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Old 05-19-2014, 11:11 AM   #6586
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C-5B Galaxy vs. C-5M Super Galaxy takeoff roll...



Wow. Just....wow. If you know this plane, you know this is some impressive stuff.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:19 AM   #6587
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And for you Herk fans, here's a rare one...roman nose with a side-load door! Note the troop seats on the door.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:56 AM   #6588
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In another life I wish I could have flown the C130. I am a bit of a turbo-prop harlot, and a bush pilot type, so that would be the ultimate.

But picture is really great, thanks. Its not so much about the plane, although it is interesting to see a series 1.

Its the whole 50's Americana ambiance. The older guy with the hat, hats were it back then. The style of dress, the guy holding the newborn (IE the future), and the four boys (or 3 boys and a young teen) on the left of the plane looking at the (funky) helicopters. I am sure they were fascinated and maybe it had some lasting effect on them - it would have with me.

Not to rag, but I don't think you'd get quite that level of interest with people these days.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:19 PM   #6589
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Man, that sucks. Working airshows cures you of getting lax about checking NOTAMS. The ones I work are at untowered fields and we always have someone monitoring CTAF while the airboss is on a separate frequency with the performers. We've had at least one person wander into the area at each show. We've always been able to turn them without having to tell the performer to knock it off. Like you said, the FAA is always on the field at these events. The old timer FAA guys might cut the errant pilot a break but the young guns seem to have a real chip on their shoulders.

Yeah we monitor the tower freq, then the CTAF after the tower closes for just that reason too. If he had been on the right frequency, we could have saved him. Another mistake on his part...

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Like they did to Bob Hoover. Assholes.

Oh, the FSDO rep was an old-timer, but how do you cut a break to a guy who busts a TFR, then lands on a runway with nine aircraft on it in front of dozens of people filming and taking pictures with the intention of promoting the upcoming show??? Shit! I couldn't get the paperwork in fast enough for fear that it would hit Youtube before I finished.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:31 PM   #6590
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In another life I wish I could have flown the C130. I am a bit of a turbo-prop harlot, and a bush pilot type, so that would be the ultimate.

But picture is really great, thanks. Its not so much about the plane, although it is interesting to see a series 1.

Its the whole 50's Americana ambiance. The older guy with the hat, hats were it back then. The style of dress, the guy holding the newborn (IE the future), and the four boys (or 3 boys and a young teen) on the left of the plane looking at the (funky) helicopters. I am sure they were fascinated and maybe it had some lasting effect on them - it would have with me.

Not to rag, but I don't think you'd get quite that level of interest with people these days.
My USAF Career was spent in C-130's. E-Model Trash Haulers and A Model AC-130's. IT's a great airplane, and still being manufactured today, 60 years later.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:48 PM   #6591
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My USAF Career was spent in C-130's. E-Model Trash Haulers and A Model AC-130's. IT's a great airplane, and still being manufactured today, 60 years later.
My time was in "A" models with 3 bladed props. We envied you guys with your heat and reduced noise levels......
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:58 PM   #6592
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My time was in "A" models with 3 bladed props. We envied you guys with your heat and reduced noise levels......
The AC-130A had the three bladed props. Imagine sitting in the open crew entrance door operating a Night Optical Device, at 10,000 ft.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:49 PM   #6593
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Poorly shot photos from "Warbirds at the Beach" from yesterday. Missed the low passes by the Mosquito and ME 262. Too busy watching.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/242488...7644746991674/
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:20 PM   #6594
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Not to rag, but I don't think you'd get quite that level of interest with people these days.
Why is it you believe that? The airshows I've attended have been very popular.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:35 PM   #6595
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I wonder if people see the potential and the wonder in flight that they used to. Perhaps there are other technological distractions now, or the novelty has worn off. The fifties, in particular, was an era of unprecedented progress and change in aviation and that may have piqued interest in a way that would be hard to replicate these days.

But maybe I am wrong. Bitter. Jaded. Misanthropic. Dumb.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:03 AM   #6596
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Here's a link to some WWII vintage pictures of Little Boy and Fat Man including prep and loading.

http://www.alternatewars.com/Bomb_Lo...Bomb_Guide.htm
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:53 AM   #6597
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Neat Stuff!

Thanks. History for sure.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:05 PM   #6598
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I have no idea what the plane is called, but the sell rides in it, so I will just have to have a go.


Steerman if I'm not wrong. how much for a ride. closest place to fly like that is in a much newer plane, a steerman flight would definitely be fun.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #6599
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I wonder if people see the potential and the wonder in flight that they used to. Perhaps there are other technological distractions now, or the novelty has worn off. The fifties, in particular, was an era of unprecedented progress and change in aviation and that may have piqued interest in a way that would be hard to replicate these days.

But maybe I am wrong. Bitter. Jaded. Misanthropic. Dumb.
Sun n Fun had record crowds this year. Many new innovations in aviation and people are interested.
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Good to hear that. Maybe it's because I'm in California and I mostly don't get that vibe. A lot of aviation shows/gatherings here are a sales event for the nouveau riche.
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