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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

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

  1. Jun 6, 2022 at 6:59 AM
    kodiakisland

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    If you fit in a super cub, you are welcome to join me one morning for a quick trip around the area into several grass strips. Sugar Creek is a favorite but will be closing in August to build all the structures for the fall music festival coming here.


    I say if because several of my friends don’t. They have to go in the 182.
     
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  2. Jun 6, 2022 at 7:06 AM
    TenBeers

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    Wow, that would be cool! Pretty sure I've seen that yellow one (or one like it) several times. What diet must I go on in order to fit?

    I heard about that music festival, I could walk to it from here.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2022 at 8:16 AM
    kodiakisland

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    The cub is designed for the average male from the 1930s, so 5’7” and 145lbs.
    Probably anything over 6’2” and 220lbs is pushing the ability to climb in and out and stay off the controls.
     
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  4. Jun 6, 2022 at 12:51 PM
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    One of the Global Express models just broke 1.0 on a test flight recently. I suppose there's others that "could" but given the restrictions on supersonic flight, prob arent worth whatever certifications they'd need.

    The fact that some of the higher end jets are up in the Mach 0.9x cruising speeds is pretty impressive by itself.

    Yep, that's the one and only afterburning biz jet.



    There was even a Falcon 50 variant with a Mirage nose that could fire Exocet missiles :smokertransformer:

    https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the...0-business-jet-almost-sank-a-us-navy-frigate/

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jun 9, 2022 at 7:06 AM
    SixStringFlyboy

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    I was in that FBO a couple years ago, during my Gaston's trip. We flew over there in 3 planes (A Howard, a Bonanza, and a 150) to have lunch at the restaurant one day. If I remember correctly, they had a Cobra helicopter on display the day we were there. The ramp was full that day as well. I remember seeing the Cub in the center grass, and a Cirrus Vision Jet landed just before we did in the 150.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2022 at 3:07 PM
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    Anyone going to the Spirit of St. Louis airfield/airshow this weekend?
     
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  7. Jun 9, 2022 at 3:31 PM
    TenBeers

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    I used to live near it and they would sometimes fly out over my neighborhood. Never went to the show, though. But I did work at Boeing while I was there and my office window faced toward the airport, so I got to see the F-15s and F-18s as they did their test flights.
     
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  8. Jun 9, 2022 at 5:18 PM
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    KVBT is kinda like the Wall Drug of FBOs. Worth the stop if you're in the area. For such a small airport, it has many millions of dollars worth of planes actively flying, plus the GameBird factory on site. Add in employees actually act like they are happy you are there and will do just about anything you ask of them.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2022 at 4:34 PM
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    ...^^^... I always thought this (Circa 1930-?) aircraft was super cool with ... "Passenger Viewing Windows In The Leading Edges" ... :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jun 10, 2022 at 4:37 PM
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    What a hideous machine!:rofl:
     
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    You can keep the airplane -- I'll take the car!
     
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    ...^^^... It is "kinda different looking" o_O ... but I still like those cool windows ... :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Jun 11, 2022 at 10:38 AM
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    ...^^^.... Good eye ... I saw a Mercedes that looked a lot like that model go for over $2mill on Sotheby's ... :spending:
     
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  14. Jun 11, 2022 at 1:28 PM
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    Lotsa going on with that.

    I thought the scale was kinda wonky and realized those aren’t radial engines….they look too tiny for that size craft.
     
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  17. Jun 11, 2022 at 5:21 PM
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    75D3374D-4EFB-4F73-ACFC-F703247A072F.jpg B736283B-BD48-49CA-81B8-8095FA8DA47D.jpg DF2C171F-FE42-49B7-950A-4CEAFFD982E2.jpg E6053BB8-FA6E-407E-91CC-8E324366B413_4_5005_c.jpg

    I did a little research ... it is a .... JUNKERS G -38 "Flying Wing" .... and it was flown by Lufthansa starting in early 1930's .... most by rich or well connected Germans.

    Check the side photos too ... this thing had BIG windows everywhere ... :)

    It was a very big and sophisticated plane for that time.
     
  18. Jun 11, 2022 at 5:26 PM
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    Haha, you'd be alright probably. We were only armed with training ammo which is boring and doesn't explode.
     
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  20. Jun 12, 2022 at 7:35 PM
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