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(John Freedman)

When Pigs Could Fly

The F-111, beloved by pilots in America and Australia, takes to the air for the last time.

Dump and Burn

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(John Freedman)

“The ‘Dump and Burn’ is the F-111’s party trick,” says Freedman, and a favorite way to end air show demos. The emergency fuel release vent sits between the exhaust nozzles, so when the pilots dump fuel with the afterburners lit, “Presto,” says Freedman, “a 100-to-300-foot flame that is the envy of any air show act.” The final Dump and Burn of the day lasted one minute and 42 seconds.

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