MIL Which OT'er had his sister ship's F-18's out here?

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  1. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

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    As I was waiting for my jet to land I watched one of your 18's come in and SLAMMED the runway, blowing out both main tires and skidding to a stop. It was one one the coolest things I've ever seen, and on top of that, they closed down the runway so my jet diverted and I had a light work load that night :bowdown:
     
  2. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    Not bad. I liked watching a Harrier come down with a hard landing and snapping the front strut or whatever it's called (it's been a while now). Nice little nose dive landing.
     
  3. insomnia

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    navy pilots landing on long runways = :bowrofl:

    of course I wouldn't want to see it the other way around though :rofl:
     
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    hows that one go? You'd think they'd enjoy the lesiurely approach as opposed to slamming down like a pepsi can with wings
     
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    His whole approach was all over the place, and when he touched down he slammed all 3 gear at once, blowing one main and I'm assuming spotting the other really badly, which blew a few seconds later.... he locked up the brakes and skidded for like 500 yards :rofl:

    when our 16's land they touch down the mains and keep the nose up high, like they are doing a wheelie. I doubt f-18's can do anything similar with the long fuselage and different gear setup :dunno:
     
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    :wavey:

    That would be me. He probably landed with the brakes on, but I'll try to get the whole story when they get back. Our guys don't 'flare' like the AF when landing because they're basically always practicing landing on the ship and it's sort of a violent act by design.
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    Just watching take off's and landings of carrier pilots makes my spinal column twitch.
     
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    never been on float :(
     
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    we had an F22 here the other day, I missed it landing but the damn thing did a damn near 90 degree up turn when he left, show off lol
     
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    you guys land with the brake on? :eek3:

    That's probably what happened, because the TA guys who were trying to tow it off the runway said the brakes were locked up. Several hours later when they towed it over we went and looked, they changed the tires but apparently took some brakes lines :hsugh:
     
  11. nietsni3

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    what is the chance to become a fighter pilot in the navy?
    any other type of pilot there? cargo pilot maybe?
     
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    i thought the navy pilots landed with full power so incase they miss a cable they can get turn around and try again
     
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    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    this was a runway, not a carrier. What he was saying is that they land as if hitting a deck, but of course don't drop their hook or kick up the engines.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You know you would do it too :rofl:
     
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    gotcha.
     
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    the way he said that I got the impression he'd seen it before... I haven't :o

    the TA guys said they were locked up when they got out there, but I'd guess they threw the parking brake on when it came to a stop. One popped on the initial contact with the ground and they probably spotted the shit out of another and it peeled apart.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    So was the plane's brakes locked up because it tried to land on a treadmill?

    So let me get this straight, the plane did not land?
     
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    it never would have flown in the first place
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    lies!
     
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    Not in normal practice but I've seen it happen on accident. We were down in Key West and one our guys blew a main tire on touchdown and the other side had a huge flat spot. He courageously tried to convince everyone he didn't have the brakes on when he landed but gave up eventually and admitted his mistake :mamoru:

    To clarify, yes they go to full power when landing on the ship, not on land, I was just saying they practice their approach to the ship on land but don't do the rest (ie hook down, full power), it's just training.
     

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