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Jet set for Reagan library event (F-14 will be exhibited)
Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/14/05 | Eric Leach

Posted on 08/14/2005 12:13:48 PM PDT by Mark

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To: valkyry
Something I understand even less, is why you have nothing better to do than follow me from thread to thread, attempting to get under my skin. I would guess that my humorous posts outnumber my serious posts by 10-to-1, but you wont find me allotting time to making snide remarks, and injecting them into conversations where I have not either been addressed or have nothing to add to the discussion beyond my own vitriol. Many folks tire of that kind of crap, and it is not abnormal to ask the moderators to ask the offender to refrain from posting to an individual. Happens all the time, so if you think there is something odd about it, again, you should take that up with the Moderators. People can have disagreements; I have more than most, but when the game is over, it should be over. Whatever your issue is with me, fine. Keep it, love it, live it. Just stop posting to me. If you don't, I am confident that the Moderators will ask you nice, and then if you don't stop, they will likely remove you. So, it is really up to you.
51 posted on 08/14/2005 7:38:16 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: F15Eagle
Thanks for the high-cover. It was the -N. Aggressors squadrons and TopGun instructors used them to simulate advanced enemy tactics.
52 posted on 08/14/2005 7:40:54 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Pukin Dog

That's what I was thinking. You realize I'm jealous as all get out, don'tcha know? LOL


53 posted on 08/14/2005 7:42:58 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle
Please don't be. While it was a fun career, it really doesn't do much to train you as a functional human being. To a man, the best flyers I knew, were also not the best people mankind had to offer, if you know what I mean?
54 posted on 08/14/2005 7:53:05 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Pukin Dog

Yeah, but it would be fun punching holes in the sky. And I'd love the catapult launch, but you can keep those carrier landings, LOL. That video from the EA-6B landing (bouncing) on the Nimitz back in the 80's was something else (I can't remember now if I saw the strike or just the aftermath).

From what I recall, the pilot had a bad cold and was on a lot of cold medicine. Tragic. At least that's the minimal information I read. I'd do the laundry and the dishes if she'd take me for a spin in her F-15E. Soon to be another bird. I remember when the Blue Angels were flying F-4's. I was riding my motorcycle as a kid when they came over a motorcycle park in Oklahoma. (more than a few years ago).

Cool. That was a great paint scheme on an F-4 Phantom II.

Too bad that Eagle-driver that just landed her spot on the Thunderbirds is married. I know the not-so-perfect guy for her, LOL. (why me of course!, hehe)


55 posted on 08/14/2005 8:01:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

Oops. Added that part "At least that's the minimal information I read. I'd do the laundry and the dishes if she'd take me for a spin in her F-15E." and it should have been after the lady who just got her slot in the Thunderbirds. PREVIEW FIRST!!! AAAAAARGH!!!


56 posted on 08/14/2005 8:05:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: Mark

Perhaps I missed it in the article, but how much was the government reimbursed for the plane, not to mention the expenditure to transfer it to the park?


58 posted on 08/14/2005 8:06:59 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: USNBandit
Max Trap 54,000lbs (unless you were on the U.S.S. America).

Let me take a guess ... the weight for trapping on the America was substantially lower because they were afraid that the aircraft would end up on the hanger deck without having to use the elevators, right?
59 posted on 08/14/2005 8:08:39 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: valkyry

I'm just a wannabe, LOL (little too late for that too) but PD's a good guy and I'm glad you're open to some friendly exchanges. Lotsa good info from that guy. I'm just into learning more. From what I can tell, we gotta lotta drivers and former drivers of all kinds on the board, F-16's, A-10's, helos and a real Eagle-driver or two. Pretty cool!

My VP at my last company was a B-52 pilot during the 'Nam days. Had some great conversations with him.

FReegards.


61 posted on 08/14/2005 8:12:22 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: t_skoz

Amen.


63 posted on 08/14/2005 8:37:10 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: JohnBovenmyer
" This is going to drive the far left crazy! .... ? "

They are already certifiably crazy and wacko, let's hope this drives them over the edge.
64 posted on 08/14/2005 8:41:40 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Moose4

Me too ..... : )


65 posted on 08/14/2005 8:45:19 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: valkyry
I don't think you have lost any children in any conflict yet it is okay for you to go after the woman in Tx.

You just cant help yourself, can you?

Let me tell you something. While I have not 'lost' any children in any conflict, as I have none; let me tell you what I have lost, okay? I have lost very, VERY good friends, people I considered brothers, people I went through flight school with, people that I loved. I have trained people to fly the Tomcat, who before a year out of school, got killed while training to defend your right to be stupid. Hell, CDR Hank Kleeman, the pilot who shot down that first Fitter, who was commanding the Black Aces the day he shot that a-hole down, died on the main runway at Miramar after ground-looping an F-18.

To do any job in this nations' armed services, is to put your life at risk knowingly and do your damned job anyway Casey Sheehan deserves to be honored, not shamed by that crazy bitch in Texas.

Don't you suggest for a minute that I have not done enough or seen enough to go after that crazy bitch in Texas. Don't you dare.

