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Old 09-16-2019, 04:35 AM
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Critters are good at surprising man, and destroying what we didn't think was possible. My dad used to muse over the question of how many aircraft could have been brought down by rabbit strikes.......
We have/had a chicken cannon, why not a Lepus version?

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Old 09-16-2019, 06:17 AM
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When I got to Alaska in 1978 there was an F-4 Phantom that had some minor damage to the bottom of the fuselage. The story was that he had a bird strike - but the bird happened to be sitting in its nest IN A TREE. The story was that the pilot was hot dogging at low level and misjudged either his altitude or speed and flew through the tops of some trees. The robust design of the Phantom to include it's J79 engine said his bacon.

Since I was newly arrived there , I didn't ask a lot of questions of the fighter guys.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:41 PM
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Default Underwater video of a Japanese plane shot down at Palau.

Short video, interesting.


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Old 09-18-2019, 07:44 PM
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I'm surprised there is that much of it left J.R.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:45 AM
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A quick plane incident. I was walking toward my hose to rinse off some paint on an aluminum pie plate I was holding on edge with my fingers when an Air Force 4 engine Fuel Tanker flew overhead. the vibrations from the engines caused the pie plate to vibrate in my hand.As the plane flew away the vibrations stopped but as I turned the plate in the planes direction it started again until it faded.
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:36 PM
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Are there still B-25s flying? I could have sworn I saw one low overhead near Otis AFB in Massachusetts today. Twin engines, twin vertical stabilizers. Maybe part of an air show?
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:57 PM
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Are there still B-25s flying? I could have sworn I saw one low overhead near Otis AFB in Massachusetts today. Twin engines, twin vertical stabilizers. Maybe part of an air show?
Here's the list of survivors, several of which are fliers or airworthy. You can scroll down to see the US section.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...B-25_Mitchells

As for the one you saw, maybe from this group, they are currently touring Massachusetts.

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Old 09-19-2019, 04:56 PM
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Are there still B-25s flying? I could have sworn I saw one low overhead near Otis AFB in Massachusetts today. Twin engines, twin vertical stabilizers. Maybe part of an air show?
Yes, lots (relatively speaking). I was at the Hagerstown airport airshow 2 weeks ago and a beautiful polished B25 was giving rides for $425 +/-. It flew all day long.

Fyi, the B25 was such a docile and easily controlled airpalne that is was used in advanced flight training for years.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:32 PM
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Here's the list of survivors, several of which are fliers or airworthy. You can scroll down to see the US section.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...B-25_Mitchells

As for the one you saw, maybe from this group, they are currently touring Massachusetts.

https://www.collingsfoundation.org/e...mouth-ma-2018/
Thanks for the link, Sarge! That's it, they're at the Plymouth, MA Airport until noon tomorrow. 15 miles from my house. B-17, B-24, B-25, P-51, and P-40. A ride is out of the question, but I'll try to meet up with my son for a walk-through. The B-25 was a beautiful sight and sound in the air. I saw it three more times this afternoon. Pictures to follow, hopefully.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:20 PM
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Fortunately I live about an hour away from both the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, MI and the Liberty Air Museum in Port Clinton, OH. Got to fly the Ford Tri-motor a few weeks ago and took a tour of the museum and saw Georgie's Gal up close. This aircraft has done fly-overs at the national matches and at the D-Day re-enactment at Conneaut, OH.

I used to work at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and would run out of my office to the outdoors whenever the B-17 stationed at the Yankee Air Museum would fly over. Could never get enough of the sound of those 4 radials. Sounds like freedom!
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