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Old 08-16-2018, 04:38 PM
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Tragic ending but the guy sure wrung that CRJ out! ...
Not trying to be picky but the CRJ is a small to medium jet based on the Canadair business jet whereas this airplane was a Q400 turboprop much more suited for short haul and shorter runways. I believe the parent aircraft was the Canadair Dash 7.
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:05 PM
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ATC audio of Sea-Tac stolen plane incident


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEpxK9rGAL8
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:30 AM
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Not trying to be picky but the CRJ is a small to medium jet based on the Canadair business jet whereas this airplane was a Q400 turboprop much more suited for short haul and shorter runways. I believe the parent aircraft was the Canadair Dash 7.
Your not being picky. Had jet on the brain. Delete CRJ.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:46 PM
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Okay, this ain't about a "real" plane but being, a long time ago, an "RC'er" this one really impressed me.


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Old 08-23-2018, 01:53 PM
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Watched a great movie last night on TCM, 'The Best Years of our Lives', starring Myrna Loy and Frederic March. It was produced in 1946, and dealt with the difficulties of our returning serviceman at the end of WWII. Besides being a great movie, and 3 hrs long at that, there was a good amount of footage of aircraft storage yards and dismantling facilities. I'm still trying to fathom what it must have been like to rejoin society after all the horror they must have gone through, and have more of an understanding of their struggles to cope.
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:11 PM
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Ramair,
I met a wealthy gentleman in Enid, OK (I was in Air Force pilot training there) in 1974 who had a Curtis P-40 in his museum that had been flown directly from the production facility, right after the wars end, to a museum (not his) and it had 13 hours on it, iirc. I have also seen photos of new airplanes stacked like cord wood while waiting for an appointment with the shredder.

Found one photo that I've seen before,

https://www.airplaneboneyards.com/po...-boneyards.htm
The first photo of the P40s stacked on their nose

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Old 08-23-2018, 04:26 PM
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Gary, I don't know where the footage was taken, but there were literally easily a thousand B24s, B17s and P39s in row upon row all sans engines. This film was made in 46', so I'm sure it wasn't difficult locating such areas as aircraft were probably still being returned to the states for storage, scrap. It was almost spooky seeing them all put out to pasture like that.
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:34 PM
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I was curious so I searched - here are some stills from that movie

https://film-grab.com/2018/01/09/the...-of-our-lives/

You have to scroll to see some of the airplane salvage photos.

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Old 08-23-2018, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for the site Gary, Rob
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:00 PM
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After reviewing the 'boneyard' site, it looks like Kingman would be the likely site for the movie footage. No P39s, but they did have the P63 Kingcobra, in addition to the 17s and 24s.
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