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Re: F-35C being test aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lin

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2018, 23:28
by spazsinbad
Screenshot from first video above. It is a VX-23 test aircraft so I guess FT=Flight Test CE=Chief Engineer? from ITF slang.

Gargle Flight Test Chief Engineer F-35C ITF or similar (+ words such as Patuxent River NAS etc.) for hits a plenty almost.

Re: F-35C being test aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lin

Unread postPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 00:14
by quicksilver
Flight Test Control Engineer

Re: F-35C being test aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lin

Unread postPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 02:44
by johnwill
quicksilver is right. At Edwards, the FTCE is the link between flight test engineering and the airplane hands-on maintenance crew. Flight test engineering supplies the FTCE all maintenance items to be worked, test instrumentation changes, store loadings, and any other configuration changes needed before the next test flight. The ground crews do all the work and the FTCE signs off on it before the airplane is released for flight. I am assuming the Navy has a similar or identical system.

Re: F-35C being test aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lin

Unread postPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 17:59
by ricnunes
It would be quite comical if that name would be:

"FTCE Justin Canada" :mrgreen:

Re: F-35C being test aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lin

Unread postPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 19:34
by sferrin
spazsinbad wrote:
When the head head bobbin' comes bob bobbin' along.... [apologies to 'Red Red Robin' song] :devil:



Jeez, they still haven't fixed that? :-?

Re: F-35C being test aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lin

Unread postPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 19:47
by spazsinbad
That is an old video - probably there is a recent video that may show less bobbin' but who knows which aircraft have been altered to lessen this issue. Also I see some 'no head abobbin' catapults' because I guess the aircraft is HEAVY or has been altered but HOW CAN I KNOW? I don't.