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    Jack Herbst
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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaD View Post
    Picture of #2 in a 3-ship training flight.

    That was a fun day...beautiful weather...light winds... birds well below us...
    My son is an instructor on the C-17. I have flown the simulator. Terrific airplane!

    Old airline pilot,
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    In 2005 and 2006, I lived in London, doing an SAP project for my employer (Big Oil company with a pectin for an emblem..). My dad took me up in a Cessna 150 for the first in about 1970. Been mad crazy for airplanes ever since, and ended up as a flight mechanic doing search and rescue in the US Coast Guard. Pop was a CG vet, and for his 75th birthday, I flew him to London to visit, and took him to the old RAF base at Duxford, and got him a ride in a De Havilland Tiger Moth. The pilot was great, and let him take the stick for quite a bit of tDad's trip to Duxford 025.jpghe flight. he was seriously pumped!

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    Airplane pull. They never did get it airborne.
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    Glider antics at former RAF Biggin Hill

    Went to an airshow back in 2006 at what was once RAF Biggin Hill outside London. There was a glider aerobatic act on the schedule. Didn't notice at first the tow plane was an Extra 300 until he rolled inverted while pulling the glider. Not long after, they were BOTH inverted....darnedest thing I have ever seen at an airshow.
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    For Glider Fans...

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    Now that the Geoffrey DeHavilland's toy box is open, here are my favorite Wooden Wonders;

    The 365 mph DH.98Mosquito fighter/bomber.


    and it's little 472 mph, single-seat brother,

    DH.103 Hornet (often referred to as two Spitfires flying in very close formation)
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    Is that at the ranch, Steve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RINTY View Post
    Is that at the ranch, Steve?
    Yes, We live so close and finally took a ride thru tour the other day

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    Lockheed Jetstar

    Man you just got my heart beat up. That is a Lockheed Jetstar, Military Version was called a T40 I believe. I flew the Civilian Version L1329 with later Garrett Fan Jet Engines for five years. Was based in Honolulu for a while and made several Pacific and Atlantic crossings with it. It was a joy to fly and the most stable platform you could imagine. Thanks for posting. Also for your information that aircraft was the first four engine swept wing aircraft FAA certificated. Even before the Boeing 707.
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    Thanks for the info...it just has that built for speed look size wise. They just opened the ranch and Western White House residence, well about 3-4 years ago it seems. The jet had been mothballed out of sight until then.
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    Update on Darryl's Chief Flying Instructor

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    I learned to fly in the summer of 1969 on a scholarship in St. Catharines Ontario
    Canada and my Chief Flying Instructor was Leon Evans.

    Here is a picture of Leon at his new job flying 1 of 2 Lancasters still flying in the world.

    Not a bad retirement job eh!
    This will be an experience of a lifetime

    http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2014/03...ancaster-evans

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    Dc-3

    A few years ago I got to take a ground school and get some time in a DC-3. For a little tailwheel airplane pilot like me, sitting 16' above the ground in the cockpit while taxiing a DC-3 was pretty exciting. I got to fly it around for about half an hour and do some touch and go wheel landings before a full stop and taxi back. It was a fun experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    They just opened the ranch and Western White House residence, well about 3-4 years ago it seems. The jet had been mothballed out of sight until then.
    We've taken the tour several times, but not since they opened the residence, or put the jet on display.
    Looks like it's time for another tour.
    Too bad they discontinued guided tours.
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