Singapore Air Show 2008
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|F16- Falcons displaying their skills in singapore air show 2008.|
F16 Falcons are extremely capable combat aircraft. Able to withstand a 9G turn, it's likely the pilot will fail before the airframe does.
The first F16 took to the skies late in 1976, delivery to combat squadrons followed in Jan 1979. The Falcon was one of the first to use the now standard fly-by-wire control system whereby no direct mechanical link is provided, instead the pilot's controls comunicate with F16 's electronics which in turn move the aircraft's flying surfaces. This system allows for a sidemounted control stick instead of the conventional between the knees joystick that came as standard with combat planes since the beginning. Far from being a gimmick this allows the pilot better control during the high-G manouvers the plane can fly. Just think what your arm would feel like 9 times heavier that it is now!!
This is the first time I was doing high speed photography, your comments would help me to learn more thanks!!
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excellent moment, great photo!
- [2008-02-28 11:45]
Perfectly composed photo! The composition along deserve the highest mark.