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Old 09-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #3646
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Hamilton flying museum's Lancaster overflew us earlier today. Sounded like it was being flown with more power than normal. Never heard it make that much noise in the past.

Quite a sight and sound.
Nice!

I got to see a Mk. XIV Spitfire fly at an airshow today. Love that Griffon sound!

A little propeller pron:

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:20 AM   #3647
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The Reno Air Races are next week!!

After the tragic events that unfolded last year, it's fantastic to see that this is still able to go on. I rode up to Stead Airport yesterday to buy my tickets and snap a few pics.


That's my friends plane! I posted up some pics of it a while back in this thread. He owns an ag operation and this is his first year there. He was having some oil temp issues but thinks he's got them ironed out with some ducting changes.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:39 AM   #3648
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That's my friends plane! I posted up some pics of it a while back in this thread. He owns an ag operation and this is his first year there. He was having some oil temp issues but thinks he's got them ironed out with some ducting changes.
That thing is saweeeet!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:45 AM   #3649
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Here's a full shot of it on the ramp at CGI.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #3650
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I took a ride in a P-51 a couple of weeks ago:



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Old 09-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #3651
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The Soviets have some funny ideas about fuel. Back in the early to mid nineties the airport I work at was the North American fueling stop for communist block flights between the USSR and Cuba. We probably averaged 15 large passenger aircraft a day plus a wide variety of cargo flights. 90% of that fuel was brought here from Russia. They would ship it over in a tanker and truck it to the airport where it went into separate storage and was pumped by a local fuel contractor into their own aircraft. Nobody else could use Russian fuel, but in a pinch they would sometimes use North American fuel.

All of that was apparently done so the Communist countries didn't have to pay for the fuel in US dollars.

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I'm gonna say it probably had more to do with the type of fuel rather than the cost. Most Western jet aircraft use JP-4, JP-5 or JP-8, with the UK or Commercial equivilant of DERD or GOST.

These fuels all have a specific gravity, and the engine fuel system must be metered for it.

The Russians use their own version, generally TS-1 or RT. This could explain them tankering it in.

If we want to use their fuel in our planes (military), we can only use it if JP-8 or other alternative fuels are not available, as well as having to add certain additives.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #3652
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I took a ride in a P-51 a couple of weeks ago:
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:57 PM   #3653
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Thanks!!

It was a fantastic experience. I'd love to do it again, if I could afford it.







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Old 09-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #3654
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Thanks!!

It was a fantastic experience. I'd love to do it again, if I could afford it.
Yeah, I'm guessing that's not an inexpensive ride, but worth a go one time for sure.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:58 PM   #3655
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$150 for 30 minutes. In 1980.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #3656
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #3657
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Been a few years ago


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Old 09-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #3658
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Also had this guy, he didnt do well against the big unlimiteds or the Super Corsair but was still fun to watch.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #3659
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We lost another aircraft and member of the warbird community today.....


http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/168789/

http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/a...-super-corsair



bob and his super corsair.




Some of the folks on scene said they thought it looked like he was trying to get out at the last minute after recovery failed.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #3660
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What a loss. RIP.
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