What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

ties70

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@Flightengineer:

Dmitri,

is it true that, when they introduced the Yak-38, they were not sure if they should take fighter or helicopter pilots to train them on the airplane? And soon they decided to start with absolute unexperienced pilots, because the older, experienced ones were unable to learn and manage the totally different VSTOL dynamics..

I think I have read that somehwere...

Ties
 

Flightengineer

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@Flightengineer:

Dmitri,

is it true that, when they introduced the Yak-38, they were not sure if they should take fighter or helicopter pilots to train them on the airplane? And soon they decided to start with absolute unexperienced pilots, because the older, experienced ones were unable to learn and manage the totally different VSTOL dynamics..

I think I have read that somehwere...

Ties
Yes, that's true. Firstly combat pilots of naval aviation were retrained, but they were hampered by reflexes and experience of piloting traditional aircraft. Then they began to train pilots right in the flight schools. When I first started, we had one ret. naval Yak-38 pilot in our airline who was start career in late 70s. He said that when he was a cadet, they were separated for groups and some of them studied on the MiG-23 and 27, and his group immediately on the Yak-38. After he served on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean and talked us a lot about the specifics of piloting this aircraft, their meetings with the F-4 and F-14 and much more.
 

Flightengineer

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Hah, thanks, Dmitri, but they’re nothing to write home about - Docker’s D5 classic fit. ;) One of these days I’m gonna get a pair of BR 1942 chinos...but there’s a couple more jackets on my list first. :oops:
Thanks. Three hours after you wrote this, I quite accidentally bought Full Count US Army Khaki chino and now I 'm absolutely happy with it cause these are the best pants I have to wear with my A2.
 
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