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  1. Omegafanman Mar 17, 2023

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    The article read like a single seater which threw me as to the aircraft type / date for the incident.
     
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  2. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Mar 17, 2023

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  3. Twocats Married... with children Mar 17, 2023

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    The E3 were a sight to behold with the looking glass radar dome.

    I flew the TCA (normal freighter) from the German base to Maastricht where she was to be disassembled in 2011.

    All markings had to be blacked out but I devised a cunning plan with my buddy who was doing the chopping to save one piece for me.

    The piece I saved (below 3 photos) was the flag of Luxembourg City (my home of 25 years) which was under the wing so from a distance looking at the aircraft all other markings were painted out except my underwing piece. I think I did it proud giving it a new life.

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  4. Omegafanman Mar 17, 2023

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    Very well done / great to have saved and created that unique artifact. Also you have enjoyed some amazing places. Maastricht is a cracking City and an easy run to the airport.
     
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  5. Twocats Married... with children Mar 17, 2023

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    I love Maastricht, it’s a fantastic place to visit and I would recommend it to anyone. In fact the Netherlands is an amazing country and the Dutch are my kind of people, no bullshit straight talkers.
     
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  6. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Mar 17, 2023

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    The 1980s booklet " Every Rolex Tells A Story " ... printed by JWT-Rolex but hard to find these days ( & expensive)
     
  7. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Mar 17, 2023

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    The cockpit of the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" really needed that flight engineer... even for a single flight in November 1947
    . (Photo: Evergreen museum)
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  8. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Mar 17, 2023

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    My young fella just sent me this.



    It reminded me of when we were hiking along a ridge in the Highlands when two jets came over at about 3 feet above us (felt like 3 feet!). We were just recovering and laughing and saying "didn't scare me" stuff when another bigger faster louder lower one blasted over the ridge. I've been around fast jets a big part of my life, but I nearly shat my pants, I think Annie may have [​IMG].
     
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  9. DoctorEvil Mar 17, 2023

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    If you like low passes, this one's a beauty. F-16 in Afghanistan..
     
  10. DoctorEvil Mar 18, 2023

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    Extreme STOL
     
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  11. 64Wing Mar 18, 2023

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  12. Omegafanman Mar 19, 2023

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    If everybody had an ocean and a JRF
    Then everybody'd be flying surfin'
    Across the USA………

    Saw some vintage navigation training on another thread, using JRF Goose Seaplanes.
    Crazy beaching after a sea landing - flying, surfing and then some off-road driving. Very sturdy plane but the mechanics must have kittens.

    video is just after the 11 min mark. Also some interesting insight into early navigation training.

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/anyone-have-a-historical-watch.145564/page-18#post-2148811


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  13. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Mar 19, 2023

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    Winston Churchill in a Boeing 314 Clipper (1942)
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  14. Twocats Married... with children Mar 19, 2023

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    Dude, you are missing a fastner (circled) and your access door is not sitting flush (white line).

    Time to get @Scarecrow out for a visit :) PXL_20230318_194205350.MP.jpg
     
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  15. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Mar 19, 2023

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    This stunt lit up my Instagram feed shortly after it happened...most often re-posted by the heli-folk I follow.

    A question for propeller-folk: the handle that the pilot pulls at touchdown -- is that to reverse propeller pitch?
     
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  16. Twocats Married... with children Mar 19, 2023

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    My guess it’s the flap lever, don’t thing this machine has reverse prop. I may be wrong but this is the way it is on my mates Storch.
     
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  17. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Mar 19, 2023

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    May as well give an update on my flight training....

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    The photo is of my first instructor (on left) and myself, last December. It was my instructor's last day on the job before moving on to Las Vegas to fly Eurocopter 130s on sightseeing tours into the Grand Canyon. I'm now on my fourth instructor and have accumulated about 50 total flight hours -- mostly in the Robinson R22 (the green aircraft) and 1.25 hours in the R44 (grey aircraft). I have yet to fly solo...I am without a doubt a slow learner...but I'm now flying all standard flight procedures with reasonable skill and confidence. And I certainly feel a lot less performance anxiety than I did 25 hours ago, which makes flying considerably more fun. For the first three months of 2023 my flight frequency has gone way down, due to holiday family commitments, and then unusually rainy weather, and frequent equipment breakdowns. The company I'm training with normally operates two R22s, but one of the two has been out for maintenance for months, which has put huge pressure on the remaining aircraft. At the end of my last flight, as I was pulling the fuel mixture handle to shut down the engine, the handle (and actuator cable) pulled right out of the console and the engine continued running (we then shut the main fuel valve and switched the magnetos off to kill the engine). I believe the fuel mixture control has since been repaired. My next scheduled flight is set for tomorrow, but the weather forecast is looking iffy...
     
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  18. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Mar 19, 2023

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    Trip to an antiques mall this weekend. Photos will be shuffled…. D0F1F5BB-99DA-4FDF-8D15-4EA34B2EF4C8.jpeg AA445DDD-C29C-42B5-8D33-546E43676101.jpeg 62A1915A-8A23-43E8-86A2-21DA8E272682.jpeg 32E586C5-8F51-4E03-8CFB-205706D98A26.jpeg D0879BEE-5782-432A-82CF-1754A7E1AD66.jpeg 8460474D-E2E4-434A-90DF-BA5E0B7A7A4D.jpeg 9452FF6A-F923-4213-B481-BC6C9E445781.jpeg 27AE9D33-94C5-49AC-BB67-69887C51E627.jpeg 7A84E805-7726-437C-A823-04CB475866B8.jpeg BA6FE26E-E88C-441A-8D6D-BE4411C3DC8A.jpeg 38F98C5F-EDE4-44C0-BAB0-4D1252D2B135.jpeg 7888F0B4-2829-4C9A-B7E3-828FCC353F03.jpeg 9E2AFD71-0EA5-420A-A4EA-DE4C7745B6A5.jpeg 47C0DD8B-36B2-4D90-8514-84841E3B9C16.jpeg
     
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  19. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Mar 19, 2023

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  20. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Mar 19, 2023

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    Looks like Click-Bait, but it's not.

     
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