Well, the F-22A fighter was introduced a few months ago, and the pilot reviews are finally in. So what are they saying? Here's an example, sent in from Captain Robert "Smackdown" Johnson:
Sure, it is basically invisible to radar, kills enemies before they know you are there, and is pretty much unstoppable. That's great and all, but you know what really makes this plane so cool? Tinted windows. No sunglasses for me. My plane's got that covered.Tinted windows. Finally! I've been complaining about the 'glare' issue since I was a kid. Who wants to worry about sunlight in your eyes when you are trying to send a terrorist to his maker? Kudos to the Air Force for finally resolving this problem.
Major John "Gonnagetcha" Morrison emails:
You've got to love the stealth for protection and the ability to target something as small as a fingernail clipping to get the job done. But my favorite part of the plane is definitely the Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound system. As you know, the F/A-18 only has Dolby 5.1. Talk about living in the past!All I can say is it's about freakin' time! Most pilots (pre F-22) were not even bothering to watch the in-flight movie on the way to their targets anymore, the sound system being so lousy. Three cheers for the designers that put pilot needs in the forefront!