Pictures: Bike +Airplane

Discussion in 'Photos' started by andy29847, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Rocktruggy03

    Rocktruggy03 No re-tread here...

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    Very cool. That looks to be a Piper though. Cessna never produced low win aircraft.
  2. endurorazor

    endurorazor Adventurer

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    During a man made sand storm in AZ


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  3. endurorazor

    endurorazor Adventurer

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    and while riding the TransAm trail near Moab

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  4. darkhorse85

    darkhorse85 Speed Trippin

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    @ KI Sawyer AFB in the UP:

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  5. RiderMakis

    RiderMakis Adventurer

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  6. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    HO-LEEE CRAP!!! :eek1

    How did this happen?? Photo shopped? Friend? or happen-chance??

    Whats gives??
  7. Pete O Static

    Pete O Static Adventure Seeker

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    The C46 Curtiss Commando. We are still flying these up here in Canada on a daily basis. I am surprised Joe from Buffalo Airways hasn't bought this one for parts.


    Curtiss C-46

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    General History

    In 1937 there arose a desire for a 40-passenger transport that would offer a higher degree of luxury and comfort. This is where the idea for the Curtiss C-46 began. A prototype, designated the CW-20, was born and started the Curtiss and Wright attempts at a suitable aircraft. By July of 1942, the first re-designated C-46 rolled out of the factory in Buffalo, NY

    The C-46, otherwise known as the Commando, had a large cargo door for hauling bulky pieces of freight, but could also be configured to carry up to 40 passengers. This made it an ideal aircraft for the military. In fact, because it had a greater load-carrying ability and could fly higher, faster than the C-47 (DC-3), it was a perfect aircraft for use in the great supply missions over the ‘hump’ from India to China following the invasion of Burma in World War II.

    After the war, many of these aircraft remained in the military and eventually saw service in the Korean War. After this, the C-46 was replaced in the military, and eventually found their way into airline operations. Many airlines used these aircraft, as well as the Douglas DC-3s in order to get a start in their operations.

    Our two C-46s have seen service since 1945 in many parts of the world. They have been based in places such as Prestwick (Lufthansa Air Lines), Seattle WA, Fairbanks Alaska, Detroit MI, and Plymouth MI. In fact, these two aircraft are back together again with Buffalo Airways, as they once were when they both flew for Trans Continental Airlines in 1976.

    At Buffalo Airways, we are proud to have the Commandos working with us. Our two C-46s can haul up to 14000 lbs of bulky freight into short, unprepared strips that are so commonly found in the NWT. Traveling at 190 mph, these airplanes can be heard rumbling away day after day, as they work dauntlessly, moving freight across the part of the country we call home.

    Wikipedia C-46/CW20 Page
  8. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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  9. garrett the nerd

    garrett the nerd Sprocket Protector

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    My FZ1 at the chanute aerospace museum last week
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  10. endurorazor

    endurorazor Adventurer

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    A friend with considerable airshow experience met us, looks "shopped" because its actually a frame shot from a video camera I was holding. He made a few passes. Check out the 2:52 time hack on the linked video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_cXBNNtMFA


  11. mnsty

    mnsty Been here awhile

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  12. dustycrust

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    Front page worthy? i think so? thats sick!! :dllama:dllama:dllama
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    DarkNight Adventurer

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    Mig-17A from North Vietnam

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  15. DarkNight

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    Mig-17A from North Vietnam at the Mighty Eight Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA

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  16. DarkNight

    DarkNight Adventurer

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    F-4C Phantom

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  17. innocent bystander

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    Australia's national airline

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  18. GatorTiger

    GatorTiger Go Gators - Ride Tigers!

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    Any ties still left with Lufthansa (the C-46 still has the logo on it)?
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    PBY flew nine days ago

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  20. WayneJ

    WayneJ City Slicker

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    On display outside the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD.
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