A few cool aircraft pics.....

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  1. LongTimeLurker

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    My dad flew the KC-97 in the 1960's. While all the KC-135's were in Viet Nam, the Air Guard got to service these guys.

    He swore one of the T-Birds tucked in to take on fuel inverted. Just showing off.
     
  2. rockittsled

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    Project Have Blue first flew in Dec '77 as a demonstrator for low radar observability, with big brother F-117 flying for the first time in Jun '81. The F-117 became operational in '83 but not officially revealed until '88
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  3. Bender

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    Great stuff Fellas....
     
  4. Dapull

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    SAC base 1975. Used to fall asleep in my bunk to the sound of Buffs doing full power run-ups in the alert tree. Talk about "the sound of freedom"! Never kept me up at all. Only problem was the furniture moved to a different location, broke a lot of toes on the 3a.m. Latrine calls....thanks 1L26 for keeping the "ruskies" at bay. Wonder how long they can keep the B52 flying?
     
  5. mtodd

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    The world record for longest recorded flight in history: 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds, achieved by pilots Robert Timmand John Cook on their modified Cessna 172 “Hacienda”, as a publicity stunt for The Hacienda Resort Hotel and Casino is Las Vegas, Nevada, from December 4, 1958 to to February 7, 1959.

    The record was achieve via in-flight refueling from a car, which also supplied food, water and other necessities to the pilots throughout their flight, mid-air repairs were also made to the aircraft whenever possible,
     
  6. joepilot

    joepilot So soon old, so late smart... Supporting Addict

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    I love all the cool fighters and heavy iron and all that, but I can't afford those. This one I can afford....

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  7. Bender

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    Nice ^^^
     
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  8. Bender

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    Working a corporate CRJ today

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  9. Wildcat Creeker

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    PA-12? 14? No landing light in the leading edge. Maybe J-5?
     
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  10. Wildcat Creeker

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    Couple questions about this. First, how does an engine go that long without an oil change? That is over 1500 hours. Some engines have a recommended TBO of not much more than that. Second, how did they handle normal body functions while in the airplane for almost 65 days?
     
  11. rockittsled

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    A constant running engine is better off than an engine that gets started (90% of engine wear is in first 10 minutes of running is the typical stat given) and after engine shutdown, moisture condenses and chemically reacts with with metals suspended in oil to create acids that will typically attack aluminum and bearing material.
    Also, record runs of some sort or another were a constant up into the '70s, the govt didnt feel a need to interject itself into all aspects of life (unless you f'ed up) like it does now.

    Second, umm...have you heard of blue ice? :eek:
     
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  12. mtodd

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    Here is the video that goes with it.. nothing mentioned about waste disposal but I would Guess if you are flying over open desert it’s bombs away:roll:
     
  13. Bender

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  14. Wildcat Creeker

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    Like Goober said on Hee Haw, That's real incredible!
     
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  15. Wildcat Creeker

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    That is true, but combustion still produces contaminants, and the the oil can suspend a limited amount. Never heard pf blue ice. Blue toilet water from large airplanes?
     
  16. Crewchief

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    This one applies to the Army as well (although you need to change the reg for the haircut to AR 670-1). I was finally able to beat hearing aids out of the VA, but the Army still doesn't want to own up to being the cause of the hearing loss.

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  17. joepilot

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    PA-18 Super Cub. It's a 90 hp version. No flaps, no balanced elevators. Basically a PA-11 with a new fuselage structure.

    My first Cub was a J5. Still miss that one. it was a real sweetheart. This one is too though. A keeper for sure.
     
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  18. Crewchief

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    Apache coming off the boat.jpeg

    This was Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in January of 1990. When we deployed, we pulled two of the 4 rotor blades off the aircraft and then shrink-wrapped the whole kit and caboodle to prevent salt water corrosion on the trip from the States to the Gulf. Each blade we pulled had to be individually marked for aircraft and position so we didn't have to do a track and balance on anything after we got it all put back together again.

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  19. joepilot

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    When I worked at the helicopter outfit some years ago I used to love tracking and balancing rotors, because that meant that I got to fly a bunch of other peoples' helicopters! LOL Appreciate your service. That is one bad mo-chine.
     
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  20. Wildcat Creeker

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    Back in about 1971 I took my first dual in a 1947 PA-12 Super Cruiser. Still have a soft spot in my heart for those airplanes.
     
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