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  1. Velocity173 replied to the thread Skycrane drops AC unit.

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    Feb 27, 2021 at 8:34 PM
  2. Velocity173 replied to the thread 7,000 A-10 hrs.

    Absolutely. I always had paper for 9 line MEDEVAC or CAS. Fortunately, never had to use either one. Still use paper today. Work with...

    Feb 27, 2021 at 7:15 PM
  3. Velocity173 liked 35 AoA's post in the thread 7,000 A-10 hrs.

    While I agree that binos in jets are old school, you might be surprised that paper kneeboard cards are still the norm. Never seen anyone...

    Feb 27, 2021 at 7:11 PM
  4. Velocity173 liked Samuel Seidel's post in the thread Bought my first airplane. Evektor Sportstar.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Spent 3 nights at the sellers house, great guy. Insurance wanted 5 hours, weather was pretty sucky first...

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  5. Velocity173 liked AggieMike88's post in the thread 7,000 A-10 hrs.

    [ATTACH] This was the Squadron sign hung on the dorm for my Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets outfit. Motto was “Go Ugly Early” which could...

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  6. Velocity173 liked Warlock's post in the thread 7,000 A-10 hrs.

    Mid 80’s when the A-10 was the bastard child of the AF, a defense department funding bill had an amendment giving them to the Army...it...

    Feb 27, 2021 at 8:06 AM
  7. Velocity173 liked Jeff767's post in the thread The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed.

    The real problem is the US has been to good at air superiority. In fact we have been stellar at it. The A10 and AC130 are useless...

    Feb 27, 2021 at 8:03 AM
  8. Velocity173 replied to the thread 7,000 A-10 hrs.

    Looks like he still uses paper on his knee boards and I read he uses binos as well. Old school.

    Feb 26, 2021 at 7:21 PM
  9. Velocity173 liked Bob Stephens's post in the thread For Sale Free to a good home P47 replica project.

    A dear friend who is almost 94 has decided its time to give up flying and building. This plane is his labor of love for the last several...

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  10. Velocity173 replied to the thread The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed.

    That and early on, faulty missiles (mostly Sparrows) that failed to track a number of times. At least on the Navy side, carrier life...

    Feb 26, 2021 at 5:37 PM
  11. Velocity173 liked Pugs's post in the thread The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed.

    The kill ratio of the F-4 in SEA had less to do with the jet and more to do with a F'ed up ROE that it had to operate under.

    Feb 26, 2021 at 5:34 PM
  12. Velocity173 replied to the thread Any of you Experimental types comply with this.

    Don’t forget, climb or DESCEND at 500 FPM. And no, they don’t care. The difference between someone climbing or descending at 500 fpm vs...

    Feb 26, 2021 at 5:31 PM
  13. Velocity173 posted a new thread.

    7,000 A-10 hrs

    Coming up on 7,000 hrs and over 30 years. All play and no staff tours won’t get you promoted! But he’s in the Reserves so I’ll give him...

    Forum: Flight Following

    Feb 26, 2021 at 11:01 AM
  14. Velocity173 replied to the thread The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed.

    I fully agree except for your statement on foreign bases/ ships. We keep bases in foreign countries not to just protect our interests in...

    Feb 26, 2021 at 9:58 AM
  15. Velocity173 replied to the thread Any of you Experimental types comply with this.

    Unless there’s a certified that uses the same type name, just using type with N number shouldn’t be ambiguous. Type is far more...

    Feb 25, 2021 at 6:16 PM