Thursday, June 16, 2005
Isn't She Sexy? Yeah Baby... Yeah!
"She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, she was the best damn woman that I'd ever seen..."
Sorry, I just couldn't contain myself after seeing this photo of the first F/A-22 bound for Langley AFB, Virginia. This Bad Mama Jama will be flying the friendly skies in no time, keeping the peace along the East... Coast that is. I'd hate to be the Cessna Pilot who runs into this little lady while breaking a No-Fly Zone around D.C.
(Hat Tip Argghhh!)
Update: The first F/A-22 Squadron is based down at Tyndall AFB, Florida. The bird pictured above is the first going to Langley AFB, VA.
posted by El Capitan at 7:43 AM
Can that thing fly slow enough to escort a Cessna....? ;o)1:22 PM
Not at all. Probably just do some high speed passes, shoot some flares, and make the poor bastards crap their pants.
It's amazing that the plane is truly the most advanced, powerful and unmatched combat aircraft ever developed, but we don't even play it up.
C'mon, when you've it, flaunt it.
I already commented on this at the Castle, but damn is she sexy!9:47 PM
Damn thats sweet...I would love to see this thing fly
pardon me, Dude, if you dont mind...
Hey Desult, I went to the Cascades yesterday with aunt Fran just to find that it was closed. A Park Ranger offered up another spot that I had never been, so I drove to the place hidden by most everything, and its this huge 300 acre estate that was given to the state. We (me the Pixie and Aunt Fran) were walking down the trail, (we were the only ones there) and out of nowhere in South f'n Western VA (I swear to God on this - Ive seen them a couple of times here but not this close) less than a 100 ft high, flies directly overhead what appeared to be an F-18 and almost went deaf. I had to stop walking and started to tear up, you know that sentimental sh*t we do. I told aunt Fran that I was done with our trip and we could go home now. we were there for only 5 minutes, but that did it for me.
Hmm... Well, I agree that it's a beautiful plane, but I have to question it's utility. The enemy we're likely to face today is much more likely to drive a Cessna than a Mig-29, after all. It's good to have a few prototypes of the f-22, and the R&D will be useful for down the road, but what I'd really like to see is all that money spent to buy them go to pay for a new division of light infantry.
But yeah, sexy.