USAF VS RAF who would win?

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  1. Darkwater

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    If they where equal in numbers e.g. 100 RAF planes against 100 USAF planes who would win and why?
     
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    100 generic planes? What are you trying to compare?
     
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    Harriers?

    The RAF, hands down.

    Stop in mid flight and get the USAF from underneath as they overshoot.
     
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    I just choked on my water. Although I am not sure if you were being serious or not, I found this bit to be humorous. Aerial combat as told by those who have played the video games...
     
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    Don't you mean geriatric?

    Are you still flying Kittyhawks?
     
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    If we assume that the Limeys are using Harriers and we use F-22s, the Brits will be blown out of the sky before they knew we were there.
     
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    This forum needs humour. Everything written is just too serious when the members make out they can change the face of the world with a keyboard, screen and mouse.
     
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    Only if your pilots had the ability to recognise the enemy from themselves.
     
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    Hilarious. How many planes does Canada have?

    Not really because the F-22 is grounded and cannot fly into Class A airspace. They are pretty easy targets right now.

    I agree and I am glad you feel that way.
     
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    So, they cant fly into any airspace if they are grounded. Or are they specifically prohibited from going into Class A(18,000 MSL and above)?
     
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    The specific problem is with OBOGS which is required in Class A airspace. As of now, the fleet is grounded entirely and they are only taxiing down the runway and back to keep the engines running. That is all that will be commented.
     
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    Or better yet are they grounded because of a TFR? That would take the cake. LOL!:-D
     
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    Anyways, I love the Brits and I love flying/working with them. However, our training is superior merely because we have more money pumping into the program. The world does not send their most talented pilots here for a vacation- they come here to learn from the best.
     
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    I would concur.

    Of course I've only got my Private Pilots Certificate.

    Which begs the question, could I try yours out?
     
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    A Piper flies like a Piper regardless of what you are certified to fly.
     
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    I take it you are still in training? I flew a C172K for student pilot training. I'm going to get my High Performance and complex endorsements soon though.
     
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    Class A airspace is only above FL 180 in populated coastal areas, everywhere else it's FL 245.

    At those flght levels the crew needs to be on oxygen, and the F-22 problem concerns the on board
    oxygen generating system or OBOGS to use the acronym.
     
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    According to a commander, you are always in training. However, I have been in for a long time and have moved past the UPT part of my life. Were you once a military aviator or are you just an inclined civilian?
     
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    Just a civilian. My wifes side as quite the family of aviators though. Her grandfather was somewhat of a barnstormer. He flew in WWII for the Navy training pilots, and flew flying boats (PBM and PBY) delivering mail to South America. After the war he flew for Monarch Airlines which turned into Frontier as their Chief Pilot. He taught all 4 of his boys to fly and one of them got his CFI. I trained under his son.

    I've always dreamed of getting my wings, so I did. I'm trying to get a Scholarship program going out here to help get kids interested in aviation. There has been a decline in interest for General Aviation and Aviation in general it seems. Sad really.

    And yes, my CFI said the same thing! Always learning/training.
     
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    I am a part of the Women In Aviation and I know they give out a lot of scholarships. As far as the decline in interest, it has a lot to do with how expensive it is. Especially if you are a college student hoping to go straight into the commercial airline business. You do not make enough money to cover your loans when you start out.
     
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    I'm not sure but they are all obsolete American sub-standard rejects.

    Do you know why?

    I have it on good authority (my own) that your Defense Department is concerned that if the aircraft were of equal worthiness, that American pilots would cut and run, for fear the American public would see above them the true quality of the expense incurred in failed training methods.

    So there!
     
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    yeah the issue with the decline in GA is money related for sure...

    I rent a Diamond Katana and it's $120 / hour wet...
    for just a basic piston powered SEL airplane with VFR only capabilities.
     
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    I would be pretty impressed with Canadian pilots if you had any real ones. Landing on tundra because you have no paved runways would be tough.
     
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    Freaking ridiculous. How much does ground school and instrument ratings run people? My advice for aspiring pilots: join CAP (pains me to say that) or befriend a CFI.
     
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    My cousin was a CFI, couldn't have afforded it any other way; also
    parent's who supported and encouraged my flying bug.
     

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