It also takes in civilian aircraft and interviews with red bull air race pilots in other series of it.
The other programme on Discovery currently is ex gulf war pilot John Nicol test flying various classic military aircraft. In one episode he goes to visit the MiG factory to fly with a test pilot in a MiG 29 Fulcrum. After various pleasantries exchanged about how gorgeous the plane is etc the RAF pilot begins to talk about needing to use the ejection seat once as he was shot down in the Gulf War. He asks the Russian test pilot if he knows what shot him down and he replies "I think it was a missile". John replies "Yes. A Soviet missile" Without missing a beat the Russian replies soberly but with good humour and a strong accent "Well sorry about that" . John laughs and says roughly something like "No problem. It happens" Brilliant .
Don't suppose Hum knows the RAF pilot? Seems like a nice guy.
Funny that.It sounds daunting when you recite the numbers like 155 items to remember, yet the techies who service those CF-18s can carry out the entire turnaround/transit check/preflight check including the cockpit check from memory.Perhaps the pilots should ask the techies for the tour first...
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