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bmoffa
09-23-2007, 10:06 AM
A couple of years ago a saw a TV news story on amature dogfighting in real airplanes. I think they were flying the T-34 Mentor but I'm not sure. At the time, I believe the top gun was a 14-year old girl. Does anybody know anything about this sport? I believe there are clubs around here (lower Alabama/Pensacola, Fl.), but I haven't found any information. By the way, this is a great place to live if you are intested in US Naval aviation. I can watch the Blue Angles paractice every Tues. and Web morning all summer from my back yard. They have a great US Naval Aiviation musium on the base too.

T_O_A_D
09-23-2007, 10:18 AM
http://www.aircombat.com/

Skunk_438RCAF
09-23-2007, 10:20 AM
There was a place called Sky Warriors based out of Atlanta, but one of their Mentors crashed due to wing separation.

I doubt they are still in operation as a quick google search only gives me the story on the crash.

Warrington_Wolf
09-23-2007, 11:10 AM
I know of a place in the UK called Ultimate High that is based at Kemble airfield that do something like that. They use the Bristol Bulldog (used as a trainer in the RAF) and a two seater variant of the Extra 300.
The instructors are all either serving or formally served in the RAF (I'm not sure if any of them are FAA) on fast jets.
They also do advanced flight training for PPL pilots, that includes advanced stalling, spinning and unusual attitude recovery, what is even better is that once you have passed this course you can get a discount on your insurance.
Here is a link with more info.
http://www.ultimatehigh.co.uk/index.php

bmoffa
09-23-2007, 03:40 PM
I doubt that my body could handle the real thing with my high BP and BP meds. I would really like to know how they track hits and kills. Like is there some kind of electronic gun emulator or something?

Taylortony
09-23-2007, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
http://www.aircombat.com/

SF260's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif got a few hours flying in them......... we once snook up on the RAF Lancaster and formatted off one wing for a while in some of the sh**tiest weather.... As the 260 was used as a ground attack aircraft in some forces and a military trainer in others I commented at the time that I bet its the first time in a while it's had an Italian Fighter on its as*

TX-EcoDragon
09-23-2007, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:
I know of a place in the UK called Ultimate High that is based at Kemble airfield that do something like that. They use the Bristol Bulldog (used as a trainer in the RAF) and a two seater variant of the Extra 300.


Man. . .that's not a fair fight! Of course these "combat engagements" are really so structured that you are never anywhere near the performance limits of something like an Extra so maybe it doesn't really matter how they match up.


As far as how they track hits, it's basically lasertag, and the system is connected to the airshow smoke system such that if the sensor detects that it's been hit the smoke system is activated.