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Unread post02 Jul 2016, 13:07

bring_it_on wrote:That rainbow looks a bit fishy to me. I think I'll hold on till Gilmore's report to make sure that it actually happened.


Well they did do the moon landings on a soundstage. Rainbows would be easy to photoshop.
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Unread post02 Jul 2016, 13:11

It wouldn't be photoshop, they just obviously hired leprechauns to shill for them.
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Unread post02 Jul 2016, 15:15

Everyone knows that the Gripen's cost per rainbow hour is 1/10th the F-35's.
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Unread post04 Jul 2016, 03:16

I agree; Lockheed Martin is clearly paying off the leprechauns with even larger pots of gold for those rainbows.
Oh, and they're also paying off the crowd with doctored videos of the F-35 performing... :wink:
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Unread post04 Jul 2016, 18:59

At least AvWeak gets a Guernsey now that BS is gone:
Video: KC-10 Crew Supporting USAF F-35As First Transatlantic Crossing
04 Jul 2016 James Drew

"On June 30, 2016, Aviation Week joined the crew of a KC-10 Extender from Travis AFB, departing out of McGuire AFB, New Jersey, as it escorted three Lockheed Martin F-35As across the Atlantic to RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom. The journey marked the first time a U.S. Air Force-owned F-35A crossed the Atlantic Ocean and the first time an A-model touched down in England. The three aircraft joined three F-35Bs, two U.S. and one British, that arrived at Fairford one day prior. The F-35A pilots are heritage team leads Maj. Will Andreotta (tail number 5042), Maj. Dan Daehler (5058) and Air Force Reserve pilot Capt. Luke Outwater (5052)."

Source: http://aviationweek.com/defense/video-k ... c-crossing

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Unread post04 Jul 2016, 19:48

All round epic cougar Carol Vorderman did a (brief) piece for 'the One show' on the BBC accompanying the plane across the Atlantic.

Looked cool.
Seeing the refueling arm folding back into the fuselage was great
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Unread post05 Jul 2016, 18:33

Three Air Force F-35s Make Historic Transatlantic Flight
01 Jul 2016 Jay Bennett

"...During the transatlantic flight, each of the three F-35A's received seven aerial refuelings — three from a KC-135 Stratotanker that turned around to head back to the United States, and four from a KC-10 Extender that accompanied the fighters all the way to England (see above). Even though the F-35A holds 18,000 pounds of fuel—the aircraft will be used to penetrate deep into enemy territory undetected once it enters service—the Air Force makes sure that during an ocean crossing, each of the fighters is constantly topped up so that in the event of a malfunction, either in one of the fighters or in the tanker, each aircraft has enough fuel to get to an airport for an emergency landing...."

Source: http://www.popularmechanics.com/militar ... ic-flight/

"Watch the 5th-generation fighter receive aerial refueling from the boom of a KC-10 Extender."

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Unread post05 Jul 2016, 19:57

First F-35A Overseas Deployment
05 Jul 2016 John A. Tirpak

"​Three F-35A Lightning IIs deployed from Luke AFB, Ariz., to RAF Fairford, UK, for the Royal International Air Tattoo, landing the evening of June 30 after a seven hour, 45-minute flight from JB Langley-Eustis, Va. The aircraft will participate in a “heritage flight” at RIAT with an F-22 and P-51 warbird. The aircraft made seven aerial refuelings during the Atlantic crossing flight, Maj. William Andreotta, who led the formation, said in a telecom with US defense reporters shortly after landing. The mission was supported by a KC-10 from Travis AFB, Calif., which performed four refuelings, and a KC-135 from the Maine Air National Guard, refueled three fighters, en ​route. The tankers also carried equipment and support personnel. Andreotta said six months of planning went into this, the first overseas Air Force F-35A deployment.

He reported no inflight problems and no software instability of the three F-35As, and he also said there were no problems with the passing of fuel, which had been an issue as recently as last fall. At that time, software was slowing the passage of fuel near max fill, to avoid overpressuring the system—causing excessive time on boom—and program director Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan reported that a software fix was in the works.

MSgt. Ed Deleon, chief maintainer for the RIAT mission, reported that the F-35’s Autonomic Logistics Information System, or ALIS, has worked perfectly during the deployment, but was being accessed through secure internet, and not through the ALIS “deployment” package. The deployment is slated to last about 20 days, and is being supported by 12 Lockheed Martin technicians already in the UK, who will also support Marine Corps F-35Bs performing at RIAT and the Farnborough Air Show.

The F-35As will not perform at Farnborough because they are not yet operational, Andreotta said."

Source: http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pa ... yment.aspx
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Unread post05 Jul 2016, 21:23

US Marine Corps F-35s Cleared for Farnborough
05 Jul 2016 Valerie Insinna

"RAF FAIRFORD, England — Two US Marine Corps F-35Bs on Tuesday completed validation flights with the UK government, clearing the jets to perform at Farnborough International Airshow next week.

During a validation flight, the UK Ministry of Defence confirms that an aircraft’s flight profile meets regulations and approves it for the show. The two jets took off around 2 p.m. from RAF Fairford and flew to Farnborough, landing back at Fairford after about 20 minutes.

The F-35Bs will do practice runs for the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) on Wednesday, said Lt. Col Richard Rusnok, one of the Marine Corps F-35B pilots in town for the air shows.

The Air Force F-35As, which will fly only at RIAT, conducted their flight validation at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia before the jets flew across the Atlantic Ocean last week, said Maj. Will Andreotta, F-35A heritage flight team commander and an F-35 pilot.

One of the A-variants conducted a practice flight Tuesday morning, Andreotta said. A different F-35A will run through the same profile Wednesday morning, and the F-22s will practice Thursday.

“It’s our first time flying in the UK so they have different rules. We’re doing actually a new profile here that we don’t do [in the US],” he said. “So today was one of those days to go out there and kind of look at the overall lay of the land, see where the show line is, where the crowd lines are. Obviously safety is our priority while we’re over here.”

During heritage flights, the aircraft typically conducts three maneuvers. The pilots first conduct an “arcing” or “banana pass,” which gives the crowd a view of the top of the jet, then do a “flat pass” where the aircraft flies straight and level. In the US, the pilots fly over the crowd before breaking formation and landing, but because flying over the crowd is prohibited in the UK, the pilots will instead repeat either a flat or arching base, Andreotta said.

The F-35As will be joined during the heritage flight by an F-22 and a P-51 Warbird but will not be practicing in the UK with the other aircraft before the demonstration at RIAT, said Master Sgt. Samuel Smith, F-35 heritage flight team chief.

“It’s our eighth air show, so we've actually done this quite a few times,” he said."

Source: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /86711318/
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Unread post06 Jul 2016, 19:02



Video.

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMH8Jnnav0Y[/YouTube]
Anyone know why this didn't work ^

http://youtu.be/ZMH8Jnnav0Y
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Unread post06 Jul 2016, 19:26

Internet URLs and YouTube links in particular can drive any person silly because they are 'inconsistent' depending....

So: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMH8Jnn ... e=youtu.be

WHICH IS (without beginning 'https://www.' so we can see it all: youtube.com/watch?v=ZMH8Jnnav0Y&feature=youtu.be

[youtube]ZMH8Jnnav0Y[/youtube then just add the last closing square bracket to get.... anything after and including an '&' or '?' is irrelevant. So the above URL is good as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMH8Jnnav0Y
BUT BUT BUT to get it to display as seen below the URL has to be changed as indicated

[youtube]ZMH8Jnnav0Y[/youtube then just add the last closing square bracket to get....

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Unread post08 Jul 2016, 14:34

Behind the Scenes: The F-35’s Arrival for RIAT 2016
07 Jul 2016 RAF Fairford, UK PR

"...On June 29, 2016, a group of F-35Bs landed in the UK, marking the first time the jet landed on British soil. The jets were piloted by Royal Air Force Sqn Ldr Hugh Nichols, and USMC Col Richard Rusnok and Maj. Jack Cronan, all from VMFAT-501 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina.

The very next day, three F-35As touched down at the very same base, RAF Fairford. USAF pilots Maj. Will Andreotta, Maj. Dan Daehler and Capt. Luke Outwater were in the cockpit of those three jets....

...To get their routines down to a science before the airshow, the USMC pilots flying in the air shows practiced with F-35 Full Mission Simulators and then with the jets.

For air show demonstrations, pilots need to perfect their air speed, altitude and performance in the flying space available. The Full Mission Simulator with 360-degree visuals plays a key role in mission rehearsal as an effective, affordable and safe environment. Pilots train for a broad range of air-to-air, air-to-ground and electronic warfare missions in the F-35 simulator.

For RIAT, pilots practiced their take off, the flight (including the hover) and then finally their landing in the virtual world.

The pilots then put their practice to the test by flying their routines with the jets themselves. They also practiced their flight across the Atlantic Ocean through endurance flights of five hours, including a refueling exercise...."

Source: https://www.f35.com/in-depth/detail/beh ... -riat-2016
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Unread post08 Jul 2016, 15:16

zerion wrote:


Video.

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMH8Jnnav0Y[/YouTube]
Anyone know why this didn't work ^

http://youtu.be/ZMH8Jnnav0Y


Just google: "BBCode Youtube" and You'll get the answer. The correct way is to just use the hash in the end of the URL (after =):
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[YouTube]ZMH8Jnnav0Y[/YouTube]
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