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Title: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on January 24, 2007, 05:56:23 AM
Ok, so this is the only forum I really post in, however I troll several others.  In one there is a thread with this name.  People post pictures of all kinds of things, their family, flowers, whatever they find interesting.  So I figure Ill start one here.  Ill kick it off with a few of my own.  Feel free to add as many as you want.

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0009.jpg)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/asashortfinal4.jpg)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 24, 2007, 11:30:42 PM
I love the flower one, and also the massive old tree.  Very nice!!

And, that one of Freddie Fender on the Alaska Airlines tail is pretty good, too.       :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on January 25, 2007, 12:02:35 AM
Very nice pictures  :) I've been lucky to have gotten a few good pictures of some of the nicer looking areas around here as well, I'll see if I can upload them later tonight, it shows some nice sides of Denmark (and I'll focus on the summer ones as contrast to the blizzard we're having now).

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 25, 2007, 01:56:09 AM
This is what a timber fire looks like, usually...  this was in northern Nevada last summer.  We dropped our 8 after another jump plane had delivered his 8.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 25, 2007, 02:02:09 AM
Loading up the "White Minivan" at a gravel strip, Idaho.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on January 25, 2007, 03:11:57 AM
Loading up the "White Minivan" at a gravel strip, Idaho.
Wow, what a view, all it needs are a couple of nice ladies, a lot of avgas and that would be paradise  |:)\

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Acyducy on January 25, 2007, 03:14:44 AM
How big can you build a wooden airplane?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 25, 2007, 03:34:01 AM
WOW, what a Goose!  Don't let TurboMallard see this!!!   :D

That's a great shot.

UNDATC, we dropped both loads down in the drainage below the fire, it was probably about a mile walk to the fire. 

And Frank, there were a couple of ladies there that day -- but I'd sure like to see that unlimited credit card for the fuel.   ;)   ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on January 25, 2007, 05:56:42 AM
Arctic Thunder Airshow, about 3 years ago.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on January 25, 2007, 09:22:42 PM
the shots you posted are magnificent!
I'll try to add something here. that's a picture taken in Porto Venere, Italy, by night, two summers ago!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 26, 2007, 07:51:54 PM
Happy, that is such a pretty shot!  This sounds silly, but I could almost hear the Italian music and smell the water on the warm evening breeze.   :)

Maybe that's a sign of mild cabin fever here?!?      ::wave:: 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on January 26, 2007, 08:41:49 PM
Happy, that is such a pretty shot!  This sounds silly, but I could almost hear the Italian music and smell the water on the warm evening breeze.   :)

Maybe that's a sign of mild cabin fever here?!?      ::wave:: 

Plus, imagine that the place is called Porto Venere, that, translated to English would be "Venus Harbour"....and imagine that you just had had a wonderful evening out with you beloved, and eaten an incredible seafood plate and drunk some good wine, enough to be mildly drunk! And add that, the region was well known in the past by all the romantic poets and Shelley and Byron had walked the same streets...and the evening is still long...yes, it's a pretty shot, but the place was magic! :) :)  ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on January 26, 2007, 08:46:05 PM
I will add something completely different here. the center of a small village in Perthshire Scotland. Another place, another mood!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: fireflyr on January 26, 2007, 11:19:39 PM
GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!--you guys and your pictures ::complaining: I'll try again but NOT JUST NOW ::banghead::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on January 27, 2007, 03:01:59 AM
Hey ya'll! I'm down here in Florida, and am going to the Fantasy of flight. I'll try to post some good pictures!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on January 27, 2007, 04:19:57 AM
Ok, first off is a nice danish winter. The view of the upstairs window one morning, very interesting don't you think?

The second is the mainland harbour we sail out from and that's the old ferry that was in use for decades (as well as sister-ships elsewhere), the new ferry is behind me to the left. My uncle, who died two weeks after we moved to the island just 3 doors down from him, sailed that very ferry for many years, and me and my dad often got to see the view when we visited. The ferryman who sailed with my uncle the captain is still sailing today on the new ferry (there are usually two crew, a captain that sails the ferry and a boatsman who checks the engines, operates the ramp etc. and finally takes the tickets but that's the least of his jobs).

The third and fourth are from south of the mainland harbour city and taken in the summer I think.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 27, 2007, 04:22:44 AM
Very pretty, Frank!  What an interesting place.

I love the frost one.  When we were little, we called the pretty designs like that "frost feathers". 

Thanks for sharing.    :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on January 27, 2007, 04:26:30 AM
And here's one from the Technical Museum in Helsingør (can you see the ø btw? it's an o with a / thrue it kind-of). It's a DC-3/C-47 wearing a fictional livery, I think airliners.net has the real history listed somewhere. The same museum also has a Catalina, a host of ex-RDAF fighterjets and a Caravelle jetairliner to and a few other bits and bobs.

The last one is sadly the closest thing to a cockpit I've been in for almost 4 years now, mind you, even though it's just 165cm on the outside then it's got better elbow-room than the Cardinal if I remember correctly. My dreamplane's cockpit is designed based on the ergonimics of this cabin (although obviously with a different bigger instrumenpanel and better space for throttle and prop-controls). Btw, yes we're still waiting for the county to get the paperwork done so we can pick up the new car.

Actually the biggest part of my life is sitting here in my bedroom/office but I haven't got a good shot of that atm and since it was mainly outdoor pictures there've been posted then I decided to post these pictures. I think these are representative of the nicer things in life here, although they don't describe the constant pressure and stress of the commute.

Edit: Thanks Soccermom, I also did some digging for my camera, and then for some freshly recharged batteries to get that shot.
Edit2: I uploaded the same picture twice instead of the correct second one.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: fireflyr on January 27, 2007, 06:21:04 AM
Thanks Frank,
Those are pretty shots |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on January 27, 2007, 10:51:03 PM
Frank, and you say that where you live isn't a beautiful place?!?
I agree though, about the cold! I just saw just once frost feathers, and it was 25C under!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on January 28, 2007, 12:17:42 AM
My 50 cents for today. this is a pic taken in Egypt. the mate is a....gosh, I ignore the name in English. BTW A funny creature with which it was funny to play with!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 28, 2007, 12:25:36 AM
You know, if the little critter had any ice cream, I doubt he'd share it with you. Why not, you ask? Well, because he's shellfish...  ::) ::silly:: ::loony::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on January 28, 2007, 12:43:00 AM
Happy: I didn't say there weren't nice places to see, but that the people and traffic was horrible and that has worn me down since it's been like this for years. The first picture was taken at a stop next to the very hilly road and with cars, vans and trucks blasting past at 90-110 kph (the danish speedlimit on normal roads outside of city zones is 80 maximum, only so-called motortraffic roads can be allowed to allow 90 but there's a minimum speed limit prohibiting bicycles, tractors, mopeds etc.).
The other was taken a few kilometers away and it was in a rare moment where there was no-one behind us. Normally I get intercepted by every single car on the road. I haven't overtaken as much as a moped for the last many months, however I've been overtaken by FIAT 500s, motorcycles, taxis, vans, off-roaders etc. And they drive closely, and no matter how calmly I slow down to when I get to a cityzone they drive up VERY close and brake VERY late, and several places I normally have to drive have sections of road where 90% of all cars completely disregard city zone speed limits so I do a lot of parking in the buslanes etc. to clear the traffic so I don't get pushed.
I could drive around it using the small sideroads, however they are also used and they drive fast there too, and while all roads in DK are paved (asphalt) then they're not all in the same quality, especially not after frost after weeks of rains soaking the ground under the roads. Here's what happend when I calmly took a detour around Roskilde to avoid the bad traffic and a Ford Transit van came right after the turn and I didn't notice they'd dusted the roads and thereby made a 11cm deep hole in a asphalt crack that was filled before. The picture was taken a weeks time afterwards and the other picture shows the damaged rim that made the wheel shake when you turned. And remember, my health/stamina is very low now after sitting behind a desk in depression for years, and we need to catch the ferry at a specific time, but I can't anticipate the traffic, or when we're finished shopping. Add all those small details up and we get a big problems, everytime we drive.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 28, 2007, 04:02:27 PM
Here's a shot I took in June of 2004 that's one of my favorites. Anyone recognize it?  ::thinking::It looks a little different here than when most people have seen it. I departed off of 27 then turned south and was climbing out when I snapped this.

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: switchtech on January 28, 2007, 05:08:42 PM
That looks like a little place in Wisconsin that I visited in 1997.  But when I was there 700,000 people were there too.

jbs
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 28, 2007, 07:32:31 PM
That was my guess, too -- when we were there (with the gazillion other people), it was 103 F, and HUMID, and everyone was the color of cooked lobsters.   ::sweat::

And, IF it is where we're thinking, the last time I was there was on a cold winter's night, with the wind howling and the snow swirling, and I was kinda missing the 103-degree stuff.  Go figure!     ::)

Nice picture!   8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 28, 2007, 08:07:03 PM
Yep, it's KOSH all right. It's rather strange to see it in the off season, especially winter. Snow drifts and ice abound all the silent and deserted buildings that are so busy for one week a year. The food vendor places, warbird buildings, pavilions, all lifeless. The snow crunches under your feet; the only other sound is the wind... and the echoes of the laughter and happy babbling of people who bring it all to life in late July. You stand on the exact spot where you and your friends told tall tales six months before, only you are completely alone and the sun is cold. Then you realize what an idiot you are standing out among a bunch of deserted buildings freezing your ass off reminiscing when you could be at Fratillos with one of their beer samplers...  ::loony::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 28, 2007, 10:15:25 PM
And mannnnnn, you got kleeeeeeeeeeeeeen windows, Duck........   ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 28, 2007, 11:56:44 PM
A rainbow for you... 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 29, 2007, 12:39:06 AM
Here's another of KOSH. I didn't take this one, but it'll be appearing in B&W in the Monnett book. The original I was given of this shot (which is also in the Xenos section of the Sonex Aircraft web site) is about 2 MB in size and has great resolution. I liked it so much that I had a poster made of it... then got put in a newly-painted office at work where I can't hang anything on walls!  ::sulk::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on January 29, 2007, 01:19:22 AM
Wow, great pictures all! A bummer about the office, but can't you put the poster up when the paint dries, or was it a permanent ban since the paint was classified as renovation?

I actually saw a double rainbow a few years ago, actually when looking over the fields next to the cemetary where my dad was buried, it was quite a sight, that was also partly the reason I wanted him burried there, it was a nice view with the fields right on the other side of the place, but sadly then we moved 100 miles away, and my dad's wish was to be near my mom.

About the frost feathers then the really weird thing was (if I haven't said it already) that it was actually a few plus degrees, but it was moist yes, and I actually think the car has some on it's windows later that morning/noon too.

ATC: What cool place there, fish, giant legoblocks, fun rides, and sports  |:)\

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 29, 2007, 06:59:01 AM
This is a view down the spine of the Sierra Mountains, that run along California's eastern border.  We were flying out of western Nevada last August, and told to fly a patrol, looking for fires.  Sorry for the bugs on the windshield, but that's summer for you!     :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on January 29, 2007, 04:31:47 PM
Love that Minneapolis skyline.  UNDATC, I may have seen one of your group on TV over the weekend.  My opinion is that's a great hockey arena, full of tradition, cold temps, AND NO BOX SEATS!!!!!!!!!!!  The ice sheet's too big, though.   ;)  How long did you spend at "The Mall"? (Minnesotans know the difference between the mall and The Mall   :D )

Frank, in the US, the it's the tailgater's fault if there's an accident.  Don't let them push you around.   ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on January 29, 2007, 05:12:53 PM
sweet.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 31, 2007, 06:58:23 AM
A DC-3 with the turbine conversion..........
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 02, 2007, 06:53:41 PM
Got this picture from a friend and coworker who took her back to Oshkosh..  they won some kind of award but I can't find his e-mail right now, sorry...  anyway, he helps people restore pretty old birds and he always has these lovely photos.  I especially love this one, it was taken at night.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

Lockheed Model 10.........
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on February 02, 2007, 07:10:29 PM
Captain Kirk?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 02, 2007, 08:14:31 PM
yes his name is Kirk and everyone calls him that......   ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on February 02, 2007, 09:47:19 PM
Resurection Bay, just outside of Seward Alaska on an Early August morning.  Taken from a friend's boat, the Quasar.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on February 02, 2007, 09:53:41 PM
Wildflowers near our camp site in Seward.  Taken in late May.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on February 03, 2007, 02:07:01 AM
...since there seems to be a boat theme going on:
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 03, 2007, 02:25:01 AM
Mike!!  Where're the duckies?!?!?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 03, 2007, 02:36:53 AM
BOAT theme ehhhhhhhhhh?!?

Here's what comes up to your boat in Australia in the wet season -- this was the Adelaide river.   :o

Those crocs are BIG.  BIG BIG BIG, especially their TEETH.    ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 03, 2007, 02:48:29 AM
Off the boat theme for a minute...  this is a training jump, actually it was done for the pilot's checkride, and this is a jumper about to get the "slap" to exit.

(As opposed to the pilots who just get slaps for being dopes........   ::drinking:: )
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on February 03, 2007, 05:51:16 AM
Charlie is a lot different from when I was there.  What's that new building for...hangar space?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on February 03, 2007, 08:28:45 AM
Wow, we're collecting a nice number of shots here!
Looks like we're going to compete with flickr!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Panzerrat on February 04, 2007, 09:07:14 AM
(http://aerofiles.com/rutan-b17.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: snader on February 04, 2007, 05:04:08 PM
(http://www.princemaurice.com/images/Restaurants&Bars/Restaurants/1024x768/LPM-067.jpg)

Wish I was here ;-)
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Post by: Turbomallard on February 04, 2007, 11:56:29 PM
Whew! Intense but fun weekend in Oshkosh. Your mallard got to help out the guest speaker at the EAA banquet when he ran into computer problems... never thought I'd ever be of any use whatsoever to somebody who was on the design team of the F-117 and now the QSST.  ::bow:: Life is strange. Here are the obligatory photos. Not pictured... the -14F temperature last night and this morning! Am now back in balmy central Illinois where it's a toasty +9!  ::sick::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on February 05, 2007, 04:43:29 AM
Ah, what were you in the OSH for?  Ill be heading your way this weekend.  My fraternity has a divisional conference in Columbus, OH this weekend, so Thursday we all head out there.  Should be an interesting trip...

I'm lucky enough to have a book coming on on the life of aircraft designer John Monnett (of Sonex and Monnett Experimental Aircraft) and needed to rescan some of his old photos, plus they were having a builder workshop at Sonex this weekend and I offer to help out with that. Finally, they had a local EAA event featuring Lockheed Skunkworks engineer Pete Buck (who got his start working for Monnett 30 years ago), and a friend who lives there offerred to put me up overnight, so how could I refuse! I live over 350 miles away from there... which was nice since it was a balmy +9 here and -14 up there this morning!

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on February 05, 2007, 06:11:25 PM
-32 here this morning.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on February 05, 2007, 06:25:06 PM
Going through some of my shots....

44V one of the 4 King Air C-90's at work, taken on a wet November day
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/IM001861.jpg)

If anyone want's it... this beauty is for sale....
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/basin2.jpg)

What I used to drive for a living.....
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/BTEMS_A3.jpg)

What I drive now... No Not the Challenger... The Kubota in the forground ::rofl::
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/IM001737.jpg)

Nothing like being close to the action....
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/basin10.jpg)

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on February 05, 2007, 09:29:48 PM
Going through some of my shots....
Brian


Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.... is that a Turbomallard I see there...?  ::bow::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on February 06, 2007, 12:22:00 AM
Its a Super Widgedon.... Owned by the same family since new, no salt water (just Lake Champlain) If i suddenly won the powerball, I'd seriously consider adding it to the list of things I'd buy.

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Acyducy on February 06, 2007, 02:28:46 AM
Driving around in the fog today....there was a guy working up top....doing what I couldn't tell you 'cause nothing was flying. Tacoma Narrows Airport ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on February 06, 2007, 09:54:52 PM
Great pic ace, maybe my future home  8)  Doubt it thou, thats a private tower.

A private tower???????????????????
What does it mean? that the strip is private or....the tower??????????!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 07, 2007, 08:01:32 PM
Here's a couple of pictures I've taken of some of the models I built. The first is 1/32 scale Hawker Hurricane (although I have yet to find some markings for it), surrounded by time appropriate items. The second is a 1/32 Canadair Sabre, painted to represent the Golden Hawks aerobatic team. This particular aircraft is now on public display here in Sarnia, but in much worse for wear condition. I'd love to see pictures of other models if you got em!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on February 08, 2007, 04:09:37 AM
Some of my Stick and tissue models:

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/PietSM.jpg)
Peanut scale Peitenpol from Peck Polymers kit.

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/Champsm.jpg)
Walnut Scale Champ from Herr Kit

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/babyaceSM.jpg)
Walnut Scale Baby Ace from Peck kit.

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/CabinairSM.jpg)
Cabinair from Sig Kit

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/Scout1.jpg)
My current Project: Scout from Herr Kit, covered in Airspan and ready for dope.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 08, 2007, 04:21:44 AM
Some of my Stick and tissue models:



Those are nice models! Although I have to admit your work-desk is alot neater than mine!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on February 08, 2007, 05:08:34 AM
It's only neat because I just finally set it up again after moving last September.  Normally you can't see the desk.   ::drinking::

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on February 08, 2007, 08:18:22 AM
Some of my Stick and tissue models:



Those are nice models! Although I have to admit your work-desk is alot neater than mine!

And FlyboyGil, awsome looking models yourself.  I've never been able to get a paint job on a plastic model to turn out decent.  I've got a stack of them people have given me over the years that I'm afraid to assemble.   ::sweat::

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on February 08, 2007, 05:33:41 PM
Woah man !!!  :o ::unbelieveable::

This looks like serious WORK !!!

Do you even fly them when you're done? They look like they break easy.....  ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 08, 2007, 06:16:34 PM
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And FlyboyGil, awsome looking models yourself.  I've never been able to get a paint job on a plastic model to turn out decent.  I've got a stack of them people have given me over the years that I'm afraid to assemble.   ::sweat::

Phil

Thanks. I got an airbrush for my birthday last year, and its's helped me to finally do good paint jobs (Although the Sabre required several tries to get it right). Now I've got a backlog of models that need to be done, including about 100 that I picked up from a flea market. Some kid just built them without painting them, and there's glue everywhere. At about $30 a piece brand new, some kid was spoiled!!   ::thinking:: Not to mention a few that I have built when I was young, and have to be restored. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on February 08, 2007, 07:10:48 PM
Woah man !!!  :o ::unbelieveable::

This looks like serious WORK !!!

Do you even fly them when you're done? They look like they break easy.....  ::whistle::

Most of them fly when finished Mike.  The Champ and Baby Ace have not, but that's because I was still using domestic tissue instead of Japanese and they warped badly.  Look closely at the horizontal on the Baby Ace.  I've done some preliminary test flights with the Piet, and they look promising, the Cabinair flys nice, but is a bit heavy so doesn't fly very long.  I'm experimenting with different prop/rubber compinations on it.

Not shown is my Sig Cub, a very basic stick fuselage model that's nearly indestructible, but will regularly break 1min flights.  Also not shown in my Peck One Nite P-30 competition model.  it's got a 28" wing span and easily does 1min 40 sec flights.  I'm scared to fly that one much because I've nearly lost it a couple times.   ::sweat::

And they're more rugged than you would think.  They're light enough, and slow enough that they can't damage themselves too badly.  In fact the worst damage I've experienced was on my Condor, which has a sheet balsa fuselage.  The rubber motor broke while winding and shredded the fuselage as it snapped back and unwound wildly inside.   ::loony::

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on February 08, 2007, 07:27:23 PM

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And FlyboyGil, awsome looking models yourself.  I've never been able to get a paint job on a plastic model to turn out decent.  I've got a stack of them people have given me over the years that I'm afraid to assemble.   ::sweat::

Phil
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Thanks. I got an airbrush for my birthday last year, and its's helped me to finally do good paint jobs (Although the Sabre required several tries to get it right). Now I've got a backlog of models that need to be done, including about 100 that I picked up from a flea market. Some kid just built them without painting them, and there's glue everywhere. At about $30 a piece brand new, some kid was spoiled!!   ::thinking:: Not to mention a few that I have built when I was young, and have to be restored. :D :D :D

I've got a cheap airbrush that I use on the flying models, but I've always used it to just fill in masked areas.  And I've never tried using it on plastic.  What type paint do you use?  Some friends of mine suggested Vallero acrylic paints, but they're awfully expensive.

Nice score on the models.  that'll keep you busy for a while.   ;D  I've got at least 3 kits sitting around that I can think of.  A cessna 150, A Smithsonian Series Wildcat and a 1970 Hemi Cuda  ;D  There may be more hidding somewhere too.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 08, 2007, 08:18:23 PM
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I've got a cheap airbrush that I use on the flying models, but I've always used it to just fill in masked areas.  And I've never tried using it on plastic.  What type paint do you use?  Some friends of mine suggested Vallero acrylic paints, but they're awfully expensive.

Nice score on the models.  that'll keep you busy for a while.   ;D  I've got at least 3 kits sitting around that I can think of.  A cessna 150, A Smithsonian Series Wildcat and a 1970 Hemi Cuda  ;D  There may be more hidding somewhere too.

Phil

I use both acriylic and enamel. I've never found acrylic much more exspensive, and I prefer it over enamel as it's easier to clean than enamel.

Here's a few of my projects right now:


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 08, 2007, 10:49:36 PM
Cool stuff!!!!!!!

I'll have to take a shot of my old DC-3 model when I get back home -- IF I can manage to clean off all the cobwebs!!!!!!!!   ;D  (Airplanes are SO much more appealing than housework!!!)    ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 08, 2007, 11:28:40 PM
Here's another one. It's a 1/32 scale Hawker Typhoon. This Typhoon was one of the models that I had picked up at the flea-market. It called for a total tear down and rebuild. I had to paint the decals on it, as I had none.
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 09, 2007, 01:41:54 AM
Here's an interesting display for the Willacoochee Lodge in Willlacoochee, Florida.
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Post by: Mike on February 09, 2007, 03:35:14 AM
Here is my scale model pride!
(please note the firextinguisher has 4 different colors and even the playing cards on the soldiers helmet has detail)

It's a model of Hugh Mills OH-6 he flew in Vietnam. If you guys ever get to check out the book "Low Level Hell", it is soooo worth the read !!!
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 09, 2007, 03:36:20 AM
Here is my scale model pride!
(please note the firextinguisher has 4 different colors and even the playing cards on the soldiers helmet has detail)

It's a model of Hugh Mills OH-6 he flew in Vietnam. If you guys ever get to check out the book "Low Level Hell", it is soooo worth the read !!!

That's a nice model. Do you have anymore?
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Post by: Mike on February 09, 2007, 03:43:09 AM
Hey THANKS !!!  ::bow::

you mean more pictures, or more models???

Most of my models are back in Austria at my dad's house. With this one I felt the need to "import" it and have it with me at all times.
I have a lot of F4 Corsair models with lots of detail there. (hmmmm....Chuck likes Corsairs.....coincidence??)
Was kind of a model freak back in the days....

I will look and see if I can find more.
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Post by: tundra_flier on February 09, 2007, 05:06:29 AM
Dang!  all the plastic models I've ever done looked like doo doo compared to you two.   ::bow::
But now I wan't to try it again.  Can you recommend any books for painting techniques?

I owe most of what I've accomplished with stick and tissue to Don Ross's "Rubber Powered Model Airplanes"   ;)

Phil
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Post by: Frank N. O. on February 09, 2007, 08:21:38 AM
Great models, and great set-ups for them too  |:)\
My only idea of a model airplane collection would be to have scale models on a shelf that had a cover looking like a runway, and have the models be the same scale, but that's hard.
A shame for me that die-cast model airplanes are quite rare and the wooden-ones are extremely expensive (compared to die-case 1:18 modelcars like from Bburago and Maisto). I'm also sad I didn't keep my G.I.Joe Tomcat model with swing-wings and folding-gear (it wasn't a total scale-model and wasn't called Tomcat but it was very close apart from the gear folding straight down when you swang the wings forward) it was the model where there was a pilot with a real plastic-parachute so you could throw it in the air and the parachute would fold out and he'd crash into the ground slightly slower than usually :D

I think one of the RDAF-bases has a Drakken fighter on display as a gate-guard, and I once saw someone with a ex-RDAF Super Sabre diagonally in his tiny front-yeard next to the highway going west towards Billund (Legoland and Billund Airport, EKBI).

Frank
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Post by: Stef on February 09, 2007, 09:50:29 AM
Here's an interesting display for the Willacoochee Lodge in Willlacoochee, Florida.

Wow! Just imagine how much glue you need for a model that size!!!!  ;) ;D ;D

I never achieved the level of detail Mike did with his models. My best piece of work is an A-10 Thunderbolt, but I screwed it up at the very last moment. It needs some lead in the nose so that it doesn't fall on it's tail all the time. I wonder if the real A-10s do that when they remove the gun! Anyway, the lead I put inside kept sliding, so I decided to pump a lot of glue into the hull... and it all trickeld into the cockpit, turning the canopy a solid white blob.  :'( I don't know what I was thinking! I really put a lot of effort into that litle cockpit.... All my models are back at our dad's house too, so I don't have any picture...
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 09, 2007, 10:10:07 PM
Dang!  all the plastic models I've ever done looked like doo doo compared to you two.   ::bow::
But now I wan't to try it again.  Can you recommend any books for painting techniques?

I owe most of what I've accomplished with stick and tissue to Don Ross's "Rubber Powered Model Airplanes"   ;)

Phil

I don't know of any books. There's alot on the internet to give you some help. But I go through the basic techniques. First remove all lines in the plastic that come from the moulding of the parts (usually lines that run straight down the longest sides. They shouldn't be there) Glue as tight as possible, use model filler to fill in any gaps in the joints, sand smooth.

If hand painting, thin the paint a bit, and try not to keep painting over the same area, as the paint thickens up it starts to streak. Hand painting can be done very well. I could never really do it too well, but my older brother could. If airbrushing just light passess. It works very well.

Apply the decals over clean paint, and apply a clear coat over them (gloss if shiny paint, flat if non shiny). These protect the decals, and adhere them to the model.

One trick I learned over the interent for making dash boards I used to give the model the chipping paint look. Put your brush in silver paint, wipe the paint off just leaving a small bit over it. And wipe the brush over areas where the paint on an airplane would wear out first. Just lightly. This leaves you with an intersting weathered look.

I hope this helps. If you get frustrated remember I have over 100 models that need to be rebuilt, so theres a good supply available :D :D
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Post by: tundra_flier on February 09, 2007, 11:51:42 PM
Thanks.  I did a little surfing last night and found a couple sites with some good tips and technique descriptions.  I'll probably only use an air brush for larger areas, as mine doesn't do fine work very well.  It's a Badger 350.  But at least I have a compressor now instead of just the canned air.  I got the compressor for running air tools to build full scale models, so it should be MORE than adequate for my airbrush.   ::rambo::

I'm planning to use the airbrush to put trim on the Herr Scout.  Thinking of a Comet down the sides, and cheverons on the tail, plus large old time registration numbers on the wings.  I'm going to try some shadowing effect with the airbrush.  Thinking a yellow base with red borders and white highlights.  Similar to the classic flame jobs, just not the flame pattern.

Phil
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Post by: Mike on February 10, 2007, 12:02:49 AM
What I actually used to do is paint most of the pieces while they are still in the mold (after removing any unwanted lines just like Flyboy said) and then after assembling them I just touched up that little dot left over from the mold. I removed the pieces with a sharp utility knife.
Do be exact, I took all but two or so connections to the mold off (preferrably two on the bottom of the fuselage) on the big pieces.

That way I could hold the pieces by the mold and it gave me more of a chance to avoid streaks and fingerprints. Also, with matt finish, it's easier and luckily most army helicopters and military planes I built I didn't have to go gloss...

I don't usually paint over the decals when the paint underneath isn't gloss either.

For the playing cards on the guys helmet I used a toothpick to make the dots on the card since there are no brushes that small.

One trick I learned over the interent for making dash boards I used to give the model the chipping paint look. Put your brush in silver paint, wipe the paint off just leaving a small bit over it. And wipe the brush over areas where the paint on an airplane would wear out first. Just lightly. This leaves you with an intersting weathered look.
That's a very good trick which I also use on steps, or the helicopters skids, or around the filler post to show scratches.

I also used to dilute black paint until there is almost nothing left and applied this thin runny mix to get the appearance of oil stains.

For exhaust streaks (i.e. on the belly of a Cessna I once made, or at the wingroot of the Corsairs which you always see on the real planes) I used airbrush with black paint (or green/brown for the corsair)

The list is long! I had a lot of fun doing this back in the days but looking back at it, it might have been the glue I used because it does seem very tideous !! ;) ;D
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Post by: Mike on February 10, 2007, 12:10:38 AM
Thanks.  I did a little surfing last night and found a couple sites with some good tips and technique descriptions.  I'll probably only use an air brush for larger areas, as mine doesn't do fine work very well.  It's a Badger 350.  But at least I have a compressor now instead of just the canned air.  I got the compressor for running air tools to build full scale models, so it should be MORE than adequate for my airbrush.   ::rambo::

I'm planning to use the airbrush to put trim on the Herr Scout.  Thinking of a Comet down the sides, and cheverons on the tail, plus large old time registration numbers on the wings.  I'm going to try some shadowing effect with the airbrush.  Thinking a yellow base with red borders and white highlights.  Similar to the classic flame jobs, just not the flame pattern.

Phil

You can make your airbrush work on smaller stuff if you put a little "buffer" in the line between the compressor and the gun. Some little container to equalize the uneven pressure coming from the piston strokes from the compressor...
(I hope I am explaining this right)
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Post by: tundra_flier on February 10, 2007, 01:35:00 AM
Thanks.  I did a little surfing last night and found a couple sites with some good tips and technique descriptions.  I'll probably only use an air brush for larger areas, as mine doesn't do fine work very well.  It's a Badger 350.  But at least I have a compressor now instead of just the canned air.  I got the compressor for running air tools to build full scale models, so it should be MORE than adequate for my airbrush.   ::rambo::

I'm planning to use the airbrush to put trim on the Herr Scout.  Thinking of a Comet down the sides, and chevrons on the tail, plus large old time registration numbers on the wings.  I'm going to try some shadowing effect with the airbrush.  Thinking a yellow base with red borders and white highlights.  Similar to the classic flame jobs, just not the flame pattern.

Phil

You can make your airbrush work on smaller stuff if you put a little "buffer" in the line between the compressor and the gun. Some little container to equalize the uneven pressure coming from the piston strokes from the compressor...
(I hope I am explaining this right)

You mean like the 25 gal tank between the compressor and regulator?  ::thinking::
I'm guessing I can charge the tank up to 150psi, set the regulator down under 30 and airbrush for a couple hours before the compressor has to start again.  ;D   The reason I can't do fine work is that my brush is an external mixing, suction fed type with a fairly large jet.  If I try to dial it down very fine it gets really inconsistent.  But I'm sure going to try this weekend.  ::drinking::

Phil
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Post by: tundra_flier on February 10, 2007, 01:39:10 AM
I had heard about the dry brushing technique for weathering.  I used to have a roommate that was into 40k.  He uses that for highlighting things a lot.

Phil
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Post by: Mike on February 10, 2007, 03:00:05 AM

You mean like the 25 gal tank between the compressor and regulator?  ::thinking::

Phil

yup, thats what i meant. you got it!
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 10, 2007, 09:21:04 PM
Here's another one I just finished restoring. A 1/48 scale Avro Lancaster
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 11, 2007, 06:17:19 PM
Here's me on an introduction to float flying
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 11, 2007, 07:27:45 PM
Nice!!!!!!!!

Where was that taken?  Did you get the rating?  That's a beautiful picture...  thanks for sharing!    ;D
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 11, 2007, 08:00:02 PM
Boy, that photo is just making me antsy to go fly.  See what you did?!!?!!?!!? 

I haven't had a camera for very long at all, so I don't have many photos to share yet.  But, here is one of the ocean and the sunlight, taken last winter off the north coast of Australia.  And yeah, it was from the beloved White Minivan...  HA!!   ;D
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 11, 2007, 08:04:08 PM
Hey FlyboyGil, love your model and also the memorabilia...  that is some nice stuff!

I keep looking at the photo over and over, and see new things each time.  I have no idea why, but WWII and its aircraft and pilots are just fascinating to me.

Thanks, M.**
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 11, 2007, 08:15:13 PM
Nice!!!!!!!!

Where was that taken?  Did you get the rating?  That's a beautiful picture...  thanks for sharing!    ;D

I'm glad you like it  :) :)

It was taken in Parry Sound Ontario, on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (mid october) so everthing's in fall colours. http://www.georgianbayairways.com/ Float flying is exciting but seeing northern Ontario from the air in the fall, well it was awsome!! I haven't gotten the rating, that's the only float flight I've been on. Everytime I think of it makes me think I should get my commerical rating and float fly for a living. I love the outdoors, and I love flying. I miss it.

A beautiful picture yourself! I little higher up than a Cessna 180 though! :)

Thanks for the comment on my Lancaster model. I'll be posting more pictures of models as I finish them. I love WW2 aircraft too. I love the more vintage aircraft. I spent $200 to get an introduction  ride on an AT-6. Well worth it. There is a lot in that Lancaster picture, most of it off of ebay (It's addicitive!). That panel you see standing up cost me over $200. I was the only bidder though, as the seller didn't know what it was off of (thank God!) It's the FLight engineers panel. The panel with all the switches at the the bottom left is bomb-selector. I also have a bomb release button, there are wing lights, a drift recorder, gun sight, astro compass.  Plus an operator's manual for the MK1 and MK 3 Lancaster. (In case you haven't noticed the Lancaster is my all time favourite plane  :D :D)

I also have (not in the pic) an actual bomb rack from a Lancaster that crashed in Canada. It was tragic as all the crew were killed. What is also tragic is that the wreckage was located in 1992 and there was great deal there, it was hauled off and scrapped!!!!!!!! (Insert many swear words here!!!!! ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining:) Bits and peices lay about the sight so an ebayer goest there and grabs peices and sells them on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/WW2-RCAF-LANCASTER-FM102-AILERON-HINGE-ARM-RELIQUE_W0QQitemZ330085194913QQihZ014QQcategoryZ4074QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
The Bomb rack I have has been twisted, rusted and has some melted metal over it, but it's still in fairly good shape. The AVRO Name tag is sitting on the Hat. It's the little rectangular peice. That is an amazing peice in itself.

Cheers
Adam
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 11, 2007, 09:02:40 PM
Wow, thanks for the info.  You have some really neat stuff! 

When I see things like this, I always wish the same thing -- that they could TALK.  Imagine the stories they could tell!!!

Do you have the series of coffee table books, "Ghosts"?  They are filled with stunning photos.  Each year the wall calendar goes over my computer so I can gaze at it....  (www.ghosts.com)

I hope you can get your ASES rating -- that picture makes me want to go fly so badly!!!   ;D

 
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 11, 2007, 10:14:43 PM
Here's a picture of me in the AT-6. It was having trouble starting, and here we come after the flight. In the picture you can see some of the planes I trained on.

I don't have the ghosts book, but I have seen it. I have some old Ghost Calendars. I want to be an aviation photographer so bad. I've decided that when I get some sheckles built up, I'm going to do so. Particularily with aviaton archeology.
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 11, 2007, 10:30:49 PM
Here Soccermom, I'm gonna whet your appetite some more (and mine as well). Here's picture of my favourite non-military aircraft the DeHavilland-Canada Beaver. It just looks like the only plane that was made for floats. 2 other shots of me coming in for landing while showing the beauty of a Northern Ontario Fall day.
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 11, 2007, 10:34:19 PM
Here's a couple of pictures I took of my 1/24 scale model DHC Beaver. I did some photoshop to them by adding  them to some backgrounds.
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 11, 2007, 11:05:02 PM
Here's the Sabre which I made my model after. As you can see she's a little worse for wear. Hopefully she will get resurectted before it's too late.
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 12, 2007, 01:27:12 AM
WOW, wonderful photos!  You've poured gasoline on the fire!!   ;D

It's even more of an overload, to see those pretty fall colors as well as the sweet airplane.  You're making me think about a trip to Ontario come October!!   ;D

Pretty cool how you got your model to look "the part".  I hope it works out were you can do the rating sometime;  being on floats is sure its own delight.   :D
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 12, 2007, 02:55:02 AM
WOW, wonderful photos!  You've poured gasoline on the fire!!   ;D

It's even more of an overload, to see those pretty fall colors as well as the sweet airplane.  You're making me think about a trip to Ontario come October!!   ;D

Pretty cool how you got your model to look "the part".  I hope it works out were you can do the rating sometime;  being on floats is sure its own delight.   :D

I'm glad you like it :D :D :D. Come up to Ontario, you won't dissapointed
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 12, 2007, 07:54:16 AM
You live there?  I see your profile thingie says Canada...  so, is it Ontario?   :D

That's already one of my favorite places...  I have driven across the southern parts many, many times enroute from the western U.S. to northern New England.  I must say, it's always more pleasant entering CA than the US, but I am prejudiced, I grew up (okay, well, not hardly) on the Quebec border....  Canadians are always nice!!!!  At least in this ole Mom's life......

Got to work out of the fire center in western Ontario some years ago, too...  that was neat...  though we needed the local FISHING map to navigate with, there was SO MUCH HUGE country just full of lakes, and no navaids worth a hoot....  I think there was ONE NDB and it was busted when we were there...     ;D    ;D    ;D    ;D           It was great fun!!!!!!!!!! 

(And, I could sure live ANYWHERE that has "The Beer Store" as a local feature...........  :D )
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 12, 2007, 07:32:16 PM
Beer stores are nice aren't they :D :D

Yup I live in Ontario, well Southwestern Ontario. Rocky shores are about 4 - 6 hours north by car. I'm glad you like Canadians. We are nice people. Was your fire centre near Thunder Bay or Dryden?

There are alot of lakes that's for sure. One of the things about Canada is the abundance of lakes!

Come to Canada, we've got a lot of nature!!
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 13, 2007, 02:51:02 AM
We worked out of Dryden.  It was a fun time, and a pretty place, I seem to recall most places to eat were closed when we got off work (this was a while ago), but that was an even better excuse to drink beer.  (Like we needed THAT.)

Yes, Canadians are GREAT, I have always known that....    ;)

Maybe this fall I can make a trip, I would love to get into anything on floats and just have some fun.....  Thanks for the info!   :)
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Post by: tundra_flier on February 15, 2007, 10:29:02 PM
My favorite plane (lower left) at my favorite airport.

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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 15, 2007, 11:44:26 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!
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Post by: Frank N. O. on February 16, 2007, 05:17:34 PM
Very beautiful pictures  |:)\

Frank
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 16, 2007, 05:50:00 PM
My favorite plane (lower left) at my favorite airport.



I live In Canada, and have yet to see the northern lights :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 16, 2007, 09:45:57 PM
They'll show up for you!!   ;D

I have seen them across all the northern tier of states as well as Canada and Alaska...  one of my absolute, most-favorite things in the world, along with meteor showers and any wild storm clouds! 

(Okay, I admit it, I'm a total weather nerd and wanted to be a weatherman when I was little.....)

 ;D     ;D      ;D     ;D

But, I haven't seen the southern lights yet....  one of these years, I hope to!!!!!!!!   ;)
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 16, 2007, 10:09:10 PM
This is a file photo I saw online, but it is one of my favorites of the aurora.

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Post by: tundra_flier on February 16, 2007, 10:19:16 PM
Quote
one of my absolute, most-favorite things in the world, .....wild storm clouds! 

As long as you're safely on the ground I assume?   ::sweat::

Phil
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 16, 2007, 10:49:57 PM
Uhhh, yeah....  good point!  As much as I love wild storms, I sure like knowing the airplane is tied down and safe!!!   ;D

(I have enough grey hair.....)   ;)

 8)
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 20, 2007, 08:59:13 PM
Greetings, I'm posting a few pictures of my recently completed Model, a 1/32 scale Grumman Wildcat.


Enjoy!
Adam :)



The model has seemed to turn out alright though in the end.



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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 22, 2007, 05:31:53 AM
How does one put quotes right by their pictures. I can't seem to do it. I have to put all the descripitions on the top.
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 23, 2007, 07:36:11 AM
I am not sure what you mean by writing near the photos...  sorry.   :-[

Here's one of a P-3 airtanker popping over the ridge, on final, to make his downhill drop.  (2004).

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Post by: tundra_flier on February 23, 2007, 04:54:00 PM
How does one put quotes right by their pictures. I can't seem to do it. I have to put all the descripitions on the top.

You need photoshop or a similar program to edit the photo before posting it.  Nice job on the model.  I envy your weathering skill.   ::bow::

Phil
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Post by: Mike on February 23, 2007, 07:57:57 PM
I'd like to second that ! Nice job !!


like the picture as well, mom!! P-3's are cool!!
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 23, 2007, 08:50:06 PM
How does one put quotes right by their pictures. I can't seem to do it. I have to put all the descripitions on the top.

You need photoshop or a similar program to edit the photo before posting it.  Nice job on the model.  I envy your weathering skill.   ::bow::

Phil

Thanks Guys ::bow::

I have more on the way. My flight instructor wants to see an F-15 next, so once I'm done the 2 I'm working on, it'll be the next one. But if anyone wants something built and photograhped, lemme know.

Soccer Mom, that is such a cool picture. If I ever get commercial, I'd love to do fire bombing.
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 23, 2007, 10:05:42 PM
Well, since the P-3 is a pretty bird we all like to admire, here's one of my favorites....  This is Tanker 22 on a drop.


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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 23, 2007, 11:04:47 PM
Well, since the P-3 is a pretty bird we all like to admire, here's one of my favorites....  This is Tanker 22 on a drop.




SMOKIN!!! :D :D :D
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 23, 2007, 11:56:15 PM
Here is a sister P-3.  Tanker 26 crashed in 2005 on a training mission, killing the 3 pilots aboard. 

May they rest in Peace.

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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 24, 2007, 12:11:41 AM
A Canadian Working Machine...  again...  Hey --  a YELLOW minivan!!

 8)      8)       8)
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 24, 2007, 12:27:58 AM
Hey Soccermom, ever consider trying aviation photography for a living? You're really good at it ::angel::
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 24, 2007, 12:34:56 AM
Oh I can only take credit for a couple of those -- the good one of the yellow Otter is from an online file I found..  but wanted to share it anyway!!

 8)               8)               8)
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 24, 2007, 03:08:15 AM
Okay, no airplane this time.  This is one of many beautiful waterfalls in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.  This was taken about a year ago, during the wet season.  The springs coming out of the ground were WARM -- it was such a shock to wade through streams and NOT have the water be cold!  The huge pool at the base of this falls was cordoned off limits to hikers, because of the crocodile threat.  What a gorgeous place....

 

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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 24, 2007, 04:56:34 AM
Okay, no airplane this time.  This is one of many beautiful waterfalls in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.  This was taken about a year ago, during the wet season.  The springs coming out of the ground were WARM -- it was such a shock to wade through streams and NOT have the water be cold!  The huge pool at the base of this falls was cordoned off limits to hikers, because of the crocodile threat.  What a gorgeous place....

 



Gorgeous has teeth though. Kinda like a woman :D :D :D :D
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 24, 2007, 05:02:16 AM
HO!!!!!!!!  I never saw THAT one coming!!  Ha!!   :D

I guess I could be your straight man.  Er, girl, oh well, whatever!!    ;)

 ;D
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 24, 2007, 05:15:48 AM
This is one of our mechanics who was also in Australia.  This is a termite mound, also in Litchfield N.P. -- they were everywhere!! 

We had a scheduled day off, so went exploring a little bit...  it was hot and humid, and pouring rain alternated with hot sun all day long.  All the low spots in the road had warning signs posted at the side of the pavement:  "Danger - Crocodiles". 

 8)
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Post by: happylanding on February 24, 2007, 11:24:34 AM
Wow wow wow! those latest pictures are really something! keep them coming soccermom!  |:)\
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 25, 2007, 06:24:34 AM
Okay Happy, here's one of the Australia coastline at Darwin.....  the wind can sure blow there.......  warm and tropical....    :)

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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 25, 2007, 03:16:22 PM
Okay Happy, here's one of the Australia coastline at Darwin.....  the wind can sure blow there.......  warm and tropical....    :)



That purty!! :D
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 25, 2007, 08:53:14 PM
OK, here's one not-so-pretty...  ha!  On the way to the fire...  actually, a bunch of fires that day....  all trying to burn together.
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Post by: FlyboyGil on February 25, 2007, 09:42:35 PM
all trying to burn together.[/color]

"The more they get together, the happier they'll be" Cause your friends are my friends.... :P :P :P :P :P :P ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony::
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Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 25, 2007, 09:45:52 PM
Ha ha, well they must be good friends in the desert -- they LIKE to burn together!   ;D

If you have 5 reports of 3,000+ acre fires, you just know by the time you get there, it'll just be ONE big ole mess!!   :D     :D     :D     :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on February 25, 2007, 11:26:52 PM
Between wx and maintenance issues, I haven't flown my Arrow in over a month now! Wx was crp again, so I spent it in the workshop with parts of the other airplane. Am happy to report that after a mere three years the tail is complete as of today!

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 25, 2007, 11:44:20 PM
YEA, YEA!!!  WHEEE-EEEE!!  YIPPEE SKIPPEEEE!!!!!!            ;D              ::drinking::

Way to go, Duck....  that is great!  And, you know the weather will be nice one of these days, and your trusty Arrow will await you....

Stay warm there!!

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on February 27, 2007, 08:36:36 PM
Later that afternoon it was time to start thinking about the wings... the first step of which was to study the plans. So, I cranked up the fireplace, put some tunes on, made some tea, and spent some quality time with the plans spread out on the living room floor muttering things like "Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...," "That's going to suck," and "What the **** was I thinking when I bought this?"  ::eek::  ::loony::  ::unbelieveable::  ::banghead::  ::sick::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 27, 2007, 10:05:39 PM
Ohhh, Turbo!!  You are funny!!

Hey -- nice pad for a DUCK.... ?!?!!?

 8)      8)      8)      8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on February 27, 2007, 10:17:36 PM
Well, TM, after you were able to threaten a duck, some weeks ago, you surely will not have any problem with these lego's instruction........... ;D
And, Soccermom, keep the pics coming! I will try to post some, but I've to install Photoshop again, given that now I can just post oversized ones!

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on February 28, 2007, 01:21:02 AM
woah, TM this a real plane your building or just a large RC model? 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on February 28, 2007, 03:52:35 AM
woah, TM this a real plane your building or just a large RC model? 

With a Sonex that's actually a fair question.   ::thinking::   ;D

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on February 28, 2007, 05:14:58 AM
woah, TM this a real plane your building or just a large RC model? 

With a Sonex that's actually a fair question.   ::thinking::   ;D

Phil
::rofl:: that's a good one! But if that's a model-plane then what do you call a Cri Cri? :D

Soccermom: Nice pictures, except the fire one of course but at least there are you professionals to help people  |:)\
It just occured to me that I might've forgotten to reply to your helpful and supportive comment in the other thread about my future. Thank you for your kind words, they help even though I know I have some worth then it's still nice to hear other people think so to, especially nice people like you. I'm sort-of back to status-quo, relaxing and unwinding while waiting for news in my life and my mom's new car which is part-sponsored by the county so it's also excempt from annual tax (it's not that much for that type of car but every little bit helps).
While on the subject of pictures then have you flown all those planes you switch between as avatars?

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 02, 2007, 03:23:12 AM
Hi Frank,

Sorry to be slow in answering your question...  haven't been in here in the last few days.  I can't even recall all the photos I have posted, but yeah, I have flown all the ones that were avatars, anyway...  sure wish I was a MILLIONAIRE, I would be out flying a lot more right now, as we would all be, NO DOUBT!!  HA HA!!   8)

Gee, if I had THAT much dough to spend, I'd hop all around the world and meet all of you!!   8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 02, 2007, 04:45:21 AM
 Hey there SoccerMom ::wave:: ....how long ago where you down here in OZ!!!!  Litchfield is a wonderful place to go..lotsa Crocs  :o
Did you see much else in this big land down under?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 02, 2007, 04:54:54 AM
Thought i'd add a couple of photos i took.....don't cry Chuck and Mike :'( BUT... this is a ditched Corsair i visited in Vanuatu last year

It's in remarkably good condition considering how long it's been there
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 02, 2007, 05:03:17 AM
Thought i'd add a couple of photos i took.....don't cry Chuck and Mike :'( BUT... this is a ditched Corsair i visited in Vanuatu last year

It's in remarkably good condition considering how long it's been there

Is Vanuatu Part of AUstralia? Think some museum or organization would've raised her by now
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 02, 2007, 05:17:32 AM
No Vanuatu used to be known as the New Hebrides (see Google earth snap below)and was under French/English control until i think early 70's, about 2-3 hrs flight (in a 737) from Brisbane....don't really know why someone hasn't grabbed it. There is another just near this in about 4 metres of water and in much better condition (see the bottom picture..not one of mine).....i want to dive it next time i'm there ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 02, 2007, 05:37:06 AM
woah gibbo!

Those are some cool Corsair pictures!
speaks for the aircraft that it's still in such a good condition, huh ?!   ;)

Never seen Corsairs like this before!!  (*insert thumbs up smiley*)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 02, 2007, 05:38:38 AM
here a shot from my camera from last month in California! (actually January):
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 02, 2007, 05:46:30 AM
Thanks Mike, there are quite a few Corsairs and other stuff (Betty bombers, a Catalina etc) in the water and on land around Vanuatu, the USAF had 2 massive bases over there during WWII i think the Black Sheep Squadron where even based there for a while  ::thinking:: 

 Wikipedia quote : ""Marine Fighter Squadron 214 was originally commissioned on July 1, 1942, at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, on the Island of Oahu. Initially called the "Swashbucklers", they participated in the Solomon Islands campaign, flying out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. They were disbanded following their combat tour and the squadron designation was given to the Marine command on Espiritu Santo.""  Santo is one of the most northern islands in Vanuatu (haven't been there yet....maybe this year  ::sulk:: )

WOW that's an impressive fire!!!  We have really big bush fires over here but i've never seen one from the air ('cept on TV  ;) ) great shot!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on March 02, 2007, 06:05:43 AM
woah, TM this a real plane your building or just a large RC model? 

With a Sonex that's actually a fair question.   ::thinking::   ;D

Phil
::rofl:: that's a good one! But if that's a model-plane then what do you call a Cri Cri? :D

Soccermom: Nice pictures, except the fire one of course but at least there are you professionals to help people  |:)\
It just occured to me that I might've forgotten to reply to your helpful and supportive comment in the other thread about my future. Thank you for your kind words, they help even though I know I have some worth then it's still nice to hear other people think so to, especially nice people like you. I'm sort-of back to status-quo, relaxing and unwinding while waiting for news in my life and my mom's new car which is part-sponsored by the county so it's also excempt from annual tax (it's not that much for that type of car but every little bit helps).
While on the subject of pictures then have you flown all those planes you switch between as avatars?

Frank

Of course this discussion made me dig out my old Sonex video and watch it again.  It talks about the brand new tri-gear option!   ::drinking::  So it's a few years old.  I had to hit the web site.  Very interesting little plane. 

Turbo:  Are you building from the kit, or plans?

Phil  ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 02, 2007, 07:41:49 AM
Thanks Mike, there are quite a few Corsairs and other stuff (Betty bombers, a Catalina etc) in the water and on land around Vanuatu, the USAF had 2 massive bases over there during WWII i think the Black Sheep Squadron where even based there for a while  ::thinking:: 

 Wikipedia quote : ""Marine Fighter Squadron 214 was originally commissioned on July 1, 1942, at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, on the Island of Oahu. Initially called the "Swashbucklers", they participated in the Solomon Islands campaign, flying out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. They were disbanded following their combat tour and the squadron designation was given to the Marine command on Espiritu Santo.""  Santo is one of the most northern islands in Vanuatu (haven't been there yet....maybe this year  ::sulk:: )

WOW that's an impressive fire!!!  We have really big bush fires over here but i've never seen one from the air ('cept on TV  ;) ) great shot!!

Wait a minute ! ! ! !  ::unbelieveable::

Marine Fighter Squadron 214  . . .  is that the "black sheep squadron" ??

how weird is that?! I am flying "Helicopter 214" all summer !! (that's Panaca Janes "official" callsign)

Woah !!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on March 02, 2007, 03:25:17 PM
Wait a minute ! ! ! !  ::unbelieveable::

Marine Fighter Squadron 214  . . .  is that the "black sheep squadron" ??

how weird is that?! I am flying "Helicopter 214" all summer !! (that's Panaca Janes "official" callsign)

Woah !!!

Side note on your helicopter...  That's the call sign you use with ATC?  Interesting, I thought USFS guys had their own.  Two others, VHF or UHF frequencies, and do they state your call sign in group form or indivudially?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 02, 2007, 05:58:31 PM
Side note on your helicopter...  That's the call sign you use with ATC?  Interesting, I thought USFS guys had their own.  Two others, VHF or UHF frequencies, and do they state your call sign in group form or indivudially?

Well, the callsign is "N214GH" but "Helicopter 4GH"is such a pain in the @$$ to say, so when the helicopter came on, we named it "214" for the BLM. Still gotta go with "4GH" for ATC but sometimes they let me get away with 214. On the FM radios it's all 214.
In region 5 (California) all helicopter callsigns go by their respectives bases. Not a bad system, when you run into "Helicopter 528" for example, you'll always know which crew that is, no matter what the N-number of the ship currently flying the contract is....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on March 02, 2007, 06:22:41 PM
Sounds like she needs a new call sign.  Panaca Jane becomes "Black Sheep Jane", or "Panaca black sheep"?  ::drinking::

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on March 02, 2007, 07:20:48 PM


Of course this discussion made me dig out my old Sonex video and watch it again.  It talks about the brand new tri-gear option!   ::drinking::  So it's a few years old.  I had to hit the web site.  Very interesting little plane. 

Turbo:  Are you building from the kit, or plans?

Phil  ::cowboy::

Kit is difficult enough for me! I've never done anything mechanical in my life before and am more or less re-inventing everything as I go... i.e., try something and learn it doesn't work, scrap whatever it was, and try again. I need to live someplace where there's a retired guy with lots of building experience and nothing else to do that would like to teach me this instead of making it up as I go along! But, you work with what ya got...

The video includes everything from the beginning on up. The first two or three segments were shot for the Sport Aviation TV show that was on Speed Vision; the rest has been made for the corporate video. They're talking about revising it; that will depend, I am guessing, on the schedules for the new projects that they are working on. Expect an announcement about the new variant in the next couple of months, and possibly an entirely new project announcement by Airventure. Hoping my book will be available by then, too!


TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on March 02, 2007, 08:23:52 PM
Turbo, if you spend a summer in Baudette, you'd have that thing done in no time.  We have no shortage of retired machinists and A&P's that need a project.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on March 02, 2007, 08:41:48 PM
Quote
Kit is difficult enough for me! I've never done anything mechanical in my life before and am more or less re-inventing everything as I go... i.e., try something and learn it doesn't work, scrap whatever it was, and try again. I need to live someplace where there's a retired guy with lots of building experience and nothing else to do that would like to teach me this instead of making it up as I go along! But, you work with what ya got...

The video includes everything from the beginning on up. The first two or three segments were shot for the Sport Aviation TV show that was on Speed Vision; the rest has been made for the corporate video. They're talking about revising it; that will depend, I am guessing, on the schedules for the new projects that they are working on. Expect an announcement about the new variant in the next couple of months, and possibly an entirely new project announcement by Airventure. Hoping my book will be available by then, too!


TM

I've got a set of plans for a Bearhawk Patrol, but still trying to decide if I've got the determination to finish a full blown scratch built project.  At least any time in the next 10 years.   ::)  But I am fortunate enought to have lots of experienced people locally who'd be happy to help out or lend advice.  In the mean time I'm looking at kits that would be faster and cheaper than the Patrol.  I want something that has at least a 500 mile range (with reserve), 100mph+ cruise and can easily handle gravel runways with tires at least 6.00x6.  And if I can build it for under $20k that'd be just wonderful.  ::cowboy::

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 02, 2007, 11:45:36 PM

Marine Fighter Squadron 214  . . .  is that the "black sheep squadron" ??

how weird is that?! I am flying "Helicopter 214" all summer !! (that's Panaca Janes "official" callsign)

Woah !!!

So do we call you "Pappy" Strasser  OR Mike Boyington now??  ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 03, 2007, 12:46:43 AM
[Play that "Twilight Zone" music here.............]     ::whistle::

WOW....  Helicopter 214 and the Black Sheep Corsairs might have a psychic connection EH?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!??!!!!!!!!!     

Hmmm...  so why doesn't that surprise me?!!?!!!!?!!     :o

 8)     8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 03, 2007, 12:52:21 AM
G'day Gibbo,

Sorry to be late to answer your question -- I was lucky enough to get to your heavenly land a year ago...  we did a weather project out of Darwin.  It was AWESOME -- FUN -- GREAT -- WONDERFUL.  I did NOT want to leave!!!   :D  Talk about the NICEST people I have ever met!!!  We spent the whole time laughing.  Yeah... some tough duty, eh?!!?

Here's one of the end of the day, over the Tiwi Islands....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 03, 2007, 02:58:09 AM
Cool SoccerMom,

the people in Darwin are awesome!!!  ::wave:: Apart from being possibly one of the hottest coastal towns it is a great place to be....haven't been there for about 2 years .... ::thinking:: must get back there!!!

Awseome pic of the Tiwi islands!!!

Cheers Gibbo_335
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 05, 2007, 07:00:28 AM
Just found this oldie of me and "the kids" --  we were stuck on the ground because of a severe winter storm in late summer 2003.  We were parked adjacent to the Vice President's airplane, Air Force Two.  (This is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming -- the Veep has a house there, the TFR for which resides permanently in my GPS...)   ;)   The guys had just come off a fire we dropped on a few days before, not too far from his house.

