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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1155 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.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1156 on: November 16, 2008, 08:04:35 PM »
The Capitaine and the Douglas:

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« Reply #1157 on: November 16, 2008, 08:05:43 PM »
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« Reply #1158 on: November 16, 2008, 08:07:08 PM »
Another shot of the guys:

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1159 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??!?!!?"

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1160 on: November 16, 2008, 08:12:30 PM »
On approach with C.G.:

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1161 on: November 16, 2008, 09:18:45 PM »
Cool Pics Mom--I want to fly a DC-3..
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« Reply #1162 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:



This was a bird strike I had at night..perfect shot--right in the wire strike kit:





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:



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:







You may recognise this backdrop from Jurassic Park---where you first see the dinosaurs:



Why to NOT land in deep snow without "bear-paws" or snow skis:



When I flew the G-kid to school once for show and tell: ::whistle:: ::whistle::



April 15th, 1986..say no more:



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« Reply #1163 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::

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« Reply #1164 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::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1165 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::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1166 on: November 17, 2008, 06:13:50 PM »
You want Pictures---I got Pictures:

Do you think LaFawnduh will be jealous:



And one more Bird Strike I had in Hawaii:

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1167 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:
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« Reply #1168 on: December 14, 2008, 04:46:43 PM »
and some more:
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1169 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
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