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  • Re: Call Sign

    I'd say that there isn't a wannabe in the world with a callsign, unless it is a wannabe callsign.
    Posted to Tactics (Forum) by Hook Down on May 27, 2013
  • Re: Need help inderstanding naval carrier aviation terminology

    Entering the break means you are commencing the overhead break maneuver......basically flying down the right side of the ship, executing a sharp break turn, slowing to landing speed and dirtying up into landing configuration. The idea is to go from over the ship (overhead) to being downwind, abeam the LSO platform, in landing configuration and ...
    Posted to Tactics (Forum) by Hook Down on May 27, 2013
  • Re: More Navy Carrier landing questions

    robmil5220:I'm just wondering about communication between control tower / LSO / pilot on a carrier approach landing.&nbsp; I have no idea of this process and just looking to gain some insight.&nbsp; I'm playing a flight sim type game and when lining up on glideslope for a carrier landing the CV Marshall says ''Mother is case 1, expect CV-1 ...
    Posted to Tactics (Forum) by Hook Down on August 24, 2011
  • Re: f-18 loud noise upon startup

    The APU has a signature moan when we fire that up, and of course there are some associated noises when the R and L motors are fired up. Neither of these noises would sound like the noise you described, so I would guess that this could have been the wingfold mechanism. If it had been on display for a while, then of course everything was probably ...
    Posted to Questions/Comments to Avitop.com (Forum) by Hook Down on November 15, 2010
  • Re: Can I be a fighter pilot?

    My *guess* (and I'm not part of the medical community), is that once sufficient time has elapsed since your last use of anti-depressants, you will be eligible for a waiver. I've heard of it happening, though I'm not familiar with the details. Best advice I can offer is to be persistent, and not to take ''no'' for an answer before talking to the ...
    Posted to How to become a Military Pilot (Forum) by Hook Down on November 13, 2010
  • Re: Fighter Pilot Power Pack

    Bad gouge about all mil aviators coming from service academies. I was an NROTC guy, and I'd say at least half of the folks in my squadron (pilots that is) are from sources other than the academy. The only requirement is a commission. Yes, there are a few more pilot slots available to USNA or NROTC applicants than their OCS brethren, but there are ...
    Posted to How to become a Military Pilot (Forum) by Hook Down on November 13, 2010
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