Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    and don't even try to squeeze in the on-base hangar visit if you plan on only a day....
  2. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    I had a few hours to run over there after an on-base meeting, it was like being teased.

    Saw some awfully low flying jets over a grassy part of the airfield, took a minute to realize they were big, kero-burning honest-to-god turbine-powered models.
  3. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    I was at Wright-Pat for the Doolittle Reunion this year. I was stationed at Lockbourne AFB in Columbus back in the day.
  4. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    There is one of these standing gate guard over at the old Kelly AFB main gate road. Doesn't look at shiny and clean as this one, though.
  5. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    My contribution to the thread. Caught this guy flying over a model airplane event I was at this weekend.

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    P.S. How about model airplane pics? Or is thread for full scale stuff only?
  6. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    Spotted these at Ft Worth Spinks Airport a few days ago. Oh how I wish I had my good camera with me at the time.....

    Can anyone ID them?

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  7. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    The jet looks like an L-29. The one in the hangar is hard to make out. T-34?
  8. jhansen

    jhansen Harley Rider

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    Radial engines, tricycle gear = T-28
  9. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    I flew in some in Venezuela into some remote camps...the stewardess were dressed up in excellent skirts and leopard print shirts and scarves...and they could navigate the steep walkway while on ground with ease....an excellent experience.

    I jumped out of DC3s a few times...another amazing experience....fun stuff....great planes with great lines IMO....

    the bassler conversions are pretty sweet....http://www.baslerturbo.com/

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  10. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    I was stationed at Lockbourne both before and after my tour in SEA. The AC-130's were located there until late 1971 when they moved to Hurlburt. Then in 74-75 I was in the AFR in C-123's at Lockbourne.
  11. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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  12. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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  13. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    First one is a t34, not big enough for a t28 I think?

    I know the second one is not an l39...looks 50/60s to me
  14. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    Not a radial engine. It's a T-34.

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  15. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    l-29
  16. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    misread that! ;) Think you might be right.
  17. Renner

    Renner rockin' the toaster

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    glad you guys like the B-58 pic.. a lucky shot with my POS camera.

    these were taken a couple years ago.

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  18. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    When I was at Mojave (pretty long ago) there was a shop converting those for target drones. IMHO: Pretty sad.

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  19. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Now they are converting F-16s as target drones, I think.
  20. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    See this at Renton Field (WA) all summer. Douglas A-26 Invader converted to passenger I think. Think it's hangered there at the end of the the Boeing ramp. The real treat is the Beavers and there is a powered glider around too that is fun to watch. Breaks up the day watching functional tests on 737s.

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