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Fighter Pilots

How do fighter pilots handle blacking out due to high-g maneuvers?

Quora | Posted 02.25.2016 | Science
Quora

Sometimes you wake up, sometimes you don't. It can take several seconds to regain full function. If the aircraft is not far enough away from the ground when the lone pilot comes around, all his worries are over. It's likely the same outcome if you start napping in the middle of a fight.

Is It Getting Easier or More Difficult to Fly a Fighter Jet?

Quora | Posted 07.08.2016 | Technology
Quora

From one point of view, it's getting harder to fly fighter jets because there are fewer around and the requirements to even climb in to one are remarkably high. I'm very glad I didn't have this kind of competition for so few slots. Let's move on to the other aspect.

What Happens When a Fighter Pilot Has Diarrhea in the Cockpit?

Quora | Posted 05.03.2015 | Weird News
Quora

HOLY S--T! Sorry for the outburst, but this is the pilot's greatest fear. Even beyond enemy aces, missile batteries, or parachuting into a sea of sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!

How Do Fighter Pilots Earn Their Nicknames and Call Signs?

Quora | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weird News
Quora

If it sounds cool, it's a secondary effect. There are some really cool ways to earn them, though. The main way is usually via your name and if there's a way to make it sexually suggestive, it usually happens (up until about 10 years ago).

How Do Fighter Pilots Typically Earn Their Call Signs?

Quora | Posted 12.22.2013 | World
Quora

Call signs are earned for dubious achievements as a joke that plays on said achievement.

WATCH: Ex-Vietnam War Enemies Reunite As Friends 40 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 07.18.2012 | Good News

Until four years ago, the only memory they had of one another was when Daniel Cherry shot down New Yen Hong Me's plane in a dog fight over Hanoi in Ap...

Jeff And Christine McLean, Married Pilots, Hook Up On Military Refueling Mission

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After Christine McLean was deployed from England to southwest Asia in May for refueling missions in the skies over Iraq, Afghanistan and other countri...