Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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jforkner
Registered: Dec 02, 2008
Total Posts: 713
Country: United States

Not the quality I see here, but a few perhaps unique shots. These were taken Monday at Whiteman AFB, MO. I happen to witness two B-2s taking off and grabbed a few shots. We got to watch their preflight, taxi, then takeoff. Big thrill for me as a retired Air Force pilot.

Jack

















Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2264
Country: United States

Jack, welcome to our favorite place to hang out. Sit down and buckle up because the ride is long and has no end.

Regards, Colin





Since I don't have anything aviation related, maybe this will do. The largest flying object in our solar system.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

A2A imagery from my father's files. Dad said this photo was taken at his CO's request for their 1958 squadron Christmas card. Even as a kid, I never liked that big black nose on the F-86D. Dad took this image using a Folmer Graflex K21 camera that produced a 5x7 negative from roll film. He said the K21 was a heavy and unwieldy tool in the back seat area of a military fighter.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19263
Country: United States

Dear Jeff,

Please tell your Dad that I would consider it an honor to shake the hand that created images like that! That IS when men were men!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19263
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Welcome Jack!! Thank you for your service!!!



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Terribly sorry to say I most likely wont be able to make HQ day or Alliance next week. I have a non-refundable hotel room at Hampton Inn in Allen for thursday night if anybody needs a room and for some reason doesnt have one yet.

Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19263
Country: United States

Man Glenn How can this be? I'm bummed beyond words..........



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19263
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"I have this buddy, and we'd like to go up and do air to air pictures of each other......................" Wish I had a dime for each time I've been asked to help with this game of Russian Roulette. Now I can just forward them a link:


http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/accidents/video-midair-collision-caught-it-happened?src=related&src=related&con=outbrain&obref=obinsite



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19263
Country: United States

I'll call the hotel and see if I can get them to credit you. What happened to "Up to six o'clock"?



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

There is a slim chance i'll be able to fly up thursday for a good part of the day and thats really the most important thing out of the whole Alliance weekened anyways, but im headed back out to Cali friday morning so I wont be able to stay.

I bought a non-refundable prepaid room at that Hampton for $84 instead of the 100 whatever dollar regular price cancelable room because there was no way I was going to miss it. isnt life funny!

No Bonanza either - its still being held hostage in Wichita waiting for the FAA registry to reopen.

Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19263
Country: United States

Darn Conservatives! Along those lines, I received a letter from Humana today notifying me that I can keep my policy with them for the next 12 months, or I can "take advantage" of the "affordable healthcare act", enroll at an exchange, which I understand is an easy deal. Good news is, in this upside down world, the "affordable" option is a bit more than double our current premium. Same coverage, limited physicians....a....... double. I don't think one needs Rodolfo's mental acuity to navigate this decision. Oh, and the cost of the website interface for this affordable healthcare, promised to be 64 million, is currently at ten times that, and it doesn't work yet. What could you possibly expect from the folks who raided our social security "trust" fund? I will say that they have gotten very efficient, it took years to drain SS, this monstrosity is a 1.7 trillion dollar vortex in less than 36 months, with the major facets only being in play since the first of October. These guys are good.................in a very bad way.



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 1070
Country: United States

For the last few years my medical insurance premiums have been going up about 10% to 15% per year. Total for just myself for insurance and meds runs me about $12,000 per year. I couldn't go somewhere else because no one would take me with pre existing conditions. Until now. Sure, we have some of the best medical care in the world available, but only if you're lucky enough to be able to afford it.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2775
Country: United States

Glenn, that sucks. Hope you can make it on Thursday at least.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2939
Country: United States

Glenn, I may be able to help on the room. I am still messing with this house but I hope to get things finished next Tuesday, freeing up Thursday. Got delayed a week due to my wife's uncle having a memory issue and driving to Winnie at 2:39 am…he lives in Galveston and he never showed up for work in Houston. Life keeps challenging us keeping things interesting.

Ray



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1486
Country: United States

Welcome Jack !



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Glenn, I'm sorry to hear we may miss you at HQ. It wouldn't be the same without you.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19263
Country: United States

My younger brother is in the same boat Erich. He had a string of medical issues that make him uninsurable if his employer decides to drop coverage, which is likely. Unfortunately the uninsurable clause ran out of funding after less than 90 days from inception:

http://csteventucker.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/the-truth-about-preexisting-conditions/

I think there is going to be a lot of disappointment amongst the act's proponents as the reality of what it is unfolds. Like public education, it puzzles me how so much time and money can get thrown at something, yet emerge a complicated, ineffective quagmire, but that seems to be government's specialty, no matter who is in charge.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19263
Country: United States

I'm with Zim Glenn! You're really going to miss Hutchins BBQ? I don't believe it.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

trust me i'm more upset that you guys are about it! keeping my fingers crossed to be there thursday and unfortunately i wont know until wednesday if its gonna happen. If only my Cessna went 600mph... I met Elon Musks pilot at dinner the other night in Fremont. I should have asked him for a ride!

Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Its yours if you want it Wrei. I'm expensing it to Dell so its not coming out of my pocket at least. I'm pretty sure i wont be able to spend the night. You could fly up with us if you wanted to, but you'd have a find a different way home.

Glenn



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