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bk974

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Unread post04 Dec 2009, 00:44

After admiring the viper for 28 years, I finally got the chance to sit in the cockpit! Thanks to Laila, Technical chief of 132. Air Wing in Bodø!!!
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Unread post04 Dec 2009, 01:21

Lucky you, and welcome to the Forum! 8)
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Unread post04 Dec 2009, 02:19

Welcome! That Viper looks good on you! :)
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Unread post04 Dec 2009, 17:08

Thanx guys! I took over 90 pictures this day, I was allowed to check out the Sniper XR pod (PANTERA as we call it) I got good pictures of the little thingy that is stuck to the canopy, for the helmet mounted sight. I got to see the jamming pod that is incorporated in the bomb pylon on the starboard side and I witnessed how they remove the engine from the viper...a great day. It was christmas and birthady all at once!! :thumb:
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Unread post05 Dec 2009, 04:32

Absolutely OUTSTANDING :thumb: Congrats and welcome aboard :D
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Unread post05 Dec 2009, 11:07

Good that you got to check out the Viper's cockpit. Not much room to run around in there huh? Also noticed how clean that Norweigan Viper is. Nice!
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Unread post05 Dec 2009, 13:09

Bk974
I took over 90 pictures this day

I for one, would love to see more of your photos when (if?) you get the chance and congratulations on your F-16 "cockpit check". I'm insanely jealous, right now! :wink:
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Unread post05 Dec 2009, 15:03

Hi all

I had the same cool experience earlier this year. This was on Fighter Wing Skrydstrup ESK727 in Denmark and ofcourse in a Danish F-16. We visited the workshop and saw a full start up and the aircraft was armed with live MK.82, as the yearly live fire exercise took place. Also notice the gun area. This bird had lots of rounds passing through it's barrels. We also visited the F-16 simulator they have, it was out of order that day, so no testflights for us that day.
Filmed the entire startup and took well over 100 pictures. Once you are in a situation like this, you better have enough SD cards and a back up battery.

The best thing is, I'll be going there again next year. Nice to have something to look forward too.

Grettings :cheers:
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Unread post05 Dec 2009, 23:10

Nice one Michael NIL!! I wil of course put more of the photos I took that day in here FLigtdreamz, It will be a pleasure!! Look out for pictures on this sunday!
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Unread post05 Dec 2009, 23:36

Nice bk974 - looking forward to see more shots from you :cheers:
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Unread post06 Dec 2009, 02:22

Her comes some more pictures from my adventure last tuesday! I have to tell you all about my girlfriend, She was with me on the airbase that day, and she enjoyed it too! We spent more than two hours in the hangar, but she never complained. She is partially handicapped, but got a chair to sit on. She is not as crazy about vipers as I, but she supports me and takes part of my hobby and I really LOVE her for it!!
More pictures tomorrow!
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Here is F-16 BM #302 with a PANTERA (Precision Attack Navigation and Targeting with Extended Range Aquisition) Or Sniper XR as it is also called.
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Hmm...what is this...WPN REL....OH..I see..no touching that one..hehe
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Here we see the "desk", One of the worlds fastest desks I have heard! Notice the drag chute deployment button, upper left side.
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One of the Vipers "Business points" Notice the copper grease used to simplify the cleaning after firing the Vulcan.
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Her you can see the tail pretty good, all Norwegian vipers now carry the same tailmark, no more individual squadron markings, as all air bases share vipers!
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Here is another shot of the gun port with copper grease.
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Her you can see some blotchy spraypainting done on the viper, maybe the right color wasn't available?
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Unread post07 Dec 2009, 19:36

Nice one bk...;) hehe, you`re looking like you turned 10 years that day...! I surely see the reason why...;) :salute:
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Unread post07 Dec 2009, 20:32

falcon 1....Is that you cousin?....Would be nice to welcome some family in here.... :)
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Unread post07 Dec 2009, 22:24

Yes it was....hehe...welcome here!
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Unread post07 Dec 2009, 23:43

Thx Black Knight...;) Falcon signing in... Feels good to be in here..!! well, just got to join the enthusiasm in here and point it out that the Viper got to be one of the prettiest things ever been airborne..! And patriotic as I am, you got to love this one: http://www.f-16.net/gallery_item25623.html
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