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P-8A troubles, the latest news...

Postby Verbal » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:33 pm

Bald eagle photographed perched on tail of Boeing P-8A parked at Boeing Field.

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Postby Sickbag » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:53 pm

IT IS A SIGN FROM GOD.
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Postby Not_Karl » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:45 pm

Did he died?
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Postby Marc 1 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:21 am

Fitted as standard or an option?

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Postby PurduePilot » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:00 pm

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Postby Verbal » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:20 pm

P-8A aids in rescue of three men stranded on remote island

Search and rescue operations among duties of modified 737-800

A U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft, a military derivative of the Next-Generation 737-800, was instrumental in the rescue of three sailors who were stranded for three days on a remote and uninhabited island in the South Pacific earlier this month.

According to media reports, the sailors went missing April 5 after their 19-foot (5.8-meter) skiff was capsized by a large wave. They swam for two hours before finding the tiny island of Fanadik, about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) southwest of Hawaii.

Three days later, a Navy P-8A crew operating out of Misawa Air Base in Japan spotted the sailors’ "help" sign — made of palm fronds on the beach — and directed rescuers to their location.
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Postby Not_Karl » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:36 pm

Imagine the terror on those poor guys, knowing the plane that had just seen them would surely crash after the first pull-up....
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Postby flyboy2548m » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:26 pm

I like how ATC calls these out as P-8s rather than 737s as in "XXX, traffic at 2 o'clock, southwest bound, a Navy P-8 at FL360". Why not just say "a grey 737"?
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Postby 3WE » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:51 pm

I like how ATC calls these out as P-8s rather than 737s as in "XXX, traffic at 2 o'clock, southwest bound, a Navy P-8 at FL360". Why not just say "a grey 737"?
Cuz its all about procedures... sometimes to the detriment of fundamental concepts (including that smaller 2 engine Boeing jetliner might be kind of similar between civilian and military versions).
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