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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:07 pm

So, DD... I see your new avatar.

Did you actually fly one of those?

If so, I want a ride. Those things look like the coolest ride ever. I understand the F- whatever's are the top ride, but I was the victim of fake strafing runs in Eastern Joshua Tree Park from one of those things based in 29 palms right after 9-11 and there isn't anything more terrifying than having one of those things lining you up and knowing the power of their guns.

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Re: A10

Post by up7587 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:27 pm

Heck, I'd just like to shoot the GAU-8.



30mm, 4,200 rounds per minute, 3,500 ft/sec velocity.
oh my

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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:41 pm

Um, yea, I did all that….

Flew the Warthog for eight years, mostly in Europe where we trained with all the NATO nations to stop the Soviet armor from overrunning the continent, but I culminated my time in the A-10 in Myrtle Beach as a squadron commander.

During Desert Shield/Desert Storm I had already been promoted and had transitioned into the F-15E, but while flying combat there I was very proud to observe my former A-10 squadron’s performance under extreme conditions and under fire…many unsung heroes and a true test of the man and the machine.

Sorry, no rides in the A-10….all operational aircraft are single-seat!!  The first time you fly it you go solo, and back when I started there was no simulator, so it was a lot more fun! tongue 


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Post by blacksheep on Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:56 pm

Who's the dark haired guy in that picture?

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Re: A10

Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:59 am

blacksheep wrote:Who's the dark haired guy in that picture?
Ha-ha, as opposed to some guys with very little hair, you mean? Razz 

Yea, since even my young nieces and nephews don't recognize me in my Air Force photos, I figured it was safe to post it on PN without being recognized.  tongue

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