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F-35A HOVERING (attached - in flight)!

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2016, 22:06
by spazsinbad
"An F-35A Lightning II pilot hovers while attached to a KC-135 Stratotanker boom during a refuel mission over the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on March 3. (Photo by Ilka Cole/U.S. Air Force) http://www.dodbuzz.com/2016/03/31/air-f ... echnology/ PHOTO: http://www.dodbuzz.com/wp-content/uploa ... 77x437.jpg

Re: F-35A HOVERING (attached - in flight)!

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2016, 00:41
by XanderCrews
More impressed by the hovering tanker

Re: F-35A HOVERING (attached - in flight)!

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2016, 01:09
by mrigdon
As Einstein pointed out, so much depends on your reference frame. From the perspective of an observer on board the tanker, the F-35 is hovering.

Then again, it could be a typo. "An F-35A Lightning II pilot hoovers while attached"

It's hoovering a lot of fuel.

Re: F-35A HOVERING (attached - in flight)!

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2016, 01:40
by spazsinbad
:mrgreen: My reference frames says (as suggested by ZanderTwerker) that the aircraft hover with the F-35 passing gas (that means fart in OzSpeke) whilst keeping the tanker airborne via long pole. PHEW! However Hoover is good butt. :devil:

Re: F-35A HOVERING (attached - in flight)!

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2016, 04:58
by KamenRiderBlade
When they go for Boom Refueling and the recepticle is behind the pilots head. What kind of indicators do they use on the HUD to align the boom to receptacle?

Re: F-35A HOVERING (attached - in flight)!

Unread postPosted: 03 Apr 2016, 15:12
by SnakeHandler
The HUD isn't used. The yellow stripe along the centerline is used for lateral alignment while the director lights (toward the nose of the tanker) is used for up/down/fore/aft. The boomer also gives verbal direction when required.

http://www.190arw.ang.af.mil/shared/med ... 9N-004.jpg

Re: F-35A HOVERING (attached - in flight)!

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2016, 20:25
by spazsinbad
Not worth a separate thread but I reckon this aircraft has just taken off with wheels coming up (nosewheel first quickly).
"A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jet, assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., lands at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., March 22, 2016. http://www.stripes.com/news/first-of-ja ... -1.409180#

Re: F-35A HOVERING (attached - in flight)!

Unread postPosted: 28 Jun 2016, 23:08
by spazsinbad
Sure article writers probably don't select and caption pictures but whoever did needs some EDUMAKATION - Shirley dooo.

From: https://tacairnet.com/2015/12/15/the-is ... e-a-model/ pick the other error in the article also.
"An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, performs a conventional take-off at the Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field during Exercise Steel Knight 2016 aboard the Combat Center, Dec. 11, 2015. This year’s iteration of Exercise Steel Knight works to advance 1st Marine Division’s warfighting capabilities, to include interoperability between the ground and air forces and integration of the F-35B. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released) https://milaviate.files.wordpress.com/2 ... 331074.jpg