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Do you like high performance jet aircraft?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on March 25th, 2009

Well, I sure do. Many have seen the new F-22 Raptor in action, but not much on the new F35 Joint Strike fighter.

This video was produced by Lockheed-Martin and shows a lot of pride in their products – just like Tucker.

5th Generation Fighters Enjoy!

Many years ago, I flew an A-7 Corsair II while in VA-72, aboard the John F. Kennedy.

Yes, I’d take a few more day traps.

A-7 Corsair II

A-7 Corsair II

6 Responses to “Do you like high performance jet aircraft?”

  1. BruceGibson Says:

    Thank you for your service, Rob. And, welcome home.

  2. Chris Edgington Says:

    The coolest thing about the F-35 by far has to be the pilot’s helmet. It’s almost a shame that things are moving too fast and far away for enemy pilots to get a look at one of our guys wearing these things. Guaranteed to make them crap their pants!

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/F-35-helmet.jpg

  3. Marvin Baldwin Says:

    Hi, Rob, when were you in VA-72? I flew with VA-72 while I was CVW-LSO in 1977-78.

  4. Rob Longenecker Says:

    I was in VA-72 from late 1971 to Feb 1973. Mike Basford was skipper when I arrived and John Donahue was skipper when I left. Got lots of flight time and lots of traps because our Med Cruise lasted 11 months due to two extensions.

    We kept the Greeks safe from the Swedish girls.

  5. Marvin Baldwin Says:

    I was in VA-82 on the America from Dec 71 to Sep 73. We were supposed to go to the Med in June,72, but got sent to Westpac instead. I think that caused part of your extension.

  6. Rob Longenecker Says:

    Ahh! So you’re the one!

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