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    Re: First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain gameboy View Post
    Well done.

    Completely innocent double entendre.

    Still, at what point does this site's regulars realize what a complete fool this man is?
    That is why we keep him around.
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    Re: First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain gameboy View Post
    One of the things that has been particularly time consuming over these many years is pointing out your ignorance.

    In the old days, I used to compare it with picking up after the elephants at a circus.

    Do you realize what your video is?

    It is a video of the back seater in an EA18.

    It is not the pilot.

    He is not flying, he is in the back and riding along, and they are just cruising down a valley at quite a high altitude, compared to what is really done.

    Same nonsense from you, different year.
    Here, take a look from the pilots helmet cam doing an airshow routine.

    Doesn't look like he's breaking a sweat to me...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq7dqI...ys/ac/f-18.htm


    https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-18.htm

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    The F/A-18 "Hornet" is a single- and two-seat, twin engine, multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft that can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases. The F/A-18 fills a variety of roles: air superiority, fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defenses, reconnaissance, forward air control, close and deep air support, and day and night strike missions. The F/A-18 Hornet replaced the F-4 Phantom II fighter and A-7 Corsair II light attack jet, and also replaced the A-6 Intruder as these aircraft were retired during the 1990s.

    The F/A-18 has a digital control-by-wire flight control system which provides excellent handling qualities, and allows pilots to learn to fly the airplane with relative ease. At the same time, this system provides exceptional maneuverability and allows the pilot to concentrate on operating the weapons system. A solid thrust-to-weight ratio and superior turn characteristics combined with energy sustainability, enable the F/A-18 to hold its own against any adversary. The power to maintain evasive action is what many pilots consider the Hornet's finest trait.
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    Re: First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

    Give it up.

    You are fatally flawed, and the more you post the more people realize it.

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    Re: First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain gameboy View Post
    Give it up.

    You are fatally flawed, and the more you post the more people realize it.
    You really are a piece of work, aren't you?

    Is that why you took early retirement from the Navy? People couldn't wait to see your back?

    My original point was the F18 was designed to be easy to fly.

    There are dozens of in cockpit videos. I grabbed one as an example without reading the comments. The wrong one. It happens.

    Here's one of the actual pilot in action.

    Again, even doing an airshow routine, he hardly looks stressed out...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3L0Cfui0oYY

    And here's a video of a Canadian CF18 pilot explains the basics of learning to fly the plane while stressing how EASY it is to fly.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KRTw3nLrkM4

    So, why not do the board, and the world a favor by taking the stick out of your ass?

    It may result in making your participation a little more enjoyable for you.

    And that would make it more enjoyable for the rest of us who don't prefer to be lectured by a pedantic nit picker.

    Just a suggestion...
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    Re: First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

    More in cockpit video.

    See the pilot move the joystick a couple of inches back and forth and throttle front and back minimally...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj9D1Ls-_JM

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    Re: First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by CommissarSpartacus View Post
    You really are a piece of work, aren't you?

    Is that why you took early retirement from the Navy? People couldn't wait to see your back?
    Your imagination has a near perfect record of being completely wrong.

    I did not take "early retirement."

    When you are doing what I was doing in my active duty career, you are in the far left lane and that means that if you stay in that role, you are going to spend a tremendous amount of time at sea and/or away from home.
    I had completed two carrier cruises with incredibly close friends and fellow officers and I saw the strain it caused them since most had young children at the time. I was engaged to my wife at the time, who was a Navy Nurse and had to make a decision.

    The Navy offered me a position as aide to COMNAVAIRSYSCOM.
    That is Commander, Naval Air Systems Command.

    That is the job a two star has that involves all the purchasing of Naval Air materials and is a very big deal.
    Being his aide was one of the most highly sought after jobs of an O3.
    I had been married for two months and used the excuse that my wife had just received orders to the Naval Hospital at Oakland, Ca., so I wasn't interested in moving to Washington.
    The Admiral's Secretary called me at my squadron and told me they could have her re-assigned to Bethesda, Md., within two hours, thus calling my bluff.
    We talked about it all night and decided I would stick with the original plan.

    I spent three years in the Reserves and was destined to become the CO of the squadron when I got promoted to captain at the airline after only four+ years.
    The XO/CO job was easily eight days a month, and as our third child was born I decided I could not spend that much time away from home between the two jobs.
    That's why I didn't "retire."
    I put my family ahead of that career, have been married 36 years and never regretted it.

    You post incredibly stupid stuff, but you're at your most stupid when you make up stupid crap because you don't like people who call you out because you think your "internet education" makes you knowledgeable.

    It doesn't, but it is hopeless that you will ever realize that.

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    Re: First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by CommissarSpartacus View Post
    Oh please, stop deliberately misreading what I'm saying.

    I'm not saYing it's not physically taxing to endure the planes limits, I'm saying it's not taxing to make the plane do it.

    Plus, I'm not saying that Top Gun was a good or bad idea, I'm saying it's depiction was sloppy cinematically, with a bunch of patched together stock shots papered over with dialogue and music.

    Stop trying to argue about everything.
    It was filmed in the late 80s. They didn't exactly have the technology they have today.

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    Re: First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

    Quote Originally Posted by Forward_Lateral View Post
    It was filmed in the late 80s. They didn't exactly have the technology they have today.
    The early 80's, but that's not the point.
    I am not a movie guy, and I don't know what the phrase "stock shots" means, but I do know what I know.
    I was there when their original technical guys were probing around, and I couldn't believe what they were asking, but the Navy agreed and you got what you got.

    The filming of those scenes was real, other than the really stupid stuff, life flying inverted a few feet from another airplane's canopy.
    It is not remotely close to what real air to air fighting is like, but it was original, if only planes chasing other planes.

    Sparty's views on the movie stuff is not something I will comment on. I don't talk about stuff I know nothing about.

    His idiotic speculation about the level of difficulty in flying a fighter is gross ignorance, and right up there with other subjects he knows noting about.
    A tactical airplane is a weapons system.
    A trained pilot is expected to fly it well.
    You learn that before you get to your fleet squadron, and it is a given.
    That's how you get your wings.
    Using its systems in a manner that provides your squadron mates, your ship and your country the best possible outcome for the money they spend is what matters.

    Here is a link to the F-18 HUD.

    https://i.stack.imgur.com/Hcf8v.gif

    Mind you, this is without any weapons system and various sensors selected.
    It gets far more complicated.
    Imagine all of these symbols buzzing around at near supersonic speeds, while considering your adversary, a surface to air threat and your wingmen.

    The man's view are ignorant.

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