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posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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They travel 6 fighters to one or two tankers. Coming from the east they'll either fly two tankers per cell, or send a Hall tanker out to near the point of no return worn each cell.

The Pima museum does bus tours of the Boneyard. You don't get top see it all, but you get to see a lot.
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posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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Are you allowed off the bus at all on the tour?
I take it you've done the tour were there any moments where you corrected the guide?



posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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No, you stay on the bus the whole time. They stop to let you get a good look and pictures at various places.

No, they're pretty good. I saw several aircraft I've worked on though.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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Red Flag 17-3 will involve F-35As from the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin, and Bs from VMFA-211 at Yuma. This is the first time the two types have worked together on a large force complex exercise, and is why they make the third iteration US only every year.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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Cheers for that mate. I threw some pics up on imgur today from Duxford just a few as I'm shattered will add some more tomorrow. Had real trouble uploading images to ats tonight they upload but just don't appear for some reason. imgur

Taken on my phone btw hope they're ok.
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Crash at Duxford
I also had lefty about an hour before this crash landing so didn't witness it
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posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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If they're too big they won't show up in your library. I'll be on my laptop later and take a look.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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Ah that'll be why then thanks for that.



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 04:07 AM
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Weasel01, flight of 6 is about to land in the UK. They'll be flying out of there for the next couple weeks. Spangdahlem is closed for runway work, so they had to move over to operate.

Great pics. I love those old birds. I think Frenesi was the one that put down in the field.
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posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 05:08 AM
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Its total cloud cover here for me today unfortunately so won't see a lot.
Oh no she was my favourite bird that day as well as a another P51. She was absolutely perfect looking as well what a shame.
One the best sights was watching 9 spitfires fly in formation amazing sound from the merlins as well.
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posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 09:11 AM
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Also Zaph did you ever have anything to do with the B52 there or was it before your time. In one of the pics I posted of it the skin was all rippled from the cockpit to the wings also some rippling around where the wings meet the fuselage. Is this the cause of quite high speed stressful manoeuvres?



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 09:23 AM
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I only dealt with the Gs and Hs. All the B-52s have that. It's from when they did the low level stuff and beat them up. Hell a couple of the older aircraft (Bs, Cs, Ds) you could stand on their back and see where the airframe actually twisted.

My father had an early model used for pilot training, and when they'd do the untrimmed flight the students would get off hunched over rubbing their back. One day, the student looked at the instructor and said, "Sir? Do they ALL fly like that?"



posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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Did the see the Victor they're restoring that's a gorgeous looking plane.
The sheer size of the B52 was amazing and that wingspan is so much bigger than you think it'll be. It was nice seeing some of the other cold War birds as well.



posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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To add insult to injury, they had the P-51 on a flatbed to take it to get repaired, and ran the right wingtip into a light pole and almost pulled it off the trailer.



posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 02:52 PM
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You're going to make me cry in a minute



posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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www.bbc.com...

It was actual Miss Velma. But she's really beat up now. Heh.
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posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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I probably have some pics of miss velma as well will have a check! The P51 is my favourite plane from Ww2 so it's equally as upsetting.



posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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linky to B52 landing at duxford

www.youtube.com...

sorry cant embed properly



posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 04:25 PM
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Yeah I have at least two pics of her on the ground


There we go.
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posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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Yeah I saw that it's like Zaph said that drag chute works well.



posted on Jul, 11 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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We used to sit at the high speed turnoff, about 8500-9000 feet down, waiting to recover the drag chute. They'd land, pop the chute and stop around halfway down the runway and have to taxi down to us.



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