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RAAF Pilot Belly Lands his F-111 Aardvark

He only had a few hours on the type.

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Added: Jun-6-2012 
By: gnark1ll
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Tags: f111 aardvark, crash land, RAAF, australian
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  • a great expression, 'stoked and wrapped' ...exemplary flying and courage - great work lads!

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  • Squeeky bum time.

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  • shame there all scrapped now :(.........well in AU..

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    • @gosst60 yep and now replaced by the F/A-18F superhornets even though many wanted the F-22 but at the end of the day they were to expensive and were not ideal for ground support. The sad part is the F-35 is turning into a 3 legged dog so we may get F-22's anyway.

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    • @Penguinister Yeah i know. look what happened to the Harriers too, sat in the Bone yard in bits. :(

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    • @Penguinister Australia basically got majorly screwed over the F35., and had to buy Super Hornets because of lack of life in the Hornet airframes. They were expecting F35s in 2012 or 2014 LATEST, and I doubt any one will see them before 2020.

      Total cock up. Not AUS fault though,. and the UK in a similar predicament, with a pair of state of the art carriers coming online with nothing to fly off them except Lynx and Merlin. Our perfectly good Harriers flogged of to the US for parts for their AV8s More..

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    • @gnark1ll The us won't sell the f-22 to anyone .the uk s decision to sell there only carrier jets was truly amazing .in my opinion it should have been the last thing they cut .

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    • @markymark69 Yup, and never to sell any now, to their beleaguered erstwhile allies.

      Unless they reopen the production line, I believe they stopped at just under 200 copies right? No B model, no versions, no nuthin.

      Shame.

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  • Think I would have dumped or burned off at 2/3's of that fuel before belly landing.

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  • A little bit to over dramatized

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  • THAT MUSTACHE!

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  • Pretty bonza!

    But in the end no-wheel landings are not a real emergency for most aircraft types.

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    • @DEADBEEF Ignoring potential ground casualties of the crashing airplane, is it safer to eject or belly land for the pilots?

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    • @kingfordlm

      I'm not a pilot, but everything I've read or viewed says that belly-landing is a pretty safe option.

      If the landing is at an attended airport then it's almost as smooth as a wheels up landing.

      Ejecting from a military aircraft is quite hazardous and only done in case of catastrophic failure.

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    • @kingfordlm - the record of survival in F-111 crashes with ejections is mixed. It's a very complicated system in which the entire capsule containing the crew detaches, rockets up, then parachutes down and lands on airbags. It's amazing when it works (worked), but one thing going wrong meant death or serious injury.

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  • Fucking pussy pilots, when the shit really hits the fan they fucking jump out. I got to ride the fuckers down.

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  • 2000 mph? Nice

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  • Good vid! Great piloting.

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  • Bet that was a sphincter moment...good job boys.

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  • Why no foam?

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  • Good job boys.

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  • Sexy plane, great landing!

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  • The wheel fell off ???
    Time to buy some J-20's.

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  • They live to cowardly kill civilians again from 50,000 ft by pushing a button. All in the name of their malevolent corrupt government.

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    • @Ratiocinator
      Jeezes christ, stop talking in dogmas and one liners

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    • @Ratiocinator I'd happily press that button on the towel head nations all year round and I'd enjoy it x

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    • @Fumeholesniffer

      That's because you have been propagandised.

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    • @Ratiocinator Im not a supporter of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, (they both seem quite pointless given the cost/reward equation) but I still appreciate that they do not deliberately target civilians.

      The wars would have been over much more quickly if they had subjected those countries to a truly unrestricted aerial campaign believe me.

      I think this 'humane' form of warfare that NATO indulges in these days is actually more cruel in the end, having the effect of drawing out conflicts that co More..

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    • @gnark1ll

      The wars are contrived. The reasons given for them are lies. The entire Middle East region has been devastated by depleted uranium (which is also killing the stupid troops carrying out their blind orders). Any enemy that exists does so as a result of years of manipulation and demonization by the west; any real enemy has been manufactured to be just that. However, most of what is regarded as real enemies is in fact intelligence agents playing a war of deception and manipulation. It's More..

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