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quasi Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2012 11:12AM

Part of an aerobatic team at the airshow flying over the house.

fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2012 11:22AM

they have one of these at the Cavanaugh flight museum near my house that you can climb in and sit in the cockpit...pretty cool. Miig 17

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/03/2012 11:24AM by fossil_digger.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2012 05:26PM

That would be pretty cool. Were all the labels in Russian? I've been to a few aviation and space museums and got to sit some different cockpits. They are always so much fun. They are all pretty amazing even just to look at.

In the Navy I sat in a whole lot of A7 Corsair II cockpits. Not as a pilot but as a tech. I even got to sit in one in full tie-downs and crank the the throttle up to full military (110%) power during some engine/wiring/avionics vibration/stress testing. Fucking scarey power! It was nothing compared to a lot of other jets at the time, much less today.

fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2012 06:48PM

Cavanaugh has 2 of the 6 (i think) fully operational Corsairs in the country, and they are absolutely beautiful. eye popping
the Mig is pretty trashed out, but still cool to sit in.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2012 08:14PM

There's a B-29 on static display at the show. I'd love to get in that. Missed getting a photo of it in flight the other day, hoping I can get one when it leaves.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: March 24, 2012 11:38PM

memorial day they always have a Zero being chased by 2 P-40's and a tiger, then the zero blows out a plume of smoke and dives. thumbs
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: March 25, 2012 07:35AM

Not long after I moved here I was outside and heard a plane comin over and knew it waddn the usual Piper or Cessna from just the sound 'cause it was waay louder. I looked up to see what it was and lo and behold it was a friggin P-51 Mustang! I stood there and watched him till he flew outta sight since I've always really appreciated those awesome planes.

My B-in-law says there's a local contingent of the Confederate Air Force here locally and that this cat was one of 'em. The other day I saw another one of their guys flyin around in some type of WWII era cargo plane but I dunno what it was. It's awesome to see vintage birds like that boppin around in the local sky rock on