[simpits-chat] United States Navy Flops a f18 on landing
Mon, 20 Jan 2003 08:50:22 +1300
> > Marine?? No wonder!
> > :) Air Force drivers know how to retard throttles.
> > John
> > Ex USAF Jock
>And I'm told that marines know how to throttle retards ;)
Yeah, I've met a couple of marines....these guys actually *like* to fight... :)
The story about the F-4 was dramatised and re-told in Stephen Coontz' book
"The Intruders". Though it's fiction, a bunch of the events in the book
draw from real life incidents. It's a really good read, along with all of
his novels; Flight of the Intruders, The Intruders, Final Flight, Under
Siege, the Minotaur, The Red Horsemen, Cuba, Hong Kong, America (I've
probably forgotten some...)
If you want an insight into modern-ish US Navy carrier operations, read the
first 3, very cool stuff :)