Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34

Thread: A-10 In the News...

  1. #1
    Retired Pilot Tex's Avatar
    United States
       United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,614

    Awards Showcase

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    925
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,059
    Thanked in
    826 Posts

    A-10 In the News...

    A couple news stories about the A-10

    - USAF continues to fund the A-10 Lifecycle Program Support (TLPS) programme to keep the aircraft viable through to 2028 and beyond http://www.janes.com/article/54629/u...10a-re-winging

    - There is an app for everything these days...I wonder if we'll get a CA mod for this
    http://defensetech.org/2015/09/18/jt...ndroid-tablet/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...10-attack-jet/


    Last edited by Tex; 21Sep15 at 15:01.
    “Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own. " - Chuck Yeager

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Tex For This Useful Post:

    Baxter (21Sep15), doctapp (23Sep15), Griffin (21Sep15), Gunny (21Sep15), Hiccup (21Sep15), Kimi (21Sep15), Snoopy (21Sep15)

  3. #2
    Senior Member PFunk's Avatar
    Canada
       Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    707
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    112
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    388
    Thanked in
    217 Posts
    3 clicks instead of a 9-line. Quite a leap.

  4. #3

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Snoopy For This Useful Post:

    doctapp (23Sep15), Tex (21Sep15)

  6. #4
    Member Hansolo's Avatar
    Denmark
       Denmark
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    151
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    356
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    118
    Thanked in
    61 Posts
    Sorry about the noob question, but what does fini-flight stand for?

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Hansolo For This Useful Post:

    doctapp (23Sep15)

  8. #5
    Retired Pilot Tex's Avatar
    United States
       United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,614

    Awards Showcase

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    925
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,059
    Thanked in
    826 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Hansolo View Post
    Sorry about the noob question, but what does fini-flight stand for?
    Final flight - when a pilot has his last flight in the aircraft before retiring. Usually celebrated by everyone at the squadron and the retiring pilot's family. For squadron commanders and above (or anyone else deemed "special"), they will typically bring out the fire trucks and hose down the aircraft. Upon exiting the cockpit, the family and squadron members will wet down the pilot with either water and/or champagne. If you are lucky, you only get water.
    “Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own. " - Chuck Yeager

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Tex For This Useful Post:

    Hansolo (21Sep15)

  10. #6
    Member Hansolo's Avatar
    Denmark
       Denmark
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    151
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    356
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    118
    Thanked in
    61 Posts
    Thank you very much Sir, for the explanation. Much appreciated.

  11. #7

    KOVIC


    Founder | 76 vFS | CS
    Snoopy's Avatar
    United States
       United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9,250

    Awards Showcase

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    5,077
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4,017
    Thanked in
    1,970 Posts
    We also do fini flights when they are leaving to fly another aircraft or moving to a desk job.

  12. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Snoopy For This Useful Post:

    doctapp (23Sep15), Hansolo (21Sep15)

  13. #8
    Member Hansolo's Avatar
    Denmark
       Denmark
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    151
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    356
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    118
    Thanked in
    61 Posts
    Ah Solid Copy Sir

  14. #9
    Retired Pilot Tex's Avatar
    United States
       United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,614

    Awards Showcase

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    925
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,059
    Thanked in
    826 Posts
    Keep up the good fight boys. All star teamwork!

    http://m.military.com/daily-news/201...-pentagon.html

    The A-10s were joined by an AC-130 Spectre gunship in clearing the way for the U.S.-aligned group...

    The use of other bases in the Mideast for strikes in Syria required "two mid-air refuelings on the way up, two on the way back," he said.
    Last edited by Tex; 05Nov15 at 12:28.
    “Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own. " - Chuck Yeager

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Tex For This Useful Post:

    Snoopy (05Nov15)

  16. #10

    KOVIC


    Founder | 76 vFS | CS
    Snoopy's Avatar
    United States
       United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9,250

    Awards Showcase

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    5,077
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4,017
    Thanked in
    1,970 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tex View Post
    Keep up the good fight boys. All star teamwork!

    http://m.military.com/daily-news/201...-pentagon.html
    We will

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Snoopy For This Useful Post:

    Joyride (05Nov15), Warpig (05Nov15)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Like our website?

You can help us by donating to cover our costs.

Many sincere thanks!


Search

Follow us

Twitter Twitter youtube iTunes Subscribe to our Podcast