Sunday, January 17, 2010

Unintended Loop at Takeoff

Subject: Unintended Loop at Takeoff...WOW!!

Read this first then watch!

The new F-35 is a vertical takeoff supersonic jet for the Navy and the Marines. I would say there's nothing about this incident the pilot enjoys other than the end result.

If he could have ejected at 100' upside down and lived, he would have.

Looks like the afterburner kicks in while still vectored for vertical
takeoff. DUH!

Lockheed would call this a "software malfunction" and needs to do a little more "regressive testing".

Good demo of power-to-weight ratio of this aircraft! And some unbelievable stability control.

If he didn't come out of the loop wings-level, it probably would have been bad news, maybe taking some of the carrier with him!

Flying through your own exhaust can lead to equipment malfunctions, too, but fortunately he avoided that.

This is the most unbelievable piece of flying you will ever see in your
life. This is how a supremely well-trained US Navy pilot with ice water running in his veins instead of blood, fully regains control of his $70 million fighter
jet, after a problematic vertical take-off attempt that would have killed you or me.

At the top of the screen watch as the rear vertical thruster fires to cause the problem.

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