The ramp was crawling with Secret Service of course, and we sure got some serious looks, what with pulling up in an airplane with no DOOR, AND with crazed-looking guys with parachutes on, and lots of radios and knives clanking everywhere.   :D    Of course, it really helped to keep things SMOOTH, that everytime we walked past them standing guard at their security perimeter around his airplane, my funny guys would talk into their wrist watches and pretend to be covert agents. 

Fortunately, such highly-trained, intelligent people can recognize an impromptu circus troop from miles away, so we never even got scolded.    ;D

 8)     
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 05, 2007, 08:16:04 AM
Well, since I am digging through the moldy oldies here, think I'll share this one taken during an Army project a lot of years ago.  Taken from a DC-3, under a uniformly grey ceiling, and over beautiful new green springtime growth below.  It was sure a pretty day.

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 05, 2007, 03:52:52 PM
Soccermom keep'em coming!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 05, 2007, 10:36:15 PM
Okay --  you must have run out of beer, and have nothing to do!!!!!!!!!

This is the White Minivan we had on the Aussie weather project -- I had to get it off the gov't website, as we weren't allowed to take pictures at the base.  We're taxiing in from a day of cloud survey.  You can almost hear the sweat dripping off our noses.....    ;)

Look at those fat wings!!   :D  Man you gotta love her!!!

 8)                              8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 06, 2007, 12:34:10 AM
Okay --  you must have run out of beer, and have nothing to do!!!!!!!!!

This is the White Minivan we had on the Aussie weather project -- I had to get it off the gov't website, as we weren't allowed to take pictures at the base.  We're taxiing in from a day of cloud survey.  You can almost hear the sweat dripping off our noses.....    ;)

Look at those fat wings!!   :D  Man you gotta love her!!!

 8)                              8)

If I had run out of beer, I would've headed straight to the beer-store. I'll run out of something to do after I have my beer. :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 06, 2007, 03:32:58 AM
this one was shot from across the mountain from a professional fotographer (Jeff Zimmerman):

you can even see me !!  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 06, 2007, 03:35:39 AM
Wow, NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's a GREAT shot, very cool!!!      ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on March 06, 2007, 03:45:14 AM
Coooooooool!!!  8) |:)\

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 06, 2007, 05:21:52 AM
Thanks guys!
Here is my favorite Panaca Jane picture!

if you like fire pictures, check out Jeffs website!
(click on the movies, they have so many great shots in it!!)

http://www.zimmermanmedia.com/fire.html !!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on March 06, 2007, 08:09:40 PM
Great pics from everybody.  Keep them coming.  And Panaca Jane never looked so good Mike.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on March 06, 2007, 09:48:54 PM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/408409390_06048386fc.jpg?v=0)
moi with 3211E

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/130/408409393_e1dbc43b1b.jpg?v=0)
Mrs Velo with our Santana tandem at White Rock lake, in Dallas.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 09, 2007, 03:22:47 AM
"One bumpy ride, coming right up..."


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 09, 2007, 04:24:46 AM
 ::unbelieveable:: AWESOME SHOTS SOCCERMOM!!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on March 10, 2007, 04:48:47 PM
Say, Jim, nice ride. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on March 10, 2007, 08:27:12 PM
Say, Jim, nice ride. 

Thanks, but how do you like the bike?
 ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on March 10, 2007, 10:00:53 PM
Walked into that one, didn't I?

Does mrs. velo quit on the hills?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on March 10, 2007, 10:36:59 PM
Walked into that one, didn't I?

Does mrs. velo quit on the hills?

Nope, she's my secret weapon. ;)
Some legs on that gal.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 11, 2007, 05:37:05 AM
From a buddy's camera...  he was in the lead Chinook.

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 11, 2007, 07:03:59 AM
Greetings All

I know you're probably sick of my models, but I love posting them. THis model is a 1/48 scale Lancaster. ALthough I've already posted a similiar model, this Lanc is Hercules engine powered Lanc. When there was a possiblity of a shortage of RR Merlin engines, a Lancaster was modiifed to encompass the radial engine. Although more powerful, it was heavier, required more fuel, and couldn't operate at the higher altitudes as the merlin powered lancaster. Nevertheless more than 300 were built, and mostly assigned to Canadian Squadrons.  ::banghead::

Nevertheless The Canucks persivered in their use of the Lancasters.

Enjoy the Pics
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on March 11, 2007, 07:31:07 AM
Mike: Awesome picture!

Velo: After seeing that nice bike then I started thinking, isn't there a bike called something similar to your nick?

Soccermom: Great picture, although I'd prefer to have that Gunship in front of me personally :D

Gil: I'm not tired, I'm just amazed how some people can create such good looking models. Tough about the modified inferior Lanc's though.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 11, 2007, 07:24:11 PM
Gil: I'm not tired, I'm just amazed how some people can create such good looking models. Tough about the modified inferior Lanc's though.

Frank

Thanks Frank ::bow:: ::bow::
Ironically the Mk 2 Lanc was also modified to carry a heavier bomb. So thats what I've done on this one as well.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on March 12, 2007, 12:47:46 AM
Mike: Awesome picture!

Velo: After seeing that nice bike then I started thinking, isn't there a bike called something similar to your nick?

Soccermom: Great picture, although I'd prefer to have that Gunship in front of me personally :D

Gil: I'm not tired, I'm just amazed how some people can create such good looking models. Tough about the modified inferior Lanc's though.

Frank

One of the original French bicycle designs was called the velocipede. Since then, the prefix 'velo' is usually used to denote something
bicycle related.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 14, 2007, 12:30:19 AM
It's so handy when you can see the fires right from the airport.    ;D



 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 14, 2007, 01:05:19 AM
A pretty day in the Idaho backcountry......

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 14, 2007, 01:13:16 AM
Sorry that was so big, here is another try.............

 ::)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on March 14, 2007, 01:28:35 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17154927@N00/sets/72157594566609442/

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/420563364_dd3f3dbfe7.jpg?v=0)
Orange Biplane pics... you know you wanna!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 14, 2007, 01:42:21 AM
Ahhh, beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 14, 2007, 02:12:42 AM
Sorry that was so big, here is another try.............

 ::)



Where was that one taken Soccermom? That's a gorgeous picture :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 14, 2007, 03:23:21 AM
I'm glad you like it.  It's the Moose Creek airport in central Idaho.  There are 2 grass runways, I think elevation is only 2400 feet or so, and the long runway (you're looking down the canyon along its departure path) is something like 4000 feet long.  It's a SWEET place..  just gorgeous.  The USFS mows it and it is in immaculate condition.  There is a ranger station there.  You usually land (up-canyon) on the shorter runway (at an agle to the long canyon you can see) and take off down-canyon, out the way way you're looking, past the airplane. 

It has had its share of accidents but I would bet it's the nicest, longest grass strip in the state.  That Champ had a whopping 85 HP and no starter...  I would only get one day off at a time in the summer, and would save up all my gas pennies (literally) to fly over there and then hike up the river for the day, come back at sunset so it would be cooler to take off, and then head home to Montana.  I love that picture because it puts me right back there, and I can almost smell the grass under the tires.

 8)   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: switchtech on March 14, 2007, 04:58:28 AM
Sorry that was so big, here is another try.............

 ::)



Absolutely Gorgeous!

jbs
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on March 14, 2007, 05:31:10 AM
I'm glad you like it.  It's the Moose Creek airport in central Idaho.  There are 2 grass runways, I think elevation is only 2400 feet or so, and the long runway (you're looking down the canyon along its departure path) is something like 4000 feet long.  It's a SWEET place..  just gorgeous.  The USFS mows it and it is in immaculate condition.  There is a ranger station there.  You usually land (up-canyon) on the shorter runway (at an agle to the long canyon you can see) and take off down-canyon, out the way way you're looking, past the airplane. 

It has had its share of accidents but I would bet it's the nicest, longest grass strip in the state.  That Champ had a whopping 85 HP and no starter...  I would only get one day off at a time in the summer, and would save up all my gas pennies (literally) to fly over there and then hike up the river for the day, come back at sunset so it would be cooler to take off, and then head home to Montana.  I love that picture because it puts me right back there, and I can almost smell the grass under the tires.

 8)   
Wow!  ::angel:: |:)\ 8)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 14, 2007, 05:50:32 PM
DC-3 with the turbine conversion......
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on March 14, 2007, 07:42:42 PM
Soccermom, is it you taking the pictures? Because if you did not notice yet, you actually have a gift: they are GORGEOUS!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 14, 2007, 09:05:44 PM
Soccermom, is it you taking the pictures? Because if you did not notice yet, you actually have a gift: they are GORGEOUS!

That's what I told her too! She should do aviation photography for a living. She's really good at it!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 15, 2007, 02:38:03 AM
Boy!  You guys sure are gracious!!   :D

I did not take the one of the Doug...  though I like it because it was such a dark, overcast day.  I did take the Champ, the ones in Australia, the fire ones, and the Blackhawk...  The Chinook one is from a pal who just got back from Afghanistan...  Like I said, I think you are just being awfully NICE!!!   :)

Hugs!!  The Mom-ster***

 8)   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 15, 2007, 03:06:42 AM
Here is one of some funny men in the back of the above-pictured DC-3....  in between jumps.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 19, 2007, 10:21:53 PM
Taking the kids to summer camp.........

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Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 19, 2007, 11:29:50 PM
The now-rather-famous, custom-built, hand-painted, personalized Pink Tailstand...  courtesy of the shop!!

I love these guys.

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Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on March 20, 2007, 12:26:56 AM
Went home for Spring Break, and spent an hour or so outside McCord AFB takin some pics of a couple of Globemasters in the pattern.  And I mean pattern, they were doing figure 8's around the runway in tandom one about 1/2 mile behind the other, doing some real crazy turns and climbs, it was impressive.  Here's one, ill put some more up if you're interested.

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0257.jpg)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0261.jpg)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0254.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 20, 2007, 01:51:36 AM
ROCKIN!!!!!!!!! ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on March 20, 2007, 05:15:58 AM
Here are some more shots from my Spring Break trip home, these are from an Airplane Musume outside Tillimook, Oregon.  Also fyi those two 'mystery' planes are from here...

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/trip%20to%20oregon/IMG_0374.jpg)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/trip%20to%20oregon/IMG_0351.jpg)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/trip%20to%20oregon/IMG_0319.jpg)
the Astoria bridge as seen from the Oregon side.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/trip%20to%20oregon/IMG_0283.jpg)
the new Tacoma Narrows bridge, being built next to where Galloping Girdy ust to be if any of you remember that...
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/trip%20to%20oregon/IMG_0266.jpg)
thats all for now, i figure ive sucked up enough of your bandwith, ive got a bunch more from the flights to/from SEA including a couple of F16's taking off from PDX when i was there.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on March 20, 2007, 05:48:38 AM
I saw that Girdie video on Engineering Disasters. Oof, wicked, that.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on March 20, 2007, 05:58:23 AM
I saw that Girdie video on Engineering Disasters. Oof, wicked, that.


Yea, your actually looking at it from the South side.  Girdie, whats left of her, is on the North side of the old bridge.  Its going to be a total now of 8 lanes across there, pretty crazy when its done.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 20, 2007, 04:16:54 PM
Here's one I took when flying at about 100 000 feet. You know cause I was bored ::loony:: ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 20, 2007, 10:57:27 PM
Here's one I took when flying at about 100 000 feet. You know cause I was bored ::loony:: ::loony::

Bored or not THAT IS A GREAT SHOT Gil!!!  8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 21, 2007, 12:15:29 AM
Here's one I took when flying at about 100 000 feet. You know cause I was bored ::loony:: ::loony::

Bored or not THAT IS A GREAT SHOT Gil!!!  8)

LOL!! It is a good shot. I didn't take it though. Came from the International spac Station. I check out the Astronomy picture of the day archive. Here's the link:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

They always post neat outer space pictures every day. That one was today's. I thought it was really neat.Makes an interesting desktop background
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 21, 2007, 12:29:39 AM
WOW, thanks for the link.  These are gorgeous!  I LOVE this stuff.   ::bow:: 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 21, 2007, 01:12:08 AM
Here's one I took when flying at about 100 000 feet. You know cause I was bored ::loony:: ::loony::

Bored or not THAT IS A GREAT SHOT Gil!!!  8)

LOL!! It is a good shot. I didn't take it though. Came from the International spac Station. I check out the Astronomy picture of the day archive. Here's the link:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

They always post neat outer space pictures every day. That one was today's. I thought it was really neat.Makes an interesting desktop background

 ::rofl:: Stoopid me i didn't see the 100 000 feet. ditto what soccermom said EXCELLENT link!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 21, 2007, 01:19:43 AM
Took this through the cockpit window of the Embraer 110 I flew in from Newcastle (Williamtown RAAF base) to Sydney, and the second waiting to board!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on March 21, 2007, 03:20:54 AM
Well, the duck made it OSH today finally!  ;D ;D No call for clouds anywhere along the route, which turned out to be patchy OVC about a third of the way, including at OSH.  ::sulk:: Sigh. Called center and got an IFR clearance in, only to be able to see the entire field all the way down while getting vectored.  ::loony:: Spent a hectic day at Sonex, flew home, parked in front of the FBO, hopped out, inhaled a really bad "pizza sandwich" from the vending machine, and then taught weather for three hours...   ::eek::  ::unbelieveable:: I think I was coherent for much of it but am not sure. Duck is tired and going to crawl into the nest here soon. Needless to say, the day at Sonex was awesome, as usual. If I told you what I saw in the R&D hangar, I'd have to kill you. Hint: It's yellow and has wings.

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 21, 2007, 03:28:57 AM
Very pretty -- thanks for sharing!!

Glad you had a good and productive trip!!!    ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 21, 2007, 03:39:32 AM
Here's a couple from the Space page. The first one you need 3D Glassess
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 21, 2007, 09:59:36 PM
Gee thanks FlyBoyGil..i think..for giving me yet another site to blow lotsa time looking at  :D :D they have some awesome pictures on there... AND I CAN'T STOP LOOKING THROUGH THEM  ::knockedout::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 21, 2007, 11:00:36 PM
Gee thanks FlyBoyGil..i think..for giving me yet another site to blow lotsa time looking at  :D :D they have some awesome pictures on there... AND I CAN'T STOP LOOKING THROUGH THEM  ::knockedout::

I know what you mean. I found it about 2 years ago, and looked through the entire thing! ABout 6 years worth!! ::unbelieveable:: :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 21, 2007, 11:25:23 PM
That's one of the best links I have ever seen!  Beautiful stuff.  I'm addicted now, too.  Thanks!!   :D 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 22, 2007, 02:25:03 AM
Didn't take this one, but here is a ground view of a going fire....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on March 22, 2007, 03:25:54 AM
Didn't take this one, but here is a ground view of a going fire....



What? No Marshmellows? ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on March 22, 2007, 05:45:17 PM
Mt. Saint Helens with Mt. Adams in the background.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/flight%20back%20to%20fargo/IMG_0509.jpg)
Sitting on the 737 waiting to push, these guys taxi'd right behind us!
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/flight%20back%20to%20fargo/IMG_0543.jpg)
If you look close, you can see the afterburners on this one
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/flight%20back%20to%20fargo/IMG_0548.jpg)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 22, 2007, 08:04:33 PM
Cool pics!

We flew Mt. St. Helens for a gov't show-me trip, must have been in the early 90s.  It was a shock to see the damage still visible, the miles and miles of trees that looked like snapped toothpicks.  We had to look inside the crater, and the steam coming out of the fissures made the landscape look so spooky...  it was an eerie place...  like another planet, all different shades of grey.  We were glad to get out of there. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 22, 2007, 10:08:56 PM
Trusty PT-6 at work......

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on March 23, 2007, 12:01:25 AM
Cool pics!

We flew Mt. St. Helens for a gov't show-me trip, must have been in the early 90s.  It was a shock to see the damage still visible, the miles and miles of trees that looked like snapped toothpicks.  We had to look inside the crater, and the steam coming out of the fissures made the landscape look so spooky...  it was an eerie place...  like another planet, all different shades of grey.  We were glad to get out of there. 

Yea if you look inside that crater, you can see the new dome buliding.  Its grown something like 500 yards in the last year or two.  Everyone back there is scared its gonna blow again.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 28, 2007, 11:33:44 PM
Okay no rude comments now...  here's the Starduster...  from the last century!   :D

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Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on March 29, 2007, 01:30:42 AM
SMom, you look great wearing a starduster---didja find it quick on the rudders--not twitchy, just quick was my impression ...... but that's a 30 year old impression ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 29, 2007, 02:05:35 AM
Well, there are cobwebs in my brain here, but as I recall, it was ALL quick...  snappy and quick and smooth.   

But for a pea brain like me, well, of course it would be!!!    ;D

We went out and did some aerobatics and I was just a blithering idiot...  it was great fun for sure.   ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on March 29, 2007, 04:51:09 AM
HEY,HEY,HEY-----Watch what you say, I happen to know you are NOT blithering----(insert smirking smiley for left handed compliment)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: switchtech on March 31, 2007, 02:18:44 AM
Okay no rude comments now...  here's the Starduster...  from the last century!   :D

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I see nothing to make rude comments on ... Is this before or after flying?  If this is before, the smile after must have been epic!

jbs
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 31, 2007, 03:09:53 AM
Ha ha, yeah, I guess it was epic -- because this is the "before" shot!!  It was certainly a Total Blast for me!!   ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Panzerrat on March 31, 2007, 08:00:43 AM
I will admit that the lid you're wearing makes me think that you're about to pull a Grumman Wildcat off the flight deck of the Enterprise circa 1942.   I mean that in a good sense.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 31, 2007, 05:35:16 PM
Man, I wish................    8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 02, 2007, 12:15:42 AM
The quality of this isn't so hot, because I copied it off a calendar, but...  c'est la vie!!    :P

This is a Skycrane working on the huge Biscuit fire, in Oregon, 2002. 

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Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 03, 2007, 09:36:00 PM
I went out to a local conservation area today. Took a few pictures. No airplanes  :( but it was a nice area anyways. Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 04, 2007, 07:28:11 AM
Those are pretty Gil!!   :)

I saw this online tonight, and thought it was kinda neat.  One of our mechanics has gone to Nepal to work on Twin Otters;  he had some WILD shots of his "hotel" room -- a slab bed carved out of the stone that also made up the walls and floor!  His backpack on the "bed" looked so out of place.

I just wish I could say I was there to take the picture......     ;)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 04, 2007, 06:57:23 PM
Scheduled service to a BEACH...  in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland...........

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 07, 2007, 02:23:43 AM
The end of the day.....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on April 07, 2007, 08:23:48 AM
Ok, completely non related to aviation, however this is too funny not to share.  It's Easter weekend here, and the campus is empty.  For fraternity brothers are left alone with roughly 6,000 post it notes.  Enjoy....

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0591.jpg)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0594.jpg)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0593.jpg)

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0600.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 07, 2007, 01:30:34 PM
Soccermom: Coool! Is that the minivan btw?

Undatc: Ok, maybe they saw what other people did to a colleagues Jaguar. They've got too much time on their hands I think.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on April 07, 2007, 04:05:33 PM
Soccermom: Coool! Is that the minivan btw?

Undatc: Ok, maybe they saw what other people did to a colleagues Jaguar. They've got too much time on their hands I think.

Frank

Actually it was me and three other guys that did it.  The two guys that live in there are gone on Easter Break.  They will be back Monday.  Should be fun  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 07, 2007, 05:06:38 PM
Hmmmm....  I sense a real Post-It trend starting here.....  funny!

Yes, Frank, that is the White Minivan in Ely, Nevada, last summer.....    ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 10, 2007, 06:26:52 AM
PEDAL FASTER BUBBA, THEY'RE GAININ' ON US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on April 10, 2007, 07:32:50 AM
Thought I'd give the GIMP a shot, having seen what folks have done all over the net.
I took a photo of some tugboats in Georgetown SC a few years back, ended up with a washed out sky
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/447647774_d081f1aabc.jpg?v=0)
Last weekend, Mrs Velo and I were admiring the puffy clouds by the river, so I took a snap
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/234/447647698_bff20e54d5.jpg?v=0)
When we got home, I fired up GIMP, with an instruction book balanced on my lap, and churned out my first modified photo. I'm sure
seasoned users can pick it apart easily, but I still think it looks better than the original, and the almost surreal lighting adds something to it... I think.
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/197/447647778_2b1e62d250.jpg?v=0)

Now I need to dig into my aviation photofiles to see if I have any good practice fodder for the GIMP.  ::type::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 10, 2007, 02:45:17 PM
PEDAL FASTER BUBBA, THEY'RE GAININ' ON US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Are you guys fighting fires, or running something? ::thinking:: ::thinking:: ::thinking:: :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 10, 2007, 06:54:14 PM
Now I need to dig into my aviation photofiles to see if I have any good practice fodder for the GIMP.  ::type::

Velo, what is "the GIMP"?  Forgive my ignorance, please....   :)

PEDAL FASTER BUBBA, THEY'RE GAININ' ON US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Are you guys fighting fires, or running something? ::thinking:: ::thinking:: ::thinking:: :D :D

Gil, we were in a civvie gov't DC-3 and during the off-season, used to do training stuff for the military...  this was an Army Special Forces job and was the first time we worked with any of the branches, back in 1990.  We were practicing infiltrations..  got to do night drops, too, kind of cool to see all those luma-lites glowing in the back of the airplane...  These were the same great guys who ended up in Somalia three years later....    :'(   

We had a Blackhawk on each wing and they kept calling, laughing, and saying "Man, can't you bump up the speed?  We're just hanging here..."  It was pretty funny, we were pedaling as fast as could....   They were super people.    |:)\

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on April 10, 2007, 07:33:04 PM
Those are pretty Gil!!   :)

I saw this online tonight, and thought it was kinda neat.  One of our mechanics has gone to Nepal to work on Twin Otters;  he had some WILD shots of his "hotel" room -- a slab bed carved out of the stone that also made up the walls and floor!  His backpack on the "bed" looked so out of place.

I just wish I could say I was there to take the picture......     ;)



The collection of picture in this forum is becoming impressive. I really like them, and wished I had some to share.  |:)\ |:)\ |:)\ |:)\ |:)\ |:)\
Since you seem interested in Nepal, Soccermom, I will search my external disks for some pictures: I should have tons.....since I've spent in India and Nepal a month.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on April 10, 2007, 08:40:33 PM
I should correct actually. I spent the last two hours looking for them, and I cannot find them. but, if you are interested, I could - and I cannot promise - ask a friend of mine, who should have a copy of the pictures and see if I can arrange to post them on the forum. In the meanwhile, I found some interesting ones....enojoy. that's a picture taken from the sky of the f. place in which I live. ::sick:: ::sick:: ::sick::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 10, 2007, 09:02:13 PM
Happy, that is a beautiful spot!!  Where are YOU?  I looked, but didn't see your big smile.....    :D

Thanks for the offer to find those pictures, and thanks for looking for them, but don't go to any effort...  I just thought it sounded like such an intriguing place....  when our mechanic came back, he kept talking about some of the wild airports they landed at, so that was what caught my fancy.    ;)

hugs!   ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 10, 2007, 09:27:38 PM
I should correct actually. I spent the last two hours looking for them, and I cannot find them. but, if you are interested, I could - and I cannot promise - ask a friend of mine, who should have a copy of the pictures and see if I can arrange to post them on the forum. In the meanwhile, I found some interesting ones....enojoy. that's a picture taken from the sky of the f. place in which I live. ::sick:: ::sick:: ::sick::

That's an neat picture Happ! Can you see your house from there? :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 10, 2007, 09:30:31 PM
Speaking of pictures taken while flying, here's one I took of a Sabre Jet here in my hometown of Sarnia. Had to photo-edit it a bit by making it bigger, or you wouldn't be able to see it very well. Had to be careful as well. The local firestation is close to there, and they have a very tall radio antennae sticking out of the roof!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 10, 2007, 09:48:14 PM
Reflecting on Velos edited pictures, I remember some pics I photoshopped. It's of our house. A neighbour told us once that when it was first built, the owners ran an orchard from it. Now it's in the city, and the orchard is long gone. So I did some photo shop to it, and made it as it might of looked when there was nothing but orchard around.
Enjoy.

(The first is our house now)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 11, 2007, 02:35:04 AM
Hi Gil,
Excellent photoshop job :) BTW you said you like you planes loud!! How about your bikes?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 11, 2007, 02:39:20 AM
WOW!!!  :o ::silly:: ::bow:: |:)\

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 11, 2007, 03:39:58 AM
Hi Gil,
Excellent photoshop job :) BTW you said you like you planes loud!! How about your bikes?

I'm not too much into bikes, but, yeah they should be loud, and not high-pitched. That bike looks like it has the best of both worlds!! ::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 11, 2007, 03:55:15 AM
Hi Gil,
Excellent photoshop job :) BTW you said you like you planes loud!! How about your bikes?

I'm not too much into bikes, but, yeah they should be loud, and not high-pitched. That bike looks like it has the best of both worlds!! ::bow:: ::bow::

I'm not much into Choppers (bikes not helos) but this one is OUT THERE!! ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 11, 2007, 03:57:45 AM
Here is one I took. (can't take credit for the bike photo) this is our 2 Dawgs!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 11, 2007, 03:58:46 AM
Here is one I took. (can't take credit for the bike photo) this is our 2 Dawgs!

awww :) :) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on April 11, 2007, 04:04:27 AM
GIMP is the Gnu Image Manipulation Program, and is available for download at http://www.gimp.org/
It was originally an open source Linux program, but you can download a Windows version as well.
It's everything that Photoshop is, without a price tag.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on April 11, 2007, 04:26:05 AM
I think I'm in love with that bike.  ::unbelieveable:: I just keep staring at it.  How come no one ever thought of doing that before?  I HAVE to have one.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 11, 2007, 04:26:50 AM
I think I'm in love with that bike.  ::unbelieveable:: I just keep staring at it.  How come no one ever thought of doing that before?  I HAVE to have one.

Would you sell your soul? >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on April 11, 2007, 04:30:26 AM
I think I'm in love with that bike.  ::unbelieveable:: I just keep staring at it.  How come no one ever thought of doing that before?  I HAVE to have one.

Would you sell your soul? >:D >:D >:D

Possibly, or at least my college education.  I think they are worth about the same right now in dollar amounts.....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 11, 2007, 04:30:43 AM
I think I'm in love with that bike.  ::unbelieveable:: I just keep staring at it.  How come no one ever thought of doing that before?  I HAVE to have one.
Would you sell your soul? >:D >:D >:D
 
>:D >:D >:D  YOU'RE EVIL GIL  >:D >:D >:D   ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 11, 2007, 04:33:53 AM
I think I'm in love with that bike.  ::unbelieveable:: I just keep staring at it.  How come no one ever thought of doing that before?  I HAVE to have one.
Would you sell your soul? >:D >:D >:D
 
>:D >:D >:D  YOU'RE EVIL GIL  >:D >:D >:D   ::rofl::


YOu got me confused with Soccermom ;) ;) ;) ;) :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 12, 2007, 05:25:53 AM
OOOOh, Gil, You KNEW Mom was gonna see this.....  I'm sticking by my original vote there Mister.....  I think you have a little
streak of the   >:D  in you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      :D

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on April 12, 2007, 06:37:29 AM
Man, I just LOVE the tug-boats!!!
AWESOME!  :o ;D

Where was that picture taken???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on April 12, 2007, 06:43:03 AM
That was taken in the late '90s in Georgetown SC, across from International Paper. There's a steel mill there which fairly frequently is visited by cargo ships, and the tugs just hang out there 'til needed.

The guys in Charleston were much busier, and I couldn't get a good shot of 'em together like this.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 13, 2007, 04:58:21 AM
Visiting jumper crew giving "The Signal" before loading up......
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 13, 2007, 06:24:04 AM
 ::rofl:: ::rofl:: HA 'Mom you crack me up  ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 13, 2007, 02:50:07 PM
Visiting jumper crew giving "The Signal" before loading up......

What's the signal? We surrender, or don't crash again :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 13, 2007, 07:16:10 PM

What's the signal? We surrender, or don't crash again :D :D :D :D :D

Ho, that makes a lot more SENSE!!   ;D   No, it's "the signal" from our favorite insane movie, er, um, TRAINING FILM, "Team America", which I think we watched on standby about 85 times last summer alone.  I've even been treated to a particulaly silly load giving "the signal" while they were still on the airplane!!   ::rofl::

Hey, we put the FUN in dysfunctional.....   ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 14, 2007, 03:04:15 AM
OK---Just found this thread..... Here are some from last year...............

This is my crew.....

Exercisin

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/rif2.jpg)

Kung foo fightin...........

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/rif1.jpg)

Dancin.....

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/rif3.jpg)

Swimmin

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/rif5.jpg)

And finally relaxin..........................

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Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 15, 2007, 12:49:16 AM
Hey G-Man, is that Richfield as in Utah?  Were you there last summer?   :)

Here are a couple more of a grass strip in Idaho..  picked up the "kids" in the "minivan" when they were done with their fire.  Both shots look down the runway, down-canyon.  The incredibly high quality of the photos is due to my having a $3.00 throw-away camera...  sorry.  Just up the canyon in the woods is a campground with a natural hot springs...  I tried like hell to find a mechanical problem so we could get stuck there, but..  alas, no luck.   :)

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 15, 2007, 01:53:49 AM
Hey G-Man, is that Richfield as in Utah?  Were you there last summer?   :)


Yep---although I did'nt get there till late August. I was stuck in Richfield with the 3.2 beer----although it still beats the mostly "dry" Kentucky. Did you make it to Utah?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 15, 2007, 02:20:47 AM
Yes, one of the 3 Otters covers Utah every season -- out of Cedar City.  I've spent three years based there and it was a good thing, except for that "welcome-to-the-dark-ages" routine.  The country itself is beautiful....  we got to check out fires in 6 National Parks and 3 National Monuments from there...  just blows your mind!  Awesome scenery!!  Plus, it was a nice base and the Flight Service there on the field was wonderful...  they've talked me across the state more times than I care to admit, through some nasty stinking weather.   ::sweat::  Sure is pretty country!

But....  Nevada has REAL BEER....   :D   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 15, 2007, 04:48:08 AM
Soccermom, G-Man, you both have awsome pictures!! ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

G-Man that girl in your pictures is HOT!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 15, 2007, 04:57:06 AM
Hey G-Man, is that Richfield as in Utah?  Were you there last summer?   :)


Yep---although I did'nt get there till late August. I was stuck in Richfield with the 3.2 beer----although it still beats the mostly "dry" Kentucky. Did you make it to Utah?
Hey, Richfield was pretty cool once I found the State Liquor store---gal behind the counter said she knew I wasn't a local---they sidle in through the door wearing sunglasses and ballcaps hoping the other church members won't recognize them ::rofl::
Some really great folks out at the airport though---they have a pancake breakfast every Saturday morning ---lotsa fun!! |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 15, 2007, 02:26:26 PM
Soccermom---Have to agree the scenery is very picturesque. I made it over to Goblin State Park on one of my days off---that place is awsome:

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It has got to be one of the best jobs in the world----you get paid to go to all these places.................

Flyboygil---I'm assuming you mean the one "Dancin & Swimmin", She was a seasonal currently studying in Salt Lake City.

airtac, ah the liquor store in town opposite the shoe store I beleive-----I know it well. Never did make it to the breakfast, we get stuck on the other side at the helibase. We did do a bar-b-que at the end of the season with dispatch, but I think all the SEAT guys and airtac guys had left. Hav'nt heard if we are going back this year or not yet.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on April 15, 2007, 05:24:28 PM
HA HA! Mom! I've been to the Warm Springs strip in ID before! What a small world. Pretty crazy to think you guys fly in and out in an airplane!!
I rather have a helicopter for these strips....

Hey G-Man, what's the girls name on the picture? Is it Jamie?

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 15, 2007, 06:21:37 PM

Hey G-Man, what's the girls name on the picture? Is it Jamie?


I forget her name, but Jamie is the red head doing the pushups in the "exercisin" pic. Now Jamie is another one with the hair---she dyed it blue right before I left Utah..................
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 15, 2007, 07:15:46 PM

Flyboygil---I'm assuming you mean the one "Dancin & Swimmin", She was a seasonal currently studying in Salt Lake City.

I figured he meant the one in the "Kung Fu Fightin"  pic....  looks like a bunch of guys dancin?

 ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 16, 2007, 02:33:25 AM
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Flyboygil---I'm assuming you mean the one "Dancin & Swimmin", She was a seasonal currently studying in Salt Lake City.

That's the one I meant. I think I'm in love!! ALthough she looks young enough to be well not my daughter, but younger cousin? ??? ??? ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony::

Yeah I'm going to hell >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 16, 2007, 06:35:10 AM
That's the one I meant. I think I'm in love!! ALthough she looks young enough to be well not my daughter, but younger cousin?

She could be older than me...   :D

Probobly about the same age though.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 17, 2007, 10:49:58 PM
AIRSHOW!!! At Coffs Harbor last weekend... just a couple that might interest you guys
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 17, 2007, 10:54:16 PM
Purtty pictures there Gibby. Airshows rock!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 18, 2007, 12:06:08 AM
Couple more for ya!!............
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 18, 2007, 12:12:46 AM
Wow!  ::bow:: Thanks for sharing!  |:)\
That black cat looks hot though (temperature-wise that is).

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 18, 2007, 07:21:38 AM
Cool pictures!   

I agree that the catilina looks a bit toasty for summer flying...   but if you can afford one I believe you can afford to paint it however you want.  ;)


Looks like it could make a good flying RV too.   ;)


I saw a lamentation I believe in the AOPA magazine about how since WWII we havn't really created any good flying boats for maritime patrol.   So while in WWII a downed aviator could be picked up and back to land in a matter of hours, now a the patrol aircraft can do nothing but drop a life raft if you are out of helicopter range...  and then you have to wait for a passing cargo ship to be able to pick you up.   You can be on the seas for a matter of days now.


Funny how with all the technology we can do less in some areas than we could back then...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 18, 2007, 12:04:43 PM

I saw a lamentation I believe in the AOPA magazine about how since WWII we havn't really created any good flying boats for maritime patrol.   So while in WWII a downed aviator could be picked up and back to land in a matter of hours, now a the patrol aircraft can do nothing but drop a life raft if you are out of helicopter range...  and then you have to wait for a passing cargo ship to be able to pick you up.   You can be on the seas for a matter of days now.

Funny how with all the technology we can do less in some areas than we could back then...

Yeah BUT: The technology of "staying in the air", has improved. When was the last time you heard of a LRMP airplane ditching? I flew on them for eight years, (in a former life prior to helicopters). The only ditching's I remember are the French put an Atlantique in the water and then sat on the wing drinking wine while it was towed back to shore, and a Nimrod ditched in the Moray Firth with an engine fire--they all got out and were picked up within 20 minutes.

Sometimes technology improves laterally.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 18, 2007, 06:30:30 PM


Yeah BUT: The technology of "staying in the air", has improved. When was the last time you heard of a LRMP airplane ditching? I flew on them for eight years, (in a former life prior to helicopters). The only ditching's I remember are the French put an Atlantique in the water and then sat on the wing drinking wine while it was towed back to shore, and a Nimrod ditched in the Moray Firth with an engine fire--they all got out and were picked up within 20 minutes.

Sometimes technology improves laterally.

Except this article was talking about the aircraft that ditch every year.   I'm not talking about the LRMP airplane ditching... I'm talking about the aircraft ditching that the LRMP could pick up the pilots for.

In the article they were discussing a specific event with a C-172 ferry flight.  They like to cross in groups, but if no one can land when one goes down, it still leaves the pilot stranded.


Now all the LRMP aircraft can do is circle overhead and hopefully maintain visual contact with the downed aviator.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on April 18, 2007, 08:13:00 PM
Here are a few shots flying to Vegas going near the grand canyon.  The last one is a bit blurry(really dirty windscreen) but is a shot coming into phoenix from the east at night
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 18, 2007, 08:41:38 PM
Hey Chukar, what kind of manymotor were you flying that day--looked like a piper of some kind?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on April 18, 2007, 09:01:46 PM
A good ol' Piper PA-44-180 Seminole. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 18, 2007, 09:58:56 PM

Now all the LRMP aircraft can do is circle overhead and hopefully maintain visual contact with the downed aviator.

Nah, we would drop liferafts, supplies etc, AND check this out:

http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=750 (http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=750)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 18, 2007, 10:35:35 PM

Now all the LRMP aircraft can do is circle overhead and hopefully maintain visual contact with the downed aviator.

Nah, we would drop liferafts, supplies etc, AND check this out:

http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=750 (http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=750)


They were using it until fairly recently, but what is left out in the article is injuries.  Apparently injuries from the initial "snap" is the reason they decommissioned the system.

The cessna driver almost died becuase after a day of circling over him watching him, the conditions got worse and the herc couldn't see him anymore.  They finally spotted him on the edge of their search grid,  he'd almost drifted far enough away they'd never have foudn him again.  I want to say he was in a raft for 3 days.  The other problem is that the supplies need to be close enough to the downed aviator for him to reach them.  I want to say the first attempt or two were blown away and he never reached them.   Need to find the article to get the details accurate...


I like this quote though:
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The first live test was conducted with a pig as the target. Due to some stability issues, the pig spun in the 125 mph wind, and arrived on the plane dizzy and discombobulated. It recovered, however, and promptly attacked the crew.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 19, 2007, 12:21:58 AM
Yeah the system is not the best. I still claim that an experienced crew can drop supplies to a person in the water---once you understand if you have to drop up wind or downwind, it is not a problem.

I dropped about 15 life raft packs during my time---all made it to their target. Even talked a cessna pilot down to a successful ditching in mid Atlantic---he climbed out the window, onto the roof and was picked up by the tanker we had him ditch next to, without even getting fully wet. He was doing a solo ferry flight and his fuel pump failed---he had fuel on board in a bladder tank, but no way to get it to the engine.

Also found my fair share of idiots who chose to row across the Atlantic in row boats---now these are the ones who should be charged for their search and rescue, but that's another thread.........................
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 19, 2007, 03:50:39 AM
Yikes!!   ::eek::

How about more wild stories from mid-ocean?  That is some crazy stuff, and mean weather. 

One of our mechanics was a Navy rescue diver for some time..  he has so many wild stories, whenever he's done, we all step outside and just about kiss the ground in gratitude!!!

 |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 19, 2007, 06:57:31 AM
A good ol' Piper PA-44-180 Seminole. 

Oh a twin Tomahawk......only flew one once, I thought the performance was lacking..............till I figured out I forgot to retract the gear....DUH !! ::banghead::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on April 19, 2007, 07:40:59 PM
Even with the gear up the performance is lacking, especially when the door pops open at 10,000 ft.  Which happened shortly after those pics were taken.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 19, 2007, 11:36:40 PM

Now all the LRMP aircraft can do is circle overhead and hopefully maintain visual contact with the downed aviator.

Nah, we would drop liferafts, supplies etc, AND check this out:

http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=750 (http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=750)

I've got a book on the C-130 that talks about that system.  They claim there it was mainly used for covert extractions in Nam.  It also says they had trouble finding volunteers to practice with.  Bet that wouldn't be a problem now!  Sounds like the ultimate bungee jump in reverse  ::eek::  ::silly::   ::knockedout::

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 20, 2007, 12:54:56 AM
Even with the gear up the performance is lacking, especially when the door pops open at 10,000 ft.  Which happened shortly after those pics were taken.
Lucky you weren't an in Aztec---I had an Aztec door pop once--the low pressure area between the nacelle and fuselage sucked it out about 8 to 10 inches, where it stayed and the resulting airflow stalled the stabilator which caused the airplane to tuck under.  I was looking straight down at the ground with the yoke slamming full in and out despite my best efforts to stop it.  After a few seconds of complete control loss the only thing I could think of was to extend the gear which changed the airflow enough I was able to regain control.   Scared the crap out of me and after landing at Reno, I had a couple of stiff drinks before going to my layover.  There have been a few fatal accidents in Aztecs attributed to door pops---don't know of any other airplane wiith that problem and it doesn't happen every time either, I have afriend with an Aztec who's had a pop with no problems other than noise-- Just thought I'd mention it, good bit of info to have tucked away for the future.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 20, 2007, 01:01:22 AM
Even with the gear up the performance is lacking, especially when the door pops open at 10,000 ft.  Which happened shortly after those pics were taken.
Lucky you weren't an in Aztec---I had an Aztec door pop once--the low pressure area between the nacelle and fuselage sucked it out about 8 to 10 inches, where it stayed and the resulting airflow stalled the stabilator which caused the airplane to tuck under.  I was looking straight down at the ground with the yoke slamming full in and out despite my best efforts to stop it.  After a few seconds of complete control loss the only thing I could think of was to extend the gear which changed the airflow enough I was able to regain control.   Scared the crap out of me and after landing at Reno, I had a couple of stiff drinks before going to my layover.  There have been a few fatal accidents in Aztecs attributed to door pops---don't know of any other airplane wiith that problem and it doesn't happen every time either, I have afriend with an Aztec who's had a pop with no problems other than noise-- Just thought I'd mention it, good bit of info to have tucked away for the future.

WOAH!! ::unbelieveable:: ::eek:: ::eek:: I keep that in mind airtac if i ever fly an Aztec...yikes :o
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 20, 2007, 01:59:13 AM
Even with the gear up the performance is lacking, especially when the door pops open at 10,000 ft.  Which happened shortly after those pics were taken.
Lucky you weren't an in Aztec---I had an Aztec door pop once--the low pressure area between the nacelle and fuselage sucked it out about 8 to 10 inches, where it stayed and the resulting airflow stalled the stabilator which caused the airplane to tuck under.  I was looking straight down at the ground with the yoke slamming full in and out despite my best efforts to stop it.  After a few seconds of complete control loss the only thing I could think of was to extend the gear which changed the airflow enough I was able to regain control.   Scared the crap out of me and after landing at Reno, I had a couple of stiff drinks before going to my layover.  There have been a few fatal accidents in Aztecs attributed to door pops---don't know of any other airplane wiith that problem and it doesn't happen every time either, I have afriend with an Aztec who's had a pop with no problems other than noise-- Just thought I'd mention it, good bit of info to have tucked away for the future.
Yikes indeed! That sounds like a true horror-story. Very well done getting it back under control  |:)\ And thanks for sharing the story  ::wave::

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on April 20, 2007, 03:27:59 AM
Dang man, that sounds pretty extreme.  No problems with ours, just lots of noise and a little bit of a workout to get it closed.  Vegas approach had a few questions when we could here them again, and those stiff drinks were definately on the menu that night
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on April 20, 2007, 10:25:03 PM
For three years I've tried to have my friends from Sonex visit and be guest speakers for our EAA chapter meeting. Wx canceled two previous years, but yesterday was our turn! And we got TWO airplanes to visit from Oshkosh. The guys crashed out at my place overnight after the meeting (we finally called it a night somewhere around 1:30 because Kerry had to fly back and staff the Sonex tech support phone line after lunch, otherwise we probably would have kept talking all night not knowing how late it was until the sun came up). We got up at 7:00, went to breakfast, and they flew home. The airplanes were very popular at the meeting and Kerry did a great presentation. Every six months or maybe once a year you get a day in your life where everything is just perfect... mine was yesterday!

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 21, 2007, 02:15:48 AM
Nice pictures of nice airplanes duck |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 21, 2007, 03:22:15 AM
Sounds like a great day! Funny, those planes remind me of a duck with that sloped back nose  :D

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 21, 2007, 03:08:12 PM
Sounds like a great day! Funny, those planes remind me of a duck with that sloped back nose  :D

Frank

So what else would you expect from a Mallard? ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 22, 2007, 11:10:44 PM
Me on a bike ride. This was once a train track, but the tracks have been long removed, and was reclaimed as a trail.

First stop, information billboard, second me and my beastie, 3rd the old railroad bridge, and finally the big blue!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 23, 2007, 02:28:08 AM
Looks fantastic  8)  ::wave::

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 23, 2007, 02:52:15 AM
Hey Gil, that bike's a bit more advanced than yer BMX  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 23, 2007, 03:28:39 AM
Hey Gil, that bike's a bit more advanced than yer BMX  ::rofl::

When I look at that picture though, it looks just as small
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 23, 2007, 06:11:47 AM
This is a Lanc at the MoTaTAir Museum in Auckland New Zealand that a mate of mine took on a recent trip.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 23, 2007, 02:33:07 PM
This is a Lanc at the MoTaTAir Museum in Auckland New Zealand that a mate of mine took on a recent trip.

It's beautiful  ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 25, 2007, 03:08:15 AM
She is a beaut!!  Nice picture.

Here is a grass airport in Montana.... 

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 25, 2007, 04:02:49 AM
After a snowy week in the hills....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 25, 2007, 04:09:57 AM
Awsome SM. Are those recent pictures?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 25, 2007, 04:18:04 AM
Mais oui!  From last week...  it was snowing and raining and chilly most of the time...  but also pretty with the new snow!

I've missed you Chickens!!!!!   :D

ta ta...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on April 25, 2007, 04:29:53 AM


I've missed you Chickens!!!!!   :D


What about ducks?  :'(

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 25, 2007, 06:02:34 AM
You mean it's still wamer here than there?   ???

And is that a red light I see?


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 25, 2007, 06:17:15 AM


I've missed you Chickens!!!!!   :D


What about ducks?  :'(

TM
And what about bears? :D Beautiful pictures  8) |:)\

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 25, 2007, 03:02:15 PM
I was wondering about those  red annuciator lights too!    Probably more evidence of pilot attention-span;

"OH-OH, THE FRAMMISTRAT WARNING LIGHT IS ON, WE'RE DOOMED !!! ::eek::-----------oh my, aren't the snow covered hills pretty--now where's my camera?" ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 25, 2007, 04:46:00 PM
I was wondering about those  red annuciator lights too!    Probably more evidence of pilot attention-span;

"OH-OH, THE FRAMMISTRAT WARNING LIGHT IS ON, WE'RE DOOMED !!! ::eek::-----------oh my, aren't the snow covered hills pretty--now where's my camera?" ::whistle::

I also noticed her new icon picture-----is that spinny thing not supposed to be spinning??  ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 25, 2007, 05:16:15 PM
Good one G-Man, and doesn't it look like the prop is feathered too (ruling out that it was a photograph taken with a high shutter-speed)?

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 25, 2007, 08:05:03 PM
I was wondering about those  red annuciator lights too!    Probably more evidence of pilot attention-span;

"OH-OH, THE FRAMMISTRAT WARNING LIGHT IS ON, WE'RE DOOMED !!! ::eek::-----------oh my, aren't the snow covered hills pretty--now where's my camera?" ::whistle::

Bah...Details , details,,they always get in the way of a good shot!!  ;D 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 12:47:32 AM
Boy, you guys are just all tanked up on brains and caffeine, aren't you?  How can I ever put anything over on you?!?!?

Yep, that is an ORANGE light, saying props reset, since the power was brought back a bit....  actually it REALLY IS the "Oh-crap-your-dog-is-out-on-the-porch-and-when-we-do-our-low-pass-he-will-poop-on-the-deck" light....... heh heh heh.... 

But, annunciator lights only count when the pilot has his eyes open, and in this case, he had them tightly shut, so we were okie-dokie per FAR Part Two-Two-Two-Silly.   :D



I've missed you Chickens!!!!!   :D


What about ducks?  :'(

TM
And what about bears? :D Beautiful pictures  8) |:)\

Frank

And YES, of course I have missed the Bears and Ducks too, goodness, you must know that, Mom misses all her happy fledglings!!!!!!   :-*

And that prop is feathered and was doing a slow mill out there...  that's why the pictures....  not much interest in one that is moving how you want!!!!  ;)

P.S.  Airtac!!  How did you get them to install a Frammistrat on your airplane?!?!?!?!?!  I've been asking Santa for one for ages......   

 :P

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 26, 2007, 01:15:53 AM

P.S.  Airtac!!  How did you get them to install a Frammistrat on your airplane?!?!?!?!?!  I've been asking Santa for one for ages......   
 

K, K already---I'll bite, What is a "Frammistrat"? Is that like a "doohicky"--I have lots of those on my helicopter......
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 26, 2007, 01:17:49 AM
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And that prop is feathered and was doing a slow mill out there...  that's why the pictures....  not much interest in one that is moving how you want!!!! 

And the steep, rugged rocky mountains in the background just make it that much more interesting  ::drinking::

Phil  ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 01:55:56 AM
Phil, I wish I had taken some shots of the mountains..  they really ARE pretty there, but I keep forgetting I own a camera now!  Sheesh.  It's been too many eons and I just forget all about it.  I forgot it today at first, but remembered all of a sudden and tried to get some shots of the jumpers landing in the desert at their training spot.  I'll post some under the Camera thread.....

And G-Man, I have NO IDEA what a Frammistrat is, but I don't care!   ::sulk::  I want one ANYWAY.  You know, pilot-stuff.   ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:13:24 AM
Okay, so the White Minivan and I went out today and got back into our summer routine....  dropping the "kids" off at "day camp".  We dropped the whole family, then landed at a small airport nearby to wait for the kids to come back, grab new chutes, and load up again.  Another guy took off to do HIS checkride, and all the rest of us drove out into the dusty desert to watch the "kids" alight from above.

Here's the first one...  "Look!  Up in the sky!  It's a bird...  it's a plane..."

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:15:23 AM
Now, those are all smokejumpers...  they take turns jumping and running the "ground stuff".

Here comes one of the first "kids".....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:17:25 AM
A happy child after landing....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:21:22 AM
This guy could be a zillionaire if he went on HBO and did his comedy routine..  he's just hilarious.  The orange nylon is the target -- and he hit on the tarp, and his head landed right next to the picturesque rock you see holding the corner down...  with the "au naturel" sun-bleached animal skull perched atop the rock (for art's sake, of course).  I tried to get one of his face next to the skull but he sat up too quickly....   

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:23:00 AM
A side view of one of the kids in the flare....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:25:31 AM
A nice one of the chute....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 26, 2007, 02:27:28 AM
 WOW ;) MOM  ::wave:: awesome STUFF!!!!!

Keep 'em comin'
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 26, 2007, 02:28:32 AM
Cool pics mom....Seems like a whole bunch of hard work---all I have been doing is going to all the fun places and taking pics of each other...

Lingerie stores:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/chase1.jpg)

Liquor stores:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/chase2.jpg)

English Pubs:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/chase3.jpg)

Here's lookin at ya...

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/chase4.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 26, 2007, 02:31:45 AM
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Cool pics mom....Seems like a whole bunch of hard work---all I have been doing is going to all the fun places and taking pics of each other...


Sexy toys and lingerie? Now we know where the pink Panties that Soccermom found came from!! :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 26, 2007, 02:33:37 AM

Sexy toys and lingerie? Now we know where the pink Panties that Soccermom found came from!! :D :D


Yep---had something to do with my watch too I believe................ ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:40:05 AM
My little stuffed jumping skunk Pepe' also jumped today..  he had a chute malfunction and spun for a ways so missed the spot.  They throw him out from their neck or leg pocket usually around 200 feet up..  he's been treed up, caught in the wind and blown away...  ohhh, it's a tough life for a little guy.   ::sweat::

I didn't get his picture today, but here he is in Australia, partaking of the local color...  or is that colour?!?!  He has jumped from a DC-3, a turbine DC-3, a Shorts Sherpa C-23A, the Twin Otter (his favorite, he says), a Dornier 228, and a military C-130.....  so, he's pretty wound up that it is getting to be fire season again.   ;)


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:41:57 AM
Ow, sorry, didn't know those were so large!   :-\

Hey, G-Man, glad you're getting to do some mission-critical shopping there...  hee hee...  that COULD explain those pink panties!!!   :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 26, 2007, 02:53:33 AM
Okay, so the White Minivan and I went out today and got back into our summer routine....  dropping the "kids" off at "day camp".  We dropped the whole family, then landed at a small airport nearby to wait for the kids to come back, grab new chutes, and load up again.  Another guy took off to do HIS checkride, and all the rest of us drove out into the dusty desert to watch the "kids" alight from above.

Here's the first one...  "Look!  Up in the sky!  It's a bird...  it's a plane..."



So what's the gal in the white shirt doing?  ???  Is that some kind of fire fighter hand signal?  Or is she suffering from a...ah...wardrobe malfunction?  :-\

Phil  ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 02:56:12 AM
She's scratching her elbow!!!   :D

One thing with these folks, you never have to wonder what signal they are giving you...  Ha!!!   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on April 26, 2007, 03:03:27 AM
My little stuffed jumping skunk Pepe' also jumped today..  he had a chute malfunction and spun for a ways so missed the spot.  They throw him out from their neck or leg pocket usually around 200 feet up..  he's been treed up, caught in the wind and blown away...  ohhh, it's a tough life for a little guy.   ::sweat::

I didn't get his picture today, but here he is in Australia, partaking of the local color...  or is that colour?!?!  He has jumped from a DC-3, a turbine DC-3, a Shorts Sherpa C-23A, the Twin Otter (his favorite, he says), a Dornier 228, and a military C-130.....  so, he's pretty wound up that it is getting to be fire season again.   ;)


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 03:07:01 AM
Oh Duck!!!  You have got to STOP that!  I cannot stop laughing.  You almost killed me that time before, with your little duck...  and now this!!!!!   ::rofl::

Here's one of Pepe' getting his airtanker checkout, in a DC-4.....  back when his fur was clean....  he's got 104 jumps now and he's pretty dirty!!!!   

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 26, 2007, 03:20:44 AM
Oh Duck!!!  You have got to STOP that!  I cannot stop laughing.  You almost killed me that time before, with your little duck...  and now this!!!!!   ::rofl::

Here's one of Pepe' getting his airtanker checkout, in a DC-4.....  back when his fur was clean....  he's got 104 jumps now and he's pretty dirty!!!!   



That's not the 4 that's pancaked in the tundra now is it?  ::sweat::

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 26, 2007, 03:23:26 AM
No, but a sister -- so-called -- to the one up there.  That was T-153 I believe..  the guy who sold that one to the co. in Ak also owned this one..  not sure where this one is now..
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 26, 2007, 04:16:20 AM
Gil: Hahaha, great one! As I said earlier then buying stuff like could backfire for a man :D

Mom: Awesome pictures in the tru sense of the word  |:)\ I so much want to try and experience some of the fun you have, just once. I bet the jumper-comic and me could do a dueling-comics rutine :D I'm often pretty good for quick comebacks, especially the kind all laugh at, including the person that might be the targe :)

When my brother drove a truck, as well as the minibus for the christian church my mom attended when they drove to the bible-school in Switzerland or such then he had a sitting Garfield plushie with him in the windshield, he even had that with him when he drove our car, even when he visited over here, he still has it after what must be 15-20 years now, although after sitting in the windshield then the colour has been a bit pale.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 26, 2007, 08:27:06 AM
I was wondering about those  red annuciator lights too!    Probably more evidence of pilot attention-span;

"OH-OH, THE FRAMMISTRAT WARNING LIGHT IS ON, WE'RE DOOMED !!! ::eek::-----------oh my, aren't the snow covered hills pretty--now where's my camera?" ::whistle::

I also noticed her new icon picture-----is that spinny thing not supposed to be spinning??  ???
Frank, I have noticed that too---Those "spinny things" are the reason airplanes are so noisy.  I have found that by shutting them off, you can eliminate 90% of the external noise emanating from the aircraft---however, the internal noise (depending on passenger load) seems to increase to a point where the noise reduction effort seems pointless--what to do- what to do??????   Just shows, in aviation, there are no easy answers :-[
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 26, 2007, 08:38:25 AM
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Phil, I wish I had taken some shots of the mountains..  they really ARE pretty there, but I keep forgetting I own a camera now!  Sheesh.  It's been too many eons and I just forget all about it.  I forgot it today at first, but remembered all of a sudden and tried to get some shots of the jumpers landing in the desert at their training spot.  I'll post some under the Camera thread.....

Not to worry Mom, got you covered.  Here a few shots from my first trip though windy pass in tundra toy.  Was in May as I recall.
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/Windy2.jpg)
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/Windy9.jpg)
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/Windy15.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 26, 2007, 08:47:50 AM
WOW, Great pictures, Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 26, 2007, 04:49:23 PM
Thanks, I didn't have a camera back then and was using one of the little throw-away ones that trip.  I"ll have to make the trip again now that I've got a better camera.  Maybe in a week I'll fly down for the Aviation Trade Show in Los Anchorage.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 26, 2007, 05:59:18 PM
Los Anchorage ???
I had to turn down a trip there for the aviation show---a friend was going to fly his 185 up if I'd go along, unfortunely, I had to be here for business so he's going by airline and I miss a fun trip ::banghead:: ::banghead::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 26, 2007, 06:09:32 PM
Los Anchorage ???
I had to turn down a trip there for the aviation show---a friend was going to fly his 185 up if I'd go along, unfortunely, I had to be here for business so he's going by airline and I miss a fun trip ::banghead:: ::banghead::

So should Bob (CJ-5pilot) and I be looking for you at the Trade show next month?   ::drinking::  I'm planning to fly the tundra toy down to Wassilla, hook up with Bob then head into the trade show.  If the weather's nice I might be brave and fly into Lake Hood from Wasilla.  It's just across the road from the trade show.

Oh, and bummer about missing the trip.  I'm planning to fly tundra toy down to the states next summer.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on April 26, 2007, 06:56:49 PM
A 150 in a place called Windy Pass?  Sounds like an interesting ride.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 26, 2007, 07:18:41 PM
A 150 in a place called Windy Pass?  Sounds like an interesting ride.



Well the first couple rolls thew me a bit, but after that it wasn't too bad.  ::drinking::  ::silly::
Now I try to grab some ridge lift as I'm going through there.  I can usually get 500 to 1000ft for free.  ;D

Phil  ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 26, 2007, 08:21:08 PM
Just a neat advertisment for a local Concrete company. This a steam roller back from the day when they were steamrollers.

