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Thread: French Super Etendard stalls after catapult launch - photos

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    French Super Etendard stalls after catapult launch - photos

    A French Super Etendard carrier-borne strike fighter stalls after being catapulted off the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.




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    So I guess it seems as though the French cannot fly any better than they drive.
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    What? I meant to do that...

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    Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. And something tells me the jet wasn't the only thing to land in the drink. That the pilot probably washed out of flight duty as well.
    Last edited by Scotsman Hosie; 02-24-2020 at 10:26 PM.

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    Much like the recent Flat-Earth guy. Looks like he released the parachute on the lift-off jerk. NEVER be holding a trigger in your hand when you're about to be launched!

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1231336002175717376

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    One thing is sure, from his perspective, the earth was flat...

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    "Nobody told me I had to have the engine running before being catapulted!" "I thought I'd save some fuel and have plenty of time to start it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieL View Post
    "Nobody told me I had to have the engine running before being catapulted!" "I thought I'd save some fuel and have plenty of time to start it."
    Maybe he thought he would have time to get it started if they gave him a push to start it but he forgot to switch on the ign. early enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    Much like the recent Flat-Earth guy. Looks like he released the parachute on the lift-off jerk. NEVER be holding a trigger in your hand when you're about to be launched!

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1231336002175717376
    Good find. Here's the video embedded:


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    That reminds me... I need to find my lawn-darts before spring.
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