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AOPA Live This Week – June 21, 2018

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AOPA Live This Week – June 21, 2018



Tom Haines climbs into the cockpit of an attack jet with general aviation blood. Fly out with us to the Montana movie set for “Always.” The Cirrus Jet scores big.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Hecklepig

    June 22, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    The Scorpion has a little of the Frogfoot look about it, maybe even a little Albatross.  Although it doesn't look close air support. I take it the cockpit isn't titanium, armor plating? The electronics don't look current generation in anyway. I guess it doesn't sell because it actually sits in the F-18 area of competition but without the performance parameters. This will end up being an other nation tool and only because of its economy.

  2. Brad Groesbeck

    June 23, 2018 at 1:33 am

    I love these broadcasts! So cool to see my home town of MSO featured! It was such a fun fly in!!!

  3. Rudy Cepeda Gómez

    June 23, 2018 at 3:33 am

    As a non-native English speaker, I must admit I had difficulties separating "STOL" from "stall" at the end of the video 🙁

  4. Outlawflyer78

    June 23, 2018 at 3:34 am

    The scorpion looks cool and performs well so it seems but what it realy needs is those wings to sweep back like the F-14 tomcat.Now that would be impressive!!

  5. D. Lewis

    June 23, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    As a younger pilot that can't afford to fly any more, the Aviation Foundation message at the end struck me as ironic. This show is a cure for insomnia. The content is, mostly, geared toward nostalgic older people. The fly-in's music, the Normandy flight, the 'new' $300,000 Husky and the poor atempts at humor and poor editing of this show itself are a clear indication of the aviation community's problem as a whole. It is mostly the domain of older, white men that poor money into events and airplanes that remind them of a bygone era. (I'm white too, but not holding on to the past.) If general aviation doesn't have healthy support, it may be that the culture is partly to blame.

  6. Sometungsten

    June 23, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Textron seems to be holding back a lot of information about their Scorpion / tandem seat Citation.  Anyone with a little knowledge of tactical weapon systems must have a book of questions as I do.  If I may pick on just one aspect, the pylons…  pylons are engineered systems with nearly as many parameters as the airframe.  They require a great deal of testing and many folks don't realize that the component that goes between the pylon and the store (called by various names) is also an unique engineered system that requires testing and evaluation.  The weapon system control panel would be complex and heavy if the pylon systems are meant to deploy more that one kind of weapon.  Perhaps Textron is planning on just one store…  Too many questions.  Every combination of pylon/intermediate component/store wlll have a different drag penalty and will probably impact the loiter performance greatly.  Is Textron going to do all this or do they expect the purchaser to do this work?   Much of what is described seems to already be in the back pocket of General Atomics platforms and already deployed around the world.  Any volunteers for spending 4 hours at 15,000 ft in a hot zone in an aircraft with zero self defense avionics?  Questions, questions, questions.

  7. Brian kumpan

    June 25, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Cessna also built the T-37 the Dragonfly

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