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Old 03-05-2011, 10:55 AM   #1591
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Isnt the Phantom F4E one of the most business looking aircraft there has been, sure there our others, but thats one of them

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I was surprised one day when an F4 and a C-47 were side by side on the ramp. Both are the same length.....
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:22 AM   #1592
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Spent the day out at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson.


Great pictures!! Thank you.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:39 PM   #1593
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In our shop today

We finally worked through our Ag plane annuals and now have time for more time consuming projects.


Stearman in for recover:


L19 (Cessna 305) repairs after landing accident:


450 hp Stearman in for annual:


Cessna 195 after engine change:


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Old 03-05-2011, 08:41 PM   #1594
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Awesome!!

Swing mounts always make me nervous for some reason.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:33 AM   #1595
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P-40s, F-4s, A-10s, oh my!

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Spent the day out at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson as part of a media group this morning for the Heritage Flight Conference.

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Old 03-06-2011, 07:41 AM   #1596
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If they're ever stupid enough to make me the President of the United States there will be an Executive Order that there will always be at least one military aircraft in inventory with the Flying Tigers shark mouth painted on them.

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:02 PM   #1597
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Kyle and Amanda Franklin had an accident at an airshow in Brownsville TX on Saturday. She's critical, he's stable. The video's out there on Youtube or somewhere if you care to find it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:40 PM   #1598
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Kyle and Amanda Franklin had an accident at an airshow in Brownsville TX on Saturday. She's critical, he's stable. The video's out there on Youtube or somewhere if you care to find it.
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Prayers sent for speedy recoveries.

I saw them in Oshkosh 09'.
I've always enjoyed seeing that gorgeous plane, and thier routines.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:33 PM   #1599
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Man, he lost airspeed quick.

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Old 03-14-2011, 05:09 PM   #1600
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A friend of mine sent me this, (He's a public affairs officer in the USCG).



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Old 03-14-2011, 05:58 PM   #1601
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Kyle and Amanda Franklin had an accident at an airshow in Brownsville TX on Saturday.
I'm very sorry to hear this. It sounds as if Kyle is mostly ok but apparently Amanda is pretty badly burned. I wish them all the best. They have always been absolutely amazing performers.



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Old 03-15-2011, 08:55 AM   #1602
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Man, he lost airspeed quick.

Yeah, lots of parasitic drag there. I did get around to watching the video from a few angles. Looks like there's a big flash/explosion from the exhaust (or a jug) below the plane just as he passes over the runway flying away from the crowd. Shit...first show of the season for them I think...

Some people don't don't know this, but Kyle's dad (Jimmy) was killed in a collision with Amanda's dad (Bobby Younkin) during an airshow in 2005. I was lucky enough to have met them all through the years. It always hits closer to home when it's someone you know, and every once-in-awhile, it is.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:07 AM   #1603
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I don't think the P-40 is the retarted little sister of the P-51. Both the P-40 and the P-39 where great planes with a low level engine. The Army took the blowers off the engines in the P-40 and P-39 but left them in the P-38...One blower exploded on a P-39 prototype and it was all over.

I do think they put the RR engine in a P-40 and it was on par with other fighters of the era, not the range of the P-51 but it could hang with it in a fight, the P-40 also did not have the problems the P-51 had due to the laminar flow wing. They where great planes with a not so great high alt. engine.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:09 AM   #1604
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I don't think the P-40 is the retarted little sister of the P-51. Both the P-40 and the P-39 where great planes with a low level engine. The Army took the blowers off the engines in the P-40 and P-39 but left them in the P-38...One blower exploded on a P-39 prototype and it was all over.

I do think they put the RR engine in a P-40 and it was on par with other fighters of the era, not the range of the P-51 but it could hang with it in a fight, the P-40 also did not have the problems the P-51 had due to the laminar flow wing. They where great planes with a not so great high alt. engine.
The P-40 is just plain beautiful, I'm convinced if they'd kept the blowers on the P-39 (there were a lot of internal politics also) that it Probably wouldve been the premier fighter of WWII. The P-51 woulda been a joke in comparison.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:26 AM   #1605
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The P-40 is just plain beautiful, I'm convinced if they'd kept the blowers on the P-39 (there were a lot of internal politics also) that it Probably wouldve been the premier fighter of WWII. The P-51 woulda been a joke in comparison.
I read where an english pilot (could have been from Oz) hit a Frank with the 37mm and it just vanashed. It was a low velocity weapon, but wow what a punch. One hit would down a Betty. The plane with the blower would hit 400mph. The export version was called the P-400, then when the brits got them without the blower they where not happy.

Only down side to the P-39 I read was the car door...easy to in, but if you had to get out in a hurry it was pretty hard.

Bell Aircraft has always been a little strange.

Both planes would have been in service as long as the Spit. if the blowers would have been left on them.
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