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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 05:40 PM
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F-16 dead stick landing cockpit video.
This video is of a F-16 dead stick landing into Elizabeth City, NC. See if you can keep all of the radio transmission straight. Probably the coolest sounding voice in the whole mix is the actual pilot of the engine out aircraft. Just a reminder.. an F-16 has only one engine. When it goes, you are coming down. It is just a matter of figuring out where the airplane will come to rest on terra firma. Nice job....cool pilot!

Although he may be hyperventilating a bit (So would I be!) his breathing sounds very loud because his mic is in his O2 Mask.

http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/SUPERGT/3384 /

On the HUD (Heads Up Display) the left instrument tape is airspeed, the right one is altitude.

For those not familiar with fighter aircraft, EPU (Electrical Power Unit) provides hydraulic and electrical power in event of failure of the engine, electrical or hydraulics. The EPU is powered by Hydrazine which decomposes into hot gasses as it passes across a catalyst bed or engine bleed air (if available). The hot air passes through a turbine which drive the emergency hydraulic pump and generator through a gear box.

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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 05:45 PM
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1. That's a brown trouser day
:D
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 06:08 PM
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2. I really enjoy your flight threads.
You pilots are cool as cucumbers.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 06:10 PM
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3. Thanks, but not always.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 08:57 PM
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4. F-16 sans engine flies like a rock.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:17 PM
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5. You're right. The pilot of the affected plane seems the coolest of all.
That was pretty neat.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 09:21 PM
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6. Breathing sounds remind me of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Great landing :thumbsup:
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:42 PM
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7. Fly it 'til it's quiet. n/t
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 10:53 PM
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8. "see you later 4, we'll get somebody down there to take care of you."
"copy that, thanks for the help."

teamwork :thumbsup:

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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 11:22 PM
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9. trof... se this one?
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