[simpits-chat] United States Navy Flops a f18 on landing

Sean Galbraith simpits-chat@simpits.org
Mon, 20 Jan 2003 08:55:11 +1300

At 08:50 AM 1/20/03 +1300, you wrote:

>> > 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 :)

Have a look at www.stephencoonts.com for more info :)