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      Dang. Good find. I've never heard that story...

      Dang. Good find. I've never heard that story before.
    2. Probably correct. I suspect that a smoky old F-4...

      Probably correct. I suspect that a smoky old F-4 with its radar turned off probably could've tucked in behind these guys.
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      Nice! There are quite a few bizjets for sale...

      Nice! There are quite a few bizjets for sale right now. You can pick up a nice 7X now for $25 million, which is a friggin' bargain compared to the $50+ million that a new one. Great time to be...
    4. Bummer.

      Bummer.
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      Sky writing, of course....

      Sky writing, of course.
      https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8858/28581905982_5552006c85_c.jpg

      Class of '45, V-12 Merlin + 18-cylinder Pratt & Whitney radial. Nice noises....
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      Great to see you guys there. Pretty cool to see...

      Great to see you guys there. Pretty cool to see folks that we knew every day.
      Thanks again for providing us a little shade with your nifty Maule when we hiked out to the North 40!...
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      Manfred Radius in his Salto glider. Pretty cool....

      Manfred Radius in his Salto glider. Pretty cool.
      https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8677/28061752304_ca8aefc590_c.jpg

      Beautiful Corsair whistling past....
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      We went out to the seaplane base, but it was...

      We went out to the seaplane base, but it was blowing 30 knots and raining like hell, so didn't stay too long.
      Everybody was holding on to their tents and trying to keep from being blown to the next...
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      Oshkosh. Finally got to go!

      The only Ryan ST in the world. This thing was gorgeous, and I mean GORGEOUS.
      Won Vintage Grand Champion.
      https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8582/28008419484_6943ab2a3e_c.jpg

      Matched pair of Stinson...
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      Cargo dogs... What can I say? There might...

      Cargo dogs... What can I say?


      There might have been some eating, some sleeping, some sun, some water, you know.
      I heard from the CSR at the FBO when we were getting ready to go that the lava...
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      Kona traffic jam

      Standing in the sunshine on the ramp at Kona yesterday waiting for the passengers
      to show up. There was a LOT of aviation going on.
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      Dayum! That E-2 was about 3 knots and a pair if...

      Dayum! That E-2 was about 3 knots and a pair if ruined skivvies from splashdown
      by the time that cable broke. :eek:
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      Dang, that is neat isht.

      Dang, that is neat isht.
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      Sigh... Not yet. :(

      Sigh... Not yet. :(
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      No surprise that he's made admiral, really. Navy...

      No surprise that he's made admiral, really.
      Navy guy shoots down air force guy.
      He never has to buy a drink again if there's
      a navy guy in the bar. :D
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      Gotta' rub it in, don'tcha', Kelly!!! :laugh:

      Gotta' rub it in, don'tcha', Kelly!!! :laugh:
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      Love the piston BFE airplanes from the '40s. Put...

      Love the piston BFE airplanes from the '40s.
      Put 4 Big Friggin' Engines (4360s in this case)
      into the smallest, sleekest airframe that'll hold 'em.
      The Republic XF-12 'Rainbow'. 460 mph!...
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      [Digs Kelly doll out voodoo drawer and starts...

      [Digs Kelly doll out voodoo drawer and starts sticking pins in...]:mad:
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      Very cool. I gotta' get over there one of these...

      Very cool. I gotta' get over there one of these days. Chris at Airworx says 2 more weeks and my engine'll be on a pallet headed this way. Woohoo!!
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      Grumpy came for a visit

      Kinda' fun to have a B-25 flying around yesterday. Wings Over the West day at KSLE
      (Fortunately no one caught a pic of me in my safety vest marshaling airplanes around!)
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