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Author:  2banaviator [ Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:44 am ]
Post subject:  A-10 Warthog Emergency Landing

In case you've missed this, here's a story of performance under pressure in Michigan last month...

A-10, canopy blown off, gear not functioning, multiple radio failures....

http://www.127wg.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1275644/no-second-guesses-selfridge-pilots-share-story-of-emergency-landing/

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Author:  Scott WRG Editor [ Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A-10 Warthog Emergency Landing

Yet another reason why I love the A-10

Author:  bdk [ Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A-10 Warthog Emergency Landing

Scott WRG Editor wrote:
Yet another reason why I love the A-10


Because it is unreliable? :? :lol:

Author:  JohnB [ Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A-10 Warthog Emergency Landing

bdk wrote:
Scott WRG Editor wrote:
Yet another reason why I love the A-10


Because it is unreliable? :? :lol:



Not that I noticed during my time with the 81st TFW...with six squadrons of them the largest IDAF Wing of the period).
I never heard anything bad about them. Compared to their contemporaries they were simplicity itself.
One of the jokes was they had some F-84 parts somewhere in them.

Author:  Scott WRG Editor [ Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A-10 Warthog Emergency Landing

bdk wrote:
Scott WRG Editor wrote:
Yet another reason why I love the A-10


Because it is unreliable? :? :lol:


No smart ass ;) :lol:
But seriously, the fact that it can take damage and still fly long enough to get the pilot on the ground :)
Look up some of the damage the A-10s took in the first Iraq war.

Author:  p51 [ Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A-10 Warthog Emergency Landing

Just goes to show that the plane is only part of the equation, that the guy behind the stick is what makes it what it is.
In the hands of a lesser, poorly-trained pilot, this could have ended in tears and blood.

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