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Saturday, 29 January 2022

Splash Another Diversity Hire

 Hrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmm. Apparently the official word is that this is the 5th Class A mishap the squids have had since Nov. 22/21. Unofficial word is that it was a woman in the cockpit.

So I guess they classify a type A naval aviation mishap as:

TOTAL COST OF DAMAGE IS $1,000,000.00 OR MORE

AND/OR INVOLVES DESTROYED AIRCRAFT

AND/OR FATAL INJURY

AND/OR PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY


Y’know… I’d be really interested in finding out how many of these incidents involve vibrancy or diversity. But I suppose that’s an improper question, isn’t it? But… five of these types of incidents in two or three months…? To me that indicates one of two problems: either these operations are pushing the pilots and planes past their operational envelopes… or the wrong people are in the wrong jobs.

But whadda I know?

9 comments:

  1. it is kind of funny, like showing your squad leader how to use a compass and map. even of he out ranks you. so much for skill anyway.
    but the color is right, right ?

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  2. Hi Bubba,
    The "Ground!!" (or H2O) waits for No Man....... or "Woman!!"
    PR-2 Deli
    USN 1966-70!!!!

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  3. The US is expected to buy less than 2500 F 35's....and they are expected to be in service for about 50 years. They keep dropping em in the drink and they're gonna run out of planes before the next generation is ready.

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  4. in their defense, somewhat, the f35 has a history of trying to kill its pilots for no good reason. from the oxygen system suddenly pumping noxious fumes into their masks to the avionics taking a powder when landing to losing power in the middle of takeoff, and other quirks. and its been reported that it appears the russians have a way of shutting it down from nearby ships. emp maybe, but unknown. now the ships banging into each other, well women drivers, what else can i say.

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    1. Indeed. IIRC, the was also an incident (sitting in front of the hanger, fortunately) where the computer system closed the cockpit canopy, then refused to open it. They finally had to cut the canopy with a sawzall to get the pilot out.

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    2. Well, that is the other thing. If you don't do your maintenance those birds will try to kill their pilots and crews. There was a time the USN understood this.

      http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/01/29/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-american-empire-16/

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  5. I read that the pilot had the vaccine recently and had chest pains. The article said that he could barely pull the ejection lever. Last radio message was "effing vaccine!".
    Sad part is the three sailors that were terribly "injured".

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    1. !vax injury was my first thought. The Russians don't need to be able to subvert or shut down the electronics if the pilot shuts down.

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  6. China and Russia were reported rushing to the site to recover that F35C. If they get there before our forces, we are so screwed.

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