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A picture from my 9th SOS days in Nam. Two 02-B's coming home from a Psy-Ops sortie. This one is one of my favorites...

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I had another B-17 fly into my local county airport and you know I had to go see it.

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I climbed through her in Mesa a couple years ago at Falcon Field. That tail gunner had be be a smallish guy.  And a belly landing was rough of that belly gunner. The same day we toured B-29 FiFi at Gateway field. Bought a FiFi hat! We have old war birds flying around the East Valley quite often. 

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On 4/26/2019 at 1:48 PM, Chipster said:

A picture from my 9th SOS days in Nam. Two 02-B's coming home from a Psy-Ops sortie. This one is one of my favorites...

In flight 02's 3.jpg

Did these planes have Loran C/D. I was a USCG ET that was part of the construction crew on the master station at Sattahip, Thailand Summer of 1966. Operated the station until I rotated out the 2nd of June 1967. 

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1 hour ago, Snoking said:

Did these planes have Loran C/D...

Sorry I don't remember.

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Boy, it’s been a long time since I’ve logged in here, and all of a sudden I got a notification email from this thread. Glad to see it’s still going. 
 

Since I’ve been gone, I bought this airplane with a friend of mine. Best purchase I’ve ever made. It took me and my dad to Oshkosh last year, and I’m on vacation down in the Carolinas with it right now. 

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On 9/16/2020 at 4:08 PM, Chipster said:

I had another B-17 fly into my local county airport and you know I had to go see it.

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I  installed the windows in front and above  Betty Grable during the winter of 2019-2020.

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On 4/26/2019 at 3:48 PM, Chipster said:

A picture from my 9th SOS days in Nam. Two 02-B's coming home from a Psy-Ops sortie. This one is one of my favorites...

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I have about 1200 hrs in those.  What a POS.

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On 12/12/2018 at 8:38 PM, eng45ine said:

I am an avid photographer, one of my passions is photographing military aircraft. Here you'll see the Heritage Flight featuring a P51 Mustang, an F15 Strike Eagle and an F16 Viper (Fighting Falcon).

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23 hours ago, 1004ron said:

@eng45ine     Looks like we were at the same show.

 

I took this in April 2010 at the "Thunder Over Louisville" show.

 

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21 hours ago, F4Gary said:

I have about 1200 hrs in those.  What a POS.

Coming from someone who may have had involvement with F-4's, I consider that a compliment. 

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On 4/26/2019 at 4:48 PM, Chipster said:

A picture from my 9th SOS days in Nam. Two 02-B's coming home from a Psy-Ops sortie. This one is one of my favorites...

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We had two of these accompany us on a recon insert into the Ashaw Valley. Engaged and they came along my door gunners position, fired rockets. Could have sweared theh came to a complete stop midair when he missle released. Had to swing the 50 away to avoid hitting them. So glad they were with us.

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Actually what you describe were "A" models. (02-A's) Our's were unharmed psy-ops 02-B's equipped with one 1500 watt speaker which we blasted the VC with propaganda. We also rocked our "Grunt" brethren manning mission local firebases with a little Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze" which was always greatly appreciated. Here is a picture of the speaker on the side of the aircraft.

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View of my office window pre-covid. Have over 21000 hours, the way things are going not sure if I’ll hit 22000.

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For those of you who are avgeeks, an Antonov AN-124 arrived at O’Hare International Airport two weeks ago, it truly was an amazing sight to see in person.

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I fly professionally as a part 91/135 Citation Captain. I currently Fly a pair of Citation 7's and a Citation Bravo, I have flown single Pilot in FedEx Caravans and Piper Navajos, And even taught Chinese students how to fly for a few years before that.

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I love these "Hogs"! Any of you pilots have a feel for how much "slide slip" the quicker aircraft might experience when doing the sharp banks @ say 400-450K. within the canyon walls?

 

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On 9/25/2020 at 2:32 PM, Chipster said:

Actually what you describe were "A" models. (02-A's) Our's were unharmed psy-ops 02-B's equipped with one 1500 watt speaker which we blasted the VC with propaganda. We also rocked our "Grunt" brethren manning mission local firebases with a little Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze" which was always greatly appreciated. Here is a picture of the speaker on the side of the aircraft.

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O-2B...Bullshit Bomber.  😁

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Don't laugh :). Wife and I went on a Helicopter ride in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. We went on a 5 minute ride just to see if we liked riding for our first time in a Helicopter. We loved it and will be going back this spring for a 50 mile tour of the Smokey Mountains. We were on our way home after going to Clingmans Dome. I think Pigeon Forge is just 50 miles from our house in Clinton Tennessee. It was a fun day..:)IMG_0158.jpg.f14d26022f798a99d953291cc6f78160.jpg

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Started flight lessons in my youth but never finished...life happens. But, since I was a kid I've always loved to visit the aircraft museums and go to the air shows...that has never changed. I cannot begin to list my fave aircraft but US Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson, Pima Air and Space in Arizona, US Naval Aviation at Pensacola and Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles in VA are some of the best places I've been.

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F-14 Tomcat, deck of the USS Midway Floating Museum, San Diego CA

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B-58 Hustler Pima ASM

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B-36 Peacemaker Pima ASM

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CH-53 Pave-Lo Pima ASM

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C-130s lined up in The Boneyard, Monahan-Davis AFB

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