I love old machines.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 26, 2007, 09:16:28 PM
Just a neat advertisment for a local Concrete company.

I take your "neat advertisment", and raise you one "YEAH BUDDY ! !" This just showed up in our hotel parking lot...

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/gwg.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 26, 2007, 09:19:36 PM
Here's a picture of the other DC-4 that Brooks uses regularly.  It is a sister ship to the one that went down.  It's a fairly recent picture, I just had that camera developed (disposable).


Externally it's identical to the one that crashed.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 26, 2007, 10:04:33 PM
Just a neat advertisment for a local Concrete company.

I take your "neat advertisment", and raise you one "YEAH BUDDY ! !" This just showed up in our hotel parking lot...

::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on April 27, 2007, 12:16:17 AM
Just a neat advertisment for a local Concrete company.

I take your "neat advertisment", and raise you one "YEAH BUDDY ! !" This just showed up in our hotel parking lot...


Id be following that bus around till i dead, i mean uh that is deplorable and they should be ashamed.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 27, 2007, 01:37:24 AM
Ho ho, well, we will never see G-Man again....  eh?

Okay, I DARE you to get a shot of that vehicle parked next to Lucy.....  Do I hear a taker?!?!!?

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 27, 2007, 01:46:45 AM
Not to worry Mom, got you covered.  Here a few shots from my first trip though windy pass in tundra toy.  Was in May as I recall.

Wow, Phil -- those are just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!  Very nice........   ::bow::
Mom: Awesome pictures in the tru sense of the word  |:)\ I so much want to try and experience some of the fun you have, just once. I bet the jumper-comic and me could do a dueling-comics rutine :D I'm often pretty good for quick comebacks, especially the kind all laugh at, including the person that might be the targe :)
 Frank

Frank, I know you would LOVE this guy...  so very, very silly!  He makes us laugh all day long.   :D

We were chatting earlier about Team America and giving "The Signal" -- crazily waving your arms over your head...  today we were doing training for a spotter (up front with me) and had a load of (real) jumpers to drop on a "simulated" fire....  we dropped down from altitude to check out the "jumpspot" the new spotter guy picked, and when we rolled out in the canyon bottom, all I could see was leaping crazy people, all giving me "The Signal"....  I didn't think they'd remember from last summer but the crazy idiots were just going berserk, and it looked SO funny!  We were cracking up.  How nuts...  just a pretty little green clearing on the side of this steep mountain, full of insanely hyperactice leaping Druids. 

Some days I really wonder if I need medication!     ;)
 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 27, 2007, 01:55:26 AM
Ho ho, well, we will never see G-Man again....  eh?

Okay, I DARE you to get a shot of that vehicle parked next to Lucy.....  Do I hear a taker?!?!!?

 :D

You're on, now I just got to convince them to drive to the airport. I already asked about landing in the parking lot and the "corvette" owners in the hotel were not impressed---in case I blow dust on their cars..... (There is a corvette convention in town this weekend).

Now, do I have to get naked women in the pics too.........
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 27, 2007, 02:06:37 AM
Uh oh, you know if I answer that, Daddy Airtac will kick my butt!  (pantyhose or not).

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on April 27, 2007, 03:26:26 AM
Well, tonight I spent some time working on my Sonex in the local "Skunkworks"...

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 27, 2007, 03:27:42 AM
Well, tonight I spent some time working on my Sonex in the local "Skunkworks"...

TM

And people say proffesional help is so hard to find :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 27, 2007, 03:53:54 AM
Well, tonight I spent some time working on my Sonex in the local "Skunkworks"...

Ya'll need to get a life----tonight I spent working on some "Martooonis"...... (http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/k035.gif)

I do like the "skunkworks" pun though.....  :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 27, 2007, 03:58:00 AM
Uh oh, you know if I answer that, Daddy Airtac will kick my butt!  (pantyhose or not).

 :D

Heck no S'mom---nekked wimmen is gud fer the bood pressure ::)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 27, 2007, 04:01:34 AM
Well, tonight I spent some time working on my Sonex in the local "Skunkworks"...

Ya'll need to get a life----tonight I spent working on some "Martooonis"...... (http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/k035.gif)

I do like the "skunkworks" pun though.....  :)

Skunks are fine--nice pictures by the way  |:)\  But WE WAS TALKING NEKKID WIMMEN HERE  ::complaining:
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 27, 2007, 04:09:52 AM
K---Mom wanted pics of Hawaii, so here you go:

This is what I flew:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/colorsplashsm.jpg)

With Jack!!!!

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/myjack.jpg)

One of me in Waimea canyon:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/Hawaii1.jpg)

Some of the fine weather we had to deal with:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/hawaii2.jpg)

One with the "spacecam":

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/hawaii3.jpg)

I'll dig more out tomorrow..............
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 27, 2007, 04:51:06 AM
Hey ya'll! I'm down here in Florida, and am going to the Fantasy of flight. Ill try to post some good pictures!

Hey Gang. That was made in January. I will now deliver! Alot of these pictures are mosaics (best way to get the whole aircraft.) They are a bit big, so to see them right click on them, select view image, and a smaller version will come up. Enjoy :) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 27, 2007, 04:54:28 AM
More Pics! :) :) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 27, 2007, 04:55:19 AM
More pics
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 27, 2007, 06:41:42 AM
Hahaha, Skunworks :D I got a Garfield-plushie on my computer would that make this a cathouse?
Seriously, I hope you're having fun building it and making progress  |:)\  ::wave::

Great pictures, both from Hawaii and the museum, especially at that Double Ugly in the end :D (that's such a funny nick-name that)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 27, 2007, 07:03:54 AM
Sorry, is that a naked lady milking herself into a bucket?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 27, 2007, 08:13:16 AM
Sorry, is that a naked lady milking herself into a bucket?
WHERE-WHERE-OH SHOOT I MISSED THE NEKKID LADY AGIN??? ::sleep::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 27, 2007, 08:16:36 AM
Nice pictures--was that a Pitcairn mailwing autogyro? ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 27, 2007, 08:29:59 AM
Sorry, is that a naked lady milking herself into a bucket?
WHERE-WHERE-OH SHOOT I MISSED THE NEKKID LADY AGIN??? ::sleep::


Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the first post he made with the museum pictures and scroll it over and then look at them...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 27, 2007, 03:03:09 PM
OK---A bunch more Hawaii pics at the request of Soccermom. As a side note--I used to fly from the helipad right next to "Nobu"  ::eek:: Yep, the cartoon character is another "real" person............

Mt Wai'ale'ale, the wettest place on earth---averaging 40 inches of rain annually:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/fw1001.jpg)

Manawaipuna waterfall--from Jurassic Park:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/fw1002.jpg)

Cane Fire:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/fw1013.jpg)

Wailua waterfalls--from "Fantasy Island"

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/fw1040.jpg)

Honopu Beaches--from "six days seven nights", "king Kong" amongst others:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/fw1003.jpg)

This is the scattering of the ashes of the son of one of my "office girls"--he was a surfer who died in a car accident. I flew the rest of my "office girls" and we scattered 5 HUGE garbage bags of flower petals over the ceremony....

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/fw1108.jpg)

I have lots more but will spread them out a bit...............
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 27, 2007, 06:45:47 PM
Nice pictures--was that a Pitcairn mailwing autogyro? ???

It said it was a Cierva C-30 Autogyro. I've never heard of that company before though
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 27, 2007, 06:53:48 PM

It said it was a Cierva C-30 Autogyro. I've never heard of that company before though

http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Dictionary/cierva/DI17.htm (http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Dictionary/cierva/DI17.htm)

Note: Y'alls stuck wings killed him................. ::thinking:: jk
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 27, 2007, 08:37:05 PM

http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Dictionary/cierva/DI17.htm (http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Dictionary/cierva/DI17.htm)

Note: Y'alls stuck wings killed him................. ::thinking:: jk

The the rotary wings about killed the design...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 02:42:19 AM
Beautiful Hawaii shots!!!  And nice ole airplanes Gil!!  Ooooh, AAAaaaah.....  oooh, aaaah......   ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 02:46:05 AM
Ole Mom was out 3-wheeling with her Girlie License again today....  here are a few....   ;)    :D   

Here is one of Mike's crewmen from last year...  trying out for jumping this season...  they rehearse their "moves" before loading up for practice jumps.....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 02:47:52 AM
One of the Canadian 3-Wheeler.... 

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 02:49:34 AM
3-Wheeler takes steroids...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 02:51:27 AM
Gov't jumpship on short final.... 

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 02:54:33 AM
Zooming by.... well, sort of zooming.....   :D

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 28, 2007, 04:18:24 AM
3-Wheeler takes steroids...


Hey 'Mom found this pic we took in Vanuatu , there are Canadian 3 wheelers there too!!!  Don't ya love the tail number R V  :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 04:25:40 AM
That's a pretty picture!!  Very nice!!  Gee, not only would you have a MINIVAN, you'd also have an RV!!!!!  Boy, what a deal!!!   ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 28, 2007, 04:27:40 AM
Thanks 'Mom thought you'd like to see RV/Minivan/3wheelers from around the world  ;D  Unfortuately we had to fly in the AT42 Beside it :( oh well ...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 28, 2007, 07:50:29 AM
Gov't jumpship on short final.... 




You guys use pavement?  ???


Here's some shots going into Nulato.  It's hard to tell in the first picture, but that's around a 200 ft cliff right off the approach end.

On the last one, you might notice a little speck on the hill... that speck is a really tall tree that sticks above the rest that is perfectly aligned with the runway centerline.

Yes, we had an empty leg so I took advantage of the opportunity to take some photos.


I wish I had some of Ruby.  It's a "fun" airport to go into with terrain and the ski jump shape it has.  ;)

I go to Nulato almost every day (it's a scheduled 1900 run).    It's a one way airport 99% of the time.  We really really try to avoid landing downhill (towards the cliff) or taking off uphill.  That hill actually isn't horribly big... but it starts almost immediately at the end of the runway and sure looks big on final or takeoff towards it (especially since you're already going uphill).  It might only be 100ft above the departure end... but the departure end is already above your altitude.  ;)

During winter the idea of an aborted takeoff isn't really something you want to think about.  The runway is essentially a sheet of ice, you're going downhill, and the runway ends with a cliff that stops at the Yukon river...

It looks like we are high in the pictures, but that's due to the upsloping runway and the associated optical illusion.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 28, 2007, 08:10:28 AM
G-man: My condolences. A beautiful send-of though  |:)\

Me and my tried yesterday to drive up to the technical museum in Helsingør (top of Zealand, north of Copenhagen, right next to Sweden, really narrow sound) that has the Canso (PBY-6) and several ex-RDAF early jets however when we finally got there, there was a big group of youth walking all over the place, sidewalk and road, in front of the museum, and they walked in there, even in the open they were loud, in the open halls in the museum I wouldn't even enjoy touching the Canso cockpit window (there's a ladder up) so that was one wasted trip that almost ended with us running out of fuel without a gas-station in sight for 30+ km's. Before going out shopping we drove back to Roskilde and drove past the Airport where there were tons of trainers and such but due to fear of a guard comming out I didn't dare stop and take a picture (no idea if it's still allowed to park and look thrue the open fence due to terrorists that also stopped the tours of Copenhagen Airport) so no pictures there either :(
Man did I wanted to be up there in one of the aircraft instead of squeesed in between two 40 ton roadtrains (I was actually that for a long while, when we were running out of gas even, not fun!).

I hope to be able to have some experiences that are worth taking pictures of, in the meantime I'm just living thrue yours :)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 07:52:50 PM

You guys use pavement?  ???

We use whatever is where they ship us!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 28, 2007, 08:10:31 PM

You guys use pavement?  ???

We use whatever is where they ship us!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :D

 :P :P :P


I would hope they wouldn't ship you to these places we go to... they don't even have terminal buildings for the most part... and the mosquitos along the yukon would probobly carry you away!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 08:17:46 PM
Ooooh, yeah!!   I remember those AK mosquitoes...  man!!!  The biggest ones I ever saw!  Here I thought the pattern was full of Cessna 150s and it was just the mosquitoes.....   ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 28, 2007, 08:48:40 PM
Ooooh, yeah!!   I remember those AK mosquitoes...  man!!!  The biggest ones I ever saw!  Here I thought the pattern was full of Cessna 150s and it was just the mosquitoes.....   ::unbelieveable::

Hahahaha!

The small ones are the ones that get you.  The big ones around fairbanks, you step to the side and they fly by you.   The medium sized ones (still really big by lower 48 standards) and smaller ones along the yukon though will tear you up.   I use a 40% deet bug spray.  There is 99% stuff out there, but 40% does seem to work.  What's bad is that even with the spray, it doesn't help stop the ones that insist on flying into your field of vision inside the aircraft while you're flying...

The big ones are almost funny becuase they are so slow.


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 28, 2007, 09:00:57 PM
Old bush pilot trick for mosquitos in the cockpit.  Keep a peice of 1/2" hose with you.  stick one end out the window, the slipstream past it will creat a nice vacuum.  Use the other end to suck the buggers out!  ::rambo:: The roof vent on some cherokees works pretty good too.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 28, 2007, 09:11:35 PM
That's a great idea!!  How smart.  (Does it work on people too?!?)   ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 28, 2007, 09:23:30 PM
Old bush pilot trick for mosquitos in the cockpit.  Keep a peice of 1/2" hose with you.  stick one end out the window, the slipstream past it will creat a nice vacuum.  Use the other end to suck the buggers out!  ::rambo:: The roof vent on some cherokees works pretty good too.

Phil

Unfortunately, it's really hard to get the window open on a pressurized aircraft...   ::banghead::


That's a really cool idea though... I just shared it with my room mate as he's about to go into the Navajo with Warbelos and might actually have an opportunity to take advantage of that wisdom...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 28, 2007, 09:24:01 PM
That's a great idea!!  How smart.  (Does it work on people too?!?)   ;)

I think you'll need a bigger hose...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 28, 2007, 10:13:42 PM
That's a great idea!!  How smart.  (Does it work on people too?!?)   ;)

Only the really small annoying ones.   ::loony::

Phil   ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 29, 2007, 12:40:04 AM
Took this today---Captions anyone??????

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/zcorvette.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 29, 2007, 01:38:09 AM
More War Memorials. I believe this is a WW1 artillery piece. It's in front of  Legion Hall near home.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 29, 2007, 01:51:26 AM
Yeah yeah---I got old stuff today too......
In Bowling Green Kentucky:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/zold2.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/zold.jpg)

And even our fuel truck back at home base:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/rasfueltruck.jpg)

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CAPTIONS OF THE CORVETTES WITH THE HANDICAP STICKERS??????????? or should I start a "fun picture" thread?

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 29, 2007, 03:21:07 AM
Took this today---Captions anyone??????

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/zcorvette.jpg)

That looks like a 3rd corvette next to those two... was there a convention?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 29, 2007, 03:39:20 AM
"But, Officer!  You can't give me a ticket...  I AM handicapped!!  Look at this cast on my wrist!  It's broken.   ::sulk:: 

How did it happen?  I tripped over the cat, reaching for the Viagra bottle."

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 29, 2007, 03:40:03 AM
Yep---It is the annual corvette convention in Bowling Green, Kentucky, I did look for the girls gone wild---but I guess they left already....

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/zcorvette2.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/zcorvette3.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 29, 2007, 03:42:10 AM
"But, Officer!  You can't give me a ticket...  I AM handicapped!!  Look at this cast on my wrist!  It's broken.   ::sulk:: 

How did it happen?  I tripped over the cat, reaching for the Viagra bottle."

 8)

Ya know----we were talking to one guy who was in a "corvette owners club" and he agreed, the only person withOUT grey hair...had dyed it....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 29, 2007, 03:46:47 AM
Hee hee....  that's good...  it all fits.   ;)   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 29, 2007, 03:50:27 AM
(You did mean his head hair, right?!?)    :D

Knowing you are somewhat of a connoisseur of hair couture......    ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 29, 2007, 04:03:33 AM
(You did mean his head hair, right?!?)    :D

Knowing you are somewhat of a connoisseur of hair couture......    ;)

As opposed to one's "hair down there".... Ya know, I bought a new color--Chilled Plum... I cant wait to try.....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 29, 2007, 04:09:14 AM
Yikes!!!!

"Chilled Plum"?!?  Good grief.  Too much information.......................

 ::rofl::                              ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 29, 2007, 04:26:06 AM
I do have to chime in that there are some younger corvette owners out there.  I was surprised for find out that the 80's corvettes are actually fairly inexpensive, even compared to many other cars.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on April 29, 2007, 07:49:02 AM
Took this today---Captions anyone??????

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/zcorvette.jpg)

My handicap? Ummm...illiteracy?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 29, 2007, 02:21:49 PM
How about  "Once again, Detroit proves that they can't produce a sportscar for intelligent people" ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 29, 2007, 04:28:14 PM
Photoshop---Obviously..........Although I cannot claim credit for this one...

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/fire.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 29, 2007, 04:48:15 PM
Well I knew that Nissan makes a hand-operated Nissan 350Z for disabled people but that Corvettes were also made for handicaps is news to me (note there are indeed handicap signs hanging in the front windows). The third one on the left also looks like a Corvette, C6 like the middle one that look like the Z06, and then a smooth C5 convertible to the right.

Awesome picture with the Herc, although the livery seems similar to the early RDAF Hercules livery but that's probably just a coincidence right?

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 29, 2007, 09:04:05 PM
I know some handicap folks that can drive a normal car, just have other reasons for it such as not being able to walk long distances.

One of the professors from where I went to school drives a 1 ton chevy dually, but has handicap placards because of a shrapnel wound from Vietnam, he can walk, just not long distances and it gets him a placard.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 30, 2007, 12:15:40 AM
What is an upload folder? I'm trying to post some pictures, but I keep getting directed to a page that says the upload folder is full. The pics are JPEGS, and only come out to about 200 KB altogether. ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 30, 2007, 02:06:59 AM
Are you trying to upload them here, to another forum, a web page or ??

That seems to indicate that on whatever server you are trying to upload to, the folder has reached it's allotted limit.

On many servers, individual folders are given a limit below the actual empty space on the hard disk to prevent over runs or one folder from taking it all.  For example, if it's a web page you host among many people with pages on the server, you may be limited to X MB for your folder.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 30, 2007, 02:16:09 AM
Are you trying to upload them here, to another forum, a web page or ??

That seems to indicate that on whatever server you are trying to upload to, the folder has reached it's allotted limit.

On many servers, individual folders are given a limit below the actual empty space on the hard disk to prevent over runs or one folder from taking it all.  For example, if it's a web page you host among many people with pages on the server, you may be limited to X MB for your folder.

I'm just trying to post the pictures here. Guess this folder is full
I'll start life through your camera Part 2!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 30, 2007, 02:46:59 AM
Hi Gil, I get the same message under the fire season one...  it won't take even a small photo.  Guess things are filling up!   :(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 30, 2007, 02:48:25 AM
Hi Gil, I get the same message under the fire season one...  it won't take even a small photo.  Guess things are filling up!   :(

I tried starting a new photo picture thingy, and it still won't upload. I guess the entire server or file or whatever  it is, is full
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 30, 2007, 02:54:08 AM
Wow, great minds, and all that..  I just did that, too, and it won't take anything at all.  Gee!  I guess we have had enough fun, huh?!?  OOOPSIE....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 30, 2007, 03:06:36 AM
Hey Mom---I'm sure your guys have seen this one--but it never hurts to show again.............

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/idiocy.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 30, 2007, 03:13:32 AM
Yes, that is a classic one -- great!! 

I wonder why it let you post a picture?!?  When Gil and I were shut out?  Hmmmm... ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 30, 2007, 03:14:51 AM
Yes, that is a classic one -- great!! 

I wonder why it let you post a picture?!?  When Gil and I were shut out?  Hmmmm... ::thinking::

Maybe you and I have posted too many pictures. His is also a link, and not a download so maybe that's why ::thinking:: ::thinking:: ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 30, 2007, 03:19:31 AM
I think you're right Gil -- I just tried one and No Go...  Hey, we've been CUT OFF!!!!!!!!!   ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 30, 2007, 03:23:56 AM
Yes, that is a classic one -- great!! 

I wonder why it let you post a picture?!?  When Gil and I were shut out?  Hmmmm... ::thinking::

Mine is a link---I use photobucket.com, Its free, and saves Mike money by not using up his bandwidth. I can post the photobucket pics on as many sites as I choose. I'm guessing that it being the end of the month--Mike and Stef have ran out of prepaid bandwidth or something like that.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 30, 2007, 03:48:50 AM
Ah, thank you Grasshopper......   ::bow::

(A nice lightning show is going on just north of here...   looks like summer!!    )
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on April 30, 2007, 09:14:22 AM
Yes, that is a classic one -- great!! 

I wonder why it let you post a picture?!?  When Gil and I were shut out?  Hmmmm... ::thinking::

Mine is a link---I use photobucket.com, Its free, and saves Mike money by not using up his bandwidth. I can post the photobucket pics on as many sites as I choose. I'm guessing that it being the end of the month--Mike and Stef have ran out of prepaid bandwidth or something like that.

If they were out of bandwidth the entire site would be down (or the pictures wouldn't show).

My guess would be that the server has a folder for attachments and that folder is limited to a size of say 100mb.   That folder has reached 100MB so the server will not accept attachments.  However it can still display attachments and posts are in a different folder so they can still be made.

To test my hypothesis, I deleted the below photo from earlier in this thread and re attached it here in this post.  Since it did work this time, I venture that the folder is simply at a preset limit.  We can wait for someone to evaluate whether to increase storage, or we can delete attachments that we didn't really "need" to allow posting of more of them.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 01, 2007, 12:53:35 AM
 ::thinking:: MMMMmmmmm i tried to upload a small 54k photo today and got this error message

 
The upload folder is full. Please try a smaller file and/or contact an administrator.

So maybe the guys FTP folder or the designated photo bucket is over flowing?

 ::drinking:: Back to it then...Tally Ho
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 01, 2007, 08:07:36 AM
At Racerplanet every account has not only a maximum file-size limit per file but a total folder-size to stop people from uploading tons of files that'll just take up server-space and I think CW might have a similar system. I guess you could ask Mike or Stef to adjust the limit either in general or for you guys specifically since we know you're not troublemakers.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on May 01, 2007, 09:11:42 AM
At Racerplanet every account has not only a maximum file-size limit per file but a total folder-size to stop people from uploading tons of files that'll just take up server-space and I think CW might have a similar system. I guess you could ask Mike or Stef to adjust the limit either in general or for you guys specifically since we know you're not troublemakers.

Frank

Frank, no one can upload anything.  I doubt everyone would have randomly hit the limit at once.  ;)

Seems like it's just the server space overall... there does not appear to be a per user limit.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 01, 2007, 07:43:57 PM
Alrighty we can add pictures again. I'll show you some local sights around Sarnia. This is a Sherman Tank in front of our local Legion Hall.

Enjoy :) :) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 01, 2007, 07:49:46 PM
And More. The first is a local recently retired Tour Boat. Built here in Sarnia as Sub Chaser during WW2, and patrolled the Atlantic with Convoys (I guess this little thing was ocean worthy ::thinking::) It was replaced recently with another tour boat. The owner was going to donate it to the city, but the mayor made an insulting refusal about it. ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: Fortunatley it will stay as the Sea Cadets are going to take it over.

And finally a local train, on display also built during WW2, part of a 6000 series they called it's type. We used to crawl all over it when we were little, and I got stuck in the smokestack once ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) :P :P
So anywhat, enjoy :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 01, 2007, 07:52:08 PM
Oh yeah, a few more. An anchor and a cannon. I think everyone and their mother's crawled all over this cannon.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on May 02, 2007, 04:28:04 AM
Neat stuff, I always like seeing old vehicles.  My dad and I are big into trains, those old steamers are a real sight to see.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on May 02, 2007, 06:56:37 AM
Neat stuff, I always like seeing old vehicles.  My dad and I are big into trains, those old steamers are a real sight to see.

I forget the model, but the really big steam engines... today's big diesel locos still can't touch them for power.   There was talk a few years ago from one of the railroads about possibly putting one back in service, but don't know whatever came of that (I'm guessing nothing yet).
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 02, 2007, 02:49:05 PM
Neat stuff, I always like seeing old vehicles.  My dad and I are big into trains, those old steamers are a real sight to see.

I forget the model, but the really big steam engines... today's big diesel locos still can't touch them for power.   There was talk a few years ago from one of the railroads about possibly putting one back in service, but don't know whatever came of that (I'm guessing nothing yet).

Don't know about putting anything in service here, but I know countries in Africa still have the old steamer in use. Those countries are a popular destination for railway buffs! ::wave:: ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on May 02, 2007, 04:17:29 PM
At Pioneer park here in Fairbanks they restored the original narrow guage Alaskan Railroad coal fired engine #1 and use it to pull the tour cars around the park on certain occasions.  The rest of the time it's in the Railroad museum there.  I'll have to get some photos this summer.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on May 03, 2007, 09:14:37 PM
Steamers are great, just so expensive to run and maintain.  So many man hours in labor to keep them in top shape and safe too.  And some of the new diesel's are getting up there with close to 6,000 horses each.  The biggest being the EMD DDA40X at 6,660 horses (the most powerful diesel engine ever made). 
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/6922.jpg)

However the Q2 of the PR&R still holds the record with 7,987HP and over 110,000 TE.
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/Q2_front-side_view.jpg)

The Spirit of Washington every now and then runs a steam, and every year the Tacoma Rail line runs a few expeditions up to Mt. Rainier, runs about 50 bucks a ride, but soooooooo worth it.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 04, 2007, 02:11:32 AM
The Union Pacific "Big boy" was an articulated 4-8-8-4 with a TE of 135,000 lbs--Believe there is one in Sacramento museum----wieghs over 500,000 lbs ::eek::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on May 04, 2007, 02:54:21 AM
Trying to get us back on the subject of Airplanes and helicopters (even though my Grand Dad was an engineer for the Central VT Railroad back in the steam days)

Some old shots laying about my hard drive:

DHART 1 My local medivac Helicopter

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/IM000596.jpg)

Warren Sugarbush airport in Warren VT on a beautiful Autumn day.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/fall3.jpg)

Another shot of a TBM 700 at Warren

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/fall2.jpg)

And the results of a successful off airport landing after an engine failure.... A tow back to the airport

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/tow6.jpg)

The pilot of the Cessna 182 RG lost oil pressure while in the clouds, turned back to the airport as the engine seized. broke out at about 500 feet over the interstate, landed on the highway and coasted to a stop in the Crossover/U-turn. the big traffic tie up was the police escort for the tow back to the airport (15 miles)

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on May 04, 2007, 07:48:02 AM
Steamers are great, just so expensive to run and maintain.  So many man hours in labor to keep them in top shape and safe too.  And some of the new diesel's are getting up there with close to 6,000 horses each.  The biggest being the EMD DDA40X at 6,660 horses (the most powerful diesel engine ever made). 
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/6922.jpg)


I think you need to be more specific and specify it as the most powerful diesel locomotive engine ever made...   ;)

(http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/rta96c_crank.jpg)

http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/

The 14 cylinder version of the Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C boasts the following:
Quote
Total engine weight: 2300 tons  (The crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.)
 Length: 89 feet
 Height: 44 feet
 Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm 
 Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm 

(http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/rta96c_cyldeck.jpg)

(http://people.bath.ac.uk/ccsshb/12cyl/rta96c.jpg)

Quote
   The cylinder bore is just under 38" and the stroke is just over 98".  Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower.  Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version.

These are ship engines, of course.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%A4rtsil%C3%A4-Sulzer_RTA96-C


The other two links you'll be led two if you read the first one...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_M%C3%A6rsk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock_Nevis
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on May 04, 2007, 02:11:59 PM
We do also have a small 95 or so year old loco in perfect shape, running small sight-seeing tour on narrow railroad

(http://www.cd.cz/static/old/GRAPHICS/TCD2006/6_17katk.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on May 04, 2007, 04:26:36 PM
The Union Pacific "Big boy" was an articulated 4-8-8-4 with a TE of 135,000 lbs--Believe there is one in Sacramento museum----weighs over 500,000 lbs ::eek::

I've been next to her down there.  Big one for sure.  The numbers I pulled off were only for non articulated.  If you want to go with some really big ones, articulated is the way to go.  The Jawn Henry is about 180,000FE.

And sorry, Diesel Electric Locomotive.  I saw the crank on that engine and was like  ::thinking:: ::thinking:: what the hell is that from? 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 04, 2007, 04:31:20 PM
Brian: beautiful pictures |:)\ I especially love the view and colours on the second one :)

Bara: I think I've seen bigger engines than that, at least in terms of piston-size, can that be true? Maybe it's the angle that's playing tricks on me.

Btw, I'm amazed that steam-engines can have more power than a modern train, but maybe it's torque vs power due to the differences in the engine-construction? The TGV can do 300+ mph and it's fully electric via overhead lines but of course that's a passenger-train with a very aerodynamic shape.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on May 04, 2007, 08:26:22 PM
I think we need to design an aircraft around one of those ship engines.  I'm thinking a single engine prop job bigger than a 747.   ::silly::  ::loony::  ::)

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 04, 2007, 09:01:04 PM
Not to go to off-topic but after the above post then I just have to tell this one. In Le Mans racing Audi and Peugeot are using diesel-engines now, and of course on supercars.net, the home of people to give car-enthusiasts a bad reputation, someone of course posted a forum-thread about one of the new diesel-racers and said that the engine-performance was nothing and that a 6-cylinder Caterpillar diesel could easily match that power output and that such an engine in a US Panoz racer would wip Audi and Peugeot on the racetrack with their totally costum-made state-of-the-art V12 race-diesel-engines. Of course, that Cat engine is from/for a truck so both the weight and size would be more than a whole racecar but he never thought that far ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::

I wonder if I don't have a nice photo from the past couple of years I can post, I'll take a look in the archives. I may have packed down the slides and paper-pictures but I've had a digital camera for 3 years now, I gotta have something worth posting.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 05, 2007, 01:07:50 AM
Hey gang

Here's a website on the type of train engine that I posted eariler. It says that the locomotive is located in Bayview park here in Sarnia. It is not, the train is located in Cenntenial Park in Sarnia. Small potatoes I know, but they should get the facts right! ::complaining:

Enjoy ::wave:: ::wave::

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/mountain/cnr.shtml
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on May 05, 2007, 03:57:42 AM
Hey gang

Here's a website on the type of train engine that I posted eariler. It says that the locomotive is located in Bayview park here in Sarnia. It is not, the train is located in Cenntenial Park in Sarnia. Small potatoes I know, but they should get the facts right! ::complaining:

Enjoy ::wave:: ::wave::

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/mountain/cnr.shtml

That's actually the site where I was getting all the HP and FE numbers off of.  A lot of good information on there.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 05, 2007, 04:28:04 AM
At Pioneer park here in Fairbanks they restored the original narrow guage Alaskan Railroad coal fired engine #1 and use it to pull the tour cars around the park on certain occasions.  The rest of the time it's in the Railroad museum there.  I'll have to get some photos this summer.

Phil

Is this the one?

http://www.fairnet.org/agencies/tvrr/tvrr.html
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 05, 2007, 04:34:53 AM
Brian, Love the RG picture, also the pretty fall day in Warren!  My sister lives maybe a mile from that airport!  It's so pretty.

Here's the airport we worked out of today:


 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 05, 2007, 04:36:45 AM
Brian, Love the RG picture, also the pretty fall day in Warren!  My sister lives maybe a mile from that airport!  It's so pretty.

Here's the airport we worked out of today:

Awsome pics Soccermom! Beautiful countryside ::wave:: ::wave:: ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 05, 2007, 04:50:12 AM
Glad you like them Gil! 

I enjoyed the steam engines..  my father worked on them for many years.  He had some cool stories...  how to adjust the fire to get the max performance, etc., and timing the heavy fuelings to minimize smoking out the small towns they went through...   He said it took 6 tons of coal to get to their destination, and 6 tons back...  needless to say, trying to get out of manual labor at our house wasn't ever an option...  I have one book of his from those days long gone -- the "First, Second and Final Year's EXAMINATIONS for Firemen and Engineers".  It has about 600 test questions, and the answers.  The date is 1929.  I treasure it!   ::angel::

Back to pictures...  here is the airport we worked out of yesterday...  oh, and we did get snowed out today after 4 loads, and had to give up.  It was pretty cold for the poor spotter in the open door!!!   

 
   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 05, 2007, 02:39:12 PM

"pretty cold for the spotter in the open door"   How much bleed air is available to keep your tooties warm or do you wear boots ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 05, 2007, 05:45:25 PM
Hey Soccermom...Thought you might like to see this...
I was in the FBO at Franklin airport in North Carolina the other day, saw this neat tissue dispenser and thought of you and your "soccer team"..

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/z-diver.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 05, 2007, 05:52:16 PM
Wow that's cool!  8) |:)\

Who made it? Hand-made or mass-produced?

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 05, 2007, 06:05:16 PM
Wow that's cool!  8) |:)\

Who made it? Hand-made or mass-produced?

Frank

I think handmade---I was going to "borrow" it for Mom and the team, but I was being watched too closely---must have something to do with a bad helicopter pilot rap or something. I think that would look just peachy in the back of "soccermom's" minivan. ::rofl::  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 05, 2007, 06:30:54 PM
Welcome to the south---seen while driving in Tennessee...

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/balls.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 05, 2007, 07:11:28 PM
Hmm, a deer with a bullseye and brass bollocks.... no comment, especially not on the seating arrangement of the deer.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 05, 2007, 10:07:01 PM
G-Man, love the picture from the FBO!!  Ha ha, I have never seen anything like that.  yeah, I'd mount it in the back if I could find something like that..  of course it woudl be busted off in the first 5 minutes!  Every item in the plane gets a beating when they stagger aboard with the mountains of clumsy gear on!!

Too funny.  You do have an eye for finding funny stuff.  As for the deer item, uh..  well...  I just figure, if you sport fake body parts, it must be for a reason.   ::eek::

 ;)                      ;)                       ;)                       ;)   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 05, 2007, 10:35:08 PM

"pretty cold for the spotter in the open door"   How much bleed air is available to keep your tooties warm or do you wear boots ???

Hey Airtac!!   ::wave::

We've got plenty of bleed air...  and this a/c has a doozy of a heater...  but even with it cranked, that is one big ole hole in the back of the airplane when it's -10 C out...  we had a tight jump spot yesterday, so the spotter was dropping them only 2 at a time..  so, five passes for one load of 9 jumpers.  Throw in 3 streamer passes, a size-up pass, and their practice cargo passes, and they were a bit, shall we say, "chilled".  They never complain..  they all had on their longjohns..  but by the time we landed they sure had pink cheeks!  ha. 

I've dropped fires in October where we had to fly through the snowstorms to get there... on one, I heard a bunch of laughing and turned around to see one funny guy with his wool hat pulled down all the way over his face UNDER HIS CRASH HELMET.  Kind of like the Headless Horseman!!!!!  HAAAAAAAAAA.   

Ah, yes, a tough deal, they suffer, and I am confy.  Such an unfair life it is.   ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 05, 2007, 11:17:26 PM
Just found these in my camera, they are from last summer.  Yes, I need to read the instruction book....  I know...   ::whistle::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 08, 2007, 03:58:39 AM
"COME ON KIDS, I AM NOT KIDDING THIS TIME, WE ARE LEAVING, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO GET ON YOUR SUITS!

DALE, QUIT PICKING ON JENNY.  SHANE, I DON'T CARE IF YOUR WATER BOTTLE IS EMPTY, TOO BAD, WE WILL BE HOME IN ABOUT 12 MINUTES!  LET'S GO!  LISA, I TOLD YOU TO GET THAT SEATBELT ON, I MEAN ON THIS TIME, I AM NOT JOKING HERE.

RICHARD, ARE YOU IN YOUR SEAT?  OKAY, WE ARE LEAVING NOW...   DON'T MAKE ME COME BACK THERE........"

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 08, 2007, 04:24:20 AM
"COME ON KIDS, I AM NOT KIDDING THIS TIME, WE ARE LEAVING, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO GET ON YOUR SUITS!

DALE, QUIT PICKING ON JENNY.  SHANE, I DON'T CARE IF YOUR WATER BOTTLE IS EMPTY, TOO BAD, WE WILL BE HOME IN ABOUT 12 MINUTES!  LET'S GO!  LISA, I TOLD YOU TO GET THAT SEATBELT ON, I MEAN ON THIS TIME, I AM NOT JOKING HERE.

RICHARD, ARE YOU IN YOUR SEAT?  OKAY, WE ARE LEAVING NOW...   DON'T MAKE ME COME BACK THERE........"
 

So Mom---Are you trying to tell us that the "kids" were "acting up" today?

Do you need me and Airtac to come kick some ass???????????????  ::rofl::   ::rofl::   ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 08, 2007, 05:03:20 AM
Actually, they were pretty good today...  since we've been going to Doctor Quackens, they've done so much better now, with the Ritalin.    ::whistle::

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 08, 2007, 10:01:10 AM
Great pictures, but what's Doctor Quackens? Yet another fast-food chain? And are those names made-up or are there really a lot of women there (also remembering G-Man's pictures).

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 08, 2007, 01:38:01 PM
"COME ON KIDS, I AM NOT KIDDING THIS TIME, WE ARE LEAVING, YOU HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO GET ON YOUR SUITS!

DALE, QUIT PICKING ON JENNY.  SHANE, I DON'T CARE IF YOUR WATER BOTTLE IS EMPTY, TOO BAD, WE WILL BE HOME IN ABOUT 12 MINUTES!  LET'S GO!  LISA, I TOLD YOU TO GET THAT SEATBELT ON, I MEAN ON THIS TIME, I AM NOT JOKING HERE.

RICHARD, ARE YOU IN YOUR SEAT?  OKAY, WE ARE LEAVING NOW...   DON'T MAKE ME COME BACK THERE........"
 

So Mom---Are you trying to tell us that the "kids" were "acting up" today?

Do you need me and Airtac to come kick some ass???????????????  ::rofl::   ::rofl::   ::rofl::

Hey Gman, I'm happy you volunteered our services but have you seen them jumper kids???--we might need to pack a lunch AND 2 or 3 cans of "whupass" to survive the day ::rambo::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 08, 2007, 05:52:35 PM
HA HA, well I am not sure about the extra cans of whup-ass, I think ORNERY counts for something here...   ;)        ;)        ;)  (And yes, I am speaking for myself too...) 

A few summers back, I went into a small airport to pick up the "kids" and happened to land right after another, government Otter, which was there to pick up "their kids".  I just happened to have what we affectionately refer to as a "gorilla load"....  all very big, big guys.  The other airplane just happened to have an entire load of real small guys.  (Note:  the small guys are notoriously known for being way tougher.  Just ask them.  No, really.)

As they loaded up, side by side, one young kid from the other airplane approached me with big eyes, pointed at my bunch and said "My GOD...  What do you FEED those guys?"  It was SO funny. 

And Frank:  those are indeed the names of the folks on my load yesterday..  2 of the 8 I had were women...  and 2 of the 8 rookies currently being pounded into dust (and surviving very well!) are also women.  We have 5 women here now as jumpers, and if these last two make it, I am sure that will be some kind of base record. 

 ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 08, 2007, 10:01:54 PM

Hey Gman, I'm happy you volunteered our services but have you seen them jumper kids???--we might need to pack a lunch AND 2 or 3 cans of "whupass" to survive the day ::rambo::

G'day Airtac, 
The shops don't seem to sell cans of Whupass over here, can you mail me some over, have a certain person down here I need to do some Whupping  ::rambo:: of HIS Ass  ::banghead:: ( ;) right Mom and Gilly) BBBRrrrrr still makes me sweat  ::sweat:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::

Anyways back to the subject  :) I snapped this one on Sunday from the ramp at the aero club....It's soooo purty!!! And don'tcha just love the tow vehicle?  ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 08, 2007, 11:35:04 PM

Hey Gman, I'm happy you volunteered our services but have you seen them jumper kids???--we might need to pack a lunch AND 2 or 3 cans of "whupass" to survive the day ::rambo::

G'day Airtac, 
The shops don't seem to sell cans of Whupass over here, can you mail me some over, have a certain person down here I need to do some Whupping  ::rambo:: of HIS Ass  ::banghead:: ( ;) right Mom and Gilly) BBBRrrrrr still makes me sweat  ::sweat:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::

Anyways back to the subject  :) I snapped this one on Sunday from the ramp at the aero club....It's soooo purty!!! And don'tcha just love the tow vehicle?  ::whistle::

Hey that's awsome Gibby!! I hope you get that guy! :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on May 08, 2007, 11:48:27 PM
Hey!  I've got one of those tow vehicles!  Only mine's blue.  8)
never tried towing planes with it... ::thinking::

Phil  ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on May 09, 2007, 12:19:02 AM
Hey... I got one of them there Volpar Beech 18's at my airport too

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/beech1.jpg)

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 09, 2007, 12:20:45 AM
Interesting. Is that a Nissan or maybe an early HiLux? I sadly didn't take this, but while on the subject of tugs, look closer at this http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0902385/L/
I used to know two others but after a long search I can't find them again, but I did find this http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0706480&size=L read the text! Look for it at airshows down there!

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 09, 2007, 12:35:04 AM
Interesting. Is that a Nissan or maybe an early HiLux? I sadly didn't take this, but while on the subject of tugs, look closer at this http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0902385/L/
I used to know two others but after a long search I can't find them again, but I did find this http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0706480&size=L read the text! Look for it at airshows down there!

Frank

The first one is neat. If it's front wheel drive, then go with what works! :D :D

The second one is a horrible thing to do to a DC3.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 09, 2007, 12:50:41 AM
The pick-up/off-roader was probably 4x4 and had the rear driveshafts removed together with most of the body.
The conversion on the DC-3 itself is great work, but I agree it would be nicest to have it in the original shape, even if no longer flying.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 09, 2007, 01:12:56 AM
Hey... I got one of them there Volpar Beech 18's at my airport too

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/beech1.jpg)

Brian

We should see how many we can find world wide at CW coop members airfields :)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 09, 2007, 01:17:50 AM
Interesting. Is that a Nissan or maybe an early HiLux? I sadly didn't take this, but while on the subject of tugs, look closer at this http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0902385/L/
I used to know two others but after a long search I can't find them again, but I did find this http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0706480&size=L read the text! Look for it at airshows down there!

Frank

The first one is neat. If it's front wheel drive, then go with what works! :D :D 
The second one is a horrible thing to do to a DC3.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Hi Frank, yeap old Nissan Navara diesel trayback

Gilly, yeap shoudln't be allowed to happen to DC3's  ::loony:: Although it is based a the same airfield that the XCanadian Invader is hangared
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 09, 2007, 04:29:18 AM
Interesting. Is that a Nissan or maybe an early HiLux? I sadly didn't take this, but while on the subject of tugs, look closer at this http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0902385/L/
I used to know two others but after a long search I can't find them again, but I did find this http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0706480&size=L read the text! Look for it at airshows down there!

Frank

The first one is neat. If it's front wheel drive, then go with what works! :D :D 
The second one is a horrible thing to do to a DC3.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Hi Frank, yeap old Nissan Navara diesel trayback

Gilly, yeap shoudln't be allowed to happen to DC3's  ::loony:: Although it is based a the same airfield that the XCanadian Invader is hangared


That's horrible! What are they going to do to our Invader? ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 09, 2007, 04:43:04 AM

That's horrible! What are they going to do to our Invader? ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::

 >:D >:D You don't wanna know  ::whistle::  he he he   :D ::whistle:: We have plans GILLY  >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 09, 2007, 04:48:58 AM

That's horrible! What are they going to do to our Invader? ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::

 >:D >:D You don't wanna know  ::whistle::  he he he   :D ::whistle:: We have plans GILLY  >:D >:D

I don't think we should export any more warbirds to Australia ::thinking:: ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 09, 2007, 04:55:02 AM
Why not  :( ?? We need more buses ....uuummm.....and wot ever THAT IS that they made the invader into.... oooo think they better start again >:D  >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 09, 2007, 04:56:04 AM
Why not  :( ?? We need more buses ....uuummm.....and wot ever THAT IS that they made the invader into.... oooo think they better start again >:D  >:D

You are evil Gibby, you know that don't you? >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 09, 2007, 04:59:33 AM
Learned from the best Gilly ;D YOU >:D >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 09, 2007, 05:03:41 AM
Learned from the best Gilly ;D YOU >:D >:D

You're making me blush here ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 12, 2007, 01:03:15 AM
Here's a picture I photoshopped. I took a 1/48 scale Wildcat I built, and added some other pictures in the background.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on May 13, 2007, 03:10:37 PM
Interesting. Is that a Nissan or maybe an early HiLux? I sadly didn't take this, but while on the subject of tugs, look closer at this http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0902385/L/
I used to know two others but after a long search I can't find them again, but I did find this http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0706480&size=L read the text! Look for it at airshows down there!

Frank

Frank, I've seen pictures of those float dollys before, too.  The only problem is, you can't start the engine with the plane on the dolly.  We've got a hydraulic lift trailer that we hook up to a John Deere for launching float planes here.  They can start up while still on the trailer and be running when they hit the water if they want.  It makes for a lot less drifting in the river current.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 13, 2007, 03:54:00 PM
Interesting. Is that a Nissan or maybe an early HiLux? I sadly didn't take this, but while on the subject of tugs, look closer at this http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0902385/L/
I used to know two others but after a long search I can't find them again, but I did find this http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0706480&size=L read the text! Look for it at airshows down there!

Frank

Frank, I've seen pictures of those float dollys before, too.  The only problem is, you can't start the engine with the plane on the dolly.  We've got a hydraulic lift trailer that we hook up to a John Deere for launching float planes here.  They can start up while still on the trailer and be running when they hit the water if they want.  It makes for a lot less drifting in the river current.

Or you could just takeoff on the dolly (ala Germany's 1st jet bomber) and have the dolly crash off the end of the runway ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 13, 2007, 08:22:18 PM
OK, yesterday Sunday... 05-13-2007  the Beaufort Restoration boys opened up their workshop for all to see....

This is the Chevy Blitz truck they restored ..(thought you'd like that one Gilly  ;) )
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 13, 2007, 08:27:12 PM
The Beaufort progressing well....

And starboard engine under way
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 13, 2007, 08:37:11 PM
The Beauys nose art and restored Gas powered 303's
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 13, 2007, 08:49:05 PM
SWWEEEETTT!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 19, 2007, 12:13:01 AM
Ok I looked thrue the entire thread and couldn't find it. Here's a picture I took myself close to my old home in the early 90s shortly before my dad got sick. It's the biggest truck he drove (not including the tank transports he drove in the army in the late 50s). And yes that parkinglot is really small and narrow but he never did touch a sign  8)
When we pick-up the Lancer we're going past there so I plan on taking a picture of it at the same place for nostalgic purposes.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 19, 2007, 04:34:08 AM
Cool, Frank,
No wonder you're proud of your Dad---nice picture. |:)\   I see the third axle on the tractor was able to be lifted when running empty for tire wear and economy--nice feature.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 21, 2007, 10:32:55 PM
Photos of the 80% Spitfire from our Flyin/Comp on Sunday..... ::sick:: sorry about the picture quality i only had my phone camera (someone forgot to take the good camera to the day  ::complaining: )
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 21, 2007, 10:34:53 PM
2 more...this plane was WAY KEWL!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on May 22, 2007, 01:37:22 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/192/508577935_979cbaca3e.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 22, 2007, 02:56:19 AM
Awwwww. Hehe, that face actually looks fitting to your signature  ::rofl::

Hope all the family is doing well and will continue to do so ::wave::

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 22, 2007, 03:21:47 AM
BEAUTIFUL BABY |:)\

Glad your enjoying parenthood---the memories and pictures will warm your heart for the rest of your life---pay attention |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on May 22, 2007, 03:31:07 AM
BEAUTIFUL BABY |:)\

Glad your enjoying parenthood---the memories and pictures will warm your heart for the rest of your life---pay attention |:)\

They're sure warmin' something...
 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7490936422290188921

I need to work on the sound a little, but this is something I strung together from our chapter's lunch fly-in. Mrs Velo is in the video
with Zoe's stroller, just before the Stearman pulls out from behind the house. Notice the canopy on the thing...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on May 22, 2007, 06:50:06 PM
Great Video..... Looks like a great time was had by all

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 22, 2007, 08:11:59 PM
Wow Velojym, Zoe just gets bigger everytime you post her  |:)\ great to see such a proud father...yeah airtac is right pay attention she sure is growin' up fast you don't wanna miss a thing.  Great video too!!!  ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 22, 2007, 08:17:03 PM
I was digging through the annals and came across this one I took in 1986 (  ::) ouch too long ago ) on one of my outback juants......this is Birdsville Airfield, the day was about 40 deg C in the shade, lucky the pub was just behind me  ::drinking:: ::drinking:: !!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 22, 2007, 08:26:32 PM
I was digging through the annals and came across this one I took in 1986 (  ::) ouch too long ago ) on one of my outback juants......this is Birdsville Airfield, the day was about 40 deg C in the shade, lucky the pub was just behind me  ::drinking:: ::drinking:: !!!

Isn't that where they filmed Flight of the Phoenix? The environment wasn' that hostile! ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 22, 2007, 08:27:59 PM
Beautiful scenery :) Is that the one you said I reminded you about in the chat yesterday?

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 22, 2007, 08:43:02 PM
BEAUTIFUL BABY |:)\

Glad your enjoying parenthood---the memories and pictures will warm your heart for the rest of your life---pay attention |:)\

They're sure warmin' something...
 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7490936422290188921

I need to work on the sound a little, but this is something I strung together from our chapter's lunch fly-in. Mrs Velo is in the video
with Zoe's stroller, just before the Stearman pulls out from behind the house. Notice the canopy on the thing...


Dear Diary:
Today I was pompous, and my sister was crazy.

Dear Diary:
Today we were abducted by hill folk. Was the best day ever! :D :D :D

You really like that Firelfly. Course I think it's awsome to! Airplanes in a quiet country grass strip. Something so Serene about it :):):) Espeacially that Stearman!!  ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

http://www.tcon.ca/polaris/modules/tconguests/  SERENITY!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 22, 2007, 10:19:28 PM
Beautiful scenery :) Is that the one you said I reminded you about in the chat yesterday?

Frank

It sure is Frank...as soon as I got home from work I scanned it  ::type:: and put it up this morning
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on May 23, 2007, 02:59:35 AM
BEAUTIFUL BABY |:)\

Glad your enjoying parenthood---the memories and pictures will warm your heart for the rest of your life---pay attention |:)\

They're sure warmin' something...
 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7490936422290188921

I need to work on the sound a little, but this is something I strung together from our chapter's lunch fly-in. Mrs Velo is in the video
with Zoe's stroller, just before the Stearman pulls out from behind the house. Notice the canopy on the thing...


Dear Diary:
Today I was pompous, and my sister was crazy.

Dear Diary:
Today we were abducted by hill folk. Was the best day ever! :D :D :D

You really like that Firelfly. Course I think it's awsome to! Airplanes in a quiet country grass strip. Something so Serene about it :):):) Espeacially that Stearman!!  ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

http://www.tcon.ca/polaris/modules/tconguests/  SERENITY!!!!!!!!!



That show had a lot to do with my choice of aircraft. The CH801, land and take off nearly anywhere (read: no Feds), good payload, lots of
character... ;)
I aim to misbehave!

Thanks for the Zoe compliments, folks. I'll make sure they're relayed to her and her Ma.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2007, 03:02:40 AM
Wow, Gibbo, that is a cool picture!  or, uh, not-so-cool, I guess!

Here are a few of Utah and Colorado, when we were headed to our fire last week..........

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2007, 03:06:39 AM
The fire was on the top of this big cliff..  elevation was 8000 feet...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 23, 2007, 03:07:46 AM
AWSOME PICS MAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2007, 03:12:51 AM
Yeah, glad you like them..  it was a very pretty place -- I kept telling the spotter I couldn't do any fire stuff because "I'm too busy lookin' at the view!!!"  Hee heeeeee.....

Back here in Idaho, here is a view of the same strip we trained out of earlier (Idaho City)...  the first one is on downwind, and the town is just behind the tan stripe in the trees that is the runway...  and the 2nd one is turning base.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2007, 03:14:42 AM
A Lockheed Neptune P2V airtanker...  taxiing out for Arizona....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2007, 03:16:18 AM
And, the faithful Minivan....  waiting patiently.....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 23, 2007, 03:04:01 PM
I've been up around 20 hours or so now, and we drove 100+ km I just have to say that the sales chief still stuck to our old car's trade-in price from january! And my mom loves the new car. For those wondering then this is how the car looks on the danish market, in std. trim, the sport pack is std. fitted for the danish Lancers.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on May 23, 2007, 06:16:40 PM
Nice ride.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2007, 06:55:07 PM
WOW Frank!!  That is just beautiful!!  So glad you got it...  I hope you're catching up on your sleep!!!!!!
S'Mom   :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 23, 2007, 08:28:48 PM
Awsome set of wheels Franklin!!!  ::cowboy:: ::cowboy:: ::cowboy:: ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 23, 2007, 10:09:28 PM
 ::bow:: Nice Frank...very very nice, oooo and red...that always goes faster  ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on May 23, 2007, 10:17:46 PM
Nice new ride Frank! Three-diamond Evo!

Put on some Rolling stones dude!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 24, 2007, 01:24:17 AM
Good morning. Yeah my mom was really happy when she saw it, and in sunlight she suddently loved the colour. My old digital camera doesn't really show it that well, that there was taken standing behind our former the rear corner of my mom's now former Peugeot 206 before we went in and got the keys. It's easier to get in and out of for my mom even though the Lancer is only marginally higher overall but the different shape and position of the roof-pillars, doors, sills and seats makes entry so much better for my mom and she likes the seatback shape better too which overall should limit back pain for her. The trunk is also a lot bigger and while it can't be openend without the key from the outside via central locking like with the 206 then there's a pullhandle at the driver's seat and the big original wings is a great handle so it's fine, and easier to handle for my mom than the heavy 206 hatchback. I sit higher in the Lancer than the 206 and with the mirrors placed differently and that wing in the lower part of the mirror and no longer a big roof blocking rear vision then it feels really strange to drive. Btw, we stopped at a truck stop and removed all three rearseat headrests, especially center pillow-one can hide a full size car less than 10 meters behind you and the side mirrors seem further away from my normal vision than the 206, probably due to higher seating position and a steeper A-pillar. The Momo leather airbag sportwheel is pretty nice to hold but sadly blocks vision from the tachometer and we had to hold it under 3500 rpm but that's where the wheel covers the instrument and it's a short-range dial vs the big 206 one so much smaller movement to see when reading both tach and the speedometer. At least we drove thrue a non-filming speed display we have at entrances to several cities with main roads and it showed perfect 50 kph with the needle on just that position. A good start, I just hope it continues to show this unlike the 206 which electronic speedometer reset itself after every trip and showed a lot of different speed (44-51 at indicated 50).

I'll get some better picture later but first a little quiz. Before even starting the engine I put a CD into the CD player that's std. fitted with the car (as well as 6 speakers including so-called tweeters and indeed at 110 kph I could still hear most of the music clearly unlike the 206 over 90 kph). That CD is a Original Movie Picture Soundtrack. The first song is written by G.Moroder and T.Whitlock. Any idea on what it was? :D

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on May 24, 2007, 02:43:52 AM
Mmmmm.. I bet the movie had some cruise in it? (pun intented)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 26, 2007, 02:43:09 AM
So..  is he right, Frank??  Is it from Top Gun???   :D

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 26, 2007, 02:46:34 AM
Ah right sorry, I never did reply to this thread since I did in the chat. Yes it was the Top Gun Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (a CD I've owned for probably 10 years or so) and it sounded good thrue that radio and those 6 original speakers, very clear without need for bass boost or such loud things. Great driving music. I know Gil has another song in mind when he's going driving but I forgot the title of it, but he did say the lead singer is canadian and it is indeed a great song!

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 26, 2007, 02:49:23 AM
Very Cool, Frank!!  Nothing is as nice as cruising down the road with your favorite tunes....  a real treat!!   ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 27, 2007, 07:25:42 AM
One of last year's fires....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 27, 2007, 01:25:33 PM
I hate when they burn that hot---ya gotta hold your marshmallows waaaaaaay back or they'll burn ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 27, 2007, 07:18:29 PM
And it's so darned hard to keep the beer cold.....   ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 27, 2007, 08:14:30 PM
Yesterday morning.....what a lovely way to start the day with a Tiggie coming up to great me  :D :D

AND the day ended with a visit from a DC-3  :o !!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 27, 2007, 09:28:33 PM
Wow, Gibbo!  How pretty!  So nice of you to share with us....

How was the flying?  Great, I hope!!

 :D  S'Mom***
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 27, 2007, 11:31:26 PM
Thanks Mom, here is the DC-3 that visited too  ;D the Second one is my new mate Werner giving Gilly the Thumps up :) :) :)  it's ssssssssoooooooooooooo funny he even says "Clear Prop!!!" when he starts it up  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on May 28, 2007, 03:04:07 PM
I think I want one..... ::rofl::

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 28, 2007, 05:24:34 PM
Is this for real, or Fake. It looks fake to me. The aircraft is way too small, in this pic, and I think aircraft carriers aren't big enough. What think?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on May 28, 2007, 05:43:32 PM
Is this for real, or Fake. It looks fake to me. The aircraft is way too small, in this pic, and I think aircraft carriers aren't big enough. What think?

Hehehe...

Apart from the other reasons it wouldn't be real.... that plane in real life couldn't even be placed on an aircraft carrier deck by a crane.  You're talking about an aircraft larger than a 747. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on May 28, 2007, 05:52:22 PM
The wing span would take out the con tower.  The cloest thing I could equate this to, would be the B29 launching off carrier during WWII.  I think thats about the biggest thing they've used on one, correct me if im wrong here, thou I spose I could call my father, he was on the CV 66 America for 15 years or so.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on May 28, 2007, 05:54:37 PM
The wing span would take out the con tower.  The cloest thing I could equate this to, would be the B29 launching off carrier during WWII.  I think thats about the biggest thing they've used on one, correct me if im wrong here, thou I spose I could call my father, he was on the CV 66 America for 15 years or so.

