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  •  I closed my eyes and..... (4+ / 0-)

    ...I was listening to a Fouga Magister!!

    Those blasted thing hurt my ears (yup, 80% scar tissue on the right EX gets the pension! Ugh)

    The J69 is a license-bult Turbomeca Mabore! Only Continental got them up to 920 lb static trust, rather than the 880 the French had.

    The RAF, had, of course, the incredible 'Budgie' (not the 'Tweet'). In its last form, Mk 5A, it was pressurized, and could go airways, easily. (Over 3,500lbs thrust from the Viper engine). NICE little toy!

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:15:37 PM PST

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    •  Nice videos! (3+ / 0-)
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      KenBee, shortfinals, Alumbrados

      Guess the pilot of the Magister didn't tell the guy in back how to cage the attitude indicator. Definitely sounds like the Tweet ... I didn't know they used essentially the same engines. Never knew much about the RAF until I was in NATO flying Eagles, but I knew the Canadians at Moose Jaw had a pressurized primary trainer and always wished we had one too.

      •  The CL-114 Tutor was nice.... (2+ / 0-)
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        Alumbrados, Bisbonian

        ....withdrawn from service, now; still flying with the 'Snowbirds. Powered by the J85 and VERY reliable (cabin pressure differential about 3psi)

        Actually it looks rather like a Jet Provost with a T tail !

        'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

        by shortfinals on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:44:38 AM PST

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