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Bookends, so to speak… Both in P-3s. 1974 1991 BOTH were hot, one had humidity and typhoons, and one didn’t… And they were damn near half the world apart. But I wouldn’t trade my military career for anything. The shipmates, … Continue reading

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This is what a haboob looks like…. I’m not sure if this is Masirah or Jeddah. Note the blown dust/dirt in the foreground. You just hoped and prayed all the covers stayed in place, otherwise the airplane was hard down … Continue reading

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Back in the day pics… NAS Jacksonville, 1986 just prior to the balloon festival. In order, VP-5, 16, 24, 45, 49, 56, the operational squadrons out of JAX. Not pictured is VP-30, which was the RAG. And THIS is the … Continue reading

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An interesting article on shooting sixguns in competition(s) The increasingly popular shooting matches of the National Congress of Old West Shooters and the Single Action Shooting Society are perhaps more than a healthy sport. Old West-style shooting could be considered … Continue reading

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I’m so old I remember these stores… sigh… Ben Franklin stores had a little bit of everything, and were fairly cheap stores, seen mostly in the rural South, as far as I can remember. In many small towns, they were … Continue reading

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Our brains have been running Hunter/Gatherer 1.0 for 60,000 years without a software upgrade… Some things are hardwired into our brains, regardless of what the POS and left want to believe… Granted the ones still living in momma/daddy’s basement in … Continue reading

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Hard to believe this was nine years ago… Some pics from a ‘business’ trip to Sicily. The obligatory shot of Mt. Etna… and it wasn’t trying to erupt! Yay! The castle town of Motta… NARROW streets, as in ONE chariot … Continue reading

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One of my old COs flew Spads… Including training for their nuclear (one way) mission of loft bombing and running like hell… Radial Starting (3350 engine on an A-1H) Be sure you drain both the sumps. (You can fill your … Continue reading

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In honor of the last Doolittle Raider’s passing… This one is only 9 minutes of official film. This one is one of the newsreels that was shown in theaters. And this is a write up of the raid, HERE from … Continue reading

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Big radial engines in full song! Super Constellation take off at dusk. R-3350s are each fitted with three power recovery turbines (PRTs). Each shrouded PRT is turned by the exhaust of six cylinders and transfers its energy back to the … Continue reading

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