If you need to explain flaps, spoilers, high speed ailerons, and standard ailerons to someone, something like this works.

If you need to explain flaps, spoilers, high speed ailerons, and standard ailerons to someone, something like this works.

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Apparently, this happened in Afghanistan recently.

Apparently, this happened in Afghanistan recently.

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We have explosion.

Ten years ago, spending a day obsessing over energy-maneuverability theory and attempting to conceptualize an all-out, ass kicking fighter aircraft at a fraction of the cost of our national embarrassment (see F-35) was unthinkable.

I went across town for specific tacos and made a sidetrip.

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Buran after landing, with a MiG-25PU or RU alongside.

Buran after landing, with a MiG-25PU or RU alongside.

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I was teaching a friend about aircraft recognition and aircraft systems, she asked, “why does it look like he’s crashing?”I responded, “this is a French pilot landing the shit out of a 1950’s design.”Then proceeded to describe what a variable incidence wing is.

I was teaching a friend about aircraft recognition and aircraft systems, she asked, “why does it look like he’s crashing?”

I responded, “this is a French pilot landing the shit out of a 1950’s design.”

Then proceeded to describe what a variable incidence wing is.

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