F18 Mid-Air Collision

Head on pass gone wrong



Two F/A-18 Hornets from Top Gun were dog fighting and made a head-on
pass, just a bit too close. One got home with part of the left wing and
left vertical fin and rudder missing, while the other jet is missing
everything forward of the cockpit pressure bulkhead and is a
flying convertible because the canopy is shattered too.

F18 Mid-Air Collision

Two heavily damaged aircraft where the pilots would have been justified
in "punching out" of, but instead they chose to bring the jets in.

This endangered their lives but saved the taxpayers about 80 million
dollars. What is especially intriguing is that in the 3rd picture, notice
the radome, radar and all of the avionics equipment –
everything is gone!


This created several problems for the pilot: aerodynamics, eventual loss of
hydraulics due to loss of fluid, navigation, and probably the most
amazing, as the pieces fell away, some debris had to be ingested by
the engines - and he still was able to bring it home.


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Private jets cost a lot of money. - Donald Trump

Oppression can only survive through silence. - Armen de Monteflores

I don't want to survive. I want to live. - 12 Years a Slave

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. - Oscar Wilde

Survival is a major contributor to longevity. - Unknown

Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival. - Aung San Suu Kyi

The elephant can survive only if forests survive. - Mark Shand

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. - Unknown

Britain's goal is not to survive, but to prevail. - Winston Churchill

My train of thought derailed. There were no survivors. - Unknown

You only have to survive in England and all is forgiven you. - Alan Bennett

I might survive a few days at sea. Probably not as long as Pi. - Suraj Sharma

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets. - Al McGuire

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. - Arthur C. Clarke

We'd show an Alzheimer's survivor here, if there were one. - Unknown

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. - Steven Wright

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. - Stephen Hawking

Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training. - Anna Freud

The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul. - Victor Hugo

Cause Change & Lead
Accept Change & Survive
Resist Change & Die - Ray Norda

You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive. - Sheryl Sandberg

Better one line that will survive the author than a hundred books outlived. - Unknown

Matt would be fantastic for New York if the Jets were lucky enough to get him. - Donald Trump

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools. - Doug Larson

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive. - Wallace Irwin

The turkey is living proof that an animal can survive with no intelligence at all. - Harvey D. Comstock

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. - Andy Grove

It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive. - Louise Bourgeois

It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive. - Nicholas Johnson

Football isn't a contact sport; it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. - Vince Lombardi

We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. - William Glasser

The ballet toe shoe is one of the few instruments of torture to survive intact into our time. - Unknown

Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. - Joseph Campbell

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. - Doug Larson

I don't understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets. - Sting

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. - Oscar Wilde

Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard for the night, she can still survive. - WC Fields

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change. - Charles Darwin

It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. - Virginia Satir

Love without hope will not survive. Love without faith changes nothing. Love gives power to hope and faith. - Toba Beta

I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own. - Muhammad Ali

Love, like democracy, can survive almost any attack - except neglect, indifference and maybe an arrow in the back. - Unknown

Plenty of people who survive tragedies end up ambivalent about danger--frightened by it, yet strangely drawn to it. - Keith Ablow

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin

Bruce Lee's fast pace, Jet Li's pretty style and Jet Li's acrobatics combine with Muay Thai for my own style. - Tony Jaa

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. - Robert H. Schuller

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. - Epictetus

I can't swim. I can't drive, either. I was going to learn to drive but then I thought, well, what if I crash into a lake? - Dylan Moran

Camping is not a date; it's an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home. - Yvonne Prinz

No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive. - Unknown

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. - J K Rowling

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou

If the "black box" flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of that stuff? - George Carlin

Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying. Pilots generally take pride in a good landing, not in getting out of the vehicle. - Neil Armstrong

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C S Lewis


Survivors  of  Aircraft  collisions

 

Darth Vader Dog

PacMan Lights

Uncommon Name

DMV Office

Meat You In The Locker Room

Football Chicks

Baby's Dog Rug

Chair Folders

Seeing Eye Cat

Swim Fingers

Vatican Wall

Computer Multitasker - He Be Da' Man!

Modern Romance

T-Shirt Answer

Handbell Registration

Spamdex Pork Shorts

What's Your Blues Name?

Big Sister vs Big Brother

Growing Own Pot

Boat Tram
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27-Sep-2020