- Mar 6, 2012
Fish, speaking of aviation, can you re-post that corkscrew landing you made a few years ago?A little off topic, but this post reminded me of a story my dad likes to tell.
He was in the Navy (Norfolk, VA) some time around when stuff was still warm with Cuba (during or shortly after the Cuban missile crisis). He was an airplane mechanic, primarily working on the F4.
For whatever reason, they got a sudden request for a few F4s to be over Cuba "ASAP." He said flight time wheels up in Norfolk, VA to air space over Cuba was right around 30 minutes. MUCH faster than the published "max speed" of the F4 says should have been possible.