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Old 10 January 2009, 12:09 AM   #31
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Some of those pictures are awesome.

Adrian and Ed, I would have loved to have flown on Concorde...way above my budget and before my time...Adrian you flew on it the year before I was born.

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In my case we were doing a project for a client in Richmond. We stationed two associates on site for several months. My partner and I would fly over over every few weeks to check on progress. Due to family circumstances, we had to fly both associates (at separate times) back to the States quickly, so we authorized them to fly the Concorde. Once when my partner and I were in Richmond, I told him it was unfair that the associates had flown the Concorde and we hadn't. So I called our travel agent (who happened to be my wife) and told her to book our return on the Concorde. Naturally all travel costs were charged to the client. They were spending so much on this project that they didn't even notice the cost of travel.
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Old 10 January 2009, 02:17 AM   #32
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Naturally all travel costs were charged to the client. They were spending so much on this project that they didn't even notice the cost of travel.

Spoken like a true attorney.
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Old 10 January 2009, 02:23 AM   #33
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Spoken like a true attorney.
It takes years of practice to get that good.
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Old 10 January 2009, 03:03 AM   #34
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Some of those pictures are awesome.

Adrian and Ed, I would have loved to have flown on Concorde...way above my budget and before my time...Adrian you flew on it the year before I was born.

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It cost me 160 for both of us. I get an allowance for tickets and by booking the cheapest going for the return ticket (outside toilets etc.) I had to fork out the 160 out of my own pocket. Worth every penny.
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Old 10 January 2009, 07:12 AM   #35
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Best picture I could find of it. Tracers being fired from an AC-130 Spectre gunship
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Old 11 January 2009, 09:40 AM   #36
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Old 11 January 2009, 10:23 AM   #37
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Since we're talkin favorite aircraft, I had to submit mine. Moby33 at age 22 in his favorite jet (then again, I'm obviously very biased toward the Tomcat):
You're lucky to have been able to fly the F-14. That's my favorite plane even if it's retired. It was a combination of Top Gun and Robotech that influenced me on wanting to fly one, but the eyesight prevented that from happening.
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Old 11 January 2009, 10:57 AM   #38
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My favorite plane is the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

I flew on them for almost 20 years and logged over 4000 hours. I was not a pilot, but rather a loadmaster, taking care of the cargo, passengers, and paratroopers (when we airdropped). It was a great job and I got to visit 65 countries over the years. The bottom pic is me in Hanoi North Vietnam in 1993 bringing home remains of our fallen POW/MIAs. I was honored to do that mission on three different occasions. It was a great life on that aircraft.

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Old 11 January 2009, 11:46 AM   #39
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Good for you and all of us Tim for your service. Painful last picture and I understand the emotion all to well. Check six.
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Old 12 January 2009, 12:53 PM   #40
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My favorite. I flew this most of my career.




started way back when...1989


To today....2002
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Old 12 January 2009, 01:02 PM   #41
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My favorite. I flew this most of my career.




started way back when...1989


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Did you ever visit Australia for exercises? Fly with any RAAF hornets or F-111's?
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Old 13 January 2009, 12:33 AM   #42
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Since we're talkin favorite aircraft, I had to submit mine. Moby33 at age 22 in his favorite jet (then again, I'm obviously very biased toward the Tomcat):







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My favorite. I flew this most of my career.




started way back when...1989


To today....2002
A privelleged few and the best of the best.

It must have been a great feeling to be up there in control of those machines, something I would have always loved to have done.

You must be proud and thanked for keeping our skies safe.



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Old 13 January 2009, 04:44 PM   #43
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My favorite. I flew this most of my career.




started way back when...1989


To today....2002
Holy Crap...small world! Hey Steve...not sure if you know who 'ol Moby33 is...but I'll give you a clue. We worked together teaching at Annapolis in mighty Sea/Nav just a few short years ago!!! I'm sure you heard about Vern (tragic) and I still exchange emails w/ Maz now & again! Small world indeed.
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Old 16 January 2009, 01:03 PM   #44
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out the back of a c130.

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Old 16 January 2009, 02:39 PM   #45
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out the back of a c130.

enjoy,





Good stuff!!! What's the story behind it?
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Old 16 January 2009, 04:12 PM   #46
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i am not sure, i am in the aviation industry and one of the guys that works here emailed it to me. it almost looks like one of those guys could have leaned out and touched the nose!!
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Old 17 January 2009, 04:26 AM   #47
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i am not sure, i am in the aviation industry and one of the guys that works here emailed it to me. it almost looks like one of those guys could have leaned out and touched the nose!!
It looks like a Euro-Fighter
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Old 17 January 2009, 04:49 AM   #48
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OK, I'll play Am on year number 24 in the U.S. Army. Been flying UH-60 Blackhawks since 2004. Prior to that flew AH-64 Apaches, AH-1 Cobras, OH-58 Kiowas, and UH-1 Hueys. My favorite was tha Cobra, it just had a certain personality about it. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures on digits of the Cobra, 58, and Huey.
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It looks like a Euro-Fighter
you are correct it is a eurofighter typhoon.


