Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Well just lettin yall know.

Were sweating here nearly 32C roughly 87/90F.....Phew...
Another coldie please

Al



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

Jeff W. wrote:
Not something you see too often on a US-based USAF fighter - a fancy paint job. 425th Fighter Squadron/Royal Singapore Air Force F-16 celebrating 20 years of training at Luke AFB.


Jeff,

Boring trivia of the day.

That particular machine is owned by the RSAF. USAF owned machines assigned to the 425th still carry the Star & Bars insignia, while the RSAF owned machines carry the lions head roundel of the RSAF.

Mark



Tim Ashton
Registered: Dec 27, 2006
Total Posts: 3211
Country: Australia

nrferguson wrote:
nickjohnson wrote:
OK Bill, one castle it is....
Oh wait, you want to visit a real castle? Well if you come up to Northumberland your biggest problem is “which one”. Better to see several – I have five (yes 5) within 30 miles of my home.

This is Alnwick – one of the five.

Reputedly the second largest castle in England (according to Michael Portillo in Great Railway journeys), presumably after Windsor castle
Niall
Edited for TOPP



Hi Niall

is that trimotered item a Junkers?

They have a little history for me. I was flown around Papua New Guinea courtesy of Gibbes Sepik airways in some of those when on school excursion at the age of 11 or 12.

Have a memory of seeing one being loaded at jackson ap with mining equipment to fly up into the highlands. Could not fit it through the cargo door so they unscrewed the roof panels, dropped the plant is and back on with the panels.

Cheers all. Been a bit absent but having great enjoyment catching up

Tim



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

The Collings Foundation have purchased TFC's P-40B.
This aircraft is a Pearl Harbour veteran.

http://globalaviationresource.com/v2/w3GvD



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

MMcGrath wrote:
Jeff,

Boring trivia of the day.

That particular machine is owned by the RSAF. USAF owned machines assigned to the 425th still carry the Star & Bars insignia, while the RSAF owned machines carry the lions head roundel of the RSAF.

Mark

Correct you are Mark. That's probably why it has the fancy tail paint. The RSAF has another Viper at Luke with their lion's head logo in red and white on the tail - I just haven't had a chance to catch it yet. Both are very unique; especially for Luke.



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

Brig. Gen. Michael D. Rothstein (CO Luke AFB) about to chirp the tires after showing the young sticks he can still get it done



azbill
Registered: Jun 26, 2009
Total Posts: 510
Country: United States

Nice catch Jeff!



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

azbill wrote:
Nice catch Jeff!


Thanks Bill. Good to shoot with you yesterday.



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

One last image before I get my iMac privileges restricted by my CO



azbill
Registered: Jun 26, 2009
Total Posts: 510
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
azbill wrote:
Nice catch Jeff!


Thanks Bill. Good to shoot with you yesterday.


Likewise Jeff.
Here's the Brig. General loaded out and departing for the BMGR.









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


In fact, the F-16 that was painted in colors to match a 1930's training squadron (yellow wings and blue tail) as part of the process to sell the idea of QF-16 drones was ordered back to normal grey before that airframe went to the Boneyard in Tucson.
That F-16 did not go to the Bone Yard, it went from Ellington to Boeing to Camp Mabry on a pedestal from a generous donation from Boeing for allowing them to use the aircraft.

http://www.boeing.com/Features/2011/12/bds_qf16_12_12_11.html



KJindaUK
Registered: Sep 20, 2004
Total Posts: 646
Country: United Kingdom

And here she is whilst still at Ellington in December 2007. Wish I could have removed the RBF tags!


F-16C-84-1393-147FW-90th-KJackson by airpowerimages.com, on Flickr



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19272
Country: United States

Yes it's ridiculously cold, and everything is a sheet of ice, roads, landscape, everything, and it's brought most everything to a screeching halt, which I'm kind of enjoying. Sheila and I sat in two overstuffed chairs by the fire this afternoon, we talked, I shot pictures of the winter outside, just a delightful respite from the rat race...........



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

Beautiful!

I'm 'enjoying' some enforced downtime, too, Jim: I came down with the flu yesterday and have been mostly confined to the horizontal. First case of flu for me in over twenty years; I get a flu shot every year but it clearly didn't work, this time.



southpaw8669
Registered: Jan 02, 2004
Total Posts: 253
Country: United States







JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19272
Country: United States

Sorry to hear that Steve, feel better my friend. Church for tomorrow has been cancelled so I look forward to another relatively quiet day. Hope you are back to your old self soon.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19272
Country: United States

Welcome back Southpaw! Nice B&W!!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

How is our European contingent faring in this winter storm?

Winter storm Xaver



southpaw8669
Registered: Jan 02, 2004
Total Posts: 253
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Welcome back Southpaw! Nice B&W!!


Thanks



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4096
Country: Netherlands

stevez wrote:
How is our European contingent faring in this winter storm?

Winter storm Xaver


Well we had lots of wind not to much rain, but it was heavy other parts of the country were much worse.
At the river the water was very high so flood warnings were in place in de old city center of Dordrecht the water was knee high at our side of the river it was a little less.
But the water was almost as high as 1953 when we had a big flood because of that they decided that several storm surge barriers were to be closed for protection

My sister lives in north Holland and she thought that she could put the fire on in the wood burner but the wind was much stronger over there so she experienced some sort of backlash don't know how to translate that, but wind in the chimney and fire don't go together so she had to call the fire department lucky only minor smoke damage.



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