With 1000’s of hours of flight time and a coveted ATP pilot’s score, Evan Dick has flown many plane varieties, together with traditional fighter jets just like the L-39. However even he wasn’t ready for the uncooked uncontrollable, energy of the F-104 Starfighter.
“Its power-to-weight ratio is simply ridiculous,” he says. “I may inform, with the afterburners, it was going to be probably the most difficult plane I’d ever flown. It was like a missile with a person on it.”
“We are able to out-run, out-climb, and out-accelerate an F-16 all day lengthy,” notes Starfighters International founder Rick Svetkoff. Florida-based Starfighters gives a two-day F-104 flight coaching to licensed pilots like Dick over the managed airspace above NASA’s Kennedy House Heart.
The Chilly Struggle F-104 was the primary plane to achieve Mach 2 (1,528 mph) and the primary to fly to 100,000 toes…
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