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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deuce Daddy Don, Jul 4, 2013.
"Keep 'em flying"
Just saw a large plane and four smaller ones pass over the DVW area of Texas. They sure sound good. Sorta like a 6 cyl Chevy with a split manifold.
Imo nothing sounds better than 4 engines running in sync. Sounds better than a f/c fuel engine.
I live in Kindred, Nd Odegaard Wings operates out of here. When Bob Odegaard was alive it was very common to see P-51's flying in and out of town. Unfortunately Bob was killed last summer flying his Super Corsair (Racer 74). Hell of a nice guy and gravely missed in the war bird community. I still see some P-51's but not nearly as often.
Link to Odegaard Wings and some of their projects.
The history of Racer 74
We're in the flight path for the small planes going in and out of Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport, Everett, Washington State. There are a couple of museums and restoration flight centers out of there; Heritage, Future of Flight, and Paul Allen's venture. On nice weekends the old planes are up making the too-rich-for-their-own-good cry babies complain about the noise they make. The air field has been then since the early 1900's, first as Army Air Corp, then that became the USAF, reservists, and now the big "B" (Boeing). These people knew full well there was an airport there when they bought their homes with views of Puget Sound. Now, the FAA has ruled there may now be commercial flights. I've lived on or around airports all my life; my Father retired from the USAF out of Paine Field in 66 or 67, and instead of my getting drafted in 70, I was a Medic in the USAF, My Father used to say of the noise the planes made, "that's the sound of freedom". Keep em' flyin'. Butch/56sedandelivery.
something about those old radials - just sounds right...when you hear them hummming....
I just got to take a flight on a B17 called Nine O Nine. It was awesome. There was a P51 and a B24 also giving rides. I was in Bozeman, MT and happened to hear about the planes on the local news.
I love that quote! Thanks to you and your Father for your service.
Just got my sedan running this weekend and was able to get this shot with a T6.
Here's a couple of videos from last weekend of a Lancaster and Hercules running.
I'm sorry to ruin this photo on my 1951 Chevy and the beautiful P51 Mustang with my fat ass. Only photo that came out. I think the two 51s look great together
This is a picture from the "Sentimental Journey" B 17 flight deck. the car show was at the CAF in Mesa, AZ.
glad to see so many warbirds still in action. i recently heard of a brand new b-17 being built somewhere, does anybody know anything more about this?
On my wall....
I used to live in Evansville, Indiana where they made the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. My grandparents neighbor was a ferry pilot and used to fly them to bases once they were finished being assembled and quickly tested.
One year, during the annual "Evansville Freedom Festival" air show, a WWII P-47 pilot in his late 80's was recognized at the show. He didn't fly in the plane that year, but later asked to climb into the cockpit of the Thunderbolt after it did a flyby for the crowd. This guy had several photos taken by the press and the plane's owners were really cool with him...he didn't leave the cockpit for a long time and asked to be alone. I'm sure that 4 or 5 minutes contained a flood of emotions for him. People were crying just watching him sit up there.
I can't imagine what it was like to fly those old beasts in battle.
Just saw a large plane and four smaller ones pass over the DVW area of Texas.
Vintage war plane show this weekend in Geneseo NY.I plan on going.Old cars get in free and get perfered parking!!.This is a good one.Grass landing field like the old days.Will post pictures Monday.
I work at the Yakima, Wa airport and get to see warbirds stop by on a regular basis. It seems to be just the right distance from Paine field for many of the planes based there to make a stop and The Mcallister Museum of Aviation which is Charlie Mcallister's old flight center is at the East end of the airport and draws a lot of warbirds and interesting planes.
So the car show is free with an old car, but is the air show still 20 bucks? or is that included
I'm next door to warbird heaven in central Fla,so this week its a Sopwith Snipe with the 150hp Bentley rotary and a total loss castor oil system.
Stopped by last weekend to check out the latest acquisition, Howard Hughes 1937 Sikorsky S-43. Howard crashed this one in Lake Mead in 1943 killing 2 crew members and nearly himself. He paid to have it recovered from the lake bottom and totally rebuilt into this executive version. It is on a fast track for full restoration to flying status.
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If anybody went to Ink-N-Iron you would have seen us fly over twice each day with 2 SNJ-5s 'Wardog" and "Daisy Pearl" turning circles and layin' smoke trails at minmum altitude...
http://www.fantasyofflight.com/ is home to nearly 100 Warbirds,racers,and historic aircraft,so you never know whats gonna be airborne tomorrow. Here's a few more...
Just after daybreak in early July 1981 we were headed to Texas and driving the 48 through eastern New Mexico and a group of P-38'a flew across in front of us at low level and were gone. I thought it was my imagination until a mile or so further down the road my wife asks "were those P-38's that flew by in front of us back there"? We both thought we had imagined them.
The Collins Foundation Wings of Freedom B-17 B-24 P-51 tour is in Columbus NE now. Here is their schedule, get out there and see them.
a couple months ago i was walking out of an athletics store and heard the rumble of some vintage aircraft. i looked up and nearly jizzed myself. it was a p-38 and 3 p-51's. no shit.
then a couple weeks ago i was at the beach and there was a p-51 buzzing up and down the coast.
That B-26 is bitchin'! I got to see the CAF's fly at Harlingen in '87. Also FIFI their B-29. Unfortunately I also got to witness the only flyable P-82 Twin Mustang wrecked that year too. Haven't missed the Reno Air Races since '82 except for 911 and the crash of The Galloping Ghost. Every gear head needs to witness the spectacle of hot-rodded piston engine fighter planes duking it out. Nothing like it.
Another Zero find? Where's this one from? I sure wish someone would pull the wreckage of a J2M3 Raiden out of the jungle and make it flyable. Only one in existence right now. It's at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino.
I had the opportunity to take some pics of the Galaxie with a friends friends P-51 a couple months ago. Great guy. Lets us wee folk climb around and in his collection of planes.
The sound off these was pure music !! JW
That Mosquito is one I want to watch flying.
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