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Some Great Photos More Pics Added!

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Some Great Photos More Pics Added!

Got these pics from a friend in the US.  Don't know when they were taken but thought they may be interesting if you've not seen them before.
The plane in these pictures is still officially the 'Air
Vehicle Number 1', a prototype, on board the USS George
Washington  CVN-73 for catapult fit checks.  Not exactly still
Top Secret but certainly not yet made public.
It will be known as the F/A-37.  Although specs are
classified, it is believed to be Mach 3.5 (top speed in the
Mach 4 range) super-cruise stealth fighter/bomber/interceptor
with approximately a 4,000nm range.  Awesome!
Check out the Navy test pilot in the cockpit of the
F/A-37...LT Kara Wade.
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Re: Some Great Photos

I bet her mum is real proud of her !....  Smiley
The plane looks pretty good too !  Roll eyes
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Why did the first shot remind me of a bird looking sideways at the man in the yellow outfit  Grin
What's with the lady driver  Shocked
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Re: Some Great Photos

Added some more pics.  Here's the notes:

    For the first time in over 20 some odd years, three carrier strike groups got together in formation for a great photo op.
From top to bottom are the aircraft carriers, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, KITTY HAWK and RONALD REAGAN.
We even had Air Force planes fly-over, see the B-2 Stealth Bomber.  The only warships not seen in the
photos are the 4 nuclear powered submarines standing guard.
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Why did the first shot remind me of a bird looking sideways at the man in the yellow outfit

Haha - Totally agree.
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Check out the Navy test pilot in the cockpit of the
F/A-37...LT Kara Wade.

I think I'm in love  Kiss
Oops wait a minute
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Tricked! Photo of Lt. Kara Wade, Navy test pilot

http://youflygirl.blogspot.com/2008/01/photo-of-lt-kara-wade-navy-test-pilot.html
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Re: Some Great Photos More Pics Added!

Nice pics! Smiley
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I don't know if there are any British female test pilots, but it's only a matter of time if not as there are many RAF female  pilots - and when I was at Leuchars as year or so ago - I saw a female instructor in a 56 Sqn Tornado.
Not sure about the Royal Navy - but i would expect they have female pilots too.
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not exactly a thing of beauty, is it?  in fact, it's downright ugly.
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She doesn't look that bad.  Cheesy