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      07-27-2012 09:16 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by WeenerBoy View Post
      P-3!!! Love those things!! What do you do @ Widbey? Big fan of the Growlers there
      I'm an Orion driver... took those the other day on a local flight.
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      07-27-2012 10:54 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by USN_JeepWK View Post
      I'm an Orion driver... took those the other day on a local flight.


      That's awesome, what's your serial number? would not be surprised if my local photog guys have a few photos.. Seems like everytime an Orion comes thru Pdx, they are all over it

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      07-28-2012 01:15 AM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by USN_JeepWK View Post
      I'm an Orion driver... took those the other day on a local flight.
      How is the good ole Orion holding these days? One of my bros is going P-8s pretty soon and just because he is one of the first dudes to go P-8 he got a pretty descent deal out of it.
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      07-28-2012 11:34 PM #144
      not really a sighting since it was me, but stopped in Shemya, AK not long ago, scariest approach and landing of my life. Pretty when we got on the ground though, though talk about the ends of the earth, hope I never break there. Here's Herky getting a drink




      also, U-Tapao, Thailand, super cool, like being in a Vietnam war movie


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      07-29-2012 05:40 AM #145
      thats badass

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      07-29-2012 05:42 PM #146

      Watching from tower.
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      07-29-2012 07:23 PM #147
      pavehawks will never get old..

      getting my panning down pact before the airshow next week.. got a bet going with some friends that i cant catch the T-Birds' sneak pass this year


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      07-29-2012 09:33 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by WeenerBoy View Post
      pavehawks will never get old..
      Not a Pavehawk, but a Seahawk. There is quite a difference.
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      07-29-2012 10:17 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by B3sat16v View Post
      Not a Pavehawk, but a Seahawk. There is quite a difference.
      i should know this beings i see both nearly everyday. Coast Guard & National Guard

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      07-30-2012 02:01 PM #150
      I saw an F-5 taking off at MCI on 7/18. Looked like it was all black like the Top Gun "MiGs".
      Maybe just the light though.
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      07-30-2012 02:33 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by jtls8 View Post
      I saw an F-5 taking off at MCI on 7/18. Looked like it was all black like the Top Gun "MiGs".
      Maybe just the light though.
      prob was all black.. Beale has them, *T-38's. they "get around" a bit.. Seen them here @ Pdx..


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      07-30-2012 07:58 PM #152
      oh herro..


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      07-31-2012 08:46 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by WeenerBoy View Post
      That's awesome, what's your serial number? would not be surprised if my local photog guys have a few photos.. Seems like everytime an Orion comes thru Pdx, they are all over it
      Our squadron has lots of BuNo's... Nothing with my name on the side yet though

      Quote Originally Posted by B3sat16v View Post
      How is the good ole Orion holding these days? One of my bros is going P-8s pretty soon and just because he is one of the first dudes to go P-8 he got a pretty descent deal out of it.
      Its hanging in there... I mean, the oldest airframes are approaching 50 years so the P-8 will be a welcome change. I hear the P-8 has a better single engine climb rate than a P-3 on all 4!
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      08-01-2012 03:01 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by USN_JeepWK View Post

      Its hanging in there... I mean, the oldest airframes are approaching 50 years so the P-8 will be a welcome change. I hear the P-8 has a better single engine climb rate than a P-3 on all 4!
      How long before you folks get the P-8A? Are you getting it in your 1st tour or possibly second?
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      08-01-2012 10:45 PM #155
      just for you B3sat:


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      ****er was loud!

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      08-02-2012 03:22 AM #156
      ^^ Nice Skycrane. Those are an odd creature. Today I could hear a MH-53E at the airfield. Those are pretty loud too.
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      I used to know a guy who flew Skycranes for the forest service in SoCal. He told me that if there was no reasonable access to water near a fire, they were authorized to drain people's swimming pools. If you think they're loud now, imagine waking up to one hovering 15 feet above your house on a Saturday morning.

