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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Not a great day for TCAS effectiveness.

    I do have these that got sent over about 2007-8 timeframe from my dad. Still trying to find the pic I have of him refueling the first B-1 carrying the first bombs headed to the Stan from Diego to support Operation Jawbreaker.


    French Rafale. Getting gas from the US even though they declared months earlier that their CAS "would only to support French troops in contact"... "well then maybe you should go find French gas..."

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    Signal snoopin high above the Hindu Kush.

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    Boutta distribute 500lbs worth of GWOT freedom after a gas stop

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    Scenic country that Helmand Provence

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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    CaptAmerica

    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

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    If y'all only knew what those RJs could do...

    I can tell you when the NDA runs out in...62 more years.
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    TartanEagle

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    I sure enjoyed it! Some trivia; the Lao word for boat is: hua. The Lao word for flying is: bin. Yep, you guessed it, an airplane is called huabin or "flying boat" in Lao.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Scott B.

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    Years ago, I was part of team building a similar system.

    Pretty amazing capabilities.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Oh, I'm very aware of what they can do. Took our agency's class on the thing and its capabilities. :spy::spy::spy:
     
  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    JeffRoyJenkins

    JeffRoyJenkins Essentially Non-Essential

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    Stuff and things... maybe a little rust
    Those are pretty much dead nuts accurate to the 787 P5 and P8 panels too, I miss working on that plane sometimes. Even with all the issues it had starting out it's a pretty neat airplane, the systems architecture on it is amazing.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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    My ears are still ringing. I can’t Imagine how loud a squadron was.

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  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    I lived on an airport that I was working at in college, my gutter was 6" from the runway clear zone for the new runway they built, and one of the only aircraft that ever woke me up was our based customers p51 doing a low pass. Badass!! The other was red bulls mig21 departing right outside my window.
     
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  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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    I’ll be here waiting
     
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  10. Sep 12, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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    The woosh whistle of the cooling duct makes my hair stand up. Love the mustang.
     
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  11. Sep 13, 2019 at 3:04 AM
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    That top pic of the '51's makes me all tingly.
     
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    A back step for when I get older, N-fab step bars , Carhartt seatcovers, 4Runner wheels, Topper, and "tats all folks"! --for now!!
    I know!
    All would be amazed if you walked onto one of these (my old "friends") . They are jam packed with the latest "stuff" to pick up and record most any "Commint".
    I flew on 6 of these birds when they were RC-135M's back many years ago (Viet Nam era). Wild thing is those 6 are still flying as RC135W's today. Had a "AMT' reunion had a reunion (with a onboard tour) just last year at Offut (their home base) -- these planes still impress after all these years, as they are a integral part of the US's intelligence gathering ops
     
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  14. Sep 16, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    I just wish my son could tell me more about the MC-12s and contractor King Airs he just got off of. Over 600hrs in flight time in country and he sums it up in one sentence.
     
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  15. Sep 16, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

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    I worked with that mission, too. Yeah...he can't tell you what all they can do either.

    It's almost as cool, though.
     
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  16. Sep 18, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    its a secret :spy:
     
  17. Sep 18, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    And far less comfortable than the RIVET JOINT.
     
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    Matic The "OFG" Baby!!!

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    75 years ago today, My Grandfather, right waist gunner, S/Sgt Benjamin E. Brink and 9 other crewman were shot down over zuid-beveland. Hit by flak on the return run from dropping supplies.

    2 dead, 2 escaped with the help of the resistance. And my Grandfather and 5 others held POW until the liberation.

    I miss my Grandfather every day.
    He was such an inspiration to my brother and I. Teaching us to hunt, fish, camping and taking care of the land.

    Grandmother is still with us and her 95th birthday was just this past July.
    She is doing very well and in excellent health besides a pesky swollen knee every now and again. (We can't get her to slow down and stop cleaning the damn house!!)

    I was excited to be able to fly in the B-24 Liberator, "Witchcraft" on the Collings Foundation "Wings of freedom tour a few years ago, standing where my Grandfather did at that gunner position and am planning to finally fly again this again in Oct 24-27 for the 75th anny.

    I know there are a few others here that have also been to the "Wings of Freedom" tour and have walked thru and seen these beautiful, historic planes.

    https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/...-B-24H-Liberator-42-94886-Feathered-Injun.htm


    https://youtu.be/UWXv2Wntv3c

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  19. Sep 21, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    justinmbowen

    justinmbowen [OP] ....................

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    Haven’t said hi in a while..... hi.

    Went on a run around PDX today. Beautiful weather and there is always some decent plane watching up here.

    Also, I got the iPhone 11 Pro and the zoom lens is awesome!
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    A B-2 flew in the opposite direction from us the other day, 1000 feet below. I wish a had a decent camera. Never seen one from that angle before.
     
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  20. Sep 21, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    Nice shot...

    Flyin' dirty
     
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