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In my younger days (27 years or so ago) I got a ride in a F16 - down the runway and straight up like the Hornet did. Only thing we didnít do was supersonic and barf. A couple of 8gís didnít push the 8.5 Still have the memory and pictures. Awesome just awesome.



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In my younger days (27 years or so ago) I got a ride in a F16 - down the runway and straight up like the Hornet did. Only thing we didnít do was supersonic and barf. A couple of 8gís didnít push the 8.5 Still have the memory and pictures. Awesome just awesome.



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Years ago when I was into flying I used to go to Oshkosh Wi every year for the EAA airshow.
They had awesome aircraft there. Homebuilts, military, etc. Every pilot pushed their plane to it's limits for the show. Military planes from WW2 to then present put on unbelievable shows. The SR 71 Blackbird even cracked the sound barrier once - unintenially I'm sure!
I don't have the stomach for high g maneuvers .
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Never flew in one. Did ride a roller coaster tho, when I was a kid. Once. Never been on one since.

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Years ago when I was into flying I used to go to Oshkosh Wi every year for the EAA airshow.
They had awesome aircraft there. Homebuilts, military, etc. Every pilot pushed their plane to it's limits for the show. Military planes from WW2 to then present put on unbelievable shows. The SR 71 Blackbird even cracked the sound barrier once - unintenially I'm sure!
I don't have the stomach for high g maneuvers .
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Ha The sonic boom was probably like accidently on purpose. The Gís didnít bother me, we both wore a Gís suit (but I guess thats cheating). It didnít look like the guy in the clip did; it could have been covered up though. Never made it to Oshkosh, often wanted to though.

I suppose they are stricter now since the P51 accident out west a year or so ago. The accident Im referring to was at a race and the highly modified P51 lost a trim tab. When the trim tab came off the plane shot straight up. Investigators calculated the sudden change in attitude cause a 10G+ force effectively rendering the pilot unconscious. The plane then likely stalled and came down right front of the grand stand, debris killing 3 people (if I recall right) and injuring many others. Very tragic especially for the spectators. Love flying and wish I still could.

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Yep guilty as charged and proud of it. At least if we lost power we had somewhat of a chance.

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I heard that was dicey at best.

But. . . anything with out power would be dicey except gliders.

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40 years ago that would have been awesome. Nowadays, the kiddie rides at the fair are about the right speed.

I worked as a Fire Warden for the BCFS for about 20 years fighting back country fires often in very rugged, steep terrain. After a while, the helicopter rides stopped being fun anymore.

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