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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #990 on: May 12, 2008, 02:40:25 AM »
This just showed up today, from a good friend who saw it (along with hundreds of others) in a museum in Hawaii.

It was taken in 1927, in Hawaii, and that is all he could learn about it.

I just think it's a cool picture, so want to share it with you. 

Hope you like it!!!!!     ;)


Don't make me come back there!!!!

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #991 on: May 12, 2008, 06:35:26 PM »
My sister peering at the Spitfire they've just started restoring at one of my "other local" airfields.


And the inside:

The bungee cord "controllocks" tickled me because that's exactly what we do with our tommyhawk...
Clearly we're in good company!

And since the tail is still off you can peer right up inside at the mment, to ooh and aah at the construction.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #992 on: May 12, 2008, 08:48:29 PM »
My sister peering at the Spitfire they've just started restoring at one of my "other local" airfields.



SWWWEEEETTTTT PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #993 on: May 12, 2008, 09:50:19 PM »
WOW!!!!   ::unbelieveable::
Leiafee, please keep us updated!!!!  THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #994 on: May 12, 2008, 10:08:49 PM »
those bungees aint control locks thats the control runs  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #995 on: May 13, 2008, 11:08:36 PM »
Chuck--was this you??  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Life may not be the party we hoped for---but while we're here--we might as well dance..........

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #996 on: May 14, 2008, 12:11:15 AM »
OH NO, It was bound to happen-----Prez Bush thought he'd get a rotor wing checkout in Marine one ::silly::

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #997 on: May 14, 2008, 02:11:14 PM »
sorry folks had the bright idea of cutting the grass with the heli after my lawn mower broke  ::whistle::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #998 on: May 14, 2008, 02:32:19 PM »
Greetings from Iraq y'all! 
The first 2 are us bringing a couple whirly-birds with us on C-17s.
Apologies for the quality of the second one, it was shot from a concave window at the rear of the C-17's flight deck.
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Don't worry, it'll buff out.

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« Reply #999 on: May 14, 2008, 02:37:38 PM »
And now the oddest abortion to ever take to the skies...
The stupid things fly right by where I sleep at 50 ft., shakes the plywood shack like an earthquake.
Don't worry, it'll buff out.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1000 on: May 14, 2008, 06:35:50 PM »
Thought those thing where grounded since the engines go on fire  ::thinking:: or have they changed over from coal burners?
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« Reply #1001 on: May 14, 2008, 09:56:55 PM »
NOPE--they're not grounded---on first combat deployment now and seem to be doing quite well. |:)\

With the cost overruns I forget how much they are but rest assured the US is the only country that can afford them (OUCH!, it hurts at tax time)

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1002 on: May 15, 2008, 04:46:07 PM »
Greetings from Iraq y'all! 
The first 2 are us bringing a couple whirly-birds with us on C-17s.
Apologies for the quality of the second one, it was shot from a concave window at the rear of the C-17's flight deck.

Is that the green tail tag of McChord AFB?  If so, they are only a few miles from home.  I've probably got some pictures on here of those doing touch and goes at the air base.  Pretty neat.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1003 on: May 17, 2008, 03:39:45 AM »
Phew! Spent the last two days looking through BOXES of material on Steve Wittman at EAA's archives. I'm beat! Lots of cool stuff, some of which isn't useful in writing a book but is amazing to look at anyway. I essentially went through about three boxes (maybe 10% of the material) doing "triage" on what may be useful. Sometimes it was hard to know. Ended up making over 300 copies of documents ranging from the applications to the patent office for the infamous spring steel landing gear to letters from people he taught to fly who then went to fight WWII to correspondnace from companies who he used products from on his racers wanting endorsements from him, etc. And a whole lot more. Looking through that stuff was like the infamous drinking from a firehose quip. I'll need to go back. What a fascinating experience. First photo shows my workspace in the EAA library... boxes of Witt stuff are on the cart. Second shot is a very interesting metal lock box that had inside... well, I can't tell you.  :o  Last but not least is stuff in one of the boxes. The rolled items you see are diplomas, including Steve's high school diploma from 1924. His FAA certificates were also in that box; the bottom holds scrapbooks that hold hundreds of photos (some from the 20s which unfortunately aren't labeled) and a zillion newspaper clippings.

Wanna go back...

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1004 on: May 17, 2008, 01:05:05 PM »
WOW "drinking from a firehose" is right---A guy could get lost in that stuff ::sweat::