Re: [OM] (OM) OT Jet fighters tripping around

Subject: Re: [OM] (OM) OT Jet fighters tripping around
From: Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 06:40:46 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
> > 
> >     The T-57 (?) engines in the A-37 were a vast improvement
> > over the original Continental centrifugal compressor engine
> > of the T-37 trainer.  That engine was awful.  You advanced
> > the throttle and waited as the shear weight of the cast
> > compressor disk took forever to rev up.  You had to think
> > well ahead. 
> Sounds like the Jet Provost Mk3 that I did my basic training on. 
> From idle it could take something like 13 seconds to wind up to
> full power.  It was best to keep the power up on finals in case
> of the need to go around . . .

     Yes, you needed to be fully aware of your landing just in case, especially 
in bad crosswinds.  After a while I just ignored the "wing low" crosswind 
technique that the instructors insisted on and instead used the "crab" 
technique that I had learned earlier.  Stuck with that with the C-130's later.  
Some did not care for the last moment rudder kick prior to touchdown.

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