CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM [DELETED] RE TAKE OFF AND CLIMB IN AFTERBURNER

Created: 1/8/1963

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ACFTADE FLIGHTANORINUTES* TAKE OFFOCAL TIME, GROSS0 LBS,0 PER CENT. PILOT BILL PARKS.

TAKE OFF AND CLIMB IN AFTERBURNER. INUTE AFTER TAKE OFF, CHASE ACFT AND TOWER REPORTED LIQUID COMING OUT OF THENGINE- AFTERBURNER TERMINATED ON BOTH ENGINES AND CLIMB CONTINUED0 FT USING MILITARY POWER. DURING CLIMB, LEFT HYDRAULIC SYSTEM STARTED TO FLUCTUATE INDICATING LIQUID LOST WAS HYDRAULIC FLUID. ACFT WAS OSCILLATING LATERALLY, WHICH CAUSED THE PILOT TO SHUT OFF ROLL DAMPERS. 0 LBS OF FUEL WAS DUMPED DURING RETURN TO BASE. NORMAL LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED USING SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN NORMAL SPEED ON FINAL APPROACH. TOUCHDOWNIAS, BRAKES AND CHUTE WORKED SATISFACTORILY. NO BUFFETING OR UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS NOTED DURING FLIGHT.

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MAXIHUM SPEED AMD ALTITUDE ATTAINEDEAS0 FT. CAUSE OF HYDRAULIC FLUID LEAK UNDETERMINED AT THIS TIME. NEXT FLIGHT SCHEDULED

3, DURING TIME FUEL WAS BEING DUMPED,NDWEREIGHT TURNTORTHEAST OF BASE. ASPPROACHED A

SOUTHEAST HEADING AND NORMAL DOWNWIND LEG POSITION9 ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY TOWER PERSONNELFLYING'CLOCX POSITION RELATIVE TO

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AFTER THE

ILES OUT. 9 WASARALLEL COURSE AT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME ALTITUDE AS THE WAS NOT OBSERVED BY THE

LANDED,NTERCEPTED9 AT AND OBSERVED THE TAIL NELLIS COMMAND POST WAS NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY AND IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THIS WAS THE9 AIRBORNE AT THE TIME. SINCE GEN HUBBARD WAS ON LEAVE, ASSISTANCE WAS REQUESTED FROM NELL. . PERSONNEL MET9 ACFT AND DEBRIEFED THE PILOT AND STUDENT CREW. ALL PERSONNEL DISCLAIMED SIGHTING ANYTHING UNUSUAL.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED UP WITH GEN HUBBARD UPON HIS RETURN.

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