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Now THIS is a pilot

Or maybe it's the design. Then again, I'm easily impressed, so it might be common.

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Onboard computers - the only reason the stealth bomber flies at all...and conversely, why after '91 Mercedes are crap.
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I read a bit back that the analysis showed that because of the wide fuselage of the plane, that helped it act like a lifting body, much like the shuttle, with the thrust providing some extra handling help. And most of that is WELL BEFORE fly by wire.

That was just amazing big hairy balls flying.

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I did not know that Israel was the first foreign power "allowed to buy it" but I am not surprised since they are our closest ally in that region and they are about to help us with Iraq.
Anyone knows when Iraq will be handed over?
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Great pilot, great luck, too.

At that speed I was stunned he dropped the tailhook; probably lucky it broke off.

Good find, thanks for sharing.

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I did not know that Israel was the first foreign power "allowed to buy it" but I am not surprised since they are our closest ally in that region and they are about to help us with Iraq.
Anyone knows when Iraq will be handed over?
Dumb-Ass, here is your closest ally in the middle east! heh, heh....they call him "Tali-Bush".
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