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2016 Trip Report

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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

No, it looked pretty standard. It was an opportunity for them to TDY without going far, and practice their deployment plans. I have a couple pictures that you can see it in, sort of. They were across the ramp though so it's pretty small. It did have Senior Span/Senior Spur mounted.




posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:42 PM
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Great photos!

Looks like you had a nice trip!

I took a few of the AF Thunderbirds when they were in Colorado Springs practicing for the AF Academy graduation...I should really edit those and share them, lol.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Oh, got excited there for a second. Still awesom to see the U2s flying. Didnt you used to go out on the truck and help put the leg struts on the landing U2s or something? I remember you saying something about that. I could be thinking of somebody else. Well if true, wonder if seeing the U2s in action bring back memories for you?



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

I was out there when the pogos were attached on landing and dropped off on takeoff.

Sadly she didn't fly the day we were there. I think the winds were a little too much for her. It was windy as hell at times out there. And hell yes I miss it.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: lovebeck

The words "Oh my god" and "Holy crap" were used a lot.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Senior spur. Cool accessary. So those u2s were u2-r's?



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Also, was the u2 gig back from the hickam days or from working elsewhere?



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Hickam.

Both the R and S carry Senior Spur/Senior Span.



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Cool. Thanks man.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 11:58 AM
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meh thats nothing compared to the tech of the humanoids



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I was at 16-3 media day and on the way in from the runway they drove us by the DOE hangar where they had just brought the U2 out. Our escort stopped for a few minutes and let us watch, we couldn't take any pictures but she sure was beautiful.












posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: MAVERICKANDGOOSE

I'd love to get out there for media day, just to get on the ramp again. But at the same time, the off base spots can shoot anything we want and get some fun shots.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 01:26 AM
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Any updates to USAFs vetting of the 'other' photos?



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 05:31 AM
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This thread is really cool. Not an enthusiast per se but admire quality content when I see it. And the American West... my home.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: AussieNutter

I've sent them two messages through two different channels..no response yet. If I don't hear back by this Friday I'm dumping all of them here and it will include still photos and a video.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Hopefully you hear from them one way or another. They could still be trying to get a hold of the guy at the airforce who says yay or nay for these sorta things. Id wait it out or simply not upload them as a courtesy to the air force until you get a definite answer.

Curious to see what you got a pic of.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

There isn't anything too Earth shattering. Mostly some cool events and photos the AF might not want to be too public.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

The old "even though the public would have no idea that pod on the wing is classified...its still classified!" kinda thing?



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Pretty much yeah. A few odd things here, some informed speculation there kind of thing.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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Maverick,

Man i cant tell which is sexier the beige tri tone camo f16 or the grey tri tone camo f16.

Guys whats the verdict?



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