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Offline TheSoccerMom

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #525 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!!

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #526 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::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #527 on: May 28, 2007, 03:04:07 PM »
I think I want one..... ::rofl::

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #528 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?
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #529 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. 
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #530 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.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #531 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?  ;)
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #532 on: May 28, 2007, 06:18:07 PM »
Lockheed Neptunes came off carriers too....   :)

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« Reply #533 on: May 28, 2007, 06:21:43 PM »
You were just looking for an excuse to use that picture weren't you?   :D
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #534 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.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #535 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:



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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #536 on: May 28, 2007, 08:24:27 PM »
Once again, you've given us awsome pics mom :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #537 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?  ;)
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #538 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.  ;)

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #539 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!"
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