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Reply #1230 on: July 18, 2022, 10:08:32 PM
WANT!


Thanks Bob- here's one for you:




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Reply #1231 on: July 19, 2022, 06:57:19 AM
Beautiful :-))

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Reply #1232 on: July 29, 2022, 08:36:49 AM
someone shared this on BGG.  totally awesome



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Reply #1233 on: July 29, 2022, 11:07:17 AM
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Reply #1234 on: July 29, 2022, 01:03:09 PM
My dad was a red shirt (weapons) on carriers.  I got to spend some time on carriers both as a kid and as an adult, and calling it a "ballet" is completely appropriate. 

One of the most impressive things I've witnessed in my life is flight ops at night.  And it's being conducted primarily by 20-something year old kids on a floating airport in the middle of the ocean.

My dad told me that on every cruise, at least one sailor would die.  Some of it was just from natural causes when you have a couple thousand people on the ship, but he told me gruesome stories of guys walking into turning props, or falling overboard, or some other machinery accident.

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Reply #1235 on: July 29, 2022, 01:18:59 PM
And it's being conducted primarily by 20-something year old kids on a floating airport in the middle of the ocean.

that right there is the truly batshit crazy part of all of it

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Reply #1236 on: July 30, 2022, 11:07:14 AM
During WWII, the planes were guided in to land by the LSO, Landing Safety Officer.  He was near the stern, right next to the arresting wires.
There was a net rigged a deckI below the flight deck for him to jump into when a plane was co.ing in to crash at the edge.
Not much talked about, but a number of LSOs missed the net. 

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Reply #1237 on: July 30, 2022, 04:27:56 PM
"skittles"  ;D

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Reply #1238 on: August 04, 2022, 03:46:55 PM
"Grapes"  :ROFL:

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Reply #1239 on: August 04, 2022, 10:40:09 PM
So I guess if you're Color Blind you really have a tough time in the Navy.

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Reply #1240 on: September 10, 2022, 03:26:36 PM
Battle of Britain Air Show at Duxford finished with the Big Wing - 16 Spitfires and 4 Hurricanes - in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II

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Reply #1241 on: September 10, 2022, 03:36:34 PM
Some pics

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Reply #1242 on: September 10, 2022, 03:39:49 PM
And more

My photo skills are quite average at best...but I was up against it today - my 300mm lens wouldn't auto-focus half the time, so I spent most of the day in manual focus with varying degrees of success. It's safe to say I won't be winning any Photographer of the Year awards - but I have enough half decent ones for my collection.

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Reply #1243 on: September 10, 2022, 03:47:20 PM
good pics, amigo!

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Reply #1244 on: September 10, 2022, 03:54:04 PM
Thank you - some more

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