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Old 05-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #2941
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AFAIK, BFR and you're legal. Have the instructor spend a little extra time with you and you should be good. Then get out (alone) and do a little flying to get comfortable in the cockpit before dragging anyone along with you. That's what I did after about a six-year layoff.
+1, if you're leasing the FBO might require some extra dual before they will rent to you.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #2942
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Those are awesome!!!
Thanks for the new desktop!
I have to stop giving my shit away.

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #2943
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2012 Raytheon Award Video from Jersey on Vimeo.
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This video was created to commemorate the 67FS winning the 2011 Raytheon Trophy for outstanding aerial achievement, given to the top air-to-air squadron in the USAF.

The footage was shot over 1 year of flying with a Sony HD Handycam and GOPRO Hero. The footage was shot entirely by pilots, no combat camera personnel were used. The video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD over 2 weeks by Jersey. Footage includes flying and aircraft from both the 67FS "Fighting Cocks" and the 44FS "Vampire Bats", entirely on location at Kadena AB, Japan. Most of the over water footage was filmed while we were raging like demons from hell in the skies over the pacific ocean like our brothers did 70 years before us.

Credits.
-All Tower footage filmed by Jersey
-Unrestricted Climb ground view camera: Wreck and Switch
-Backseat Unrestricted climb pilot: Egg
-GO Pro captains: Blue, Hozen,Egg
-Go Pro Majors: Jersey, Lips, Crusher
- 2 ship BFM footage pilots: Jersey, Hozen, Snizzler, Trip, Wreck
- Large Force Engagement Radio Voices: Cock 1: Jersey, Cock 2: Match, Cock 3: Flash, Cock 4: Blaze
- BFM radio voices: Guano and Jersey

All editing by Jersey.
I thought it was awesome and I think I just found some new riding music, too
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #2944
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2012 Raytheon Award Video from Jersey on Vimeo.


I thought it was awesome and I think I just found some new riding music, too
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:39 PM   #2945
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...we were raging like demons from hell in the skies over the pacific ocean like our brothers did 70 years before us.
Oh, BS. I didn’t see anybody in there doing their best to kill them.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #2946
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Anyone been in the situation of being a Private Pilot previously, not current but regained a medical, and looking to jump back into the game?

I haven't flown since around '96, iirc, and I know a LOT has changed.
Just curious what all has changed, as well as the rigmarole of what had to be done to get recurrent (Flight time, ground traning, etc..).
That is my situation.

On another note, I have a good friend who is in a similar boat, but has been out of it much longer, has no (expired many moons ago) medical, and is entertaining the thought of maybe going for a sport pilot's licence, so he doesn't have to deal with getting a medical.
I got my private in 1991 while working at Wendys (free food) and living at the airport for free. I quit flying in about 1993 because that sort of lifestyle was not sustainable. Fast forward to 2007. Renewed medical. Spent some time reading and reviewing regulations and their changes. I basically pretended that I was preparing for the written again. I then spent about 7 hours with a CFI and got signed off (BFR). No big deal really. Go for it!

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #2947
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:05 PM   #2948
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Interesting article about the future of airliner engines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...engine-371586/
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #2949
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #2950
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In my opinion, this would have made a much better choice for the joint strike fighter. Far less expensive, far simpler. We wouldn't be in the mess we're in with the F-35 now. And it's better-looking.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:13 PM   #2951
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In my opinion, this would have made a much better choice for the joint strike fighter. Far less expensive, far simpler. We wouldn't be in the mess we're in with the F-35 now. And it's better-looking.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #2952
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It's the happiest looking aircraft eva!

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Old 05-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #2953
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We needed a modern version of the A-6 for a strike fighter. A dump truck, not a Ferrari. What a mess.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:15 PM   #2954
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In my opinion, this would have made a much better choice for the joint strike fighter. Far less expensive, far simpler. We wouldn't be in the mess we're in with the F-35 now. And it's better-looking.

I'm sure Boeing would have found a way to make a soup sandwich of it and milk it for a few billion in over-runs too.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #2955
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I'm sure Boeing would have found a way to make a soup sandwich of it and milk it for a few billion in over-runs too.
It was a much more conservative design. I doubt it.
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