View Full Version : F-35 unintentional loop at takeoff on a carrier

03-01-2011, 07:26 PM
This was sent to me via email:

This guy clearly has brass and you know the sailors on the flight deck had a
cow when they saw this unfold in front of them. Unintentional?

This is unbelievable!

F-35 unintentional loop at takeoff a real "check your laundry" event.

A supremely well-trained US Navy pilot, ice running in his veins instead of blood,
fully regains control of his $70 million, F-35 joint strike force fighter, after
a problematic vertical take-off attempt... Watch as the rear vertical thruster fires
to cause the problem.

There's nothing about this the pilot enjoys. If he could have ejected at 100'
upside down and lived, he would have. Looks like the afterburner kicks in while
still vectored for vertical takeoff. Lockheed would call this a "software
malfunction" and do a little more "regressive testing". This is a good demonstration
of power-to-weight ratio of this aircraft! And talk about stability control...

If he didn't come out of the loop wings-level, it probably would have been bad
news; maybe taking some of the carrier with him!

Add to this flying through your own exhaust, which can lead to equipment malfunctions,
as in "flame out". The F-35 is single engine aircraft with vertical takeoff/landing
capability, but it has the aerodynamics of a Steinway piano at zero airspeed.
This is the most unbelievable piece of flying you will ever see in your life.

This Guy deserves a Medal for saving a 70 Million Dollar Aircraft!!!!!!!!!!

http://vid252.photobucket.com/albums/hh37/durrellrobert/th_f-352.jpg (http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh37/durrellrobert/?action=view&current=f-352.mp4)

Steven Holzinger
03-01-2011, 07:34 PM
I don't think it's real...

03-01-2011, 07:39 PM
Yeah, that's a video game. But still cool.

03-01-2011, 07:44 PM

03-01-2011, 09:22 PM
Yeah... doesn't take much grey matter to realize this is a video game animation, and not a very good one...

03-01-2011, 09:40 PM
I got that beat


03-01-2011, 10:15 PM
Good one Manny !! looks so real

03-01-2011, 10:20 PM
I hate those fakes (aviation, and otherwise) that spread over the net all the time, even if they are commercials (which I believe this one is). If I want cheap special effects involving aircrafts, I can just turn on Netflix... What makes it worse is that a LOT of people think it's true. And *my* bottom line is, there are some things that are too sensitive to be kidded with.

This isn't directed to you in any way, Manny! I understand you were posting this with well-mannered humor :tongue:

03-01-2011, 10:45 PM
Sorry Rom, no offense taken but I understand you care...

03-01-2011, 11:27 PM
Hehe don't be sorry Manny, it actually is kind of funny! It's just my natural, opinionated AND obnoxious self kicking in ;)

03-02-2011, 06:18 PM
Yea, I looked at it and said "Fake". No one on the flight deck. It is interesting though.

Steven Holzinger
03-02-2011, 06:45 PM
There is no "movement" coming from the wake of the engine with regards to the H-60 you see...