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The U.S. F-35Cs – 5th-generation-fighter a/c – showed below are CATOBAR fighter jets. CATOBAR stands for Catapult Assisted Take Off But Arrested Recovery. It means that this variant of the F-35 JSF – Joint Strike Fighter aka Lightning II – is designed to be launched from a CV (Carrier Vessel aka aircraft carrier), and it is designed to land thanks to arrestor (or arresting) wires and hooks – Video:
VIDEO Publié dans American, USAF
The Boeing J-UCAS (Joint-Unmanned Combat Air System) took off from Ewards U.S. Air Force Base on April 27, 2011. This stealthy drone has been developed from the X-45C.
Video of the first flight:
VIDEO Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com SERE stands for Survival-Evasion-Resistance-Escape for the US Air Force, and Survive-Evade-Resist-Extract for the Royal Air Force. Watch the video shot at the USAF Survival School, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA), Fairchild AFB, Washington: VIDEO Publié dans American, B2, Cold, CSAR, J7 Training, LISTEN, Misc., NIVEAU 5 OACI / ICAO LEVEL 5 plus PLS 3 / SLP 3, SERE, Snow, USA, USAF, Water VIDEO Transcript: Mayday! Mayday! This is Flight DC-one-thirty-two requesting emergency landing « priorité ». DC-one-three-two what is your emergency? My onboard agent informs me there is a suspicious passenger on board. Suspicious? In what way? He has a nail file. A nail file? Yes, and he is filing his nails on my plane! I do not see the problem. You know it is against the rules! Yes, well I would not worry about it. I wouldn’t worry about it… What if he gouges my eyes out with that file? Who will fly the plane then, eh? I could fly the plane, Captain. SHUT YOUR FACE, Henri! Captain, please, try to stay calm! No, no, no, no, no… I will not stay calm. OK? Because the passenger also has a canette of grape juice! So, he likes grape juice… « So, he likes grape juice… » How do you know it is just grape juice, eh? Maybe there is an atomic bomb in that little canette. Then, what, huh? KA-BOOM! Look, DC132, I cannot authorize an emergency landing for a passenger filing his nails, and drinking a can of grape juice. Hey! Tower boy! Do-do you watch CNN, sometimes? Yes. Then wake up and smell the jet fuel, huh, huh? OK! You know, you may be right Captain. We should not take any chances. I am sending two F-18s to shoot you down. Thank you for your vigilance, Sir. We will never forget your sacrifice – Over. Huh, hello? Hello, tower? Come in, come in, tower? Well done, « Capitaine »! Smooth… Tower? This is flight DC132. Hello? Hello? Publié dans A2, Air TRAFFIC, American, Canadian, Controllers, F/A-18 / CF-18 / CF-188, FCL .055, FUN, ICAO levels, Misc., NIVEAU 3 OACI / ICAO LEVEL 3 plus PLS 1 / SLP 1, On board, Passengers, Pilots, RCAF, SCRIPTS Navigation des articles