Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Yes he does! Going to see him again tomorrow and probably pick one up.

    Funny story is that he was shooting away at a bf109 that was trying to make a rocket pass on them. It finally got a rocket off that he tried to shoot, but missed. It went past his plane and blew up under the aircraft in front and down it went.

    One of the crew that was shot down from that plane is at the museum I work at. His name is Joe Reus and his a hellova guy too. Small small small world! :clap
  2. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    Like Marie Lou often said while bringing coffee and cookies at altitude "your'e only a pilot until we land" and I recall my first reply "Yeah... and then we turn into animals, What room are you in?" :sweeti:raabia
  3. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I was on base at NAF El Centro over the weekend. One more trip next weekend for the airshow, and I'm done out there for a few months.

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    We got some Harrier and Apache action as well. I'll post those up once I'm done with the PP.

    S.C.
  4. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Those Blue Angels' pics are awesome!
  5. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    How about a Harrier?

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  6. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I think that is an AV8-B?
    I thought the easiest way to tell was that the Harriers had landing gear mounted on the wing tips but the AV8 had them mounted mid wing position

    ?

    Hay Ewe
  7. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Come and see us for the weekend. Probably a total of around 80 warbird/military aircraft on site and around 4 hours of flight time!
  8. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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    Whats the difference between god and a pilot?








    God doesn't think he's a pilot.
  9. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Same plane. The earlier version with the tip mounted gear was the Hawker Siddeley Harrier. The second version was the AV8B Harrier II.
  10. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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  11. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    This is the approach to our runway 16....34 looks the same......

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  12. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    A VASI or PAPI would be nice there! Are you a little low? Or is it just that type of visual picture that would make me come in steep?
  13. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Sure wouldn't want to get into the overrun, that's for sure....
  14. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I can't see your pic at work. I assume it's a shot of an airshow brochure. When and where? My brother is down in Melbourne. Me may want to take his son.

    S.C.
  15. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    Not me flying......Runway is 1700 ft long so do what you gotta do. The plane is a Cardinal. He is over the powerlines and landed long of the numbers......At one time there was a VASI on 34 but some one took it out. Not sure if airplane of mower that took it out, before my time, but VASI puts you 500' down the runway.....
  16. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Think Id rent a chainsaw Bob. :D
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  17. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    Not our trees.... On the property line but they are not as close as they look.....
  18. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    facebook host!

    Spacecost regional airport, titusville, fl

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    About 80 warbirds, WWI to modern era. Probably 4 hours of flight time total. $20!

    Highlights include the US airforce thunderbirds, Dick Cole (dolittle raider), Steve Ritchie (veitnam ace), mock dog fights, WWII reinactors, static displays, "fair rides/food/etc"

    http://vacwarbirds.org/


    http://www.nbbd.com/festivals/warbird/index.html



    Check out a yahoo search of images from our past airshows:

    http://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...XNyoA?p=tico+airshow&fr=yfp-t-646&fr2=piv-web
  19. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    The place I work at has a railway line on an embankment and a 50 ravine with a stream at the other end.

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    Getting this in and out was...................... interesting.

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  20. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    RAF Cosford. 3900 ft. runway. I didn't know there was a museum there.