesday Jan 18, 2012

The F-35 Lightning II's transonic acceleration may not meet the requirements originally set forth for the program, a top Lockheed Martin official said.

"Based on the original spec, all three of the airplanes are challenged by that spec," said Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin's program manager for the F-35. "The cross-sectional area of the airplane with the internal weapons bays is quite a bit bigger than the airplanes we're replacing."

The sharp rise in wave drag at speeds between Mach 0.8 and Mach 1.2 is one of the most challenging areas for engineers to conquer. And the F-35's relatively large cross-sectional area means, that as a simple matter of physics, the jet can't quite match its predecessors.

"We're dealing with the laws of physics. You have an airplane that's a certain size, you have a wing that's a certain size, you have an engine that's a certain size, and that basically determines your acceleration characteristics," Burbage said. "I think the biggest question is: are the acceleration characteristics of the airplane operationally suitable?"

A recent report by the Defense Department's top tester, J. Michael Gilmore, says that the Navy's F-35C model aircraft, which has larger wing and tail surfaces, is not meeting requirements for acceleration.

The report doesn't say whether the F-35A and F-35B have hit similar snags.

Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the Teal Group, Fairfax, Va., said that the revelation was not particularly surprising.

"It's a strike fighter,” Aboulafia said. "It's not an interceptor; it's not an F-22."

Aboulafia said it was unclear whether additional engine power could boost acceleration in the difficult transonic regime. So far, doubts about the aircraft's aerodynamic performance haven't diminished Lockheed Martin's sales prospects, he said.

The F-35 transonic acceleration specifications were written based on clean-configuration F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Hornet fighter, Burbage said.

But unlike the Hornet or the F-16, the F-35 has the same configuration unloaded as it does loaded with weapons and fuel, Burbage said. When an F/A-18 or F-16 is encumbered with weapons, pylons, and fuel tanks, those jets are robbed of much of their performance.

"What is different is that this airplane has accelerational characteristics with a combat load that no other airplane has, because we carry a combat load internally," Burbage said, the F-22 Raptor notwithstanding.

Even fully loaded, the F-35's performance doesn’t change from its unencumbered configuration, he said.

In the high subsonic range between Mach 0.6 to Mach 0.9 where the majority of air combat occurs, the F-35's acceleration is better than almost anything flying.

Thus far, Lockheed Martin has not had issues with the plane's acceleration, Burbage said. There are top-level Key Performance Parameters from which lower-level detailed engineering specification are derived and Lockheed Martin's job is to meet as many of those specifications as possible within the laws of physics, he said. Discussions are underway about if those original specifications are relevant given the jet's acceleration in a combat configuration, Burbage added.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Smith, director of operations at the 58th Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and F-35 test pilot, said that flying the aircraft is a thrilling experience.

"I can't even explain the adrenaline rush you get when you light the afterburner on that thing," Smith said. "The acceleration is much better than an F-16."

But the F-35's aerodynamic performance is not what makes the jet special, Smith said. The F-35 powerful sensors and data-links and how that information is fused into a single coherent and easy to use display are what will make the jet an effective warplane.

Burbage added that while the F-35 is designed as a supersonic fighter, it's not optimized for the extremely high supersonic speeds that the Raptor was designed to operate at.

"This is not a supercruising airplane like the F-22," Burbage said.



Lightning II strikes at night

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The first night flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Program was completed Jan. 18, 2012, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The mission consisted of a series of straight-in approaches in twilight and darkness. The pilot also performed an evaluation of the F-35's cockpit lighting. The testing will clear the way for night refueling and formation testing later this year.



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