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  • Birthday 07/03/1966

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  1. Wow, stunning work. I was going to sell my Promodeler F-15E and replace it with a GWH F-15E but after seeing your build I think I will keep it. Love the grease throwing off the control surfaces! I’m very familiar with that on our Hornets.
  2. Beautiful build! Just stumbled on this now!
  3. You mean the 1/32 Border Models, ex-WNWs Lanc my wife bought me for Christmas.? 😛
  4. Not sure why, I find this site has more fights than others and I spend less time here now because of it. I don’t know what other sites do to prevent it.
  5. Good to hear they are going to be under $100, because my first order is going to be for 6 kits.
  6. I sold three of them a few years ago, all went for over $250 US each. I listed them at a starting bid of $9.99. So the buyers are just as much at fault. And I honestly didn’t know at the time they’d be bid up that high. I just didn’t want to build them as they were too crude for my liking. I reinvested that money into 1/32 Tamiya Spitfires. I hope this doesn’t make me a bad person. I think it is pure greed though starting bidding that high. And it’s funny to see all the hoarders dumping them now. Hopefully not too many people get sucked in. I was always hopeful Raymon
  7. In conventional visual fighting, yeah it is nice to have an extra set of eyes in the back. I used to ride the back seat all the time in a CF-18B, a mission we flew was the jet was clean (no pylons or tanks), we called the mission the Red Baron as we had the advantage. The CF-18B was also lighter because there wasn’t a tank in the place of the second seat. Often the second seat was empty because pilots don’t want to sit in the back, they want to be in control. So we’d get a PA over the hangar saying there was an empty seat for a Red Baron. I went as often as I could. I’d be the seco
  8. Finally, I have known this for awhile. Originally it was planned as 1/32. I provided Raymond his first access to a Tutor many years ago.
  9. I think he lost power, his sink rate suddenly increased as he was descending. Could have been an FCS fault too, which would explain why the pilot decided to eject. He likely had no control. And as mentioned that puff of smoke before he lost power will be a key point of the investigation. The ejection sequence probably preserved what is left of the airframe as that automatically shuts everything down. Which will help with the investigation. And there is no warranty on the jet, but given it was still being flown by a test pilot it won’t count as a delivered jet.
  10. That comment is rather harsh. There are people here who have experience in accident investigations. In this instance, there were clear mistakes in this incident. I know when I witnessed the video I recognized gross negligence immediately, and I was shocked. And that negligence was not just with the Air Cobra pilot. The fact there wasn’t altitude separation involves multitudes of people and organizations. There is always a long chain of events that leads to any accident, it is never one cause factor. You break any link, the accident is prevented.
  11. I have a picture of myself sitting in the Captain’s Chair of the USS Reagan, the seat covers were stitched by Nancy Reagan. Not all Captain’s permit this, I was a rare guest who the Captain permitted to sit in the chair.
  12. The warbird community has lost an extraordinary number of aircraft the last five or six years. A higher rate than the military, airlines, and general aviation. Something is seriously wrong in this community, including oversight by the regulators.
  13. Murph has thousands of hours flying fast jets, including the F-15. He isn’t an armchair pilot. And given the number of videos of this incident, there are some very obvious errors. These powerful tools (video/images) will be used in the investigation. I was a human factors in military aviation facilitator for the last eight years of my time in service. We had a CF-18 crash at an airshow practice and there was a lot of video/images of the incident. We knew immediately what to look at based on this material. I’ll say one thing about this incident, it was preventable. Too m
  14. Agree, so many human factors in these videos. Why was the P-63 entering the airspace at such a high rate of speed and why was he banking and not keeping the slower moving B-17 in view, a total loss of situational awareness.
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