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FlyingTiger06
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Eglin was flying a ton of training flights last week


The F-35A is in Operational Test (OT) in the Air Force; that is what you would have seen around Eglin. OT is the last hurdle before something is "fielded" and declared ready for operational/combat use. They also have some at Nellis AFB in Nevada performing OT.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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the last hurdle before something is "fielded" and declared ready for operational/combat use


And, more importantly, export






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Flanders
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P51





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hg
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Air to air: F-22
Air to ground: A-10






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W
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Baron Manfred von Richtofen called, he disagrees.


Documentation of the Red Barons' conquests/splashes are antiquated, biased and elaborated, at best.







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At least that's what I read. That said, the days of the dogfight are long gone probably


Gone as early as the Vietnam era.

The enemy has to launch intercept aircraft for there to be a dogfight.

Those aircraft (intercept) have been obliterated by our long range missiles, long before the majority of our heaters even climb into the clouds.

Simulations do not count!

Our flyboy granddads were in the shit!







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Alan Garner
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f-22




frick the eurofighter typhoon.






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lsu_tiger_az
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Air to ground: A-10


hg and CP3 are my new best friends....

I'll buy them a drink some day!








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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I've never gotten over my dad crushing my dreams of being a fighter pilot at a young age





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Sliderstinks
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I give the nod to Navy pilots as being more skilled over the Air Force boys. While the Air Force boys have better planes the navy guys have the skill.





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Traveler
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While the Air Force boys have better planes the navy guys have the skill.



Go ahead AZ...






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GeauxxxTigers23
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None of those AF guys have the balls to retort.





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Rock01
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Did they ever fix the oxygen issue with the f22s?





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theenemy
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How many F-whatevers blew up a Death Star...a freaking Death star.






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theenemy
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Air to ground: A-10










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lsu_tiger_az
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Go ahead AZ...



Naval Aviators can't even manage to take off on their own, they have to be thrown into the air and they have be caught when they return to the boat.....

Now, here's what I really feel:

That said, early in my flying career, I was flying the A-7 D/E. I was selected to join a group operating in Central America, and I had to Carrier Qualify as a contingency/emergency (in case of a situation which precluded returning to the main operating air base.....

had ten practice "traps and launches" off of Pensacola, but never had to exercise that option on actual mission. It was exciting and the "cat shot" is one fun "kick in the butt.....

"Airedales Rock"....








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GeauxxxTigers23
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I was selected to join a group operating in Central America,


Interesting...

Go on






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FlyingTiger06
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None of those AF guys have the balls to retort.


I'm not a fighter pilot, but I will chime in here. I would say there is no objective way to know who has "the best skill" since they we fly very dissimilar aircraft that have vastly different capabilities. I will also say that there are exchange tours where some AF pilots do a tour with the Navy and vice versa. Both tend to come away with a new respect for their sister service and what it is capable of.

The last time we had a shared aircraft between the services was the F-4, but even then each service had slight nuances. The F-35 will be close, but the USMC variant will be considerably less capable in an air-to-air mode because of their requirement for vertical takeoff/landing capability. The USN and USAF variants are very similar so perhaps that would be the best chance for a "skills competition" but we don't do those since our training is geared toward fighting together to defeat an adversary instead of each other.






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FlyingTiger06
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Did they ever fix the oxygen issue with the f22s?


Yes.






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GeauxxxTigers23
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I was just stirring the pot dude. Pilots are cool.

Except those drone flying pussies who think they rate a fricking medal as high as the bronze star.

frick those guys.






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