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Old 06-20-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default It was like flying... (Lots of Pics)

No wait, it was FLYING!!!!! A couple weeks ago I was invited to Cherry Point Marine Corps. Air base as media for their Air Show that weekend. I attended thursday when most of the air craft were just starting to come in. Unfortunately I did not get pics of that actual air show that went on from Friday-Sunday. I did however get some pics of the ride in a T-28 aircraft that they invited me to go on.



I got to the coast at about 11:00am on Thursday. My flight was scheduled for 12:30pm bus was delayed a couple hours because the Blue Angels were running practice runs before we went up. I did not mind at all.



As the Blue Angels landed we were already on the strip suiting up for our ride. I took a couple detailed pics of the T-28 basically for construction inspiration. When I was contacted originally, they had asked if I wanted a rind in a Bi-Plane, a WWII plane, or a fighter jet. Even thought I knew the jet would be sweet, the history of the WWII plane really drew me in.











The group of pilots that took us up were from the Trojan Horseman. They are a group of retired vietnam vets that actually own the planes and fly them to all the shows from their home town. The T-28 is not a WWII plane as described but was developed directly after the war. It would go on to run the Napalm runs in VietNam like in the movie Flight Of The Intruder. Oh did I mention it's currently 105 when we started to suit up?





Alright, I am suited and strapped in and waiting for take off. I am pretty much happier then a pig in shit right now. The cockpit is open until we start taking off. When we start to accelerate I notice that all three planes are taking off at once so I start taking pictures like crazy!!!











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Old 06-20-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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Landing gear is retracted and we are flying!!

















We were flying over the ocean at this point and the dropped out of the sky with out me knowing.













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Old 06-20-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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Thats really cool man. That must have been an awsome experience.Those pics are very cool.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:22 PM   #4
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You are one lucky SOB..

I'm sure few words can describe the experience!
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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I almost threw up the first time but luckily I manned up and kept the pilot clean.











After about twenty minutes I put my camera down until landing. I tried to enjoy the remaining twenty minutes.





Landing passed the Blue Angels.



Landed safely and loved every minute of it. The reason that I am posting besides the obvious reasons is because I want to urge everyone to go to an Air Show if it's near. These are truly a treasure that we need to keep supporting. Thanks to the US Marines for letting a hoodlum on the base and to the Trojan Horsemen for taking me on an unforgettable ride.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:24 PM   #6
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DAMN!!!!! that looks like a good time......but you need to get back in that garage.....a few chev's are calling your name...hahaa
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #7
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DAMN!!!!! that looks like a good time......but you need to get back in that garage.....a few chev's are calling your name...hahaa
Oh please don't bring up the lack of work going on in my garage. It's really depressing! New goal, May '09!!!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:32 PM   #8
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wow, that must have been great!

as a kid my uncle took me for a ride in one of his friends open cockpit ww2 trainer. what an amazing feeling
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:50 PM   #9
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wow, that must have been great!

as a kid my uncle took me for a ride in one of his friends open cockpit ww2 trainer. what an amazing feeling
It really was a lot cooler then I thought it was going to be. I headed up there cool as a cucumber but when we started to take off I was screaming over the intercom "THIS IS SO FUCKING COOL!"
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:55 PM   #10
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Those are killer pics man.That would be a tough decision on what to ride in.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:57 PM   #11
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wow, the history behind some of those planes has to be amazing
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:58 PM   #12
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im really starting to not like you very much! you lucky bastard bitchin pics!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:06 PM   #13
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thats fuckin awesome dude
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:22 PM   #14
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Oh please don't bring up the lack of work going on in my garage. It's really depressing! New goal, May '09!!!!
Don't set a goal.......enjoy building them.....when there done, there done, then enjoy the time spent building them by driving them, although i'm just giving you shit!!!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:25 PM   #15
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:50 PM   #16
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Nice Ride -------Should have gone for the fighter Jet!

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Old 06-20-2008, 07:58 PM   #17
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He might not have brought a change of drawers for that ride!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:56 PM   #18
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YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!! just kidding that is something that I have wanted todo my entire life. I hope to get the chance someday and I am taking a video camera with me when I do.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:15 PM   #19
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How cool...what an awesome opportunity..
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:41 AM   #20
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Outstanding pics you lucky bastard!
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