You sure you aren't thinking the B-25?  ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 28, 2007, 06:18:07 PM
Lockheed Neptunes came off carriers too....   :)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on May 28, 2007, 06:21:43 PM
You were just looking for an excuse to use that picture weren't you?   :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on May 28, 2007, 06:42:59 PM
Lockheed Neptunes came off carriers too....   :)



That's a huge plane to come off a carrier, been next to one in Tillimook.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 28, 2007, 08:09:28 PM
Yeah, no lie.  The one and only photo I saw of one rotating off a carrier gave me shivers.   |:)\

You were just looking for an excuse to use that picture weren't you?   :D

Don't like that one?  Try this one.  From some guy's roof:



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 28, 2007, 08:24:27 PM
Once again, you've given us awsome pics mom :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 29, 2007, 01:01:51 AM
The wing span would take out the con tower.  The cloest thing I could equate this to, would be the B29 launching off carrier during WWII.  I think thats about the biggest thing they've used on one, correct me if im wrong here, thou I spose I could call my father, he was on the CV 66 America for 15 years or so.

You sure you aren't thinking the B-25?  ;)
Baradium is right---it was a B-25, preciseness is paramount in aviation, even if you are just flying  a tower......Oh Dear!---am I being churlish again?  ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on May 29, 2007, 01:12:50 AM
Baradium is right---it was a B-25, preciseness is paramount in aviation, even if you are just flying  a tower......Oh Dear!---am I being churlish again?

In his defense... he was very precise...  just not accurate.  ;)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 29, 2007, 05:02:57 AM
Here's another picture of my mom's new handicap-car, this time where we still live on the island. For those that know my history, that house there is where my oldest uncle lived until he died of a suddent heart attack just two weeks after we moved over from Odense.

I'm really tired and only just woke up after having slept most of the last 24 hours but I'll post some more in the forum later and maybe check out the chat if I have energy for some longer conversations, take care  ::wave::

Frank

P.S. To my knowledge some of the physically biggest aircraft to land and take-off from a carrier was the Tomcat and the Vigilante, both great planes in my opinion.
Rememeber the movie Cannonball Run II, the scene with the Sheik (played by Jamie Farr aka Klinger from the M*A*S*H tv-series (a fact I didn't notice until many years after I'd seen both hahaha)) there was a scene where he's racing with the doctor (Mr. Jack Elam) and the sheik gets a phonecall and he says "Nimitz? What's a Nimitz? Aaahhhh, the USS Nimitz, yes I want to buy it, I want to land my 747's on it!"
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on May 29, 2007, 05:21:32 AM
Hey Frank, I had a good laugh reading your licence plate.. I'D RATHER BE FLYING

Here's a picture of the hard-case I carry my bass around..

At first I thought to trim it to just say I'D RATHER FLY but thought otherwise.. :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 29, 2007, 05:31:01 AM
2 things AirScorp

1 I LOVE SAAB aircraft....Gripens, Viggens, Drakkens, Safir's  WOO HOO

2 I need a new bass player..wanna come to Australia and have a jam?  ::rofl:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 29, 2007, 10:55:17 AM
Baradium is right---it was a B-25, preciseness is paramount in aviation, even if you are just flying  a tower......Oh Dear!---am I being churlish again?

In his defense... he was very precise...  just not accurate.  ;)


 
I stand corrected  ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on May 29, 2007, 08:52:28 PM
Have a look here www.youtube.com/airscorp (http://www.youtube.com/airscorp) and tell me what you think..
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 29, 2007, 10:10:03 PM
Have a look here www.youtube.com/airscorp (http://www.youtube.com/airscorp) and tell me what you think..

ROK ON AirScorp!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on May 29, 2007, 10:39:48 PM
Here's another picture of my mom's new handicap-car, this time where we still live on the island. For those that know my history, that house there is where my oldest uncle lived until he died of a suddent heart attack just two weeks after we moved over from Odense.


Nice lancer, I almost bought one of those instead of my neon.  Sweet little car.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 30, 2007, 02:37:54 AM
A few pics I took at the Wright Patterson Museum!!
I have a plane there labeled as a P-51. IT's not. The airplane is a North American A-36A Apache. A dive bomber version of the Mustang!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 30, 2007, 02:38:41 AM
Some more!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 30, 2007, 02:39:38 AM
Some more pics
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 30, 2007, 03:02:32 AM
I've got a bunch more. Just didn't want to overload the server again. Lemme know if you want me to post more! ::wave:: ::wave:: ::wave::
P.S. It says that the Japanese plane was a suicide plane. It was a sucide plane trainer. It's the Dai-ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho

Say that 5 times fast!! ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 30, 2007, 03:34:53 AM
Not near as cool as those airplanes, but here is the moonrise from the old farm driveway here tonight...  frogs peeping and quail talking...  a pretty night in Idaho.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 30, 2007, 03:49:27 AM
Moon over Meridian-----------------AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH 8)
You awaken the poet in my soul ...................
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 30, 2007, 04:01:49 AM
It is SO pretty out there tonight!!  The kind of night where it is almost impossible to come back indoors......    :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 30, 2007, 04:42:30 AM
Wow, such fantastic pictures, thank you for sharing, it beats the sunrise that happend here just now.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on May 30, 2007, 12:51:34 PM
Not near as cool as those airplanes, but here is the moonrise from the old farm driveway here tonight...  frogs peeping and quail talking...  a pretty night in Idaho.



Er... peeping frogs? If I found a bunch of frogs at my windows watching me it would kinda creep me out!  ::eek::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 30, 2007, 02:11:35 PM
Not near as cool as those airplanes, but here is the moonrise from the old farm driveway here tonight...  frogs peeping and quail talking...  a pretty night in Idaho.



Er... peeping frogs? If I found a bunch of frogs at my windows watching me it would kinda creep me out!  ::eek::

TM
Probably freak the frogs out too (EEEEUW--looky, a duck in bikini underwear  ::unbelieveable:: ::sick::)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 30, 2007, 05:42:04 PM
OOOH, you guys are CRAZY!!    ::loony::

Of COURSE there are peeping frogs --  and you know, it takes quite a bunch of them, what with a dozen or so needed just to hold the ladder still so the others can look in.    ;D

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on May 30, 2007, 08:02:04 PM
OOOH, you guys are CRAZY!!    ::loony::

Of COURSE there are peeping frogs --  and you know, it takes quite a bunch of them, what with a dozen or so needed just to hold the ladder still so the others can look in.    ;D

 :D

I think they only go through that kind of effort to look at *you* mom.  ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on May 30, 2007, 09:35:04 PM
OOOH, you guys are CRAZY!!    ::loony::

Of COURSE there are peeping frogs --  and you know, it takes quite a bunch of them, what with a dozen or so needed just to hold the ladder still so the others can look in.    ;D

 :D

I think they only go through that kind of effort to look at *you* mom.  ;)

THink of a version of "animal House" with a frog John Belushi trying to put up a ladder...

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 31, 2007, 02:23:46 AM
I've got a bunch more. Just didn't want to overload the server again. Lemme know if you want me to post more! ::wave:: ::wave:: ::wave::
P.S. It says that the Japanese plane was a suicide plane. It was a sucide plane trainer. It's the Dai-ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho


PUT MORE UP GIL!!!! :)  ::wave:: THEY ROK!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 01, 2007, 12:04:35 AM
Two of my favorite pics from Washington State.  The first was taken from over Mt Rainier, and the second is of Mt Adams with Mt Rainier in the background.  This was in August of '05, and there was still plenty of snow and glaciers on top of both volcanoes.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on June 02, 2007, 03:47:01 AM
Two of my favorite pics from Washington State.  The first was taken from over Mt Rainier, and the second is of Mt Adams with Mt Rainier in the background.  This was in August of '05, and there was still plenty of snow and glaciers on top of both volcanoes.

Enjoy!

Ahh home.... Only two months away...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 02, 2007, 06:07:11 PM
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PUT MORE UP GIL!!!! :)  ::wave:: THEY ROK!!!!

All right Gibby!! You asked for it!  ::wave:: ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 02, 2007, 06:09:37 PM
MORE!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 03, 2007, 04:53:23 AM
Great pics Gil.  Wish I could get a chance to go to Wright-Pat someday.

Did you get a chance to view the XB70 they have there?  Please post pics of it if you have 'em! 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 03, 2007, 06:36:38 AM
lets just call this "Room with a View"  it was my wake-up call this morning.  OK, I was actually on my way out the door for Young Eagles when I heard the lovely rumble of twin radials idling.

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/T50yard.jpg)

And in Motion!

www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/T50.MOV
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on June 03, 2007, 08:12:33 AM
lets just call this "Room with a View"  it was my wake-up call this morning.  OK, I was actually on my way out the door for Young Eagles when I heard the lovely rumble of twin radials idling.



And in Motion!


We had a long night last night at work and as I walked in the door to work this morning I finally figured out why I had a nagging feeling that I'd missed something I was supposed to do on my way to work.

Been aggravated about that all day.  I'd been looking forward to finally being able to make it to a fly in breakfast.   Is this the only one this year?   I got spoiled in Mid TN... the local EAA chapter has one every single month.  I'll miss this month's by a day or so as I have to go to TN next week but I need to be there on weekdays, not the weekend when the breakfast is.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on June 03, 2007, 08:15:28 AM
Tundra,
That's a million dollar view   WOWEEE!!  And a Bamboo Bomber too ::unbelieveable::
What other interesting airplanes are based there?
Do you ever take Tundratoy over to let her visit with her wooden many-motor grandma?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 03, 2007, 09:18:13 AM
lets just call this "Room with a View"  it was my wake-up call this morning.  OK, I was actually on my way out the door for Young Eagles when I heard the lovely rumble of twin radials idling.

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/T50yard.jpg)

And in Motion!

www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/T50.MOV

What was actually frustrating for me was the fact that I couldn't see from your video shot whether the old Cessna Bobcat actually made it into the air or not.  That kinda makes your video a neo-mystery...  whether the airplane actually made it to its destination or not!  Hehe.  We could actually have the start of yet another urban legend!   ::eek::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 03, 2007, 03:29:06 PM
Great pics Gil.  Wish I could get a chance to go to Wright-Pat someday.

Did you get a chance to view the XB70 they have there?  Please post pics of it if you have 'em! 

Thanks ::bow:: ::bow:: Glad you liked them!!

No unfortunatley I didn't get a chance to see it. I think it was in the Presidential hangar, and I didn't get a chance to get there. It's true what the people say. You can't see the museum in a day. I was there from opening to closing, and although I was able to see all the airplanes in the main building, I wasn't able read all the displays. It is a BIG BIG museum!!
 ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 03, 2007, 03:31:23 PM
lets just call this "Room with a View"  it was my wake-up call this morning.  OK, I was actually on my way out the door for Young Eagles when I heard the lovely rumble of twin radials idling.


Awsome shot and video!! ::bow:: ::bow:: The best room in the house!! Those old airplanes look so right on Grass Strips!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 03, 2007, 11:47:31 PM
WOW!!!!!! Tundra....thanks very much for sharing  |:)\ ::bow:: ::bow::
Thats awesome, couldn't think of a much better wake-up call then 2 round motors saying "Time to get up!!!"  |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 04, 2007, 01:18:48 AM
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Tundra,
That's a million dollar view   WOWEEE!!  And a Bamboo Bomber too
What other interesting airplanes are based there?
Do you ever take Tundratoy over to let her visit with her wooden many-motor grandma?

Thanks, I really enjoy just sitting by the window or at my picknic table in the evengings watching the neighbors come and go.  One friend of mine even sets up her approches so she comes past right at window level LOL.

Most of the other aircraft here are pretty common stuff.  Lots of Super Cubs, C-170's, C-180's and the like.  At least one C-206 and a piper Navajo.  There is a Do-27 based here, but I've never seen it fly.  Couple Citabria's and champs, a couple C-120/140's and at least one other C-150.

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What was actually frustrating for me was the fact that I couldn't see from your video shot whether the old Cessna Bobcat actually made it into the air or not.  That kinda makes your video a neo-mystery...  whether the airplane actually made it to its destination or not!  Hehe.  We could actually have the start of yet another urban legend!   

Just to help you sleep at night, I saw it again a little later.  It was one of the static dispays for Young Eagles day.  If they'd been giving rides in it too many of us would have been trying to fake ID's  ::rofl::

Phil ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 04, 2007, 11:09:23 PM
Gibbo has a "Baron-Low-Light" flickering on and off.  Here ya go, Gib!!!!!   ::wave::

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 05, 2007, 12:49:34 AM
WOW!!! Mom ....how cool you flew a Baron!!!!!  ::bow:: ::bow::

Thanks for sharing too...WOW!!  Hey nice fire BTW
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 05, 2007, 02:03:56 AM
ha ha Gibbo, well, glad you liked the fire, but as I recall, it wasn't a very "nice" one.   ::silly::

Here's a couple of the airtanker who has been working out of BOI the last few days.  You know...  they can sure make it "homey" in an airplane that big...  these guys have a huge, wooden picnic table in back, and sitting there, the cockpit looks about a quarter-mile away!!  Crikeys, Mates!!!!    :o

 8)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 05, 2007, 02:52:26 AM
ha ha Gibbo, well, glad you liked the fire, but as I recall, it wasn't a very "nice" one.   ::silly::

Here's a couple of the airtanker who has been working out of BOI the last few days.  You know...  they can sure make it "homey" in an airplane that big...  these guys have a huge, wooden picnic table in back, and sitting there, the cockpit looks about a quarter-mile away!!  Crikeys, Mates!!!!    :o

 8)

Mom if you don't start publishing your pictures, I'm gonna steal them and publish them myself!! ::type::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on June 05, 2007, 08:31:37 PM
ha ha Gibbo, well, glad you liked the fire, but as I recall, it wasn't a very "nice" one.   ::silly::

Here's a couple of the airtanker who has been working out of BOI the last few days.  You know...  they can sure make it "homey" in an airplane that big...  these guys have a huge, wooden picnic table in back, and sitting there, the cockpit looks about a quarter-mile away!!  Crikeys, Mates!!!!    :o

 8)



Hahaha!

They even have air conditioning, don't they?

Title: Loreto BC Sur
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 06, 2007, 09:19:26 PM
Nice morning pic taken at my favorite fishing hole:  Loreto, on the coast of the Gulf of California in Baja.
Title: Flying into Loreto BC Sur
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 06, 2007, 09:27:02 PM
Some aerial pics of my favorite fishing hole.   ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 06, 2007, 11:42:06 PM
Beautiful! I especially like the last picture where the sun really makes the nature show of it's colours and splendor, and a nice view on final too  |:)\

Frank

P.S. Nice tractor too, Peterbilt 379?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 07, 2007, 04:25:59 AM
Wow, what beautiful shots....  so pretty!   ;)

On a completely different topic, here are the Master Jump Wings that were presented to my stuffed skunk, Pepe', back when we flew a project for the Army Special Forces.  They propped him up, gave a touching speech, pinned them into his little furry polyester chest, and then we all went back to drinking beer and eating stale popcorn.

At the time, he had less than 30 jumps, and now he is sitting at 107.   ::bow:: 





 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 07, 2007, 10:49:44 AM
Wow that's a cool logo!  |:)\

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 07, 2007, 11:40:46 AM
Wow, what beautiful shots....  so pretty!   ;)

On a completely different topic, here are the Master Jump Wings that were presented to my stuffed skunk, Pepe', back when we flew a project for the Army Special Forces.  They propped him up, gave a touching speech, pinned them into his little furry polyester chest, and then we all went back to drinking beer and eating stale popcorn.

At the time, he had less than 30 jumps, and now he is sitting at 107.   ::bow:: 
 

'Mom WOW that Pepe' he has 107 more jumps than me!!  ;D  He sounds like a trouble maker  ::thinking::  ;) :D :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 07, 2007, 01:22:28 PM
P.S. Nice tractor too, Peterbilt 379?

You certainly know your trucks, Frank. |:)\  Yes, my last full time trucking job was driving this 1999 Peterbuilt model 379.  It was a simple machine, with a 500HP Detroit Diesel engine and a 10 speed Rockwell transmission.  I forget the gear ratio on the rear axles, but it doesn't matter.  Old 1672 would top out around 106-110mph, but I mostly kept it under 80 because the trailers I pulled all had recap tires... which tended to overheat and explode if you pulled them any faster!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on June 07, 2007, 01:38:17 PM
P.S. Nice tractor too, Peterbilt 379?

You certainly know your trucks, Frank. |:)\  Yes, my last full time trucking job was driving this 1999 Peterbuilt model 379.  It was a simple machine, with a 500HP Detroit Diesel engine and a 10 speed Rockwell transmission.  I forget the gear ratio on the rear axles, but it doesn't matter.  Old 1672 would top out around 106-110mph, but I mostly kept it under 80 because the trailers I pulled all had recap tires... which tended to overheat and explode if you pulled them any faster!
Yeah Frank, I'm impressed too--- |:)\
Hey Rooster, was that Detroit one of the new 4 stroke inlines or was it an 8V-92.
I got a lot of miles behind the 92s but haven't (and won't--I'm retired) driven the new ones--understand they drive like a Cat motor.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on June 07, 2007, 08:27:52 PM
I used to own one o' these... and a cabover Freightshaker... both were a bit underpowered (11 liter Detroit), but the Peterwagon got great fuel mileage.

(http://tahlborn.web.aplus.net/images/images_oct/92_372l.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 09, 2007, 02:31:33 AM
It's a warm, summery evening in Boise...  a perfect start to the National Smokejumper Reunion being held this weekend.  Old and young jumpers alike were treated to a demonstration jump earlier today, by 4 Bureau of Land Management smokejumpers and 4 Forest Service smokejumpers, aboard a contract Twin Otter. 

Hope you don't mind a few pictures....  as they suited up, and loaded up on the airplane.

Cheers!  S'Mom   :)



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 09, 2007, 02:34:48 AM
A few more....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 09, 2007, 02:38:04 AM
Mom you're supposed to post a picture of yourself!! ::sulk::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 09, 2007, 11:35:43 PM
Some of us decided to have a fly-in picknic breakfast this morning in Alaskan Range.  The location was Caribou Strip.  An old ridge top mining strip about 50 miles south of Fairbanks.  Since Tundra Toy isn't much of bush plane, I flew to the nearby Goldking Strip, an old airforce strip still regularly used by miners and hunters.  And was then ferried over to Caribou in the Interstate Arctic Tern.  Anyway, here's the pictures:

Looking down at the Caribou runway for the South:
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/downrunway.jpg)

Arctic Tern back taxiing after landing:
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/ternback.jpg)

The Tern and Champ near the North end of Caribou:
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/parked.jpg)

The Tern Airborn on the way there:
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/tern1.jpg)

Your's truely at Goldking with the Tundra Toy:
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/TTgoldking.jpg)

West end of Goldking:
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/goldking.jpg)

View of the Alaskan Range from the back of the Arctic Tern:
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/ternview.jpg)

Looking up the runway to the South at Carribou, yes there's a definite slope to it.:
(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/uprunway.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on June 10, 2007, 01:03:52 PM
Great Shots Phil...... looks like a great place to fly

Quote
Since Tundra Toy isn't much of bush plane.....

You need to get that training wheel off the front of the toy and get the mains moved a bit forward.... Then she'll be better in the bush

http://www.aeroprice.com/aerolibrary/cessnase_mods.htm


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 10, 2007, 09:01:34 PM
I was "Chatting" to Frank a while ago, and told him about a one off chance I had in 1987 to get a flight in a SAAB 91C Safir. Well Frank after re-unpacking our house  ::loony:: after all the renovations we just did, I was going through my photos and found these 2 jems from that day....still searching for the in flight shots.

P.S: These where taken at Redcliffe Airfeild where I'm now training (eeek 20 years later  ::eek:: ) and the 172N on the far right hand side of the photo is the first plane I ever got to fly in.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 11, 2007, 01:11:54 AM
Those are just super pictures, Tundra -- thanks for sharing your piece of Alaska beauty with us!!!!  Just makes you want to GO.   ;)

And nice Saab, Gibbo!!  Very nice.  Thanks as well!

 ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 11, 2007, 08:23:13 AM
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You need to get that training wheel off the front of the toy and get the mains moved a bit forward.... Then she'll be better in the bush

Exactly how would that make it a better bush plane?

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 11, 2007, 02:49:15 PM
Nice plane Gibby. :) :)  What's that neato red one behind it? ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on June 11, 2007, 03:46:33 PM
Coll pictures guys |:)\
Looks like you're all having fun<insert jealous smiley>

Although I did get to fly up to Lakeview OR on Friday to pick out an RV park for my summer home---still, it wasn't as much fun as a picnic in the bush!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 11, 2007, 05:46:59 PM
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Although I did get to fly up to Lakeview OR on Friday to pick out an RV park for my summer home---still, it wasn't as much fun as a picnic in the bush!!

Well you're welcome to join us any time.  The strip we were using is an old abandon C-130 Herk strip.  We're already planning a brushing party for later this year, but after walking it on the ground I'll go ahead and bring my 150 in there next time.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 11, 2007, 10:11:49 PM
Nice plane Gibby. :) :)  What's that neato red one behind it? ???

Hiya Gil, thanks mate... :( don't remember what that plane could be...might have been a Stinson, I think  ::thinking:: there again it was nearly 20 years ago  ::eek::.  i had a look through some more old photos and can't find a better one of it.

PS Sorry Mom and Tundra, is was remiss of me to not say AWESOME SHOTS guys thanks!!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 12, 2007, 12:31:05 AM
Gibbo, could you tell us a bit about the Saab?  I'm not at all familiar with that one.  Heck, I didnt' know they made any aircraft other than military jets.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 12, 2007, 01:00:31 AM
hi Phil,

No problems, SAAB made the 91 series Safir as a Trainer/Recon aircraft for the Swedish airforce. Here is a good info site on them.. http://www.canit.se/~griffon/aviation/text/50safir.html

That particluar plane is a 1953 Model and was painted up in the SAAB Automobile corparate colours and it toured Australia through 1987 to celebrate the introduction of the SAAB 900 Cabriolet into Australia. I Believe it is now privately owned and still here in Aus. That day was our dealerships day for the 900 Cabrio release, and one of our senior salesmen also knew the pilot so I was lucky enough to get a ride in the right hand seat for a couple of low level passes over the Redcliffe airfield.  It was probably the closest thing to a warbird I had flown in, I was SUPER impressed, but there again I was an earger young aviation nut and any ride in a plane at that time impressed me!!! :) I'm still looking for the shots i took in flight.. ::banghead:: dang I hate packing and unpacking
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 12, 2007, 05:12:59 AM
Greetings. I finally found the WW1 pics from Wright Patterson. Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 12, 2007, 05:14:19 AM
More Pics.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 12, 2007, 09:18:55 AM
WOW!!! Gil...AWESOME PLANES  :o mate  |:)\ Thanks for sharing them with us  ::drinking:: good viewing indeed
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 12, 2007, 08:10:00 PM
Awsome old planes there Gil.  Wright Pat. is definitly on my list of stops someday.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on June 12, 2007, 09:40:50 PM
I don't normally work on Mondays, but yesterday I was coving a shift for another one of the line guys who was on vacation. Now, my company shares ramp space with customs so we have a pretty good chance of seeing something unusual... and yesterday was no exception.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/IM001949.jpg)

Col. Frank Borman's F-86 Sabre, part of the USAF Heritage flight. (Frank wasn't flying it though :( And yes, I need a new digital camera  ::complaining: )

after clearing customs, the pilot needed something to drink but no one had any change for a Twenty, so I gave him a buck and got this in return...

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/IM001950.jpg)


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 13, 2007, 03:42:45 AM
Awsome old planes there Gil.  Wright Pat. is definitly on my list of stops someday.

Phil

I was able to scratch that off my list of aviation museums to go to before I die!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 13, 2007, 03:44:25 AM
I don't normally work on Mondays, but yesterday I was coving a shift for another one of the line guys who was on vacation. Now, my company shares ramp space with customs so we have a pretty good chance of seeing something unusual... and yesterday was no exception.
Col. Frank Borman's F-86 Sabre, part of the USAF Heritage flight. (Frank wasn't flying it though :( And yes, I need a new digital camera  ::complaining: )

after clearing customs, the pilot needed something to drink but no one had any change for a Twenty, so I gave him a buck and got this in return...
Brian

Soo Jealous!!!  ::cowboy:: ::cowboy:: ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on June 15, 2007, 04:34:26 AM
I don't normally work on Mondays, but yesterday I was coving a shift for another one of the line guys who was on vacation. Now, my company shares ramp space with customs so we have a pretty good chance of seeing something unusual... and yesterday was no exception.
Col. Frank Borman's F-86 Sabre, part of the USAF Heritage flight. (Frank wasn't flying it though :( And yes, I need a new digital camera  ::complaining: )

after clearing customs, the pilot needed something to drink but no one had any change for a Twenty, so I gave him a buck and got this in return...
Brian

Soo Jealous!!!  ::cowboy:: ::cowboy:: ::cowboy::
If memory serves me well, Bormans F-86 used to belong to Micheal Dorn (Worf of Star Trek) who is a fine aviator himself---of all the actor/pilots out there, he's the one I'd most like to meet  |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 15, 2007, 04:53:52 AM
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Soo Jealous!!!  ::cowboy:: ::cowboy:: ::cowboy::

If memory serves me well, Bormans F-86 used to belong to Micheal Dorn (Worf of Star Trek) who is a fine aviator himself---of all the actor/pilots out there, he's the one I'd most like to meet  |:)\

You nerd!!!  ::type:: ::type:: I Wanna meet Micheal Dorn too!!! Remember I still live in My parents Basement!! And anyone who loves airplanes, and was on Star Trek, well that's just totally awsome!!!

http://www.stormbirds.com/project/general/updates.htm

Scroll down. There he is!!!!

Except in Star Trek, his character was a real loser. All his wives and girlfriends dying off. His dishonour. His brother leaving his family. Yeah poor guy. Oh well. But hey, HE LIKES AIRPLANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
We should try and convince him to join this forum!! KUH-PLAA

:insert live long and prosper smiley here:
:insert GET A LIFE speech from William Shatner here:
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 17, 2007, 08:07:58 PM
Gil ya TREKKY  ::)  ::unbelieveable:: AND AIRTAC you TOO!!!!!  ::rofl::

Hears one i shot of the MIG based here in Brisbane, when it did a low fly by over the Indy curcuit on the Gold Coast...mmmm maybe last year or the year before
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 25, 2007, 03:07:40 AM
WHADDUP ALL?!?!?

Just had an airshow in a city about 45 minutes from here called St. Thomas!! Not too many planes on the roster, but alot of the usual vintage. Took some pics of planes from inside a PBY, but the flash went off, and ruined them  >:( >:( >:(. But I'll post some pics anywhat. St. Thomas airport is an old British Commonwealth Air Training Base used during WW2. There were alot of trainer planes there from that era, so it seemed fitting. The Snowbirds were there as well ROCKIN AS USUAL!!!! ::cowboy::  ::bow:: ::cowboy::  ::bow:: ::cowboy::. But the higlight for me was the C17 Globemaster from a base in California, landing, reversing and then taking off from the runway. Keep in mind it is only a 5050 ft runway!!! Never seen anything like that. I shot some video with a cheap digital camera when it was reversing, and then when it took off. If you want I'll email you the shots, don't know if they'll work or not, but....

In the meantime I'll post some shots of the airshow.
Enjoy
Adam  ::wave:: ::wave::

Jungemann
Other Jungemann and Dear ol' Dad!!
Fleet Finch
DeHavilland Tigermoth
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 25, 2007, 03:10:13 AM
More shots

DeHavilland Chipmunk
C-17 Globemaster
C-17 Globemaster on the roll!! ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 25, 2007, 03:36:05 AM
Hey Gil  ::wave::, way nice mate....i really like the chipmunk!! Thanks for posting...looked like a cool Airshow
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 26, 2007, 12:33:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=flyboygil

Here's the link to those videos of the globemaster reversing and taking off. I was able to upload them. Watch the second one first though!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 08, 2007, 03:40:51 PM
Here's a neato pic I took when rotatin dat propellor. I actually challenged them on a race to Florida, and left them behind to eat my vortices.  ::)

Well obviously not really, but I thought it was such a neato pic.

P.S. Has anyone noticed that the forum seems really empty nowadays?  ??? ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on July 08, 2007, 10:42:14 PM
Busy days I'd say..
Crazy, I know, I always thought everybody just sits and swims in summer months
I for one have a whole July full of exams.. Oh well..
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on July 10, 2007, 08:54:35 PM
Mrs V and Zoe, at the recent EAA UL122 fun fly.
...and a small selection of planes...

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1416/771931618_26133127be.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1046/771931462_68cb46f614.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1053/771931268_e51ef25d9c.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1343/771062129_c3815b4465.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1409/771931088_dca137c0e0.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on July 11, 2007, 11:10:49 PM
We don't normally get good sized hail here in VT but Monday was an exception.... in 30 minutes I had a lightning strike within 50 feet of the house and the roof and Yard were pelted by quite a few of these....

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/hail.jpg)

One of the guys I work with had a tree come down in his backyard that took out his fence and hit the neighbors rear deck....


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on July 12, 2007, 12:44:27 AM
Holy crap... that ain't hail... dem's UFOs!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: RagDragger on July 13, 2007, 12:35:11 AM
Personally, I haven't been on much because I spent more time in my airplane last week than in my bed.  Typically 8 hour days flying the banners, which translates to about 12 hour days from setting stuff up and cleaning up at the end of the day.  Put 50 hours on the tach in 9 days.  Gonna be a darn nice paycheck. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on July 13, 2007, 05:17:33 AM
Same here--------lightning all quadrants, smoke everywhere, broken airplanes................teeth gnashing....... GOD, I love it !!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 13, 2007, 06:44:52 PM
All right, here's one of a shirt I made up for the airshow season. My Garfield avatar is on the front, and a list of the airshows are on the back, as well as aviation museums and organizations that I did belong to, and hope to again very soon. Although I haven't attended the Selfridge airshow yet, I will be. On the Sleeves, welll.... Mike and Stef forgive me, but I put a picture of Chuck on there without your permission  ::sweat:: ::sweat:: ::sweat:: ::sweat::

It was hard to find a shirt for us "plus size gentlemen", but I found one. ::wave:: ::wave:: ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 16, 2007, 03:43:33 PM
I just looked over that last post I wrote. I called it "Plus size." Plus size Gil?! What are you a woman now?! Say it like it is. YOU'RE A FATTY!!! Today you're gonna get out of bed, walk around the house in your undewear, grab a beer, scratch where it itches, and fart!!!

Phew crisis averted. Plus size. When you go flying next are you gonna prance around the skies? Sheesh!!! ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on July 16, 2007, 05:40:53 PM
I just looked over that last post I wrote. I called it "Plus size." Plus size Gil?! What are you a woman now?! Say it like it is. YOU'RE A FATTY!!! Today you're gonna get out of bed, walk around the house in your undewear, grab a beer, scratch where it itches, and fart!!!

Phew crisis averted. Plus size. When you go flying next are you gonna prance around the skies? Sheesh!!! ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony::

<yawn>... ::sleep::

<scratching crotch>... ::thinking::

<fart>... :o




Huh?

 ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on July 16, 2007, 06:09:25 PM
I just looked over that last post I wrote. I called it "Plus size." Plus size Gil?! What are you a woman now?! Say it like it is. YOU'RE A FATTY!!! Today you're gonna get out of bed, walk around the house in your undewear, grab a beer, scratch where it itches, and fart!!!

Phew crisis averted. Plus size. When you go flying next are you gonna prance around the skies? Sheesh!!! ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony::

Good man---you missed belch though...

Kinda just like this:

http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/?action=view&current=5d8714bd.flv
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 16, 2007, 06:20:17 PM
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<yawn>... ::sleep::

<scratching crotch>... ::thinking::

<fart>... :o
Huh?

 ;D

Ah Rooster you understand!! ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 16, 2007, 06:21:16 PM
Quote

Good man---you missed belch though...

Kinda just like this:

http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/?action=view&current=5d8714bd.flv


I did miss belch. Oh no, am I slipping?  :( ::sweat::  ::sweat::  ::sweat::  ::sweat::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on July 17, 2007, 08:17:41 PM
Nah, you save Belch until ya got a beer in yer hand!   ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: RagDragger on July 17, 2007, 10:34:41 PM
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/NJ%20pics/973255-R1-05-21A_006.jpg)
My usual instrument readings.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/NJ%20pics/973255-R1-23-2A_024.jpg)
Nice sunset.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/NJ%20pics/973255-R1-07-18A_008.jpg)
Three of us in formation home.

Just a few snapshots, enjoy! 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on July 17, 2007, 11:58:46 PM
Is that your lunch wedged between the panel and the windshield?  ::rofl::

Great Shots

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: RagDragger on July 18, 2007, 02:23:20 AM
Heck yeah man, you get hungry when you fly four hours at a crack!  Pain in the butt to eat when there's turbulence though.  I've lost a few crackers to the ocean critters over the last couple months.  Not having a door, it tends to happen. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on July 21, 2007, 08:53:17 PM
Here's one reason I haven't been online much.  William was born on June 26th at 8:59pm.  Weight:  7lbs 13oz  Height: 21 1/2in

He's pretty cool.  He sleeps a lot at night, which is nice.  Unfortunately, I'm not home much, so my wife is a little frazzled. 

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on July 21, 2007, 09:32:55 PM
Hey G-Driver, GREAT PICS of da family!  ^5 dude.  A boy and a girl... the two of you have been blessed with a full set. ::bow::

Now its time for you to go get "fixed".  Hehe. >:D

She'll get better about it.  I went thru the same hassle a year ago when our son was born.  So now I've got the 3 year old girl and a 14 month old boy.  Life is good... ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: happylanding on July 21, 2007, 09:36:16 PM
Congrats Gulf!  |:)\ |:)\ |:)\ that's a real nice news!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on July 21, 2007, 09:40:05 PM
Thanks, folks! 

We're pretty happy that we've got one of each flavor.  We haven't decided if we'll have a third or not.  I'm half-heartedly trying to talk her out of it.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 21, 2007, 10:06:09 PM
WHADDUP ALL?!?!? Went to the Selfridge A.N.G. Airshow today. Got some Neato pics!!! Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 21, 2007, 10:07:23 PM
More pics!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on July 22, 2007, 05:40:54 AM
Great pics, Gil.  Which B17 was that at the airshow?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 22, 2007, 04:02:00 PM
Great pics, Gil.  Which B17 was that at the airshow?

Yankee Lady out of Willow Run, as well as the B-25 and C-47. Yeah I have a crappy camera right now, so it's hard to tell.  Course a couple of weeks ago I missed the THunder over Michigan show in Willow run which had at least 16 B-25's!!   ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: Oh well, next time I'll check the net for the good listings!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on July 22, 2007, 10:41:02 PM
AWESOME PICs Gil!!! Too jealous of the 'Stnag shot... ::complaining:
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on July 23, 2007, 03:56:17 AM
Thanks Gulf----GREAT pics of William, Emily annnnd Mom  |:)\ |:)\ |:)\ |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on July 23, 2007, 07:48:31 AM
Gulf!  Great looking family, you must be one proud pappa.  |:)\

Here's a couple shots I took last night.  After the evening thundershowers disipated it got really nice and I couldn't resist going for spin up in the White Mountains.  But did learn a little lesson about Density Altitude, was 80 degrees and very humid.  Little buck fifty sure didin't want to climb. ;)

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/smbigbend.jpg)

Had to lift the wing to take this one.

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/smSunset.jpg)

Just a great shot, will be my screen background at work tomorrow to remind me why I toil away (to support my aviation habit of course!).

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on July 23, 2007, 08:52:15 AM
I just looked over that last post I wrote. I called it "Plus size." Plus size Gil?! What are you a woman now?!

I believe the current term is "voluptuous"     ???



I'm trying to post a lot, but been a little busy... I'm trying to pass some rather rigorous medical exams (no, not for the FAA).  If I pass the current slew up here, I get sent to Texas for 3 days worth... (eck)

I did haul a hotshot crew back out from the bush today (well, Sunday).  Smelled like a camp fire the whole flight too...   ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 25, 2007, 01:27:56 AM
I just looked over that last post I wrote. I called it "Plus size." Plus size Gil?! What are you a woman now?!

I believe the current term is "voluptuous"     ???

Voluptuous? That's still a girl word. That's how you describe women named Bertha. Above plus size. Uh oh Bar are you having a crisis as well?  ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::

P.S. This is my 600th post!! ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on July 25, 2007, 02:51:13 AM
I just looked over that last post I wrote. I called it "Plus size." Plus size Gil?! What are you a woman now?!

I believe the current term is "voluptuous"     ???

Voluptuous? That's still a girl word. That's how you describe women named Bertha. Above plus size. Uh oh Bar are you having a crisis as well?  ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::

P.S. This is my 600th post!! ::drinking:: ::drinking::

I believe the term for large sized mens clothing is "Big and Tall".   ::cowboy::

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on July 27, 2007, 01:48:43 AM
Quote
I believe the term for large sized mens clothing is "Big and Tall".   

I resemble that line..... Except for the tall part  ::rofl::  ::rofl::  ::rofl::  ::rofl::  ::loony::


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Franz on July 27, 2007, 12:49:41 PM
First of all a picture of me in front of our DG 100 before my first flight in it.
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/6647/schnuwo07017qw9.th.jpg) (http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schnuwo07017qw9.jpg)

A sunset in Flensburg (ICAO-Code EDXF), 15nm from where I live (and usually fly). Unfortunately, it was raining two days out of four, but the other two days were very well suited for flying, and I had a plane all for myself. Very neat . . .
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/8487/flensburg07003xq4.th.jpg) (http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flensburg07003xq4.jpg)

One of the three Zlins ( I think Z-526) which came flew in in formation from Switzerland
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7559/flensburg07006sb0.th.jpg) (http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flensburg07006sb0.jpg)


I hope you like the pics.
I'll be back in two weeks with some pictures from the 13th IMGC (http://imgc.de/) where I'll be as ground crew.
I hope for better weather than last week and a lot of sailplanes to photograph. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Baradium on July 29, 2007, 05:41:29 AM
I just looked over that last post I wrote. I called it "Plus size." Plus size Gil?! What are you a woman now?!

I believe the current term is "voluptuous"     ???

Voluptuous? That's still a girl word. That's how you describe women named Bertha. Above plus size. Uh oh Bar are you having a crisis as well?  ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::

P.S. This is my 600th post!! ::drinking:: ::drinking::

Nah, just meant that "plus size" isn't the current correct female term.  ;)

Now you are supposed to call them "voluptuous."

I always thought voluptuous meant something else entirely....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 29, 2007, 06:13:19 AM
I just looked over that last post I wrote. I called it "Plus size." Plus size Gil?! What are you a woman now?!

I believe the current term is "voluptuous"     ???

Voluptuous? That's still a girl word. That's how you describe women named Bertha. Above plus size. Uh oh Bar are you having a crisis as well?  ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::

P.S. This is my 600th post!! ::drinking:: ::drinking::

Nah, just meant that "plus size" isn't the current correct female term.  ;)

Now you are supposed to call them "voluptuous."

I always thought voluptuous meant something else entirely....

Yeah I always thought that Voluptuous meant something else as well. It always seems that women are changing the word fat. It used to be queen size, then plus size, then voluptuous, then more to love. Who knows what it will be in the future. I just call em like they used to call some of the WW2 bombers. Heavies. Yes I'm a bachelor for life.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on July 30, 2007, 01:42:18 AM
We could always use the line a good buddy uses...  he's a pretty BIG guy...  when discussing body types and sizes, he always grins and says:

"Well....  I'm built for comfort...  not for speed." 

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on July 30, 2007, 04:21:09 AM
We did a proficiency jump and took along a senior fire manager, so he could observe the smokejumper mission from "inside the frying pan".  It was a good time!  Here's the load...  with the trusty White Minivan. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on July 30, 2007, 12:56:00 PM
One of the three Zlins ( I think Z-526) which came flew in in formation from Switzerland
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7559/flensburg07006sb0.th.jpg) (http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flensburg07006sb0.jpg)


Could quite likely be Z526A... did they have retractable main gear?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on July 31, 2007, 03:19:41 PM
 ::wave:: Hey Guys! This beautiful beaver landed at our airport today. Thought you might enjoy it too. I dream of flying a beaver like this one!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on July 31, 2007, 05:20:41 PM
Sweet ride..... If I ever win the powerball............. Gonna have one like that tied up to the dock in front of my new cabin on a lake.

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on July 31, 2007, 07:29:25 PM
WOW!!! Pipergirl...Absolutley awesome DH there...thanks for showing us  ::wave:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on August 01, 2007, 01:50:30 AM
 ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

SSSWWWWEEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on August 03, 2007, 11:09:55 PM
Nice shots, PG   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::


BTW, where is your home airport?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on August 04, 2007, 06:09:32 PM
Just a few pics of my 1/32 scale Sabre by it's 1/1 scale buddy! :) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on August 06, 2007, 02:42:23 PM
Nice shots, PG   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::


BTW, where is your home airport?

Those pictures were taken at C20, a little airport in Michigan.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Franz on August 10, 2007, 08:54:05 PM
[. . .]
Could quite likely be Z526A... did they have retractable main gear?
Yes, they had.
I was quite confused when I saw them after take-off, because the main gear didn't look retractable to me when they were on the ground. So when I saw them airborne I thought "Something's missing there . . ." :o

Btw, some pictures of the 13th International Military Gliding Competition at Holzdorf (where I spend the last two weeks) can be found here (http://mybach.de/) and here (http://www.imgc.de/index.php?page=galerie&lng=de).
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on August 11, 2007, 10:04:12 AM
No big system in there, it just pulled backwards in the wing like this I \ and so on.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on August 12, 2007, 07:46:26 PM
A display peice at a popular Flea Market in Grand Bend, Ontario. Hmmm, I wonder how much he wants for it? ::thinking:: ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on August 21, 2007, 03:01:04 PM
On my way back to North Dakota from vacation, saw a big fire outside Missoula, MT.  Snapped some shots there.  Got a ton of pictures from vacation, but I wont bore you with all of those.

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0181.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0179.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0178.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0177.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0176.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0160.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0158.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0156.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on August 22, 2007, 03:57:23 AM
 ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

Looks like we've got competition with Soccermom for awsome fire bomber pics!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on August 22, 2007, 05:30:30 AM
::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

Looks like we've got competition with Soccermom for awsome fire bomber pics!!

Ya right, hers are much better as she can get closer than I.  I just stumbled across those guys too.  Tried to get some action shots, but they were ducking behind a mountain during the drops.

Here are a few more from the trip home and around...

(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0263.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0276.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0258-1.jpg)
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/ATC_Guy/IMG_0114-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on August 23, 2007, 04:26:18 AM
Hey Flyboy Gil!

I just now saw the t-shirt you made for the airshow with the little Chuck on it !!  ;D
(haven't been in this thread for a while now. . . . sorry)

AWESOME!!!  ::wave::

Did people ask you about the "Chuck, is that you?" line ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on August 23, 2007, 05:54:21 PM
Hey Flyboy Gil!

I just now saw the t-shirt you made for the airshow with the little Chuck on it !!  ;D
(haven't been in this thread for a while now. . . . sorry)

AWESOME!!!  ::wave::

Did people ask you about the "Chuck, is that you?" line ???

No unfortunately no one did  :( :( Not to worry, that shirt will be around for many airshows, so the word will be spread!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on August 23, 2007, 11:01:33 PM

[/quote]
Here are a few more from the trip home and around...
[/quote]

You had to post those just so I'd start missing the west coast all over again, didn't you Undtac... Those are some nice shots. Enjoy it for me ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on August 24, 2007, 12:25:41 AM

You had to post those just so I'd start missing the west coast all over again, didn't you Undtac... Those are some nice shots. Enjoy it for me ;)

If ya want I can send ya some more, or even post some more for ya.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on August 28, 2007, 12:04:58 AM

You had to post those just so I'd start missing the west coast all over again, didn't you Undtac... Those are some nice shots. Enjoy it for me ;)

If ya want I can send ya some more, or even post some more for ya.

Seattle is a neat city. I have always liked it when I get to visit. Haven't gotten to spend as much time as I would like to in Seattle, but it's one of those places that you always remember.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on August 28, 2007, 01:24:15 AM
Critters!
Here are a couple of critters that greeted me by my door a few days ago. The first is a Black Rat snake. He gave me quite a start... It's hard to tell from the pic but he's a good 6 ft long, and has rattle type markings on his tail. Fortunaly he's not dangerous, and eats mice and other such rodents - But why does he have to hang out by my door??!! The second is a big hairy spider that I know nothing about... Not the biggest spider that I have ever seen, but close. the biggest that I have seen was in my in-laws house in South Africa - it was at least 3-4 inches diameter.  ::unbelieveable:: 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 06, 2007, 07:17:13 PM
Alright everyone let's calm down and read those assembly instructions one more time.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Franz on September 06, 2007, 09:26:42 PM
Better not have an engine failure in that one and freight / passenger capacity seems to be somewhat limited, too.
Also it looks a little weird to have hot air coming out of the left cabin-cockpit-thingy, but not from the tail.
Anyone an idea how much thrust that engine has ?

And it might provoke situations like this:
Tower: 'KLM 345, I'd like to inform you that, aon approach, you were slightly left of centerline'
Pilot:'XYZ Tower KLM 345 I know, and my co was slightly to the right'
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on September 06, 2007, 09:45:44 PM
Alright everyone let's calm down and read those assembly instructions one more time.

New's today...

Airbus introduces its hypersonic transport following in the footsteps of its most recent failure, the A380.   ::banghead::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 07, 2007, 12:08:22 AM
I know, you're all fed up of my models, but here's my latest. A 1/32 scale Me 262
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on September 07, 2007, 01:31:02 AM
 ::wave:: Hey Gilly....never fed up with your models. THEY're great mate!!!  ::bow:: Love the 262, great job
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on September 13, 2007, 11:06:28 PM
mum,is that cross really necessary? its really unpleasent to see that sign for me,it makes me shiver.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 14, 2007, 12:07:13 AM
mum,is that cross really necessary? its really unpleasent to see that sign for me,it makes me shiver.

Uh-oh. I thought this might come up. I want to assure you that I have no nazi ideals or am unsympathetic to your situation or faith. The ideals and stories that are behind it make me shiver too! My grandparents fought against it. I do however believe in the preservation of history. Good or bad. A popular saying here is "those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it." If we destroy even what was horrible, we are forgetting history. Out of sight, out of mind. I believe in preservation of history as a monument for the future. They can see the horror and the symbols that go with it, and never forget what we fought against, and what in some places in the world we still are fighting against.

Hope this helps clear things up
Gil   :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on September 14, 2007, 01:56:24 AM
HERE HERE GILLY  |:)\ |:)\ no truer words have been spoken!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on September 14, 2007, 03:38:35 AM
Nah, must have got it from a movie somewhere!!!!

Just joking Gil  |:)\
In fact there are many who fly German airplanes in WW2 fighting sims, me included, and almost all feel the same and have a similar disclaimer..

BTW, the Me was a great plane and a very nice model you have there. But still, it couldn't turn s#$t  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on September 14, 2007, 04:35:53 AM
Uh-oh. I thought this might come up. I want to assure you that I have no nazi ideals or am unsympathetic to your situation or faith. The ideals and stories that are behind it make me shiver too! My grandparents fought against it. I do however believe in the preservation of history. Good or bad. A popular saying here is "those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it." If we destroy even what was horrible, we are forgetting history. Out of sight, out of mind. I believe in preservation of history as a monument for the future. They can see the horror and the symbols that go with it, and never forget what we fought against, and what in some places in the world we still are fighting against.

Hope this helps clear things up
Gil 

Great answer---I'm with you....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on September 14, 2007, 04:18:32 PM
mum,is that cross really necessary? its really unpleasent to see that sign for me,it makes me shiver.

Uh-oh. I thought this might come up. I want to assure you that I have no nazi ideals or am unsympathetic to your situation or faith. The ideals and stories that are behind it make me shiver too! My grandparents fought against it. I do however believe in the preservation of history. Good or bad. A popular saying here is "those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it." If we destroy even what was horrible, we are forgetting history. Out of sight, out of mind. I believe in preservation of history as a monument for the future. They can see the horror and the symbols that go with it, and never forget what we fought against, and what in some places in the world we still are fighting against.

Hope this helps clear things up
Gil   :)

Could not have said it better |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 16, 2007, 04:47:15 PM
Greetings all. Went to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum this weekend. Got some good pics, but unfortunately 1 of the only 2 flying 4 engined gods  ::bow::  ::bow:: was in Ottawa at the time, so I didn't get any pics of her  :'( :'( :'( :'( 

Faiery Firefly (Who the hell would call an airplane company Fairey?)
Avro Anson
Westland Lysander
CF 101 Voodoo
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 16, 2007, 04:51:07 PM
More Pics

CF-104D Starfighter
Canadair Sabre (Golden Hawks Aerobatic team)
DeHavilland Vampire
Spitfire Mk 16
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on September 16, 2007, 07:45:43 PM
SWEET GILLY ...SWEET!!!!! 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on September 17, 2007, 02:49:30 AM
Sweet paint job on that saber.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 17, 2007, 03:00:41 AM
Got some more

Canadair CT-114 Tutor (same aircraft as our Snowbirds fly)
North American Yale
Starfighter on a stick (At the entrance of the Museum)
And a small way over an Avro CF-100 on a stick. Used as a monument, and stands in front of some orignal buildings used during WW2 when Hamilton was a BCATP base.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on September 17, 2007, 03:41:24 AM
Man there are some nice pictures, is that a Catalina/Canso in the back of the first picture? And what's that under the last picture? At first I thought it was a Austin/MG Metro but no way would that've been sold in north-america, so it must be a Subaru Justy or something instead. Is it your car btw? :D

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 17, 2007, 03:56:22 AM
Man there are some nice pictures, is that a Catalina/Canso in the back of the first picture? And what's that under the last picture? At first I thought it was a Austin/MG Metro but no way would that've been sold in north-america, so it must be a Subaru Justy or something instead. Is it your car btw? :D

Frank

Hi Frank.

The plane is a Canso. Built in Montreal. As for the car, I have no idea. But I want to assure everyone that it is not my car!!  ::rambo:: ::rambo:: ::rambo:: I have better taste! |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on September 17, 2007, 03:56:43 AM
THEY ARE ALL ROKIN' GILLY!!!!!!  |:)\ ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on September 17, 2007, 05:43:38 AM
Man Gil, you have to see my car!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on September 20, 2007, 02:16:24 PM
 ::wave:: Hey Guys!
Nice Pics Gill!
Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do... I haven't had much time on the forum lately...  ::sweat::
So, here's a couple of pictures of my cubical at work (where I've been spending wayyyyyyy tooooo much time!). A few of my favorite comics makes the day go much better!!!!

Ohhh! I just noticed that this is my 50th post (k, I know... it's not that big of a deal but I'm not a newbie any more) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on September 20, 2007, 03:22:09 PM
50 POSTS!!!  ::wave::
ATTAWAY-- |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on September 20, 2007, 05:42:01 PM
Maybe we should get her to the strippers? Chip n' dale's I think they are called?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 20, 2007, 06:46:42 PM
Maybe we should get her to the strippers? Chip n' dale's I think they are called?

Sure. The Chipndales can sit with us and watch us woot at the lady strippers. ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on September 25, 2007, 02:41:47 AM
Took some shots at work and around the airport....

Where I work, Heritage Flight (C'mon Mom, you know you wanna move back to Vermont and work here  ::rofl:: )

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/heritage.jpg)

What Soccer Mom would be flying if she worked here...

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/kingair1.jpg)

Or this one....  Actually we have four King Air C-90's

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/kingair2.jpg)

And after a while she'd probably end up flying this...

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/excel.jpg)

or this...

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/IM001737.jpg)

Some around the airport shots...

Jet Blue heading for the runway....

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/jetblue.jpg)

A Beech 18 with the Volpar tri gear conversion owned by another Charter companies mechanic

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/volpar.jpg)

And at my Home Airport (Knapp State in Berlin VT)

These showed up today....

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/b17_1.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/b17_2.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/b25_1.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/b24_2.jpg)


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on September 27, 2007, 04:03:29 AM
BRIAN!!!!!!!  ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

Sweet pics mate  |:)\

Here's one I took on Tuesday at Williamtown New South Wales while waiting for my flight home.  He was just checking the port engine was still there ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 27, 2007, 04:08:09 AM
BRIAN!!!!!!!  ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

Sweet pics mate  |:)\

Here's one I took on Tuesday at Williamtown New South Wales while waiting for my flight home.  He was just checking the port engine was still there ;D

HEAR HEAR, I agree with Gibby on Brians pics.
And Gibby. Checking the port engine? Just how close did you taxi near that thing?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on September 27, 2007, 03:59:29 PM
Wow....  VERY NICE, Brian!!  You sure do know how to get me thinking of pretty New England!!!

Still offering that 5-cent tour of your workplace?  I want to get back there either this fall or winter...  looks like it may be Christmastime again...

Thanks for the beautiful shots!!   ::bow::

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on September 28, 2007, 04:02:08 AM
No Problem on the tour Mary.... Just show up sometime between Friday and Monday and I can give you the tour. Saturday or Sunday work best though. On Friday and Monday... I'm just one of the regular Line Rats... on Sat & Sun.. I'm the Chief Line Rat  ::rofl::


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on September 28, 2007, 06:23:22 PM
Thanks, Brian, I hope to be able to take you up on this sometime!   ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on September 29, 2007, 02:33:06 AM
Decided to post some pictures,most of them dont really relate to aviation,oh well.

CH-53E super stallion "Yas'ur 2000" heading south to Ovda airport.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF0014.jpg)

CH-53E super stallion "Yas'ur 2000" heading north
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF0129.jpg)

Two UH-60 blackhawk "Yanshuf" heading south to Ovda (busy airport)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2430.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF0017.jpg)

This picture wasnt captured with filter and did not photoshoped,fly in this condition probably cause some damage to the airplane.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2424.jpg)

The graves of david ben gurion,the first head of state of israel,and his wife,polah ben gurion.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF0167.jpg)

My sister's end of officers training ceremony at bsis hadrakha (training center) 1
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF0200.jpg)

Cant say it doesnt look like a statue.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF0189.jpg)

A 3D map of Ramon crater.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF0186.jpg)

Tried to do a panorama picture of the Ramon crater,didnt turned out really good,but whatever.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/pan.jpg
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 01, 2007, 03:42:19 AM
So, I told this guy he needs to start doing shampoo commercials.....  he was sitting in the open door of the Minivan, and the others were razzing him about his pretty hair flowing in the breeze!




The last one is Pepe, getting prepped to jump again...  he's in the leg pocket of Jumper #8, up near the cockpit....  and, he made the spot perfectly!   :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 01, 2007, 03:48:34 AM
A smoky sky at the start of another day.........

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 01, 2007, 09:32:24 PM
YEA!!!!!! Now it's my turn!

We had a Hellas General Aviation fly-in.. All the good (and bad, like me >:D) people were there!

And the airfield, Ikarus ZZZZ, the only private-owned GA airfield in Greece was a charm.

Here are some photos
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 01, 2007, 09:33:37 PM
More
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 01, 2007, 09:35:29 PM
Even more (running out of space quickly)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 01, 2007, 09:43:20 PM
We also had a mishap, a no-gear landing..

Felt really sorry but nobody got hurt, and the plane had minimal damage except broken prop and a fuel strain...mmmm...thingie  ::rofl:: broken..

What was actually bad was all those types rushing around and commenting like they are all above such mistakes. Anybody can say "talk-show syndrome"????

Oh well
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 01, 2007, 09:45:12 PM
And this is the view we got on a stop for coffe while returning home.

Great day, too bad we were too beat to celebrate with beer!  :-\

More pictures here http://hellasga.com/gallery/sept2007flyin (http://hellasga.com/gallery/sept2007flyin)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 01, 2007, 11:49:08 PM
Wow, AirScorp!  Great pictures!  Thanks for letting us in on the air-party!!   :D
 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on October 02, 2007, 03:11:55 AM
Just spent the last 3 months living the high life in beautiful 29 Palms!  Shortly after a F-18 tried to remove the antennas from my Humvee, I decided to pony up for a camera.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on October 02, 2007, 03:13:09 AM
and more
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on October 02, 2007, 03:16:10 AM
If anyone has the urge for non aviation images, just ask.  Its too bad being 10 ft behind a tank as it fires doesn't make for a good picture.  Especially when it surprised you so much you jump from the seat and bang your head on the roof...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 02, 2007, 11:48:35 AM
Hey Nick,

That first pic you posted...  she looks alot like an ex-girfriend of mine.


No, not that good looking, its the broom that makes her look so familiar!  Hehe.   ::loony:: ::loony::


Lastly, I wonder where that N registered Navajo came from, and how long the owner has had it in Europe?

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 02, 2007, 12:22:47 PM
Lastly, I wonder where that N registered Navajo came from, and how long the owner has had it in Europe?
Roost, most of Greek pilots until recently were trained in the States. I think that in Europe you have to fly a N-reg bird if you only have a FAR licence.
Well, in Greece there is no such limitation but the benefits of having a foreign tail number are still high. That is why you see all those N-s, G-s, I-s and OK-s flying in Greece.
To try to explain, our government treats airplanes like, let's say, luxury yacht boats and assumes you must be perfectly rich, so they tax you for it, a LOT!
It's one of the four or five things that won't let Greek GA go forwards (that were exactly the kind of things we were talking at that same fly-in).

So, as long as you can find an FAA inspector to sign your logs, keeping the N-number is the thing to do.

