Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/21 5:47 p.m.

I know we have our airplane geeks here.  I've watched this video over the last two days.  Cool discussion of the F22.

 

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/21 7:56 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

I saw 3 of them flying in formation over Keesler this spring. They sound like no other jet I've ever heard. 

I got to watch them taking off out of Holloman a couple months later, and even without using any thrust-vectoring, their flight characteristics reminded me more of starships from Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, etc. than aircraft. 

New York Nick
New York Nick GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
12/7/21 8:14 p.m.

I started watching but don't have the time to finish tonight. I will watch the rest tomorrow. The F22 is a beast. Those F119 engines are just awesome. I have been lucky to have a tiny little piece of making that plane fly for the last decade, first making PTO shafts and then the engines. The science and precision that goes into these things is hard to grasp. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/21 9:37 p.m.

Thank you

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/7/21 9:54 p.m.

I remember F22's when I was stationed at Langley AFB. They did some crazy moves but boy they were annoyingly loud.

But the sound of an A10 still gives me a sense of security. They were everything to us in Afghanistan. 

Brotus7
Brotus7 Dork
12/7/21 9:54 p.m.

In reply to New York Nick :

Worked on building the engines you say? We may be coworkers.

The F22 demonstration at Barnes and the Cape Cod airshows a several years ago was just incredible. So cool to be a part of it, even in a small way.

Brotus7
Brotus7 Dork
12/7/21 9:54 p.m.

In reply to New York Nick :

Worked on building the engines you say? We may be coworkers.

The F22 demonstration at Barnes and the Cape Cod airshows a several years ago was just incredible. So cool to be a part of it, even in a small way.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/21 10:04 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

As someone that used to keep A10s flying I appreciate that.

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/7/21 10:09 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

They really be saving asses.

NoviceClass
NoviceClass Reader
12/7/21 10:13 p.m.

Posting here to make this video easier to find.

 

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/7/21 10:22 p.m.

Someone say 'WARTHOGS' .....OHY!!!!.....pull the trigger and all comes to a standstill.....briefly....and ....chaos is quiet until the next.....peek ..a ..boo .....thanks you two Yups and Stamps for your service y'all

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand UberDork
12/7/21 10:30 p.m.

Need to watch this tomorrow. 

New York Nick
New York Nick GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
12/8/21 9:05 a.m.

In reply to Brotus7 :

I work for P&W. My tiny piece of the puzzle is Nickel super alloys, extrusions and forgings. It's not the prettiest portion of the show but it's a piece of it.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/10/21 1:22 a.m.

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