Bird vs F-16




 
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February 14th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 

Topic: Bird vs F-16


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Open jet_vs_bird. 050808.wmv

You need sound

F-16 vs. Bird: "A Bird Strike," as seen through the HUD of a two seat F16.
You can see the bird just prior to impact. These guys were very cool note
the heavy breathing...they certainly flew longer than one would expect
before ejecting.

Airspeed can be observed on the HUDs upper left corner.

On the other hand, it just goes to show how quickly your day can go to
pieces, 45 seconds from strike to ejection.

All-in-all not bad for the emergency checklist, two relight attempts, and
picking out a plowed field for impact. You can follow the audio attached to
it and hear the conversation between the pilot and instructor pilot and the
tower including the pilot saying they were punching out. The tower didn't
seem to copy the IFE transmission.

The video continues until impact. A classic "buying the farm" as you can
see

These Guys Earn Their Keep!!
February 14th, 2006  
therise21
 
what happened to the pilot?
February 14th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by therise21
what happened to the pilot?
He and the student pilot punched out. The plane went down in the plowed field you saw. I'll add some notes to it.
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February 15th, 2006  
jedi078
 
Well when the crap hits the fan you gotta expect some heavy breathing.
February 15th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Wow!
February 15th, 2006  
Damien435
 
 
Told you, mother nature always wins. (First Katrina now this, when will you accept the facts!?)
February 15th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
If I hear the tape right this is actually a T-6 and not an F-16, right or wrong boss?
February 15th, 2006  
AlexKall
 
That sucks! It can take alot, but at times just something small can take it out
February 16th, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
I wonder if the USAF credited the bird (posthumously) with bringing down the F-16?

Just goes to show you how fragile these things are...
February 16th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
If I hear the tape right this is actually a T-6 and not an F-16, right or wrong boss?
You're half-correct, it's not a Viper -- I couldn't hear the tape on Missileer's file, but one of the other forums I belong to posted this back in August and it was determined that it was, in fact, an RCAF BAE Hawk on a training run.

Full thread here: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=190405 -- including links to news stories. And yes, I'm the same AJChenMPH on that forum as well. (We're a bunch of Volkswagen Passat lovers.)

EDIT: duh, no wonder I couldn't hear anything -- my laptop was muted.