The Navajo was a thing of beauty I must say! Pretty cool! You know, I think you guys can see it's likes everyday, but they are considered extremely exotic around here!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 02, 2007, 12:40:52 PM
That first pic you posted...  she looks alot like an ex-girfriend of mine.
No, not that good looking, its the broom that makes her look so familiar!  Hehe.   ::loony:: ::loony::

She chased you around with that broomstick a lot, I reckon??  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on October 02, 2007, 02:41:27 PM
Hey Nick... Are you anywhere near Athens? My Company's Challenger 601 is flying there next week. If you are and see a Bombardier Challenger 601 with the tail number N79AN http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0577604/L/ (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0577604/L/) thats one of the birds I have to keep clean.

Brian

PS as for the Navajo... Most of em' around here are freight dogs.... You need a tetanus shot to look at em'  ::rofl::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 02, 2007, 04:56:52 PM
That first pic you posted...  she looks alot like an ex-girfriend of mine.
No, not that good looking, its the broom that makes her look so familiar!  Hehe.   ::loony:: ::loony::

She chased you around with that broomstick a lot, I reckon??  ::rofl::

Yes.  That's why she's an Ex!   8)  To be precise, she's my ex-wife.

I will admit, I still miss my ex...  but my aim's improving!  ::rambo:: ::rambo:: ::rambo::

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on October 02, 2007, 11:32:11 PM
Really nice shot of that Chinook skid.   |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 03, 2007, 02:35:52 AM
Hey Nick... Are you anywhere near Athens? My Company's Challenger 601 is flying there next week. If you are and see a Bombardier Challenger 601 with the tail number N79AN http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0577604/L/ (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0577604/L/) thats one of the birds I have to keep clean.

Brian

Well, it's a 3 hour drive + 1 to the airport and my car won't handle it anyway. But if one of you comes to Greece you never know, I might do it  ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 06, 2007, 01:55:08 AM
A few more of the mountains....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 06, 2007, 02:12:21 AM
And it's time to think about getting back into the survey / research world... 

A typical-looking installation...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 06, 2007, 02:54:50 AM
Forgive me if I already posted this one....  can't remember....  those darned martoonies!

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on October 06, 2007, 06:43:28 AM
::wave:: Hey Guys!
Nice Pics Gill!
Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do... I haven't had much time on the forum lately...  ::sweat::
So, here's a couple of pictures of my cubical at work (where I've been spending wayyyyyyy tooooo much time!). A few of my favorite comics makes the day go much better!!!!

Ohhh! I just noticed that this is my 50th post (k, I know... it's not that big of a deal but I'm not a newbie any more) :)

NICE CUBICAL Piper Girl!!

I love it!  ::bow:: |:)\

I was going to post a few pics too but my laptop broke and the loaner doesn't have any graphics programs to minimize the pic to a "postable" size....  :'(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 07, 2007, 05:26:30 AM
Another example of:  "YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?"

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 08, 2007, 05:38:58 AM
Late day fire with high winds and terrain that required turning into the sun...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 08, 2007, 05:42:20 AM
Waiting for a fire, Pokey...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 08, 2007, 05:47:48 AM
Full Minivan....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 08, 2007, 05:49:21 AM
Empty Minivan...   :'(

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on October 08, 2007, 11:30:56 PM
Saturday I flew my newly-overhauled Arrow (TSMO 15 hours) to Oshkosh for the third time in a month. The reason this time: chili! My friend who has a house and hangar on the field was hosting the fall chili event for the local EAA chapter and invited me to partake. Last year they were wearing jackets and hovering around the portable heater, this year we were sweating in shorts like it was still Airventure in July! Weaved around some fair weather cumulus on the way up, parked on my friend's ramp next to his Sonex. Flew home at night... sorry my cheapass camera won't do good night shots with anything that moves.

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 09, 2007, 12:16:57 AM
YEA!!!!!!!!!!!  SHE'S FLYING, SHE'S FLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ::bow::

Very pretty, Turbo!!!    ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on October 09, 2007, 03:13:59 AM
YEA!!!!!!!!!!!  SHE'S FLYING, SHE'S FLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ::bow::

Very pretty, Turbo!!!    ::bow::

Thanks!

New prop is supposed to arrive in a week or so. I wasn't planning on replacing it but a hub AD requires recurrent inspections, a new hub, or a new prop. Half off on a new prop= buy new prop. The engine is still using about double normal oil burn, but this should get better as it breaks in. GPS upgrade (half off if done by September 1) still has some issues, but it's usable at this point. Once everything's done I'll have no money left for gas! That said, it's such a relief not to be flying on an old, tired, leaky engine any more. Happy happy joy joy!

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on October 09, 2007, 04:19:40 AM
YEA!!!!!!!!!!!  SHE'S FLYING, SHE'S FLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ::bow::

Very pretty, Turbo!!!    ::bow::

Thanks!

New prop is supposed to arrive in a week or so. I wasn't planning on replacing it but a hub AD requires recurrent inspections, a new hub, or a new prop. Half off on a new prop= buy new prop. The engine is still using about double normal oil burn, but this should get better as it breaks in. GPS upgrade (half off if done by September 1) still has some issues, but it's usable at this point. Once everything's done I'll have no money left for gas! That said, it's such a relief not to be flying on an old, tired, leaky engine any more. Happy happy joy joy!

TM
Well happyhappyjoyjoy back atcha duck---good to see your machine is tip top (even if you are too poor to buy gas)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on October 09, 2007, 07:52:13 PM
Looking out the leftside window on Sundays NAV flight.....a bad ol' fire mucking up the view  :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on October 09, 2007, 07:56:48 PM
AND one to the south  :P
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on October 10, 2007, 03:02:21 AM
One more, this one is from 2 weekends ago on NAV2 when I flew to Tenterfield (northern New South Wales) in the oldest plane in the RAC fleet. VH-MSJ the 172N
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 10, 2007, 03:13:25 AM
Aww, pretty - pretty - pretty!!!!!!!   :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on October 10, 2007, 11:44:05 AM
"Mucking up the view"---True, but to some of us that smoke smells like money ::)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 10, 2007, 11:48:31 AM
"Mucking up the view"---True, but to some of us that smoke smells like money ::)

Spoken like a true firefighting pilot...















or maybe a Pot Grower!!!     >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
 ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on October 10, 2007, 02:40:27 PM
"Mucking up the view"---True, but to some of us that smoke smells like money ::)

Oh yes indeedy.. "I love the smell of burning trees in the morning"...  ::whistle::  ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on October 10, 2007, 03:03:39 PM
Rooster, I tried growing pot---planted 2 sauce pans and a stock pot but nothing came up--maybe I'll try stainless steel instead of aluminum next time :-[
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 11, 2007, 12:32:07 AM
Rooster, I tried growing pot---planted 2 sauce pans and a stock pot but nothing came up--maybe I'll try stainless steel instead of aluminum next time :-[
??? ??? ??? ::knockedout:: ::knockedout:: ::knockedout:: ??? ??? ???

That did make absolutely no sense.. This is what pot is right????
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PittsFlyer on October 12, 2007, 07:51:09 PM
An impression from a flight just some days ago over the landscape of southern Bavaria. Maintain the heading, and you hit Italy in 30 minutes  ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on October 12, 2007, 08:16:54 PM
Why do I have feeling that you will already have hit something by the time you hit Italy? :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 12, 2007, 08:51:38 PM
Nah, he'll just go vertical to miss the mountains.  Pitts didn't say anything about maintaining altitude.   ;D

Lovely country, Pitts.  Too bad the only time I've ever been to Germany was when I was changing flights at Frankfurt airport.   |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: RagDragger on October 13, 2007, 04:28:23 AM
Just some shots from my recently purchased digital camera.

My steed:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/Notre%20Dame/9692D.jpg)

Apparently, the local airport needed to make money, so they leased out the land between the runways for some farmer to grow soybeans.  Guess they gotta make money somehow:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/Notre%20Dame/Soybeans.jpg)

A couple shots of Notre Dame:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/Notre%20Dame/S7300017.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/Notre%20Dame/S7300019.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 13, 2007, 07:04:35 AM
Hey Rag,

Uh, not meaning to put you down or anything, but could you go into your camera and change the date it stamps on every pic?  Either your camera is taking pics that are three years into the future (quite a feat!) or the digital clock needs an adjustment.

Just my $.02   |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on October 13, 2007, 10:30:03 AM
LOL the camera can take pictures of the future! (Can you try and take a picture somewhere in the USA to see if I make it over there and become a pilot? :D)

I've never heard of growing anything for harvest inside an airport though. Very nice pictures over the city as well  8)

AirScorp: Pot is also the nickname for marihuana, a mild but still illegal smoking drug made from plants. A pot is also something you can coook food in, hence the kitchen utensil jokes.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on October 13, 2007, 11:53:16 AM
Nah, he'll just go vertical to miss the mountains.  Pitts didn't say anything about maintaining altitude.   ;D

I did not mean the Alps, but hey, your answer gives sense  ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on October 13, 2007, 12:45:16 PM
LOL the camera can take pictures of the future! (Can you try and take a picture somewhere in the USA to see if I make it over there and become a pilot? :D)

I've never heard of growing anything for harvest inside an airport though. Very nice pictures over the city as well  8)

AirScorp: Pot is also the nickname for marihuana, a mild but still illegal smoking drug made from plants. A pot is also something you can coook food in, hence the kitchen utensil jokes.

Frank

Frank, it WAS a kitchen utensil joke  ::rofl:: Or a garden one anyway!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on October 13, 2007, 03:11:18 PM
LOL the camera can take pictures of the future! (Can you try and take a picture somewhere in the USA to see if I make it over there and become a pilot? :D)

I've never heard of growing anything for harvest inside an airport though. Very nice pictures over the city as well  8)

AirScorp: Pot is also the nickname for marihuana, a mild but still illegal smoking drug made from plants. A pot is also something you can coook food in, hence the kitchen utensil jokes.

Frank
I just watched the old movie "Time Machine" so I'm interested in getting a camera like Rag's ---might help my investment portfolio ::rofl::

I've seen a number of airports with crops--for instance, the DC10 crash in Iowa a few years back was in a cornfield on the airport, (I believe)

Marijuana-pot-weed-bud-dope-wackybacky-smoke-joint-roach-----there's lots of nicknames for this controversial substance (3rd largest crop here in Northern California after grapes and timber  :-\ ) 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: RagDragger on October 13, 2007, 07:03:36 PM
OK, fixed the date stamp.  Somehow it got rearranged there.  Darned electronics.  I wish I had one that saw into the future, though.  Be handy for weather planning!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on October 23, 2007, 12:16:50 AM
We got to go backbacking last weekend! Absolutely gorgeous! I had a great trip, even though  I've still got a couple of huge blisters. I hadn't got backpacking for a couple of years, so it was a lot of fun. We only did a 20 mi trail, but still, a blast.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 24, 2007, 01:22:30 AM
Here's the latest Minivan...  and No, they won't tell me what this is all about......   


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 24, 2007, 01:31:46 AM
Aw, sorry I didn't realize it was so huge.....  must be from a nuclear plant HUH...  ha ha..........
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on October 24, 2007, 01:33:14 AM
Restricted? Even to you? Or is that you in the left seat?

Is it easy to mount such pods and equipment, and does it give noticable differences in flying characteristics? I've thought of a camera/IR pod for aerial photography myself.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 24, 2007, 01:40:18 AM
Hey Frank!   ::wave::

Installation on this pod was maybe 1-2 hours, including testing.  It's pretty lightweight..  and there is NO way to know there is anything on the airframe at all.  The Otter (thanks to her rather less-than-sleek styling, NO DOUBT) has had enormous items mounted out in the airstream, with no noticeable effects.....   ::loony::

Uh...  which is really GOOD....  uhm...  I guess.... or else, is simply PROOF it is as aerodynamic as a Sewage Treatment Plant...  uh....   ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 24, 2007, 01:41:12 AM
P.S....  yeah that is me...   ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on October 24, 2007, 03:09:08 AM
If I was crude, I'd say something like "Is that a pod under the nose of your plane or..."

But, since I'm not crude, I won't say such a thing. Nope. Not me.

Okay... back to work on my Powerpoint for the meeting I've been invited to yap at in Saint Louis this weekend. Luckily, when I got asked Monday, I had just got back from presenting at an aviation history conference and can soup up that one for this group!

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 24, 2007, 03:42:40 AM
Hee heee!!!!!!!!!!!!  Good one!...  Uh, yeah, so.....  d'ya like my POD?     ::unbelieveable::

You must be a great speaker....   ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on October 24, 2007, 03:52:52 AM
Actually it was pretty cool. After my presentation on the Monex racer (one of John Monnett's designs) a guy walked up to me and complemented me on the presentation and asked if he could buy a copy of my book (always a good thing). He said that he was working on research on the history of homebuilt/amateur aircraft in US history himself and that the area is largely untapped. I agreed. He then asked if I'd be interested in possibly working together on something and/or at least keeping in touch on the subject. Of course I said yes. He said "Here's my card..." and handed it over. I read it and about fainted... he's a curator at the National Air and Space Museum.  ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable::

The other conference presenations were all excellent, most much better than mine. I had a tail wind of 40 knots when I flew home in the Arrow! Then when I got home yesterday I had four messages, all from some bank in Memphis. Turns out they were calling to confirm a check I had written to the tune of $3,300 that somebody was trying to cash or deposit. To make a long sotry short, somebody had gotten to my checkbook (most likely an employee from the hotel I was staying at) and took a check from the BOTTOM of the book and tried to use it. Had the bank folks not been observant I would never have noticed anything was wrong until much later when I discovered the check missing or gotten my monthly statement. I'm going to arrange for a free dinner for the teller that caught this for me!

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on October 24, 2007, 04:15:24 AM
S'mom

Looks almost like a M.A.D. pod, although those are normally on the back....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 25, 2007, 05:36:02 AM
G-Man, what does M.A.D. mean??  I'm con-FOOSED......... :P

Here's another shot.... 

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on October 25, 2007, 05:41:05 AM
'Mom is that the thing that Secret Squirrel glued on the nose.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 25, 2007, 05:44:23 AM
yes....  with the Super Sticky Squirrel Glue....   ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on October 25, 2007, 05:47:04 AM
yes....  with the Super Sticky Squirrel Glue....   ::unbelieveable::

 ::rofl::  You're too funny 'Mom!!!!!  ::rofl:: ::rofl::

Psst..... how's Chuck going?  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 25, 2007, 05:52:06 AM
Ahhh, yessss, Grasshopper......    8) 

"Chuck" is still being Chuck.....  he informed me yesterday that he "does everything perfect in the airplane".....  I about fell over......  But, have decided to just give the boss an honest assessment....  and will go from there.....  The scientists are the most terrific group of guys, I just can't imagine this being any better, so that more than makes up for the Chuck Factor.   ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on October 25, 2007, 05:55:34 AM
 ;D will he fit up front 'Mom ???? Like INSIDE the Secret Squirrel tube  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 25, 2007, 06:04:04 AM
that's the BEST idea I have heard all week.....    ::complaining:

Hee hee!!!!!!!!!!    ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on October 25, 2007, 12:44:13 PM
G-Man, what does M.A.D. mean??  I'm con-FOOSED......... :P

Here's another shot.... 

Magnetic Anomally Detector...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on October 25, 2007, 03:24:00 PM
Frank, the Restricted label on the airplane refers to it's category.  As opposed to the normal category in which you don't need special permission to fly it, the restricted category is more limited.  Military aircraft fall under the restricted category, as do crop dusters.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on October 25, 2007, 11:26:10 PM
Ah, thank you for the information :)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: RagDragger on October 26, 2007, 02:27:26 AM
So does my banner plane. 
Title: What to do with a spare radial engine
Post by: G-man on October 29, 2007, 12:33:20 AM
Afriend of mine just sent me this picture...

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/27ea58a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on October 29, 2007, 12:58:15 AM
I WANT ONE!! (of each  ::rofl:: )

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 29, 2007, 05:23:33 AM
G-Man,  YGBSM!!!   ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable::

Is that bike for real???

I'll second Brians order.  Just let me check my bank accts first to see if I could afford either.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Franz on October 29, 2007, 06:34:03 PM
Hmmm, I think we should try and get a volume discount on both of them . . .
Also, it would not hurt, if you order now you get a few cubic metres of AvGas for free.  8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on October 29, 2007, 06:40:56 PM
swwwwweeeeeeeeeeettttt! Sign me up on the order!  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 17, 2007, 04:05:37 AM
old fire pic

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 17, 2007, 04:36:47 AM
Winter is coming..  or, trying to....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 17, 2007, 04:46:20 AM
from a lockheed restorer.......

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on November 18, 2007, 03:15:23 AM
thats a great picture of those lockheeds.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on November 20, 2007, 01:59:55 PM
Wow, nice Lockheeds!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on November 20, 2007, 02:29:31 PM
Winter has already hit here in Vermont....

This is what it looks like outside at the moment

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/Picture.jpg)

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on November 20, 2007, 02:34:41 PM
brrrrrrrrrr <smiley with parka on> Quite a preaty picture though.  I like the fresh snow, just don't like it about march or april when it's all gray and icky and dirty and it has melted and refrozen umpteen times. It keeps threatening to snow here in Michigan... maybe on Thanksgiving they say. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on November 20, 2007, 05:44:16 PM
I fly home today, hopefully I'll get some nice pics.  I think thou its gonna be dark by the time we depart MSP.  ::silly::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on November 20, 2007, 07:47:02 PM
Oh Geez, Brian!  You make me feel guilty when I check my NWS forecast for today:  Partly cloudy with a high of 82F.  But then again, you never have to deal with 120F temps in summer like I do.   ::sweat:: ::sweat:: ::sweat::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on November 21, 2007, 12:04:12 AM
Gee Brian, lucky you, I had to mow the grass in the back yard today. |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 29, 2007, 05:08:34 AM
For Frank....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on November 29, 2007, 05:10:21 PM
Mommy, howcomewhyfor your twotter belong company in Las Vegas an you be basin' it in Idaho? ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Hwkdriver on November 29, 2007, 06:47:30 PM
Here is a picture of me taking off on a MEDEVAC mission at FOB Salerno near Khwost Afghanistan. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Hwkdriver on November 29, 2007, 06:50:19 PM
Another picture of the same take-off a few seconds later.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Hwkdriver on November 29, 2007, 06:55:01 PM
Flying formation with my AH-1W Marine SuperCobra near FOB Salerno Afghanistan
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on November 29, 2007, 07:10:06 PM
Thanks for the picture of the minivan, I'm finishing the drawing now.

Cool helicopter pictures, man that's one heck of a sight that last picture!

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Hwkdriver on November 29, 2007, 07:11:35 PM
Afghanistan from 11,000
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on November 29, 2007, 07:20:38 PM
Awsome pics, Hawk.  Thank you for your service to our country.   |:)\ |:)\ |:)\ |:)\  Are you currently in Afghanistan, or are you home now?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Hwkdriver on November 29, 2007, 07:23:14 PM
Thanks Cruiser.  I'm home now.  Those pics were taken back in January of 2005 during OEF 5/6.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on November 29, 2007, 09:35:59 PM
Woah!
Cool pics, Hawk!!

YOUR TAILROTOR IS ON CROOCKED!!!



haha.....just kidding....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Hwkdriver on November 29, 2007, 10:02:44 PM
Actually Mike, it is canted 20 degrees up.  The reason for this is because the T/R of the UH-60 is so far behind the CG of the aircraft  The T/R actually provides 2.5% of the total lifting force in a hover.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on November 30, 2007, 12:20:22 AM
The T/R of the UH-60 is so far behind the CG of the aircraft, the T/R actually provides 2.5% of the total lifting force in a hover.

Sitting patiently waiting for Frank to ask about CG shift due to fule burn and wondering if the T/R assembly should be rotatable on bearings to counteract for it, along with T/R roll..  ::thinking:: ::thinking:: But we delve into the realms of Prouty..  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

My brain hurts--Back to beer dousing and strippers.. (http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/h025.gif) (http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/cb49c75c.gif) (http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/899f00fd.gif) (http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/h025.gif)

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Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on November 30, 2007, 02:27:26 AM
Actually I was wondering why there seems to be flaps on the tail since I was sure there was a good reason the tail-rotor is mounted at an angle, I didn't know it actually produced lift that's interesting information.

Btw, not sure if you saw it but I posted a message at the bottom of the former page while you were uploading the last pictures.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 30, 2007, 02:41:54 AM
GREAT pictures, Hawk!!!   ::bow::

Did you work out of Khandahar also?

Thanks for sharing, these are just great..  glad you're HOME!!   ::bow::

Welcome to the Coooooooop.....   |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 30, 2007, 02:44:51 AM
Mommy, howcomewhyfor your twotter belong company in Las Vegas an you be basin' it in Idaho? ???

hey Daddy-Airtac-Baby, HUH?!?!   :-\

Whatcha mean?  Oh I bet you saw the "IDA", well, that's where she was THAT day....   :-\


 ::wave::      ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on November 30, 2007, 04:47:53 AM
Actually Mike, it is canted 20 degrees up.  The reason for this is because the T/R of the UH-60 is so far behind the CG of the aircraft  The T/R actually provides 2.5% of the total lifting force in a hover.

Hey, thanks for the exact numbers. I actually used a Blackhawk model for instructing and that was always a question I asked my students.
It leads into a couple of vector pictures of lift and that stuff . . .

I was just playing. But I really didn't know the exact degrees and how much lift you get.

I guess that's also why the horizontal stab folds down in a hover, huh?! So you don't push your own tail down?
(that IS a serious question)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on November 30, 2007, 04:52:32 AM
Mommy, howcomewhyfor your twotter belong company in Las Vegas an you be basin' it in Idaho? ???

hey Daddy-Airtac-Baby, HUH?!?!   :-\

Whatcha mean?  Oh I bet you saw the "IDA", well, that's where she was THAT day....   :-\


 ::wave::      ::drinking::
NOOOO, 512AR is registered to Twin Otter International in Las Vegas NV (hic) ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on November 30, 2007, 05:06:11 AM
That's strange, it's on airliners.net with pictures from 2004+2005, and it lists it as a -200, not -300.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on November 30, 2007, 05:10:47 AM
That's strange, it's on airliners.net with pictures from 2004+2005, and it lists it as a -200, not -300.

Frank

HEADS WILL ROLL!! ::rambo:: ::rambo:: ::rambo:: ::rambo::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on November 30, 2007, 05:16:39 AM
Sorry, I just remember Mary said to Brian it was a -300 since he was making it for MSFS.

I did search that the dates so the LV registry might be up to 2 years old, and I believe she said it was a newer one since the other photos she posted was the one she flew before, or maybe that was the -300 model.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 30, 2007, 06:52:17 AM
Good grief, this is like living in my little cow town...  people keep track of all kinds of things I don't even find interesting!    :D

512 is the only 200 now working at Twin Otter.....  yes, it IS a 200.  It's s/n 59....  yup she is old.  But -- flies like a DREEEEEEAM...  really.

I just posted THAT picture because it's a side view, and he paints them all the same, Frank.

All the others I fly are 300s.  The fire machines are all 300s, it is in the contracts that way. 

And yep, the regis. is still probably Las Vegas, though the company is in CO now.  He's moving things over bit by bit.  They moved a couple of winters ago, now, and I heard in October they may be getting rid of the last hangar in North Vegas.

Now...  are we all caught up???  HEEEEEE......... 

(Hey -- they're ALL ugly...  doesn't matter which one you look at....)    ;D


   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on November 30, 2007, 07:06:47 AM
Hehe, I kind of got interested after Jim had checked out the registration. I also found it listed as a NASA plane. As I said then I figured it was before you become the pilot of it since I think you said that was 2 years ago. I didn't know you fly that many different Twin Otters, it also sounds like Twin Otter is the company name. I guess that makes making the minivan for flight simulator a bit tricky if there are several different ones.

Btw, you got an email.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 30, 2007, 07:22:22 AM
Uh, so far I've flown 11 of T.O.I.'s Twin Otters, and then 4 others from other companies / agencies.

Yes, the company name was Twin Otter International Ltd. in North Las Vegas, and the office in CO is called Twin Otter Airborne Research....  so, yeah, there are more Minivans than just One....  but I do get one (and usually the same one!) for Fire Season....  you know, the one with the Pink Control Locks and the Custom Pinstripe Pink Tailstand.....   :D

 ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Hwkdriver on November 30, 2007, 01:02:57 PM
I guess that's also why the horizontal stab folds down in a hover, huh?! So you don't push your own tail down?
(that IS a serious question)
[/quote]

The stabilator is a variable angle of incidence airfoil that enhances the handling
qualities and longitudinal control of the aircraft. The automatic mode of operation
positions the stabilator to the best angle of attack for existing flight conditions.

The stabilator is programmed to its optimum angle to provide the following functions:

S 1. Streamline with main rotor downwash at low airspeed (30 KIAS and below)
to minimize nose-up attitudes resulting from the main rotor downwash on the stabilator.
(Airspeed/air data transducer)

C 2. Provide Collective coupling to minimize pitch attitude excursions due to
collective inputs. An increase in the collective would result in the helicopter pitching up.
The stabilator will program trailing edge down to prevent the nose from pitching up. As
collective is reduced the stabilator will program trailing edge up to prevent the nose
from pitching down. (Collective position transducer)

A 3. Decrease Angle of incidence (program up) as airspeed increases to
enhance static and longitudinal stability. (Airspeed/air data transducer)

L 4. Lateral Sideslip to Pitch Coupling to reduce susceptibility to gusts. Also
compensates for downwash on the stabilator and tail rotor efficiency. In forward flight,
the downwash on the retreating side is weaker than the downwash on the advancing
side. If a right sideslip is entered (left pedal applied), the stabilator encounters
increased downwash and the nose tends to pitch up, therefore the stabilator programs
down to prevent the nose up attitude. A right sideslip condition also results in increased
induced flow through the tail rotor and a corresponding decrease in the amount of lift
provided by the tail rotor. In a left sideslip (right pedal applied), the stabilator is
positioned in a reduced downwash condition and the nose tends to pitch down. The
stabilator programs trailing edge up to prevent the nose from pitching down. A left
sideslip condition also results in decreased induced flow through the tail rotor and a
corresponding increase in the amount of lift provided by the tail rotor. (Lateral
Accelerometers)

P 5. Provide Pitch rate feedback to improve longitudinal stability and to reduce
susceptibility to wind gusts. Pitch rate is sensed by pitch rate gyros in each stabilator
amplifier and corrections are made to help maintain level pitch attitudes during turbulent
conditions. The stabilator also programs as “G” loading increases in turns. “G” forces
acting upon the fuselage tend to pull the nose down in a turn, and the stabilator
programs trailing up to prevent the nose from dropping. (Pitch rate gyros)

I hope that makes it clear as mud as to what the stabilator on the UH-60 actually does.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on November 30, 2007, 06:00:14 PM
Wow, Thanks Hawk!!!

Sounds like this thing compensates for all kinds of things....

I wonder if it'd be weird to fly for us other sling-wing drivers. I mean I am kind of expecting the nose to come up when I lift up on the collective . . . for example.
 ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on December 02, 2007, 03:06:20 PM
the view from my house. (its HUGE picture,watch out)
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/7376/95260348wk3.jpg
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on December 02, 2007, 04:24:01 PM
Great view :)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on December 02, 2007, 05:04:46 PM
sometime you can see uh-60 and Agaes Turbo Trush buzzing around
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on December 05, 2007, 12:45:09 AM
From the hangar-house...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on December 05, 2007, 12:55:01 AM
Simply wow! |:)\

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on December 05, 2007, 04:24:40 AM
So I was E-mailing with S'mom and she wanted to see some pictures of helicopters on floats..This was 2006 when I did a contract with USGS evaluating the Louissianna marshes after Katrina had hit.

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/float/644ac030.jpg)

SOme fun landing spots--ever cautious of where you put your tail.. ::whistle:: ::whistle::

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/2.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/float/68b19852.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/float/42429b7f.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/float/0a13c4ea.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/float/d1204935.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/float/774f36b7.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/float/b5646770.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/float/5dc64fc5.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on December 05, 2007, 04:27:11 AM
Very COOL. G-Man!!  Thanks for sharing!!

Those floats are pretty FUN...   ::wave::

You've got some GREAT pics...   ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on December 05, 2007, 11:49:44 AM
S'mom, Wow that sunset is beautiful!

Gman - awesome pics. looks like some pretty fun landing spots too.


Here's what I woke up to this morning. ;D Sorry - it's still dark, but you get the idea!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Hwkdriver on December 05, 2007, 08:42:57 PM
Gman, did you not do any damage to your tail rotor?  Great pics!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on December 10, 2007, 12:07:31 AM
Gman, did you not do any damage to your tail rotor?  Great pics!!!

No, but you have to really watch where you put it----normally I hover around and have one of the survey people open their door and help me out. One time it had some thin grass around it, but other than that it was always clear.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on December 10, 2007, 12:10:16 AM
Two feet of snow, and it was -18 this morning when I woke up...   Brrrrrr....

So I am on my way to Bismarck right now---are you saying I should not have brought my summer shorts??

Got stuck in Cedar City last night, and made it all the way to Vernal, UT today..Hopefully tomorrow I can get there.. ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on December 10, 2007, 12:39:13 AM

So I am on my way to Bismarck right now---are you saying I should not have brought my summer shorts??

Got stuck in Cedar City last night, and made it all the way to Vernal, UT today..Hopefully tomorrow I can get there.. ::whistle::

If you're brave go for it.  Every now and then ill run outside to my car in just my sandals and a t-shirt, even being outside for that long is brutal.  What brings you up this way?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on December 10, 2007, 03:16:04 AM

So I am on my way to Bismarck right now---are you saying I should not have brought my summer shorts??

Got stuck in Cedar City last night, and made it all the way to Vernal, UT today..Hopefully tomorrow I can get there.. ::whistle::

If you're brave go for it.  Every now and then ill run outside to my car in just my sandals and a t-shirt, even being outside for that long is brutal.  What brings you up this way?

Maybe I'll pass on the sandals & shorts..

I am doing 50 hours of powerline patrols for the DoE.. Goes like this..

"yup its a powerline.. yup its a powerline.. yup its a powerline.." repeat about 175 times at 20 miles an hour and go back to the hotel for the night.   ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on December 10, 2007, 06:40:36 AM
Awww, c'mon G-Man, you're tough!!

You'll probably have the doors off, your holiest boots on, with your Hawaiian shirt a-flappin' in that BRISK, fresh Dakota air!!   ::bow::

 :D           :D           :D           :D           :D            :D



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on December 10, 2007, 08:03:15 AM

So I am on my way to Bismarck right now---are you saying I should not have brought my summer shorts??

Got stuck in Cedar City last night, and made it all the way to Vernal, UT today..Hopefully tomorrow I can get there.. ::whistle::

If you're brave go for it.  Every now and then ill run outside to my car in just my sandals and a t-shirt, even being outside for that long is brutal.  What brings you up this way?
Hmmm, just sandals and a t-shirt? I really hope that's a long t-shirt then  ::rofl::

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on December 16, 2007, 10:56:47 AM
Ok, it finally ducked under freezing here, -6 C to be more exact which was colder than I'd dare walk in, especially since I was also going to walk on walkpaths that probably weren't salted/graveled yet. When I shot these pictures less than 30 minutes ago the temperature was still -3C (it took me several minutes to try and get the camera to turn on with several different sets of rechargable batteries that were all supposed to have plenty of power on them). The frost shows up nicely on my mom's freshly washed and waxed wine red handicap car don't you think? And on the next shot you can see the fog that made 30 danish drivers crash on the freeway in just 90 minutes this morning eventually blocking it. More and more I wish the Mitsubishi we got was a Marquise and not a Lancer.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on December 16, 2007, 02:39:25 PM
You cal THAT a fog Frank? Dont be silly :P

Nice weather over there.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on December 16, 2007, 03:10:05 PM
Well when we drove out a few hours later, still -2C btw, then it was really foggy when we drove out of town, it was less than 100 meters visibility, and it really showed how dumb these modern supertiny elipsoid lights are on cars, because they're hard to see thrue fog because the light itself is so small, like Audi A4s and Peugeot 407s to name a few.

For the first time I my life I actually turned on front foglights, hoping they'd increase my chances of being seen, using them for their proper function, to mark the car, not to light up the road like many people seem to think since they drive with them on day/night summer/winter. Of course the Lancer's the first car I've ever driven that actually had front fog lights hehe.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on December 16, 2007, 11:37:12 PM
Just before lift off:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/Dakota%20Trip/e2d8be68.jpg)

Guess where Timothy is at:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/Dakota%20Trip/72d27e95.jpg)

"Now which line are we supposed to be on right now?":

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/Dakota%20Trip/122a647a.jpg)

They really do put huts on the frozen lake and stare into a hole all day.. :

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/Dakota%20Trip/16d1e50e.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on December 18, 2007, 11:43:02 PM
Hmm last I heard the ice wasn't thick enough to drive on yet.  Must have hit a cold snap in the last week or so.  Ice fishing here I come!!!  ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on December 26, 2007, 12:39:04 AM
took this and many others at duford's flying legends this year cant belive how close i got
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on December 26, 2007, 12:57:02 AM
this is one of me climbing a Munro (Hill over 3000ft) here in scotland i know its  not avaition related but its a good pic of me which makes a change


ian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on December 27, 2007, 07:42:34 PM
Oddball..Here, this looks better--less dead space and re sized to save bandwidth AND it also fits the page withOUT having to scroll--one of my pet peeves..  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/c78a94a0.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on December 28, 2007, 07:01:36 AM
These are from the cameras of others, but I thought you might enjoy them.... 

More Twin Otters....  doing what they do....   :D

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on December 28, 2007, 07:04:07 AM
And...  a neat takeoff...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on December 28, 2007, 07:05:52 AM
and a pretty shot, kudos to whomever took this, it is one of my favorites.....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on December 28, 2007, 05:17:14 PM
Oddball..Here, this looks better--less dead space and re sized to save bandwidth AND it also fits the page withOUT having to scroll--one of my pet peeves..  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/c78a94a0.jpg)
thanks g-man still tyring to get the hang of this  ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on December 30, 2007, 10:24:58 PM
Hey Y'all!!!!!! ::wave:: ::wave::  How Santa came to everyone  ;D

Mom, Here's a couple more for your Mini-Van Collection, I snapped these in Vanuatu for you.....hope you like 'em  ;D .

I'll put more up later! ;)  Cheers Mates  ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on December 31, 2007, 12:59:23 AM
Welcome Home Gibbo!!!  Hope you had a wonderful time!!   ::wave::

Thanks for the Minivan pictures...  it's always fun to see more of the Ugly Fleet.   ;D

Somebody oughta tell those guys about matching paint...  nose baggage- and pilot's- doors must have been slapped on in a hurry..  hee heee! 

(Not that I would care -- but I can just hear our trusty paint expert going OFF....)   :D    ::banghead::

Can't wait to hear about your cool vacation, mate!!!!!  We have missed you.   :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on December 31, 2007, 02:25:44 PM
Errr s'mom i cant remember ever taken you hiking so where did you get that photo of me for your avatar?  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on December 31, 2007, 02:33:53 PM
i think chuck finally got his corsair finished  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on January 02, 2008, 11:11:39 PM
Me about to set off on an abortive flight which ended with me and a friend spending two days stranded right back at the same airfield after the weather turned nasty last week.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2202/2147095412_7e94b54a56.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on January 03, 2008, 10:11:16 AM
the weather already looks a little loomy on the picture....  ::thinking::

such is the life of an aviator.. ;) I remember getting stranded many times.

I STILL LOVE your avatar Leia !!  ::wave::
cracks me up every time...  ;D

Is that your own plane in the background?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on January 03, 2008, 07:55:17 PM
the weather already looks a little loomy on the picture....  ::thinking::

Ye-es, I suppose it was a triumph of optimism over common sense to even get airborne.  One of the guys who went down with us has an IMC rating and got home okay, but we were both VFR flyers in TOMSsyplane and only got a few miles before turning back.  Consensus was we'd rather get home late than never -- the accident report from an earlier VFR into IMC fatal crash had just been released and was sitting on the desk in the tower when we wandered up to explain we were stuck -- so by that time we were quite certain it was the right choice!


Quote
I STILL LOVE your avatar Leia !!  ::wave::
cracks me up every time...  ;D

Is that your own plane in the background?

Na, one of the school 'planes, though you can't really see the paint scheme, so I suppose I could pretend it was TOMS.   ;D  I just used one of those dollmaker tye programs to make the "mini-me" to paste on top of the pic.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 04, 2008, 02:12:16 AM
This is from their weather site -- courtesy of the Mount Washington Observatory. 

Have some NICE rime icing!!   Elevation: 6288'MSL.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 06, 2008, 09:29:14 AM
going thru some old cartoons and saw that chuck likes B-17s as well as corsairs so here is a pic i took at duxford last july (again) of "sally b" britains own b-17 and was "memphis belle" in the film of the same name she did have the nose art on the other side but i dont know if "she" still has it on after her repaint a few months ago  ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on January 14, 2008, 08:13:18 PM
Here's my Latest. 1/32 Scale Hellcat.  |:)\ |:)\ |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 14, 2008, 08:39:57 PM
that is sure pretty is that open gun covers i spy?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on January 14, 2008, 11:35:47 PM
that is sure pretty is that open gun covers i spy?
Thanks for comment |:)\ |:)\
Yuppers open gun covers. I didn't do too much different with this model. I made some seat belts for it, as none came with it. I also cut off the ailerons and elevators, and rudder, then reattached them to give more of a realistic look. The final different thing was to hollow out the rudder leaving only a frame. I covered it with tissue paper to give it a fabric look. Can't see it in the picture, but it turned out alright.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 15, 2008, 11:09:06 AM
all you need now is a crew man working on the gun covers  ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 27, 2008, 02:14:23 AM
I hung around in the rain, waiting for the Wiener Man to come back, so I could find out how you get a JOB driving this BEAUTIFUL puppy!!

Alas, he never did show....  but, here's the beauty.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 27, 2008, 05:27:28 AM
I hung around in the rain, waiting for the Wiener Man to come back, so I could find out how you get a JOB driving this BEAUTIFUL puppy!!



If I was an immature little twerp, I'd say something like "You would have asked him to show you his wiener?"

Good thing I'm not an immature little twerp, huh?  ::whistle::  ::whistle::  ::whistle::  ::whistle::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on January 27, 2008, 05:42:37 AM
I hung around in the rain, waiting for the Wiener Man to come back, so I could find out how you get a JOB driving this BEAUTIFUL puppy!!



If I was an immature little twerp, I'd say something like "You would have asked him to show you his wiener?"

Good thing I'm not an immature little twerp, huh?  ::whistle::  ::whistle::  ::whistle::  ::whistle::

TM

HOW DISGUSTING !! (snicker)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 27, 2008, 05:45:31 AM


HOW DISGUSTING !! (snicker)

Hey, if I hadn't of said it, somebody else would have said it... or worse! In fact, they probably will anyway!  ::type::  ::wave::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 27, 2008, 06:08:20 AM
Yeah....     ::)

Rght as I hit "Send", this little voice, using all 4 of my remaining brain cells, said very faintly....  "Did you really just say to the Coop, you were waiting in the rain for the Wiener Man"?!?    ::banghead::

Go ahead, fire away!!!!    :P

:D           :D           :D



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 27, 2008, 06:18:31 AM
Not to change the subject (for how can one improve on a Wiener Man?), but here is S'Mom some years back, in the rain, having FUN on floats....  I've been finding old pictures and thought I'd bore you with a few.   :D



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on January 27, 2008, 11:10:45 AM
Yesterday's flying.

My adored TOMSsy in good company on the apron at Kemble.
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t201/xx554/2008/Kembleflyin/IMG_4855.jpg)

Sunset over the Severn on the way home.
http://leiafee.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/severn-sunset.jpg

Sometimes I feel so utterly incredibly lucky to be able do do this flying stuff it just knocks me sideways.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on January 27, 2008, 02:12:19 PM
Yesterday's flying.

My adored TOMSsy in good company on the apron at Kemble.


Sunset over the Severn on the way home.
http://leiafee.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/severn-sunset.jpg

Sometimes I feel so utterly incredibly lucky to be able do do this flying stuff it just knocks me sideways.

Are those an A-26, and Canberra I spot?! If so I'm jealous! >:( >:(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on January 27, 2008, 03:09:15 PM
And a Bulldog....

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on January 27, 2008, 04:08:03 PM
OH MOMMYMOMMYMOMMYMOMMY ::bow:: >:(
AN 18 on floats |:)\---don't know if I wanna shoot ya or run off with ya<jealous smiley>
Flew a clapped out 18 hauling bank mail--always thought I'd like to try one on floats..............
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 27, 2008, 04:23:25 PM
Yeah....     ::)

Rght as I hit "Send", this little voice, using all 4 of my remaining brain cells, said very faintly....  "Did you really just say to the Coop, you were waiting in the rain for the Wiener Man"?!?    ::banghead::

Go ahead, fire away!!!!    :P

:D           :D           :D

Hey is that some sort of note taped to the door of that thing? If so, did you read it?

TM

Heading to OWB for Moonlite BBQ in the Arrow in about two hours!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on January 27, 2008, 07:16:01 PM
Are those an A-26, and Canberra I spot?! If so I'm jealous! >:( >:(

I'm a rubbish aircraft spotter, but wouldn't be suprised -- Kemble is packed with wierd and wonderfu flying machines.

And a Bulldog....

The Bulldog (the aptly registered G-DOGG) on the other hand, belongs to a friend, so is a regular companion to TOMS, and I've been upside down in it ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on January 27, 2008, 07:35:58 PM
Are those an A-26, and Canberra I spot?! If so I'm jealous! >:( >:(



The Bulldog (the aptly registered G-DOGG) on the other hand, belongs to a friend, so is a regular companion to TOMS, and I've been upside down in it ;D
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I believe there was a Confucian saying about that----HMMM ::) ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 27, 2008, 10:56:30 PM
OH MOMMYMOMMYMOMMYMOMMY ::bow:: >:(
AN 18 on floats |:)\---don't know if I wanna shoot ya or run off with ya<jealous smiley>
Flew a clapped out 18 hauling bank mail--always thought I'd like to try one on floats..............

Yeah...  as much fun as you think it would be?!?!?  Well, it WAS.  Still makes me babble (and drool) if I think about it too long.....   ;D

Hey is that some sort of note taped to the door of that thing? If so, did you read it?
TM

Heading to OWB for Moonlite BBQ in the Arrow in about two hours!

TurboQuacker, it WAS a note...  saying Mister Wiener had "gone to lunch"..  which is why I waited in the rain....

Hey we want to hear about the BBQ!!!!   ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 28, 2008, 02:46:54 AM
Hey we want to hear about the BBQ!!!!   ::wave::

The best way to sum it up is BUUUUUUURRRRP!

Two pilot friends and I piled into the Arrow and set a course southeast to KOWB about 12:30 local. About a mile or two from there is the Moonlite Inn BBQ (www.moonlite.com). I read about it in Pilot Getaways (a great rag, by the way) and visited for the first time last November. So much food that we could only sample things in the buffet-- too much to try and eat much of. It was the best food I think I've ever had, period. Just about had to do a W&B before we came home. We started talking about another trip during the flight home. Today, we made it. Amazingly clear and smooth air all the way down and back, and temps close to 50 down there. The food was a s good as I remembered and I still haven't had the chance to sample everything they offer yet. Which means... we'll have to make another "moonlite run" again before too long. Last trip I almost asked the sweetheart behind the desk at the FBO to marry me; this time it was our server I almost asked. I mean, how many servers, after serving a perfect glass of iced tea, come back with another one because she didn't think the last batch was good enough? I think she liked airplanes too (though she only referenced helicopters... is it possible for a woman who likes helicopters to like a duck who drives airplanes?). And yes, she was around my age.

Here's a shot of the sunset on the flight back to KBMI.

TM
(Who won't be hungry for another week...)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on January 28, 2008, 03:02:53 AM
Well mommy, I can relate to babbling and drooling (just finished dinner at the Old Pilots Home) Even the clapped up piece of worn out crap that I flew was fun--I mean this old pig had duct tape on patches, Narco coffee grinders for radios, and a duck for approaches but I was having fun.  Something cool about arriving on a ramp with 2 engines that fart fire, clatter like nails in a blender, then puke a gallon of oil on the ground when they grind to a stop in a cloud of smoke---departure is even more fun with larger flame farts, clattering, and smoke clouds...........it was one noisy bastard, my ears rang like Big Ben every day after getting home.    I used to call her "Earthquake Magoon"--ah the good old days ::loony:: ::loony::
OOPS, they're coming with my meds--seeya ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on January 28, 2008, 03:07:45 AM
Quote
Not to change the subject (for how can one improve on a Wiener Man?), but here is S'Mom some years back, in the rain, having FUN on floats....  I've been finding old pictures and thought I'd bore you with a few.  

Nice Beech....

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Brian_Gladden/beech1.jpg)

This ole' girl is parked at the airport where I work. The owner has another 18 taildragger at the strip at his house and a disassembled DC-3 down at Middlebury airport. And to top it all off Bob is over 80 years old and still turning wrenches on airplanes for a living.

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 28, 2008, 07:17:50 AM
Does Bob wanna get married?!?   :D

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: resident on January 28, 2008, 02:41:01 PM
Another day on the ramp...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 28, 2008, 03:40:25 PM
Does Bob wanna get married?!?   :D

 8)

He said turning WRENCHES, not wenches.

TM

(I'm going to get slapped for that one.)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on January 28, 2008, 03:42:12 PM
Does Bob wanna get married?!?   :D

 8)
OH SURE, some other old coot comes along with a double breasted fire farting oil belcher and you forget I even exist :-\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on January 28, 2008, 03:50:26 PM
OH SURE, some other old coot comes along with a double breasted fire farting oil belcher and you forget I even exist :-\
::rofl:: ::rofl::  Oh darn it Jim! I laughed out loud so hard at that description that I got a tummyache! Edit: And a headache  ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Where do you get those from? >:D ::bow::

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on January 28, 2008, 05:25:51 PM
That's just the correct nomenclature for a Beech 18--rather descriptive, don't you think ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 28, 2008, 08:12:47 PM
He said turning WRENCHES, not wenches.

TM

(I'm going to get slapped for that one.)

HAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!  Good one, El Duck-O!!!    ::bow::
Jeez, between you and Daddy Airtac, I just about choked on my tea here!  Laughing too hard......    ::rofl::

I don't care WHAT he's turning....  does he want to get married?!?     ;D    ::rofl::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 28, 2008, 08:25:58 PM
OH SURE, some other old coot comes along with a double breasted fire farting oil belcher and you forget I even exist :-\
::rofl:: ::rofl::  Oh darn it Jim! I laughed out loud so hard at that description that I got a tummyache! Edit: And a headache  ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Where do you get those from? >:D ::bow::

Frank

Frank, I laughed out loud, too!  But Daddy Airtac seems to forget, just because I can LOOK at some other double breasted fire farting oil belcher, doesn't mean I don't love him best!  And, that's not even talking about the airplane.....    ::rofl::     ::rofl::      ::rofl::      ::rofl::

 8)      ;)       ;)       :-*  
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on January 28, 2008, 09:18:46 PM
Uhmmm...  Mom?  Does this mean you've done more than look??   ::knockedout::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on January 28, 2008, 10:33:27 PM
OH SURE, some other old coot comes along with a double breasted fire farting oil belcher and you forget I even exist :-\
::rofl:: ::rofl::  Oh darn it Jim! I laughed out loud so hard at that description that I got a tummyache! Edit: And a headache  ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Where do you get those from? >:D ::bow::

Frank

Frank, I laughed out loud, too!  But Daddy Airtac seems to forget, just because I can LOOK at some other double breasted fire farting oil belcher, doesn't mean I don't love him best!  And, that's not even talking about the airplane.....    ::rofl::     ::rofl::      ::rofl::      ::rofl::

 8)      ;)       ;)       :-*  

BWAAAAHAAHAHAAAA ::rofl::
Almost shot my soup on the computer---- ::rofl::

Of course I guess that's pretty descriptive nomenclature too--- :-\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 29, 2008, 02:55:16 AM
Aww, Sweet Pea, you know I'm just joshing!    ;)    :-*

Remember that last conversation we had??  Well, just tell yourself "Yup, she's still a $#$%$, and an old #$#@, and a no-good, fixed-wing &*$%#."

Love, S'Mom***
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on January 29, 2008, 03:06:39 AM
Does Bob wanna get married?!?   :D

 8)

He already is... Maybe he could adopt you though  ::rofl::

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 29, 2008, 06:14:21 AM
Sounds good, Brian!  I'll check into it on the next trip there.   ;)

By the way, you always have cool pictures, of neat stuff!  Thanks for sharing!   ::wave::

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 29, 2008, 09:09:52 PM
Here are some more moldy oldies.  Flying lead in a Baron on Idaho fires. 

 ::wave::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 29, 2008, 09:14:21 PM
And a few more I had to scrape the mold off....

The tanker is a DC-4 and the cute guy in the last one is Walter, arguably one of the best tanker pilots ever...  he flew heavy tankers until he was 78.  He was a REAL character, and a wonderful man I will never forget.   |:)\

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 30, 2008, 08:03:32 PM
KEWL Mom!!!!! Thanks for sharing those!  Walter looks like the Grand father we all wished we had  :) ... ::thinking:: I wish my grandfather had a DC3  :D

Here is a couple i snapped on Friday last week from my final solo nav, 3 WEEKS TO GO TO MY CHECK RIDE FOR PPL!!!! WOO HOO,
the first one is my ride VH-SPQ in Goodiwindi (central queensland) the other are just general Australian views for y'all  :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on January 31, 2008, 06:41:57 PM
beautiful pics.
3 WEEKS TO GO TO MY CHECK RIDE FOR PPL!!!! WOO HOO,
AWESOME! Almost there!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 03, 2008, 07:38:49 PM
beautiful pics.
3 WEEKS TO GO TO MY CHECK RIDE FOR PPL!!!! WOO HOO,
AWESOME! Almost there!!!!
G'Day Pipergirl  ::wave:: Yep nearly there.....study study study...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on February 06, 2008, 05:14:25 AM
Well, this past weekend the duck migrated north to Oshkosh to hang out at the Sonex builder workshop and attend an EAA banquet with a former Air Force One pilot as the guest speaker. He had some great stories, as you can imagine. I also met with some folks to discuss a new book project. It's not finalized yet, but we're working on it. If it happens I'll be making trips up to their archives a fair amount. Driving home (the wx prevented flying) I nearly got my butt killed when a nasty snow storm rolled in during the last 20 miles of the trip (with no exits before home), complete with lightning that blinded me... and then a total moron decided he wanted to drive 70 while everyone else was doing 35 and cut in front of me... could not see three feet in front of me when he did... if there had been a curve ahead, I would have gone off the road. Braking would only have caused me to wipe out. I let up on the gas and slowed down to get clear; I realized I literally hadn't breathed for about 30 seconds! And people tell me flying my Arrow on severe clear days is "dangerous"... HA!

Anyway, here's a shot of the factory airplane doing a demo flight at Sonex on Sunday...

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on February 28, 2008, 09:01:23 PM
Wow, interesting to hear that two posts in a row have bad car-experiences behind pictures. Today I had to do an emergency stop from 70 kph since a stationwagon overtook two cars and a tractor+trailer (farm-tractor that is) right in front of me, was down to half speed when he finally came away from my lane and I stopped so hard it went to ABS on dry warm tarmac. Horn blowing and high beams on (after I started to brake) and the dude didn't even respond in any way but pull closer to the tractor, but the one lane in each direction were narrow so that didn't make a difference and I wasn't about to use the wide bike-path to the right even if it was on the same tarmac as the road since when pulling to the side, overtakers just take more space, after all I did have time to stop.
Later that day I had several people almost hit my rear bumper corner when overtaking, also over full lines and everything. 5-6 times I pulled off to parallel parkingspots on the road to give way to rows of cars and they were so close I couldn't even let go of the throttle let alone brake before I was clean off the road. One guy tailgating even started accelerating when I started signalling! And some were not cars but heavy roadtrains!!!

Now for the good part, well, the best part I could get. Some pictures from Billund Airport, although most pictures are more or less just snapshots but it's some of the best I've had the chance to take in a while so I try to keep happy despite the very very bad drive.
I was only parked at my usual spot, a rest-area on the highway that goes north of the airport, for about 30 minutes so it was limited what I saw, but it was ok. First I saw what could only have been F-16, and hopefully from the RDAF :D. The corner image was from the original resolution image where the main image is the original resized to 640x480.
Next was what appeared to be an old Lear Jet (picture taken while leaning on the passengerside of the car, first one resized, the second in original resultion just cropped). After that a red 737-like aircraft took off (Air Greenland perhaps?) and that could almost be felt when it powered up.
The next image shows the sign that's just about a trucklength after the rest-area and where the aircraft cross over the road when they land on the runway as can be seen on the second image.

To be continued in the next post.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on February 28, 2008, 09:07:39 PM
Then an image from the other side of the airport from a narrow side countryroad. It's not easy to tell but that's the terminal in the upper part of the picture behind the trees, where the runway is in front of it.
Next is the top of a radartower for the airport, also danish nature from it's winter-side (actually the news said vehicles are rusting up due to lack of use so it is even greener than usual for DK, but we still got time for the normal spring blizzard).
Then a hangar further down the road, still on the opposide side where I was parked before and where the passenger terminals are. Two bizjets although I'm not sure what type but they seem to be a newer and larger model than the one that landed earlier. Note: It's near the eastern edge of the GA/Cargo hangars and there was construction going on, hence the tractor-tracks in the dirt.
Finally from Billund we have this strange display. I think it's a real plane, Beech? But why it's there is unknown for me atm. The entrance to Legoland is just 100 meters down the road on the other side. This picture is on the same side of the airport as the former pictures but inside the town now and when driving the other direction since I'd driven thrue the small town a few times.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on February 28, 2008, 09:15:36 PM
Finally a few scenic shots. First is another view of Denmark in it's winter-coat, taken when standing on the passenger side of the car as seen in the second picture, that proves that I was actually there. I think the hill is a viking era remnant but not sure (grave hill).
This is a nice place south-east from Billund (I was trying to avoid that main road with the heavy traffic that goes straight east to Vejle). Then finally after a long drive home, due to driving wrong a few long times, is my local airport Odense Airport (ICAO: EKOD). This is what greets you when you drive into the area :D The sign reads: History Center Beldringe (Beldringe is the small town where the airport is close to, although Odense is just a few minutes drive away, especially to the NW corner where I live). As far as I know, and which can be seen fairly easily it's a WW2 shelter. The tower in the background btw seems a lot lot lot higher up after having walked up the stairs! And in 2002 I was in much better shape, heck even my mom as well as my brother walked up there to say hi to the ATC that eventually gave my brother a flight in a Tri-Pacer and shortly after arranged for the flight in the PiperGirl-and-Soccermom-know-what-plane :D The main aircraft parking is to the left of the tower since you turn left right after where the picture was taken and drive past towards the hangars before which you turn to the left again, and then to the right, right after which is where the next picture is taken. Drive down that road for a few km and there I live.
The last poor picture shows the Antonov An-2, which btw has night lighting inside. Sorry for the misalignment btw, I was stopped on the road from the airport. The picture I took of the 3-4 twins, the PC-12 and R22(?) was dark so I didn't think it would be worth anything. I also saw what looked like a Cirrus parked behind another single.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on February 28, 2008, 09:31:23 PM
Oh yeah, one more thing. This is something I found just after new years eve on the danish pilot forum (which I don't post in btw, I just look at the headlines on the main page and the registry and pictures of danish planes once in a while).

It's a half-size jpg-version of a big bmp image that's allegedly taken from the tower of Copenhagen International Airport (EKCH). It's actually near the town of Kastrup on the tiny island Amager (where my dad was from) and where part of Copenhagen lies on but is called Copenhagen Airport internally, a bit like Odense Airport is actually near Beldringe town, Roskilde Airport (owned by the same group as EKCH and is known as the secondary Copenhagen Airport) is near the town of Tune with the city of Roskilde somewhat further away. One of the runways of EKCH goes over the road going to the eastern part of the island where there used to sail ferrys to Malmö at least before the bridge, and it looked so fantastic to drive towards the tunnel and see a plane rotate right over the tunnel.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 28, 2008, 10:08:04 PM
Nice pictures Frank!!!!!!!!    ::bow::

 ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 29, 2008, 12:43:29 AM
WOW!!!!!! Frank thanks for the pics mate....keep 'em coming  ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: madpilot44 on February 29, 2008, 01:30:48 AM
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I haven't been getting too much time, I had to move out of Guatemala 'cause I got accepted into this place:
(http://photos-266.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v204/203/10/622521266/n622521266_443556_5245.jpg)

it's the US Air Force Academy. Now that was a great change of scenery, going from a normal college in Guatemala to a place that has an F-105, F-4, F-15 and F-16 displays in the main courtyard. Plus, I get to wear my flight suit to class every now and again. I even got a scarf, how cool is that? lol.
I got a couple more pics, I'll post them later on tonight.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on February 29, 2008, 01:51:52 AM
Good to have you back buddy!!

and

WOAH !!!! NICE !!!
CONGRATULATIONS !!!  |:)\ ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 29, 2008, 02:26:03 AM
Wow, I 2nd the Congratulations!   |:)\

We'll all be waiting for some good stories.....    :D

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on February 29, 2008, 03:23:46 AM
CONGRATULATIONS---I'm impressed!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on February 29, 2008, 11:02:49 AM
Kudos!
Welcome to military life...they got you now!  |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on February 29, 2008, 01:39:47 PM
Did I ever post this? Cant remember :)

Sunset just about a kilometer off me home.


