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Perriwen
09-23-2010, 03:35 AM
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I for one never realized how much the F-14's wings flexed..

hiss srq
09-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Thats an awesome video with the trunk monkey making the calls.

ulikeairplanes2
10-01-2010, 04:07 PM
Love seeing the "behind the scenes" stuff. That, and it's hard to find good F-14 footage on YouTube that I haven't seen a thousand times already. Nice find.

darlyn
10-01-2010, 04:19 PM
Trunk monkey? Explain.

Also, from hearing this guy's voice, one would have the stereotype that fighter pilots are cocky completely confirmed. "Three-fifty ... three-fifty FIIIVEEE...". He especially sounds like a total blowhard during the conversation with the loudmouth announcer.

Perriwen
10-02-2010, 05:54 PM
Trunk monkey? Explain.

Also, from hearing this guy's voice, one would have the stereotype that fighter pilots are cocky completely confirmed. "Three-fifty ... three-fifty FIIIVEEE...". He especially sounds like a total blowhard during the conversation with the loudmouth announcer.

Lol, hey. It helps get the crowd pumped to hear an energetic pilot and announcer over the PA.

darlyn
10-02-2010, 06:59 PM
Ah, I only just realized that the F-14 is a two-seater and the phrase trunk monkey refers to the co-pilot/back-seater. The internet has failed me this time.

Perriwen
10-02-2010, 07:24 PM
Ah, I only just realized that the F-14 is a two-seater and the phrase trunk monkey refers to the co-pilot/back-seater. The internet has failed me this time.

He's actually no a co-pilot, but RIO, or Radar Intercept Officer. He basically handles the aircraft's complex radar and serves as an extra set of eyes so the pilot can focus on flying.