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Old 02-11-2015, 05:16 PM   #21
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Good movie, Robert.... and nice picture, Myron....
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:57 PM   #22
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Keep em coming Myron, always good for a smile on a grey day.

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Old 02-11-2015, 07:26 PM   #23
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While sitting outside my trailer at La Paz County Park (on the Colorado River near Parker, AZ) I watched an F/A 18 painted Blue Angels colors fly up the Colorado River less than 100' above the water (and about that distance from the trailer). Wish I had my camera in hand. I grabbed it hoping more were on the way, but there was only one...
could very well have been a blue angel their winter training base is in El Centro, Ca
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:31 AM   #24
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Do I dare mention the time a Blue Angle flew between 2 buildings in downtown Seattle? I was on the 29th floor and could almost count the rivets as he flew by.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:35 AM   #25
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Do I dare mention the amount of fuel one of those aircraft burn in an hour?
We have the Snowbirds up here.
It's just tax dollars.
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:51 AM   #26
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Do I dare mention the amount of fuel one of those aircraft burn in an hour?
We have the Snowbirds up here.
It's just tax dollars.
Bah! Jet fuel exhaust is the smell of freedom Glenn.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:05 AM   #27
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I only pose questions, I have no answers.
I gather the rationale for the Blue Angels and the Snowbirds is building morale, and in accomplishing that, it's cost effective.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has their Musical Ride, but near as I can tell horses are lousy at bombing raids.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:20 AM   #28
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has their Musical Ride, but near as I can tell horses are lousy at bombing raids.
Horse bombs are nowhere near as effective as cow bombs.....just sayin'.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:30 AM   #29
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Enjoy the Snowbirds while you can. The newest of their Tutors are 49 years old. I'm surprised they're stll able to keep some of the aircraft sufficiently operable; they are expensive enough to operate that last year their season was cut short, with no shows in the U.S. Although CF-18 are now used for some demonstration flights, I would be surprised if they are ever used for the sort of formation work that the Snowbirds do... up to nine aircraft at a time. The currect trainer (Hawk) would be better suited to low-speed displays, but I would be surprised if we leased those just for an aerobatic team.
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