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(BBC)   Royal Air Force display team announces its first female pilot. For safety's sake, she will be surrounded by men in bright red planes   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 73
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2009-11-12 09:45:17 AM  
I'm sure she's thrilled to be around a bunch of men who have earned their red wings.
 
2009-11-12 10:18:11 AM  
I'd hit it.
 
2009-11-12 10:18:37 AM  
DslainteC: I'm sure she's thrilled to be around a bunch of men who have earned their red wings.

And /thread.
 
2009-11-12 10:21:58 AM  
SpamBot: I'd hit it.

Seconded.
 
2009-11-12 10:24:11 AM  
DslainteC: I'm sure she's thrilled to be around a bunch of men who have earned their red wings.

WE have a winner, you nasty fark
 
2009-11-12 10:24:42 AM  
I always wondered what a female jet pilot is like in the sack. I'll bet it's a wild ride.
 
2009-11-12 10:26:40 AM  
A friend of mine is a female pilot.

She didn't like the term 'cockpit', so when she flies, she calls it
the 'box office'
 
2009-11-12 10:26:45 AM  
www.cbc.ca
 
2009-11-12 10:27:05 AM  
Blue Angels and Thunderbirds unavailable for comment.
 
Biv
2009-11-12 10:27:25 AM  
You guys have jets? Huh, go figure.

/just kidding allies.
 
2009-11-12 10:38:01 AM  
schattenteufel: I always wondered what a female jet pilot is like in the sack. I'll bet it's a wild ride.

Yes. It is. Until she pushes the stick over the wrong way. Nearly crushed my ailerons.
 
2009-11-12 10:38:03 AM  
KimJongSick: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds unavailable for comment.

The Golden Knights have had chicks for a while now. So the US military trusts them to jump out of planes, but flying them fast and close together is another story ....
 
Biv
2009-11-12 10:39:47 AM  
Does she have nice flaps? How's her tail?
 
2009-11-12 10:41:37 AM  
DslainteC: I'm sure she's thrilled to be around a bunch of men who have earned their red wings.

Done in one
 
2009-11-12 10:46:56 AM  
Yea, she's hot.
 
2009-11-12 10:48:20 AM  
Women are supposed to make better fighter pilots on average
due to a few factors. Mainly smaller body size, less to be stressed by G forces and apparently, scientifically, better decision making under pressure. I dont know where they're getting the women for that research though. Most I know go freaking ballistic and irrational under heavy stress and piss-offedness.

I can see it now:
"Iceman, You got in my way and stole my kill... just for that... prepare to die cargo container ship full of PS/3's and wooden toilet seats!"
 
2009-11-12 10:48:53 AM  
Wow...no "This is Red Five, I'm heading in" joke?

Or did I just make it?
 
2009-11-12 10:49:49 AM  
schattenteufel: I always wondered what a female jet pilot is like in the sack. I'll bet it's a wild ride.

I've been "seeing" an Army helicopter pilot..she's pretty decent in the sack.
 
2009-11-12 10:50:04 AM  
Fighter pilots routinely pull high G loads. I would imagine that the strain would be bad for maintaining the shape of the breast. A heavy duty sports bra helps but pulling 4 g's must take its toll.
 
2009-11-12 10:50:27 AM  
I don't understand pilots. I can't imagine a career more stressful than literally entrusting your life to equal numbers of left wing nuts and right wing nuts.
 
2009-11-12 10:50:38 AM  
So who's the guy who flies that other week of every month?
 
2009-11-12 10:50:59 AM  
Something about mile-high-club...
 
2009-11-12 10:51:30 AM  
moribello: Wow...no "This is Red Five, I'm heading in" joke?

Or did I just make it?


A Star Wars joke? In a military thread? Really?
 
Biv
2009-11-12 10:51:40 AM  
morebeer: Women are supposed to make better fighter pilots on average
due to a few factors. Mainly smaller body size, less to be stressed by G forces and apparently, scientifically, better decision making under pressure. I dont know where they're getting the women for that research though. Most I know go freaking ballistic and irrational under heavy stress and piss-offedness.

I can see it now:
"Iceman, You got in my way and stole my kill... just for that... prepare to die cargo container ship full of PS/3's and wooden toilet seats!"


Supposed to have better situational awareness as well. Something about the same instincts that allow a mother to be able to keep track of multiple children at the same time without having to focus on them.

/not an attempt to be sexist.
 
2009-11-12 10:52:06 AM  
fappomatic: schattenteufel: I always wondered what a female jet pilot is like in the sack. I'll bet it's a wild ride.

Yes. It is. Until she pushes the stick over the wrong way. Nearly crushed my ailerons.


