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Reply #1080 on: March 17, 2021, 02:23:46 PM
Wow!  :bigthumb:

I live in the Tennessee Valley just below "Sand Mountain" (Yeah, I didn't name these things.), where we get a fair amount of Blackhawk and Chinook training traffic. But the most impressive thing I've seen before this was a line of four C-130s flying not more than a couple hundred feet over the edge of the bluff, make a hard left, and go down the river. But the valley is a couple miles wide here, so...

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Reply #1081 on: March 17, 2021, 02:29:26 PM
The so-called 'Mach Loop' in North Wales is used a lot for training, and there are lots of youtube vids of different aircraft flying 'The Loop'

We were on holiday is Scotland once around the Cairngorms, and saw a C130 doing something similar - it was actually flying in a valley below us.

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Reply #1082 on: April 20, 2021, 08:18:51 AM

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Reply #1083 on: April 20, 2021, 09:02:17 PM
I caught that video. You'd almost think way back when that those Grumman engineers  actually though someone might need to ditch their Avenger in the water and they so designed accordingly.

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Reply #1084 on: April 21, 2021, 09:30:03 AM
Old man Grumman instilled quality in his workers. 
The aircrews called his factory the Grumman Iron Works.

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Reply #1085 on: April 21, 2021, 09:59:02 AM
they've already pulled most of the plane out of the water and have it on a trailer to go back to the shop to get re-assembled

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Reply #1086 on: April 22, 2021, 03:16:06 PM
Hope it'll fly again soon. It's great that they keep these old warbirds flying, but it's sad when we lose one.

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Reply #1087 on: April 25, 2021, 11:06:00 AM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1088 on: April 25, 2021, 12:27:21 PM
Great news!

The New England Air Museum (https://www.neam.org/home.php) is supposed to bring back Open Cockpit events soon as well!

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Reply #1089 on: April 25, 2021, 03:25:26 PM
Our annual Offutt AFB air show is off until 2022 due to much needed runway work.

Good to see other areas coming back. Always a great way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon.  :bigthumb:

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