F-16 Viper going vertical for St. Patties Day

Jet Pilot Climbs 15,000ft In 45 Seconds

When your job is to test out jet fighters 🙌🙌via Caters News Agency

Posted by UNILAD on Thursday, March 9, 2017

I’m Irish, let’s launch in the vertical for St Patties Day!

Back in the day I got a pay-back flight from the USAF Test Pilot School. I had been instructing Candidates in the F-4 Phantom. Had a couple wild rides, they knew it so let me fly one of their F-15s. I did a vertical take off, the flight is still stamped on my mind like it was yesterday. Here is a taste:

And from the outside.

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