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Posted: 2/13/2012 6:33:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2012 6:34:41 AM EST by jestertoo]


Ohh yeah, MITO.
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 6:56:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ7niLYSVFo

Ohh yeah, MITO.




Bad...ass...

American Air Power! Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 6:56:20 AM EST
Watching FB-111s close interval launch when I was in SAC was one of the most awesome spectacles ever witnessed. When I lived in base housing, I hated hearing the klaxon go off. The wind would bring the smoke right to us every time.
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 9:08:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 10:07:33 AM EST
Neat.

Also much more impressive than a MITO for C-5s. One jet one Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 10:20:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By KC-10Boom:
Neat.

Also much more impressive than a MITO for C-5s. One jet one Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Link Posted: 2/13/2012 10:32:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 10:57:11 AM EST
We launched birds off the Nimitz faster than that.
Seriously, that was impressive for those BUFFs.
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 1:33:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 2:31:27 PM EST
Giant shotgun shell of gas, pressurizing a turbine directly connected to a bunch of reduction gears to start a jet turbine. Love it.
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 2:39:17 PM EST
I missing alerts and launching multi-ship sorties. It was a lot of work but it put a smile on the face ever time. 30 minutes or less, and it had better be less, from beeper to wheels up was quite a ride. Finding out it was just a drill got old.....fast.
Link Posted: 2/13/2012 8:09:14 PM EST
Rats, can't find my quick start mask.. RUN!
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 9:37:41 AM EST
The first Elephant Walk I ever saw was @ Dyess back in '82. SAC still had B-52D's & A model tankers with the water injection.
I always got the warm fuzzies & a funny tingle in My pants every time.

I took it for granted & would give a lot to see it one more time.



The Ol' Crew Chief
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 12:49:44 PM EST
Friend of mine was a B 52 crew chief around the years of Viet days. I love to talk to him but all he wants to talk about is P51s.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 2:39:42 PM EST
One of my favorite memories of my first year in the Air Force was when I was posted at the end of the runway, walking the gap to the alert area, and watching as the sun came up (I was on Mid shifts) and a bunch of B-52's and KC-135's (G Models & A Models w/Water in injection) would taxi by and then all take off one after the other and all that black smoke would fill the sky. .......... I will also never forget that smell.
Link Posted: 2/16/2012 5:35:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/16/2012 5:39:25 AM EST by retroangles]
I never get tired of that video. Been making the rounds for a while now, but I can literally watch it everyday. Ahh the good ol TF33, the turbine version of a two stroke!

And last but not least. An aviation fanatics version of a famous movie line: There is nothing like the smell of jet exaust in the morning, smells like "Victory"!
Link Posted: 2/16/2012 6:51:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By retroangles:
I never get tired of that video. Been making the rounds for a while now, but I can literally watch it everyday. Ahh the good ol TF33, the turbine version of a two stroke!

And last but not least. An aviation fanatics version of a famous movie line: There is nothing like the smell of jet exaust in the morning, smells like "Victory"!


TF33's didn't use water injection, IIRC.. Those are all older b52's with the older turbojets.
Link Posted: 2/16/2012 7:18:44 PM EST
Guess those folks never heard of the wake turbulence separation the FAA uses...

That must be amazing to see in person.
Link Posted: 2/16/2012 11:30:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By Onefast93z28:
Guess those folks never heard of the wake turbulence separation the FAA uses...

That must be amazing to see in person.


They all take a slightly different heading after take off. You can see it in one of the videos.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 1:47:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By ske714:
Originally Posted By Onefast93z28:
Guess those folks never heard of the wake turbulence separation the FAA uses...

That must be amazing to see in person.


They all take a slightly different heading after take off. You can see it in one of the videos.


That's so the flight crews can breathe see.
Link Posted: 2/18/2012 2:43:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/18/2012 2:45:43 PM EST by jjc155]
thats one of my fav aviation vid's at one point there is a plane lifting off, another mid roll out and a third hammering down starting the roll out!

man they get the engines started so friggin fast its like they have remote start, LOL

J-
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 11:44:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By ske714:
Originally Posted By Onefast93z28:
Guess those folks never heard of the wake turbulence separation the FAA uses...

That must be amazing to see in person.


They all take a slightly different heading after take off. You can see it in one of the videos.


Yeah I saw that, I was talking about the 2 minute and 3 minute rules...

Link Posted: 2/23/2012 12:10:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
Originally Posted By retroangles:
I never get tired of that video. Been making the rounds for a while now, but I can literally watch it everyday. Ahh the good ol TF33, the turbine version of a two stroke!

And last but not least. An aviation fanatics version of a famous movie line: There is nothing like the smell of jet exaust in the morning, smells like "Victory"!


TF33's didn't use water injection, IIRC.. Those are all older b52's with the older turbojets.


I'm a current engine troop on the BUFF.

You're correct the TF33 does not use water injection
Link Posted: 2/23/2012 5:01:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2012 5:01:30 AM EST by jestertoo]
Originally Posted By tt350z:
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
Originally Posted By retroangles:
I never get tired of that video. Been making the rounds for a while now, but I can literally watch it everyday. Ahh the good ol TF33, the turbine version of a two stroke!

And last but not least. An aviation fanatics version of a famous movie line: There is nothing like the smell of jet exaust in the morning, smells like "Victory"!


TF33's didn't use water injection, IIRC.. Those are all older b52's with the older turbojets.


I'm a current engine troop on the BUFF.

You're correct the TF33 does not use water injection


Bummer they can't re-engine them with something like the turbines off of the 777 or A380 :)
Link Posted: 2/23/2012 6:57:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
Originally Posted By tt350z:
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
Originally Posted By retroangles:
I never get tired of that video. Been making the rounds for a while now, but I can literally watch it everyday. Ahh the good ol TF33, the turbine version of a two stroke!

And last but not least. An aviation fanatics version of a famous movie line: There is nothing like the smell of jet exaust in the morning, smells like "Victory"!


TF33's didn't use water injection, IIRC.. Those are all older b52's with the older turbojets.


I'm a current engine troop on the BUFF.

You're correct the TF33 does not use water injection


Bummer they can't re-engine them with something like the turbines off of the 777 or A380 :)


Boeing offered to hang four RB211's on them, but the Air Force is bad at math, and decided that fuel prices would probably stay constant, or go down.
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