How old are you?

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thegreekness

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Unread post25 Feb 2009, 02:15

17, 18 in April.
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That_Engine_Guy

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Unread post25 Feb 2009, 02:18

Guess I'm a "Legacy" Engine Guy.... :lmao:

Water injection anyone? :shrug:

Keep 'em flyin' :thumb:
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Unread post25 Feb 2009, 03:25

That_Engine_Guy wrote:Guess I'm a "Legacy" Engine Guy.... :lmao:

Water injection anyone? :shrug:

Keep 'em flyin' :thumb:
TEG


Sure, Harrier, 747, Spitfire, Shackleton, 707, BAC1-11, Gulfstream, F-27, F-227,748, Metro 3, Martin 404.

And the latest incarnation, a NASA project on a 747-400 with PW4062 engines which was looking at cutting down NOX during takeoff.

Of course things that were old can be new again. We just have to be old enough to remember them.

When the water or even better water meth, with or without "fish oil" gets screwed up the results can be interesting. A BAC1-11 got water meth instead of water into the injection system - lots of extra power and cooked blades.

When the water meth barrel gets filled with a witches brew of fuel, meth, water solvents and paint thinners, and it then gets put into a Dart the extra power waters the eyes of the torque meter. :twisted:


Not to mention a squadron of Harriers with sea water rather than demineralized water in the system.

This is probably the one system that has had more oh sh*t issues than any other. :evil:

I prefer this form of water injection :pint:
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Unread post26 Feb 2009, 11:26

Physical age 31, mental age varies from day to day!
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Unread post06 Aug 2009, 19:51

Rip age of 35. be crew on 16's since '92
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Unread post30 Aug 2009, 23:51

58 on 6 Sept...anybody know where the damn time went?

Damn!
More than likely have "been there and done that at some point", it sure keeps you young if done correctly
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Unread post31 Aug 2009, 16:49

crackhead wrote:Rip age of 35. be crew on 16's since '92

Ripe age of 21, crewing them since '08 :lol:
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Unread post31 Aug 2009, 18:32

35 :-)
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Unread post31 Aug 2009, 20:51

I'm 16, Will be 17 by January 2010.
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Unread post01 Sep 2009, 03:45

14... 15 on december 31st.
reno air races woohoo!!! if anyone fly's in them let me know and I'll root you on. haha!
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Unread post02 Sep 2009, 01:30

I don't think I ever posted on this here thread.
I'm old enough for lotto tickets in my state, old enough to gamble in the state to the North, but not old enough to get wasted... :( ....yet :D I'm just over 19 1/2
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Unread post02 Sep 2009, 21:02

24 years old. Will be 25 in January 2010.
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Unread post18 Oct 2009, 06:26

Ok, Kids, are you ready for this?

I turned 70 on Thursday. Is there anyone older on the forum? Gums may be close.
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Unread post18 Oct 2009, 07:44

I'm 55 and still flying. I flew Vipers at MacDill 88-90, then back to Tornado GR1 in the UK. Last fast jet tour was at Brüggen until 00. Now I fly light singles (Grob Tutor), teaching the RAF's equivalent of ROTC cadets.
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Unread post18 Oct 2009, 09:05

johnwill at 70 you're a good man! Are you still in the "Game"? I'm 46 with 24.5 years on the Viper (took a three year hiatus) and 6 months on the Raptor! Turned my first "Wrench" on the Viper in '82!! Joined the USAF in '81 and retired in '01! johnwill, Happy Birthday, this Bud's for you!!!:cheers:
27 years wrenching on F-16's, Blk 5's thru 52's. 4 years wrenching on F-22's, 431X1
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