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#1 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:32 PM

yeah it is dream... I have no idea how to fly it but it would be awesome to have. I would just sit in it and make machine gun noises. I actually seen this plane a few times at airshows over the years. 2.5 mil it's yours

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 09:52 PM

That is my all time favorite plane, I'M very fond of the Skyraider also.
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Posted February 16, 2016 - 10:08 PM

the old fighter planes are neat.  I had an uncle that had a two seater fighter.  Got to go up in it.  My cousin and I sat in the back seat. That was back in 1958.  Brings back a lot of memories.


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 10:17 PM

I just saw one of these at the Kalamazoo 'Air Zoo' less than a month ago .

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This is my all time favorite ,

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Of coarse I have stood where this picture is taken from before when I was younger , and will never forget the feeling when one fly's past you about 100 yards away at Mach 1. :say_what:

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 10:24 PM

  Curious what that $2.5 mil. plane cost when it rolled off the assembly line.

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 12:01 AM

While in the navy I worked plenty of airshows, we always had to work on the old engines and they would drink about as much oil as gas! I got a chance to sit in the tail turret of a b25 and in the belly ball of a b17, possibly the best experience of my life. A squadron of corsair 's is about the price of one unequipped f14. They don't make aircraft like they used to, that old tail dragger will out last all the plastic fighter jets we produce today! I have always been partial to the flying boats like the pby and such landing a full size aircraft on the ocean with only the hull underneath you is an experience everyone should have at least once, it is the single most riveting feeling you can imagine. You can buy ww2 era aircraft in Thailand for less than a new car, and most of them were still being maintained and flown by their military just a few years ago, if not still. While working a supply desk while injured I took many a call from foreign military units trying to source parts for old planes that they are still using for recon and search and rescue. After all when we retire a plane due to service life, other nations with less stringent safety regulations buy them for very little if not any money and they squeeze another twenty to thirty years out of them.
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Posted February 17, 2016 - 01:52 AM

One of the greatest things we did when our boys were young was to take them to the Moose Jaw Air Show in southern Saskatchewan. I know just what you mean when you mention them flying past at about 100 yards away at mach 1. When I was young I'd have loved to be a pilot---- to go sky diving is on my bucket list.


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 05:42 AM

Corsair has always been  my favorite, right up there with the Mustang !


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 06:16 AM

Don't want to brag , but I did have a Corsair once , long time ago , wasn't a good pilot though , crashed it so hard even the rubber bands holding the wings on didn't save it . Here's one just like it

 

 

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 06:53 AM

I flew in one of these  with my uncle , he is a pilot , and I tell you what , it is not like flying around in a commercial jet .

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It was quite a different thing. And they are affordable.


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 08:12 AM

I flew in one of these  with my uncle , he is a pilot , and I tell you what , it is not like flying around in a commercial jet .

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It was quite a different thing. And they are affordable.

Yea thanks, but no thanks my cousin's husband splatted in one of them.


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 09:06 AM

I am named after my uncle who was a WWII Navy pilot. His plane was a fighter/bomber. Somewhere, I have a 60 year old Hubley Metal Model of it. Four of the Dad's in my neighborhood were pilots. Three from WWI and one from WWII. I heard alot about flying and had intended to be a pilot. My eyes are not to standard. Over the past 60 years I've known many pilots and some were Aces.

 

Flying in combat is like any other combat, thrilling and terrifying. The survivors got numb with time. One WWII Ace I was talking to explainned his advantages. He could see much better than anyone else. We were waiting for a P51 to visit out local airport. He spotted the incoming plane minutes before anybody else. He was in his 60s and the others were using binoculars. He said that he would see the kraut a long way off, climb high and attack with the sun at his back. As his tally grew he was able to choose his own plane and picked a P38(the forked tail devil) because 2 engines were a better chance of getting home.

 

A1 Sky Raiders were used in Nam early on. They could stay on station and deliver ordinance with precision but they were very vulnerable to ground fire. A friend who was on a carrier that carried them called them "Spads" in defference to the WWI French planes.

 

The F4U6 Corsairs were made in Bridgeport, CT. About 1/2 hour from where I grew up. It was a great plane but there were many great planes. If you are interested, PBS did a series "A Fighter Pilots' Story" about Quetin Aamenson. The scene at LSU after the war alway gets me. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 09:49 AM

Yea thanks, but no thanks my cousin's husband splatted in one of them.

Yeah- well there is that - My uncle's instructor and his wife were killed a couple years back in one , and he was one hell of a good pilot . It was being filmed and a gust of wind twisted the chute , gravity took over.


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 01:42 PM

Anything that has to look to a parachute for its lift is not airworthy in my book! Parachutes are meant to be used when your plane craps out on you, not because you forgot said plane. Those are dangerous due to turbulence, or dead air, when a plane hits a pocket of dead air it simply falls until lift can be achieved again, but when a parachute hits turbulence you get canopy collapse. Once a chute collapses if it bunches up you are now relying on a streamer much like the old model rockets we all used to fly. We all know that those blasted streamers were unreliable at best, now picture yourself looking up at that as you fall from the sky, need I say more! All of us aircraft mechanics stay on the ground where we belong, not that I don't trust my own work but if my garden tractors are any indicator the flight wouldn't last very long anyhow.

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 04:49 PM

A friend of mine flies a B-25 at airshows, we have two of them, along with many other vintage planes at the Wings and Wheels air/car show in Georgetown DE in the fall. I love the old milk bottle (P47 Thunderbolt), big, fast and nasty!






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