Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by OscarMyers, Apr 6, 2012.
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Not to sidebar, any guesses as to how long this will take to cue up the Cecil Field vs. Oceana debate...
Ot how long it takes to start comparing it to the 101 mishap, and how this is becoming a trend which is somehow our problem to fix.
Clip of a news conference from earlier today:
Does anybody know if this is any of the developments that were encroaching on or near the safety areas? I recall some years back the Navy threatening to beat feet if the city kept building to close to base.
Bases don't go on "lock down" (whatever that means) after a mishap.
Talking to my buddy from -106 today, they did. Maybe not the base, but their squadron was after a bit.
Also, common misconception: You don't dump fuel to lessen the fire danger. It's a gross weight issue.
I like how in the CNN article, some guy claims he heard the commotion, rushed to the scene, and found a pilot still strapped to his seat....silly excited bystander with a faulty memory?
Yeah, I think you just made my point.
rivercity? is that an app on a IPhone?
there's no rivercity "switch" for a physical squadron building like there is for a ship.
Which ones would those be? Perhaps the 300 strip malls, or 5000 apartment complexes, or even the eleventy billion homes that start one mile from the runway in all directions, and end at the beach? I am not familiar with the safety areas, so I can't say for sure....
In general it seemed that everytime they would announce to set "rivercity" on the carrier it was followed a bit after by the CO talking about an aircraft incident. I completely understand why they do this though, last thing I would want is someones wife/husband finding out via email of something happening to her/his husband/wife.
The only time I have flown into Oceana was at night on a BINGO profile from USS Ship. I aimed for the dark spot. Eventually a runway appeared. I am guessing Miramar is the same way.
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Probably still connected to the seat pan, they just didn't know the difference. You only get a couple of swings in the chute (if that) at low alt. Not much time for those IROK procedures.
Miramar was a little better. Basically clear completely to the east, but with a ton of development to the west. This scenario would have been just as ugly there, though you had a few more options in and around the pattern there if you weren't going to make it to the beach. That and as a rule, we took problem aircraft that needed traps back for the NZY RWY 36 straight in, which kept you completely over-water the entire time.
Sorry, I guess my sarcasm was muted
The Washington Post said it was two Navy pilots (one NFO, perhaps?) in an F/A-18D based at Oceana. Are there Ds in Norfolk? Sounded off.
The rag has D's for training. Could've been 2 pilots or a pilot and NFO.
Deltas are IPs in the back seat unless 106 does something 122 didn't. Glad everyone got out safe and so far no loss on the civilian side.
There are D's there. Also A's, B's and C's all at 106.
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