Wow, how many millions of dollars worth of jet taken out by a single bird. Pretty impressive how cool the crew remains though.
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08-21-2005, 06:31 AM #1
Bird Strike Takes Down Fighter JetNever argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!
08-21-2005, 01:26 PM #2
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There are some interestttttttttting pictures on that siteSeptember 11th - Never Forget
I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.
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RAY WAS HERE FIRST
08-21-2005, 01:42 PM #3Originally Posted by mcaldwell"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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08-21-2005, 02:00 PM #4
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My ex did failure analysis for GE's Aircraft Engine Group. Bird ingestion was a regular problem. Most of the larger engines could "digest" a single bird but taking off or landing into a flock was an almost sure crash. Geese were the worst. GE regularly tested their engines by using a compressed air cannon to fire thawed frozen chickens & turkeys into their engines.Proud to be honored with IACOJ membership. Blessed by TWO meals cooked by Cheffie - a true culinary goddess. Expressing my own views, not my organization's.
08-21-2005, 07:01 PM #5
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The air cannon/chicken story reminds me of a supposedly true incident.
The air cannon/chicken was also used to test windshields of aircraft. A foreign country (a european country and not the French) asked to borrow the equipment to do some testing. It was loaned to them and we soon got a request for assistance.
It seems the first chicken fired at the windshield not only went through the windshield, but also the pilot's seat back and the bulkhead behind the seat.
Our tech experts examined their procedures and soon found the problem. They sent back a short message;
"THAW THE CHICKEN BEFORE FIRING IT FROM THE CANNON"
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