Booze, Baseball, and another "B"

Thursday, August 04, 2005

In the drink....

Continuing with today's military and spending theme, the AP has an interesting article (via Yahoo!) on problems the Navy has been having with the brakes on F/A-18 Hornets. Apparently there has been a rash of failures causing extensive, and expensive, damage to many of these planes, and also injuring some pilots.

I think that a solution to this problem will be found sooner rather than later, especially since the media has started paying attention to it, and since a plane ended up in the water in San Diego (as seen in the picture with the article). That being said, these planes are the air-power backbone of the Navy, and it is disappointing that the problem has persisted.

The story is also interesting since the Blue Angels are in Seattle now, preparing for their annual Seafair display.


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