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  • This Lecture By An F-22 Test Pilot On The Raptor's Flight Control System Is Bonkers

    07/13/2020 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.thedrive.com ^ | July 11, 2020 | By Tyler Rogoway
    The video highlights just how much fly-by-wire automation is needed to make the Raptor's super maneuverability a reality. Lt. Col. Randy "Laz" Gordon is an accomplished test pilot, engineer, and F-22 Raptor squadron commander who lent his expertise about all things aviation, and especially about the F-22's incredible fly-by-wire flight control system, to students taking MIT's Private Pilot Ground School in 2019. His lecture is astonishingly accessible considering the complexities of the systems and concepts he describes and will give anyone a remarkable appreciation for just how incredible the super-maneuverable Raptor'sflight control system really is. Gordon covers so much ground...
  • Here Are The Navy Pilot Reports From Encounters With Mysterious Aircraft Off The East Coast

    05/14/2020 11:15:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 12, 2020 | Tyler Rogoway and Joseph Trevithick
    On June 27, 2013, an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11), flying out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia had an encounter with an "aircraft [that] was white in color and approximately the size and shape of a drone or missile" in the W-72 warning area. The jet's crew "visually acquired" it as they saw it "pass down the right side of their aircraft with approximately 200 feet of lateral separation" while flying at an altitude of 17,000 feet. It was climbing and had a visible exhaust trail. Neither the Super Hornet nor NAS Oceana recorded...
  • Are Some Of The UFOs Navy Pilots Are Encountering Actually Airborne Radar Reflectors?

    06/23/2019 5:57:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    Following the revelations that a series of bizarre encounters between Navy pilots and UFOs had occurred off the east coast of the United States from 2014 to early 2015, The War Zone set out in search of any possible explanation for at least some of these incidents that don't involve fantastic origins or extremely advanced technology. Over the last month, we have identified one possibility, in particular, that is worth mentioning. Instead of anti-gravitational propulsion or flying machines from space, this possibility—and that is all it is, a possibility—has to do with specially designed radar reflector balloons and submarines, as...
  • Navy F/A-18 Pilot Shares New Details About UFO Encounters During Middle East Deployment

    06/11/2019 4:47:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies
    As part of our ongoing and in-depth coverage of the military's increasingly publicized encounters with UFOs, we want to share with you exclusive correspondence between F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot Ryan Graves and The War Zone. Graves is one of a handful of Navy tactical jet aircrewmen that recently stepped forward regarding a near constant string of encounters with UFOs while training off the southeast coast of the U.S. between 2014 and 2015. In the message, he answers our question regarding statements that the mysterious craft followed his unit while on cruise to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt....