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Old 10-21-2009, 01:23 PM   #286
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Those Stinson's are fine birds!
I believe that's a Luscombe. Probably a Model 8 Silvaire. Double struts were on the Rag Wings.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:00 PM   #287
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can you name 5 airports the straddle two countries ?
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:16 PM   #288
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I believe that's a Luscombe. Probably a Model 8 Silvaire. Double struts were on the Rag Wings.
A Luscombe, and a very sweet one as well....
Here's a pic of my old girl, she was placarded as a 196, she had a PW 450 hp behind the prop, tip and aux tanks which gave her a 1200 mile range and was originally modified as an aerial photography airship for use by the Forest Service for survey work and based in Maine from what I was able to find out. In the front, between the pilot and copilots legs were two circular plexi ports with lines running longitudinally, apparently so they could line up on section lines on the ground.
Behind the front seats was a camera port with an opening about 1 1/2 feet in diameter and apparently the camera was a huge affair.
That aircraft had an unbelievable rate of climb, empty she could pin your ears back and with a load of five jumpers, it could easily get 1200 fpm....easy..

That would be me in the blue t-shirt hiding behind the jumpers....






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Old 10-21-2009, 02:32 PM   #289
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I would guess this is 205, but I was searching for a MC pic to print for my office and came across this gem. It's even moto-related. :

That's really cool, but I'm curios if you'd get gas and oil dumping all over the place from laying on it's side for so long or even going inverted when making right turns.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:42 PM   #290
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It's a King Air B200. When it is that cold, it shoots a little flame mid start, and is nothing really, but it made for a great picture.

That is in degrees C (anadian). -22 F (ing US are the only one's still using it).

That is a great picture.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 10-22-2009, 01:48 AM   #291
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I believe that's a Luscombe. Probably a Model 8 Silvaire. Double struts were on the Rag Wings.
You are right...... Luscombe 8 E Silvaire with 85 Hp Continental motor.

Originally built as an 8A ( 65 Hp ) in 1941 . I just love taking it to fly-ins and explaining to people that the Luscombe is older than the Spitfires and Mustangs in the displays ! Rag wing was used during war years to cut down on scarce aluminium .......... aircraft ends up about 50 lbs lighter as well !




Koifarm... thats an awesome beast ! bet you were glad you didn't have to buy the juice to feed it !







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Old 10-22-2009, 06:28 AM   #292
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Airdrive
You are right...... Luscombe 8 E Silvaire with 85 Hp Continental motor.

Originally built as an 8A ( 65 Hp ) in 1941 . I just love taking it to fly-ins and explaining to people that the Luscombe is older than the Spitfires and Mustangs in the displays ! Rag wing was used during war years to cut down on scarce aluminium .......... aircraft ends up about 50 lbs lighter as well !...




Koifarm... thats an awesome beast ! bet you were glad you didn't have to buy the juice to feed it !
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That's for sure VBMI, although moving to different drop zones for contract work was in my pocketbook....all in all though, I kept pretty busy and got an hourly rate and free fuel when working under contract.
There is absolutely nothing in this world that sounds like a PW 450 firing up in the morning....I never ever had one single problem with that engine or aircraft, and in a few drop zones they would buy my beer all night if I did a last load buzz job...I could cut grass like a lawnmower in that beast....







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Old 11-12-2009, 06:11 PM   #293
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Bump!!!!

A commercial multi instrument/private SEL friend took my fiancee and I up. I'm still working on my private, but I flew most the time anyway. It was a 180hp '77 C172N, from a flight club at KBJC on Monday the 9th. BEAUTIFUL day for flying!

We did a VFR flight from KBJC to the southwest, then west along I-70, over Kari's and my house, then to Georgetown, then over Guanella Pass toward US Hwy 285, then along 285 and over my parent's house, over Strontia Springs Reservoir, then to Devil's Head Fire Lookout, then back along the front range to KBJC.

PIC Garrett, SIC me, Photographer Kari


Kari's and my house at the Hwy 40-Winter Park exit off I-70, 8300 feet elevation!


Treeline to the NE of the I-70/US Hyw 40 intersection


Upper Cabin Creek Reservoir along Guannella Pass Road


Going toward Guanella


The Sawtooth and Mt. Bierstadt
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:15 PM   #294
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I'd hate to lose power in that area.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:26 PM   #295
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I'd hate to lose power in that area.
Me too!
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:07 PM   #296
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A few from last weekend in Northern Illinois/Southern WI. Taken at two different grass fields about 8 miles from each other.

This guy shot several landings. Very nice Taylor Craft!!






Susan was (may still be) a pilot for United. I'm sure she prefers this!





Greg traded his A36 Bonanza for this -- he still owes me a ride!




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Old 11-22-2009, 09:54 AM   #297
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This is a very nice tribute to a Mustang pilot from WWII. The video is 28 minutes long, but well worth it, IMHO.

Enjoy.

http://www.asb.tv/videos/view.php?v=1bf99434
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:17 AM   #298
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Took my son to the Cavanaugh Flight museum yesterday.

I'll post pics later.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:40 AM   #299
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In the meantime

A couple of weeks ago I posted some pics of an aircraft, N4395N

In the meantime, I was astonished to find an old friend of mine on a skydiving forum, we reminisced for a while and got to talking about the aircraft and he informed me a buddy of his had it now and had refurbished it.
Not only that, he had found a sistership (two of five originally modified by the Forest Service) and now had that. Furthermore, he lives about two hours from here and has invited me over to fly his, and his buddies aircraft....
Here are the two in pristine condition these days...



And the sister ship


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Old 11-22-2009, 10:48 AM   #300
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Holy smokes, those things are beautiful!!

I'd celebrate, especially if the invitation to fly is an open one.
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