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« Reply #5525 on: December 02, 2023, 03:37:49 PM »
We traded a Lysander for the B-24.

So, one of Canada's better military hardware deals. ;D



I bet there were no politicians involved in that one. ;)
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« Reply #5526 on: December 03, 2023, 01:40:20 AM »
It's wear yellow to work day. CFB Comox 2010.

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« Reply #5527 on: December 03, 2023, 08:00:45 PM »
Sea Fury. Ormond Haydon Baillie passing tower in FB11 WH589. Taken from Duxford tower circa 1974, he flew this as a special request from Paul Bennett.
Credit Philip Dilley

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« Reply #5528 on: December 03, 2023, 08:04:44 PM »
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« Reply #5529 on: December 04, 2023, 01:29:00 AM »
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« Reply #5530 on: December 04, 2023, 01:18:36 PM »


Reminds me of the time on the range at Ft. Hunter Ligget in California. Only it was an F4D Phantomat Mach snot.

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« Reply #5531 on: December 06, 2023, 06:55:47 AM »
Stratolaunch @Stratolaunch

Welcome home to our newest addition to the air launch fleet, The Spirit of Mojave. The modified 747 was named by the Stratolaunch employees as a tribute to the passion of the Mojave aerospace community that has built and tested some of the world’s most unique aircraft. The Spirit of Mojave symbolizes expanded capability and reach to execute our hypersonic test mission. The aircraft spend a small amount of time on the ground to receive modifications for its new mission and is expected to be operational in the first half of 2024.


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« Reply #5532 on: December 06, 2023, 09:47:50 AM »
747’s are still cool after all this time.

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« Reply #5533 on: December 07, 2023, 03:02:21 AM »
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« Reply #5534 on: December 07, 2023, 03:07:42 AM »
Who says the RAAF doesn't operate in cold places...



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« Reply #5535 on: December 14, 2023, 02:05:44 AM »


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« Reply #5536 on: December 14, 2023, 08:30:02 AM »


CFBV

Very cool!
And not part of a movie with Tom Cruise.

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« Reply #5537 on: December 14, 2023, 09:00:47 AM »
Good jigsaw puzzle picture.

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« Reply #5538 on: December 14, 2023, 10:34:22 AM »
No more playboy bunny symbol on the tail these days.

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« Reply #5539 on: December 19, 2023, 06:57:24 AM »
The pink Spitfire that will form part of the Spies in the Skies exhibition at the #IWMDuxford.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/spies-in-the-skies-second-world-war-aerial-reconnaissance

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1033:BAPC394 / R7059 by David Whitworth, on Flickr

1032:BAPC394 / R7059 by David Whitworth, on Flickr

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« Reply #5540 on: December 19, 2023, 12:44:31 PM »
Sea Fury. Ormond Haydon Baillie passing tower in FB11 WH589. Taken from Duxford tower circa 1974, he flew this as a special request from Paul Bennett.
Credit Philip Dilley

I spent a few hours on janitorial duty, squirreled away in the rear fuselage of Haydon-Baillie's Sea Fury when he had it at the YVR CP Air hangar. Nice guy ... and a beautiful aircraft.
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« Reply #5541 on: December 21, 2023, 02:22:56 AM »




"Boeing 737 Max 8 fuselages manufactured by Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas are transported on a BSNF train heading west over the Bozeman Pass to the Boeing assembly plant in Renton, Washington."


Photo by William Campbell-Corbis via Getty Images


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« Reply #5542 on: December 21, 2023, 02:25:18 AM »
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« Reply #5543 on: December 21, 2023, 03:49:12 AM »
And then are those who really want to go for a quick dip:



Source (2014) : https://www.flyingmag.com/news-accident-sends-boeing-737-fuselages-plunging-river/
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« Reply #5544 on: December 21, 2023, 04:11:48 AM »
The  737 Max 8 isn't even safe on the ground!

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« Reply #5545 on: December 21, 2023, 04:59:40 AM »
The  737 Max 8 isn't even safe on the ground!


 ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D  !!!
Ain't that the truth !!


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« Reply #5546 on: December 22, 2023, 12:56:15 AM »




"Boeing 737 Max 8 fuselages manufactured by Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas are transported on a BSNF train heading west over the Bozeman Pass to the Boeing assembly plant in Renton, Washington."


Photo by William Campbell-Corbis via Getty Images


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It is not unheard of that in certain rural areas along the train route locals use the fuselages for target practice, resulting in bullet holes that are then patched in Renton.
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« Reply #5547 on: December 22, 2023, 02:33:54 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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« Reply #5548 on: December 22, 2023, 10:08:48 AM »
Still think that those 800 Max images need to be built as dioramas!

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« Reply #5549 on: December 24, 2023, 03:00:07 AM »
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