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  •  The Mooney is such a beautiful airplane (4+ / 0-)

    I have always wondered if it wouldn't've made a very effective USAF trainer.

    Now, I am speaking of fighter-side training, here ...

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    by BlackSheep1 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 06:49:46 PM PDT

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    •  They're pretty sporty (5+ / 0-)

      A bit cramped on the inside, compared to say a Piper Cherokee.

      You sit almost on the floor with your legs almost straight out in front of you.

      They're not aerobatic, so they probably wouldn't have worked as a primary trainer. The might have worked in place of the T-41 (Cessna 172) in the flight screening program.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 06:57:21 PM PDT

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