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Unread post08 Jun 2008, 22:33

I was watching Bill Engvall 15 degrees of cool today and he jokes about his flight with the Thunderbirds, and talks about the 9g pin.

I got to thinkin what does the 9g pin look like anyways.
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Unread post08 Jun 2008, 22:46

I got mine, there are prolly a bunch of different designs. Mine just says 9g's on it.
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Unread post08 Jun 2008, 23:16

Racer181 wrote:I was watching Bill Engvall 15 degrees of cool today and he jokes about his flight with the Thunderbirds, and talks about the 9g pin.

I got to thinkin what does the 9g pin look like anyways.



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Unread post08 Jun 2008, 23:48

GD made them.......I have two and can't find either one of them.
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Unread post09 Jun 2008, 05:18

Salute!

late tonight, but I'll take a pic of mine and put it up.

It's a side view of the Viper and very small "9 g" inscription.

We all got ours after our first flight. The GD tech rep/PR dude had them ready.

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Unread post09 Jun 2008, 11:16

In times past the GD tech rep was provided a supply of 9-g pins and a nice certificate that could be signed by the pilot for incentive riders. Nowadays we have to request the 9-g pins from Fort Worth and it is a lot tougher to get them. I have lots of the certificates, though.

I am sure that it is possible to get 9-g pins from your Tech Rep, just order early to allow plenty of time before the event if you want to have it in hand immediately after.

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Unread post10 Jun 2008, 22:36

So does anybody have any pictures of their pins?
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Unread post11 Jun 2008, 04:10

Here's a shot of mine.....

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Unread post11 Jun 2008, 08:49

Racer181 wrote:I was watching Bill Engvall 15 degrees of cool today and he jokes about his flight with the Thunderbirds, and talks about the 9g pin.

I got to thinkin what does the 9g pin look like anyways.

I think I deserve one for riding with Funkie in Las Vegas when we were out there for a Red Flag in 2000,next to his driving I think 9G's in a F-16's would be a walk in the park :shock:
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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 22:52

someone should make a car sticker/magnet like the "13.1" marathon stickers I see! I would be a lot cooler to have a "I pulled 9 g's in a viper" than "I ran 13 miles" on my car!!!
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Unread post11 Nov 2010, 23:26

Something like this ??:

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Unread post04 Feb 2013, 17:08

Updating an old but unique thread. Here's a photo of the 1986 9g pin and certificate.


A '9g pin' given for flying to the 9g limit in an F-16. Given by the program office office of General Dynamics in 1986. [Photo by Stargazer]



Certificate given by General Dynamics to F-16 incentive flyers in 1986. [Photo by Stargazer]


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Unread post04 Feb 2013, 21:04

I have a stack of those old-style certificates and the new-style ones as well, and about twenty 9-g pins. They do look just like the photos above.

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Unread post05 Feb 2013, 00:29

JoeSambor wrote:I have a stack of those old-style certificates and the new-style ones as well, and about twenty 9-g pins. They do look just like the photos above.

Best Regards,

Can you send a 9G pin to the F/A-18 pilot who departed controlled flight and somehow pulled 9Gs :D Or are they only for F-16 pilots and back-seaters? That F/A-18 was recovered undamaged, but needed a pretty extensive post-flight inspection program.

Isn't the F-16 and F-15 the only two US jets that were approved to 9Gs, and the Swiss F-18 (non-attack version) could be added in there?
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Unread post05 Feb 2013, 03:46

I'd imagine you might get contacted by someone that has lost theirs over the years, Joe.

I truly treasure mine. I pulled 9g's three times in the backseat of 80-0637 at Zaragoza Spain. It's something you never forget.

What does the new style look like?

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