F22 pilots request transfers - aircraft 'unsafe'

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Yeoman_dai, May 5, 2012.

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  1. I remember well when the Lynx first came on stream, there were a series of issues with the thing that caused fleet wide groundings.

    The main one that springs to mind was the angle gearbox issue that eventually needed a inflater valve in the mag plug to check for leaks, can't remember how long we were grounded for.

    There were others, many of which contributed to a slight frisson of distrust but I dont remember any one refusing to fly.

    Except me once when before a 6 or 7 hour transit one of the MRGB mag plugs was pulled and looked like a metal christmas tree.
     
  2. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Is it normal for serving pilots to appear on 60 Minutes to discuss the "worlds most advanced fighter"?
     
  3. Shouldn't they be walking down the pan shouting 'I feel the need, the need for speed', whilst whooping and high fiving and making plans for impromtpu homoerotic volleyball matches?
     
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  4. Thats the USN Frogster
     
  5. What's the difference? ;-)
     
  6. One delivers CAS the other delivers blue on blue!!
     
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