And me. on my graduation photo. Written exams SCH 11-14 March, oral 25-28 May.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on February 29, 2008, 03:12:55 PM
Nice pics Frank, Madpilot, and Fabo. Congrats Madpilot. Fabo - Where's your grad pic? Good luck on your exams!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on February 29, 2008, 07:45:53 PM
Sorry I had it broken most likely :)

So there I am now.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on February 29, 2008, 08:46:02 PM
Congratulations Madpilot and Fabo, and nice to hear to hear from you again Madpilot ::wave::

Glad you liked the pictures even though they're not that good, don't really show much. I've talked to my brother and he thinks the jet is probably an early Cessna Citation and not a LearJet. I still have no idea what that yellow plane on the pillar is. Btw did anyone read the new licenseplate on the car? :D

Skid Kid: Just saw your new line under your signature, I like it :D

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: madpilot44 on March 01, 2008, 03:19:03 AM
Thanks guys, I really got lucky getting the chance to come here. There are about 50 international cadets in the whole cadet wing (4,800 strong) so I guess it's quite an honor to get it.

Anyway, right now I got some free time because my superior cadets gave me confinements (kind of a punishment for doing something wrong, you have to get all dressed up in service dress and sit in front of your computer "doing homework"), so I decided to post a couple of pics. This is a really good place to be if you're an aviation fan like me, because we get fly-bys and visits by all sorts of planes and choppers. In almost a year of being here, I remember quite a few, including:

F-16s
(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v151/241/26/584417122/n584417122_267136_7169.jpg)

T-6 Texan II (PC-9 in US service)
(http://photos-266.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v204/203/10/622521266/n622521266_444211_1847.jpg)

Black Hawks
(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v153/111/69/706446118/n706446118_702123_9206.jpg)

A visit by an Osprey
(http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v142/111/69/706446118/n706446118_595390_2241.jpg)

and the nicest of them all, a B-17 (although I really should have waited a bit and zoomed in more, would have made for a nicer pic)
(http://photos-266.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v204/203/10/622521266/n622521266_444209_9380.jpg)

We also got the B-1, B-52, F-15, T-38, and A-10, but I don't have pics of those, just videos, and I still haven't figured out how to post those, so that'll take some time... the stories too lol
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 01, 2008, 03:45:43 AM
Hey madpilot  ::wave:: Congrats mate!!! that's awesome news!!!!  |:)\ ::bow::

And love the photos too!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on March 12, 2008, 08:09:14 PM
Looks like you have had nice walk... but this page will be a pain in that royal ass to read for a loong time :D ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 12, 2008, 08:24:09 PM
Haaaaa Fabo, that's a good one!!   ::bow::

Those ARE pretty...  just kinda BI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-G to load...!!    ::silly::

 :D     ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on March 12, 2008, 08:39:18 PM
What can i do? i tried to make it as links,it didn't let me,it was text,so,that what i did....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on March 12, 2008, 08:43:28 PM
Haaaaa Fabo, that's a good one!!   ::bow::

Those ARE pretty...  just kinda BI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-G to load...!!    ::silly::

 :D     ;)

Agreed---maybe he could re-size them..

And 1,000 feet is NOT low for a helicopter---I get a nose bleed if I go ABOVE 500 ft.  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on March 12, 2008, 08:47:29 PM
i don't know about feet, but they were somewhere around 50-100.... and i'm to *insert mental thingie here* to remember how to calculate feet....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 12, 2008, 08:47:56 PM
And 1,000 feet is NOT low for a helicopter---I get a nose bleed if I go ABOVE 500 ft.  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Ha G-Man, yeah, that would be HIGH for you guys!  And float guys, too..  got my butt chewed flying in Alaska with a float guy....  as I happily climbed through 500' AGL, he gruffly said "Whaddaya tryin' to DO, KILL me??!!!??!!"   ::complaining:

Okayyyy.....  point taken....   ::rofl::

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on March 12, 2008, 11:59:15 PM
And 1,000 feet is NOT low for a helicopter---I get a nose bleed if I go ABOVE 500 ft.  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Ha G-Man, yeah, that would be HIGH for you guys!  And float guys, too..  got my butt chewed flying in Alaska with a float guy....  as I happily climbed through 500' AGL, he gruffly said "Whaddaya tryin' to DO, KILL me??!!!??!!"   ::complaining:

Okayyyy.....  point taken....   ::rofl::

 8)
YEP, similar experience when flying across Cook Inlet--guy yelled at me that ya can't climb nigh enough to glide across anyway and yer gonna die after 10 minutes in the water anyway so why bother dragging out the process ::complaining:
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 16, 2008, 09:37:08 PM
OK after the excitement of Saturday (PPL check ride) the Aero Club had an open day to celebrate the arrival of Bob Taits aviation school to Redcliffe Aerodrome.  Bob is one of Australias most well know avaition trainers and writes all of the recommended text book (he's a bit like the US guy Barry Schiff) AND he is an AWESOME aerobatics pilot.....this is Bob in action yesterday in the Super Decathalon!!!!! Note the aileron deflections in some of them!!  ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::eek::  LOVE THE ONE WHEEL WHEELY down runway 07!!!... ::sulk:: Show OFF!!  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on March 16, 2008, 09:56:02 PM
that last pic was WHEELY WHEELY great gibbo  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 16, 2008, 10:00:57 PM
that last pic was WHEELY WHEELY great gibbo  ::rofl::

 ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 17, 2008, 12:13:34 AM
Quote
I just came back from a 3-day trip with the school,it was so damn good!! in the two nights in field (tents) i slept 7:20 hours,and my blood has been replaced with 3 kilos of sugar,I'm so high,and just got out of the shower and I'm feeling great,and i have such a great friends and they are so funny,and we've been in such a beautiful places that i didn't knew we had them,the three days are all combined into one memory and i don't know when we were in some place,and i saw 2 ch-53's flying so damn low (about 1000 feet) over water,and lots of parachuters,so... let's get to the pictures! (sorry about the quality,i used my 2Megapixel phone...) oh,and i got sunburned and have a nasty cut in my right leg... but I'm fine! i iz never sick!

Royal ass,not edited,that exactly how it was on the bus...

Sorry, I had to take the pictures out. They were WAAAAAY to big for our server.
Can you resize them??
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 31, 2008, 07:54:36 AM
 ::wave:: ::wave:: Me again!!   :o Look what came to visit last Sunday at the Airfield.....awwwww sooo purty!!! AND NOISEY But WHAT a noise!!!!!! ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on March 31, 2008, 10:59:29 AM
that is pretty (insert drooling face here) did you ask how much he wanted for it?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on March 31, 2008, 04:16:51 PM
Thats not noise...... It's Round Engine music ::bow::


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on March 31, 2008, 04:22:55 PM
Thats not noise...... It's Round Engine music ::bow::


Brian
YUP, I'll agree with that |:)\ |:)\
As much as I appreciate turbine engines, they sound so wimpy compared to a bid radial :-\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on March 31, 2008, 06:07:13 PM
give me a good piston engine either in line or radial or even rotary in that case over a turbine engine they sound all the same anyway jsut a whine while pistons roar or growl
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on March 31, 2008, 08:28:00 PM
Type 1000 times:  "I want one, I want one, I want one...."    ::type::

Nice shot, Gibbo!!  Thanks for making us all envious.....   ::bow::

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on March 31, 2008, 09:22:48 PM
HEE HEE  :D Sorry 'Mom  ;D
I have to say I have never seen soooo many pilots lining the edge of the ramp just watching (and as oddball said, drooling) as that Beaver did about 4 touch and go circuits.  I think the pilot was doing Float/Beaver endorsement, then they went over to the bay and where doing sea landings over there  ::complaining: BUT WE COULDN'T SEE IT!!!!!  Darn trees!!!  :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on April 01, 2008, 03:04:47 AM
Thats not noise...... It's Round Engine music ::bow::


Brian

Hear hear, Brian!   ::bow::

Once I win the Lottery, I want to buy a round engine airplane.  My father owned a Cessna 195 for years, and I flew with him on occasion in it.  Dang it, I miss that old Beer-Barrell Cessna! 

Ground school has gone very well.  Sim sessions commence tomorrow.  Too bad I'm doing jets instead of round engines, but I am in this for the money after all.   ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 01, 2008, 04:50:28 AM
HEY--jets ARE round!! ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on April 01, 2008, 09:06:17 AM
aye but they whine airtac
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on April 01, 2008, 02:31:12 PM
aye but they whine airtac

Indeed they do, Ian.  On start up they start to whine, then they give a small, lady-like poot and whine a little louder!   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 01, 2008, 02:58:27 PM
aye but they whine airtac

Indeed they do, Ian.  On start up they start to whine, then they give a small, lady-like poot and whine a little louder!   ;D ;D ;D ;D
This is true but helicopter PILOTS start whining on shut down and their "poots" are definitely NOT lady-like ::sick:: ::complaining: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 13, 2008, 09:37:12 PM
Some shots from my first x-country as a  ;D holder of a PPL   ;D

First one is Brisneyland (my home town), second on final at Millmerran (98Nm west of Brissy), then the plane I flew VH-IPV the lovely PA-28R-200 at Millmerran ('Mom notice I remembered what you said about wheels  ::rofl:: ), and the last one (one for Frank) short final into Redcliffe (my home field)  ;D  WOO HOO!!! What a day!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 13, 2008, 11:36:26 PM
Sweet pics, dog. I like your home field best though. More greener than other places
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on April 14, 2008, 03:16:10 AM
Well, with today's weather in Central Illinois being a "wintry mix" none of my friends or I were flying. But... they all had time on their hands so I invited them over to work on the Sonex. I've been ready to work on the main spars for a while, but the drawings were very complex and more than a little terrifying. And, if you mess up on one... it's a very expensive mistake. My friend Chad is close to completion on an RV-7, so he was invaluable in interpreting the plans for the spars. Anyway, we worked seven hours (with a one hour break for pizza... I treated... didn't hear the doorbell in the basement right away when the delivery girl arrived... I apologized and told her that I was in the basement building an airplane and didn't hear her... she gave me a weird look... probably called the TSA, too) and got much of it done. Whew! Long but fun and productive day.

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 14, 2008, 03:22:03 AM
Wow, Gibbo, very pretty!!  And, Good Job on that landing gear!!  Heeee....!!   :D

Those are beautiful shots....  wow....  that pilot stuff is pretty cool, mate!!!!    |:)\                 ::bow::


And Turbo, wow, nice pictures also....  I'm impressed!  I couldn't even manage to make the pizza you guys had for lunch, and here you are making an AIRPLANE...  woweee......     ::bow::

 ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 14, 2008, 03:26:52 AM
Wow, Gibbo, very pretty!!  And, Good Job on that landing gear!!  Heeee....!!   :D

Those are beautiful shots....  wow....  that pilot stuff is pretty cool, mate!!!!    |:)\                 ::bow::


Hee hee, thanks Mom!!  Yeah pilot stuff is AWESOME, I think the PPL is starting to sink in  8)

Kewl stuff Turbo!!! thanks for the update on the Sonex!!  |:)\ ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 14, 2008, 03:29:45 AM
Oh I HOPE so, O-Crownie-Mate....!!!!

Because your poor forehead gets pretty sore when you keep running into walls all the time, staggering around in that wave of relief, "I did it!  I did it!  I'm a PILOT!"

 ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 14, 2008, 03:30:19 AM
Sweet pics, dog. I like your home field best though. More greener than other places

Gilly that is why they call Australia the Big Brown Sunburnt Country mate  ::drinking::  I just call it ....Home ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 14, 2008, 03:32:11 AM
Oh I HOPE so, O-Crownie-Mate....!!!!

Because your poor forehead gets pretty sore when you keep running into walls all the time, staggering around in that wave of relief, "I did it!  I did it!  I'm a PILOT!"

 ::bow::

 ;)  ;D  ::wave:: WOO HOO!!!!! I AM, I AM.....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on April 14, 2008, 05:24:13 AM
Right on, Gibbo!   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::  Just keep flying around (and invite a few friends along too!) until you no longer think about it like Mary said.  It'll become second nature before you know it. 

Turbo, that's quite a project you got going in yer basement.   ::wave::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 14, 2008, 05:40:46 AM
Right on, Gibbo!   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::  Just keep flying around (and invite a few friends along too!) until you no longer think about it like Mary said.  It'll become second nature before you know it. 

Turbo, that's quite a project you got going in yer basement.   ::wave::

RC

Hey R/C Thanks mate!! I will, I will keep flying around  ;D last weekend was AWESOME so now I need MORE  ::eek::  ;D ;D ;D  ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on April 15, 2008, 03:13:09 PM
Hey R/C Thanks mate!! I will, I will keep flying around  ;D last weekend was AWESOME so now I need MORE  ::eek::  ;D ;D ;D  ::drinking::
He's addicted Now...

I heard that they were starting a new AA group... Airplanes Anonymous. I haven't heard what their 12 steps to recovery will be though...
Maybe: 1) go to airport 2)drool over planes 3)fly planes 4)repeat steps 1-3
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 15, 2008, 03:58:36 PM
Hey R/C Thanks mate!! I will, I will keep flying around  ;D last weekend was AWESOME so now I need MORE  ::eek::  ;D ;D ;D  ::drinking::
He's addicted Now...

I heard that they were starting a new AA group... Airplanes Anonymous. I haven't heard what their 12 steps to recovery will be though...
Maybe: 1) go to airport 2)drool over planes 3)fly planes 4)repeat steps 1-3
HAHA---That's the best step program around--where do I join???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 15, 2008, 04:05:58 PM
Me too, me too!!!

I've got the drooling part down, anyway....    ::wave::

 ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 16, 2008, 09:33:58 PM
Hey R/C Thanks mate!! I will, I will keep flying around  ;D last weekend was AWESOME so now I need MORE  ::eek::  ;D ;D ;D  ::drinking::
He's addicted Now...

I heard that they were starting a new AA group... Airplanes Anonymous. I haven't heard what their 12 steps to recovery will be though...
Maybe: 1) go to airport 2)drool over planes 3)fly planes 4)repeat steps 1-3

Pipergirl yesterday I decided to follow your 4 step plan...

 ::thinking:: MMMMmm ....
1) went to the Aero Club  :) all good ..that was easy  ;)
2)  >:D Drooled all over the 182 and the Arrow  ::whistle:: (I was taking a 172  :D)
3) Flew 172 on NAVAIDS training WOO HOO!!!!  ;D
3a) Landed and the CFI sent me BACK  ::unbelieveable:: to step 2!!!! (OBVIOUSLY hasn't joined the 4 Step Program)
2a) Got in trouble for the amount of drool I got on the nicely washed planes  :o
2b) Had to WASH the drool off  ::rofl::
4) decide that going back to step 1 might cause a bit of an issue
4a)  :( Went home  ::rofl::

I'll try again on the weekend and see if I can get it right this time  ::rofl::  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: PiperGirl on April 17, 2008, 01:49:16 PM
Hey R/C Thanks mate!! I will, I will keep flying around  ;D last weekend was AWESOME so now I need MORE  ::eek::  ;D ;D ;D  ::drinking::
He's addicted Now...

I heard that they were starting a new AA group... Airplanes Anonymous. I haven't heard what their 12 steps to recovery will be though...
Maybe: 1) go to airport 2)drool over planes 3)fly planes 4)repeat steps 1-3

Pipergirl yesterday I decided to follow your 4 step plan...

 ::thinking:: MMMMmm ....
1) went to the Aero Club  :) all good ..that was easy  ;)
2)  >:D Drooled all over the 182 and the Arrow  ::whistle:: (I was taking a 172  :D)
3) Flew 172 on NAVAIDS training WOO HOO!!!!  ;D
3a) Landed and the CFI sent me BACK  ::unbelieveable:: to step 2!!!! (OBVIOUSLY hasn't joined the 4 Step Program)
2a) Got in trouble for the amount of drool I got on the nicely washed planes  :o
2b) Had to WASH the drool off  ::rofl::
4) decide that going back to step 1 might cause a bit of an issue
4a)  :( Went home  ::rofl::

I'll try again on the weekend and see if I can get it right this time  ::rofl::  ::rofl::



 ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: I like it :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on April 17, 2008, 03:34:36 PM
i think you should go for the Junior programme gibbo.....fly the radio control stuff for a bit before moving onto the 1:1 scale  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on April 17, 2008, 05:37:05 PM
Ok guys here are some pics from my second day in Swansea! More to come, PC time is rare right now

First one is me at the awesome beach of Swansea, In the second I'm harrassing a local statue and on the third one you can see the girl I'm staying with, taking the stage.. I actually joined them in a song, but there was noone to take a pic
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 17, 2008, 07:54:12 PM
DUDE, THAT GIRL IS SMOKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on April 17, 2008, 09:16:12 PM
DUDE, THAT GIRL IS SMOKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::bow:: ::bow::

<Agrees with Gil>

No doubt, she is gooooooooooood lookin'!   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 17, 2008, 10:40:35 PM
DUDE, THAT GIRL IS SMOKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::bow:: ::bow::

Hey Gilly...mate... ;) that's a microphone not a cigarette  ::rofl:: ::rofl::

Nick great to hear your having fun over there.. AND you got a bit of stage time to boot!!!.. ::bow:: thanks for the pics and the update  ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on April 18, 2008, 06:55:34 AM
imagine harassing a poor sailor like that how could you didnt you have anything better to do?  ::sulk:: by the looks of it you are getting better weather down there just now. have fun while it lasts
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 18, 2008, 05:40:25 PM
Great pictures!!

Thanks for sharing!  Glad you're enjoying your trip.

Have grand fun!!!!!!!!!!!     ::wave::

 ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on April 18, 2008, 06:02:25 PM
The girl thanks you for all yor compliments  ::wave::

And odd, you're evil man  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on April 18, 2008, 11:47:21 PM
The girl thanks you for all yor compliments  ::wave::

And odd, you're evil man  :P :P :P
YEAH---What he said >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on April 19, 2008, 05:13:51 AM
Well I got some catching up to do on replying to posted pictures.
Gibbo: Great pictures of the stuntflying and of your own flight, and thanks for the airport photo, really nice 8)

TM: Looks like great fun :)

AirScorp: Also very nice pictures and a nice lady :)

PiperGirl: I really like that plan! Where to I sign up? :D

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on April 19, 2008, 06:57:48 AM
 ::eek:: ::unbelieveable:: me evil? since when?  ::sulk:: ::loony:: ::complaining:  >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on April 20, 2008, 06:46:46 PM
Just for Airscorp -- the pictures we didn't take today -- some I prepared earlier.

(These guys were around and doing some whizzbang formation stuff, but we didn't get a camera on them.  This is the same crowd in the last of the sunshine last year.  (When I still had an aeroplane that went!)

(http://leiafee.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/yaks.jpg)
See they even do formation parking for fuel...

(http://leiafee.wordpress.com/files/2008/04/tomsyak.jpg)
But they're not above creeping up on a harmless little tommyhawk...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: RagDragger on April 20, 2008, 11:26:04 PM
Well, according to airtac, it seems I was missed around here.  Laptop went belly-up and I couldn't post for a while.  Anyway, here's some more pics from my travels:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/NY%20Pics/005.jpg)
Some little lighthouse north of Long Island.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/NY%20Pics/002.jpg)
Rutgers stadium.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c278/PistolPackinPilot/NY%20Pics/001.jpg)
NY Jets and Giants stadium
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on April 20, 2008, 11:41:03 PM

See they even do formation parking for fuel...


 ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on April 21, 2008, 11:57:39 AM
Is it just me or is the one on the second picture marked with Slovak State of WW II markings? And by any chance, are they Jak 11s or Texans?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on April 21, 2008, 01:07:13 PM
Is it just me or is the one on the second picture marked with Slovak State of WW II markings? And by any chance, are they Jak 11s or Texans?

Yakkity Yaks..... ::rofl:: Yak-52's. There's a guy at mom's old home airport in Vermont that imports em' to the states. Nice airplanes.

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on April 21, 2008, 04:14:26 PM
See, I thought they were some WWII era vets due to camo, stars and all.. (actually the stars should have told me that those are not Texans)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on April 21, 2008, 06:59:53 PM
Fabo, the T-6 Texan / SNJ / Canadian Harvard is a taildragger.  That makes it easy to distinguish them from a Yak 52 or Nanjing.   ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on April 21, 2008, 07:09:40 PM
Well I do not remember details, but talking of it yeh, it could have been... ::thinking:: have to look for pictures.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on April 21, 2008, 08:10:26 PM
The Black Yak, G-CBRH is Lithuanian originally I think.

And much photographed it seems:
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=G-CBRH

Barry, the owner was busy assuring us at the weekend that it's a very easy aeroplane to fly...

I think I want one ;-)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on May 03, 2008, 05:32:51 PM
this guy has some pretty good pics of airplanes and aviation...

http://www.tigerhillstudio.com/index.php?ID=aerial_aircraft_photos (http://www.tigerhillstudio.com/index.php?ID=aerial_aircraft_photos)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 05, 2008, 03:45:07 AM
Well, I finally have a minute to post a few pictures of the pretty country where we've been doing our training...  minivan and all...

There is still plenty of SNOW in the northern Rockies....  snow pellets, snow showers, snow storms, old snow, new snow, snow drifts, snow and rain....  you get the picture.    :D

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 05, 2008, 04:52:10 AM
Methinks S'Mom isn't gonna see a fire anytime soon...  ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 05, 2008, 04:55:26 AM
AAAAHHHHH!  That last picture of the minivan and the snow covered peaks---*sigh*---I'm in love ::bow:: ::bow:: what are you doing for the rest of your life? ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 05, 2008, 10:11:11 AM
The only fire S'mom will see will be in the fire place  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 05, 2008, 12:07:13 PM
Welcome back Mom--Did you ever see this: I' guessing not...

http://www.ashtonscoolpix.com/default.aspx?video=62935d9d-8307-4d94-b17c-ecd8fb49e1fa

As for fire---I'm guessing you will be AZ, NM very soon.. ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on May 05, 2008, 12:29:34 PM
AAAAHHHHH!  That last picture of the minivan and the snow covered peaks---*sigh*---I'm in love ::bow:: ::bow:: what are you doing for the rest of your life? ::wave::

Are you talking to Mom or the minivan?  ::rofl::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 05, 2008, 01:54:04 PM
AAAAHHHHH!  That last picture of the minivan and the snow covered peaks---*sigh*---I'm in love ::bow:: ::bow:: what are you doing for the rest of your life? ::wave::

Are you talking to Mom or the minivan?  ::rofl::

TM
ONLY Mom, the minivan, and I know for sure............... ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on May 05, 2008, 10:56:47 PM

ONLY Mom, the minivan, and I know for sure............... ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Well, unless you're in love with both of them (which would generate kinky thoughts to somebody with a dirty mind... so I've heard), the one you're not in love with is going to be mad at you. Hmmmm. I'm not sure which one I'd rathter have be mad at me... either one is terrifying.  ::eek:: ::eek::

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on May 06, 2008, 01:14:38 AM

Well, unless you're in love with both of them (which would generate kinky thoughts to somebody with a dirty mind... so I've heard), the one you're not in love with is going to be mad at you. Hmmmm. I'm not sure which one I'd rathter have be mad at me... either one is terrifying.  ::eek:: ::eek::

TM

I volunteer!  >:D ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 06, 2008, 02:09:45 AM
SIGN ME UP, SIGN ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     :D

 :D

I figured you might like that one of the Minivan...   ;)  I sure do!  It was great to be back up in the mountains, and yes, there's still plenty of snow up north....  some of it inside the airplane....   ::whistle::

Rumors here now are that NM may happen by next week....  sounds plenty busy down there so that would be fun.

Today we finished up our last checkrides....  fire stuff only, this time....  so, that's over for another fire season....  AND --  HMMPHH --- when it came MY turn for cargo drops, the guys on the ground moved the target DOWN off an open ridgeline and into a hole, surrounded by HUGE pine trees...  and I do mean HUGE....  when we bopped up the canyon to find the spot, the check airman burst out laughing when he saw what they'd done....... 

Boy oh boy, I don't even go on contract until TOMORROW, and already I'm behind in the Harassment Department.........  But, it WAS pretty damned funny!!    ::rofl::

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 06, 2008, 02:10:38 AM

ONLY Mom, the minivan, and I know for sure............... ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Well, unless you're in love with both of them (which would generate kinky thoughts to somebody with a dirty mind... so I've heard), the one you're not in love with is going to be mad at you. Hmmmm. I'm not sure which one I'd rathter have be mad at me... either one is terrifying.  ::eek:: ::eek::

TM
Grasshopper, when making life's choices, you must move carefully, always balancing yin AND yan so that good and evil encompass one another in the eternal dance of ecstasy, never to be compared, never to be remembered, and never to be forgotten.  Only in the emptiness of fulfillment can the ego truly be expanded to attain the greatness that eludes all except those who fly their wings in circles and wear large watches to hide the fact they are hung like hamsters.   :-X

OH YEAH--in answer to the "TERRIFYING  ::eek:: ::eek:: question"---think about it, the airplane can ONLY kill you....... ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 06, 2008, 03:21:24 AM
Wow...  Hmmm..  what the hell does all that MEAN?  (I did catch the part about the BIG watches...........    ::whistle:: )

 ;D                  ;D                     ;D                      ;D

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 06, 2008, 04:20:25 AM
A few pictures from today.......  it was almost 80 in Idaho!!  EEEK!!   :D

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 06, 2008, 04:34:15 AM
How to get an ass whoopin--in one easy lesson: ::whistle:: ::whistle:: Ya'll can tell I'm off tomorrow huh?? ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::

"Oh No---we drew S'mom AGAIN.. Our Father, who art.."

(http://www.chickenwingscomics.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=576.0;attach=2434;image)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 06, 2008, 04:40:02 AM
Oh Wise One, how did you know?  That is EXACTLY what they were doing by the Minivan.....  imploring the spirits of the Air and Ether to keep them all safe....  and yeah, there were a few "Oh man, HER again?", too.....   :D

 ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 06, 2008, 09:24:04 AM
I'm sure you're not THAT BAD S'Mom as long as you remember that you are flying a Hatfield Specail and not a Extra 300L and cut out the rolling circles before the drops lol
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 06, 2008, 09:58:02 PM
A couple more...

Minivan touring...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on May 06, 2008, 11:57:33 PM
A couple more...

Minivan touring...



 ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining:  ::banghead:: ::banghead:: ::banghead:: ::banghead:: ::banghead:: ::banghead:: ::banghead:: ::banghead::

(Nothing much just a "Why again I am not flying?????" moment)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 07, 2008, 12:10:30 AM
Quote
Grasshopper, when making life's choices, you must move carefully, always balancing yin AND yan so that good and evil encompass one another in the eternal dance of ecstasy, never to be compared, never to be remembered, and never to be forgotten.

Airtac my friend, you redlined my shock-proof Bull$hit detector with this line, but after it your post was really good!  Hehe.   |:)\

S-Mom, those are gorgeous pics of Montana Spring!  Please keep em coming!   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 07, 2008, 03:24:19 PM
Quote
Grasshopper, when making life's choices, you must move carefully, always balancing yin AND yan so that good and evil encompass one another in the eternal dance of ecstasy, never to be compared, never to be remembered, and never to be forgotten.

Airtac my friend, you redlined my shock-proof Bull$hit detector with this line, but after it your post was really good!  Hehe.   |:)\

S-Mom, those are gorgeous pics of Montana Spring!  Please keep em coming!   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
I must be slipping--I thought it perfectly NO sense at all ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 07, 2008, 04:08:35 PM
I think you should stop watching those kung-fu films Airtac and get back onto the John Wayne's.  I prescribe "The Flying Leather Neck's" for starters  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 11, 2008, 04:37:02 AM
One of the strips we use for jumper refresher training...  it has a pretty good slope to it and a dip in the middle, for good measure.   :D

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 11, 2008, 08:38:21 AM
HAH ! and I thought the dip in the middle of the airstrip was you ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 11, 2008, 06:34:54 PM
Bwaaa haaa, well, YEAH, it IS!!   ::silly::

The scariest part of the day is crossing the paved but rural road that is right NEXT to the airstrip....  it's in the middle of pretty much nowhere, and the semis come screaming down the hill, blind as they come around the corner.....   it's always the same scene....  they hit the brakes in a flare of red tailights as soon as they see the airplane sitting about 50 feet away from them......  we get lots of honks and wild waves.....    ::loony::

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom 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!!!!!     ;)


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee 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.
(http://leiafee.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/crim0376.jpg)

And the inside:
(http://leiafee.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/crim0381.jpg)
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.
(http://leiafee.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/crim0379.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil 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::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 12, 2008, 09:50:19 PM
WOW!!!!   ::unbelieveable::
Leiafee, please keep us updated!!!!  THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 12, 2008, 10:08:49 PM
those bungees aint control locks thats the control runs  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 13, 2008, 11:08:36 PM
Chuck--was this you??  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/7169-helicopter-upside-down-in-a-pu.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac 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::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball 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::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid 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.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid 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.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball 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?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac 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)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc 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.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard 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...

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 17, 2008, 01:05:05 PM
WOW "drinking from a firehose" is right---A guy could get lost in that stuff ::sweat::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 18, 2008, 03:09:33 AM
After a hectic week of training, the jumpers got to jump for their family members on "Family Day"...  this was begun so the public could actually SEE what the jumps entail.  Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, kids, dogs, you name it, all trekked up into the woods to watch 4 loads of jumpers come in.  Since I was the #2 airplane, I got to tag along also....  it was fun!  They all did well, the families loved it, and I was "adopted" by about 35 new sets of parents.   ;D

Here are a couple of the jump spot, with canopies inbound....

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 18, 2008, 03:14:54 AM
After a hectic week of training, the jumpers got to jump for their family members on "Family Day"... 
Here are a couple of the jump spot, with canopies inbound....

Coool--Inotice your pictures are named "bear run"--I assume that was a spelling mistake--mistaking an "a" for an "e".  ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 18, 2008, 03:28:22 AM
Haa haa, well it was suddenly SUMMER in this neck of the woods....  94 here today and things are drying out fast. 

If the creek had been a bit bigger, no doubt SOMEONE would have jumped in....  for a Bare Run...    ::whistle::

 ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 18, 2008, 03:37:37 AM
Haa haa, well it was suddenly SUMMER in this neck of the woods....  94 here today and things are drying out fast. 

If the creek had been a bit bigger, no doubt SOMEONE would have jumped in....  for a Bare Run...    ::whistle::

 ::whistle::

There ya go on the whole "neked" thing again--and I was thinking the whole "beer" thing  ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on May 18, 2008, 03:41:48 AM
WOW "drinking from a firehose" is right---A guy could get lost in that stuff ::sweat::

And I did! Needed a couple of hours to stop my head from spinning before I climbed in my Arrow and headed home. Here's a quick item I put together for a newsletter about one particular letter I found in the stuff I looked at:

Last week I had the pleasure of digging through material at EAA’s archives on Steve Wittman, beginning research for the biography I have the honor of writing about him. I got a chuckle out of one item in particular.

Steve’s first race airplane was Chief Oshkosh, which he flew in races during the 1930s. He won or placed in many of these events and both he and the airplane became well known. Unfortunately Chief Oshkosh was significantly damaged after a forced landing during one race. Steve eventually rebuilt it, but by the time he was done with the work he had made so many modifications that he felt it wasn’t the same airplane, and renamed it Buster. Buster went on to have a distinguished racing career in its own right before being retired.

In 1953 Steve donated Buster (formerly Chief Oshkosh) to the Smithsonian Institute. This event was well-publicized, and Steve received complementary letters from many local residents and businesses. The Oshkosh Brewing Company, makers of infamous “Chief Oshkosh Beer,” sent Steve a note congratulating him on his racing achievements and the honor of having the plane displayed in a national museum. After two paragraphs of overdone flowery complements, the company wrote “In order to cement more closely, the honor that will come to the City of Oshkosh through your action, may we suggest that the name of your plane be changed back to its former ‘CHIEF OSHKOSH’ name? We feel that this name is more representative than its present name, and would bring a greater sense of prestige to all of the people in this City.”

Not to mention a free advertising campaign for the company’s product! The more that things change…
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 18, 2008, 04:10:46 AM
There ya go on the whole "neked" thing again--and I was thinking the whole "beer" thing  ::drinking:: ::drinking::

Tee heee!!   ::rofl::

Well, BOTH were discussed with increasing longing as the sun bore down on us all, melting there in the heat....  actually, no one thought about the "nekked" thing until they spied the dogs leaping in the creek and jumping back out, all refreshed.....  but it wasn't deep enough for humans...

Maybe that's a good thing...??    ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 18, 2008, 02:22:20 PM
NEKID NEKID NEKID !!! ::unbelieveable::

You people have a monorail mind-----------It's difficult to maintain the high standards of intelectual posts with all your immoral posting ::complaining:

How about some pictures? ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 18, 2008, 03:44:06 PM
intellectual posts in here? I'm sure most of our brain cells have rotten away from too much Jet A1 or Av gas. i know mine have thanks to a lecturer giving us the stuff to sniff oh happy days   ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 18, 2008, 09:30:34 PM
Airtac was having trouble posting the pic of him and Chuckar101, so here it is:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/LaFawnduh%2008/Airtac1.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 18, 2008, 10:29:07 PM
Hey, great picture!!!!!!!!

 :D

 ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 18, 2008, 10:40:12 PM
Hey, great picture!!!!!!!!

 :D

 ;)

Now I wonder who flew home?? ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 18, 2008, 10:56:49 PM
I think they're smack in the middle of a GOOD flying story right there!!   ;)

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 19, 2008, 12:02:05 AM
Thanks Gordy, you wouldn't believe what I went through trying to get that d**n picture on there in less than billboard size ::complaining: ::loony::  --I gess sum uf us is not be cumputer literit............

Anyway, had a great visit with Chuckar--at the moment the picture was taken we were hitting 500 lies per hour with gusts up to a thousand >:D   Gotta tell ya, he's a freight dog of the first order----he was even able to eat my homemade BBQ shishkabob and go back for seconds ::unbelieveable::

I feel ashamed that he was wearing his CW tee shirt and mine was in the laundry--- >:(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 19, 2008, 01:35:22 AM
intellectual posts in here? I'm sure most of our brain cells have rotten away from too much Jet A1 or Av gas. i know mine have thanks to a lecturer giving us the stuff to sniff oh happy days   ;D

Speak for yerself, Oddball.  Most of my brain cells rotted away courtesy of da brewskis!   ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 19, 2008, 03:29:54 AM
Airtac was having trouble posting the pic of him and Chuckar101, so here it is:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/LaFawnduh%2008/Airtac1.jpg)

Hey nice shot, nice shirt chuckar!!!  Nicely posed to show yer BIG watches too  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on May 19, 2008, 05:45:24 AM
Actually, according to Airtac mines not quite big enough.  :'( :'(  I'll have to work on that.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on May 19, 2008, 08:40:04 AM
I might try and get you these Chuckar... ::)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 19, 2008, 08:52:29 AM
Actually, according to Airtac mines not quite big enough.  :'( :'(  I'll have to work on that.

 ::sulk:: Well of coure Airtac would have a bigger watch!!! Oh well maybe next time mate  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 19, 2008, 08:10:36 PM
i think airtac and chuckar where about to play rock,paper,scissors to see who gets the next round in. by the looks of it airtac was going for rock.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 19, 2008, 09:44:51 PM
i think airtac and chuckar where about to play rock,paper,scissors to see who gets the next round in. by the looks of it airtac was going for rock.

It actually looks like he was going to give Chuckar what for. Now boys, play nice!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on May 20, 2008, 12:25:10 AM
More Chicken Wings people getting together, that's awesome!
YAY!  :D

I hope you paid attention to Airtacs stories, chuckar !!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 20, 2008, 04:21:05 AM
I'd love to get together with Airtac for a visit, but the closest I've gotten to him was last Friday when I flew into Travis AFB on an Air Ambulance flight.  Couldn't do anything that evening but work.   ::sweat:: ::sweat:: ::sweat::

One of these days, Airtac!   |:)\ ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 20, 2008, 12:27:24 PM
I'd love to get together with Airtac for a visit, but the closest I've gotten to him was last Friday when I flew into Travis AFB on an Air Ambulance flight.  Couldn't do anything that evening but work.   ::sweat:: ::sweat:: ::sweat::

One of these days, Airtac!   |:)\ ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
I could have flown over to Travis for a visit (and gotten shot down)-------------NAW, bad idea ::rambo::

We'll keep the beer on ice................(and the pig in the ground, cause all my rowdy friends will be hangin' around !)  ---Hank Williams jr  |:)\ |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on May 20, 2008, 03:01:23 PM
Hey, great picture!!!!!!!!

 :D

 ;)

Now I wonder who flew home?? ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::
I'm not sure about CHUCKAR but I was "flying" ::drinking:: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on May 21, 2008, 10:06:08 PM
Every so often I get bowled over sideways by the amount of sheer freedom we have.  I took the tommyhawk flying off a golf course this week....

(http://leiafee.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/23base.jpg)
Left base.  Runway starts just near those building in the middle of the pic

(http://leiafee.wordpress.com/files/2008/05/09lineup.jpg)
Watch out for stealth goflers in the hedges...  The runway is to the right, straight through that gap in the hedge...
(http://leiafee.wordpress.com/files/2008/05/25rolling.jpg)
One thing you can at least be certain on on a golf course airstrip -- the grass is immaculate!

(http://leiafee.wordpress.com/files/2008/05/04wait.jpg)
Parking...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 22, 2008, 04:15:31 AM
Uh... Leah?  Why on earth were you landing on a Golf Course!?!?  Were you trying to avoid paying the Greens Fees???   ::thinking::

Nice shots all the way around, but methinks you are a wannabe Bush Pilot.   ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 22, 2008, 04:19:30 AM
This shot is about 18 months old.  Sorry folks, but I don't have a program on my personal laptop that can cut this pic down to size.

I was so thankful I had onboard Oxygen on a day that my passenger in the right seat had an uncontrollable gas attack!  He made me miserable until I thought to put on the mask...   :o 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on May 22, 2008, 08:42:56 AM
I cut it down for ya
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on May 22, 2008, 02:34:04 PM
HEEEEEEEY!!!!!!!!!

Leia and Toms strike back!!!!!!!!!! A golf course huh? I bet it was fun!!!!


R/C, did the CO detector go off too? Bet it was nasty!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 22, 2008, 04:01:08 PM
what a waste of a good flying strip by having a golf course on it.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on May 22, 2008, 04:54:18 PM
Uh... Leah?  Why on earth were you landing on a Golf Course!?!?  Were you trying to avoid paying the Greens Fees???   ::thinking::

Nice shots all the way around, but methinks you are a wannabe Bush Pilot.   ::rofl::

Heh, we don't have enough BUSH in little Wales.  More of a shrubbery... ;-) 

The owner likes aeroplanes (he's got a Piper Cub but doesn't fly much anymore) and the golfers don't seem to mind.  I used to go there when Iw as little and watch the aeroplanes.  I promised myself i'd land there when I learned to fly, and now I do!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 22, 2008, 05:36:45 PM
Those are GREAT pictures!!!    ::bow::

Your airplane definitely improves the look of the place....!!   ::whistle::    ::bow::

Very cool..

 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2008, 07:54:20 PM
The Minivan.....

patiently waits.....  and waits.....    ::loony::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 23, 2008, 09:16:40 PM
The Minivan.....
patiently waits.....  and waits.....    ::loony::

Ahhh a "new" minivan I see.. And you might want to move her--I'm sure it cant be healthy to sit too close to "that" building.. ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Met up with a couple of jumpers here in Oscoda..doing a detail as Dozer Boss of all things..
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2008, 09:26:33 PM
Actually, you're right on..  it ISN'T healthy to be too close to the building...  we're all in the process of being moved to various spots around the base....  apparently the building was deemed "un-earthquake-worthy", so the outer walls are to be torn down this summer and replaced.....  we'll all be cast-out vagabonds next week, so are hoping that we'll hit the road soon and not have to even worry about that.    ;)

When I first transferred here many moons ago, I flew with a hilarious guy who was on the phone one day, trying to describe how to find us here at the base.  He was getting frustrated, trying to describe the usual maze of twisty streets that you always find near an airport.

He finally said "Just keep driving until you see a big tall building that looks like 'The El Paso Natural Gas Company'...  that's it!"

I STILL think of him whenever I see the "flame"....   ::rofl::

And no, it's not a new Minivan -- it's the same good old trusty girl I usually get.  When she got a new paint job this spring, she also got a new N-number....  we're still J-25....   ;D

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2008, 09:28:29 PM
And hey, who're the jumpers??
 
 :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 23, 2008, 09:31:49 PM
And hey, who're the jumpers??
 
 :)

I knew you would ask that--I cannot remember their names--will try to find out tonight. So why a new tail #? Did'nt like the old one or what?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 23, 2008, 09:37:17 PM
Okayy....  none of our guys are out, at least back there (lots of them are out on burning details)....  if they're young pups, I probably don't know them anyway...   :D

And as for the new N-number, it's basically to get all of the owner's fleet more standardized....  we had another jump plane change a couple of years ago when it got its new paint job, too....  it may confuse people when our callsign no longer matches our n-number, but using this new number wouldn't work, either, so....  not much choice on that part of it.

"Two-Five..."  over and out good buddy  ::wave:: 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on May 23, 2008, 11:32:11 PM
Hi Mom!

I can tell you where the minivan is NOT going this week!
It hasn't rained in Ely for two months until . . . . Jane got there.
Caliente and Panaca may warm up by the end of this week though
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 24, 2008, 10:52:54 PM
Hi Jane & Mike!!   ::wave::

We ALMOST worked this wekend to cover for Nevada...  someone obviously looked at the WEATHER and thought better of THAT idea!!  HA.   :D

But, the buildups here today are impressive...   ;)

Maybe summer is coming after all...?    :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 26, 2008, 10:09:54 PM
This is what woke me up this morning....  he was working the alfalfa fields just south of the airstrip here.   ::unbelieveable::



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on May 27, 2008, 12:52:26 PM
oh... there's nothing else that equal to the feeling of one of this at 6 A.M after a sleepless night with a bottle of coke,and then go to bed.
as i live in a very fieldy area,i see them everyday,once my bus and on of these raced,the bus won.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on May 29, 2008, 11:21:40 PM
This one is fresh out of the camera,i can't believe i took such an amazing picture.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/972ecc84.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 30, 2008, 04:40:42 PM
WOW, that is awesome....

beautiful!!!   ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on June 11, 2008, 07:47:09 PM
Wheee another golf course...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2565165647_75da6d936d.jpg)

Went airstrip hopping with a tent and a crowd of mates this weekend.  Prettypretty places prettypretty aeroplanes.  Lots of food loots of friendly people.  Good stuff this flying lark...  ;)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2565169541_85e36bfe68.jpg)

Beware of G-DOGG...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2565995462_3826645481.jpg)

Eggesford.  I've decided this must be where good pilots go when they die...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2565172253_bddc0a1afa.jpg)

Yes it's really the hangar not a museum...  Everything flies.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2565996352_9db0fbbae5.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3010/2565996054_d9bd680516.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on June 11, 2008, 09:04:40 PM
WOW GIRL |:)\ ::bow:: |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 12, 2008, 03:13:04 AM
 ::unbelieveable:: CRIKEY LEIA!!!!  ::eek:: HOW GREEN is it there? WOW!!! 

VERY pretty thanks for sharing  ::wave::

And is G-DOGG a Bulldog or a Beagle?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 12, 2008, 06:52:51 AM
by the loooks of it that was a bulldog
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 12, 2008, 05:10:08 PM
WOW Leia!!  These are just BEAUTIFUL!!   ::bow::

What a lovely, pretty place!!  Thank you for sharing with us!!

 ::bow::

 ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on June 12, 2008, 07:05:23 PM
::unbelieveable:: CRIKEY LEIA!!!!  ::eek:: HOW GREEN is it there? WOW!!! 

That'll be because the other 95 percent of the time in this pretty little country it p*sses down... ;-)  it fact it was hailing and thundering at one point on our route that evening and we made a big detour around these amaaazzzzinnggg tall scary cunims.

G-DOGG is a Bulldog, yep.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 13, 2008, 02:32:45 AM

That'll be because the other 95 percent of the time in this pretty little country it p*sses down... ;-)  it fact it was hailing and thundering at one point on our route that evening and we made a big detour around these amaaazzzzinnggg tall scary cunims.

G-DOGG is a Bulldog, yep.

HA HA it only rains 5% of the time here  ::rofl:: USUALLY when I wanna go flying  ::)

Oh a Bulldog hey ...KEWL I like the paint job

 ::wave:: ::wave:: ::wave:: Hi 'Mom!  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 13, 2008, 04:11:23 PM
Hi Gibby!!   ::wave::

Aren't these the loveliest pictures?  Green, green, green....   :)

 ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on June 13, 2008, 07:03:34 PM
Oh a Bulldog hey ...KEWL I like the paint job

It's e-RAF they flogged them fof to the civvy market when they went over to new basic trainers.  G-DOGG is still wearing the aerobatic display scheme I believe.

Cool aeroplane.  I've had a bit of a fly, and would love one!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 14, 2008, 04:49:54 AM
Hi Gibby!!   ::wave::

Aren't these the loveliest pictures?  Green, green, green....   :)

 ::wave::
Hi 'Mom

They are lovely green pics that's for sure...
In STARK contrast here are 2 from last weekend on the way to Charleville, Central west Queensland...Brown brown brown  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 14, 2008, 04:52:00 AM
Oh and my ride to Charleville  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 14, 2008, 08:09:58 AM
Well heck Gibbo... It was wet on the ramp when you took the pic of your ride, so what ya whinin' about?  Hehe   ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 14, 2008, 11:21:28 AM
Well heck Gibbo... It was wet on the ramp when you took the pic of your ride, so what ya whinin' about?  Hehe   ::whistle::

Yeah and besides that, isn't Australia supposed to be brown anyways?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 14, 2008, 10:41:00 PM
Kewl pics, Gibbo!   ::bow::

 ::bow::

And hey, it's not ALL brown.....


Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on June 15, 2008, 12:34:19 AM
In Nevada, it's more of a brown/red/black combination . . .
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 15, 2008, 01:56:26 AM
Yes, indeedy!  And sometimes there is way more RED than you need....    ::loony::



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on June 15, 2008, 05:54:22 AM
Well heck Gibbo... It was wet on the ramp when you took the pic of your ride, so what ya whinin' about?  Hehe   ::whistle::

See that's what I was saying, the 5% rain is only when i wanna go flying  ::rofl::

'Mom nice pics from the topend too...LOVE IT!!

OH and another photo for Gilly, even the Kookaburras have a passion for Fosters here mate HA HA!!!  ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 21, 2008, 08:19:16 PM
Thought this was the best place to do this: Here are some pics i took while at the Scone aerodrome (EGPT) open day. there where some very intresting planes there from Pitts specails,Tomahawk's, a replica RAF SE5a and a supermarine Spitfire MK26(home build 80% scale) oh and a amphib Husky. this is just a selection of pics will post more later. there are no flying shots since the digi camera i used was only goood for point and shoot stuff.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on June 21, 2008, 09:57:40 PM
English call signs seem to have such character. You got TOM, and now WATR! :) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 22, 2008, 09:43:19 AM
you liked that Gil well how about this and heres one of  a SA Bulldog reckon it was a former swiss airforcre trainer by looking at the markings.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on June 22, 2008, 10:46:12 AM
Last year, when the local AA started giving SX-Uxx registrations to the Ultralights (same as sports aircraft or Microlights as you may call them) someone opted for SX-UFO  ::eek::

Too bad that was denied  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on June 22, 2008, 01:49:29 PM
Heee, we are better :D There is a 150 or 152 Cessna with OM-UFO at local port :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on June 22, 2008, 03:00:55 PM
A chap I know flies a Luscombe registered G-BTCH and took this great snap at a fly in!

(http://mrc0001.users.btopenworld.com/webimages/DSCF1577.JPG)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on June 22, 2008, 03:48:35 PM
A chap I know flies a Luscombe registered G-BTCH and took this great snap at a fly in!

(http://mrc0001.users.btopenworld.com/webimages/DSCF1577.JPG)

And he parked his "BTCH" next to "SEXX"  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on June 22, 2008, 04:51:27 PM
I'll bet you don't see G-BTCH and G-SEXX on the same day very often ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on June 22, 2008, 07:49:04 PM
As I recall he titled it "SEXX with the BTCH"...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on June 23, 2008, 12:16:06 AM
Whats that? is this a Coca Cola HQ badly disguised as a post office? i hope their selling coke,because if not, I'm going to eat some of the employees (i have something with eating peoples lately,i start ti think there's something wrong with me).
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on June 23, 2008, 12:44:51 AM
Whats that? is this a Coca Cola HQ badly disguised as a post office? i hope their selling coke,because if not, I'm going to eat some of the employees (i have something with eating peoples lately,i start ti think there's something wrong with me).

EATING PEOPLE! ::eek::  I might need to have that interpreted ---over here that can cause divorce ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 23, 2008, 01:00:27 AM
Whats that? is this a Coca Cola HQ badly disguised as a post office? i hope their selling coke,because if not, I'm going to eat some of the employees (i have something with eating peoples lately,i start ti think there's something wrong with me).

EATING PEOPLE! ::eek::  I might need to have that interpreted ---over here that can cause divorce ::rofl::

Reminds me of a T-Shirt I saw a pic of on the internet...


"50000 battered women and I'm still eating mine plain?!?!?!?

 ;D :P ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on June 27, 2008, 10:30:44 PM
Whats that? is this a Coca Cola HQ badly disguised as a post office? i hope their selling coke,because if not, I'm going to eat some of the employees (i have something with eating peoples lately,i start ti think there's something wrong with me).

where did you took the related picture? it's not fair... because of this i've been snacking puppies the last days,THINK ABOUT THE PUPPIES! (there's something wrong with me, i'm sure now).
i just want to state that those puppies are imagenery and over 18,and i'm not under any effect of drugs or booze (i like that word... "booze"... tee hee) and... forget what i was saying, so anyways, what happend to the coke post office?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Aviation Freak on July 01, 2008, 01:44:40 PM
This is from the Jones Beach Memorial Day weekend air show this year. (http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs29/f/2008/146/8/8/Turn_N___Burn_by_AvFreak.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on July 03, 2008, 03:11:07 AM
I've been to Tel-Aviv with friends,it was fun

Gibson Les Paul signed by Slash,the guitarist of Guns N' Roses, costs 2600 dollar,i wish i could afford it...
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2421.jpg)

I see England i see France...
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2422.jpg)

Near the Azri'eli buildings (the most famous and visited buildings in Israel)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2423.jpg)

Yesterday's sunrise
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2447.jpg)

In moments like those you just can see Buddha seating and smiling...
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2461.jpg)

every time i am shocked of the performance of my camera,one of the best investments i did in my life.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on July 08, 2008, 04:25:22 AM
As someone once said------------KEWL!!! |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on July 08, 2008, 05:09:26 AM
Very nice pictures both of you 8)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on July 08, 2008, 08:48:03 PM
Last year, when the local AA started giving SX-Uxx registrations to the Ultralights (same as sports aircraft or Microlights as you may call them) someone opted for SX-UFO  ::eek::

Too bad that was denied  ::rofl::

Especially if he was flying an Antares with a UFO wing like I used to fly.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on July 14, 2008, 02:47:29 AM
A cropduster before sunrise
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2476.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on July 26, 2008, 04:37:42 PM
Well for my birthday bought me a flight in cessna 172 in Megido  airport/airfield, a half an hour over israel and i got to steer it all the flight expect the taxi,take off and landing,it was so great. my father and my friend who came to visit me, flied with me,the friend came by to say hi,so i asked her if she wants to fly with me,she said she need to ask her parents,so she asked,and they agreed,after we landed they said it was her first flight ever.
after that we sat at the building next to the parkings (distance between car parking and plane parking- 4 meters) a guy came and started to talk to us,he was a pilot and a plane-crashes investigator,he said he wants me to fly with him and he will teach me everything i know for free,he is an owner of a piper cherokee and lives about 20 minutes from me and his plane is in an airport that i can see from my house,so i get to fly and learn for free,it was the best day of my life,or,as Homer Simpson would say-my best day of my life so far.
aaaaand,to the pictures!

This is a cessna 152 of Megido Aviation,the company that i flew in

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2495.jpg)

two thrush commanders that used as a crop-dusters at Chim Nir which is another aviation company

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2496.jpg)

the cessna 152 after taxiing

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2497.jpg)

a dornier (i think it's a dornier) taking off

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2498.jpg)

a plane that i have failed to identify (help me on this one) taxiing after a rough landing (very rough)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2499.jpg)

the same plane after shutdown, all of those people went out of this on,and there's still one in there

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2500.jpg)

me and my friend before waiting to get on the plane

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2501.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2502.jpg)

now she's asking her parents if she could fly with me too

[(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2504.jpg)

waiting for the pilot to get ready

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2502.jpg)

i think he's checking fuel

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2503.jpg)

the Cessna 172

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2505.jpg)

my father and the pilot, don't know what they're talking about

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2506.jpg)

finally on board and taxiing

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2507.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2508.jpg)

taking off

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2509.jpg)

and now,for the view...

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2510.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2511.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2512.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2513.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2514.jpg)

the pilot is relaxing,when i saw the picture i was so happy because if hes hands are not on the yoke that means he trusts me :D

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2515.jpg)

more view

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2516.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2517.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2518.jpg)

me is piloting

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2519.jpg)

back to the view

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2521.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2522.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2523.jpg)

the panel

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2524.jpg)

and more view

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2525.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2526.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2527.jpg)

that hair ball is me

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2528.jpg)

sheesh... look at that,more view!!

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2529.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2530.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2531.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2532.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2533.jpg)

the runway of Megido (LLMG)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2534.jpg)

a glider

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2535.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2536.jpg)

thrush master converted for towing gliders

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2537.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2538.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2541.jpg)

and the Cessna 172 i flew in - 4X-CHC

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2540.jpg)


expect video
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on July 26, 2008, 05:15:28 PM
Good pictures. An awsome B-Day present for sure!!! And free lessons?!, That's awsome!!!!!!! ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: And your friend is really cute!!  ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on August 13, 2008, 05:26:35 PM
What to do when it's too windy to fly...

Go and stooge round the same scenerey on foot...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2753753701_916a84f6c0.jpg)

A minute an a half later and aprt of the reason I wasn't flying...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/2754587492_7284951dc0.jpg)

Worm's Head.  One of my favourite views from the air, but something I don't normally get to see is this much detail of the livestock...
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2240/2754602450_d3e64416ff.jpg)

Interesting cliffs
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/2753774991_c04c28e78d.jpg)

A geologist could tell me why the rocks in the other direction are so different, no doubt.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2754604324_32dea648d1.jpg)

Pretty anyway.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on August 19, 2008, 12:38:50 AM
Quote
That hair ball is me

I am glad you admitted it!  Hehe.   >:D

However, I'll be kind and not suggest we give you THAT as a nickname!   ::)

A side note:  Isn't Megido also known as the plain of Armeggedon from the Bible?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on August 21, 2008, 05:20:27 PM
Well, if you want to assign me a nickname,you can always choose "Pitz",that how most of the people i know calls me,even my mother...
,
And for Megido,if i remember right it has something to do with Armageddon,actually,if you take apart the word "Armageddon" and twitch it a bit,you get "Har Meggido",which means mount meggido,but I'm not sure such a mountain exists.

you have to excuse me about the horrible writing, i woke up yesterday at 13:00 (that 1:00 pm for you),and slept for only three hours,that leaves me with.... 28 hours of being awake/zombie.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 07, 2008, 10:01:14 PM
WHADDUP CHICKENS!!! Went to a car auction/museum today. The cars are for sale or are already owned, and are at this facility for maintenance or sale. But was allowed to go looking through. Enjoy!
Gilly  |:)\

A Rolls built for the States
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley011.jpg)

A V-16 Cadillac, waiting to be picked up by it's new owner, KID ROCK!!!
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley014.jpg)

Another Rolls. A Phantom II
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley016.jpg)

An old Benz, circa 1897
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley017.jpg)

A Ferrari Racer
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley018.jpg)

The Ferrari Lineup.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley019.jpg)

Love this shot
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley022.jpg)

A beautiful Auburn, but a FU@$ING HORRIBLE COLOUR!!! ::rambo:: ::rambo:: ::rambo:: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::complaining: ::banghead:: ::banghead::
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley024.jpg)

An Alpha Romeo. In this unrestored Condition, worth only $10 million.  ::loony::
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley033.jpg)

Sorry, not the Bond car  :-[ ,although it has passed through the doors of the Museum
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley034.jpg)

A U.S. Presidential Limo, circa 1954
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/Bentley036.jpg)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on September 08, 2008, 02:43:58 AM
This might be a little off subject, but here's a recent self-portrait of da old burned-out Rooster with his Family.   8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 09, 2008, 01:29:03 AM
This might be a little off subject, but here's a recent self-portrait of da old burned-out Rooster with his Family.   8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Rub it in that your wife is hot man! ::sulk:: ::sulk::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on September 09, 2008, 09:59:20 AM
Your kids are just cutties Matt!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on September 14, 2008, 07:52:19 AM
Quote
Rub it in that your wife is hot man! 
No need to take it personally, Gil!   ;D ;)

Quote
Your kids are just cutties Matt!
Thanks Nick!   ;D |:)\ ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on September 14, 2008, 03:39:25 PM
The R.A.F Leuchars airshow was a complete wash out (or should i say grey in) this year and hardly got any photos (except of those from inside of a cloud) don't know if its worth posting them.   :-\ :-\ basically nothing could fly until after 15:00 the cloud was so low, a lot of aircraft never came due to the weather and that meant no BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) this year.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on September 14, 2008, 04:20:23 PM
The R.A.F Leuchars airshow was a complete wash out (or should i say grey in) this year and hardly got any photos (except of those from inside of a cloud) don't know if its worth posting them.   :-\ :-\ basically nothing could fly until after 15:00 the cloud was so low, a lot of aircraft never came due to the weather and that meant no BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) this year.

