Hello and What About That F-14B Tomcat


#41

It really depends… I never practiced any so far.
I am the A-6 guy. :stuck_out_tongue:

In reality I’d go for the F18. It’s the most modeled naval aircraft available.


#42

I think you must be quite young. :slight_smile:
We have all been just quoting “Top Gun”.


#43

That’s what I was thinking but the 33 is alot bigger than the 18 and the 14 is alot bigger than the 18 so I was thinking getting used to the size would be good


#44

I knew you guys have been quoting TopGun. I’m in school though, trying not to laugh at some of the quotes tho. You through in a nice pic of IceMan


#45

In the end they’re all different machines so I think learning a solid procedure is much more important than the airframe you’re using.
Start by getting repeatable results in different conditions…


#46

I’d use the A-4 to practice carrier landings for the kitty. Sure it’s tiny compared to the cat, but it’s as analogue while the Su-33 and F/A-18 both are very much fly by wire.

On the other hand, the -33 is big like a tomcat and also lacks a flight path marker, so yeah.


#47

Then, dude, I’ll enter dad mode and ask you to not repeat my mistakes: listen carefully the teacher in class and put away your phone.


#48

Alright, thank-you! That’s a good idea!


#49

It was actually @JediMaster. :stuck_out_tongue:
He has a thing for pilots. :wink:


#50

We have school computers, and I’m in English class.


#51

Hehehe OK OK …


#52

Did you guys copy the Manual I sent? Or do you want me to email you a copy of it?


#53

The plaque for the alternates is down by the ladies room…


#54

Oh My God you crack me up


#55

Has anyone tried landing Hornet on the Kuz or 33 on the Vinson yet?
I’m assuming takeoffs won’t work because of cat/ramp thing.


#56

Yes, as well as the A-4 on both. Takeoffs can be done with all three if you use the full deck length.


#57

Yes…I am sure that’s what it is.

And with that statement, my “Low Sarcasm Light” light is blinking red. Time to hit the sarcasm tanker or RTB. :smirk:

Just curios. How many of us saw Topgun in a first run theater when it came in 1986…go ahead, don’t be shy, raise your hands high. Here’s mine. :raised_hand:


#58

Could have, would have, should have, but my parents thought that it was imperialist capitalist propaganda schlock so they didn’t offer to take plane-crazy little schurem to go see it.


#59

Saw it multiple times in fact. :raised_hand: :raised_hand::raised_hand:


#60

LOL! Well, they were essentially correct about the schlock part. I was in an F-14 squadron at the time…I am pretty sure it was mandatory schlock for me. :sunglasses: