Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    It's Tarrant County College (NorthWest campus). They've had an aviation tech program for a long time.
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  2. airgord

    airgord What am I doing out here!

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  3. Rider2898

    Rider2898 Adventurer Wannabe

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    So you are looking to start a new career then?

    It's a neat occupation. I was able to apprentice in a little GA FBO while I was in school. Got to learn alot about Beechcraft and enough about cessna's to know that I want to make a living working on something else:D .
    All that to say that I am acctually very glad I became an A&P and have been enjoying more than I expected I would. (It's still work, but you might as well enjoy it.) Good luck and have fun:clap .
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  4. airgord

    airgord What am I doing out here!

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  5. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Those nose wheel Beech 18's (I can't remember the designation) were modified from the taildragger config to the nose wheel config. I don't know what the reason was but I'm quite sure it was an aftermarket mod. Probably had to do with easier operating. Taildragger versus nose wheel.

    The guys I spoke too seemed to like the re-engined Beeches. Way less problems in the cold operating a turbine and better reliability with the turbines in a harsh environment.

    I like the Beech 18, it's a classic. I believe the Queen Air was the forerunner to the King Air. Thats was a piston aircraft but I don't believe they were re-engined to turbines.

    Garrett

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  6. DirtDOG

    DirtDOG Same Dog, New Tricks

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    A few from the neighborhood

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  7. ChopperCopper

    ChopperCopper Been here awhile

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  8. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Hi Folks

    I'm trying to plan a little get away with my daughter to the Grand Canyon in March and would like to do a side trip to one of the air museums. Being a litle deficient in the area of local geography I would appreciate some advice from you knowledgeable folks reading this thread.

    My two choices are Calgary to Las Vegas, or Phoenix. I'm guessing Phoenix is the better choice but would appreciate info on the proximity of the canyon and the air museum. Comments on where to stay would be great as well.

    Thanks

    Garrett

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    I promise I'll post my pictures. I'm really enjoying this thread. The pics of the warbirds are great. The Police helicopter shots are cool as well.
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  9. targa801

    targa801 Adventurer

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    There's a Queen Air sitting in front of one of the hangars here and it's still got radials. I don't recall ever seeing one that had turbines.


    Garrett, I should have read the whole thread before I pm'd you. I see you did fly with Willie's Bandits. Chances are we've crossed paths.

    Bruce
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  10. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Hi Bruce

    I PM'd you back.
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  11. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

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    This was my friday a couple weeks back:

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  12. targa801

    targa801 Adventurer

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    Garrett

    I never got your PM.

    Bruce
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  13. canuckAME

    canuckAME Been here awhile

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  14. EvilGenius

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    So what's it like to dump all that water at once?
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  15. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    for big russian plane make great success!
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  16. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    OK

    Try again.

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  17. airgord

    airgord What am I doing out here!

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    If you go to PHX the only museum I know of there is the Commemerative Air Force (was Confederate Air Force thanks to political correctness) has a pretty nice museum east of Phoenix at Falcon field in Mesa abot 10 miles east off of the I-60.

    The Planes of Fame air museum in Chino has a satellite museum at the Valle airport not too far from the Grand Canyon, not been there yet but heard it is nice.

    Tucson has the Pima Air Museum, just off of the I-10 at Valencia exit, south side of Davis-Monthan Airforce Base, a really nice museum, with lots to see and you can buy a ticket for a bus ride through the Boneyard on the base.
    There is also a restored ICBM launch base close by also, haven't been there yet either, soon though.
    South side of the base, there are several civilian scrapyards with some interesting aircraft awaiting their fate......
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  18. airgord

    airgord What am I doing out here!

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  19. aclark79

    aclark79 Rotor Driver

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    That a repeater or something like that?

    Off airports are the best, theres just no doubt about it.
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  20. Vic'ious

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    Here are a few from a day in my life....

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