szlaughlin
szlaughlin
10/27/19
3:22 AM
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I thought the same thing, then I bought probably the first C7 under 30k on the used market. The ride is sublime (with the magnetic shocks) and the power is much more than “how fast was I going officer”- it gives you an endless wave of torque passing cars on the highway. Read more

2/17/17
11:31 AM
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Looked at a beautiful all-blue GT350 at my local dealer- $15K markup and “it’s hot! Many people looking at buying it” Read more

8/11/16
9:00 PM
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Sir, I think I messaged you before when I was sitting in Pensacola. Well- I got jets. Currently sitting in ground school in meridian.

1/6/16
10:07 PM
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Intake is at the rear of the engine. the compressor section is aft, then the combustion and finally the exhaust. The exhaust nozzle loops around to face rearward. Basically the engine is backwards. This works because it’s a turboprop and the propshaft is still at the front of the plane. (Also the exhaust provides very Read more

1/6/16
9:55 PM
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I (and every other military flight student) bet my life on this engine every day!

7/17/15
12:25 AM
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I thought the bladerunner edition wasn’t due for at least a few hundred years!

3/10/15
2:08 PM
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I don't know about the AW609 - But I know in the military the Tilt-rotor rating only requires 6 to 9 hours (not a typo) in a rotary-wing aircraft, as the V22 is more of an airplane that happens to be able to take off and land vertically than the opposite. Read more

12/9/14
5:04 PM
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I was there when this happened. I was 7 years old and watching from the crew station. After the run, the car pulled into the maintenance bay, and one of the mechanics saw me and came running out with something in his hand. He gave me two screws which he said he just pulled from an access panel on the car. Two Read more

11/27/14
5:27 PM
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then again. I'm doing it to be an officer first, and an aviator second- so maybe you are right

11/27/14
5:26 PM
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Not necessarily true. I know from experience the Marines and Air Force are not taking many aviators. But I just got selected for a Navy SNA pilot slot... Along with 50-60% of other medically qualified applicants. no prior flight experience, not prior enlisted... The Navy needs aviators right now. As long as you're Read more