Ahhh the joys of living in the land of rain--when will they learn to have airshows in the summer?? When was summer in Scotland this year? I heard it was July 17th..  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on September 14, 2008, 04:56:04 PM
You're wrong G-man Spring missed out Summer and went straight into Autumn this year  :-\
      The only good thing that happened was that I bought a 1:72 scale model of a Vulcan made by Airfix and it is BIG, hard choice can make 1 out of 4 diffrent squadrons or could  convert the transfers for XM597 out at East Fortune. Its claim to fame was that it landed at Rio de Janeiro with a live Shirke AGM-54 on the rails after a malfunction during a raid on the falkland isles in 1982.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on September 14, 2008, 05:02:01 PM
You're wrong G-man Spring missed out Summer and went straight into Autumn this year  :-\
So much for Global Warming.   ::)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on September 14, 2008, 05:03:55 PM
Ahhh well there is always next year...

Here is a pic of the G-kid I took back in 01. There is a story behind it---She had just flown out to spend the summer with me, had been up for many hours due to the time change but refused to go to bed, fell asleep on the couch. I e-mailed the pic to her mother, grandmother, friends etc.. NO-ONE is safe around my camera ::whistle:: ::whistle:: I feel an ass kicking coming from her next time I see her..

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/funnies/Kirstynpriceless.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on September 14, 2008, 05:13:43 PM
Dang Gordy, you're cruel!!!   :o
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: airtac on September 15, 2008, 03:44:01 AM
EGADS MAN---83 bucks for 6 dollar bottle Inglenook Chardonney and an 9 dollar bottle of Gordons Gin ::eek:: 

That alone is terrible---the fault is yours for not teaching the kid how to shop for booze >:(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on September 15, 2008, 04:45:55 AM
EGADS MAN---83 bucks for 6 dollar bottle Inglenook Chardonney and an 9 dollar bottle of Gordons Gin ::eek:: 

That alone is terrible---the fault is yours for not teaching the kid how to shop for booze >:(

You ain't never lived in Hawaii huh?? Also, there is the bottle of Chopin that I was drinking that is not in the picture..  ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on September 24, 2008, 12:48:44 PM
you may or may not know Ive been away for a while down in London (small village some where in Englandshire) mainly for a meeting with the veterans association I'm a associate member of.  While there i did the tourist stuff mailny went to the R.A.F Museum at Hendon, the Imperial War Museum and HMS Belfast which is also looked after by the IWM.  Took so many photos that its taking me awhile to sort them all out so they will be posted here soon.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on September 24, 2008, 08:49:30 PM
you may or may not know Ive been away for a while down in London (small village some where in Englandshire) mainly for a meeting with the veterans association I'm a associate member of.  While there i did the tourist stuff mailny went to the R.A.F Museum at Hendon, the Imperial War Museum and HMS Belfast which is also looked after by the IWM.  Took so many photos that its taking me awhile to sort them all out so they will be posted here soon.

How was Hendon?  I've been to Cosford but never Hendon.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on September 25, 2008, 06:42:41 AM
Been to Hendon practicly hundreds of times its unbelivable ill post some of the pics soon but hopefully before the end of the week.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 28, 2008, 11:42:16 PM
Saw this sign awhile back. I just found it funny!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on September 29, 2008, 03:47:49 PM
You mean that pet shop are selling some of us Brits there?!?!?!  ::eek:: ::unbelieveable:: ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on September 29, 2008, 07:28:36 PM

a plane that i have failed to identify (help me on this one) taxiing after a rough landing (very rough)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2499.jpg)

the same plane after shutdown, all of those people went out of this on,and there's still one in there

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2500.jpg)

To my ignorance on plane types, it seems like a Piper PA-26 Warrior:
(http://www.newpiper.com/aircraft/warrior~iii/bigpics/Pic2.jpg)
or could be a Piper six...this info is from Wikipedia:

PA-28-235
Piper continued to expand the line rapidly. In 1963, the company introduced the even more powerful Cherokee 235 (PA-28-235), which competed favorably with the Cessna 182 for load-carrying capability. The Cherokee 235 featured a Lycoming O-540 engine derated to 235 horsepower (175 kW) and a longer wing which would eventually be used for the upcoming Cherokee Six. It included tip tanks having 17 gallon capacity each, bringing the total fuel capacity of the Cherokee 235 to 84 gallons.[1] The aircraft had its fuselage stretched in 1973 giving much more leg room in the rear. The stabilator area was increased as well. In 1973 the name was changed from "235" to the Charger. In 1974 it was changed again to Pathfinder. Production of the Pathfinder continued until 1977. There was no 1978 model year. In 1979 the aircraft was given the Piper tapered wing and was again renamed to the Dakota.[citation needed]


PA-28-140 Cherokee 140
 PA-28-140, built 1966In 1964, the company filled in the bottom end of the line with the Cherokee 140 (PA-28-140), which was designed for training and initially shipped with only two seats.[1] One source of confusion is the fact that the PA-28-140 engine was slightly modified shortly after its introduction to produce 150 horsepower (112 kW), but kept the -140 name.


PA-32
Main article: Piper Cherokee Six
In 1965, Piper developed the Piper Cherokee Six, designated the PA-32 from the PA-28. It which featured a stretched fuselage and seating for one pilot and five passengers.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/PiperPA-32-260CherokeeSix02.jpg)

...Piper changed their names afterwards, adding to the confussion of Confussious ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::

...In 1974, Piper changed the names again, renaming the Cruiser 2+2 (140) to simply Cruiser, the Challenger to Archer (PA-28-181), and the Charger (235) to Pathfinder.[9]


PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior
Piper reintroduced the Cherokee 150 in 1974, renaming it the Cherokee Warrior (PA-28-151) and giving it the Archer's stretched body and a new, semi-tapered wing.  ::wave::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on September 30, 2008, 04:35:40 AM
You mean that pet shop are selling some of us Brits there?!?!?!  ::eek:: ::unbelieveable:: ::loony::
Hahaha, ah Poms, now I see it, although what I found interesting was what looked like a unfourtunate spelling-error on the name to the left of Poms! I hope it comes with a free pooper-scooper :D

DonYan: I'm not very good at identifying Pipers but it looks like you found the right one, the brochure picture you posted just seems like a newer version but otherwise basically the same one. I hope no-one was hurt at the landing however it does seem a bit extreme to have that many people in that plane but since I'm not very knowledgable about Pipers then I don't know how many seats that model has.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: hookedonflight on October 01, 2008, 05:52:01 AM
A couple of pics from a Trip to Melbourne International the other weekend.
We sat at the end of the RWY and watched everybody come in on Final... Yep I already know I'm crazy  ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on October 01, 2008, 06:46:27 AM
We sat at the end of the RWY and watched everybody come in on Final... Yep I already know I'm crazy  ::wave::
Hahaha, that's the requirement to join the club |:)\ ::wave::
Is it still ok to sit (outside the fence) and look and photograph aircraft over there? I'm not quite sure how ok it is here at the large airports (of course one of them is also a military base where I think we keep the F-16s).

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: hookedonflight on October 01, 2008, 08:36:31 AM
We sat at the end of the RWY and watched everybody come in on Final... Yep I already know I'm crazy  ::wave::
Hahaha, that's the requirement to join the club |:)\ ::wave::
Is it still ok to sit (outside the fence) and look and photograph aircraft over there? I'm not quite sure how ok it is here at the large airports (of course one of them is also a military base where I think we keep the F-16s).

Frank

Hey Frank :)
Yeah its still fine to take pics. I dont think they would let us take them at military bases but I guess thats the same anywhere :P
There were a ton of other ppl there taking photo's. Also a couple of icecream trucks - so there must be ppl there on a regular basis :)

Cheers

edit: oops my pics are really big. I will have to resize them next time :P
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 01, 2008, 03:08:12 PM
Quote
Yep I already know I'm crazy 

Yup... you're plane crazy, Gina!  Hehe.   ::silly::

Welcome to the club!   |:)\

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on October 01, 2008, 03:22:47 PM
ive stood at the end of the runway at R.A.F Leuchars plenty of times and took photos but never been moved on or anything like that, probbly been used for imaginary target practise by the guards everyso often.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on October 01, 2008, 09:20:17 PM
Nice pics. And there's nothing wrong with being a little crazy. We're airplane nuts. Nuts, crazy, bananas, aloof..... The list goes on.

P.S. why does the word wrong have a W in front of it? ::loony:: ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 02, 2008, 06:21:03 AM
Nice pics. And there's nothing wrong with being a little crazy. We're airplane nuts. Nuts, crazy, bananas, aloof..... The list goes on.

P.S. why does the word wrong have a W in front of it? ::loony:: ::loony::

Gilly, methinks you're working your mind too hard while driving your truck around town!   ::loony::
Title: Miramar Air Show
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 06, 2008, 04:12:00 PM
Ok, here goes.  Frank was right, I have some pics I wanted to share with you from the Miramar Air Show that was held over the weekend.  The Blue Angels put on their usual awesome performance, but my cheapie camera isn't really designed for decent air pics.  However, there were a few static displays I thought I would share with you.

Here is the first, a Lockheed Electra polished up so nicely you can comb your hair!

Next for your Brits/Scotts/Aussies/Canadians etc, a Fairy Firefly Mark VI
Title: Miramar Air Show
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 06, 2008, 04:17:52 PM
A couple of more recent Military types:  A Douglas Skyraider with wings folded up and wearing Vietnam War-era camouflage, then a MiG 21 that somebody in the area owns.
Title: Miramar Air Show
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 06, 2008, 04:20:48 PM
Finally, no one can deny being impressed by walking through the cavernous cargo compartment of a C-5B Galaxy transport.  That vertical stabilizer appears WAY UP THERE when you stand underneath it!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on October 06, 2008, 04:27:34 PM
sorry R/C that ain't no bearcat that's a single seater skyraider or known as "Spad" or "Sandy". but i do like the Fairy Firefly beautiful things.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 06, 2008, 04:30:59 PM
sorry R/C that ain't no bearcat that's a single seater skyraider or known as "Spad" or "Sandy". but i do like the Fairy Firefly beautiful things.

Oops!  You are correct, Ian.  I have edited it.  Not enough coffee this morning...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 12, 2008, 01:10:26 AM
Some scenery ones...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on October 12, 2008, 01:12:03 AM
This was full of lightning but I never managed to capture any strikes..   :o



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 12, 2008, 03:14:00 AM
Lovely pics, Mary!

Autumn can be a beautiful time of year, but it always depressed me when I lived in the Dakotas because I knew winter and the bitter cold was just around the corner.

Lucky for you Idaho has much milder winters than the Dakotas.   |:)\

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on October 12, 2008, 09:43:09 PM
Whaddup, Chickens?!?!

Dumb brother came over, with my newborn little nephew. Here's a few snaps of the little tike, tyke, however it's spelled.
Cheers
Gilly |:)\ |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on October 13, 2008, 02:22:23 AM
Whaddup, Chickens?!?!

Dumb brother came over, with my little nephew. Here's a few snaps of the little tike, tyke, however it's spelled.
Cheers
Gilly |:)\ |:)\

Well how cute is that---sleep--shit--and suck on ****ies all day..  ::whistle:: ::whistle:: Oh to be young again  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 13, 2008, 03:23:03 AM
Whaddup, Chickens?!?!

Dumb brother came over, with my little nephew. Here's a few snaps of the little tike, tyke, however it's spelled.
Cheers
Gilly |:)\ |:)\

Well how cute is that---sleep--shit--and suck on ****ies all day..  ::whistle:: ::whistle:: Oh to be young again  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Tell me about it, G-man!   ::) ::complaining: ::banghead::
Title: Lift Work
Post by: Mike on November 09, 2008, 08:47:14 PM
Check it out guys!

We did a pretty interesting lift job yesterday in the middle of downtown Las Vegas at the Wynn Casino!

That's the real Nobu and I on the second picture.
He was there to help me and call out the clearance between the blades and the buliding which at some places was only 20feet...

The last picture shows how long the line actually was (so we don't blow over any of the newly planted trees).
we were lifting the decorative panels you see on the bottom, to various places on the roof around the pool area....

I'll see if I can get more shots posted.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on November 09, 2008, 11:49:42 PM
Nitay: Sounds like a cool musical event. The two puppets slightly remind me of the two old grumpy men from the Muppet Show.

Mike: Wow, that's a long wire! Nice paintjob on the helicopter too, looks like the wrapping of danish Stimorol chewing gum :D

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on November 10, 2008, 09:03:53 PM
Hey Nitay.

I am sorry, I erased your pics from this thread. They were so big, we had issues with people trying to load this thread.
Can you minimize them??
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on November 10, 2008, 09:07:28 PM
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/2995616188_d00be9400f.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on November 10, 2008, 09:26:16 PM
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

You're in the cockpit of the Concorde!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on November 11, 2008, 12:15:19 AM
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

You're in the cockpit of the Concorde!

Really?
How do you know, Gilly?
Clue me in!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: ZK Kiwi on November 11, 2008, 01:23:23 AM
Gilly will have spotted the oddball Control yoke and the visor frames outside the windscreen.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on November 11, 2008, 02:22:30 AM
Gilly will have spotted the oddball Control yoke and the visor frames outside the windscreen.

I see....

I thought the control yoke was just a British thing. Some of the Islanders I used to maintain had similar ones.....

I don't see anything in that cockpit that looks like hauling @$$. . . .
(I am still learning about the stuck wing world)

Hey Leia! Where were you at? Were was the plane?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on November 11, 2008, 10:30:15 AM
HEY ::wave:: look wot i found here in Aus!!! N reg'd 172SP  ::) at my home field Redcliffe (YRED for any aussies reading :D)
 ::) an N reg'd 182 Millenium!!!
AND N reg'd Beech 19...
Hee hee we're gettin' quite a collection down under here  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on November 11, 2008, 01:26:10 PM
Gilly will have spotted the oddball Control yoke and the visor frames outside the windscreen.
Hey i resemble that remark  ::wave:: ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on November 11, 2008, 10:15:25 PM
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

You're in the cockpit of the Concorde!

Really?
How do you know, Gilly?
Clue me in!!

I looked at Leia's profile, and then clicked on her homepage, which is her flight journal. And it has that picture and says that she imagines herself behind the wheel of the Concorde.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: ZK Kiwi on November 11, 2008, 10:25:32 PM
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

You're in the cockpit of the Concorde!

Really?
How do you know, Gilly?
Clue me in!!

I looked at Leia's profile, and then clicked on her homepage, which is her flight journal. And it has that picture and says that she imagines herself behind the wheel of the Concorde.

and here was I complimenting you on your aircraft recognition skills.... ::) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on November 11, 2008, 10:28:15 PM
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

You're in the cockpit of the Concorde!

Really?
How do you know, Gilly?
Clue me in!!

I looked at Leia's profile, and then clicked on her homepage, which is her flight journal. And it has that picture and says that she imagines herself behind the wheel of the Concorde.

and here was I complimenting you on your aircraft recognition skills.... ::) :)

Aircraft? What's an aircraft? Some kind of drink?  ::) ::loony:: ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on November 11, 2008, 10:30:34 PM
Last weekend.

Where am I and why the manic grin...? ;-)

You're in the cockpit of the Concorde!

Really?
How do you know, Gilly?
Clue me in!!

I looked at Leia's profile, and then clicked on her homepage, which is her flight journal. And it has that picture and says that she imagines herself behind the wheel of the Concorde.

and here was I complimenting you on your aircraft recognition skills.... ::) :)

Aircraft? What's an aircraft? Some kind of drink?  ::) ::loony:: ::loony::

Nope does not ring a bell wi me either gill   ??? ???
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on November 11, 2008, 10:43:31 PM
ohhhh . . . .  :-[

Gilly is a cheater.....  ::sick:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on November 11, 2008, 11:56:50 PM
ohhhh . . . .  :-[

Gilly is a cheater.....  ::sick:: ::whistle::

Oh the war is on now!! >:D >:D ::rambo:: ::rambo:: ;D ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on November 12, 2008, 12:35:52 PM
what do you expect from a Canuk lol
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on November 12, 2008, 02:46:43 PM
Congratulations!!! That is totally awesome (in the correct sense of the word). I seriously understand the Joker-smile (The Joker from the Batman comics/series/movies). I think if I saw in a XB-70, YF-23, SR-71 or GA-112 I'd feel the same.

Is it the one in Heathrow? (I saw it on satellite photos, parked at the curb of a large taxi-way I think), and where did you get the cool cap?

Gilligan: Oh come on, anyone can recognize that yoke and instrumentpanel. Btw, that weird yoke is also used on Embraer aircraft and I got a picture of the cockpit of a Twin Commander Shrike where one such strange device is evident. I already don't like the normal yokes where the axle is at the absolute bottom of the yoke since it must give a strange movement when banking but that type there looks to be very very weird to fly imho.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on November 12, 2008, 09:47:46 PM
Heh, I looked before I posted to see if zooming in enough would make the placard saying G-BOAC readable  ;D

Some friends from another online bulletin board went to Manchester, where one of them volunteers as a tour guide round the aircraft, and "did" Concorde (Also half a DC10, a Trident, and an Avro RJX -- and if anyone recognises one of them then they need more than one virtual pint!). 

I suspect every single one of us went away with a photo of us in the P1 seat of the beautiful "Alpha Charlie".  (complete with hat!) ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on November 13, 2008, 07:54:59 AM
The Concorde at East Fortune has a perspex partition so you cant get into the cockpit....but you can sit on the Royal seat  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on November 13, 2008, 08:19:01 AM
Royal seat? As in "the throne" ?

The Caravelle III I sat in with my dad also had such a cover.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on November 13, 2008, 03:24:29 PM
This was the seat the Queen sat in when she flew on/in Concorde
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: leiafee on November 13, 2008, 06:14:09 PM
The Concorde at East Fortune has a perspex partition so you cant get into the cockpit....but you can sit on the Royal seat  ::rofl::

I think the Manchester one is one of very few where you can get "up front".  Certainly the two others I've toured at Duxford and Brooklands have the flightdeck roped off.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 14, 2008, 09:44:56 PM
This is a moldy oldie, but here is a Doug load full of Special Forces, about to jump into an abandoned airbase to carry out a fake attack.  It was about impossible to get up to the front, they had so much gear.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on November 16, 2008, 06:51:16 AM
I wonder if your threat of "Don't make me come back there!" would work on that crowd?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on November 16, 2008, 08:34:05 AM
I wonder if your threat of "Don't make me come back there!" would work on that crowd?

I'm sure it would---Have you met S'mom.. ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Ragwing on November 16, 2008, 02:59:56 PM
It was about impossible to get up to the front, they had so much gear.
You can also forget about going to the loo.  Great bunch of guys.  Thanks S'Mom it has been a while.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 16, 2008, 07:46:49 PM
You can also forget about going to the loo.  Great bunch of guys.  Thanks S'Mom it has been a while.

Ha ha, yes, sometimes it's just a lot easier not to go to the can for several weeks.  HAA.   :o

I wonder if your threat of "Don't make me come back there!" would work on that crowd?

I'm sure it would---Have you met S'mom.. ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Aw now, you guys can't believe everything that G-Man says.  [Actually, you can't believe ANYthing that G-Man says.]   ;D

They were great guys to work with.  The Captain on the job was the great guy who was killed this past September in the tanker crash at Stead.  He thought it'd be neat to bring along music to match the airplane, so he loaded up a cassette player (boombox kinda-thing), and while we'd be parked, waiting for the troops to load up, he'd play all the old WWII music of Glenn Miller!

I tell you what, I teased him at first, but it was almost spooky to hear it coming out of that old DC-3.  It was like a time warp...  almost like going back in time.  The best part was when a young paratrooper came up, shook Gene's hand, and said his DAD had jumped out of DC-3s in the war, and he was so excited to be getting a chance to, too, and that the music made him think of his father even more.

I'll try to find a couple more pictures to throw in here.

They were all super guys.  It looked cool as hell when we did the night drops -- the back of the airplane was just a black hole, then they all broke their Chem-lites at the same time as they stood up to get ready to exit.  It was a ghostly scene of big dark shapes, in a pale green hue...  I wish I had a picture of that.

 |:)\                         |:)\
 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 16, 2008, 08:04:35 PM
The Capitaine and the Douglas:

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 16, 2008, 08:05:43 PM
Loading up:

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 16, 2008, 08:07:08 PM
Another shot of the guys:

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 16, 2008, 08:10:37 PM
The cool guys of the 3/160 SOAR -- headed back to base --- where from the Blackhawks we heard (with lots of laughing),
"We've going as slow as we can, can't you step that thing up??!?!!?"

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 16, 2008, 08:12:30 PM
On approach with C.G.:

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on November 16, 2008, 09:18:45 PM
Cool Pics Mom--I want to fly a DC-3..
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on November 16, 2008, 09:29:46 PM
So Mom--you got me dragging out my "box" of pics and scanned a few...

How to move your aircraft back to the office each night:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0022.jpg)

This was a bird strike I had at night..perfect shot--right in the wire strike kit:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0009.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/Strike-1.jpg)

What was worse was I had "ride-alongs" aboard--we did not know it was a bird strike--it felt like a bullet hitting the aircraft--we were over one of "those" type incidents at the time:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0011.jpg)

On the set of the movie "Dragonfly", you may recognise the landing strip if you saw the movie--also the mountains in the distance have been in many movies--but made famous in King Kong:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0005.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0004.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0023.jpg)

You may recognise this backdrop from Jurassic Park---where you first see the dinosaurs:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan-21.jpg)

Why to NOT land in deep snow without "bear-paws" or snow skis:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan00017.jpg)

When I flew the G-kid to school once for show and tell: ::whistle:: ::whistle::

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0003.jpg)

April 15th, 1986..say no more:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0008.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/scan0007.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on November 16, 2008, 09:34:13 PM
Too Cool, G-ster!!!!!!

Thanks for the pics.  Wow, weren't you afraid to land there, with all those dinosaurs around??!??   ::eek::

 ::eek::

 ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on November 17, 2008, 01:28:25 AM
Wow, weren't you afraid to land there, with all those dinosaurs around??!??   ::eek::

Nah they are all blind now---they remaned them to "Dyathinkesaurus" ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on November 17, 2008, 11:05:38 AM
Don't know why G-man would of been scared of Dinosaurs....the Nimrod is older than they are  ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on November 17, 2008, 06:13:50 PM
You want Pictures---I got Pictures:

Do you think LaFawnduh will be jealous:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/heli.jpg)

And one more Bird Strike I had in Hawaii:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/bird3.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on December 14, 2008, 04:44:27 PM
It took me awhile to get round to it but here are some pics from my trip to london.  These are from the R.A.F Museum at Hendon a former battle of Britain Fighter base:
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on December 14, 2008, 04:46:43 PM
and some more:
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on December 21, 2008, 08:46:29 PM
Where in Florida are you Gilly? Think I've missed a couple or more updates on all of you
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on December 21, 2008, 09:37:38 PM
Where in Florida are you Gilly? Think I've missed a couple or more updates on all of you

Gil is in Canada---I have a home in Titusville, Florida, (Space City USA), it is just outside of Cape Canaveral. Having said that--I am rarely home--less than 20 days this year.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on December 27, 2008, 11:19:26 AM
Gil is in Canada---I have a home in Titusville, Florida, (Space City USA), it is just outside of Cape Canaveral. Having said that--I am rarely home--less than 20 days this year.

Heh! I know Gilly is in Canada.. I just read a post..and I thought... ::knockedout::..oh, nevermind, browsing through cellphones half the time mixes things up  ::rofl::

Hey G, I'll just put "La Grange" by ZZtop on the playlist.. That's close to your home isn't it?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 15, 2009, 09:11:03 PM
Hey guys,

Couple from last night!!!!!  Brisneyland after dark!!! WOO HOO!  8)

Just finishing off the manditory night hours before my Multi Engine - Command Instrument Rating flight test is coming up on Monday!!!!!  ::eek::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on January 15, 2009, 09:20:23 PM
Nice pics Gibbo!   ::bow::  Good luck on your upcoming checkride.   |:)\

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on January 15, 2009, 09:55:27 PM
Such awesome pics Gibbo! Makes me think when I'll be seeing such beauty myself..
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 15, 2009, 10:32:32 PM
Thanks R/C I'll let you know how I go!!

Hey Nick, thanks,  how's it all going for you mate?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 16, 2009, 01:28:37 AM
COOOOOL pictures, Gibbo!! 

Way to go, Crownie-Mate!!   ::drinking::

You'll do just fine -- go SHOW 'EM!!    ::bow::

 ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 16, 2009, 02:22:46 AM
Hee hee thanks 'Mom   ;)  ::drinking::

Thanks for the encouragement I'll let you know how I go!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 16, 2009, 07:53:57 AM
they are cool pics, good luck with your rating Gibbo.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 16, 2009, 08:07:20 PM
HEY thanks Oddy!!!
2 sleeps to go  ::eek:: ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 17, 2009, 07:55:46 AM
any chance of a free flight when you pass? (bats eye lashes)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 17, 2009, 10:10:20 AM
OOOOOO I'm a sucker for Bambi eyes, .....OK then  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on January 17, 2009, 02:22:56 PM
Thanks R/C I'll let you know how I go!!

Hey Nick, thanks,  how's it all going for you mate?

Well, I'm in month 6 out of the total 12 of the army thing. I'm doing my borders' tour now in Lesvos island, and things look promising that by the end of April I'll be back in my hometown, although nothing is certain and I may end up anywhere in the map.
I have some free time for reading, and I thought maybe I should start reading some ground school material.. It is let me tell you some expensive read so I decided to put that one off and got a reference book on web design to polish my skills since I got a job offer for just that after finishing the army..
As for future plans, I still would like to go abroad for a pilot licence but the whole army business just doesn't leave me time to get into actively seeking all the info I'd like to have to get to a decision making point. Looks like the money will be hard to get I'll tell you that. So, no change there, I knew that would happen with the army, I just needed to get this over with :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 19, 2009, 02:54:34 AM
 :-\ Plane became unservicable..sooooo the flight test is now tomorrow  :'(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 19, 2009, 12:37:05 PM
ah so Gibbo had a "Chuck was that you?" moment.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 20, 2009, 12:18:53 AM
Not a nice picture here...  just a study in Active Rusting...

 >:(

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 20, 2009, 12:32:02 AM
Searching for Santa on Christmas...  from the hot tub...    :)



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Turbomallard on January 20, 2009, 01:22:50 AM
Working on countersinking one of the spar webs yesterday... thrilling! Note the blue smudge on the visor of my cap... that was originally an autograph by Mike Melvill. Unfortunately the felt tip ink bled out.  :'(

TM
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: cotejy on January 23, 2009, 06:18:33 PM
Here are some picture of my 2008 project. We have decided to move in a house instead of renting. And somehow I thought I could build it myself. It went very well and the final inspection will be next monday. Here are some pictures of the project:

Preparing the field:
(http://photos-d.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v231/64/14/679096308/n679096308_574107_5337.jpg)

Me, my wife sister and her kids on the dance floor.
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v207/64/14/679096308/n679096308_746603_6403.jpg)

Rough: I hired 3 guys for this part
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v207/64/14/679096308/n679096308_746608_8130.jpg)

I'm about to drill the last screw of gyps
(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v207/64/14/679096308/n679096308_746615_623.jpg)

Other ones:
(http://photos-a.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v349/64/14/679096308/n679096308_1083744_8762.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v349/64/14/679096308/n679096308_1083745_8998.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v349/64/14/679096308/n679096308_1083747_9484.jpg)
(http://photos-f.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v349/64/14/679096308/n679096308_1083749_9996.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on January 23, 2009, 06:35:10 PM
Nice job, cotejy!   |:)\ ::bow:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Ragwing on January 24, 2009, 02:29:52 AM
I thought I could build it myself.
Good job cotejy,
It sounds so nice to build one yourself....... AND takes forever.  Congratulations on your willpower.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: cotejy on January 26, 2009, 03:07:12 PM
Quote
It sounds so nice to build one yourself....... AND takes forever.

True but I would add: a good way to test if your in a strong relationship. We passed the test but I lived in a trailer tent for most of the summer and my wife wouldn't join me until she declared the house decent enough to live in (which is almost completion).

The only thing I haven't think about was the tools being there around the house. I originally though I could go to my sister in law house for a good meal, bath and sleeping in a real bed with my wife 1 or 2 days per week. When I realized there was something like 8000$ worth of tools there (generator, compressor, saw table, multiple eletric and air tools, chain saw...), I had to sleep on site in the trailer tent. One day, my wife took the car so there was no cars in the driveway. Around 2am, a truck entered the driveway woke me up. He ran away when I got out of the trailer. Since that, I wouldn't leave until we have windows and the front door could be locked.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on January 27, 2009, 08:59:07 AM
Gibbo: Great pictures!

Mom: Uhm, what rust? Mostly it just looks like it's splashed with dried dirt, unless that streak on the door and the blob under the rear side window are covered rust-holes.

Cotejy: Fantastic! But scary about the intruder which does sound like a thief, unless it was someone who was lost and you looked really scary comming out of the trailer. Is it far from a city/town?

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 28, 2009, 07:01:21 PM
ah so Gibbo had a "Chuck was that you?" moment.

GRRRRR STILL waiting  ::) ::drinking:: ::knockedout::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 29, 2009, 08:38:10 AM
Feck sake Gibbo hurry up im waiting for my flight here  ::sulk::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 30, 2009, 06:47:28 AM
it just looks like it's splashed with dried dirt..

That's SALT, not dirt........   ::unbelieveable::

Nasty stuff...  unless you like hole-y vehicles...   >:(

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 30, 2009, 06:49:17 AM
Feck sake Gibbo hurry up im waiting for my flight here  ::sulk::

Oddball, you'd better tell Gibbo he's gonna owe you some Crownies...  ice-cold ones, to go along on that flight...   ::whistle::

 ::drinking::

 ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: ZK Kiwi on February 09, 2009, 08:26:34 AM
Some pics from this last weekend here in New Zealand. the Sport Aircraft association held its Annual Fly - In at Ashburton, near Christchurch in the South Island. I scrounged a ride with a friend in a somewhat "experienced"  Jodel D11(100hp) as my machine wasnt ready to go. The trip from the Waikato (Central North Island) to Ashburton is 420NM - in a little wooden plane cruising at 80Kts at Max all up weight (plus a little bit...). This has been one of the hottest recorded weekends on record here with surface temps well over 35 deg C, and the poor old Jodel struggled to climb due to high density altitude, weight and oil temps. A real interesting experience. Some pics for those who havent seen a NZ summer yet:

Southbound at low level down the coast near the Raumai Gunnery Range (range not active - airspace open!)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/RaumatiRangesouthbound.jpg)

The Jodel at Foxpine, an airpark near the town of Foxton

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/FoxpineSouthbound.jpg)

Crossing Cook Straight - a dangerous stretch of water between the North and South Islands.
 
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/ToryChannelSouthbound.jpg)

the Rakaia River and Southern Alps
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/RakaiaSouthbound.jpg)

a general view of the aircraft at the fly -in:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/AshFriday.jpg)
Beautiful sunset cloudscape:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/Corbysky.jpg)


Northbound again - the "Glass cockpit" in the Jodel!
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/Jodelglasscockpit.jpg)

Mt Ruapehu in the centre of the North Island - from overhead some serious vertical Bush - covered country

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/Ruapehunorthbound.jpg)

We even found two moderate-sized uncontrolled fires in the remote reaches of the Wanganui River (National Park). we reported these to ATC as we are required to do, but they will probably be left to burn as they are natural burns in a very remote area

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/flyK1W1/WanganuiRiverBushfire.jpg)

A long flight (in a very butt-numbing seat!) 6 hours down (plus fuel stops) 7 hours back!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 09, 2009, 08:33:55 AM
WOW!!            ::bow::

Beautiful, just beautiful....  what a trip!!    ::bow::         ::bow::

Thanks for sharing....  it's almost as good as being there!!!       :D

 :D

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: ZK Kiwi on February 09, 2009, 08:40:55 AM
Even got some smoke for you :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: vldflight on February 09, 2009, 05:51:58 PM
Amazing, thanks for sharing.  Makes me want to plan a vacation.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 09, 2009, 11:44:23 PM
Even got some smoke for you :)

Aww, I SAW that, O Kiwi Mate!!!    ::bow::

Well done, well done...   ;)

Though I'm glad it's not like Aussieland is right now......   :'(      :'(

 :'(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 10, 2009, 12:47:45 AM
Even got some smoke for you :)

Aww, I SAW that, O Kiwi Mate!!!    ::bow::

Well done, well done...   ;)

Though I'm glad it's not like Aussieland is right now......   :'(      :'(

 :'(

 :( very sad Mom, whats happening in Victoria  :'( They are saying it is the worst bush fire ever...in the world.  173+ have died fighting them  |:)\ |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 10, 2009, 01:33:03 AM
Yes, O Crownie Mate...  the news on those fires is just heartbreaking. 
It's such an enormous area, and what horrible conditions! 

Very, very tragic indeed.   :'(

May that all end soon. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: ZK Kiwi on February 10, 2009, 10:34:19 AM
Indeed despite our constant friendly rivalry with Australia, Our thoughts are with those who have been caught up in that inferno. it appears completely hellish. :(
It is sad to think that the amazing sunset I photographed is likely to have been caused by the smoke particles from Victoria, several thousand miles upwind across theTasman sea.
A NZ based heli - logging crew is flying a Mil-8 Helo across the Tasman now, with a 5000 litre Bambi bucket onboard. A small but practical contrubution in such a situation.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 10, 2009, 11:50:30 PM
Thanks  Kiwi mate

It is very very sad, so many communities just wiped off the map.   ::eek::
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/bushfires_in_victoria_australi.html (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/bushfires_in_victoria_australi.html)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 15, 2009, 11:15:28 PM
WHADDUP CHICKENS?!?!? I went to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum this weekend and was finally able to get some pictures of the 4 engined goddess that makes its home there. Although it was hard to get a clear shot with all the airplanes in the way, but I'll post some. I'm going back again next weekend so maybe it will be easier to get more pics. This is only one of two still flying in the world. She was built here in Canada by only beautiful ladies (Better than those British built ones  ::) ::whistle:: ;) )
Enjoy!

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/2-15-2009_016_1.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/2-15-2009_021_1.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/2-15-2009_015.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/2-15-2009_014_1.jpg)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/flyboygil/2-15-2009_019_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on February 16, 2009, 12:05:02 AM
is that another Sopwoof Gil?  ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 16, 2009, 10:10:22 PM
is that another Sopwoof Gil?  ::thinking::

Yuppers. One of only 2 flying Sopwooth Orkneys.  ;) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: ZK Kiwi on February 16, 2009, 10:59:06 PM
She was built here in Canada by only beautiful ladies (Better than those British built ones  ::) ::whistle:: ;) )

Were you referring to the British - Built lancs, or the British - Built ladies? :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on February 17, 2009, 08:55:07 AM
I promised to upload this picture to Soccermom and finally here it is. It's scaled 50% and then cropped but otherwise not edited, I think it's a great shot, and I didn't even know it turned out like that until I saw it on the computer when I went back inside (I'm standing just in front of my room in front of the house, the lower diagonal line is the roof).

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 18, 2009, 02:20:07 AM
I promised to upload this picture to Soccermom and finally here it is. It's scaled 50% and then cropped but otherwise not edited, I think it's a great shot, and I didn't even know it turned out like that until I saw it on the computer when I went back inside (I'm standing just in front of my room in front of the house, the lower diagonal line is the roof).

Frank

Taken Valentines day?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 18, 2009, 08:06:58 AM
That is a really neat shot, Frank!!!!    :D

How perfect for Valentines everywhere!!     ;D

 ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on February 18, 2009, 10:50:15 AM
I know it aint christmas any more but......bah humbug (but nice photo)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on February 20, 2009, 11:54:23 PM
Hi guys,it's been a long time since i dropped some pictures in here,isn't it? so I'll post some new and old stuff i wanted to post
 a long time ago

A police jetranger named  Lahav
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF3357.jpg)

A AH-64 Apache buzzing around
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF4237.jpg)

Probably my best shot of a UH-60 Blackhawk
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF4234.jpg)

Two AH-64 returning from a patrol
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF3447.jpg)

This is the first time i see something like this- a CH-53 escorted by UH-60
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF4092.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF4094.jpg)

A classic shot of a UH-60
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF4233.jpg)

Not shopped! i swear!
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2276.jpg)

This one is almost three years old!
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/2006_0810yay0030.jpg)

Sunshine through a TV
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2468.jpg)

A few months ago i was in a music festival called In-D-Negev,here is a little taste of what was going on in there

The tent-there was about 700~1000 tents!
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2941.jpg)

Kites
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2942.jpg)

Bigger kites
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2961.jpg)

The official monkey of In-D-Negev
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2962.jpg)

In the sunset
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2958.jpg)

Look at all those people!
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2968.jpg)

There were 2500 tickets sold,that is 2,500 peoples in the festival,everyone goes around four time a day for the bathroom,that is 10,000 visits a day,and the amazing thing-they were cleaner then the bathroom i got!
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2978.jpg)

And of course - planes!
 P-92 ultralight
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF3000.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF2996.jpg)

Fishy fishy fishy fish
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF3072.jpg)

Some juggling
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF3066.jpg)

And some music (in this case-Pits,i got their disc)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF3030.jpg)

Not In-D-Negev related; this is probably my bets shot(s),it's the moon with the camera's shutters open for 3 seconds,it's made from nine shots. note the halo ring around the moon. (this is intentionally a link,the image is  HUGE)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/moonhalofinished.jpg

Sorry about the size difference between the images!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 21, 2009, 12:41:44 AM
Hello,

Can you resize these puppies??

I need to move into a bigger apartment to be able to view them as is......     ::banghead::

 ::banghead::

Thanks.

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on February 21, 2009, 02:26:02 AM
If you need to move s'mom to see them i need to get off my phone and onto my computer (just had to drop by and visit while doing night shift at work)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on February 21, 2009, 08:11:58 AM
now im home and able to see those pics I think you should resize those pics chief.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 24, 2009, 12:21:46 AM
Feck sake Gibbo hurry up im waiting for my flight here  ::sulk::

HEY ODDY, over you come mate  ;D  All done and dusted!!!!!!!!!!  ME-CIR approved mate ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on February 24, 2009, 04:51:13 PM
well done digger  ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 24, 2009, 08:12:58 PM
 ;D Thanks Cobber!!!  ;D
Commercial License test today  ::eek::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on February 24, 2009, 10:27:57 PM
Gil: I don't really know, we don't have that here, although some are trying to market it with flowers and cards for sale. The photo was taken 18:17:56 December 23rd 2007.

4X: Nice assortment of pictures, although they are a tad on the large side, I use a 1280x1024 screen resolution and I can barely see half of them without having to scroll.

Gibbo: Good on'ya mate! Btw, have you kept a record of time and expenses for getting the licenses? I'd be very much interested to read it to try and get an idea on the money and time needed if training down under.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 26, 2009, 09:09:48 AM

Gibbo: Good on'ya mate! Btw, have you kept a record of time and expenses for getting the licenses? I'd be very much interested to read it to try and get an idea on the money and time needed if training down under.

Frank

Gidday Franklin,

Yeah i have....bit scared to add it up....I will update that sort of stuff on my website as soon as I get through this mountain of parper work  :o  ::drinking:: Looks like the 10th March to finalise everything ..YAY!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on February 27, 2009, 12:45:39 AM
Whaddup Dogs. Mom and I was chattin, and I told her bout an old Jacob's Radial Engine I picked up at an antique shop. She loved it, so I'll post a few pics. Well the links.  :)
Cheers
Gilly  |:)\

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=54578363&albumID=2589133&imageID=46930358

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=54578363&albumID=2589133&imageID=46930351

And who's that good-looking guy? ::) ::)

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=54578363&albumID=2589133&imageID=46930340
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on February 27, 2009, 07:58:56 AM
I dont know who that is Gil but he ruined a good pic of a radial engine on a hoist...and he seems familair like he ruined other good pics from airshows you put up here  ::thinking:: ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on February 27, 2009, 03:36:32 PM
Trying to fill up this page---I am tired of trying to download the huge pics each time----to be honest---I have not even tried to look at them as the are too

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Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 27, 2009, 07:20:41 PM
And I'm going to reply, and see if that won't bump all this to a new page.  Maybe that will help with the big hangup.

Hmmm....   ::thinking::    big hangups....  that reminds me of a helicopter pilot story.....    ::thinking::

 ::whistle::

 ::whistle::

 ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 27, 2009, 07:25:25 PM
Hmm....  not quite. 

Okay, how's about a few odd pictures, then?

A few little fire ones from last summer...  taken by a very talented jumper / photographer....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 27, 2009, 07:29:14 PM
A few more...  from the last few summers.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: cotejy on February 27, 2009, 08:23:42 PM
Nice try Soccermom but even with 3 messages, didn't work. I think this one will do it...

Nice pictures btw.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 27, 2009, 08:28:51 PM
YEA!!  You did it!!!    ::bow::

 ::bow::

Well done!!   :D

 ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on February 27, 2009, 08:42:15 PM
YEA!!  You did it!!!    ::bow::

 ::bow::

Well done!!   :D

 ;)

Finally... So...guess who I spied at a "commodores" concert?

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/General%20Other/3.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/General%20Other/4.jpg)

None other than our illustrious leader himself:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/General%20Other/ATT00030.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on February 27, 2009, 08:45:45 PM
And Nobu was there also:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/General%20Other/ATT00027.jpg)

Had to get a pic of "yours truly" with the "Supreme Overlord"--and we were sober in this one ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/General%20Other/ATT00033.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 27, 2009, 08:50:48 PM
Man, what can I say...!!!   :o

That is one dangerous-looking posse there...  I hope you were all GOOD, my sons....    ::whistle::

 ::drinking::

 ::drinking::

And hey, this is SO COOL.....  Nobu looks just like...  NOBU!!!!!!!    ::bow::      ::rofl::

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Ragwing on February 28, 2009, 03:04:54 AM
S-Mom,
Fantastic pictures.

Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 28, 2009, 04:22:10 AM
Ah, a glutton for punishment, eh?   :D

Okayyyyy.....

Here's cargo coming out of the minivan...  taken from the jumpspot...



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 28, 2009, 04:24:33 AM
Where you never want the cargo to go...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 28, 2009, 04:27:14 AM
A re-run of the turbine Doug...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 28, 2009, 04:29:48 AM
Forget where I saw this, but thought it was cool.... 

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 28, 2009, 04:35:33 AM
Sometimes it's not only the cargo that can end up in a tree....   ::eek::

 ::banghead::


[Actually, the second guy is climbing for the cargo...]
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 28, 2009, 04:41:02 AM
More taken by the smokejumper Mike, from Alaska...  he is amazing....



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 28, 2009, 04:42:49 AM
Ahh...

the Joys of Motherhood....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on April 15, 2009, 06:23:40 PM
What's wrong with this picture?
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3627/3445495348_c3c1502204.jpg?v=0)
Zoe now has a fascination for her Daddy's boots
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/3425885370_d2db59c4d7.jpg?v=0)
Cessna 150/150, floatplane... they leave their floats in Florida when traveling inland.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3425885378_4af13dc7b2.jpg?v=0)
Fairchild (24?)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3372/3425885322_8b7c38b438.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 15, 2009, 09:07:31 PM
I assume that's the Tri-Pacer which was damaged when trying to take off in a a crosswind.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on April 15, 2009, 09:56:33 PM
I assume that's the Tri-Pacer which was damaged when trying to take off in a a crosswind.

A gusty 36 knot crosswind, no less! Yep.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on April 16, 2009, 01:24:44 AM
Zoe's gettin big!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on April 16, 2009, 01:52:43 AM
Hey Brian!

How are you doin?
Are you working again?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on April 16, 2009, 10:52:24 AM
Hey Brian!

How are you doin?
Are you working again?

Nope... Still looking  ::banghead:: ::banghead::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on April 16, 2009, 04:14:03 PM
Ouch. Sorry to hear that man!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Things are starting to pick up again a little in FW aviation I hear.....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 21, 2009, 02:48:13 AM
A few from Montana a few days ago....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 21, 2009, 02:49:22 AM
And a few more....

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on April 21, 2009, 10:01:10 AM
They  are pretty
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on April 21, 2009, 01:55:52 PM
Talk about Flying in a Blue Dream...   Thanks for sharing, S-Mom!   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on April 21, 2009, 03:00:51 PM
I always thought that was a good flying tune.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3kWuTJsO_o


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on April 22, 2009, 04:12:42 AM
The sunset was pretty tonight...  with a few thunderclouds around.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on May 10, 2009, 04:15:09 AM
Me at Kladno airfield, ths Friday
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 10, 2009, 01:18:36 PM
Should really go in the caption contest but oh well:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/caption%20pics/Interest.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on May 10, 2009, 01:39:00 PM
Quote
Me at Kladno airfield, ths Friday

I always thought the Zlin 142 was a cool airplane.

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on May 10, 2009, 03:22:58 PM
sure it is! You know one for FS, from CVA design?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 10, 2009, 07:48:59 PM
Fabo, Cool picture!!    ::bow::

G-man, where on earth was that photo taken??  Too funny....    :D

 :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 10, 2009, 08:34:05 PM
G-man, where on earth was that photo taken??  Too funny....    :D

It is the Sully ticker tape parade:

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/caption%20pics/4.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/caption%20pics/5.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/caption%20pics/6.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/caption%20pics/2.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/caption%20pics/3.jpg)

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/caption%20pics/7.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 10, 2009, 08:35:36 PM
How many traffic lights and telegraph poles did it take out on its journey?  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on May 11, 2009, 08:52:38 PM
sure it is! You know one for FS, from CVA design?

That's the one!

Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 11, 2009, 09:12:26 PM
What I'd like to know is where they found a heavy hauling company that had a 12 axle articulating trailer which was the perfect length to fit an A319 fuselage?  You just don't find equipment like that laying around somebody's backyard, ya know.

When you include the tractor tires, this rig had 60 wheels on the ground!!!  Very impressive, but where the heck did this thing come from?

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: undatc on May 14, 2009, 08:32:00 PM
What I'd like to know is where they found a heavy hauling company that had a 12 axle articulating trailer which was the perfect length to fit an A319 fuselage?  You just don't find equipment like that laying around somebody's backyard, ya know.

When you include the tractor tires, this rig had 60 wheels on the ground!!!  Very impressive, but where the heck did this thing come from?

RC

You ever watch science channel or discovery?  They have lots of shows on like 'build it bigger' for instance where they chronicle all kinds of stuff like this. 

By the way, here is the company that did it:  http://www.jsupor.com/home.html

Looks like they have lots of neat toys.   ::unbelieveable::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 17, 2009, 11:26:19 AM
Mary: Wow, those mountains sure look beautiful but deadly (there doesn't look be any good spots for landing a plane).

Fabo: You look right at home in that plane 8)

G-Man: Wow, now that's a truck! Looks like it has weight on the boogie, to increase traction? Interesting it only seems to have one set of headlights, usually that models has 4 headlights.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on May 17, 2009, 11:54:25 PM
Fabo: You look right at home in that plane 8)

Thanks, it is actually my non-taildragger light single of choice.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on May 24, 2009, 06:10:14 PM
I've been into a fly in at a local airport in Kiryat Shemona (LLKS for the simmers among us),it was arranged by the Israeli ultralight association,although there was one Cherokee visiting. there was about 50 ultra lights and it was really beautiful.

This is a Bi-plane ultra light called Spirit,i don't know why,but it had Nasa's logo on it's tail
(http://img2.timg.co.il/forums/1_129910475.jpg)

A line of planes,the closest one is a Texan,the second is Tecnam P-92 Echo,the one with the engine on it's top is Jetfox 97,and the rest are Trikes
(http://img2.timg.co.il/forums/1_129910515.jpg)

A Trike with a very interesting tail number
(http://img2.timg.co.il/forums/1_129910544.jpg)

A P-92 Echo with "El Al" sticker
(http://img2.timg.co.il/forums/1_129910570.jpg)

This is Super Drifter,it got a lot of history,he flew in a rally in egypt around 1991,it has been to Egypt,France and Czech,behind it you can see the terminal,it's such a pitty that this airport is barely used...
(http://img2.timg.co.il/forums/1_129910596.jpg)

i think it's a quicksilver,weird motor...
(http://img2.timg.co.il/forums/1_129910620.jpg)

And,for finish,the trikes with some of the area around the airport
(http://img2.timg.co.il/forums/1_129910663.jpg)

for more pictures,you can visit http://s669.photobucket.com/albums/vv55/Nitay100/ not all of the pictures are up,but i'm working on it!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 30, 2009, 09:46:09 PM
For Gibbo (O Crownie Mate!!), since he is IN beautiful Darwin, NT, looking for gainful employment as a dockworker, oops, I mean, bartender, no, no, PILOT!

Here's the few I have of Hector, taken when we were down there.  I thought the coolest thing was how the WWII pilots would use this massive thunderstorm, which still builds in the very same spot, to navigate home from battles to the far north.

 |:)\

 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 30, 2009, 09:52:07 PM
For Gibbo (O Crownie Mate!!), since he is IN beautiful Darwin, NT, looking for gainful employment as a dockworker, oops, I mean, bartender, no, no, PILOT!
 

 ;) Male dancer Mom.... i don't like my chances of making a milion$ but meh...it's a living LOL ::drinking::

Kewl Hector shots, if he shows this week i'll post some more
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on May 30, 2009, 10:42:01 PM
;) Male dancer Mom.....   it's a living LOL ::drinking::


Awww, I am SO darned proud of my children.........   :-*

 :-*

 ::whistle::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 30, 2009, 10:55:57 PM
For Gibbo (O Crownie Mate!!), since he is IN beautiful Darwin, NT, looking for gainful employment as a dockworker, oops, I mean, bartender, no, no, PILOT!
 

 ;) Male dancer Mom.... i don't like my chances of making a milion$ but meh...it's a living LOL ::drinking::

Kewl Hector shots, if he shows this week i'll post some more

Hmmmmm...  Try to not leave skid marks on the dollar bills that go in yer thong, Gibbo!   :o ;D >:D ::loony::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on May 31, 2009, 02:07:15 AM
For Gibbo (O Crownie Mate!!), since he is IN beautiful Darwin, NT, looking for gainful employment as a dockworker, oops, I mean, bartender, no, no, PILOT!
 

 ;) Male dancer Mom.... i don't like my chances of making a milion$ but meh...it's a living LOL ::drinking::

Kewl Hector shots, if he shows this week i'll post some more

Hmmmmm...  Try to not leave skid marks on the dollar bills that go in yer thong, Gibbo!   :o ;D >:D ::loony::

MMMM no chance of that ... :( they only pay in coin, you just gotta watch that they don't go  ::angel:: ... ummm ..ohhh ...never mind  ::rofl::
Just one of the many hazards encountered  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 01, 2009, 08:39:18 PM
Here you go some photos of the field I fly out of: The first one is looking North/North East down onto the strip from the road, The second is looking West from the access gate and the third is of the club shed beside it is where we keep the sit on mower to cut the path and the strip.   As you can see it is pretty tight surrounded by a slope where we hand launch planes, trees and a stream.  Got a couple more might put up later.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 01, 2009, 08:49:34 PM
It's pretty!

So green...  and a lot prettier than our big concrete and asphalt ramp....    ::sulk::

 ::sulk::

 ::whistle::

 ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 01, 2009, 09:11:04 PM
It maybe green but once it rains it turns into a quagmire really quickly
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 07, 2009, 06:13:52 PM
This is the attitude I want from a fireman if my house is on fire!   >:D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 07, 2009, 08:35:05 PM
4x: very cool pictures :

Ian: Ah, so fresh and so green green :)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 08, 2009, 09:05:02 AM
While hiking in Ogden Canyon last week we experienced some unusual weather, an Aluminum Overcast!

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/alovercast.jpg)

I think I've been in Alaska too long, the first time I heard the rumble of 4 radials approaching I didn't even think to grab my camera, just assumed it was Everett's or Brook's coming home.  Then it dawned on me that multiple radials is somewhat rare in the lesser 48. Next pass I was ready with my camera.  Wish I had been the first time, we were level with her and I could have had the opposite side of the canyon in the photo.  :(

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on June 08, 2009, 11:31:57 PM
What I fly
I just washed it, but I think I'll go over it again when my Simple Green Extreme (airplane formula) arrives.  8)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2437/3608369221_d3e932e557.jpg?v=0)
I had to fly her to see if a clean airplane really flies better. I think it does. This is lake Maumelle as sunset closes in.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2114/3608369197_12a91309fd.jpg?v=0)
Another photo of the lake, just before I headed back to the home field for the day.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3630/3609184426_ce708f7631.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on June 09, 2009, 01:38:46 AM
I'll go over it again when my Simple Green Extreme (airplane formula) arrives. 

Make sure it is the airplane version --- the normal version is corrosive to aluminum..
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 09, 2009, 05:21:41 AM
Spacer, that's a beauty of a Piper Cherokee with the Hershey Bar Wing!   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

You've got one over me...  I can't afford an airplane of my own.   ::banghead::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on June 09, 2009, 03:12:41 PM
Spacer, that's a beauty of a Piper Cherokee with the Hershey Bar Wing!   ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::

You've got one over me...  I can't afford an airplane of my own.   ::banghead::

RC

Neither can I. This one belongs to the company I work for part-time.

Yeah, it's the airplane formula. No worries about hydrogen embrittlement with this stuff. I also ordered some WashWax All, which
is an airplane safe dry-wash/wax. I'm gonna try it out on a 310 that we're fixing up for sale... which desperately needs some freshening
up. Also, our 172 is getting close to ready for the line, but the new wing and tail surfaces contrast a bit with the grimy-looking airplane.
It'll be getting the treatment as soon as we've test flown it and made sure everything's rigged right.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Gulfstream Driver on June 17, 2009, 04:08:29 AM
While hiking in Ogden Canyon last week we experienced some unusual weather, an Aluminum Overcast!

(http://www.mosquitonet.com/~wanderer/alovercast.jpg)

I think I've been in Alaska too long, the first time I heard the rumble of 4 radials approaching I didn't even think to grab my camera, just assumed it was Everett's or Brook's coming home.  Then it dawned on me that multiple radials is somewhat rare in the lesser 48. Next pass I was ready with my camera.  Wish I had been the first time, we were level with her and I could have had the opposite side of the canyon in the photo.  :(

Phil

And you can go for a 15 min. ride for only $400.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 17, 2009, 06:56:51 AM
Thats cheap at half the price.  Will post pics of the local air show as soon as i get the time to sort out the good ones, it was pretty over cast and the usual "liquid sunshine" at the time.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on June 17, 2009, 01:49:51 PM
I know, excrementy picture. But hey, whatever ;D

My first day at summer job, doing pax handling on local ARPT, this was when waiting for charter from Heraklion (seen in background) to park for deboarding.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on June 18, 2009, 03:21:20 AM
Heyyy  Fabo, hope the job is fun!!!    ::wave::

You look OFFICIAL --- WAY better than we do out on our ramp...  hmmmm...  maybe we need to add the vests?? 

Hope it's fun!

 |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on June 18, 2009, 03:21:26 PM
Fabo, welcome to the Order of the Ramp Rat. May you be tipped well.

There have been times, when the weather was absolutely perfect, that some pilots have declared envy of my weekend job.

...then there are the other times.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: BrianGMFS on June 18, 2009, 03:49:00 PM
Fabo, welcome to the Order of the Ramp Rat. May you be tipped well.

There have been times, when the weather was absolutely perfect, that some pilots have declared envy of my weekend job.

...then there are the other times.

You got that right....


Congrats Fabo. Keep your eyes and ears open. You can learn a lot about the real workings of aviation as a ramp rat...


Brian
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on June 18, 2009, 06:00:57 PM
Makes for some making it straight :)

TSM: Official... hehe :D Maybe not the vest, but shirt and trousers do it. Add epaulets and they may think I am a pilot ::whistle:: (I have big watch)

spacer, Brian: No, not a ramp rat (called Rampa McKvák /translate to Ramp McDuck or rather McQuack/ here) but currently working a receptionist in our airport lounge with occasional sidekicking at boarding or deboarding - so no GA there. You can see the liner I was about to deboard in the background on the left.
And you bet I have learnt something about aviation - PAPERS ALL AROUND YOU!!! ::silly:: say I do a flight OK979, 0520 departure to Prague, AT72. First, I have to write down anybody coming to the lounge AND mark them in the computer. When boarding is called, I grab the vest, rush the pax out of lounge and get them to plane along with other ones. There I get 4 load sheets - 1 to CPT, 1 to cabin crew and 2 for stowing office. Also 3 times PAX list - 1 to cabin and 2 for stowing. When I return back in, check-in guy are waiting with list of lounge access eligible pax, which I compare to the real attendance, make several copies and give them to people around the airport. Meanwhile, pax for OK975 are already coming in... ::silly::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on June 18, 2009, 06:51:55 PM
Oy. We're a little more laid back here.

When we have an arrival, it's more like "Hiya, how ya doing?"
"Fine. Can I get some fuel?"
"Sure. Need the crew car?"
"Naw, I got a ride comin'"

Oh, yeah... if he gets fuel, there'll be a receipt.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: madpilot44 on July 04, 2009, 11:50:49 PM
Hey guys! time for an update. Right before finishing the semester and starting the summer period (around the end of May) I passed my checkride and became a certified Soaring Instructor Pilot at the US Air Force Academy. This means that I am now teaching people enrolled in the basic soaring program on how to fly the Let L-23 gliders at USAFA. Since it's summer vacations right now, I get to go fly every weekday for three weeks. My day is comprised of waking up at around 4, showing up at the airfield around 5:30, and flying until 1. I get around 6 flights every day trying to teach students how to fly and hopefully get them to solo. Since our operation aims at teaching a student without any prior experience to solo in 14 flights or less, we don't leave the area around the academy and our max time per flight is about 25 minutes, but involves everything from teaching a student to fly straight and level to doing stalls and spiral dives and spin prevention. Here's some pics:

The L-23 Super Blanik and Piper Super Cub aerotow aircraft
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/0311091414-00.jpg)

The hangar, with an L-23 and some of the L-13AC with which some IPs do aerobatics
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/06302009426.jpg)

The view from the back seat on aerotow
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/07012009443.jpg)

The academy from 2,000 feet AGL
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/06302009435.jpg)

Me in the back seat
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/07012009439.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on July 14, 2009, 08:00:11 PM
Right thats me back from Flying Legends down at IWM Duxford and while i was there I saw this I wonder if they where expecting chuck to turn up?

