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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.
Here's my ride:
Here's a build / first flight montage:
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I'm jealous, started an RV-4 years ago, but didn't get far.
The only flaw I see in your 8 is the little wheel is on the
wrong end. Very nice work, and looks like a great wife!
I'm officially jealous. That is a beautiful little craft, right there.
Some very cool pics, especially if you live in the SF Bay Area.
The Zeppelin Eureka
Pictures from a Zeppelin over San Francisco.
* NOT my pics or trip*
Awesome airship pics, thanks for the link!
Truly Awesome pics....thanks for posting those and narrating the photos.
I've always wanted to fly in one of those...I have visited the old airship hangars at Akron/Canton airport and have always loved those Zeps...
Even the pictures take my breath away....cannot imagine hanging out the window....way cool....
WOW! how'd you luck in to that trip? I don't think there is anybody
offering rides like that in North Texas.:eek1
Well you lying sumbitch!! How dare you impersonate
whoever tha hell that was. :eek1 Cool pix anyway.
Friend sent me that link a couple weeks ago.
Those Zep guys are using my old P3 hanger at Moffett Field.
Oct-2008 photo. None of those big buildings off the right of the field were there in 1969. Hwy 101 @ bottom.
This pic was taken from right where the arrow above is pointing. 6-27-68, our 1st wedding anniversary & I am getting on the plane for my 2nd 6 month deployment to "Beautiful SE Asia". Trailer sitting in front of NW corner of hangar. My Ex drivin' the '62. Great ride!
Found a nice pic of a pair of P3's while I was looking for Moffett pix.
Our restored DC-3 ... which happens to be my favorite plane. I took my first airplane ride in a cargo DC-3. Anyway, I'm pretty fond of this one too. I have a few one-off parts on it. Bits that they couldnt find a replacement for.
* not my pic, pilfered from richard-seaman.com *
Mr Douglas certainly hit the perfect design on the DC-3's. In the 70's we used them for mass skydiving jumps and i had the good fortune to get plenty of right seat time in them as well as Twin Beeches and Lockheed lodestars.
The DC-3 is so iconic to flying having been used and still in use throughout the world. It's design was suitable for short unimproved strips and general cargo and in addition to the 3's the C-47's developed for the military with a bit more power and double cargo doors in the rear provided air support for all of the military services in many different capacities.
It is also one of the favorite aircraft used for smuggling illegal substances from Central America and Mexico to the US.
They are fun to fly, easy on the controls and can be gotten into and out of very short fields with loads inside.
I'll take that shiny one though....it's Purty......
I used to work for a freight outfit that went from DC-3's to these, based at Addison airport.
This one ran off the end of the runway and took out the Piggly Wiggly in my hometown, Griffin GA
Converted from DC-4s at EGMC by Aviation Traders Ltd.
Did my Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship on them..... in those pictures you can still see the BAF ( British Air Ferries ) livery.
Dunno if I've posted these before.
Here's some pics inside the hangar at school.
I want that PA-23-250 so bad!
Is that an MU-2 in the middle picture?
I've been wanting one of those for a couple years now. (Waiting of course till I get my pilot certificates. )