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Old December 2nd 03, 02:18 PM
Lee Shores
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Default Questions Regarding Becoming a Marine Fighter Pilot. ? Thanks!

How many Gs can a pilot withstand before blacking out?

If an ejection seat failed, how would one get out of the plane?

What's the caliber of an M-16?

Do all fighter pilots carry a sidearm?

What's the order of rank for pilots?

Thanks!!!!

Suppose after college someone wants to become a Marine Fighter Pilot:

How long would that take?

Where would the fighter pilot training take place? Anywhere in
Colorado?

If they were shot down, what would a common rifle and sidearm be of
the Taliban?

At what altitude does a parachute automatically open?

What's the equivalent horse power of a fighter jet?

Two any two-pilot or pilot/navigator planes take off from aircraft
carriers? If so, what planes?

Suppose they opt to fly missions from Aircraft carriers. How long
would this take? (Basic training, flight school, etc.)

What would they be commissioned as, if they went ROTC in college?

What's the standard Marine sidearm? What's the preferred sidearm?
What do they train with? What's the pilot's standard sidearm?

What plane(s) would they be flying from an aircraft carrier for
bombing missions? What are the most advanced planes and what are the
preferred planes?

How long is the landing deck on an aircraft carrier?



What would the typical fighter jet be armed with for a bombing
mission?
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Old December 2nd 03, 02:45 PM
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On 2 Dec 2003 06:18:49 -0800, (Lee Shores)
wrote:

Although I'm not a Marine, I did spend last night in a Holiday Inn
Express, so I'll offer some answers.

How many Gs can a pilot withstand before blacking out?


Varies with training and pilot physical condition. Usually aircraft
structural limits are the standard--approximately 9 G on current
systems. Duration of the G load is probably the controlling issue for
going to sleep.

If an ejection seat failed, how would one get out of the plane?


Unstrap, jettison canopy, trim nose down and release stick.

What's the caliber of an M-16?


..223 or 5.56mm

Do all fighter pilots carry a sidearm?


Not in peacetime operations.

What's the order of rank for pilots?


Same as non-flyers. 2/lt, 1/lt, Capt, Major, Lt. Col, Col. (Navy is
Ensign, Lt/JG, Lt, Lt. Commander, Commander, Captain.

Thanks!!!!

Suppose after college someone wants to become a Marine Fighter Pilot:

How long would that take?


Approximately 2 years.

Where would the fighter pilot training take place? Anywhere in
Colorado?


No US military pilot training is done in Colorado. Marines and USN
train in Pensacola FL initially.

If they were shot down, what would a common rifle and sidearm be of
the Taliban?


AK-47.

At what altitude does a parachute automatically open?


A barometric sensor delays opening for automatic deployment until
below 14,500 feet MSL.

What's the equivalent horse power of a fighter jet?


BTSOM. Who cares?

Two any two-pilot or pilot/navigator planes take off from aircraft
carriers? If so, what planes?


F/A-18, F-14.

Suppose they opt to fly missions from Aircraft carriers. How long
would this take? (Basic training, flight school, etc.)


I assume you mean training. All USMC and USN aviators are carqual.
About two years.

What would they be commissioned as, if they went ROTC in college?


Same as the service academies--2/Lt.

What's the standard Marine sidearm? What's the preferred sidearm?
What do they train with? What's the pilot's standard sidearm?


Beretta 92--9mm. Preferred? I'd like a 1911 clone in .45. Pilots train
with the M-16 and 9mm. Some units get the Sig P-228, but most use the
Beretta.

What plane(s) would they be flying from an aircraft carrier for
bombing missions? What are the most advanced planes and what are the
preferred planes?


F/A-18.


How long is the landing deck on an aircraft carrier?



Just long enough.



What would the typical fighter jet be armed with for a bombing
mission?


Depends upon the target. Now, probably JDAMs.

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Old December 2nd 03, 03:58 PM
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On 2 Dec 2003 06:18:49 -0800, (Lee Shores)
wrote:

How many Gs can a pilot withstand before blacking out?

Determine the G Force necessary to Gray-out. Add .5


If an ejection seat failed, how would one get out of the plane?

Before or after impact with the ground??


What's the caliber of an M-16?

..223 (couldn't come up with a smart-ass answer for this)


Do all fighter pilots carry a sidearm?

Only the really cool ones..


What's the order of rank for pilots?

All pilots are rank - to some degree or another.


Thanks!!!!

Suppose after college someone wants to become a Marine Fighter Pilot:

How long would that take?

Where would the fighter pilot training take place? Anywhere in
Colorado?

If they were shot down, what would a common rifle and sidearm be of
the Taliban?

At what altitude does a parachute automatically open?

What's the equivalent horse power of a fighter jet?

Two any two-pilot or pilot/navigator planes take off from aircraft
carriers? If so, what planes?

Suppose they opt to fly missions from Aircraft carriers. How long
would this take? (Basic training, flight school, etc.)

What would they be commissioned as, if they went ROTC in college?

What's the standard Marine sidearm? What's the preferred sidearm?
What do they train with? What's the pilot's standard sidearm?

What plane(s) would they be flying from an aircraft carrier for
bombing missions? What are the most advanced planes and what are the
preferred planes?

How long is the landing deck on an aircraft carrier?



What would the typical fighter jet be armed with for a bombing
mission?


