I'm quoting the following from James Hasik blog posting:
Thus, let’s presume that we’re back to cutting an aircraft fleet, and the question is the forecast of the most stressing scenario. Here’s my nutshell estimate: Those 283 A-10Cs would be most useful against the Russians. Those 62 B-1Bs would be most useful against the Chinese. Those 350 F-16s would be excess to requirements in both cases. end quote.
Mr. Hasik makes a good arguement for cutting the F-16Cs from the inventory and moving them into the desert ready reserve (i.e. mothball them!). The A-10s might have to be called to action for the mess in the Ukraine. And the B-1Bs as stand-off cruise missile carriers if things heat up with China.
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Great ideas! But since they were not thought up by the proper government officials with the fat paychecks to back up their titles - none are going to be acted upon. But Eric Palmer has offered a wonderful solution to fixing the F-35 turd fighter.
I have been a life long fanatic for aviation and space related subjects since my parents took me out to a airshow when I was four or five years old.
Solo in a Cessna 150/152 in college, but never was able to get my Private Pilot's license. Love to fly whenever I get a chance to. Until recently, I was into radio control model airplanes. Had to sell them off due to current fincial times.
As for UFOS, I have seen them since the 7th grade. But I haven't witness any more since I turned 30 something - or paid attention enough to see them I should say.
After the Death of Barney Hill, Betty was returning home one night from visiting his grave and she looked up into the night time sky to see a light getting bigger and bigger.
For more details, please read the excellant book CAPTURED! by Stanton T. Friedman, MSc., and Kathleen Marden. This particular encounter one must read directly.
As for the drawing itself, it is done in pencil in a regualr size 8 x 11 size sketchbook. I have been meeaning to post this for months now and finally got around to scanning it and uploading it to the blog on May 29, 2009.