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Old 02-01-2010, 05:29 AM   #61
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before being a phantom phixer,was a delta dart
doubt if anyone knows this bird?
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me getting in for a preflight
I almost thought that was a QF-106 getting ready for it's final mission. Then I noticed the Buzz Number, yellow AGE equipment and ground crew wearing fatigues!
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:39 AM   #62
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Strangly enough thats good to hear. I was thinking a scan eagle would reek havoc on us. Im sure it depends on how they collide, airspeed etc. The hardest thing is that all those uavs are very difficult to see until its too late and where we were our tower operators werent familiar with having them in their airspace. Eventually they started announcing that the traffic was a uav and it was funny to hear all the helos say they were leaving/staying on the ground/waiting for the uav to clear.
Get something with a bit more energy, and you may have some more problems.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:47 AM   #64
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Strangly enough thats good to hear. I was thinking a scan eagle would reek havoc on us. Im sure it depends on how they collide, airspeed etc. The hardest thing is that all those uavs are very difficult to see until its too late and where we were our tower operators werent familiar with having them in their airspace. Eventually they started announcing that the traffic was a uav and it was funny to hear all the helos say they were leaving/staying on the ground/waiting for the uav to clear.
Yea I think that would depend on how and where it hit a helo as to how much damage it would cause. Might cause some pretty good damage if it hit the tail rotor. We were lucky out there as our controllers were pretty experienced working with UAV's. It also helps that there were other UAV's operating out there. They gave us a lot of room! Bastion is the UK's 5th largest airport, so the airspace was veeeeeeery busy.
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Yikes! That's kinda scary. Yeah, I've heard of that happening on several occasions actually. This past year, an HH-60G crew in Bastion flew right into a Scan Eagle that was on final aproach. HH-60G 1/Scan Eagle 0. The helo had some damage to the blades, but the Scan Eagle was destroyed. I'm glad I was not the operator, even if the helo crew was at fault. They were not where tower instructed them to be.

Where I was operating last year, our altitude blocks were typically 5 to 8k. Helo's were always below us.
SMALL WORLD!! I am at Bastion right now and I was the guy who lead the maintenace team!. FYI, the helo crew was not at fault. I looked into the investigation since I am Quality Assurance for the HH-60s. The HH-60 had clearance for takeoff VFR, the Scan Eagle should not have been there. There is more to that story that we cannot write on a public forum.
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before being a phantom phixer,was a delta dart
doubt if anyone knows this bird?
F-106 worlds fastest manned all weather interceptor in the late 50's
computer controlled with vacuum tubes and transistors, hard drives were not invented so had drum memory, a 4x4 inch pc held one JK flipflop for computer folks
me getting in for a preflight
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My favorite fixed wing of that era was the F-4. I was doing rotary wing in RVN, while some of my older buddies were in fixed wing Phantoms.

Years later (maybe early 1980s) I was visiting McDonnell at the St. Louis plant and saw one on the floor there (with a sign on it).
It might have been the 5,500th in the F-4 series, if I remember correctly.

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I was at George AFB before it was closed. We had F-4s and OV-10s. I worked Silver and Blue sections as a weapons mechanic. At one time, George had an F-4D that was in Red Section and had 6 red stars on the left intake. I was also at K.I. Sawyer, AFB in northern Michigan and we had a squadron of F-106s there serving alert duty as air interceptors.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #69
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SMALL WORLD!! I am at Bastion right now and I was the guy who lead the maintenace team!. FYI, the helo crew was not at fault. I looked into the investigation since I am Quality Assurance for the HH-60s. The HH-60 had clearance for takeoff VFR, the Scan Eagle should not have been there. There is more to that story that we cannot write on a public forum.
Very small world indeed! It seems I don't know the whole story. I stand corrected. Definitely wasn't trying to bash anyone, only repeating the story as it was told to me. As I understood it the SE also had clearance to land.
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I was at George AFB before it was closed. We had F-4s and OV-10s. I worked Black and Blue sections as a weapons mechanic. At one time, George had an F-4D that was in Red Section and had 6 red stars on the left intake. I was also at Wurtsmith AFB in northern Michigan and we had a squadron of F-106s there serving alert duty as air interceptors.
Ha! I was born on George! My dad was in charge of a maintenance squadron there for a little while.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:55 AM   #72
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it is a real small world. i am a hh-60g maintainer at bastion now who came and replaced the QAs guys group.
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it is a real small world. i am a hh-60g maintainer at bastion now who came and replaced the QAs guys group.
Nice. I'm a former H-60 maintainer/QA rep myself so I feel your pain.
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If I could work on them after I break them I would...but they don't let me.
Bullshit! Plain bullshit! Go debrief your sortie and get your butt on the flightline. I know plenty of pilots who have spun a speed handle after OG'ing a jet. Or at least buy the poor bastards who will be wrenching for the next 12 hours b/c of your eff up some beer.
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Bullshit! Plain bullshit! Go debrief your sortie and get your butt on the flightline. I know plenty of pilots who have spun a speed handle after OG'ing a jet. Or at least buy the poor bastards who will be wrenching for the next 12 hours b/c of your eff up some beer.
So far- Haven't eff'd up anything by pilot action (No overtorques/temps/Gs) or hard landings.

And where I am right now is a training command with ALL contract maintainence- so they REALLY won't let us do ANYTHING but preflights and minor fluid service when away from homeplate.
Next unit- Hopefully I can get a little involved...and you are right- The beer delivery helps!!!
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