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Old 12-07-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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"Strong and Calm at 1500 MPH"

Has everyone seen this?!

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http://67.192.124.28/cms/publish/hea...1500_MPH.shtml

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Old 12-07-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: "Strong and Calm at 1500 MPH"

That was an amazing article not only for the subject matter, but also for the writing which was really top notch. Then on top of that the CrossFit connection...great reading, terrific find. If I get to come around for a second try at life I'm going to be a fighter pilot rather than a helicopter pilot. The notion of the dirt nap is sobering, but a really wonderful descriptor. When the writer described one of the pilots as the Air Force's Top, Top Gun, it gave me goose bumps. I love that top of the heap stuff. Thanks Mike, great article. What else could they do but CrossFit?
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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Re: "Strong and Calm at 1500 MPH"

Wow...that article had me in my seat, holding my breath and bunching my muscles....what VIVID writing.

"Train or die."
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:12 AM   #4
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Re: "Strong and Calm at 1500 MPH"

That was a great article -- thanks for posting it.

Most people don't realize how physically and mentally demanding it is to fly a fighter -- it will wipe you out in a heartbeat. The article does a great job of explaining how difficult that job is. Hat's off to all military pilots everywhere, but especially to the fighter guys.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:04 AM   #5
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Re: "Strong and Calm at 1500 MPH"

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...but especially to the fighter guys.
Pfft! You know what a fighter guy looks like to a helicopter guy? Cold, wet, and scared at the end of a rope.

(kidding--I have a great respect for all the operational roles, but after even the light jet aerobatics in pilot training, I am willing to put down the role of high-g jet flying as "interesting to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there"; even moderate G forces are not nearly as much fun as they sound--although I will say their formation flying is much cooler for the most part).
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:34 AM   #6
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Re: "Strong and Calm at 1500 MPH"

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Pfft! You know what a fighter guy looks like to a helicopter guy? Cold, wet, and scared at the end of a rope.
That was good.

I'm no pilot but I've had my "ride" and I appreciate what the fighter guys do.

That being said, from the perspective of the ground crews, let me offer my favorite fighter pilot joke:

Two fighter pilots are walking down the line to their jets. They're arguing about whether making love to their wives is work or pleasure. One pilot says it involves some work and the other says it's all pleasure. They can't agree so when they get to their jets, they ask the crew chief: "Chief, is making love to a woman work or pleasure?"

The crew chief replies, "Pleasure. Because if it was work, you jokers would have me doing it."
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:45 AM   #7
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Re: "Strong and Calm at 1500 MPH"

Did anyone find his choice of exercises weird?

Not the 75 CrossFit workout, the bench press and dumbell curls workout?
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