Originally Posted by RoverGS
Same thing here. I was a crew chief on these as well. Started out flying A's and D's, but the E was my favorite. Yep! It was fun laughing at the guys who blew an APP start, until it happened to yourself.....start pumping. That and when you had to pump the tail around. Good times indeed!
Same here, I can't help but laugh when I hear a APP start to fire up and then just quit. I haven't had that happen to me on a '53 yet. I did, however have the APP on a Harrier explode on me one time. That will catch your attention. And the attention of pretty much everyone on the area. We spent the next hour picking tiny turbine blades off the flightline. Luckily there we no fire.