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  1. Kira

    The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    More A-10 goodness. This time from an abandoned strip in Estonia:
  2. Kira

    The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    Confessions of an A-10 pilot. What it's like to fly a cannon with wings. https://taskandpurpose.com/a10-pilot-story/?bsft_eid=82d2fc1f-222d-4617-94cc-5d2c46849037&bsft_pid=94d5cfcc-2283-472a-b1be-36e3f3a50f91&utm_campaign=tp_daily_friday_pm&utm_source=blueshift&utm_medium=email&utm_content=tp_daily_pm_ricks&bsft_clkid=332f84ec-7000-4191-bd75-c5927759282e&bsft_uid=58b78b2c-202a-4029-b453-7d374c37b197&bsft_mid=f298d92c-4055-415c-851a-55d05477b36f&bsft_pp=2&fbclid=IwAR0CK437wN87Y1SjnwNGUV8-Bu-4qD0B2a2XZaXDle9JZG5j-mqtiJaBEx4
  3. Kira

    Aviation News

    USN accelerating retirement of C-22 Greyhound COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery) aircraft. Plans to replace it with CMV-22, a cargo version of the MV-22 Osprey. https://theaviationgeekclub.com/u-s-navy-accelerating-sunset-of-c-2-and-deployment-of-cmv-22b/?fbclid=IwAR3_j8hzXJsExLw4xv3PQCiCtfWVH4RUrzYtzXsgRgLqRTiW-j0AHgkZ5_Q
  4. Kira

    The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    A little F-14 history. Nicely done, though not all video of the aircraft.
  5. Kira

    A10A/A10C

    Excellent choice waiting for a sale. Especially given the base price of these simulations. Even half price hurts a bit, but then again, given the amount of work that went into the immense detail, one can understand the price tag, in theory.
  6. Kira

    A10A/A10C

    I have discovered that once I discovered the A-10C, the full switch deal, I simply couldn't effectively fly the FC3 stuff. Why? Switch position. I found that I had zero situational awareness of what was on or off what was selected, and what wasn't - something I can tell at a glance in a full switch module. The total lack of secondary visual information in this regard with FC3 makes those aircraft much harder for me to use.
  7. Kira

    Aviation News

    Anything in the news that's aviation related. I'll start off with Spanish Eurofighters being suspended from Nato Baltic Policing duties after accidental AMRAAM launch. https://theaviationgeekclub.com/spanish-eurofighter-aircraft-suspended-from-nato-baltic-air-policing-duties-in-the-wake-of-accidental-amraam-launch/?fbclid=IwAR14Ae_nRMFpsf2Fk9AyzGeLaOKda79wx0_H2jS6lo9UfpALmYOV0lPqZkI
  8. Any addition to the bookshelf is probably well worth it!
  9. That it is. Definitely. I'm looking at a major amount for an upgrade to run things decently, and it hurts.
  10. $10 Discout = $69.99 U.S. Pre-order version available this winter. $69.99 later (I guess). Looks like the "promised" map is a non-starter. Campaigns for Caucasus and Persian Gulf maps. https://store.heatblur.com/products/test-product Now also on DCS's site, discount currently included: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/tomcat/
  11. Kira

    Tomcat Stories

    Every once in a while, you get one of those absolute show stopper personalities. One of these types was a guy called "Hoser". His real name is Joe Satrapa, and he's a real character. A couple links: https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/The_Hoser_Chronicles/5-921898/ http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/tomcat-sunsetorg-staff/hoser-hereshoot/hardcover/product-20298856.html Audio from the 1989 Gulf of Sidra shootdown (the second to occur in these waters) of two Libyan MiG-23s by F-14As FastEagle 102 and FastEagle 107 of VF-32 of the USS Kennedy battle group: A Pakistani (of all people) website with some nice pictures and interesting statements about the history of the F-14: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/17-photos-that-show-why-the-f-14-tomcat-is-one-of-the-greatest-fighter-jets-of-all-time.391362/
  12. Kira

    DCS: F-14 Update - Jester AI

    Just found this today. You beat me to it!
  13. Kira

    The Big Fat Aeroplane Video Thread!

    9:15 covers basics of carrier landings. Meatball, lineup, angle of attack.
  14. Kira

    What I saw

    Nice. We have the Maryland ANG go flying theirs down the beach regularly.
  15. Kira

    In Soviet Russia...

    U.S. carrier: To clear the flight deck of FOD, it's "Sweepers, man your brooms!" Soviet carrier: To clear a flight deck of FOD, it's "Boris, man the jet-tractor!" https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/russia-straps-a-jet-engine-to-a-tractor-to-clean-carrie-1698096181
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