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Old December 2nd 03, 04:54 PM
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What's the caliber of an M-16?
Think it might be X caliber.

"Charlie Wolf" wrote in message
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On 2 Dec 2003 06:18:49 -0800, (Lee Shores)
wrote:

How many Gs can a pilot withstand before blacking out?

Determine the G Force necessary to Gray-out. Add .5


If an ejection seat failed, how would one get out of the plane?

Before or after impact with the ground??


What's the caliber of an M-16?

.223 (couldn't come up with a smart-ass answer for this)


Do all fighter pilots carry a sidearm?

Only the really cool ones..


What's the order of rank for pilots?

All pilots are rank - to some degree or another.


Thanks!!!!

Suppose after college someone wants to become a Marine Fighter Pilot:

How long would that take?

Where would the fighter pilot training take place? Anywhere in
Colorado?

If they were shot down, what would a common rifle and sidearm be of
the Taliban?

At what altitude does a parachute automatically open?

What's the equivalent horse power of a fighter jet?

Two any two-pilot or pilot/navigator planes take off from aircraft
carriers? If so, what planes?

Suppose they opt to fly missions from Aircraft carriers. How long
would this take? (Basic training, flight school, etc.)

What would they be commissioned as, if they went ROTC in college?

What's the standard Marine sidearm? What's the preferred sidearm?
What do they train with? What's the pilot's standard sidearm?

What plane(s) would they be flying from an aircraft carrier for
bombing missions? What are the most advanced planes and what are the
preferred planes?

How long is the landing deck on an aircraft carrier?



What would the typical fighter jet be armed with for a bombing
mission?




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Old December 2nd 03, 06:06 PM
Duke of URL
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"Lee Shores" wrote in message
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If an ejection seat failed, how would one get out of the plane?


Won't be your worry - they'll remove you with a small scoop and a
vacuum-cleaner.

What's the order of rank for pilots?


Generally, the CAG forces them to take a shower every week, so they're
not as rank as they used to be.

How long is the landing deck on an aircraft carrier?


Not NEARLY long enough!

HTH...


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Old December 2nd 03, 07:38 PM
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If an ejection seat failed, how would one get out of the plane?

Unstrap, jettison canopy, trim nose down and release stick.


Would the parachute come out with the pilot in that case?...

_____________
José Herculano


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Old December 2nd 03, 08:48 PM
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Jose asked in reply to:
If an ejection seat failed, how would one get out of the plane?


Unstrap, jettison canopy, trim nose down and release stick.


Would the parachute come out with the pilot in that case?...


Depends on the era and type of seat/chute.Up until the F-100 thru F-105 it
"should" in USAF a/c, Martin Baker type seats with integral parachutes is a
different story.

Oxmoron1
MFE
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Old December 3rd 03, 05:04 AM
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On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 14:45:06 GMT, Ed Rasimus
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Suppose they opt to fly missions from Aircraft carriers. How long
would this take? (Basic training, flight school, etc.)


I assume you mean training. All USMC and USN aviators are carqual.
About two years.


I don't think the P-3 or C-130 communities carqual, Ed.

Mary

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Mary Shafer Retired aerospace research engineer

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Old December 3rd 03, 06:27 AM
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While its obvious what Junior is asking here, one point should be
brought out to him about Marine Corps Aviators. They are NOT "fighter"
pilots. Sure they fly the Hornet in that mission, and do it well, but
guarantee if you ask any of them, their primary mission is "close
air-ground support".

On 2 Dec 2003 06:18:49 -0800, (Lee Shores)
wrote:

How many Gs can a pilot withstand before blacking out?

If an ejection seat failed, how would one get out of the plane?

What's the caliber of an M-16?

Do all fighter pilots carry a sidearm?

What's the order of rank for pilots?

Thanks!!!!

Suppose after college someone wants to become a Marine Fighter Pilot:

How long would that take?

Where would the fighter pilot training take place? Anywhere in
Colorado?

If they were shot down, what would a common rifle and sidearm be of
the Taliban?

At what altitude does a parachute automatically open?

What's the equivalent horse power of a fighter jet?

Two any two-pilot or pilot/navigator planes take off from aircraft
carriers? If so, what planes?

Suppose they opt to fly missions from Aircraft carriers. How long
would this take? (Basic training, flight school, etc.)

What would they be commissioned as, if they went ROTC in college?

What's the standard Marine sidearm? What's the preferred sidearm?
What do they train with? What's the pilot's standard sidearm?

What plane(s) would they be flying from an aircraft carrier for
bombing missions? What are the most advanced planes and what are the
preferred planes?

How long is the landing deck on an aircraft carrier?



What would the typical fighter jet be armed with for a bombing
mission?


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Old December 3rd 03, 03:16 PM
Ed Rasimus
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On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 21:04:05 -0800, Mary Shafer
wrote:

On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 14:45:06 GMT, Ed Rasimus
wrote:


Suppose they opt to fly missions from Aircraft carriers. How long
would this take? (Basic training, flight school, etc.)


I assume you mean training. All USMC and USN aviators are carqual.
About two years.


I don't think the P-3 or C-130 communities carqual, Ed.

Mary


Caught me in the act of being elitist, didn't you?

Can I defend myself by saying that I was narrowly focused on the
question regarding "Marine Fighter Pilot"? Nahh, I forgot the heavy
operators, pure and simple.




 




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