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  1. 1989 Gulf of Sidra Incident

    That does make sense.
  2. 1989 Gulf of Sidra Incident

    thanks! tape one at 5:13 "OK, he's got a missile off" at 6:22 "good chutes" tape two same thing at 5:15, again at 12:30 in each of the tapes at that point at about 4 miles range you can hear the call "OK, he's got a missile off" The Migs apparently fired an IR Apex in a head on situation.
  3. 1989 Gulf of Sidra Incident

    There are several different tapes of the audio from the different cockpits and over the radio. When it was going down as it happened, i did not hear the call about the Mig firing a possible Apex. At that time during the engagement the 6th Fleet Commander (Vice Admiral Williams) asked his 6th Fleet TAO (me) whether or not the Migs had fired, to which I responded- don’t know. That time corresponds to when on one of the cockpit tapes you can hear one of our guys call a possible Mig missile launch. when I reviewed the cockpit tapes and audio after the fact, prior to release, that was not clear. If you do an internet search there is one of the tapes out there where it sounds like one of our guys makes that call, but again not clear and might have referred to a visual on one of our missiles. We do know now the Migs never activated their radar, although we did not know that as it went down. The Migs flew a hostile profile consistent with a radar launch, but could also have been an IR launch which a version of the Apex could have done. I’ve never heard in the later analysis for sure whether or not the Migs fired. I leave it out there from one who was on the scope and on the radio through the engagement, that maybe.
  4. 1989 Gulf of Sidra Incident

    My recollection is that at least one Apex was fired during the engagement. Whether IR or unguided was unknown. Our understanding is that neither Libyan pilot was located and rescued.
  5. working with nvidia we found the solution. It is a combination of older video drivers and settings. I am back in (occasional) business. if anyone needs the technical how-to, I can provide.
  6. up until the last nvidia driver update it was all working fine. Now they've all crashed and won't run. has anyone heard of a fix?
  7. HMS By Jove

    RODLMAO
  8. Merry Christmas!!

    Merry Christmas all The Red Nomex Aviator On the night before Christmas my ship was at sea, A big flat-top "bird farm" from the land of the free. Cruising the ocean at "the tip of the spear", So everyone home could sleep sound with no fear. Flight ops had ended hours ago, The day crew had turned in and gone down below. Night crew was doin' their maintenance checks, The aircrews and pilots were gettin' some rest. The cooks in the galley were fixin' Mid-rat's, The Air Boss and Cap'n could finally relax. CIC called up said something's inbound, Prob'ly the mail plane, a C-2 Greyhound. Stand clear of the foul-line, one to recover, "Angel" is airborne, to starboard he'll hover. Spotters see only one red blinkin' light, No markers on wing-tips, now somethin' ain't right. All eyes are watching but no one believes, What comes o'er the round-down, bold as you please. Nine deer and a sleigh, no tail-hook or tires, How does Paddles grade a trap with no wire? A red Nomex flight-suit, of course gloves that match, And S. Claus printed on his aviator patch. Why, it's old Santa Claus wearin' goggles and leather, With bags full of Christmas cards, presents and letters. Don't stand there gawkin', froze in your tracks, Give him a hand with unloadin' those sacks. The bags are all carried to the mail room below, And after a pre-flight, Santa's ready to go. The cat-crew is wondering now which hold-back pin? Santa just laughs then he's airborne again. We didn't hear jingling bells from his sleigh, Ol' Santa was whistling Anchors Aweigh. Off the angle-deck, over wave-caps of white, Even without afterburners he's soon out of sight. We all stood there doubting what we had just seen, But the deer left a present, smelly and green. Over the side with all the deer turds, Don't want them things fod'in one of our birds. Tho' that night happened many long years ago, Santa still travels to our ships on the foam.
  9. Suchoi Intercept Rafal refueling over Syria

    that is an astonishingly stupid quote since the areas held by the US Kurdish allies are the ones taken from IS. The US and our Kurdish allies are systematically destroying IS. now the Turks......
  10. Landed on the wrong carrier

    F-14’s on Midway were an emergency divert and they were treated carefully. The CO made it Very Clear that no “tagging” was to be done. We had an E-2 execute a directed, emergency divert due to zero zero weather. They were not treated with such restraint... some of it was pretty artistic. I had the clean up crew leave some of the more entertaining stuff on.
  11. It wasn't a transport. It was an electronic surveillance aircraft and part of the Soviet, er Russian, air contingent in Syria. The aircraft was clearly part of the Soviet, er Russian, air effort against the rebel stronghold and happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time as the Syrian air defense artillery forces let loose against the Israeli strike against Iranian forces in Syria. The Syrians locked up and fired an SA-5 on roughly the threat bearing and took out the Soviets, er Russians. I was having flashbacks reading this all - IL-20 Coot and SA-5. Old systems. So the Syrians did similar to what one of our own CG's did some years ago in the Persian Gulf, i.e., while under attack locked up and fired on an aircraft on the threat bearing. Oops..... Given that in this case the Russians were engaged against our common enemies (ISIS, Al Queda, Nusra front, etc.) we were on the same side, sorta. being taken out by your own really sucks. I salute some brave airmen taken out in the course of their duty.
  12. Midway remake to start filming in September

    They can only screw this one up
  13. Iran unveils new Kowsar Fighter

    what it looks like is they put a new coat of paint on an old airframe and some off the shelf avionics from some standard company outlets. whoopee...... They did the same thing with some old Soviet subs a few years back. Repainted them green and called them 'new". they are the laughing stock of the world - but for internal consumption to a domestic population that has nothing but censored Fake News from Iranian propaganda outlets - its GREAT! (and anyone who says doubts about it will have their lips sewn shut)
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