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  1. My computer died.

    ...all seems to fit the qualifications for "Second-luckiest Pilot"!
  2. Are you going to watch Tom Cruises new movie American Made?

    Looks a little more interesting than "flying dog$#!+ out of Hong Kong" - I'm in!
  3. Three-point landing

    Not quite sure of the pre-video circumstances caught by the security camera, but it looks like the Skyhawk lost power during take-off and collided with the tree just as it was beginning to stall out. The impact causes the tree to break, cushioning the aircraft into an upright landing in the parking lot, and the pilot sustains no injuries! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdO7Ag_j-9E Brings to mind the old adage: "A good landing is one you walk away from, and a great landing is one where the airplane can be used again"!
  4. Blue Angels 5 Flyover

    Only a few seconds of video, less than a second for the aircraft - ever wanna see what 500+ knots looks like from 100' away?
  5. 105_DSC_0481.JPG

    Nice shots, Karl! I was sorry we didn't get the chance to do something like that at Langley this year!
  6. Good bye Glenn Campbell

    Another one of those incredible careers it seems you can only dream about! About ten years ago there was a documentary on "The Wrecking Crew" and the back-up studio work they did for a wide variety of big-name musical groups during the 1960's and 1970's - well worth your while if you get a chance to see it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrecking_Crew_(2008_film)
  7. I'm glad you told me who this guy in FE2 is, 33LIMA! Twice I had my Spandaus lined up to take him out, and both times my guns jammed!
  8. Taube with rifleman

    Just wondering - can the observer/rifleman be installed in the Farman HF.20 or Fokker M.7/B.1 model?

    A couple more: Gravity is not just a good idea. It's the law - and it's not subject to appeal. When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky.
  10. Tom Cruise confirms Top Gun 2

    Those guys have such a great sense of purpose...!
  11. Warbirds Over the Beach

    Photos from Military Aviation Museum air show on 21 May 2017.
  12. Warbirds Over the Beach

    Thanks both jeanba and Typhoid! As info, I'm starting up a My Gallery with more photos from yesterday for your viewing pleasure!
  13. A low clouds shelf didn't make for the ideal weather situation, but that allowed the spectators to get up close and personal to the approximately forty WWII-vintage aircraft parked in hangars and on the apron. Unfortunately there are not a whole lot of these planes restored to flyable condition, and it's not unusual to see the same make and model at several different shows. So, with that in mind, trailing are a few of the "more unique" ones (including some very correct replicas!) attending yesterday's airshow at Military Aviation Museum: Bell P-63F KingCobra Boeing P-26D Peashooter Curtiss C-46F Commando de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz Hawker Hurricane Mk.XII Junker Ju 52 (CASA 352L) Messerschmitt Bf 109g (HA 1112-M1L) North American P-64 (also note the control tower, jeeps, and re-enactors!) Polikarpov 1-16 Type 24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXe Yakolev Yak-3M
  14. USCG Tamaroa, veteran of WW II & The Perfect Storm

    "He who turns around and lands at base will live to fly to some other place".

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