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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
3 of my uncles and my brother across the street from our house 1959
Once the aircraft was launch, it would dip down below the launch deck, and the afterburners/exhaust would burn off the paint. Of course I could be all wrong, I flew helicopters for the Army.
Thanks, COCONUTS, I needed a good laff today!
Correct, the flight deck was 90ft above the water and if you were standing on the flight deck, the plane would almost disappear below the bow before it climbed out. Scary moment. But not as scary as the landing!
I have 5,000 hours on fighters and 29,000 total flying time, and at breakfast with a United crew in Narita back in the 80s, I remember saying to a Navy jock that flew A-4s in SEA, that I would love to have done a few carrier traps.
He became incredibly emotional, and told me that he did well over 100, and if he never saw a carrier again that it wouldn't hurt his feelings. It wasn't what he said, but how much emotion there was in his statement. It wasn't flying missions over Hanoi that bothered him, it was the landings.
He stated that he was on one of the smaller carriers, and when parking, the ground crew would taxi them so close to the edge of the ship that their butt was hanging over the water. He stated that at night, this was terrifying.
I learned a new respect for carrier pilots.
I will affirm, it wasn't for everybody. No lack of respect for those that did it, but for a short time. If you haven't been there, you have no viable opinion.
This has got to be a movie in progress. The officer/trooper on the right has taken cover at the rear of the Buick. There is not much cover there as there would be in the front behind the engine block. It's not much but it is better than nothing.
Lots of things to go wrong.....only one way to go right. My squadron usually deployed w/ 13 aircraft and return
with 10 or 11 (mostly due to non combat)
Probably from the tv program Highway Patrol. Looks like a two door.
I have watched plenty of Highway Patrol programs, it seems all of the cars were ordered without the chrome strip on the door.
That explains it. Thanks. I remember that option but my did's '55 didn't have it.
Yes and all of the CHP '55 Buicks were 2 doors IIRC and all the ones I have seen were sticks.
Ran across that on the Stiffspeed Facebook page
Broderick Crawford was the star, call sign was 2150 by.
Rootie I sent you a PM but I have an author that wants to get in touch with you regarding info on a photo you posted-not a big deal but I told him I would try and get your contact info.
Damn NHRA teardowns..!! This is what I get for setting a record ????? Now where did that 9/16" go ??
Pat O'Connor with the Firestone hemi test car. Could it be Monza?
One of my favorite Track Roadster pics, Southern California's Jack Gardner. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a Silver Crown Race, the Sacramento Mile in the late 90's, class act for sure !
1932 Muroc Dry Lake
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Hold on Grandpa, there's a bathroom in about 47 more miles...
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