F-16 jet crashes at base outside Las Vegas

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Unread post07 Apr 2018, 20:16

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weasel1962 wrote:Not a good week as this is following 2 accidents involving a CH-53E (4 casualties) and AV-8 crash (pilot manage to eject) on Tuesday and an F-18 crash last month (which is like the 14th Hornet major accident in 2 years).

And F-15 today (2 casualties) .

Again 2 casualties, AH-64E, Kentucky.
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Unread post09 Apr 2018, 01:57

Military times' take on the issue

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your ... ive-years/

No mention of aging fleet.
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Unread post17 Apr 2018, 12:05

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/201804 ... t-continue

Tributes to late Thunderbirds pilot continue

2018/04/12

Immediately prior to reporting to the Thunderbirds at Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base last year, Del Bagno had served at Eglin for two years as an evaluator pilot for the F-35A, the Air Force version of the next-generation stealth fighter jet.
Del Bagno was the first F-35 pilot chosen for the Thunderbirds
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Unread post17 Apr 2018, 22:32

Do we know anything about the circumstances of this crash?
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Unread post18 Apr 2018, 09:21

Anything about the circumstances?

https://forums.radioreference.com/milit ... s-afb.html

Rumour: mid-air collision with wingman, and wingman RTB safely.
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Unread post22 Apr 2018, 21:16

There is no truth to that rumor
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Unread post23 Apr 2018, 19:30

kingjohnc wrote:There is no truth to that rumor



It did involve two vipers. Unless 3881 is going through a Diesel Brothers mod at Creech.

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Unread post24 Apr 2018, 16:39

frogs wrote:
kingjohnc wrote:There is no truth to that rumor



It did involve two vipers. Unless 3881 is going through a Diesel Brothers mod at Creech.

-Frogs


Or it could be in phase. Stop perpetuating rumors.
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Unread post24 Apr 2018, 20:17

Salute!

There must be something that we "proles" are not cleared for.

The major episode 30 years ago was on the news within an hour. The investigation results were public a year later or sooner.

The wing tip scrape a few years back was on the news within hours.

The flameout at Pete Field was on the radio within an hour amd we saw photos of the fellow in the chute the next day. Of course, we also saw the guy meeting Bronco.
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A wing scrape or bump ain't that bad, and there's only a few segments of the maneuvers that can have serious mid-air consequences.

I recall a few possibilities, such as the "Bon Ton Roulle", and if one screws up, then it's possible to hit another. Then the merge after the bomb burst, and that one would likely have more than one plane down. And then there are a few rejoins after several maneuvers, so that's a possibility.

Something smells here.

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Unread post26 Apr 2018, 17:52

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds 2 hrs ·Facebook

Krajicek to return as Thunderbird #4, Show Season 2018 Update

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Maj. Nick "Khan" Krajicek has been named as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron's Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot for the remainder of the 2018 show season.

Krajicek is an experienced Thunderbird alumnus who performed as the Slot Pilot during the 2016 and 2017 show seasons.

"We're grateful to have Khan coming back to the team," said Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbird 1, Commander/Leader. "His experience and familiarity with our team's mission and the demonstration profile make him the right choice as we safely make our way back on the road to recruit, retain and inspire once more."

To facilitate Krajicek's requalification training, the Thunderbirds' participation at the Charleston Air Show and the Fort Lauderdale Air Show have been canceled.

The team's participation in the Laughlin AFB Air Show and the Air Power over Hampton Roads air shows are being evaluated and are dependent on the team's readiness to perform a safe 6-ship aerial demonstration.

Krajicek has logged more than 3,400 flight hours as a military pilot, with more than 650 hours of combat experience. He flew UH-60 Blackhawks in the Army, is an F-16C/D Fighting Falcon instructor pilot and commissioned into the Air Force in 2004.
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Unread post26 Apr 2018, 18:08

Thanks, Rude.

Looks good, and the Blues have had to do this before in order to complete most of the season. This one was early enuf to have a great season.

I still wish to see what happened, having flown with so many Birds and taught some.

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Unread post05 May 2018, 18:07

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 7550469245


Kind of odd they would post this since the data base shows this as the Mishap Aircraft.
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Unread post08 May 2018, 05:05

hoghandler wrote:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156307854164246&id=267550469245


Kind of odd they would post this since the data base shows this as the Mishap Aircraft.

Exactly! They even show the tail number in the pictures too. One previous comment mentions it might have been 3881.
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Unread post08 May 2018, 11:43

One of the pic’s in the article shows a dual seater too, so don’t rely on the pics to be current,
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Unread post22 May 2018, 22:45

Boman wrote:One of the pic’s in the article shows a dual seater too, so don’t rely on the pics to be current,

The jet flown IS 3880. I worked on it at depot at Hill
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