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      08-03-2012 02:57 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by B3sat16v View Post
      ^^ Nice Skycrane. Those are an odd creature. Today I could hear a MH-53E at the airfield. Those are pretty loud too.
      Stallion's always get my heart beating

      a little taste from the survey flight today.. i just might have to make a thread


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      08-09-2012 05:32 PM #159
      Just saw an IL-2 Sturmovik land at Paine Field. Was in my car with no camera ready, so no pic unfortunately.

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      08-10-2012 02:31 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by SOAR View Post
      Just saw an IL-2 Sturmovik land at Paine Field. Was in my car with no camera ready, so no pic unfortunately.
      Future Paine Warbird Flights

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      08-12-2012 11:00 PM #161
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      anyone know whats up with this? At Hillsboro Airport in Oregon.


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      I found out what's going on with this thing. they're converting it to a fire bomber. Go figger.
      If it's not foggy
      and you have your fog lights on
      you are a doofus.
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      08-15-2012 11:42 AM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by NHDUBN#2 View Post
      Any info on this? Its in and out of Pease ANGB all the time.

      AMC freight.

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      08-15-2012 02:45 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      I found out what's going on with this thing. they're converting it to a fire bomber. Go figger.
      lol yea, they have another one parked by the Nike hanger now and two more on the way.. everyone that i've talked to about it, did a

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      08-19-2012 12:51 PM #164


      chillin behind my work a few months ago. for the life of me i can't remember what it was, but very pretty.

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      08-19-2012 01:45 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by WeenerBoy
      lol yea, they have another one parked by the Nike hanger now and two more on the way.. everyone that i've talked to about it, did a
      Yeah, anything Aero Air is involved with is subject to scorn and ridicule.
      And take a minute to think about what they're actually talking about doing... Flying a 100,000# jet, just about at max takeoff weight, with full flaps, at Vref, down a burning canyon 200 feet above the dirt
      It just seems like a bad idea.
      If it's not foggy
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      08-19-2012 02:05 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by WeenerBoy View Post
      a little taste from the survey flight today.. i just might have to make a thread


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      Saw a bunch of them from a distance. Got a couple of grainy pictures with my cell phone.

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      08-20-2012 10:47 AM #167
      saw an il-76 depart cyyz a few days ago

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      chillin behind my work a few months ago. for the life of me i can't remember what it was, but very pretty.
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      Quote Originally Posted by reddfoxx View Post
      Douglas A-26/B-26 Invader. Didn't know Canada flew those.
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      08-22-2012 11:32 AM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      Yeah, anything Aero Air is involved with is subject to scorn and ridicule.
      And take a minute to think about what they're actually talking about doing... Flying a 100,000# jet, just about at max takeoff weight, with full flaps, at Vref, down a burning canyon 200 feet above the dirt
      It just seems like a bad idea.
      Only 100,000#? I think this one carries double that in retardant alone:




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      08-22-2012 12:45 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      Yeah, anything Aero Air is involved with is subject to scorn and ridicule.
      And take a minute to think about what they're actually talking about doing... Flying a 100,000# jet, just about at max takeoff weight, with full flaps, at Vref, down a burning canyon 200 feet above the dirt
      It just seems like a bad idea.
      Really? Other than the full flaps, this sounds like what I do regularly. 130k+ 130kias at 300 feet is a normal drop for us and ~130 is a fairly normal approach speed

      Granted the earth isn't on fire but plenty of herk crews deal with that too.

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      08-22-2012 07:17 PM #172
      A herk has a large, straight, subsonic wing. A DC-9 has a tiny, swept, transonic wing.
      Big difference at stall speed + 20%.
      If it's not foggy
      and you have your fog lights on
      you are a doofus.
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      08-22-2012 07:36 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      A herk has a large, straight, subsonic wing. A DC-9 has a tiny, swept, transonic wing.
      Big difference at stall speed + 20%.
      Touché, I wasnt considering that
      Last edited by yz1337; 08-22-2012 at 11:11 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      A herk has a large, straight, subsonic wing. A DC-9 has a tiny, swept, transonic wing.
      Big difference at stall speed + 20%.
      Evergreen has a 747 water bomber...

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