Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2286
Country: United Kingdom

Unashamed advert:

It is Armed Forces Day here in the UK.
My thoughts turn to those who defend our shores and way of life.
May God bless and protect them.

http://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/

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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7905
Country: United States

Sounds like a nice trip. Holler if you stop in the neighborhood.

stevez wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
No Wrei, we can have breakfast anywhere we want to! I anticipate insurance requiring somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 hours with an instructor, so I'll be looking for places to go.


Holy cow, Jim! The 100 Hour MA2A Proficiency Tour needs to make a stop in Colorado, yes?

We're packing this morning to leave for Toronto, followed by a circumambulation of Lake Huron. Y'all be good while I'm gone...



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7905
Country: United States

Ouch, and as commented many times... I can't imagine that stuff in the lungs.

Jan-Arie wrote:
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water#more-13806

Well that is a way to get rid of your equipment rented or not



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7905
Country: United States

Looks like a good start, J-A.

Jan-Arie wrote:
Pfffft was fed up with my pc just ordered a home build one ( that means that I have to stick it together )

Cpu Intel I7 4770 haswell
Gigabite GAH87-HD Raid board
DDR3-1600 16GB mem
Samsung M27TD 250GB SSD
LG Blueray player/burner combo
MSI N660-2GD5/OC 2GB 192bit graphics card
Win 8 64Bit O/S



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7905
Country: United States

Nice shot there! Glad you managed to capture it before it was gone.

JDE1 wrote:
Thanks, Jan-Arie. Here goes.

This is "Chuckie," a B17G that was the property of the Military Aviation Museum. Tomorrow it departs for its new home on the west coast.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7905
Country: United States

Jim, congrats on the new acquisitions. Sounds like the party is on at HQ. Bummer about the paint job though.

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I just set up a Monday meeting at VanBortel to ink our deal on the Turbo Skylane. This is the end of the Cessna 182 production run and there are three left in the world that are factory new, all sitting in Arlington, Texas. This will come as no surprise to you who know me well, we have made arrangements to send the plane to paint and interior immediately. I think the paint and interior department at Cessna (piston) studied under the Stevie Wonder school of design, yuck!

I thought Van Bortel would have a stroke when I told him my plan, he laughed and said Harrison Ford just bought one of them and did exactly the same thing. I couldn't get the paint and burgundy velour interior off of and out of my '81 Skylane fast enough. I guess they have always been varying degrees of plastic and ugly.

I'm going to use the time to get my instrument/commercial written out of the way, fly it for a few hours to get familiar with the buttons and displays, then call the guys who send an instrument instructor to your location for 10 days and make sure you are rated prior to their departure.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7905
Country: United States

If I can learn chemistry and A&P, you can learn that new aircraft Go get 'em!

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thank you Colin! Now it's time to see if an old dog can actually learn new tricks.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7905
Country: United States

Fascinating story I came across in my morning reading.

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/2013/06/28/granville-coggs-rhythm-life/K768mFNKuupv8i6Dx76naL/story.html



JDE1
Registered: Jun 25, 2013
Total Posts: 23
Country: United States

Donald Gray wrote:
Hi Jerry
If that image is one just by popping your head above the parapet, please pop up a bit higher. I can assure you that you will get a very warm welcome here and all the help you want.
. . . .
Welcome & greetings from Somerset UK



Your kind remarks gave me my first first laugh of the day. Thank you, sir.

Jerry



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16420
Country: United States

Warm welcome indeed!

Dear Mike, Improve? Those are beautiful, you are nipping at the upper rungs of the craft, keep 'em coming.

Sir Donald, thank you for reminding us. Hats off to the British heroes that have long been our staunchest allies and closest friends.

Dear Laura, thanks for the vote of confidence. The choice came down to the PC12 and the Socata TBM 850. I chose the slower, but roomier PC after researching the two airplanes thoroughly. I figured cruise speeds of 260 to 280 knots would be plenty fast for my missions and the forgiving flight characteristics and stability of the Pilatus would give me the extra margin of safety and confidence that I always look for in an aircraft. This process will be fun!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16420
Country: United States

We have a light northerly flow this morning, very unusual here during the summer. I'm going to fire up the Cub and take advantage of it before the day heats up. Y'all have a wonderful weekend.



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 565
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
JR and I resurrected the P51/Tucano debate today, the session adjourned without a resolution.


Debate, as in how are you gonna fit both in the hanger?

Erich



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 565
Country: United States

Man, so many great shots lately it's hard to single any out. Great job everyone!

Erich



USM IS
Registered: Apr 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1295
Country: United States

david russell wrote:
Oh, that last one rocks!


Thank you David.

Mike



JDE1
Registered: Jun 25, 2013
Total Posts: 23
Country: United States

Well, "Chuckie" is on her way to Tillamook now and FW190A-8 "White 11" (below) will be joining her "soon."

The prop was turning so slowly as the 190 essentially coasted along that blur was tough to catch, but given the choice between the overall composition and no blur, I chose composition (mainly the way the light was hitting some of the curved surfaces).

Jerry



USM IS
Registered: Apr 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1295
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Warm welcome indeed!

Dear Mike, Improve? Those are beautiful, you are nipping at the upper rungs of the craft, keep 'em coming.

Thank you very much Mr. Wilson

Mike



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote: I figured cruise speeds of 260 to 280 knots would be plenty fast for my missions and the forgiving flight characteristics and stability of the Pilatus would give me the extra margin of safety and confidence that I always look for in an aircraft. This process will be fun!

So will this then be the start of the nationwide JWA2A tour? I could see there being a market for that easy.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
We have a light northerly flow this morning, very unusual here during the summer. I'm going to fire up the Cub and take advantage of it before the day heats up. Y'all have a wonderful weekend.

The people on the tv said it was a "cold front". Only getting up into the 90s today



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

ELinder wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
JR and I resurrected the P51/Tucano debate today, the session adjourned without a resolution.


Debate, as in how are you gonna fit both in the hanger?

Erich

At this rate he is going to need a couple extra hangars



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

USM IS wrote:
Been trying to improve........Mike

Like the Lowe's slogan, never stop improving. Well done on the blur.



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