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Old 02-01-2018, 11:19 AM
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Interesting adaptation J.R. I remember when Paul Mantz got killed flying the "Phoenix" near us in the Imperial Valley. Most of the locals knew they were filming Flight of the Phoenix nearby and some talked about heading over toward Winterhaven to watch. That was based on the old C82 which is the C119's daddy. Takes quite the imagination to do what a lot of folks did in aviation before CAD/CAM.
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:38 AM
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Here are some good pics and quotes from pilots you all know.

http://worldwarwings.com/11-awesome-...-need-to-know/
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:47 AM
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One of my friends said: "Nothing is more useless than altitude above you, or runway behind you."
I'm sure that wasn't originally his.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:57 AM
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One of my friends said: "Nothing is more useless than altitude above you, or runway behind you."
I'm sure that wasn't originally his.
That is 2/3 of the often quoted phrase

"Nothing is more useless than the altitude above you, the runway behind you, and the fuel you didn't take" or variations to it. I heard versions of that in 1973 in Air Force pilot training.

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Old 02-04-2018, 07:04 AM
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That is 2/3 of the often quoted phrase

"Nothing is more useless than the altitude above you, the runway behind you, and the fuel you didn't take" or variations to it. I heard versions of that in 1973 in Air Force pilot training.

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Another along those same lines:
"The only time you can have too much ammo is when you are trying to swim, the only time you can have too much fuel is when you are on fire."
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:59 AM
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I guess there wasn't much the P-51 couldn't do.

http://worldwarwings.com/the-p-51-mu...t=wwii+footage
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:07 PM
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That seems to be the case doesn't it J.R? Pop's first cruise was on the USS Boxer to Korea. They were transporting the last P51's to be used by US forces in Combat...I think. It's been a very long time since he and I had the conversation. At the time he was a young black shoe who loved airplanes but only flew as A/C. Seems he told me one of the airframes guys "let" him polish the canopy on an F4U as well. He was pretty gung ho back in the day. Many years later when it was my turn to start visiting the ROK our birds were in giant custom fit zip lock bags. Had to use a special tool with big rollers on it to squeeze and drag along the closure seal like we normally do with our fingers on a sandwich bag. I guess it worked ok as I don't recall any water based damage to anything when we arrived.

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Old 02-12-2018, 01:12 AM
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Army P2V Neptunes in Vietnam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3l6s47Ym6U and pt 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uP0Fd1SN5I
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:49 PM
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JR - pg 3?

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Well, I have no clue what bird-kind this is. Audio, if that means anything in Hollywood, SOUNDS like a pair of Wright-Cyclones. It does SOUND real, but...

Looks like an engine test bed, is all I can tell without googlin' here.

Screenshot from PT-109; 1963 release (Kennedy was adamant about accuracy for Silver screen). Can do an actual screenshot from PC, if needed here.

Like the math teacher said, 'show your work' (where you know him from!!! )

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Old 02-18-2018, 07:20 AM
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JR - pg 3?

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Well, I have no clue what bird-kind this is. Audio, if that means anything in Hollywood, SOUNDS like a pair of Wright-Cyclones. It does SOUND real, but...

Looks like an engine test bed, is all I can tell without googlin' here.

Screenshot from PT-109; 1963 release (Kennedy was adamant about accuracy for Silver screen). Can do an actual screenshot from PC, if needed here.

Like the math teacher said, 'show your work' (where you know him from!!! )

I'm lost. What pg 3?
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