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Old 02-16-2013, 12:05 AM   #4276
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Man, those are cool.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #4277
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Man, those are cool.
They look like their CG would be all kinds of messed up.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:00 PM   #4278
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Because they're........flying?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #4279
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beautiful machines...
Okay, I've been looking for an hour, what is that song from?
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #4280
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Okay, I've been looking for an hour, what is that song from?
The Magnificent Seven
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #4281
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Thanks! It's hard to search for a song based on Bump, da da da da!
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:52 AM   #4282
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The Magnificent Seven
Which was itself based on a Japanese Samurai movie...
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:00 AM   #4283
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Okay, I've been looking for an hour, what is that song from?
(not to hijack but you need Soundhound - google it)
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:07 AM   #4284
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The Pacific Clipper, The Long Way Home

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #4285
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Great video. Thanks
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #4286
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My cousin flew those. He retired from Pan Am at seniority number 1 off the 747. He's 95 and still driving, although he stopped flying and sold his humble Cessna 150 a few years ago. He's quite the character and has more than few interesting stories.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #4287
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Interestingly, Navigation instrumentation crossing the S. Atlantic in 1942 was the same as when I took my Nav check ride from Santiago Chile to Easter Island in 1968 in a C-130. No piece of cake. But we did have HF radio communication (not that it was any aid in navigation).

PS: I passed my check ride.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #4288
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Why did the Dutch have a shoot to kill order on the Clipper?
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #4289
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Why did the Dutch have a shoot to kill order on the Clipper?
I doubt they did. The R-1830 engines weren't top secret, either.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #4290
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Why did the Dutch have a shoot to kill order on the Clipper?
Probably had shoot to kill orders on any aircraft. The fact that this was unmarked didn't make it possible for them to ID.


That video was neat. I have seen it before somewhere in a museum probably. It left me with a few questions though. How did they pay for gas? Did the crew carry large amounts of cash? Maybe the picked it up in New Zealand while they waited. Also the engine that blew up in India, did they fix it, or just fly all the way home on 3?
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