The Rick Mercer Report

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Confirmations Are Starting

Two F-16C's will be stopping in Windsor for a visit. Get the chance to take a look at these aircraft up close and meet the pilots who fly them.
The F-16 is a single-engined, supersonic, multi-role tactical aircraft. The F-16 was designed to be a cost-effective combat "workhorse" that can perform various kinds of missions and maintain around-the-clock readiness. It is much smaller and lighter than its predecessors, but uses advanced aerodynamics and avionics including the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly by wire flight control system, to achieve enhanced maneuver performance. Highly nimble, the F-16 can pull 9-g maneuvers and can reach a maximum speed of over Mach 2.

Sounds of Freedom II