"You're coming in too steep. Pull up, woman, pull up!"
 
2009-11-12 10:52:23 AM  
vernonFL: A friend of mine is a female pilot.

She didn't like the term 'cockpit', so when she flies, she calls it
the 'box office'


What does she have against coxswains?
 
2009-11-12 10:54:58 AM  
TaxiDriver: Fighter pilots routinely pull high G loads. I would imagine that the strain would be bad for maintaining the shape of the breast. A heavy duty sports bra helps but pulling 4 g's must take its toll.

In case you've never actually touched a woman, let me assure you the breast is rather soft. It'll be fine. If anything, IIRC women are better equipped to handle g-forces. Something about circulation, although that could just be a fancy way of referring to a shorter average height. Basically, the shorter the distance the blood has to go, the less likely you are to pass out from G-forces.

TFA:
RED 1 - Sqn Ldr Ben Murphy (from Loughborough)
RED 2 - Flt Lt Ben Plank (Worcestershire)
RED 3 - Flt Lt Kirsty Moore (Lincolnshire)
RED 4 - Flt Lt Dave Davies (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
RED 5 - Flt Lt Zane Sennett (Lincolnshire)
RED 6 - Flt Lt Mike Ling (Kent)
RED 7 - Flt Lt David Montenegro (Kent)
RED 8 - Sqn Ldr Graham Duff (Cumbria)
RED 9 - Flt Lt Simon Rea (New Zealand)
RED 10 (and Road Manager) - Sqn Ldr Graeme Bagnall (Cumbria)


OK, so, no Star Wars jokes? Should I be relieved or concerned?
 
2009-11-12 11:00:32 AM  
Atleast if they get lost, now they have someone to stop and ask for directions.

//there, I beat the farketts to it.
 
2009-11-12 11:01:44 AM  
Blue Angels and Thunderbirds unavailable for comment.

Thunderbirds reply? "Meh"

Nicole Malachowski (new window)
 
2009-11-12 11:02:39 AM  
Nicole Malachowski (new window)

Mo betta?
 
2009-11-12 11:05:07 AM  
- Red Three, standing by.
- Red Six, standing by.
- Red Five, standing by.
- Red Buttons, standing by.
- Redd Foxx, standing by.
- Big Red, standing by.
- Red October, standing by.
- Helen Reddy, standing by.
- Simply Red, standing by.
 
2009-11-12 11:05:20 AM  
tothekor: moribello: Wow...no "This is Red Five, I'm heading in" joke?

Or did I just make it?

A Star Wars joke? In a military thread? Really i think you overestimate their chances!


FTFY
 
2009-11-12 11:08:14 AM  
Red Skelton, standing by...
 
2009-11-12 11:09:48 AM  
What her parking may look like

aerobaticteams.net
 
2009-11-12 11:09:55 AM  
morebeer: apparently, scientifically, better decision making under pressure. I dont know where they're getting the women for that research though. Most I know go freaking ballistic and irrational under heavy stress and piss-offedness.

And I've known men who find innovative ways to self-destruct their lives. But there's nothing gender-based about idiocy. Men and women differ in how they display idiocy, but idiots will be idiots. I have known some women who were extremely sharp and can handle immense amounts of stress and fatigue that would have a lot of men putting guns in their mouths.

What women do, however, is cry. We're all familiar with "waterworks" used to get out of everything from affairs to speeding tickets, but I'm saying I've seen even the strongest, least manipulative women I've met sobbing. Kick-ass women I'd trust in any leadership position. And when they unwind from a particularly grueling situation, they unwind spectacularly, usually with a waterfall of tears. This does not mean they are weak. This is their version of the guys going to the bar and getting drunk, tho they can do that too. They endure stress, overcome it, then cry it out.

Crying, however, is a big no-no in the military, because men are bad at it. Crying is a sign of weakness. Beer is not. So beer is OK and crying is bad.

Well, if you take away women's most efficient form of stress relief because you don't like how it looks, while getting to keep your own no matter how bad it looks, yeah, women are at a bit of a disadvantage in the military. I'd imagine a lot of the go flippin' crazy.
 
2009-11-12 11:10:05 AM  
dragonchild: TaxiDriver: Fighter pilots routinely pull high G loads. I would imagine that the strain would be bad for maintaining the shape of the breast. A heavy duty sports bra helps but pulling 4 g's must take its toll.

In case you've never actually touched a woman, let me assure you the breast is rather soft. It'll be fine. If anything, IIRC women are better equipped to handle g-forces. Something about circulation, although that could just be a fancy way of referring to a shorter average height. Basically, the shorter the distance the blood has to go, the less likely you are to pass out from G-forces.

