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Old 01-24-2005, 01:26 PM
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I did some work for a guy that was a retired F-15 pilot. He made it sound like he had one of the most boring jobs in the world. I suppose that it's a bunch of beaurocratic bs and alot of traning and class work...but still. Any time you can fly supersonic on somebody elses tab is a cool job. After flying commercial for a couple of years he's now in Florida flying with the guard. Guess it wasn't that bad of a job after all.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:18 PM
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A lot of the airline pilots started military; got their free flight training; got out to fly for the airlines and the big money; and still fly the fun jets as a weekend warrior.
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Where do I get one
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:06 PM
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*****in'!!

My mother-in-laws "significant other" was one of the engineers / test pilots on the F-18 project, he has some cool stories...
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:45 PM
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If you've ever pulled big G's in something that's hot enough to set you back in your seat, congratulations. It's a ride you'll never forget!
When you see him go into a flipper turn like that he's pulling all of 6 G's, probably more.
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Very cool, thanks for posting that
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OK, I'm dizzy.
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Where's the bag....... . That was great.........!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Those are the guys that the broadcast media should glorify instead of Hollywood phuckers...
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Damn right...

Just watching that makes me proud of that pilot, and proud to be an American.
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