Discussion in 'Military Aviation in General' started by Gatordev, Jan 29, 2012.
NASM Udvar-Hazey has the other Gypsy MiG killer re-encarnated as a VF-31 Delta.
Interesting question...anyone know anyone on here who might have flown a T-28 and a Corsair/Hellcat?
Got that one too and it's in a hell of a lot better shape.
Approaching airshow center from this mornings 4 plane fly-by:
This might belong in the stupid questions thread, mods please move if appropriate.
I assume that those clown jets are all flown by the IPs. If that's the case... Then...I remember a thread some time back about squadrons having trouble finding flight hours for incentive/job-well-done flights for the enlisted types. Wouldn't this type of flight be a good way to provide those flights??
I'm sure this idea has been floated and shot down. Just wondering why.
Edit: No doubt getting the guys/gals the requisite seat training is a big part of it.
From where? There are ZERO enlisted sailors in VT land. And not all clown jets are flown by IPs, they are also flown by SNAs.
I was not aware that there were no enlisted in the VTs.
I figured they wouldn't let SNAs do airshow flights. Guess that's what I get for assuming.
I doubt they would have a stud do an airshow flyby but I think what ea6b meant was that studs do fly syllabus flights in the t-45. It is true that vt squadrons are basically entirely staffed by contract civilians for things like maintenance and admin
Yup. Only IPs are allowed to do airshow flybys. There may be a student in the jet, but the IP will be flying when the flyby occurs.
When did they get all the extra aircraft shelters?
From the ground for the fly-by:
They put them up last summer.
Nice flyby pics!
I don't think I worded my original question very well. I understand that those are TRACOM birds. I just figured that with IP's doing the flying and an empty back seat that it could be a great opportunity for the incentive/job-well-done flights. However I was not aware that all maintenance in the VTs is contract.
I'll see about posting a few of my photos later, just got home about 2 hours ago.
I know in HS when we do a good deal flight for a reenlistment, etc., we are not allowed to do anything else besides single-ship pattern stuff ( no autos) and some scenic flying. The last thing you need if something bad happened and then trying to defend flying a non-pilot in the cockpit hen you had a bird strike, hard landing, etc. To the mishap board.
Which aircraft are you flying Bunk?
Makes sense. Thanks for the answer.
T-45 herd go? NICE! Coolest thing I've seen the clownjet do I think
Back in my day, the CO could authorize a non-pilot/enlisted to fly in the back seat of a 2-seat jet, provided they were physiologically qualified (for jets, altitude chamber & "OMIAS" card for ejection seat trainer). If an incident/accident happened to occur, there would be no need to justify the presence of the authorized non-pilot passenger to the mishap board. Justifying other actions which may have contributed to an incident/mishap, is another matter.
I would gladly volunteer and sign whatever waiver was required!
A few more.
unfortunate product placement.....
Section go's from parallels?
Lovin me some P-38.
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