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   Israeli Air Force release cockpit video of a terrorist pelican attacking an F-15's engine intake

06 Dec 2012 11:52 AM   |   9733 clicks   |   IDF Blog
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AirForceVet    [TotalFark]  
Outstanding airmanship. The F-15 pilot, not the pelicans.

06 Dec 2012 09:28 AM
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Charlie Freak    [TotalFark]  
Nice 10 degree pitch attitude on landing.

06 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
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tallguywithglasseson    [TotalFark]  
The pelicans just wanted to show everyone who ripped New Orleans for considering changing their name to the pelicans that they could take out an F-15.
Pelicans won't strike fear into the hearts of their opponents? Watch this.

06 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
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zerkalo     
So the pelicans "hit" the Israeli jet. Yeah. Typical propaganda

I keed, I keed

06 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
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freewill    [TotalFark]  
A less judgmental term is "suicide pelican".

/ ...or at FOX News, a homicide pelican.

06 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
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Philip Francis Queeg     
In response the IDF dropped white phosphorus on 3 pelican nesting grounds.

06 Dec 2012 11:59 AM
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Big Man On Campus     
Pelicans? or Gazan Drones? WE REPORT YOU DECIDE!

06 Dec 2012 12:00 PM
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dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

AirForceVet: Outstanding airmanship. The F-15 pilot, not the pelicans.


Oh, I don't know. The way the pelicans intercepted a much bigger and faster airplane shows considerable skill.

06 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
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catsfish     
Tailhook?

F-15?

06 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
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Eps05     
heh. That good morning sign is a nice touch.

06 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
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Tatsuma     
Training suicide pelicans? Is there no low you will not go to, Hamas?

06 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
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Avonmore     
See? I told everyone over in the Sports tab that the pelican could be intimidating team name.

06 Dec 2012 12:06 PM
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Apik0r0s     
So how many birds is Israel going to murder for this? How many nests will be replaced with settlements?

06 Dec 2012 12:06 PM
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Clemkadidlefark     

AirForceVet: Outstanding airmanship. The F-15 pilot, not the pelicans.


Boy, howdy

06 Dec 2012 12:07 PM
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Maud Dib     

catsfish: Tailhook?

F-15?


F-15N Sea Eagle
The F-15N was a carrier-capable variant proposed in the early 1970s to the U.S. Navy as an alternative to the heavier and, at the time, considered as "riskier" technology program: Grumman F-14 Tomcat. The F-15N-PHX was another proposed naval version capable of carrying the AIM-54 Phoenix missile. These featured folding wingtips, reinforced landing gear and a stronger tailhook for shipboard operation.[68]

06 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
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wxboy    [TotalFark]  
Seems like the plane turned right into the birds.

06 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
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pmmal     

Avonmore: See? I told everyone over in the Sports tab that the pelican could be intimidating team name.


So we're putting the pelican trifecta in play...

06 Dec 2012 12:13 PM
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mark12A     
Jihadi Pelicans? Diabolical.

06 Dec 2012 12:13 PM
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ram.1500     
WTF!! (What The Flock!)

06 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
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catsfish     

Maud Dib: catsfish: Tailhook?

F-15?

F-15N Sea Eagle
The F-15N was a carrier-capable variant proposed


proposed.

06 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
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BraveNewCheneyWorld     
It looked like he turned right into the flock to get a closer look so he could be sure they were pelicans and not storks. Kind of looked like an exercise of extremely poor judgement.

06 Dec 2012 12:16 PM
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kevljo     

catsfish: Tailhook?

F-15?


Most air force jets have tailhooks in case of emergencies.

I've personally witnessed several tail hook engagements in a past life.

/former air force

06 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
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Shakespeare's Monkey    [TotalFark]  
farm4.staticflickr.com

06 Dec 2012 12:18 PM
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BigNumber12     
Very cool article, Subby.

06 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
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Odd Bird     

kevljo: catsfish: Tailhook?

F-15?

Most air force jets have tailhooks in case of emergencies.

I've personally witnessed several tail hook engagements in a past life.

/former air force


I thought that was a Navy...problem?

06 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
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david_gaithersburg     
So much for being the chosen people.

06 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
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catsfish     

kevljo: catsfish: Tailhook?

F-15?

Most air force jets have tailhooks in case of emergencies.


Huh, I never knew that. Live and learn, eh?

06 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
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SuperNinjaToad     
Thus the investigation began. "We did not ask what was wrong, but what was the logic of the thinking that led to the emergency. We don't want to put the subjects of our investigation on the defensive. Once we understand the logic that led to the accident, we can decide if we want to change it."

Damn! If only my company practices this type of mentality we could all be so much more productive and efficient. Over here it's more like WHY did you do this? WHY did you not know better? Who's fault is it? it's all guilty until proven innocent!!

06 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
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Evil Mackerel     

Apik0r0s: So how many birds is Israel going to murder for this? How many nests will be replaced with settlements?


Why isn't the U.N. crying fowl over this?

06 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
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WelldeadLink     

wxboy: Seems like the plane turned right into the birds.


No, he turned left. There's always a bigger flock of bird brains on the left.

/was reading a plane crash article and suddenly a crash analysis PR article broke out

06 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
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DemDave     

wxboy: Seems like the plane turned right into the birds.


FTFA: Shortly after take off, the pilot spotted a flock of pelicans straight ahead. He turned left to avoid them, only to run straight into a bigger flock.

06 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
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wxboy    [TotalFark]  

DemDave: wxboy: Seems like the plane turned right into the birds.

FTFA: Shortly after take off, the pilot spotted a flock of pelicans straight ahead. He turned left to avoid them, only to run straight into a bigger flock.


Should have turned right.

