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Old 06-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #4876
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One wonders the about the lineage of the remaining 9's at Delta, especially the -30's. (gone now I guess). Some sleuth type could trace some of them probably from Hughes or Southern to Republic- Northwest and Delta. The 50's probably went from Southern to Republic to Northwest to Delta. A friend of mine flew the 717. Plenty of power, or more, compared with a 9 or loaded super 80 series. Best feature he said was the environmental; truly ice-cold air anytime, anywhere, even on one pack SE taxi in 100 degree + weather.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #4877
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Many Mildenhall and other old Airshow images

Almost completed scanning the best from RAF Mildenhall (USAFE) and others, 159 images in total, to many to post so if your interested in nostalgia please use the link below to view the set on flickr, hope you enjoy!



125th Tactical Fighter Squadron A-7D-5-CV Corsair II by BMrider2012, on Flickr


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Old 06-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #4878
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So what's the story with the TWA flight 800.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/18...laim-original/

Was there a lot of speculation when this happened?
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:46 PM   #4879
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So what's the story with the TWA flight 800.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/18...laim-original/

Was there a lot of speculation when this happened?
There was a minimal amount of speculation about a missile launched from Long Island, IIRC, but I don't think it was ever taken seriously. Maybe someone claimed to have seen a missile trail? Can't remember the details.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #4880
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It's also being discussed in CSM. I'll leave it in there.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #4881
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It's also being discussed in CSM. I'll leave it in there.

Line your tyvek suit with tinfoil and come on down!
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #4882
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One of the better investigations - which led to significant understanding of aging aircraft issues leading to worthy safety programs - must obviously be a cover-up.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:31 AM   #4883
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Line your tyvek suit with tinfoil and come on down!
. Yep!

And just because it's funky looking

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:36 AM   #4884
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Helio Courier.



I can't even imagine its VSTOL abilities.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #4885
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Almost completed scanning the best from RAF Mildenhall (USAFE) and others, 159 images in total, to many to post so if your interested in nostalgia please use the link below to view the set on flickr, hope you enjoy!



125th Tactical Fighter Squadron A-7D-5-CV Corsair II by BMrider2012, on Flickr


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working through the fliker album of yours, some cool pics there.
Back in 1992 I got to spend 1 week at RAF Wildenrath in Germany, home of 19 and 92 squadron for Phantom, last two Phantom squadrons in Germany. pretty cool. Was with the cadets then and was STOKED to find that was going there because they had Phantoms.
not allowed to take any pics and very limited things we could see.

Also, I like seeing your pic of the Vulcan and B1-B side by side - similar size it appears, are they?
I took my brother to RIAT Fairford in 1997 (or 98?) and was amazed at the size of the B1-B

thanks for sharing the pics

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #4886
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Is there any such thing as an affordable, portable aviation GPS?
I'm looking for something to hang on an ultralight, that's easy to see in full sunlight, rugged, and may be water resistant, in the event of a shower.
Seems everywhere I look everyone's pushing the latest from Garmin, and they're not exactly cheap.
What all is out there, brand wise, or even within Garmin's own lineage, that won't kill the piggy bank?
I'm not afraid to buy used, or discontinued, but would like to find one that's relatively new enough to be easily upgraded software and mapwise, when needed.
I had a Lowrance Airmap 1000 in my Cessna 150 and it was great. I used it all the time. I know they are discontinued, so hopefully mapping software is still available.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:57 AM   #4887
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I chuckled at the thought of a GPS in a 150...

Back in the day when I flew 150s, long before GPS was widely available, I used water towers as nav aids...

Always fly around a water tower in the counter-clock wise direction... that way the town's name is revealed correctly.

If flown clockwise, the last letter of the town is the first letter seen by the pilot...

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:47 AM   #4888
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I chuckled at the thought of a GPS in a 150...

Back in the day when I flew 150s, long before GPS was widely available, I used water towers as nav aids...

Always fly around a water tower in the counter-clock wise direction... that way the town's name is revealed correctly.

If flown clockwise, the last letter of the town is the first letter seen by the pilot...

NFE
Somehow, not being a pilot yet, I hope that information will be useful to me in the future (preferably in flight). I know I'm going to remember it though, lol.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:55 AM   #4889
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:34 AM   #4890
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Somehow, not being a pilot yet, I hope that information will be useful to me in the future (preferably in flight). I know I'm going to remember it though, lol.
Back when I was doing my first solo's, train stations were always helpful. Of course, that was back when there were train stations.
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