Does a nice aileron roll too
what did you do to your avatar bro? is this you? LOL
Amen!LOL, that's the Maj. deep in some shhhhht, in North Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, possibly even in communist China, note they are very llllloooooooooowwwwww... they are in deep krap somewhere, the old man ain't happy....
If you wonder where I got my boyish good looks, and my BAD attitude toward wwooosification, as well as my ability to fly very lllllooooowwwww and fast,,,,
not to mention my "intolerance" of folks who don't know what they are talking about, this picture should help you understand that....
If I, or any of us here where 1/2 the man you see here??? no, I will NEVER measure up to this true "warrior prince", why I work so hard to "get it right?" that's all he would accept??
Two famous statements:
1. "Some days when you "strap in" you feel yourself all the way from wing-tip, to wing-tip, other days all you feel is the yoke"!
2."Do you know what thought did??? thought took a "krap", and fell back in it"!
prolly the only complement I ever received from the old man
" You and Don Parks are the only two natural pilots in our flying club",,,, no other human accolade will ever bring me the pure nirvana that statement did!
every time I strap in, I'm striving for excellence, wanting to feel that lift, drag, and thrust from "tip to tip".
I am proud to be, "The Air Force BRAT", and I'm proud to be able to post my DAD's picture, deep in the "badlands" on a combat mission as my avatar.
The VC had a $100,000 dollar bounty on my DAD's head, they never had to pay that out thankfully.
I prayed every day, I cried when he left to "go back" after my Grandpa died", I thanked God every day when he brought him home in one piece. We did not get along very well at time, the one thing that glued us together was flying!
I should add before I close, my Father in Law was a similar "mans man", but more loving and gracious, a "Sailors sailor", BD and JEFF are two gents here that I hold in the same high esteem as my Dad, thats why I love them both so much. I love all you guys, some of you, "such as Jura" are "closer than brothers", my Dad taught me to respect honesty, integrity, and kindness, and my LORD JESUS!
let me see ... 1200 ...By "1,200 fighter aircraft" do they mean Air Superiority jets? ...
in the article I quoted ... oh that's just something what Donald utteredThompson and other analysts pointed to Trump’s campaign pledges to boost the size of the Army and the Marine Corps, add 1,200 fighter aircraft to the Air Force ...
Evolution during Obama administration :
1 CVN retired temporarly
MSC 75 to 84, + 9 Burke
SSC 20 -30 now 8, about 20 - 30 Perry retired + 7 LCS
SSN/SSGN about 58 before now 55 very stable
Very stable aslo for AA ships, Repl Ships and Naval Aviation
source:As the healthcare and technology industries kick their research-and-development spending into high gear, aerospace and defense companies’ own R&D funds are expected to remain stagnant over the next couple years — although a small boost may be seen depending on whether President-elect Donald Trump grows the defense budget, an analyst said.
Defense and aerospace companies spent about 3.3 percent less on research and development (R&D) in 2016 than they did in 2015, according to a
In future years, “We expect it to be relatively steady," Barry Jaruzelski, a PricewaterhouseCoopers principal, said during a Nov. 9 interview. “Maybe it starts trending up if the reinvestment in the defense space happens, as Trump has indicated during the campaign. But you wouldn’t expect a dramatic change.
“I think the bigger thing, particularly for the defense industry from a US government customer perspective, is how are they going to tap into the significant innovation and R&D activity in the private sector in key areas like computing and software, because they’re going to have to,” he said. Both of those industries invest much more heavily in research and development, with computing and electronics company investments totaling $163.4 billion this year and software and Internet company R&D reaching $87.8 billion
There are a couple of reasons why other industries spend so much more on R&D than the aerospace and defense sector, Jaruzelski said. Companies believe it’s a “fairly flat industry” from a revenue perspective, thus making such investments riskier. Another reason is that Defense Department spending — including about $70 billion in fiscal 2016 for research, development, test and evaluation — helps to minimize the need for industry to make their own investments. Even if a Trump presidency does herald a larger defense budget, corporate R&D spending is still unlikely to reach the heights of the commercial electronics industry.
In the aerospace and defense sector, companies from North America and Europe dominated the top 20 R&D spenders. Commercial and defense aviation rivals Airbus and Boeing captured the number one and two spots, respectively, with United Technologies, Leonardo and Rolls Royce rounding out the top five.
Only three companies outside of the North American and European regions cracked the top 20 list: Kawasaki Heavy Industries and shipbuilder IHI, both of Japan, and Israeli firm Elbit Systems. No Russian or Chinese manufacturers were listed in the top 20 R&D spenders for aerospace and defense, likely because the study did not track state-owned defense companies, Jaruzelski said.
Interestingly, European companies beat out US firms in “R&D intensity” or R&D spending as a percentage of revenue. Of the companies measured in the study, European businesses charted a 5.7 percent median R&D intensity, while US defense contractors lagged behind at 3.3 percent.
“Part of this is the confluence of the magnitude of the US government’s defense activities and the amount of R&D that the government funds,” Jaruzelski said. Another contributing factor may be that European companies report R&D slightly differently than their US counterparts.