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Reply #1155 on: July 18, 2021, 01:09:51 PM
Too funny.

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Reply #1156 on: July 18, 2021, 05:49:41 PM


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Basically, it consists of a reticle projected on a combining glass by an optical unit.

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That's some damn fine recruiting, though.

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Reply #1157 on: July 19, 2021, 07:52:13 AM
This is pretty amazing;


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Reply #1158 on: July 19, 2021, 11:14:21 AM
I go to Flying Legends at Duxford every year - Covid permitting - and it's awesome.

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Reply #1159 on: July 19, 2021, 11:46:10 AM
Loved that video!  :dreamer:

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Reply #1160 on: July 19, 2021, 02:17:36 PM
I go to Flying Legends at Duxford every year - Covid permitting - and it's awesome.

Just for the record. I hate you for this.  :2funny:

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Reply #1161 on: July 19, 2021, 02:52:48 PM
We've twice been to the international air show at RAF Leuchars and seen LOTS of interesting aircraft. Also, in better times, we have the Sunderland Air show every year and we're on the flightpath for a lot of the aircraft since we are between the show area and Newcastle Airport, where some of the aircraft stay.. In 2019, the MiG 19 and Vampire flew together low over our house, much to my delight.

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Reply #1162 on: July 20, 2021, 01:47:03 AM
I go to Flying Legends at Duxford every year - Covid permitting - and it's awesome.

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I don't know if you have access to these warbirds anytime - but they really are so stunning up close. They have a "flight path walk" where they are all lined up and you walk up and down in the morning before the show, just snapping beautiful pictures of them


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Reply #1163 on: July 20, 2021, 01:47:37 AM
And one of my favs

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Reply #1164 on: July 20, 2021, 09:58:22 AM
We have a pretty good airshow here at Offutt Air Force Base. It is usually an annual affair but with Covid and much needed runway work it has been cancelled for the last couple of years.

They bring in a lot of aircraft of all types. I think it depends on the aircraft owner on how up close an personal you can get. Most of the active duty US aircraft are just THERE for you to walk up to and look at. The one exception was the F-117 when it was here. It was cordoned off and guarded. Some of the cargo planes are open and you can walk through the cargo deck.

Duxford is on my bucket list. I'd like to get to a Paris air show as well.

Thanks for sharing the pix!

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Reply #1165 on: July 20, 2021, 10:58:04 AM
We have a pretty good airshow here at Offutt Air Force Base.

One of my best friends was stationed there for his last assignment on active duty before he retired about 6-7 years ago.

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Reply #1166 on: July 20, 2021, 11:03:50 AM
Did he stay in Omaha? (or Bellevue?)

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Reply #1167 on: July 20, 2021, 03:25:43 PM
Careful of that one on top Dredd. It's looks like it might bite.  :hehe:  We've had some great Air Shows here too close by but airfield that put them on went commercial and so most have moved on elsewhere. But we did have the B-17, B-24, P-51 and Spitfire. And once the BF-109. The old shows used to include the C5A and C-130's and you could crawl around in almost all of them. Great stuff.

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Reply #1168 on: July 20, 2021, 07:44:55 PM
Great pictures JD!



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Reply #1169 on: July 26, 2021, 01:46:10 PM
Interesting insight into Soviet Russian air force capabilities