MIL my old squadron lost a jet yesterday...

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  1. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Man, that is horrible
     
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    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    just found out some info through a back channell.....i knew both the instructor and the pilot. the instructor actually winged me. i hate this shit.

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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    It never gets easy to get news like that. I lost a pilot I liked once in a mid-air over the North Sea. But it goes without saying, especially for pilots, that they died doing what they loved.
     
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    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060112/NEWS01/601120338/1006

    well they released the names, and as suspected there were no survivors.

    LT Jason Manse was the instructor who issued my checkride and gave me my first pair of wings. He was a dedicated Naval Flight Officer and husband. He was one of the nicest, most laid back instructors in the squadron and was well respected by the students. He had planned to become a dentist after his flying tour. My heart goes out to his family. RIP Lieutenant.
     
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    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    the Navy has dispatched a mishap investigation team. it's too early to tell what happened, but there are inherent risks with flying that type of profile. i flew many of those routes (quite possibly the one they were flying tuesday), and we flew them at 500 feet, 300-350 knots. the pilots are civilian contractors who are all ex-military pilots with thousands of hours - most were retired O-5s and O-6s.

    there are many things that could have gone wrong - from bad weather obscuring terrain, to mechanical malfunction, or birdstrikes. time will tell i guess. personally i am very interested in finding out the circumstances.
     
  7. Duncan

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    Big salute to the fallen aviators.

    Flying......not a risk free endeavor.
     
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    Thats sad to hear. I'm an AME so my primary job is safety of the aircrew. I've yet to experience one of my own go down but I was on the flight deck last decmeber when VFA-102 put a jet over the bow of the Kitty Hawk and those pilots were grateful to all ends towards their AME's that the ejection seats saved their lives. My condolences. :angel:
     
  10. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    Man, that sucks. :salute:
     

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