Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7719
Country: United States

I was up at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park here a couple years ago, and was taking photos of the planes passing overhead. Caught the first one with two turkey vultures around the plane. Had sent it to my husband, who passed it on to someone else. I got a request back through him for the full size version to use for safety briefings.

Second shot I took at the air show this year, large flock of birds popped up around the inbound Delta that I was practicing my panning with.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Country: United States

Of course the airways become more challenging in the spring and fall in Central Texas with all the bird migrations.






FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Country: United States

I can still remember the first time a vulture dove to miss me in a 172...

I thought sure we'd just missed another plane. Very un-nerving.



Warus
Registered: Apr 29, 2013
Total Posts: 20
Country: Australia

Few from Temora in Australia































Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2096
Country: United States

David, welcome to the MA2A family. Hang around and enjoy the ride.



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Liz, welcome as well. I look forward to seeing more and I enjoyed the discussion on the Spitfire.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Country: United States

David, welcome!

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



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1875
Country: United States

Terrific first post David - welcome.

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



MustangsX2
Registered: Nov 23, 2007
Total Posts: 109
Country: United States

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.



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 594
Country: United States

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



Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2286
Country: United Kingdom

Welcome Liz and David - Greetings from sunny Somerset, UK



ImperfectSense
Registered: Apr 05, 2010
Total Posts: 10
Country: United States

Thanks for the very warm welcome everyone, and for all the great photos and discussions



RJF photo
Registered: Aug 31, 2005
Total Posts: 45
Country: Australia

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....



RJF photo
Registered: Aug 31, 2005
Total Posts: 45
Country: Australia

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*



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3395
Country: United States

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!



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 764
Country: United Kingdom

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.



*not my image*



That's not going to polish out



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

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.



ImperfectSense
Registered: Apr 05, 2010
Total Posts: 10
Country: United States

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

-Liz
'Grumpy' passenger



RobMoser
Registered: Sep 04, 2007
Total Posts: 831
Country: United States

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



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7719
Country: United States

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



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