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David, welcome!

And what is the plane in #4? It looks rather like a Brewster Buffalo, but...



Jul 19, 2013 at 04:31 AM
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p.3798 #2 · p.3798 #2 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Terrific first post David - welcome.

Nothing exotic here. Just a 21 year old MD-11 on final into KPHX. Thank goodness for the clouds







Jul 19, 2013 at 05:25 AM
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Back in 2006, Dan Martin got several bird strikes while giving a ride in his P-51. Here's a take-off and landing pic of the flight.



Birds hit on the spinner, the nose and along the leading edge of the wing, especially the left side leaving a small dent.




Jul 19, 2013 at 06:00 AM
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Re: Bird Strikes.

This is from Thunder over Michigan last year. I have seen this many times during the shows there. The engine sounds spook them and they rise in a flock. I have not seen any hit the planes but it has to give you a little scare.


Potential For Problems by mrkyle229, on Flickr



Jul 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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p.3798 #5 · p.3798 #5 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Welcome Liz and David - Greetings from sunny Somerset, UK


Jul 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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Thanks for the very warm welcome everyone, and for all the great photos and discussions


Jul 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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stevez wrote:
David, welcome!

And what is the plane in #4? It looks rather like a Brewster Buffalo, but...



Hi Steve, hopefully David doesn't mind me answering for him. It's a CA-13 Boomerang. The Boomerang was designed and built in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation between 1942 and 1945, at the time the RAF demand was out stripping supply of British types so Australia had to find a solution for its lack of fighter types..

The Boomerang was faster than the Buffalo, and carrier much heavier armament with two 20mm cannons and four machine guns.

The aircraft in David's image is operated by the Temora Aviation Museum, and is one of only two still airworthy. There were 3 airworthy up until a few years ago when one was donated to a museum who have left it on static display ever since..

Also welcome David and great set of images, always good to see another aussie posting here....



Jul 19, 2013 at 01:23 PM
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p.3798 #8 · p.3798 #8 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


All this bird strike talk reminded me of this image that i was shown a few years back.
RAAF F-111 crew came into contact with pelican while operating at low level.



*not my image*



Jul 19, 2013 at 01:30 PM
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RJF photo wrote:
The Boomerang was faster than the Buffalo, and carrier much heavier armament with two 20mm cannons and four machine guns.


I think a C172 is faster than the Buffalo...

Thanks for the ID!



Jul 19, 2013 at 01:33 PM
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RJF photo wrote:

All this bird strike talk reminded me of this image that i was shown a few years back.
RAAF F-111 crew came into contact with pelican while operating at low level.

http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2008/04/19/va1237303182196/Damaged-F-111-5994415.jpg


*not my image*



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Welcome David, great first round of shots from you

View out of the back office, not to be confused with the back alley of the building that Jim likes to hang out.







Jul 19, 2013 at 03:07 PM
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p.3798 #12 · p.3798 #12 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Very nice office, looks a lot like mine Did we meet at the Dayton reunion perhaps?

-Liz
'Grumpy' passenger



Jul 19, 2013 at 03:24 PM
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I was over at Alliance today running an errand and was just getting out of my truck when "whoa; that doesn't sound like a biz jet" and an F22 screams overhead outbound followed immediately after by an F16.

Rob



Jul 19, 2013 at 07:20 PM
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Liz, were you at 68, 70, or both?

ImperfectSense wrote:
Very nice office, looks a lot like mine Did we meet at the Dayton reunion perhaps?

-Liz
'Grumpy' passenger




Jul 19, 2013 at 07:37 PM
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That's a heck of a heart check for sure.

RobMoser wrote:
I was over at Alliance today running an errand and was just getting out of my truck when "whoa; that doesn't sound like a biz jet" and an F22 screams overhead outbound followed immediately after by an F16.

Rob


OOPS.. TOPP, don't think I've posted these here yet...














Jul 19, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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I was at 70, part of the crew of the B-25D 'Grumpy' from Seattle. We were the last to arrive, came the farthest, and we still park with our "longest blade down." It was an absolute honor to be there and to be on board during the formation (ship #5, left wing, second "V"). I hope Dayton and Urbana continue to host gatherings of B-25s.


Jul 19, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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Nice P61 Black Widow Laura


Jul 19, 2013 at 08:29 PM
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ImperfectSense wrote:
Very nice office, looks a lot like mine Did we meet at the Dayton reunion perhaps?

-Liz
'Grumpy' passenger


This was in Devil Dog leaving the Tarkio Wingnuts show Sunday.



Jul 19, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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Ok I know the P-61, what the Jap one, a Kamakazi drone?


Jul 19, 2013 at 08:41 PM
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Another couple views...












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