The Mother of all flyovers

The Mother of all flyovers

This is a discussion on The Mother of all flyovers within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ters-Utah.html The 52 F-35A aircrafts, which are worth a whopping $4.2 billion, took off in quick succession from the Hill Air Force Base in Utah ...

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    The Mother of all flyovers

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    The 52 F-35A aircrafts, which are worth a whopping $4.2 billion, took off in quick succession from the Hill Air Force Base in Utah on Monday following an elephant walk down the runway.
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    52 locked and loaded.
    We sure know how to get a point across, hope the Ayatoolya is watching.
    Now this is what I do not mind spending my tax dollars on.
    Was this anywhere near you G26Raven?

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    Kewl ... would have loved to see it.

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    Not to say that isn't impressive. But, if you think that is the mother of all flyovers you should have been around before we gave away most of our B52s.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    Not to say that isn't impressive. But, if you think that is the mother of all flyovers you should have been around before we gave away most of our B52s.......


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    Gosh look at all that air pollution!
    Now that will really have those climate change folks up in arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airslot View Post
    I like that 1 million times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Gosh look at all that air pollution!
    Now that will really have those climate change folks up in arms.
    Aluminum overcast. A beautiful thing!
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    Back at the last Wings Over Wayne there was a demonstration by an F-35, that airplane can turn tighter than any fighter I have seen.

    Here is a flight demo from another airshow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    Not to say that isn't impressive. But, if you think that is the mother of all flyovers you should have been around before we gave away most of our B52s.......


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    Was that the exercise where the engines were started with cartridge starters? I tested a component used for pyro starters on B-52s in the early 70s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Was that the exercise where the engines were started with cartridge starters? I tested a component used for pyro starters on B-52s in the early 70s.
    Probably because it was a minimal interval takeoff so start carts were likely at a premium.
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    As you guys know, I love airplanes - any kind from any era. BUT...when it comes to unthinkable threats, I still like the ultimate threat:


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    Oh, wait. Well she's a bit hard to see and she does "sail unders" rather than fly overs. But, she and her sisters carry around 240 Hiroshimas and she's really, really hard to find, really quick on her feet, and even harder to get close to. But she can ruin a dictator's day. This is what she looks like when called upon to restore order to chaos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    As you guys know, I love airplanes - any kind from any era. BUT...when it comes to unthinkable threats, I still like the ultimate threat:


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    Oh, wait. Well she's a bit hard to see and she does "sail unders" rather than fly overs. But, she and her sisters carry around 240 Hiroshimas and she's really, really hard to find, really quick on her feet, and even harder to get close to. But she can ruin a dictator's day. This is what she looks like when called upon to restore order to chaos.


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    Those sub guys are just really, really into hide-and-seek. But they are seriously into all-or-nothing approaches. Now this is a precision instrument that is also unlikely to be seen or countered....

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    @PPS1980 True. I suspect these meet the definition of Teddy Roosevelt's "big stick."

    I should add that there is a certain benefit to the "all or nothing" approach to dealing with the threat some of these idjits present. I grew up under such a threat. It does give one a certain pause when considering how to deal with adversaries.
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