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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.
Nanchang up the ying yang.
Spring is here, get you gliders ready!
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Ladies and gentleman, we are in full airshow mode!
Ready to move into show positions:
One of the big girls
Some little friends come for a visit
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I saw the Starfighters fly out at Wendover in 2006,
yes there was two of them,
very impressive they sound like hoovers when they start engines
I've done work on this plane!
Nice to see they returned it to original configuration with the chin turret.
That's what they are: really big Hoovers....................with fire!
Who owns/flies those F104's? Do they go on an air show circuit? Seeing as they left the US inventory around 1970 it must have been fun checking yourself out in that aircraft. Maybe you found someone who once flew them and listened very well.
Saw a pair of privately owned F-104's put on a show at Oshkosh in '98. Is that the same pair.
My God, who pays the fuel bills on those 104's?
We have to pay both the fuel and the appearance fees. Yeah, not cheap. Dont know the exact funding stream, but they are owned by something related to the Kennedy Space Center. He has a few more of them over there too.
I'll give this a shot but I am looking for maybe 8 wing vortex generators to experiment with on my bike. Found a reseller but the smallest amount they have is a bag of 80 which I would never need. They didn't have any lose ones laying around as they are the retailer. Anyone have some of these they would part with for a fee?
On that website there appears to be a two-seater. For training?
Anyone else notice the 50,000 ft per minute rate of climb on the f104?
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Vortex generators are not that simple, you couldn't them off a DHC6 and put them on a B200 and expect the same result.
if you are putting them on a bike, you might be best off getting a beer can or similar lightweight sheet metal, folding some to a shape and lots of trial and error.
Thats my thoughts,
The one here today is a 2 seater, dont remember the others right now if they are single or duals.
Another shot from yesterday
Few more pics from today, got to fly with Killer B (b25) again this morning.
AND!!!!!! Got to meet Vietnam ace Brig General Steve Ritchie! Super nice guy!
96 year old Harold Reid. He was a TBM pilot off the USS Princeton (CVL-23) light carrier in 1943 in the Pacific. I believe he said he was shot down at some point in the war while flying the TBM. The Princeton was sunk in October of 1944. (and thats me up on the wing giving cockpit tours to the public)
I went through Surival School in Spokane in '69 with a Colonel on his way to relieve Robin Olds as commander of the 555 TFS. He was a WWII Ace, who was shot down twice behind enemy lines, escaping both times, once on a troop train (he said). He was an ace again in F-86's in Korea, and was headed to SEA to lead F-4's.
In the survival school scenario, he was the ranking guy. He smuggled a double ration of meat in for our group, and then managed an escape that got 4 guys out. They "took him out and shot him". Never saw him again. I suspect they made him an advisor.
any idea his name?
It was 43 years ago. I forget.