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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2550 on: March 20, 2019, 12:20:09 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2551 on: March 20, 2019, 09:05:37 AM »
Apollo Astronauts at The Explorers Club Annual Dinner 2019.

A momentous occasion to get 8 of the ten surviving Apollo astronauts into once room to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

What an honor! A definite career highlight.



L-R: Charles Duke (Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), Michael Collins (Apollo 11), Fred Haise (Apollo 13)

Missing are Jim Lovell (13) and David Scott (15).

Trust Buzz! ;D
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« Reply #2552 on: March 20, 2019, 10:54:13 PM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2553 on: March 22, 2019, 02:08:35 AM »
Something different:

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2554 on: March 22, 2019, 03:54:59 AM »
Old tech meets new tech. Cool!

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« Reply #2555 on: March 27, 2019, 07:27:02 PM »



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Two Dozen F-22 Raptors Perform "Elephant Walk" As Part Or Readiness Exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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« Reply #2556 on: April 03, 2019, 02:32:07 AM »
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« Reply #2557 on: April 03, 2019, 05:06:41 PM »
Frightening! :o ;)

Almost alien lookin' in that pic. :smiley:
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« Reply #2558 on: April 03, 2019, 10:26:04 PM »
Interestingly, it looks like it has an arrestor hook. I've not noticed that on the models I have of the Lightning.

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« Reply #2559 on: April 05, 2019, 02:41:50 AM »




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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2560 on: April 06, 2019, 01:54:37 AM »
Oh look, even more parts flying in formation waiting to fall out of the sky... ;)
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2561 on: April 06, 2019, 07:04:14 AM »
A bunch of those Labradors fell into the lap of Columbia Helicopters of Aurora, Oregon. The were supposed to help expand the fleet but, AFAIK, all eight CH-113s went into storage as spares for Columbia's ex-New York Airways Vertol 107s and and ex-Swedish HKP 4s.
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« Reply #2562 on: April 06, 2019, 09:36:55 AM »
A helicopter "elephant walk"!

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« Reply #2563 on: April 06, 2019, 10:21:36 AM »
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« Reply #2564 on: April 07, 2019, 04:14:35 AM »
Don't look now but I think he's following us.  I'm starting to get nervous... ;)
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« Reply #2565 on: April 07, 2019, 06:10:36 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2566 on: April 07, 2019, 06:24:24 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2567 on: April 07, 2019, 11:13:34 AM »
Very nice!  I really need to get a print of that one since all the aircraft present are ones I've worked on at one time or another (F-35B, MH-60, MV-22B).

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« Reply #2568 on: April 07, 2019, 09:44:33 PM »


The times I've seen scenes like that at YYC ----    8)

Mind you there's this one guy who operates a Cessna 172 out of the airport, he could take off or land in the space between a couple of fast exits, but no ---- he has to travel all the way up to the end of the runway near the terminal and get in the line up -- that does look really comical with a 777 or 747 right behind him (which I saw once or twice happen)

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« Reply #2569 on: April 07, 2019, 10:38:02 PM »
If there was a big jet in front of him he could get blown off the taxiway!

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« Reply #2570 on: April 08, 2019, 02:47:43 AM »
Very nice!  I really need to get a print of that one since all the aircraft present are ones I've worked on at one time or another (F-35B, MH-60, MV-22B).

Here's some more for you:










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« Reply #2571 on: April 09, 2019, 09:39:46 PM »
britishairways_2168614599474951 by Big Gimper, on Flickr

The Boeing 747 in BOAC livery (G-BYGC) arrived in to LHR on February 18, 2019
The Airbus A319 in BEA livery (G-EUPJ) arrived in to LHR on March 3, 2019
The Boeing 747 in Landor livery (G-BNLY) arrived in to LHR on March 9, 2019
The Boeing 747 in Negus livery (G-CIVB) arrived in to LHR on March 21, 2019
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« Reply #2572 on: April 10, 2019, 02:37:11 AM »
Beautiful display!!  Pardon my ignorance, but what's the fifth aircraft?

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« Reply #2573 on: April 10, 2019, 03:38:52 AM »
I believe that's BA's current scheme on the A319 Evan which I think is actually an A318, at least it reminds me of the BA aircraft schemes at YYC recently
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« Reply #2574 on: April 10, 2019, 03:45:20 AM »
Here is the source (should have included it with the original post).

http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/2019-319/10921
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