Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by agolson, Nov 1, 2010.
Please post any spirit videos, pictures, and/or stories in reference to AF/Army game.
my roommate and I were going to do one for Army this week... 4 GR's and a paper due this week changed those plans...
Lets go Falcons, beat the Black Knights.
WAAAAAY back when dinosaurs roamed the terrazzo...and our shoes were brown and we had shoulder boards on our blue shirts...
There we were for the noon meal formation (current cadets, please try NOT to recoil in horror at that thought) and we were told there was a flyby approaching from the South...
And sure enough, a beautiful display of airpower...er...well, noise and wind anyway. A couple of Sh...er...Chinooks came...well you can't say they came "roaring" over because they're not really fast...but what they did was HUGE!
They were flying folks from the US Army PsyWar "group" or whatever they are/were...
And they dumped LITERALLY 1,000,000 "propaganda" leaflets on the cadet wing and our beloved Terrazzo!!! I have one in my yearbook at home...VERY well done! Listed all the losses AF had that year (it was NOT a good year) and the Army victories and of course the logical conclusion: ANOTHER LOSS FOR AIR FORCE!
Oh, the game? We STOMPED Army!
But it took the doolies a full day to gather up all those leaflets!
Superior "spirit mission" by Army that day!
Army guy in my squad.
The Army cadet in my squadron currently has no door, no clothes (except for PC gear), and his mattress has been replaced with sand and little green army toy figures.
Similar Spirit Mission a few years ago yet at a different locale....
Cute...but on a MUCH smaller scale!
I've always thought that mission was the BEST I saw at the Zoo...
At least between AF/Army/Navy.
Both cute, but small. We once dropped a whole plane load of ping pong balls that had "Beat Army" written on them on the Army parade. And didn't miss.
The best one I ever saw I had graduated so they were kind of fuzzy but I think it was when Carter was President. The entire Presidential motorcade rolled onto the field before the game and slowly drove by the Navy stands and circled the field to the WP side. The Woops were going crazy thinking that the "Navy" Prez was going to sit with them. With all the fanfare due a President, Secret Service, Hail to the Chief, and all, the door opened and the goat handlers got out with Bill. Priceless.
Army did another Chinook propoganda drop last year. I don't think they had quite as many leaflets though!
I didn't realize Chinooks could power slide...that was pretty cool.
LOL at "power slide." It's called going out of trim. But yes, helicopters can fly in any direction, in or out of trim. It's one of the roughly 10,000 reasons they are superior to fixed wing aircraft.
I only have about 3000 hours in tandem rotors. What the heck are you two talking about?
ARMY will be sporting a new uniform this weekend.
Thank goodness. It doesn't look anything like the one last weekend does it? If it is I may wear my baby/powder blue and cheer for AF.
You know what a power slide in a car looks like, right?
Imagine what a really out-of-trim turn looks like. You'd be sliding through the turn, not flying through. It looks like a slide. You could accentuate the effect by terminating the maneuver to a hover.
I know you can imagine the maneuver. You've flown with at least one guy who left the trim ball hanging out the door.
It's called a side flair and done properly the ball stays perfectly centered. First off, do whatever necessary depending on manual or automatic rotor, to get the rotors to start programming aft (copilots kneeboard over pitot tube works great). Coordinate pedal input with angle of bank in order to keep external load perfectly perpendicular to bottom of aircraft (this is why one must keep the ball centered). Commence lowering collective and taking out AOB such that when aircraft is level the load reaches the vertical and the deck simultaneously. Truly, ballet in the air. 70kts to a hover in two, maybe three, A/C lengths. A power slide is probably the correct term for an uncoordinated Army maneuver.
Come fly with the big boys sometime. We'll teach you what an aircraft is really capable of
I'll give you credit though...at least you aren't a wanna-be helo pilot like the Air Force has on their payroll. If they didn't seclude them at Rucker maybe we could get to them and fix 'em!
Don't think it is a loop because one would have to keep positive g's on the aircraft the whole time and those rotors don't look loaded. Unintentional? I would think that any maneuver that drastic would require a load on the rotors. Sikorsky had a couple of test pilots back in the 70s who looped and rolled the 53 and the 60. Never heard of a 46 or 47 doing it?
Well, not to veer too far off course, but I believe that's just a steep dive. I can tell you for a fact that you can safely go 75 degrees nose-down in a 58D, but your rockets will not fly as intended. Not that we would EVER intentionally exceed maneuvering limits in the interest of engaging a target...
Here's the article:
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson announced the Black Knights' football team will be donning a different uniform style this fall.
In addition to new looks for both home and road games, Army will sport a special "Dress Gray" uniform style as a tribute to the U.S. Corps of Cadets and the Long Gray Line when the Black Knights square off against Air Force at Michie Stadium on Nov. 6.
Army's special "Dress Gray" uniforms, to be worn in honor of the Corps of Cadets for the Air Force game, should also resonate well with all West Pointers.
"It is very important that our football team serves as a small sampling of the Corps of Cadets as a whole," Anderson continued. "The football team is not a separate entity. Coach Ellerson and his staff have worked hard to make certain that his players serve as upstanding representatives of the Corps. We felt it was very appropriate to design a uniform that speaks to that strong tie. Our ‘dress gray' uniform is meant to symbolize the dress gray uniform worn by every West Point cadet during their time at the Academy."
In addition to containing the same elements as the new home and road jerseys, the "Dress Gray" uniforms will feature gray pants, gray jerseys and a black helmet, replete with gray stripe, to symbolize West Point's Long Gray Line.
If you ask me, they resemble my t-shirts after a couple trips to the cadet laundry!
I'm a USMA grad with a son at USAFA. It doesn't look good for Army to beat Navy (disregard Navy's loss last weekend's to Duke) so if we want the Commander in Chief's Trophy to leave Annapolis join me in saying "Go Air Force!"
Becoming a flag under my canopy?
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