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    Great Pics!!!

    Here's the video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG2zC55O4Og

    I'd say the music was appropriate...

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    Looks like his right engine went out in a controlled stall maneuver.... 4 seconds to eject, 5 seconds to impact. Amazing photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drlava View Post
    Looks like his right engine went out in a controlled stall maneuver.... 4 seconds to eject, 5 seconds to impact. Amazing photos.
    High alpha flight regime, not quite stall. Right nozzle is closed in the remains, FADEC or flight computer failure, or engine failure. probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixedgas View Post
    High alpha flight regime, not quite stall. Right nozzle is closed in the remains, FADEC or flight computer failure, or engine failure. probably.

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    It was engine failure. Worst time ever to try and restart too.

    On a side note.... I like airshows but military aircraft are designed for combat not stunts.

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    Nice pics if a little worrying - it almost looks as if the pilot might land in the fireball. Having watched the video I know that he doesn't but it looks that wasy for a while.

    Also, find the music quite ironic, the airfield were playing the Bee Gees "Staying Alive" when it happened!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by White-Light View Post
    Nice pics if a little worrying - it almost looks as if the pilot might land in the fireball. Having watched the video I know that he doesn't but it looks that wasy for a while.

    Also, find the music quite ironic, the airfield were playing the Bee Gees "Staying Alive" when it happened!!!
    Indeed, If he ejected any earlier he would have most likely ended up in the fireball.

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    Steve...you think it may have been pilot error counting on the >25 knot headwind ? See windsock in pix. It could have lulled for a couple of seconds destroying the laminar flow of air. I know the F-18 has LE slats for slow flight....but no good if the flow is lost. Sounds like he tried to apply power too late as well....glad he's out OK. I think the P and W power plants would not have enough torque to incite a noticable "P" factor.
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    well, im no expert...but that fireball was very pretty IMHO
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    Agreed.. especially since there weren't any people in it.

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