Centrifuge Testing

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Unread post14 Sep 2014, 01:33

bucknut21 wrote:Does anyone know if the F35 profile is the vertical or reclined seat, and how much more effective is the new G suit?

The "new" F35 G Suit isn't really new. It is the Combat Edge ensemble (not just a suit) just like the Viper, Raptor and a few other jets. Some of the accessories vary between aircraft such as the helmet and most notably for the F-22, the BRAG(Breathing Regulator/Anti-G) valve.

As I understood, the F-35A hasn't been cleared to push the envelope to the limit, except for approved test flights. The F-22 is notorious for giving pilots problems with sudden G onset. My understanding is the F-35A performs close to a clean F-16C when it comes to G onset. Similar profile and similar Combat Edge flight gear.
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Unread post14 Sep 2014, 03:13

"Hey sir did you have any light loss on that one?"

"nope" :roll:

If you are a normal healthy young human you should be fine.

Also, with the new G-suits you don't even have to strain anymore.
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Unread post15 Dec 2014, 03:07

Are all incoming students now being issued the new g-suit? If so, do they get the g-suit for the fuge or are they issued the new suit at Luke or Holloman?
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Unread post16 Dec 2014, 02:28

All of the Holloman and Luke B-course students get ATAGS when they show up at their base. The Kelly and Tuscon guys have been getting them as they become available, but they aren't 100% from what I've heard. If you're going to the centrifuge for the Viper they'll fit you up with ATAGS when you get down to Brooks since UPT is still flying with the old G-suit.
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Unread post19 Dec 2014, 20:20

Does anyone know about FAIPs who have to go back to the fuge? Are they being issued the new ATAGS at Brooks if heading to Holloman or Luke?
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Unread post21 Dec 2014, 20:45

The suits they use at the centrifuge are "rentals" (unless they've changed something in the past few months), you'll get issued and fitted up for you actual flying ATAGS at your B-course unit.
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