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      10-31-2010 03:57 PM #1
      Didnt see any threads, thought it would be cool to have a thread dedicated to seeing airplanes that you've seen recently or taken photos of!

      I stop by HIO and Pdx frequently so..

      Piper Seminole? Landing at Hillsboro with Mt. Saint Helens in the background

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      11-02-2010 08:56 PM #2
      Yup, a PA44 Seminole. Did it make a faint whistle as it flew by?
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      11-03-2010 05:51 AM #3
      That is the plane I took my multi-ride in! N28721

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      11-03-2010 09:10 PM #4
      I took my multi in a Seminole too. I used to loved that whistle sound. Sounded a little like a jet.

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      11-03-2010 11:01 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      I took my multi in a Seminole too. I used to loved that whistle sound. Sounded a little like a jet.
      That's good, because the PiperJet sounds like a dog whistle.

      I did my private, commercial, and instrument multi in the PA44. Good trainers with no single engine performance.
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      01-06-2011 02:49 AM #6
      caught these two coming into HIO a few days ago with my new Nikon D50

      Now that i have a nice camera, i'll be shooting planes like hell. Time for a Pdx visit





      These were shot with a 70-300mm lens.. i want bigger, but this will suffice for now

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      01-06-2011 10:01 AM #7
      that's what she said

    8. 01-16-2011 11:03 AM #8
      Pretty sure I just saw a B-25 overhead in West Palm Beach? Pretty f###kin cool

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      01-16-2011 04:18 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTiTurbo View Post
      Pretty sure I just saw a B-25 overhead in West Palm Beach? Pretty f###kin cool
      indeed you did!

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      01-27-2011 11:16 PM #10
      A couple of guys stopped by the airport today to take pics of the 7X, and we happened to have a flight, so they hung around until we took off. I thought they came out pretty well.
      Thanks, Paul!





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      Last edited by Gern_Blanston; 01-27-2011 at 11:22 PM.
      If it's not foggy
      and you have your fog lights on
      you are a doofus.
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      01-27-2011 11:20 PM #11
      Plus this pic of us that he snapped at PDX the other day.

      I love this shot.
      If it's not foggy
      and you have your fog lights on
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    12. 01-28-2011 06:02 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      Plus this pic of us that he snapped at PDX the other day.

      I love this shot.


      <---Jealous

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      01-28-2011 07:49 AM #13
      Dear lord. That is still one sexy looking airplane...
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      01-28-2011 08:47 AM #14
      Great pics!


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      01-28-2011 12:09 PM #15
      Cool pix!
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      01-28-2011 09:12 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by FlyinTurbo View Post
      <---Jealous
      I have to admit, Greg. You'd like it.



      Last edited by Gern_Blanston; 01-29-2011 at 02:18 PM. Reason: Added cockpit photos
      If it's not foggy
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    17. 01-29-2011 02:09 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      I have to admit, Greg. You'd like it.
      Resume; SENT

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      01-29-2011 02:20 PM #18
      Added a couple of cockpit pics just to whet your appetite
      Still feels weird getting in an airplane and having no steering wheel!

      Here's a shot Kevin took through the HUD on the way back from 'Vegas on Thursday night. 43,000 feet, Auto-throttles set to .85 Mach, 13 knots of wind coming from about one-o'clock, indicated airspeed 243 knots. Our true airspeed was about 485 if memory serves.
      Last edited by Gern_Blanston; 01-29-2011 at 07:17 PM. Reason: Add Kevin's HUD shot
      If it's not foggy
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      01-29-2011 10:08 PM #19
      GD that is sexy.



      Speed Weeks is upon us down here and I might try to get out and grab some pics of all the jets down for the races.
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    20. 01-31-2011 07:26 PM #20
      B-17 and B-24 at Boca Raton today. Snapped a crappy cell phone pic of the B-17 taking off while I was on I-95.

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      02-07-2011 08:47 AM #21
      I am still going to try the get some of my friends to get me some pics from all of the biz jets down for speed weeks.
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      MI-24 spotted doing gun support for us here in Afghanistan. It is one awesome aircraft!

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      02-10-2011 09:56 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
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      Where do you see whether you're set to guns or missiles?
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      02-11-2011 12:26 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Where do you see whether you're set to guns or missiles?
      Nothing quite that fancy, I'm afraid. Every once in a while one of my guys (retired F-15 drivr) will see another airplane flying by and say something like, "Easy AIM-7 shot." Once a fighter pilot, always a fighter pilot I guess. I'll never know
      Took the ol' gal up to 49,000 last night. It was a short flight (Reno to Salem) so we didn't have time to try for more. Didn't want to pull a Pinnacle 3701, so we climbed pretty slowly. Took just under 30 minutes to get to 49 and she stabilized at .83 mach at ISA-2. Then it was time to start down for the home 'drome. We'll give 51 a shot some time when we're light and it's cold.

      Not much to look at outside through the HUD at night.

      Crappy cel phone pic, but you get the idea.
      If it's not foggy
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      02-11-2011 12:55 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by flieger45 View Post
      MI-24 spotted doing gun support for us here in Afghanistan. It is one awesome aircraft!
      That Hind is pretty cool.
      If it's not foggy
      and you have your fog lights on
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      02-11-2011 01:34 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      Every once in a while one of my guys (retired F-15 drivr) will see another airplane flying by and say something like, "Easy AIM-7 shot."
      MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2

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      02-11-2011 08:29 PM #28
      Gern, 550-650 lbs/hr per engine? Man, that is sipping!

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      02-11-2011 09:16 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by unreal View Post
      Gern, 550-650 lbs/hr per engine? Man, that is sipping!
      Yeah, we've been very surprised by the performance on the doggone thing. The power-to-weight ratio is worse than on the '2000, but it climbs like a rocket in comparison, and then burns only about 15% more fuel at similar cruise speeds. Damned good aerodynamics, I guess.
      If it's not foggy
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      02-11-2011 11:09 PM #30
      Trip in really low conditions last week (broke out at mins+100 on the ILS) Saw a 7X when we stopped at Dulles, didn't get a picture of it, though.






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      December Westwind flight:




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      That is a cool shot of the '50.
      Nice Westwind pics, too. Brings back memories.
      If it's not foggy
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      02-12-2011 04:13 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by eltigre View Post
      I stop by HIO and Pdx frequently so..
      Should be lots to see next Friday ...... President Obama is in town.
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