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Aviation related topics / Re: Interesting picture..One for Oddball
« Last post by Stef on August 29, 2013, 01:28:39 PM »
And nowadays they use cruise missiles?
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Current Strip / Stop and smell the engines
« Last post by Franz on August 26, 2013, 03:48:16 PM »
You don't get much of that "hot oil and AvGas"-smell when flying gliders, except for the occasional tow-plane, which is a sweet scent, indeed. But there is that special smell inside the cockpit of a tube-and-fabric airframe or of the freshly cut grass runway and the BBQ and beer after a good day of flying (is there any other kind?).
It's only Monday and I miss it already.
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have you seen the demo where Erickson drops a water salvo (2000 gal) on a car with the Skycrane?
(I'm trying to find it)

flattens the car and pushes it 200 yards down the road!   ::unbelieveable::

Let's see... Water weighs about 8 lbs a gallon. Multiply that by 2,000...

16,000 lbs of water. Of course, you could just take the 2,000 gallons and transfer it directly to the weight of water, coming up with 8 tons of water. 2,000 lbs is a ton, after all.
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General Discussion / Re: Greetings from far off
« Last post by Baradium on August 16, 2013, 07:34:56 PM »

"my" season as in my personal season....
Since I'm now doing 12 days on 12 days off, I seem to be exactly at the right time at the right place...
"Annie" has flown almost 70 hours since I left but the last time I was on duty we only flew 20-ish...

Luck of the draw I guess. I'm a little bummed since I want the 100hrs to get the type-rating and FS carding. But once I'm typed and on salary it won't matter quite as much anymore. It's been a while since I was counting and collecting hours.....
 ;)

Ah, I see.   I'm volunteering with fire/rescue up in AK now on my off time.  Doesn't take 100 hours to get signed off to drive a fire truck or ambulance ;)

I would like to get checked out in the air boat though...
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Aviation related topics / Re: Interesting picture..One for Oddball
« Last post by Oddball on August 16, 2013, 05:33:19 PM »
Yea Gill there is Spitfire Ale by Shepard Neame and it's coming over to the Colonies!  >:D :P
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General Discussion / Re: Greetings from far off
« Last post by Mike on August 16, 2013, 04:09:11 AM »
Welcome back!


Mike, your fire season has really been considered quiet?   We've had a nasty one in Alaska.   Normally our season is over by now and we still have some monster fires going too.   In fact, my friend who is a fire medic just got sent back out again last week.

"my" season as in my personal season....
Since I'm now doing 12 days on 12 days off, I seem to be exactly at the right time at the right place...
"Annie" has flown almost 70 hours since I left but the last time I was on duty we only flew 20-ish...

Luck of the draw I guess. I'm a little bummed since I want the 100hrs to get the type-rating and FS carding. But once I'm typed and on salary it won't matter quite as much anymore. It's been a while since I was counting and collecting hours.....
 ;)
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Aviation related topics / Re: Interesting picture..One for Oddball
« Last post by Mike on August 16, 2013, 04:05:51 AM »
Imagine being in a fox hole and beer falls out of the sky?

HALLELUJAH!!!

 ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::drinking::
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Aviation related topics / Re: Interesting picture..One for Oddball
« Last post by FlyboyGil on August 15, 2013, 09:00:35 PM »
Gotta do what you gotta do! If they had to deliver the beer like that (Spitfire Ale I'm sure it's called), can you imagine how desperately it was needed?! If they didn't get it, we could've lost the war!
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General Discussion / Re: Greetings from far off
« Last post by Oddball on August 15, 2013, 05:01:00 PM »
Hey S'Mon! good to see that you are still with us  :)  Stay safe out there  |:)\
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Aviation related topics / Re: Interesting picture..One for Oddball
« Last post by Oddball on August 15, 2013, 04:52:48 PM »
Would you believe that I've heard and seen that before? Heard that it was for the Squadron since hey had run out.  But it's a good one  |:)\
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