Fly an F-15, Apache, Land on a carrier and steer the ship
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I just stumbled upon this today. It's a contest to win a "day in the life" sort of adventure with either the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.
The Army one gives you a flight in an Apache simulator, a flight in the front seat of an Apache, and a tandem jump with the Golden Knights.
The Air force one gives you a day in the life of an F-15 pilot with briefings, tour with the mechanics, and a flight in the F-15.
The navy one takes you to a carrier via a twin-turboprop plane, and you get a hands on tour of various jobs on the flight deck and ship, including steering the ship.
Those are the ones I'd be interested in, especially the AF and Army. The coast guard one and marine one might be cool if that's your thing though, check it out.
From someone that knows from experience, yeah it's fun to jump outta planes for awhile, but then wait a minute, you have to wait 2 hours through manifest(where they make sure that everyone that is slated to jump is there) and then you get bussed to the flight line where you wait another 3 hours to get your chute, then get in line for the Jumpmaster to check out your gear and make sure that you are "good to go" and then you finally get on the bird. You sit cramped in a C-130 Hercules sans benefit of a seat and the floor of the plane does get cold, and you fly around for another 4 hours before you actually jump.
You jump at 1000 ft and your drop rate is about 20 feet per second. The wind is blowing 12+ knots and immediately you know that you're going to hit the ground like a sack o' shista... If you were lucky enough to avoid the trees on the way down and there aren't obstacles like referigerators to avoid, you do whats called a PLF(Parachute Landing Fall).. In our case we'll call it a PFL(Pretty F!@# up Landing), and remember the wind? It's now dragging you down the dropzone and you eat sand and dirt for 200 meters. Finally someone helps you out by jumping on your chute and collapsing it and then laughs at you for not being quick enough to hit your quick release to separate the chute from the harness and you collect your chute and turn it in... After which you go back to your room and drink a beer to relieve the burns you sustained in the harness. Now, try this at night.
Oh well, not to discourage anyone from trying, it was a royal pain in the ****...
[This message has been edited by Ptrper (edited 06-21-2000).]
Go for the AirForce one. The F-15 is freaking awesome in the thrust to weight ratio. Puts our F/A-18's to shame.
The only thing exciting about the Navy one would be the arrested landing on the Carrier. You would be in a COD (Carrier on board delivery) C2 Greyhound. Pic: http://www.navy.mil/navpalib/aircraf...1/c2gryhnd.gif
Other than that steering a Aircraft Carrier would be boring as heck. Shipboard life is more interesting than that.
[This message has been edited by NavyDood_ F/A18_Mech (edited 06-21-2000).]
I'd go for the F-15 flight. I love airplanes.
But I'd rather fly in an A-10 Warthog...
Go for the Marines!!!
Screw the kiddie rides and get out there with the real men! SPIE rigging, the MK-19, tracer rounds ricocheting off the targets...
Quoting the thread about bumper stickers:
"Happiness is a belt fed weapon"
Well, I see that there are alot of Jyrines here, so let me poke at the hornets nest by saying, USMC- Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, USMC- U Suckers Missed Christmas, and finally, my favorite: MARINE stands for My Ass Rides In Navy Equipment... Don't take offense, did some awesome training with the Force Recons out of Leguene...
You don't ruffle any feather with those. Most of us know them all, plus some, For example:
Muscles Are Required Intelligence Not Essentials
I'll take two... CPU's
Hmmm... am I reading this correct?
To me it looks like one of the: "Fill out this form so we can delude you into thinking we are going to let you do something fun and make you sign your life away while we try to talk you into being a recruit for whichever branch of the service"
Been there...done that, not again!
BTW: Thats my bumber sticker, HAHAHAHA
[This message has been edited by BBA (edited 06-21-2000).]
Go ahead make fun of marines, but when something goes wrong who is the first one to respond? The MARINES! When you need fast attacking, brute force, who do you call? The MARINES! When you need something killed, who do you call? The MARINES! The big guys always get made fun of
Oh yea, about marine standing for My *** Rides In Navy Equipment.....good to see the Navy is good for something : )
I earned the right to make fun of the Marines after 3 months at MCRD, and 6 years of service.
I think this one's funny:
Aren't Ready to be Marines Yet
[This message has been edited by tantone (edited 06-21-2000).]
Ground Reconnaissance Unit, Not Trainable
LOL guys, I can take it as well as give it...
ARMY- Any Real Men Yet? As for ILC, when Desert Storm was initiated, the Marine contingency sent a couple of Expeditionary Forces, but nothing on the scale as the army air force or navy(understanding that the marines are not as large men for men as the other branches). When you say that the marines are the first in, I'll argue that point since I was in a LRS unit on Ft Bragg. The army has it's fair share of Rapid Deployment Forces and unfortunately, I was in one of them. Each branch has its own objectives, not saying that anyone is more important than the other, remember, there is no "I" in team...
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