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  • core_pfield_13
    Most anything involving wings.


  • core_pfield_11
    Boeing Production Flight Test 2014 - Present (Seattle)
    Lockheed FE Instructor 2009-2014 (LRAFB)
    ANG FE 2014 - Present (LRAFB)
    USAF FE 1992-2009 (LRAFB, EAFB)
    USAF F-16 Crew Chief 1989-1992 (Hahn AB, Nellis AFB)

    154th - H2 - 2012-Present
    418th - E, H, H3, EC-H, MC-E, AMP - 2005-2009
    62nd - E - 2001-2005
    Det 1 AMCAOS - E/H3 - 1998-2001
    61st - E - 1996-1998
    53rd - E - 1995
    61st - E - 1992-1995
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    Renton, WA
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  1. I remember a very good restaurant we called "The Log", but maybe only because it had a large log out front that was made a bench. Think it's actually called Der Gundhof. I know we walked through some small gate out the backside somewhere. One of the best steaks I've had in my life!
  2. But, if you end up operating that engine in NULL, it WILL overtemp, maybe over-torque. Like always, if operating in NULL (or not), you must very carefully watch for this when advancing the throttles.
  3. I know most of you have read the Talon raid on USS Nimitz story. That involved LMs sitting on the ramp.
  4. Nice camera angle makes it look truly like it went inverted. Folks on the ground there say it didn't quite get there.
  5. A system failure on all 4 props at once....you're talking probability numbers to the 20th or 30th decimal! I would discount that possibility...or, go get a lottery ticket! What was the aircraft speed when beta was selected?? And, what do you refer to by:
  6. AMPTestFE


    If you're operating the aircraft, then you will find the ACN in the flight manual.
  7. WTF is a C130J helicopter turbofan engine?
  8. AMPTestFE


    The Reno airplanes are now retired...at least the ones we had (0475, 0476) We have 0324 for a little longer...but not much.
  9. AMPTestFE


    We (MTANG) have been approved for the prop & eng upgrades...finally. But it will be a couple of years before these are done. I keep looking for info on the AMP increments, but all I find is a deep black hole.
  10. AMPTestFE


    Not that I'm aware of. AFSOC's decision to pull out of the AMP game is a big reason the whole thing fell apart as we knew it. Lower number of airplanes to modify only increased the per-tail cost. Some guy with AFSOC called me a few years ago wondering what AMCs plans were for the 5 at LRF....mentioned interest from AFSOC in grabbing those for whatever reason. That really set me off in a bad mood!
  11. Wasn't 0012 the one that had two separate incidences of runaway elevator trim?
  12. Ok, so I'm out at base X flying our 4 '74 models and notice a trend. After climbing up to our cruise ceiling, we can't true out until an hour or two later....so I started running some other charts. I first would watch our TAS until we just hit 300, then took a snapshot of average torque, gross weight, OAT, alt, etc. I would then run the IAS for 300TAS chart, which might have come out with something like 12,000 in lbs, before the drag correction. On page 2 (drag correction), I would correct for our advertised ~+20 index, and would come up with a value much less than what it just took us to creep up to 300 TAS. So then, I would come in backwards with my average actual torque on the left, then intersect with the charted value from the bottom. For each of our 4 airplanes, the result varied from a +70 to +60 drag index. On subsequent flights, I would calculate our cruise ceiling with this new value. When we'd get to top of climb, guess what...we'd true out almost exactly at 300. I know some will ask about engine performance, but this method takes that out of the equation. Torque is torque, regardless of engine performance values. And no, we didn't forget the flaps.... So....has anyone else noticed the H being too draggy like this? I'm wondering if the engineers mis-calculated the drag value of LAIRCM or something.
  13. Thanks Tiny...was wondering if anyone would know a real answer.
  14. With no fwd cargo door seams, my guess is an E.
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