06 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
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DivorceWar Veteran     

Odd Bird: kevljo: catsfish: Tailhook?

F-15?

Most air force jets have tailhooks in case of emergencies.

I've personally witnessed several tail hook engagements in a past life.

/former air force

I thought that was a Navy...problem?


Nope, even F-16s have them to immediately slow the jet upon landing and giving a controlled (??) stop for fire crews to quickly save the pilot and whatever they can of the plane.

First inflight emergency I witnessed was a F-16 that lost his avionics and, as the story went, "glided" from somewhere over Montana to Alpena, MI where I was a cop on my summer tour for National Guard. Wheels cleared the fence barely by inches.

/csb

06 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
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Vectron     
Anti-semitism in the animal kingdom.

06 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
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Taylor Mental     
stork
upload.wikimedia.org

pelican
www.australianfauna.com

god as my witness
famousmormons.net

06 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
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BigNumber12     

wxboy: DemDave: wxboy: Seems like the plane turned right into the birds.

FTFA: Shortly after take off, the pilot spotted a flock of pelicans straight ahead. He turned left to avoid them, only to run straight into a bigger flock.

Should have turned right.



Don't judge. He may not be an ambi-turner.

06 Dec 2012 12:34 PM
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Seraphym     
Well, if Israel would quit building sand castles on pelican nesting grounds the pelicans wouldn't do this.

/free pelicastine

06 Dec 2012 12:34 PM
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Odd Bird     

DivorceWar Veteran: Odd Bird: kevljo: I've personally witnessed several tail hook engagements in a past life.

I thought that was a Navy...problem?

Nope, even F-16s have them to immediately slow the jet upon landing and giving a controlled (??) stop for fire crews to quickly save the pilot and whatever they can of the plane.

First inflight emergency I witnessed was a F-16 that lost his avionics and, as the story went, "glided" from somewhere over Montana to Alpena, MI where I was a cop on my summer tour for National Guard. Wheels cleared the fence barely by inches.

/csb


Sorry, perhaps I should have highlighted only one part of the sentence. Link

06 Dec 2012 12:37 PM
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George Babbitt     
Those pesky pelicans..er..storks..er...pelicans... NO! they must be Arabs in disguise because they are attacking 'Israelis'!

06 Dec 2012 12:41 PM
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my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

DivorceWar Veteran: Odd Bird: kevljo: catsfish: Tailhook?

F-15?

Most air force jets have tailhooks in case of emergencies.

I've personally witnessed several tail hook engagements in a past life.

/former air force

I thought that was a Navy...problem?

Nope, even F-16s have them to immediately slow the jet upon landing and giving a controlled (??) stop for fire crews to quickly save the pilot and whatever they can of the plane.

First inflight emergency I witnessed was a F-16 that lost his avionics and, as the story went, "glided" from somewhere over Montana to Alpena, MI where I was a cop on my summer tour for National Guard. Wheels cleared the fence barely by inches.

/csb


I am fairly certain he was making a joke about the Navy's proclivity to have...men who like to hook...other men's tails...or something

/Women and seamen don't mix

06 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
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my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     
And apparently I was wrong (sort of...wiki says 83 women and 7 men), as Odd Bird has clarified for everyone.

06 Dec 2012 12:46 PM
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UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     
A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican!

-Dixon Lanier Merritt

We used to have to deal with bird strikes all the time. Straight to the washrack. A bird through the rotor blades of a Chinook leaves a fine red sticky film on everything. It basically atomizes them.

06 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Briefly wondered if the headline was serious, if Hamas had weaponized avians. Then I saw only (42) and knew it must be a joke. Those threads turn into Ye Olde Bottomless Well O' shiat pretty quickly.

06 Dec 2012 12:54 PM
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dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: A bird through the rotor blades of a Chinook leaves a fine red sticky film on everything.


So it's like Sergei Eisenstein. Good to know.

06 Dec 2012 12:56 PM
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UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     

dittybopper: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: A bird through the rotor blades of a Chinook leaves a fine red sticky film on everything.

So it's like Sergei Eisenstein. Good to know.


What's black & white, and red all over?

/birds do blend

06 Dec 2012 01:06 PM
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grinding_journalist    [TotalFark]  
The best part of the video is the pilot saying "They're pelicans, not storks"

/the jets/star of david at the beginning seemed like something i'd see on family guy

06 Dec 2012 01:08 PM
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JohnAnnArbor    [TotalFark]  

catsfish: kevljo: catsfish: Tailhook?

F-15?

Most air force jets have tailhooks in case of emergencies.

Huh, I never knew that. Live and learn, eh?


Yep:

Land-based military airfields operating fighter or jet trainer aircraft also use arresting gear systems, although they are not required for all landings. Instead, they are used for landing aircraft on short or temporary runways, or for emergencies involving brake failure, steering problems or other situations in which using the full length of the runway is not possible or safe. There are three basic types of land based systems: permanent, expeditionary, and overrun gear.

Permanent systems are installed on nearly all U.S. military airfields operating fighter or jet trainer aircraft. Expeditionary systems are similar to permanent systems and are used for landing aircraft on short or temporary runways. Expeditionary systems are designed to be installed or uninstalled in only a few hours.

06 Dec 2012 01:18 PM
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Meez     
It would have been a better story if they both went down in the crash arguing over if they had hit storks or pelicans

06 Dec 2012 01:22 PM
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WelldeadLink     
The arresting gear gives another reason for the ground crew to be clearing the runway -- a leg remover was about to sweep the runway.

06 Dec 2012 01:29 PM
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WelldeadLink     

Meez: It would have been a better story if they both went down in the crash arguing over if they had hit storks or pelicans


The pilot could tell he'd hit a pelican because he'd had the fish.

06 Dec 2012 01:30 PM
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