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on July 20, 2009, 03:44:12 AM
Hoy! I got some "Me flying" videos! One of our renters, a highly experienced commercial pilot, was operating in the same area where I was banging around. He had his camera with him, and managed to get a few shots. The first one he took as soon as he saw me over the lake, and the other was a photo op that presented itself while we were headed back to the airport.
I helped a bit, as he was in our slower 172, I held 90kts with one notch of flaps so he could get a good shot...  I mean, to enhance separation for pattern entry! Yeah, that's what I meant!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2508/3737142893_5867f0b093.jpg?v=0)
..
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3470/3737937322_fc62d32649.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Franz on July 25, 2009, 09:25:42 PM
Hi Madpilot, I just got back from the 14th International Military Gliding Competition at Holzdorf Airbase in Germany where I met four guys from the USAFA.

Anyway, pictures:
Unfortunately, I didn't take any myself, so here's a link to the official website:
Pictures (http://imgc.de/index.php?page=galerie&lng=de)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: madpilot44 on July 28, 2009, 11:47:39 PM
Hi Franz!

cool, did you participate in the competition? yeah, I know all of the guys who went there. Pity I'm not in the cross country team, they went to Utah about a month before going to Germany.They get lots of competition time as well as training time in their gliders, while I get to play instructor and try and recover from every stupid mistake the students do to try and kill me. I am becoming a believer in that every student's whole plan is to see who can kill their IP...

anyway, now I'm in a different program. I'm in Tyndall AFB, Fl., trying to learn how a USAF base works. basically, every day I go to a different part of the base and check it out. This base in particular has 3 fighter squadrons, and that means I got to sit in these:

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/07212009521.jpg)
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/07212009522.jpg)

Unfortunately, I couldn't take pics or see anything on the screen because it's classified, and I don't have a classified qualification because I'm an international. the other guys in my group all got F-15 rides but I didn't qualify for the same reason... damn. still, it's cool to go outside and hear F-15s and F-22s taking off every 3 minutes, and since they're doing NVG flights now, I can do the same at night, with a beer in hand.

anyway, some other pics. I won the M-16 shooting competition among my cadet group (39 out of 50 on a standard USAF target) and got to shoot this
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/07212009533.jpg)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/07212009539.jpg)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/07212009527.jpg)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq39/madpilot/07212009525.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on July 28, 2009, 11:52:59 PM
nice pics Madpilot!
Shooting machine guns is FUN!!!!

that reminds me, is our buddy Nick still in the Greek Army?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: AirScorp on July 29, 2009, 02:26:59 PM
nice pics Madpilot!
Shooting machine guns is FUN!!!!

that reminds me, is our buddy Nick still in the Greek Army?

Technically yes, but not really Mike.. I took my remaining leave days so I'm now enjoying home. August 10, I'm going back in to finish the paperwork and on the 11th I'm getting back my civilian ID.

Kinda makes me freak out really, cause it means I have to get a job and I probably need it as much as a good vacation  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on September 23, 2009, 11:27:43 PM
here is a shot from the movie set of the last "James Bond" movie:
one of my former students was the aerial coordinator on it...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 23, 2009, 11:47:59 PM
Is that a model DC-3 or a real one in that picture?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on September 26, 2009, 07:51:41 PM
Is that a model DC-3 or a real one in that picture?

it's real

did you see the movie?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on September 26, 2009, 10:25:01 PM
Is that a model DC-3 or a real one in that picture?

it's real

did you see the movie?

I've seen the movie. I figured they must've used both real and models. Awsome that you know someone in the movie industry. You should try to get your foot in the door.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on September 27, 2009, 11:08:01 PM
Here's a couple for our recent trip to the USA!!!!

From Planes of Fame in Chino  :o ;D  WOW it was awesome!!!  We have nothing this big with so many in flying condition.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on October 02, 2009, 03:41:10 PM
My beer mug, oh! my gosh..:

 |:)\ I remember those days in Madison, that brick university  ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: good beer in Wisconsin! In those late '50s, I showed how to use salt & lemon, on warm summer days. You put a dash of salt on top of the open can, add a squish of lemon...  >:D Salúd!  ::cowboy::

On the mug  ??? do as Tequila: the dab of salt on one hand, the mug on the other. Drink the beer, lick the salt on your hand and bite a slice of lemon!  ::rambo::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on October 14, 2009, 03:31:31 PM
Not stills nor aviation,but I just had so much fun that I had to share it with the world,see my apologizes in the info.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr_v2xO9xwY
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on October 14, 2009, 07:19:24 PM
Not stills nor aviation,but I just had so much fun that I had to share it with the world,see my apol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr_v2xO9xwYogizes in the info.
|:)\ Do you have another URL? YouTube just says, "incorrect Format"... ::whistle::  ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on October 14, 2009, 07:27:04 PM
Not stills nor aviation,but I just had so much fun that I had to share it with the world,see my apol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr_v2xO9xwYogizes in the info.
::bow:: Sorry, I managed to correct your URL: it got mixed up with apol-ogizes...never, I mean NEVER repent nor apologize...or this happens! ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr_v2xO9xwY  = Breaking an iPod Touch |:)\  ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on October 14, 2009, 07:37:50 PM
Thanks DonYan! fixed it!
btw,I won't be responding for any "WHY DID YOU DO IT?!?!" questions for the next three days. I'm going to a music festival in the south of the country tomorrow and only coming back only in saturday.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on October 14, 2009, 08:14:58 PM
Thanks DonYan! fixed it!
btw,I won't be responding for any "WHY DID YOU DO IT?!?!" questions for the next three days. I'm going to a music festival in the south of the country tomorrow and only coming back only in saturday.
::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on November 01, 2009, 06:56:09 PM
I had a show with my friends at the local bar called Hakarpiyon Hashikor (The Drunk Carp),I played three songs with them. Their band is called Mania Depressia and they are planning on releasing an album in the next few months.

Me with my guitar
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs041.snc3/12858_171324337090_47184847090_3393698_5309735_n.jpg)

Us playing The Man Who Sold The world,the bass player left out of the picture
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs041.snc3/12858_171323782090_47184847090_3393613_778047_n.jpg)

And this is all the band
(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs061.snc3/12858_171323877090_47184847090_3393628_7715128_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 01, 2010, 10:48:48 PM
Here you go couple of photos I took while I was out ski-ing on Saturday at sunset at a local ski area called Glen Shee (Glen of the Fairies).

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0326.jpg)

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0325.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 02, 2010, 05:26:22 AM
Pretty view...    ::bow::

 :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 11, 2010, 12:55:36 AM
A couple of the Meat bombing ops  ;D

No i didn't jump out  ::)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on January 11, 2010, 12:59:33 AM
GREAT pics!!!!!!!!!

 ::bow::

 ::bow::

 ::bow::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 11, 2010, 11:43:08 PM
Hee Hee 'Mom  ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on January 11, 2010, 11:55:38 PM
And here's me thinking you where daft enough to join in the fun Gibbo lol
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 12, 2010, 12:45:47 PM
PFFTTttttt NO WAY ODDY!!!!  ::silly:: :o :o
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on January 12, 2010, 08:34:12 PM
I must say I've never seen the belly of a Chieftain while in-flight.  It seems I only saw it when I got so bored I would degrease the bottom of the cowls!

But then again, that was a freight dog.  How do you like flying the mighty Chieftain, Gibbo?

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on January 12, 2010, 09:54:33 PM
I must say I've never seen the belly of a Chieftain while in-flight.  It seems I only saw it when I got so bored I would degrease the bottom of the cowls!

But then again, that was a freight dog.  How do you like flying the mighty Chieftain, Gibbo?

RC

MMMM speaking of I have to give the ol' girl a bath tomorrow  :D

LOVE IT R/C, she's a good girl, we have a little trouble with the starter on the R/H engine the other day, but apart from thea she runs well and is soooo nice to fly!  Had to ferry the 206 down from Toowoomba the other other, what a difference between the two! Funny how you get used to something so quickly.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 01, 2010, 12:35:13 AM
After a looooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggggggggg day dropping people outta the plane....giving the old girl a pat on the nose for being so well behaved  ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: TheSoccerMom on February 02, 2010, 01:09:51 AM
GREAT picture, Gibby!!    ::bow::

 ::bow::

And, how nice of you to pat the old girl on the nose...  you KNOW that works...     ::whistle::

 ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on February 02, 2010, 03:22:37 AM
I know it works 'Mom, YOU told me to always pat them on the nose when they get you home safely  ;D  So I always do  ::cowboy::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on February 02, 2010, 06:46:42 AM
I always pat my girls on the nose too.  I want them to know I appreciate the job they've done for me.   ::bow::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on February 02, 2010, 08:05:14 PM
My first instructor patted 'em on the wingtip. I haven't thought about it in years, but now that you've reminded me, it occurs to me that
I still do it.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on March 12, 2010, 02:33:34 PM
Here is a little teaser of what we had today at Meggido airfield,more to come  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_aLz9Anyoc
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on April 04, 2010, 06:26:11 PM
And this is what I was talking about in the last post  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2LENfxO4q4
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on April 17, 2010, 11:02:27 PM
Twas pretty nice day for flying in my club today. 2728 is the Blanik I was pulled to the skies in for the first time. ::sweat::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on April 18, 2010, 02:01:44 AM
Twas pretty nice day for flying in my club today. 2728 is the Blanik I was pulled to the skies in for the first time. ::sweat::

Looks like you had an awsome time! How did the flight go?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on April 18, 2010, 06:15:18 PM
I was just a weight this time, for my first "my" flight I need to have alt restrictions cancelled.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on April 18, 2010, 07:13:16 PM
I gotta say, I think this is soooo cool to see aviation and what all you guys are up to from all over the world!!

Hope you get to fly soon!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: YawningMan on April 19, 2010, 04:05:58 AM
I'm hoping to get some stick time in a sailplane soon, too. I'm looking into flying out of Shreveport Soaring club, north of Shreveport, LA, USA.

Here's hoping it's as cheap as I think it is.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on April 19, 2010, 06:37:14 PM
Twas pretty nice day for flying in my club today. 2728 is the Blanik I was pulled to the skies in for the first time. ::sweat::
  |:)\ Seems Checoslovaquia (in Spanish) is free of volcanic ashes from Iceland; they blocked all airlines on Germany, Spain and other countries. Vicky had to fly from Berlin to Granada, will have to wait until wednesday.  ::wave::

(http://blstb.msn.com/i/14/3450A5B77816266773358DFD118B3.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on April 20, 2010, 01:07:01 AM
Yep, we seem to be slowly emerging to life. Il-96 for PRG yesterday&today!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on April 20, 2010, 01:09:00 AM
I gotta say, I think this is soooo cool to see aviation and what all you guys are up to from all over the world!!

Hope you get to fly soon!

I think you guys should be proud of what you got here, this is the first time I see a forum without any users bashing each other in ego wars, especially when the users are from all over the world. You got a collection great of men and women here.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on April 20, 2010, 02:39:19 AM
Quote
You got a collection great of men and women here.

And then there is ME....  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on April 20, 2010, 08:50:04 AM
You know we all luv ya G-man  ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on May 03, 2010, 08:14:21 PM
...this is the first time I see a forum without any users bashing each other in ego wars, especially when the users are from all over the world...
::banghead:: If you are missing the bashing & trashing ::rambo:: just pick a language  ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::
My favorite language = ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
 ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Ragwing on May 04, 2010, 04:08:16 AM
::banghead:: If you are missing the bashing & trashing ::rambo:: just pick a language  ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::
My favorite language = ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
 ::wave::
YanLú,
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/7046/guinness3it9.gif)
Kick back, Enjoy life and Have a Guinness.

Let the rainbow come to you.
(http://www.randomfunnypicture.com/pictures/1628guinness-rainbow.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on May 06, 2010, 02:02:33 AM
YanLú,

Kick back, Enjoy life and Have a Guinness. |:)\ |:)\ |:)\

Let the rainbow come to you. |:)\ |:)\ |:)\

SALÚD ! amigo Ragwing   ::drinking:: ::wave::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 24, 2010, 03:26:20 PM
Here are a few photo's from my latest Tour Of Duty in Russia for the 65th aniversary of VE day (got 200+ photos to go through so will only post a few good ones).

Waiting on the Heathrow ramp awaiting clearance for pushback for the flight to  St Petersburg:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0389.jpg)

The group preparing to lay a wreath at the Leningrad Seige memorial (St Petersburg):
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0397.jpg)

The group at the Leningrad Seige memorial:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0402.jpg)

Leaving St Petersburg flying North for Murmansk:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0516.jpg)

photo of me and a veteran up in Murmansk after a memorial ceremony:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0543.jpg)


Got a few of us at Archangel but they are on another memory card and not uploaded yet.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Jean Loup on May 28, 2010, 12:32:28 AM
...my latest Tour Of Duty in Russia for the 65th aniversary of VE day...
|:)\ |:)\ |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 28, 2010, 12:56:12 AM
Good Pictures, Oddy. Although I still think I look better in a kilt.  ::) ::) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 28, 2010, 01:36:52 AM
Good Pictures, Oddy. Although I still think I look better in a kilt.  ::) ::) ;) ;)

Maybe you do, but unlike someone I know I'll bet his nipples don't itch when he wears a kilt!  hehe.   

;D ::whistle:: ::drinking::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 28, 2010, 09:56:31 AM
Ye're right  R/C they did not itch but some thing else (or should I say a pair  ::unbelieveable::) was frozen up in Murmansk.  It did not look like it from that photo but it was around minus 10C and below with snow still on the ground and apart from that day it snowed while we where up there.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 28, 2010, 06:18:11 PM
Good Pictures, Oddy. Although I still think I look better in a kilt.  ::) ::) ;) ;)

Lets see the proof then....

I'll even join in, and no doubt blow ya both out the water  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/General%20Other/kilt.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 28, 2010, 06:52:24 PM
Sorry G-man the jury is out on this one  ::thinking:: ::thinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on May 29, 2010, 12:11:18 AM
What else can I say? Not only do I look good wearing a dress, I also look good dancing in one! >:D >:D


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs144.snc3/17173_247742232692_504982692_3810830_4092026_n.jpg
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on May 29, 2010, 05:54:15 AM
Good Pictures, Oddy. Although I still think I look better in a kilt.  ::) ::) ;) ;)

Lets see the proof then....

I'll even join in, and no doubt blow ya both out the water  ::whistle:: ::whistle::

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/General%20Other/kilt.jpg)

Is that your dad standing right in the middle, G-Man? ??

He looks almost like you......
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on May 29, 2010, 07:00:00 AM
Is that your dad standing right in the middle, G-Man? ??
He looks almost like you......

Nope---but I agree he does look like me.....this was way back in 1989 when I married Kris, on the right, mother of my daughter---we are still best friends though no longer married...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 29, 2010, 03:22:15 PM
Hahahaha. Robin Williams said that scotts are so drunk they can wear a skirt and not care!  ::rofl:: I rather think it's bravery, like Prince John says in Mel Brook's Robin Hood movie: Let's face it. You've gotta be a man to wear tights! You don't take no shyte from nobody! My dad also said that scottish soldiers in the old days just marched steadily against the enemy with their bagpipes playing like they had no fear, and that scared the enemy.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: madpilot44 on May 30, 2010, 07:28:54 AM
Long time no posting, so here's an update of what I've been busy with.

Took a trip to the Bahamas, dang if it ain't a pretty place...
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs486.snc3/26612_379043466266_622521266_3872991_6259767_n.jpg)
Did some reading
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs506.snc3/26612_380403471266_622521266_3906900_4069864_n.jpg)
Looked at some fish
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs506.snc3/26612_380403521266_622521266_3906909_4240074_n.jpg)
Even managed to put on a wetsuit (I swear I wasn't flying this one!)
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs085.snc3/15291_391349866266_622521266_4172552_4393242_n.jpg)

After that, I worked on optimizing some special type of winglet for the KC-135 called a rakelet, which makes the plane more effective than a normal winglet
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs105.snc3/15291_390741036266_622521266_4161099_6687313_n.jpg)
A close-up (normal KC-135 wingtip, winglet, raked wingtip, and rakelet)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs343.ash1/29303_391625401266_622521266_4180231_2460476_n.jpg)

And then, I managed to go to the Air Force museum in Ohio
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs559.ash1/32553_395491206266_622521266_4257094_2621812_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs619.snc3/32553_395497866266_622521266_4257143_2222685_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs619.snc3/32553_395491176266_622521266_4257090_677163_n.jpg)
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs659.snc3/32553_395491236266_622521266_4257097_2605077_n.jpg)

Sorry for the big pics, I don't know how to size them down
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 30, 2010, 07:34:33 AM
Madpilot:  Dude!  Those pics are awesome!!!   |:)\ ::bow:: |:)\ ::bow:: |:)\ ::bow:: |:)\ ::bow::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 30, 2010, 08:23:00 PM
Cool pictures indeed! 8) Is that the Predator (or whatever it's called) above the F-22 (or is that YF-22?)?

And I learned a new word, one that barely gives 3 results on google: Rakelet 8)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on May 30, 2010, 09:55:24 PM
Whoops, wrong name (thanks for the PM Oddy!), the other plane I was asking for is what you can see a wing-tip of in the top right of the frame, and after a quick search I can see I was thinking about the "Bird of Prey".
http://www.nextcraft.com/media/aviation_technology/military_nasa/boeing_bop_00.jpg

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: madpilot44 on May 30, 2010, 10:22:26 PM
Yep, that's the Boeing Bird of Prey. The Predator (actually the Reaper) was on the other side, next to the Global Hawk. Huge planes.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs559.ash1/32553_395509551266_622521266_4257342_2254166_n.jpg)

And I'm surprised you found anything about the rakelet. We couldn't. Apparently, no one had experimented on it yet. We called it Rakelet because it's short for Raked Winglet.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on June 02, 2010, 07:47:27 PM
A couple pics my buddy took when I landed and took off from Jackson Hole, Wy. 
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 06, 2010, 10:06:41 AM
Heres a few photos from the Heart of Scotland airshow at Perth Airport (EGPT) I went to yesterday:
A DH Dragon Rapide that was giving pleasure flights
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0724.jpg)
A Short Bros. Tucano Mk1.
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0731.jpg)
Auster
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0732.jpg)
A S.A 80 Twisty (based on the Spitfire, really looks like a Mk9)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0738.jpg)
Avro Anson (it was based at Perth for a while)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0750.jpg)
DHc Chipmunk of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (think this one was used as a spy plane in Berlin)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0766.jpg)
Supermarine Spitfire Mk26 (80% scale version just for our Ozzie friends)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0769.jpg)
THEY ARE BREEDING!!! here's another in Desert Air Force colours
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0771.jpg)



Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 06, 2010, 10:23:34 AM
Here's a few for our rotary wing members:
A Veitnam veteran Bell UH-1
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0822.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0772.jpg)
A Hughes 500E
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0775.jpg)
A Eurofighter Typhoon
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0779.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0785.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 06, 2010, 10:26:47 AM
And to finish off photos of some planes I have never seen before  :P ::whistle::
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0790.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0791.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0805.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0806.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0837.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0845.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0848.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0846.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 06, 2010, 10:58:59 PM
Great pictures Chuckar and Oddball, really wish I could be there in real life  8) |:)\

Chuckar: Is that airport next to a cliff and with the world's most weird traffic-pattern (altitude under the airport height) or was the third picture taken at a different location :D

Oddball: Ah, Dragon Rapide, the replacement for the KZ IV for Falck-Zonen here in DK before the helicopters arrived to help islanders. I think there is one at the Helsingør Technical Museum, next to where the Catalina used to be (it was moved to Stauning this winter).
What's a Twisty and how is it based on a Spitfire? I think there was an american GA plane based on a Mustang as well but not sure if it's in the same way.

Btw, semi on-topic: how many aircraft from WWII and older are still in flying condition today?

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on June 07, 2010, 01:07:58 AM
Chuckar: Is that airport next to a cliff and with the world's most weird traffic-pattern (altitude under the airport height) or was the third picture taken at a different location :D

Hey Frank, those pics were taken in jackson hole, wy.  The airport is in the valley by grand teton national park.  Pretty mountainous terrain.  The first two my buddy was on the ground.  Third one was him in his plane about 500 ft above and to the right of me.  So no cliffs just lots of terrain and some formation flying.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 07, 2010, 08:41:06 AM
Frank if you look up S.A 80 Twisty it has the same wing and tail as a Spitfire Mk 9.  The makers based the design around it and it is fully aerobatic on a 80 HP engine.

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 07, 2010, 05:52:01 PM
Chuckar: Hehe, I kind-of figured that, I just had to take the chance to make a funny comment. Still, the plane and scenery look great 8)

Oddball:  Ah I see. I guess there are still aircraft out there I haven't seen yet :)

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 23, 2010, 12:30:52 PM
Oh man, I could just cry. I just had the wildest photo-op in years served up right in front of my window and I didn't have free memory on my camera!! It was a sister of Jane flying at low altitude almost right over this house carrying a giant inflatable hectagonal ring with a mesh on it! I've never seen a heli-lift in real life before and I missed it  :'(

Edit: I cleaned out my mobilephone memory and hoped it would return and guess what, it must've been a certain pilot we all know that was flying it because it returned, and then turned again as I took a snapshot (Mike, having you been letting Chuck give you navigation-advice? :D).
Ok seriously, after looking again and seeing/hearing it fly back and fourth in strange patterns then it's clear it must be some kind of sensor-equipment, possibly magnetic? Btw, at a time where I couldn't hear the rotorblades cut into the air then I did hear a medium-pitch whine, could that be the exhaust-sound from the turbine-engine that could be heard thrue the trees while the rotorblade chop was muffled? It's not a good picture but it's the best my Nokia 6131 can do (the picture is cropped a bit).

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on June 23, 2010, 02:04:30 PM
Frank...

Seriously, you are risking your life taking these pics....Listen to me...You NEED to RUN and HIDE or ONLY come out if you are protected:

(http://drbobbs.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/tin-foil-hat-3.jpg)
 ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 23, 2010, 02:16:37 PM
HAHAHAHA, I'm laughing out loud as I'm typing this! Oh thanks for the laugh, that was so great, I knew I could count on you! I totally didn't think of mind-control! I guess it's those big cut-backs so they can't afford to send up satellites anymore for the thought-rays  ::rofl:: ::bow::

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 27, 2010, 04:34:47 PM
Seriously though, any idea what that thing under the helicopter really was?

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on June 27, 2010, 04:49:46 PM
Seriously though, any idea what that thing under the helicopter really was?

Frank

Although it does not look like your typical magnetometer, it would be my guess that it has something to do with geological survey of some sort....

Here is a typical magnetometer:
(http://www.netl.doe.gov/newsroom/netlog/oct2008/Images/pic_029.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 27, 2010, 06:15:22 PM
It's net to catch really really BIG Butterflies  ;) ::silly:: :P
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on June 27, 2010, 06:20:43 PM
About a month ago I went to the GADNA week. GADNA is an acronym for "Hebrew Teen Battalions". It's basically a week in the army where they teach you and show you how it's like in the army. We slept in tents, took times and shot guns, and had a really great time!

Us hanging out in the tent
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs299.snc3/28621_1414593400619_1106093824_31204792_3170157_n.jpg)

Passing the time before the shooting range
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs319.snc3/28621_1415297138212_1106093824_31206629_6200476_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs299.snc3/28621_1414615121162_1106093824_31204865_3418144_n.jpg)

And this is probably is one of my favourite pictures
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs299.snc3/28621_1414610481046_1106093824_31204854_1682220_n.jpg)

This one is from an old field trip I had with my school, it's the leader of a low-flying pair of F-15s... the other one was MUCH lower. I tell you that-you haven't experienced a low-pass until you could feel the heat of the plane's engine!
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i158/nty-kun/DSCF0615.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on June 28, 2010, 07:57:57 AM
cool pics, man!

I can't help but notice how long all your guys's hair is. Having been in the real army I have a feeling it might come off soon.....  ;) ;D

Also, you have to teach me how to get the captions right underneath the picture. Never was able to figure that one out......
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on June 28, 2010, 02:42:22 PM
Yeah... mine will come off in the next two months,before getting back to school.
And what do you mean about the captions? I don't see any captions under my pictures...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: The_Muppet on June 28, 2010, 10:40:15 PM
...
Also, you have to teach me how to get the captions right underneath the picture. Never was able to figure that one out......
The trick is to host your photos offsite like on flickr, imageshack, etc. (For instance, 4X-NTY's images are hosted at "sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net" - you could even use your own chickenwings servers)... and then embed them here using img tags like this...
Code: [Select]
[img]http://photohost.com/url/of/image.jpg[/img]
Then you can place text above and below an image vs. just attaching 'em which always puts 'em at the bottom...   
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 29, 2010, 05:42:44 PM
...
Also, you have to teach me how to get the captions right underneath the picture. Never was able to figure that one out......
The trick is to host your photos offsite like on flickr, imageshack, etc. (For instance, 4X-NTY's images are hosted at "sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net" - you could even use your own chickenwings servers)... and then embed them here using img tags like this...
Code: [Select]
[img]http://photohost.com/url/of/image.jpg[/img]
Then you can place text above and below an image vs. just attaching 'em which always puts 'em at the bottom...   

That's way too complicated for this old Rooster!   ::knockedout::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 29, 2010, 06:05:53 PM
In other words save them in a place like Photobucket import the image from there press the enter button and enter your text underneath, or just leave it above the photo of you want.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Busdriver on June 29, 2010, 10:54:08 PM
A few pictures of my life from the past two years, the first one shows me, altough sitting in a plane I can't fly  ::wave::

Me in an RJ-cockpit
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC00129.jpg)

Ferryflight
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC00152.jpg)

Visual approach in Kittilä, Finland
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC00633.jpg)

Life's good sometimes :-) (Over Austria)
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC01019.jpg)

Aletschgletscher, famous glacier in Switzerland
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC01095.jpg)

Atmosphere
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC01302.jpg)

The ferry almost all of us want to take  ::whistle::
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC01399.jpg)

Early morning in LHR
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC01429.jpg)

Teaching how to make Latte Macciato, so I'll get one the next time  ::rofl::
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC01486.jpg)

Shortly after sunrise
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/DSC01544.jpg)

Spring somewhere over Europe
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/P1000018.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on June 30, 2010, 03:23:15 PM
Nice pics.

With the tempo Airbus usage is increasing in Slovakia (and specifically on KSC), I am finding my way to kind of like the beast. (we lost the only Boeing on regulars from PRG, and, of course, lost all the Sky Europe regulars, and number of bus on charter business ex-Slovakia went from 0 prior to 2007 and in 2008, through 1 in 2007, 2 in 2009 to 3 this year). Still, I will stay in my heart the Tupolev guy, or so I hope.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on July 27, 2010, 04:29:48 PM
Here's one you don't see everyday.  This is a Pilatus PC-12NG fitted with a 5-blade composite prop!  It is apparently made by a company called Finnoff.  They claim a 15% reduction in takeoff roll and a 15% increase in climb performance with no penalty in cruise speed.  I'm not sure about those claims, but I can attest that it is very smooth in the cockpit and a good deal less noisy compared to the 4-blade Hamilton Standard.  It is also one heck of an attention getter on the ramp!

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on July 27, 2010, 04:56:20 PM
It is also one heck of an attention getter on the ramp!

 ::thinking:: hmmmm..... must be a stuck-wing thing . . . .
....would have never caught my attention to be honest.  ::sick::


 ;D ::whistle:: ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on July 27, 2010, 06:48:36 PM
ooooooohhhhhhhh thats purdy R/C. Do you think they will go to a multi blade fan type prop?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on August 01, 2010, 11:39:29 AM
Hiya guys!  I've been back from Afghanistan for about 3 months and realised I'd forgotten to upload some pics...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on August 01, 2010, 11:40:22 AM
..and finally, my one man war on bringing back nose art!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on August 01, 2010, 11:46:59 AM
Awesome pics skid!
In the third picture,it kinda looks like a detonator,what is that?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Ragwing on August 01, 2010, 10:26:27 PM
Awesome pics skid!
In the third picture,it kinda looks like a detonator,what is that?
Standard shell connector.  You connect it to these type of connectors
(http://www.hpfriedrichs.com/images-rr/tr-vp-13/connectors.jpg)
(http://www.hpfriedrichs.com/images-rr/tr-vp-13/shell.jpg)

Note the insulation failure on the wire that shorted out the circuit.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on August 03, 2010, 10:33:31 AM
Note the insulation failure on the wire that shorted out the circuit.

Indeed it did.  The connector in question goes to the AH-1W's combining gearbox oil pressure transmitter.  The vibration of the bird caused the inner conductor (which carries the signal) to repeatedly contact the outer shielding (keeps outside electrical signals from messing up the signals on the inner conductor) and made the combing gearbox oil pressure gauge jump all over the place.  I took that pic as a reference to grab a replacement pin (wire splices are not authorized that close to a connector, so we just trim back to the damaged section and replace the pin.)  30 minutes of trimming and soldering later, the gauge now behaves like a saint. Welcome to my world...

P.S. I'll try to dig up some more pics.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on August 11, 2010, 03:42:34 PM
One of many pictures from this years Flying Legends at IWM Duxford.  Me doing a tower jump with the Parachute Regiment:

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/38831_417736981921_732556921_5334242_8311840_n.jpg)

Do you think i'll be able to get into Smoke Jumper's school after that?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on August 29, 2010, 10:43:37 PM
A couple of photos I got sent through the post of my trip to Russia.  Both photos are in the Cemetry in Archangel:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/img003.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/img002.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on September 20, 2010, 04:15:52 PM
Just seeing if this video works. Its meant to be a line up of Spitfires from this years Flying Legends at IWM Duxford.

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/th_IMGP1015.jpg) (http://s600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/?action=view&current=IMGP1015.mp4)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on September 20, 2010, 08:55:49 PM
 ::wave:: The link to the actual file works...Nice vid cobba
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: YawningMan on September 27, 2010, 08:11:38 PM
Hey, Skid Kid! Those cannon plugs are familiar to me. I worked on F/A 18s in MALS 11 for awhile. We did some work on the cables sometimes.

Sadly, I never went to the sandbox. They kept goading us on, but my EAS came up. I was disabled, so I decided to leave. Two months after I was discharged, I hear about Fallujah in the news. Took me a couple of years to get over that guilt.

Now, my time in service just seems like memories in someone else's scrapbook.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on October 03, 2010, 10:59:57 PM
Getting back to my models. My recently completed 1/32 scale MK 1 "SPITTIE" in Tucks colours.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on October 04, 2010, 12:46:02 AM
Getting back to my models. My recently completed 1/32 scale MK 1 "SPITTIE" in Tucks colours.

 |:)\ Nice one Gilly!!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on October 04, 2010, 09:35:18 PM
Getting back to my models. My recently completed 1/32 scale MK 1 "SPITTIE" in Tucks colours.

 |:)\ Nice one Gilly!!!

Thanks Dingo.  :) :)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on October 04, 2010, 09:38:19 PM
nice job chief, should get my BBMF kit (including DC-3) built.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: YawningMan on October 05, 2010, 01:32:06 AM
I have a BF-262, V-tail Bonanza, and I think a Viking (S-3) model laying around somewhere I need to get to. There may be more. I don't know for certain.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on October 05, 2010, 06:23:42 AM
Cool setup Gilligan!  8) |:)\ 1/32, not bad, but Stauning Air Museum in DK just got a 1/1 Spit model as the prince came over to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Royal Danish Air Force (a few weeks ago the Royal Danish Navy celebrated it's 500th anniversary). It's a english-built high-detail glasfiber model custom-made for the musuem: http://www.flymuseum.dk/nyhedsarkiv/337-replika-af-spitfire-opstillet.html

Speaking of models, I'd love a 1/48 Greyhound but sadly the closts thing is a 1/48 Hawkeye :(

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on October 05, 2010, 12:04:32 PM
be real easy to convert Frank, cut off the Radome or not fit it, sand it down if needed and get some model filler had to do that for some Warhammer 40K tanks I've been building and Oddifying.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on October 05, 2010, 01:15:32 PM
Uhm, no it wouldn't, the whole main fuselage is different and the tail-plane is at least mounted differently and some other details.
Look here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:C-2A_E-2C_DN-SD-07-09196.JPEG

On another note closer to the topic then I'll soon post pictures of my home when I get the fantastic helicopter posters from Ragwing hung up properly.

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on October 05, 2010, 01:31:50 PM
hmmm aye youre right Frank forget what I said  ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on October 06, 2010, 12:02:43 PM
Hey, Skid Kid! Those cannon plugs are familiar to me. I worked on F/A 18s in MALS 11 for awhile. We did some work on the cables sometimes.

Sadly, I never went to the sandbox. They kept goading us on, but my EAS came up. I was disabled, so I decided to leave. Two months after I was discharged, I hear about Fallujah in the news. Took me a couple of years to get over that guilt.

Now, my time in service just seems like memories in someone else's scrapbook.
Did some work with MALS 11 in Iraq and Afghan, they're good at keepin the support going!  Missed out on Fallujah myself, (my squadron flew CAS during) but got on the next deployment. 2 pumps to Iraq and 1 to Afghan ain't fun.  Not only did we have to deal with the Afghan winter last time out, but we took the UH-1Y on it's first combat hop!  Man they need to come out with a civilian version of this bird, its a beast!  We also became the first "gun" (not training) squadron to take on the AH-1Z!  Once I get some worthwhile pics I toss em up here.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Busdriver on October 06, 2010, 09:15:17 PM
Slept in Moscow last night and bought some Vodka today, they have quite a selection over there:

(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/Vodka.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: vldflight on October 07, 2010, 04:28:27 PM
 ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow:: ::bow::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: FlyboyGil on October 08, 2010, 12:25:02 AM
Cool setup Gilligan!  8) |:)\ 1/32, not bad, but Stauning Air Museum in DK just got a 1/1 Spit model as the prince came over to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Royal Danish Air Force (a few weeks ago the Royal Danish Navy celebrated it's 500th anniversary). It's a english-built high-detail glasfiber model custom-made for the musuem: http://www.flymuseum.dk/nyhedsarkiv/337-replika-af-spitfire-opstillet.html

Speaking of models, I'd love a 1/48 Greyhound but sadly the closts thing is a 1/48 Hawkeye :(

Frank

Much better than putting real Spitties on public display like that. Those planes are getting up there. Time to put them inside if not being flown.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on November 19, 2010, 03:42:49 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/5131486047_d183e268ae.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on November 19, 2010, 05:41:19 PM
can you get some one to move the pick up? its blocking the view of the DC-3  ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on November 29, 2010, 03:35:27 PM
Some photos I took while I was out on my skis on a mini tour from my front door this afternoon:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0008.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0009.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0010.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0011.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0012.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0013.jpg)

And a couple I took from my window one from Sunday morning and one just now:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0007.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0014.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: YawningMan on December 01, 2010, 05:23:42 AM
You can tell someone is really proud of their Chevy pickup. I became a fan of Ford when I bought my Ranger, but I always appreciate people who appreciate their rides. I wish I had kept my Ranger better looking. It's a mess now, but at least it still runs well. I'd take it from one coast to the other and back again without any worries.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on February 07, 2011, 01:54:10 PM
Last week-end I went to assortments to a service year in Eyn Gedi reservation, service year is a year of pre-military volunteering in some place.
30 people signed up to the assortments, 10 said they'll come but only six did, and they only accept three people, so the odds are good.
Eyn Gedi is located right next to the Dead Sea,the lowest place in the world, and Eyn Gedi is just a few miles north to the lowest airfield in the world-mezada (LLMZ), standing tall at -1265 feet MSL.
In the service year we serve as a young ranger in the reservations, the only differences between a ranger and a young ranger is that the young ranger can't arrest and investigate someone and can't give a fine ourselves  for whoever smokes or eats inside the reservation, other than that it's the same.
The ranger's job in the reservations is to make sure nobody goes anywhere forbidden,that nobody eats or smokes and litter, it may not sounds like a hard job, but mind you that it's a desert, reaching 50C in the shade in the summer, but there is no shade, and Israelis tends to not follow the law and ignore the rangers. The rangers are also responsible for checking the eagles that nests in Eyn Gedi and once in a while treat them with a nice dead cow.

Night falls on Eyn Gedi, waiting for the food in the Poyke to get ready.
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs048.snc6/167878_10150097714529791_530599790_5961915_1821057_n.jpg)

Yonathan, the ranger that made the food for us got bored and decided to show us what should you do when you encounter a disobedient person, or an animal.
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs050.snc6/168014_10150097718429791_530599790_5962053_218914_n.jpg)

After the meal we went back the field school, where the young ranger's apartment is, we slept in a separate apartment, and decided to go for a walk, see where we are possibly going to live next year, and we stumbled upon a group of teenage Jews from all around the world that came for a year long trip in Israel.
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs911.ash1/181902_10150097719699791_530599790_5962096_4404716_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs893.ash1/180178_10150097720174791_530599790_5962109_5685154_n.jpg)

The day after, we woke up at 7:45, leaving for a five and a half kilometers long trip that took us about six or seven hours.
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs244.snc6/179222_10150097720369791_530599790_5962117_7114740_n.jpg)

Eyn Gedi field school from above.
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs073.snc6/168306_10150097724189791_530599790_5962195_4900554_n.jpg)

Stopping for a breakfast in Tzafit track, the only track in the reservation where smoking and eating is allowed, we encountered those birds called Tristam's Straling, and they have absolutely no fear, they just sat there looking at us hoping that we would give them a piece of bread, so I could get this shot without any zoom, I think that this is one of my best shots ever.
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs790.ash1/168046_10150097722274791_530599790_5962167_7684287_n.jpg)

David's Waterfall, by the way- all of the water in the reservation are drink worthy and rich of mineral and tastes GREAT!
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs787.ash1/167715_10150097726404791_530599790_5962230_4309997_n.jpg)

After a long walk, it's time to chill out!
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181877_10150097727539791_530599790_5962267_5842141_n.jpg)

I have more photos, but since I started using film again, I still need to develop it...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on March 28, 2011, 07:13:49 PM
Contrails over Poland, how does this happen?

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197108_10150134552454791_530599790_6317905_646928_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 30, 2011, 02:26:40 AM
HA HA! Looks like when your grandpa makes those puffs with a cigar. . . .

but to answer your question:  . . . .uhm . . uh . . . uh-oh..... dunno, turns out I can't answer your question.  ::knockedout:: sorry
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Lt.Fubar on March 30, 2011, 12:31:23 PM
(http://www.iasa-intl.com/folders/the068event/587crows-1_files/crowinstab-1.jpg)

Either that, or it was Aurora spy plane contrails  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: 4X-NTY on March 30, 2011, 01:29:04 PM
Yep, this diagram is exactly what I saw! thanks!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on May 15, 2011, 08:55:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRN_VB8I4bU
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on May 16, 2011, 09:21:40 AM
Whoops!  A little bit of a balloon effect on your flare.  Nice recovery from it.   |:)\

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on May 31, 2011, 03:15:20 PM
Photos of my recent project a Scottish Aviation Bulldog TMk 1a:

Before:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0001-1.jpg)

And

After:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 01, 2011, 08:18:41 AM
Photos of my recent project a Scottish Aviation Bulldog TMk 1a:
[/quote]

Ouch!  Reminds me of my R/C days.   ::banghead::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on June 01, 2011, 08:25:28 AM
Here's my latest video.  This landing and taking off again from Goldking.  It's an old airforce runway that's maintained by a small group of miners and homesteaders out in the area now.  And yes, it's uphill after the first 500' or so.  I intended to land a bit long to avoid a long taxi on the rough gravel, but was about 1/2 second from going around when it finally settled in.  I'm still coming to grips with the glide ratio on the Challenger.  I even did a little ridge soaring with it just before the landing, not much, but managed to maintain altituded for a few minutes with the engine idled.  Anyway, since I only cruise at 60mph and only a 2 hour range, this strip was a necessary stop to drain my bladder and transfer a can of fuel into the tank to get me home after exploring the north edge of the Alaska range for a bit.  Also note the smoke haze.  There are a couple fires burning about 40 miles west of here.

Phil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31XrTx2n-4o&feature=channel_video_title
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on June 01, 2011, 05:24:04 PM
Photos of my recent project a Scottish Aviation Bulldog TMk 1a:

Before:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0001-1.jpg)

And

After:
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/IMGP0002-1.jpg)

what happened??

 ::eek::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 01, 2011, 09:47:54 PM
I bought it second hand from some one in the club I'm with,  got it home and found out that ALL of the hinges where glued in wrong and the controls where stiff  with no movement so ended up replacing them all with new ones.  but with me I reckon it had way too much movement on the controls, it rolled right corrected with left aileron but it was too low after take off and ended up over correcting, the left tip caught the grass and ended up doing two cart wheels down the field leaving a trail of parts behind it.  At least it flew and went out in style...................it was one of the best crashes with a model I've ever had  ::bow:: ::bow:: |:)\ *sniff*
At least the engine survived and it lives on in a Glen's model Cap 232 will post photos of it soon.

The before photo was taken on a Friday night and the after was taken on Saturday afternoon.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on June 02, 2011, 12:05:59 AM
The before photo was taken on a Friday night and the after was taken on Saturday afternoon.

I suspect therein lies the problem---How many "wee drams" did one have on Friday night....?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on June 02, 2011, 06:40:55 AM
not saying  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on June 05, 2011, 08:43:39 PM
Whoops!  A little bit of a balloon effect on your flare.  Nice recovery from it.   |:)\

RC

Ah, ya noticed that...  :P

Also, you can tell when I applied full power on takeoff. It's when the camera fell off the glareshield. Whups.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 07, 2011, 11:48:24 AM
Aww, poor puppy :( Technically though it's still a good landing (you can walk away from it :D).

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on June 07, 2011, 06:45:28 PM
Whoops!  A little bit of a balloon effect on your flare.  Nice recovery from it.   |:)\

RC

Ah, ya noticed that...  :P

Also, you can tell when I applied full power on takeoff. It's when the camera fell off the glareshield. Whups.

yeah you can really feel those G-forces and the power of the roaring O-320 in those C-172's . . .  heh heh (jk)   ;D ;)

looked like a nice landing to me though....btw
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: madpilot44 on June 10, 2011, 03:12:28 AM
So, its time for an update. I've been around the block some since I last posted anything. lets see... last semester I got to fly and solo on a T-52 (USAF Diamond DA-40), so I can add that to my list of planes flown.
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/59864_435738696266_622521266_5216924_4618870_n.jpg)

I also had my name on a plane!
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/36360_410600816266_622521266_4627388_3581121_n.jpg)

Then I started my last semester of undergrad stuff by briefing my research on a regional competition and got second place
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/218156_10150154845866267_622521266_6751832_299987_n.jpg)

And then I got some other trips, got to go to the Navy International Ball at Annapolis
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216120_10150160748181267_622521266_6801105_3386228_n.jpg)

and then I went to Wright Patterson AFB to brief some more guys and stop by the USAF museum
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/247806_10150210253881267_622521266_7226093_603128_n.jpg)

And then, finally, a month ago, I got to graduate as an officer
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/248796_10150194228766267_622521266_7105619_2542853_n.jpg)

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/249943_10150619246540394_823885393_18829906_4477447_n.jpg)

and of course, I had to celebrate
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/226839_10150182989946267_622521266_7002939_6108127_n.jpg)

So now I have a bit more time for a while, since I show up next week at the Guatemalan Air Force where I get to "learn" how to be an officer all over again for the third time, and I'll be at the Guatemalan military academy for 6 months while I do this (without getting paid for those 6 months mind you), and then hopefully learn how to be a military pilot while I try to get my civilian ticket and fly on the weekends as much as I can on my savings... all in all, life's about to get interesting, but hopefully it won't be as hectic as the undergrad student's life I just finished...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: spacer on June 11, 2011, 08:55:10 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5069194924_d50a1be2d2_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on June 12, 2011, 01:05:37 AM
Hey wow madpilot!  Congrats on your graduation and commission!  ^5555555's all around!   |:)\ ::bow::

...and yes, that is cause for a celebration!   ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::

Good luck in your ventures as an officer in the Guatemala Air Force.  If my travels ever take me there, I'll be certain to look you up.  That isn't necessarily a long shot either.  Last year I went to Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia.  Who knows where I'll go next?   ???

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: cotejy on June 13, 2011, 02:42:00 AM
A few pictures from last weekend. Bagotville (Québec, Canada) air show. When we were traveling back, my wife told me: "next year, we have to go to Oshkosh"  ;D

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254553_10150194763967115_685802114_7210467_3498032_n.jpg)

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/247069_10150194764837115_685802114_7210489_8359424_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254281_10150194765907115_685802114_7210520_8349685_n.jpg)

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/260056_10150194765967115_685802114_7210522_735403_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/249559_10150194765372115_685802114_7210503_5887905_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Busdriver on June 16, 2011, 08:47:56 AM
Just have been eye to eye with a monster:
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/P1000686.jpg)

But then it chickened out:
(http://www.bitsandbytes.ch/data/cw/P1000687.jpg) 
:) ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Frank N. O. on June 16, 2011, 02:38:25 PM
Congrats Madpilot! Cool picture with the Gray Ghost! |:)\ I wish I could see one of the YF-23s in person myself. Coolest sci-fi looking plane this side of a Blackbird.

spacer, cotejy, Busdriver: Cool pictures!

Frank
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on June 16, 2011, 04:57:48 PM
AWESOME, Busdriver!

Imagine me in my little CW Cessna (we started calling her the "Chickenhawk) coming nose to nose with this monster ? ? ?

At least you're kinda sitting on a balcony !   ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on July 30, 2011, 10:58:06 PM
This one is for you Mike and all of you other F4U fans out there. This was taken at this years Flying Legends at IWM Duxford on the Saturday.  Sorry about some of the quality more vids and photos to follow.

(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n639/IJD32/Flying%20Legends%202011%20Sat/th_IMGP0300.jpg) (http://s1143.photobucket.com/albums/n639/IJD32/Flying%20Legends%202011%20Sat/?action=view&current=IMGP0300.mp4)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on August 03, 2011, 10:01:28 AM
Photo albums for East Kirkby and "Just Jane" a Lancaster in taxi condition and photos from this years Flying Legends.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150260847916693.324283.756636692

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150260709301693.324221.756636692&type=1

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150260768801693.324248.756636692&type=1
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on October 09, 2011, 11:23:39 PM
AWESOME, Busdriver!

Imagine me in my little CW Cessna (we started calling her the "Chickenhawk) coming nose to nose with this monster ? ? ?


Sounds like a comic idea to me.  :D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on October 09, 2011, 11:29:11 PM
How about one through the Video Camera.  Go to full screen and you can see the Moose cow and calf in the pond.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W35U7Xxd7Lw
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on October 10, 2011, 12:23:59 AM
nice!

those are best observed from the air I found as they were NOT IMPRESSED by my helicopter . . . .   ;)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on October 10, 2011, 01:43:51 AM
The wildlife here are so used to hearing snowmachines and outboard motors that they don't even look up as my little 2 stroke goes over.

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: CharlieAt on March 28, 2012, 08:05:52 PM
seeing as this thread definitely needs a bump, what I did on the weekend, fell out of a balloon :-)

(http://public.s3.charlie.at/2012/2012-cw/20120317-00024-balloonjump-kw010.jpg)

regards
  charlie
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on March 29, 2012, 02:27:13 AM
Nice!  How the heck did you support the camera though?

Here's a short clip of me playing in the snow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJw672dmvZA

And one from this fall with soundtrack!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps89ZjcwsXY
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: CharlieAt on March 29, 2012, 05:42:21 AM
Hi Phil,

you have the most amazing landing-strip that I can imagine! That must be great having a plane in your backyard and the airstrip directly behind. I have already watched a load of your videos, incredible!!

camera stabilization is reasonably easy, put the cameras on a helmet :-)
(http://public.s3.charlie.at/2012/2012-cw/iphone-144.jpg)
I just need to keep my head upright, and remember to press the (waterproof) micro-switch, visible at the front, with my tongue every time I want a photo. That was the setup I had for night jumps, for the balloon-jump I did not have the two external flashes mounted on the helmet which makes it a lot lighter and easier to keep upright.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on March 29, 2012, 05:52:29 AM
Wow!  I though you were kidding about jumping out of a ballon.  I just couldn't figure how you'd mounted the camera under the basket like that without the mounting boom showing.   ::thinking:: ::rofl::

Glad you enjoyed my videos.  I just shot some more footage using the strut mount pointed at the skis.  I was out landing on a lake about 30 miles out in the middle of no where.  I'll upload as soon as I edit and find some appropriate music.   ::whistle:: ::drinking::

Phil

Edit:  Just uploaded the video.  Darn camera cut out after only 2 minutes of video!  Only got the first touch and go.  ::complaining: ::banghead::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on March 29, 2012, 03:25:59 PM
Hey phil,
    Quick question for you.  What camera are you using and what video editing software do you use.  I just got a contour camera that I'm going to mount inside the cockpit for leadplane missions, but don't think I can edit it down to few minute bursts for youtube.  Thanks and great videos.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: tundra_flier on March 30, 2012, 12:07:59 AM
Chuckar
Thanks.  I'm using a Drift HD170.  I chose it primarily because of the wireless remote to start and stop recording.  That alone saves a lot of editing time.  It also has a built in LCD screen for aiming, and a rotating sensor that makes leveling the shot easy.

For editing I just use Windows Movie Maker.  For the simple cut and splice work I do it's more than enough.

Here's what I cobbled together last night:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXITnV3WP-o

Phil
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on August 15, 2012, 10:48:51 PM
Should of put this in here a while back.  Warning: this is what happens when two members of Chikenwings meet up viewer discretion is advised, all those of a nervous disposition look away now!

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/Aircraft/IMGP1505.jpg)

Me and R/C meeting up in a hotel in Prestwick.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on August 16, 2012, 05:35:29 AM
LaFawnduh and Panaca Jane on the same fire....yet again....

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j35/helokat/Helo-general/296963_4382962781201_1123678368_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on August 16, 2012, 06:42:13 AM
Should of put this in here a while back.  Warning: this is what happens when two members of Chikenwings meet up viewer discretion is advised, all those of a nervous disposition look away now!

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/Oddballsco/Aircraft/IMGP1505.jpg)

Me and R/C meeting up in a hotel in Prestwick.

Whoops!  You beat me to it, Ian!  Hehe.

It was a fun, but way too short visit.  Maybe next time we can enjoy a pint.   ;) ::drinking::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on August 16, 2012, 10:55:27 AM
Yeah some more time and a pint would of been good here's to next time  ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on August 16, 2012, 04:34:51 PM
Yeah some more time and a pint would of been good here's to next time  ::drinking::

...Or three or four or five!  Hehe.   ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on August 16, 2012, 11:04:35 PM
I was driving back remember...........could never afford those prices lol
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on August 18, 2012, 04:38:35 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Found this handy can on my travels to the west
HAHAHAHAHAA
 ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on August 18, 2012, 06:58:04 AM
Classic Gibbo...... I may need to borrow that....   ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on August 18, 2012, 07:05:43 AM
the can is running low mate, so go easy on it  ;D ;D ::drinking::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on August 18, 2012, 04:45:18 PM
That's great! They would love to have a spray like that in LA where they hate helicopters.....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: gibbo_335 on August 18, 2012, 09:45:23 PM
 ::rofl:: They hate them in Charleville as well, which is where this one was  ::rofl::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: cotejy on October 22, 2012, 01:33:16 PM
Not really a picture from my life but my mother in law took this picture last week in Salluit Canada while she worked there. I taught it worth the share...

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 22, 2012, 02:32:58 PM
Awesome shot cotejy!   ::bow::  Man, that village is way the hell and gone from anywhere!

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: cotejy on October 22, 2012, 02:49:46 PM
RC, you don't know the worst, this village is inside the "dry zone". The trade of alcool is not allowed there.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on October 22, 2012, 03:22:34 PM
RC, you don't know the worst, this village is inside the "dry zone". The trade of alcool is not allowed there.

 ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::

I'm never going there!!!!!!!!!!!  Got ta have my  ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: G-man on October 23, 2012, 12:10:14 AM
Quote
this village is inside the "dry zone". The trade of alcool is not allowed there.

Spent some time in a "dry town" in Kentucky a while back---they allowed one restaurant to serve beer on a Friday night---it is the one and only time I have been "heckled" on my way into a restaurant....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on February 14, 2013, 10:39:13 AM
Haven't been around these parts in a while, so I brought a couple small peace offerings to try and excuse my absence...

...now if only I could remember where I hid my real camera from myself.   ::banghead::
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on February 14, 2013, 03:49:33 PM
Great shots, Skid!  Can you elaborate a bit on the subject of your pics?  The first one appears to be a Russian design, am I correct?  Which carrier were you on on the second shot, and what part of the world might you have been sailing through?

Thanks for sharing.

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on February 14, 2013, 09:40:04 PM
Can you elaborate a bit on the subject of your pics?

The things you forget to do after a night's work and a couple beers...

The first one is a Cambodian Mi-17 taxing a bit too low over one of our Hueys at Phnom Penh International Airport.  That reminds me to go threaten to break someone's legs since there are a couple Mi-26s and MiG-21s half a mile out of frame to the left that someone got close ups of...

The second one was taken in prison aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in Hong Kong harbor.

These are just quick shots a took with my phone camera, I really need to go find my real one...
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on February 14, 2013, 10:42:08 PM
Yes, you do!
Even those pics are great!

Those Mi-helos make a ton of downwash (ran into a few in Mexico).
I'm sure you guys weren't happy with that idiot.....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: YawningMan on March 16, 2013, 01:48:50 AM
Hey, I've been on the Bonhomme Richard! I didn't deploy, but when I was in A school in Pensacola, it docked there for a short while, and they let people board for tours. I was able to come on in civilian clothes, so I didn't have to do the whole flag/fag dance. I probably knew how to do it back then, though. Shoot, knowing my memory, I might very well have been in uniform and DID have to do it.

For that matter, I was on a gator freighter. Is that what the Bonhomme Richard is?

No, seriously. There's a statute of limitations on things I remember beyond ten years.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on March 17, 2013, 02:29:23 AM
I'm sure you guys weren't happy with that idiot.....

He's lucky no one was on the minigun at the time.

For that matter, I was on a gator freighter. Is that what the Bonhomme Richard is?

Yup, that's exactly what it is.

So, here are some "pics" from life on the flight deck.  I say "pics" because they're really screen captures from video I was shooting with my GoPro.
1 is the view from the starboard elevator, 80 ft or so above the water.
2 is from a replenishment at sea, I can't remember what type of helo that is in the upper left corner, but he's dropping pallets off.
3 is the starboard elevator again, this time lowered and with a Lawn Dart™  on it.
4 is a pair of Cobras and a CH-53 in the background waiting for clearance to launch.  You can tell they're ready because the chains have been removed and are on the deck in front of me.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on March 17, 2013, 02:41:21 AM
More life on the flight deck, same type of "pics" as previous post.

5 is a UH-1Y taking off, there are 2 CH-46s and a CH-53 ready to launch behind him and the empty spot to the right was vacated by another UH-1Y about 10 seconds prior.
6 is a Lawn Dart™ doing a FOD removal of the flight deck, otherwise known as a takeoff.  Either the engine eats the FOD or it gets blown into your face, usually the latter.
7 is another Lawn Dart™ doing an imitation of a dropped piano, otherwise known as landing.  The 2 AH-1Ws and single UH-1Y are waiting for takeoff clearance.
8 is the UH-1Y that is missing from pic #5.
Hope you enjoy!  Also, I really hate Lawn Darts™.
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 18, 2013, 02:19:26 AM
Cool!

Awesome pics! Love them!

 |:)\ |:)\
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Rooster Cruiser on March 18, 2013, 04:01:16 AM
Way cool stuff, Skid!  Brings back memories.  In another life I was a Snipe aboard a Perry Class Missile Frigate.  We had a Helo Pad on the fantail of the ship and two hangars for Helos but never had any stationed aboard when I served.  We did make use for the flight deck though.  During Flight Ops I was in the Tower cab above the Helo Deck to ensure my gear (the meatball) worked properly.  Nothing made me more nervous than looking at those whirling rotor blades right at my eye level just a few feet from my face!   ::eek::  I knew if a wheeled helo had brake failure and rolled forward on landing all three of us in the tower cab would be toast!

RC
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on March 18, 2013, 11:04:49 PM
Dang RC, at least I always had the option to run...

More? More!

Pics 1 and 2 are from the flight from prison the ship to Phnom Penh International, done low, fast, and in formation.  (We were -2, and -3 was never really in a good spot for photos like the lead bird was.)
Pics 3 and 4 are not from the flight of anyone around here in the front seat of an AH-1W from Basa Air Base in the Phillipines up in to the caldera of Mt. Pinatubo and back.  Where did these even come from... ::whistle::

Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on March 22, 2013, 02:55:41 AM
MORE!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Oddball on April 05, 2013, 11:12:34 AM
*sniff* I miss the Lawn Dart over here  :'(
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Skid Kid on September 17, 2013, 08:59:44 PM
I did something silly...
I enrolled in a flight school...
...for helicopters.
 ::rofl::
(You'll avoid Cedar City UT and the surrounding area if you know what's good for you...)
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on September 20, 2013, 12:44:43 AM
Welcome to the dark side, Skid Kid!!!   >:D

You'll see, it's a lot of fun!!
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on September 20, 2013, 12:49:57 AM
A little glimpse into my world.
My Crane as viewed from a CL-415 Super Scooper....
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Fabo on October 22, 2013, 12:56:33 PM
You are flying a Crane now, Mike?

Massive cool. Next step up would have to be a Mil-26, huh?
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: Mike on October 25, 2013, 08:13:32 PM
Yep. Flying Cranes now. They ARE massive and cool just like you said.  ;)

Not sure about stepping it up on even bigger helos, the crane is big enough for now ....
 ;D
Title: Re: Life Through Your Camera
Post by: chuckar101 on October 28, 2013, 09:59:21 PM