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Old 18 January 2009, 01:42 AM   #50
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I was sitting in front of a Whole Foods yesterday on the laptop, just outside of Las Vegas. There were lots of fighter jets landing at Nellis, flying really low right overhead. It was deafening, but I should take my camera out there today and snap a few...
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I flew on them for almost 20 years and logged over 4000 hours. I was not a pilot, but rather a loadmaster, taking care of the cargo, passengers, and paratroopers (when we airdropped). It was a great job and I got to visit 65 countries over the years. The bottom pic is me in Hanoi North Vietnam in 1993 bringing home remains of our fallen POW/MIAs. I was honored to do that mission on three different occasions. It was a great life on that aircraft.

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Thanks for keeping guys like me safe while walking out of those in the middle of the night. I loved the 141's b/c there was no need to jump which was hard to do with 150lbs of equipment. You just walked right out and it basically sucked you out of the plane.

A pic I snapped on a very rare daylight jump.

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Old 18 January 2009, 01:58 PM   #52
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Thats a great pic, is that Sicily DZ at Bragg?

I remember that one was 55 seconds I think? :) I dropped over 1500 guys in five days over Sicily DZ one week back in 1982. It was all money jumps, we did three lifts a day dropping 110 each jump. I worked my ass off pulling in static lines, configuring the red seats, and rigging the retriever winches. I got tired just thinking about it. :) Good times.

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Damn, you are good!! That is exactly where it is. In the late 80's. Sicily and Holland DZ's were the most user friendly and also Salerno. STAND IN THE DOOR!!
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Old 18 January 2009, 05:45 PM   #54
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6 minutes.......6 minutes......"all outboard personnel "stand up!" "hook up" "check static lines"......"check equipment" "One minute!!!!!" "Green light!" Go Go Go Go Go Go!!!!!!!! :) Well, it went something like that anyway.

Man, do I ever remember day upon day sitting on green ramp lounging on the grass hill as the jumpers lined up behind the aricraft. Something similar to these pics




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The F117A Stealth Fighter is reputedly a very unstable aircraft and required computers to fly due to its unaerodynamic design.

Well this video is evidence from a pilot that the F117A is in fact 'rock steady' and so we can put that statement of 'unstable' to bed as intended misinformation.



Model F117A aircraft have also been found to be rock steady in flight and extremely stable.

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Steve! i wanna the stealth fighter!! though given up on flying,after chking out the videos man i'm goin back flying! btw Steve are you into rc planes?
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Thanks for keeping guys like me safe while walking out of those in the middle of the night. I loved the 141's b/c there was no need to jump which was hard to do with 150lbs of equipment. You just walked right out and it basically sucked you out of the plane.

A pic I snapped on a very rare daylight jump.

Loved the C141, the C130 "sucked" trying to get out the door!
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Steve! i wanna the stealth fighter!! though given up on flying,after chking out the videos man i'm goin back flying! btw Steve are you into rc planes?
Louie, yes I have this model jet. It is awesome. Eddie (Directioneng) and I got one each. I'm still constructing mine, and learning to fly . Very well made and as you can see from the video it is super nice to fly.

I got our F117's directly from the manufacturer in China. Quality is very good and for $200

Definitely get one. You will love it.
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I prefer the rugged simplicity that Russians offer


Su-37 (NATO designation 'Flanker-F') the Aircraft that defies the laws of gravity and one of the best multi role fighters in my books








Here is the Su 37









And here is it's bigger brother the Sukhoi 47 Berkut






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Louie, yes I have this model jet. It is awesome. Eddie (Directioneng) and I got one each. I'm still constructing mine, and learning to fly . Very well made and as you can see from the video it is super nice to fly.

I got our F117's directly from the manufacturer in China. Quality is very good and for $200

Definitely get one. You will love it.
Steve,oh yesh from the video and the pictures i must say i'm impressed..i already have a JR 9 channel radio,so i probably buy the ARF kit from them..i nvr flown a plane,but have been flying heli..(i only tried flying planes on simulation,really fun) I thought it's pre-painted,with only decals we need to paste them on the stealth ourselves..

Steve,my advice do practice on the sim before you take off...it really helps!
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