To all American friends

Jul 04, 2019,07:25 AM

To all my American friends: happy Independence Day

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Ps nothing wrong with being a lawyer

 By: Jurry : July 4th, 2019-12:14
When my flying days were over I moved into investment banking and left in 2006, well before the crisis brook out

Lucky you! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 4th, 2019-12:19

My last flight

 By: Jurry : July 4th, 2019-11:59
And this was shot during My very last low pass during my last flight ...  

Cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 4th, 2019-12:00

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 4th, 2019-12:02

Bravo! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 4th, 2019-12:13

Amazing shot Jurry! It must be so hard stopping flying these after 14 years!!

 By: eklektik : July 4th, 2019-13:04
It was a dream for years, never tried hard enough. Now seriously considering PPL, hopefully starting next year. Thanks for sharing your nice photos! And happy independance day to the country that made the F-16 Best, É.

Many thanks

 By: Jurry : July 5th, 2019-00:02
Well a PPL is meant for single seat single engine aircraft and the F16 is just that. There are two basic principles to flying: 1) what’s goes up will come down 2) if you’re pulling on the stick and the trees are getting bigger, you’re probably flying upsi... 

That is a terrific capture.

 By: MichaelC : July 6th, 2019-06:56
My Uncle flew the F4 Phantom many years, and logged over 4000 hours and mission time in Vietnam. I loved that aircraft, and sat in it several times as a youngster. These past few years, he has flown the plane at airshows. He is mid 70s now, but still gets... 

One ride

 By: Jurry : July 6th, 2019-07:02
I got one ride in the backseat of an F4, amazing machine Back in Vietnam it was an incredible machine and it still is Thanks for sharing

That’s very much appreciated

 By: Jurry : July 6th, 2019-10:46
More than you can imagine I belief I’m one of the very few nonAmericans who flew combat in Iraq as member of the US Airforce and till today I’m proud I served

You bethca, and you deserve it. Interestingly enough, I have met an Iraqi soldier here in the US.

 By: MichaelC : July 6th, 2019-11:11
He also fought with the US, and after the conflict, was brought here to live. He suffers with severe PTSD but is managing.

I’ve seen more guys

 By: Jurry : July 6th, 2019-11:30
Suffering from that. But that’s more appropriate for PM rather than public website or forum Will drop you a note It’s good the US is taking care of such individuals

Hi Jurry - just a minor technical question when you have time.....

 By: Eddie1 : August 13th, 2019-20:15
and a reply is not necessary. Thanks for your pic; it is a lovely piece of work, the F-16, and thanks for your service indeed; not easy to train and then fly those things well. Whilst I am not a great fan of Bremont - they do have some lovely timepieces -... 

Hi Eddie

 By: Jurry : August 14th, 2019-06:03
Sharp eyes I must say. It’s AIM 120 and the sidewinder. Underwing left side is, from memory, the ASRAAM which doesn’t have the forward wings (only when fired will they pop out) On Bremont; I’m not a huge fan of them. And their link to flying seems bit as ... 

I completely agree with you with Bremont!

 By: eklektik : August 15th, 2019-15:10
Their flying connection comes from marketing and nowhere else. The Concorde watch should be a Quartz: all official Concorde watches at the time were celebrating the victory of electronic and accuracy over dirty mechanic systems! But it is true that they k... 

Just an aside: my Uncle Kris, who passed away a few years ago, was instrumental . . .

 By: Dr No : August 17th, 2019-16:31
. . . in the development of the AMRAAM. The story, to the best of my memory, is that the missile was constantly failing at some point in the testing phase. Kris, who was an electronics engineer, devised a circuit that corrected the problem. For this, he w... 

Wow. Thanks for sharing, Dr No.

 By: Eddie1 : August 18th, 2019-18:34
I can appreciate the immense pride of your Uncle, may he rest in peace, and am glad that he was able to sort out the circuitry issue.

I just spoke with Uncle Kris's daughter a few hours ago, and her recollection . . .

 By: Dr No : August 19th, 2019-15:09
. . . is that Kris customized a resistor that permitted the circuit to work as intended. Perhaps the off-the-shelf resistor originally selected had a limitation (temperature variation, impedance tolerance, etc.) that caused constant failure. At any rate, ... 

Late response

 By: Jurry : November 15th, 2019-08:55
Apologies late response but you’re niece is not far from the truth. Can’t say more about it other than that once operational, the failure rate was still high (putting it mildly) and no pilot really liked carrying them because you never knew. Later version... 

Piloting skills and reliable weaponry/ordnance - both are indeed needed.

 By: Eddie1 : December 7th, 2019-02:13
Definitely stressful to go on active duty knowing the questionable reliability of your weapons/ordnance. I believe when the F4 Phantoms first went into battle in the Vietnam war, the pilots then had similar issues with their Sparrow missiles. And without ... 

Hi Eddie

 By: Jurry : December 7th, 2019-08:28
Much appreciated. Please allow me evaporate one of the biggest nonsense scenes in this movie that apart from some items was/is a great movie; - “hitting the brakes so the aircraft chasing you will pass you and as a result you’ve turned from being chased i...