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Reply #1215 on: October 14, 2021, 12:37:32 PM
Hold on, we're not going to pitch any more puns on flying? I'd hate for everyone to start yaw-ning, but I was just going to roll with it.



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Reply #1216 on: October 14, 2021, 01:37:46 PM
No need to take that altitude.

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Reply #1217 on: October 14, 2021, 02:17:12 PM
This thread has taken a nose dive.  We need a better attitude to keep it going. 

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Reply #1218 on: October 14, 2021, 02:58:30 PM
No need to get into a flap about it.

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Reply #1219 on: October 14, 2021, 03:51:15 PM
WOW! This took-off in a hurry. I can't say I had vector Victor on it.  :waiting:

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Reply #1220 on: October 14, 2021, 04:15:08 PM
Wow!

From the comments:


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Reply #1221 on: October 14, 2021, 04:33:39 PM
None of those puns are landing

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Reply #1222 on: October 15, 2021, 10:01:52 AM
Another interesting one from Mark Felton:


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Reply #1223 on: December 16, 2021, 02:08:01 PM

“O Lord God, let me not be disgraced in my old days.”

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Reply #1224 on: December 16, 2021, 07:39:58 PM

Oohh, a product of one of my favorite eras of Naval aviation!

One of those planes played a prominent roll in the Peter O'Toole movie  'Murphy's War'.

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Reply #1225 on: December 17, 2021, 03:54:07 PM
"Uh, Gramma, you're about to lose a slipper."

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Reply #1226 on: December 17, 2021, 05:50:27 PM
The Brisbane flyover brought to mind an incident from about 1970.
The Saratoga had an engineering pipe burst in Phaleron Bay, Athens.  She ended up touching the bottom, the bay isn't that deep close to land.
The air wing had to fly off to Naples.  The ship was bow in.
They catapulted the Phantoms off.  They immediately had to go to full power in a turn to starboard to avoid the line of hotels along the water.
The Phantoms always dropped down right after clearing the cat shot, so it looked tremendously dangerous.
Those two, smoky engines gave enormous power (proving that even a brick could fly with enough power) and were loud.  Thunderously loud.
Since the planes came close to those hotels, maybe eighty yards, the booming noise woke any late sleepers, and shook the buildings.
When they tried to homeport Destroyer Squadron Twelve in 1972, all the waterfront hotels said ,"Non militaire."

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Reply #1227 on: December 17, 2021, 08:33:13 PM
The Brisbane flyover brought to mind an incident from about 1970.
The Saratoga had an engineering pipe burst in Phaleron Bay, Athens.  She ended up touching the bottom, the bay isn't that deep close to land.
The air wing had to fly off to Naples.  The ship was bow in.
They catapulted the Phantoms off.  They immediately had to go to full power in a turn to starboard to avoid the line of hotels along the water.
The Phantoms always dropped down right after clearing the cat shot, so it looked tremendously dangerous.
Those two, smoky engines gave enormous power (proving that even a brick could fly with enough power) and were loud.  Thunderously loud.
Since the planes came close to those hotels, maybe eighty yards, the booming noise woke any late sleepers, and shook the buildings.
When they tried to homeport Destroyer Squadron Twelve in 1972, all the waterfront hotels said ,"Non militaire."

Man, you have some great stories!  :applause:
Thanks fer sharing.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #1228 on: January 01, 2022, 11:46:57 AM
https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20220101.aspx

Now, even Finland has jumped onto the F-35 bandwagon. 

This really jerks Russian jaws.

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"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.