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Old 12-03-2012, 07:22 PM
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I once mentioned to some Navy P-3 types that I had seen a "square tail" P3 at Kwajalein Missile Range. The looked at me in disbelief. Finally found a picture.

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:23 AM
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It seems that I have seen some pretty strangely modified P-3s out in the fleet myself at various times. Not sure if I have seen that one or not.

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Talk about directionally stable. Vmca is for suckers.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:03 PM
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So what's the purpose of the modification?
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So what's the purpose of the modification?
Helps the crew collect per diem:

P-3 ‘Billboard’ returned to flight: key.Aero, Military Aviation
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Originally Posted by propfails2FX
Well that is where I have seen them hanging out on the ramp though I never knew the designation or what their purposes was either.

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Originally Posted by jmetx07
I was a pilot on the flight that returned it to KNTD in January 2010. Pretty nifty plane to get a chance to fly.
Well I bet that P-8 is even better...
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jmetx07
I was a pilot on the flight that returned it to KNTD in January 2010. Pretty nifty plane to get a chance to fly.
Give some thought to starting a new thread in the military section about the P-8A and the process that any new NAs might encounter.
I'd like to hear about the career path and airplane.

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Originally Posted by jmetx07
Can do. Career path is the same for the VP community as it was before with P-3's. What will be different is how BAMS (UAV's) plays into it, which I don't think anyone really knows yet.

The plane is an total beast to fly! The difference with a P-3 is night and day! It is pretty nice to see how the rest of aviation has been flying for the past 20+ years.
Thanks for the info.
Answered the other thread before I saw your answers in this post; but lay it out over there if you don't mind.

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jmetx07- Since the P-8 is a 737, do you think flying the P-8 is a good way to build hours and get my foot in the door with the airlines? How do you select what plane to fly in flight school?
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