Maybe, when you are not too busy going after me to learn something, why don't you look up one of my very best friends, Scott Speicher who to this day, we don't know if he is alive or dead in Iraq, before you question whether I have enough bonofides to attack that crazy bitch in Texas.

Don't cross that line with me again.

66 posted on 08/14/2005 8:49:13 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Pukin Dog
How about the F-22 Raptor ?
67 posted on 08/14/2005 8:50:43 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: valkyry
A while ago you smeared an AH1S Cobra Pilot. But the AH1G thru the latest variant of Cobra and their drivers have played a far more significant and pivotal role in military history than any F14 squadron, thats the facts dog.

Yeah? I remember that post, and you can think what you want, when you remember HOW to think. Maybe after a night's sleep and some aspirin?

As far as significant roles, I didn't know we were keeping score. What a silly way to think about it. But know this, crazy-person; were I a Russian military pilot, out for a ride over unfriendly waters, it would cause me all kinds of grief to know that one moment I could be flying along, minding my own business, and in another moment get my ass all blowed up by a missile fired from 120 miles away traveling at Mach 5, before I could say 'valkyry'.

Have a nice life.

68 posted on 08/14/2005 8:56:15 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
The Raptor is really not a fighter, but a killer. There wont be any 'fights' with the Raptor, which is the best weapon system (after AEGIS) ever devised. Against a Tomcat, or some other fighter, an enemy might have a fighting chance, get lucky, or the other guy might make a mistake.

With the Raptor, other aircraft will just leave the area if they THINK their might be Raptors nearby. It wont kill many aircraft, because it wont have to. The Raptor has the advantage over as many opposing aircraft as it has missiles to shoot. Any survivors would be out-flown until being finished off by the cannon. When out of munitions, the Raptor can run away and not be caught by anything.

It deserves it's own category.
69 posted on 08/14/2005 9:03:17 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: nuconvert

yup


70 posted on 08/14/2005 9:13:19 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Pukin Dog

Thanks
tears came to my eyes---remembering pass pilots --from victory
rolls over udorn ,waiting for the jolly greens
all pilot that were shiiit hot were great guys and good friend
but keep your girl, away from any tdy pilot


71 posted on 08/14/2005 9:19:29 PM PDT by ralph rotten
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To: Pukin Dog

lol the F-15 can't carry the pheonix missile... That missile is what made the f-14 invincible in aerial combat.


72 posted on 08/14/2005 9:28:01 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: ralph rotten
salute.
73 posted on 08/14/2005 9:36:10 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Pukin Dog
Kind of sounds like those heavy cruisers that the German Navy kept in Norway during WW2. "A force in being" I think it was called.
74 posted on 08/14/2005 9:40:32 PM PDT by investigateworld ( God bless Poland for giving the world JP II & a Protestant bump for his Sainthood!)
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To: Pukin Dog
Still.... I like the P-38 ... The Corsair ( even though, they had their own time and day ).
Yes, the F-22 is a very formidable Aircraft, but, the US should not sit on it's laurels and put it's confidence just only in this aircraft ( I am encouraged by the JSF ) but, we should always ( and spending more money ) to keep all of our US defenses up to par, and even beyond the curve and cutting edge.

If you were a pilot, or in any US military service, MY HATS off to you and all of those who served our country, and my respect goes always to those who served and died for defending the country that God wanted us to inherit.
The USA is the best that GOD could have given us in this world, and we must defend her, and defend freedom, because even since the beginning of time, there have ALWAYS been enemy's and forces of Evil wanting to take away our life and liberties ( this is something that is lost with the liberals, Democrats, anti American crowd, that there will ALWAYS be a enemy, and forces of evil ).

My nephew is a US Marine, and he was in the battle of Fallujha, he and a group of Marines got ambushed, and he got hit by 5 bullets, one pieced his arm, 4 hit his chest, but, he was wearing his bullet proof vest.
I saw him 2 months ago, and he was doing well, and he showed me his Purple Heart Metals ( yes, he has more courage, and honesty than John Kerry ) he got his metals the hard and honest way.

Once again, my Hat is off to those who served, and I have a deep respect for all of our service people,,,, and yes...

THIS COUNTRY IS WORTH LIVING FOR AND DYING FOR !!!!!!!!!!
Because this is the best country that anyone can live in and life for.
75 posted on 08/14/2005 9:54:27 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: tanknetter

Something about the arresting gear limited the Tomcats to I think 52,000lbs. Not 100% sure. My only experience with the America was T-2 CQ.


76 posted on 08/14/2005 10:21:29 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: valkyry

You need to go to bed. I've read posts from you before, and read your work about the XB-70. You do a great job and are normally a coherent writer. Tonight, it appears you have been drinking. When you sober up you might want to reflect on the fact that people who don't even know you can tell over the internet that you've been drinking. What do you suppose people actually in your presence are thinking? Your research and writing ability are too good to drown in a booze bottle.


78 posted on 08/14/2005 11:38:32 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: Rokke
Damn, I never got to see his last post. I hope it was good, since he apparently got banned for it. Did I warn him or what?
79 posted on 08/15/2005 9:48:09 AM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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