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Old 01-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #4201
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Judging by the oddometers on this thread...do you guys do anything else...

Oops...INCOMING...
Really like his M2... notice...he never runs out of ammo...
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #4202
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No Spitfires In Burma After All

Well I'll be damned, there are no buried Spitfires after all.

"The archaeologists have concluded that evidence does not support the original claim that as many as 124 Spitfires were buried at the end of the war, the BBC's Fergal Keane reports."



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21074699
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #4203
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Well I'll be damned, there are no buried Spitfires after all.

"The archaeologists have concluded that evidence does not support the original claim that as many as 124 Spitfires were buried at the end of the war, the BBC's Fergal Keane reports."



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21074699
Well fuck.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #4204
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Im so sorry to do this.... but I spent my day with the collings foundation heavies. Flew from New Smyrna Beach to Sebring, FL (about an hour) in the B24 Witchcraft (formerly dragon and his tail). Got to climb nose gun to tail gun as I wanted while in flight. I have to admit, I really enjoyed sitting in the nose gun, buy myself watching the florida swamp land flow by as we flew through rain. Something very peaceful about it.











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Old 01-18-2013, 10:44 PM   #4205
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Wow

Ill say it again "WOW" to the previous post, thats friggen awesome.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:48 AM   #4206
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May I present a Mustang, two Spitfires and THE MOSQUITO!

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:04 AM   #4207
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Im so sorry to do this.... but I spent my day with the collings foundation heavies. Flew from New Smyrna Beach to Sebring, FL (about an hour) in the B24 Witchcraft (formerly dragon and his tail). Got to climb nose gun to tail gun as I wanted while in flight. I have to admit, I really enjoyed sitting in the nose gun, buy myself watching the florida swamp land flow by as we flew through rain. Something very peaceful about it.
Yeah, we're just a little bit jealous.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:57 AM   #4208
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Im so sorry to do this.... but I spent my day with the collings foundation heavies. Flew from New Smyrna Beach to Sebring, FL (about an hour) in the B24 Witchcraft (formerly dragon and his tail). Got to climb nose gun to tail gun as I wanted while in flight. I have to admit, I really enjoyed sitting in the nose gun, buy myself watching the florida swamp land flow by as we flew through rain. Something very peaceful about it.












Wow, what an amazing thing to do! I'd give some very precious body parts for that opportunity.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #4209
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The U-2 flight manuals have been recently de-classified



http://publicintelligence.net/u-s-ai...anual-may-1967
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #4210
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The U-2 flight manuals have been recently de-classified



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Thats awesome!
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:28 AM   #4211
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The Helio Courier also has "automatic" "air driven" LE slats. Socata Rallye does too.
I've got a couple hours in one, 25 yeas ago as a low-time pilot (which I suppose I still am). It was a cool airplane for a guy with under 100 hours to fly in comparison the the old C-172 I was usually stuck with. The trailing link landing gear also helps with STOL performance, since it allows you to really drop it in without concern.

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:23 AM   #4212
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Well I'll be damned, there are no buried Spitfires after all.

"The archaeologists have concluded that evidence does not support the original claim that as many as 124 Spitfires were buried at the end of the war, the BBC's Fergal Keane reports."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21074699
Unless they are just saying that to keep the thieves and looters away... You'll know it was a ruse if work begins shortly on an "expansion" at Rangoon International.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:28 AM   #4213
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Took the day off yestereday because I was supposed to be out at the Barry Goldwater bombing range, shooting A-10s and F-16s, dropping practice bombs and strafing targets. It was cancelled at the last minute, so I went out to Scottsdale airport to catch some flying machines out there.

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:18 AM   #4214
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Well, just got a checkout on the new visual display upgrade on our flight simulator and without going into any details let me just say HOLY FREAKING CRAP IT IS AMAZING!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #4215
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The Helio Courier also has "automatic" "air driven" LE slats. Socata Rally does too.
So did the Messerschmitt 262.
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