TFA:
RED 1 - Sqn Ldr Ben Murphy (from Loughborough)
RED 2 - Flt Lt Ben Plank (Worcestershire)
RED 3 - Flt Lt Kirsty Moore (Lincolnshire)
RED 4 - Flt Lt Dave Davies (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
RED 5 - Flt Lt Zane Sennett (Lincolnshire)
RED 6 - Flt Lt Mike Ling (Kent)
RED 7 - Flt Lt David Montenegro (Kent)
RED 8 - Sqn Ldr Graham Duff (Cumbria)
RED 9 - Flt Lt Simon Rea (New Zealand)
RED 10 (and Road Manager) - Sqn Ldr Graeme Bagnall (Cumbria)

OK, so, no Star Wars jokes? Should I be relieved or concerned?


Or perhaps, look a few posts up. :)

DslainteC: I'm sure she's thrilled to be around a bunch of men who have earned their red wings.

Ya know, Zebra Cakes aren't meant to squeeze through a man's nasal cavity.
 
2009-11-12 11:10:44 AM  
Fark ya'll scaredy dudes. I'd have been a freakin' astronaut if not for you wimps being afraid of girls.
 
2009-11-12 11:11:14 AM  
This may already be common knowledge, but I just discovered it...
I think it is positively awesome that you can turn BBC's embedded video player up to 11.
 
2009-11-12 11:12:06 AM  
vernonFL: She didn't like the term 'cockpit'

What if she broke her coccyx?
 
2009-11-12 11:17:08 AM  
Fast jets?? How many jets are slow?
 
2009-11-12 11:18:24 AM  
dragonchild: OK, so, no Star Wars jokes? Should I be relieved or concerned?

okiemule: Or perhaps, look a few posts up. :)

Silence! How dare you steal my thunder with facts!
 
2009-11-12 11:18:34 AM  
MongtheMerciless: - Red Three, standing by.
- Red Six, standing by.
- Red Five, standing by.
- Red Buttons, standing by.
- Redd Foxx, standing by.
- Big Red, standing by.
- Red October, standing by.
- Helen Reddy, standing by.
- Simply Red, standing by.


But will she be able to get cocky when she shoots one down?

/too bad it wasn't for the Thai air force...
 
Biv
2009-11-12 11:19:06 AM  
realbigfun: Fast jets?? How many jets are slow?
Old ones that want you off their lawn.
 
2009-11-12 11:19:17 AM  
For your consideration:

www.rafmuseum.org.uk

/hot like her thrusters
//redhead thread??
 
2009-11-12 11:22:27 AM  
realbigfun: Fast jets?? How many jets are slow?

A-10 Thunderbolt. Max speed 439mph.

To compare, a Boeing 747's max speed is 594 mph.
 
2009-11-12 11:23:03 AM  
OtherLittleGuy: /hot like her thrusters
//redhead thread??


She's not British! Look at her teeth!
 
2009-11-12 11:23:36 AM  
The Decider: Nicole Malachowski (new window)

Mo betta?


From that Wiki page you linked:

"Her aviator call sign is "FiFi"."

/no comment
 
2009-11-12 11:24:21 AM  
dragonchild: TaxiDriver: Fighter pilots routinely pull high G loads. I would imagine that the strain would be bad for maintaining the shape of the breast. A heavy duty sports bra helps but pulling 4 g's must take its toll.

In case you've never actually touched a woman, let me assure you the breast is rather soft. It'll be fine. If anything, IIRC women are better equipped to handle g-forces. Something about circulation, although that could just be a fancy way of referring to a shorter average height. Basically, the shorter the distance the blood has to go, the less likely you are to pass out from G-forces.

TFA:
RED 1 - Sqn Ldr Ben Murphy (from Loughborough)
RED 2 - Flt Lt Ben Plank (Worcestershire)
RED 3 - Flt Lt Kirsty Moore (Lincolnshire)
RED 4 - Flt Lt Dave Davies (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
RED 5 - Flt Lt Zane Sennett (Lincolnshire)
RED 6 - Flt Lt Mike Ling (Kent)
RED 7 - Flt Lt David Montenegro (Kent)
RED 8 - Sqn Ldr Graham Duff (Cumbria)
RED 9 - Flt Lt Simon Rea (New Zealand)
RED 10 (and Road Manager) - Sqn Ldr Graeme Bagnall (Cumbria)

OK, so, no Star Wars jokes? Should I be relieved or concerned?


I'm jealous of Flt Lt Zane Sennett. I would KILL for that callsign.
 
2009-11-12 11:30:31 AM  
Red Wings suck...

GO CANES!!!
 
2009-11-12 11:35:38 AM  
Can composite be dented or does it just break?
 
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