Check out this 3 minute cityscape. This is pretty amazing artwork.
Several years back, we were in Vegas and went downtown to see the "Freemont Street Experience" (look it up if you don't know what it is), and there was one of the "Street Artists" working on some rather large, 3'x5', and 4'x8', canvases on the sidewalk.
It was amazing to watch him use the spray cans of paint, and very quickly make some really nice paintings.
Takes a special eye for colours and shapes to make those.
Thanks, Pat, for posting it.
What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it. - John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
Win Perkins, a real estate appraiser who specializes in airport properties, has posted on his Website, a video he created of Charles Lindbergh's famous and risky takeoff in the "Spirit of St. Louis" (20 May 27). According to Perkins, this is unlike any other presentation of the Lindbergh takeoff footage. Perkins painstakingly assembled news footage from five cameras that filmed Lindbergh's takeoff from Roosevelt Field, Long Island and mixed it with enhanced audio from the same newsreel sources.
This is one of the most interesting videos to come over the Internet.
This Video will be more enjoyable if you FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:
When you click on the address, episode #3 comes up ready to play. Don't play #3 first. I suggest you first click on "CONTACT" to the left and select #1, then watch them in order, #1 through #4 (each time going back to "contact" and selecting the next one).
If you're an airplane or history buff, you will be glued to the screen through all 4 episodes.
What guts it took for Lindbergh to overcome all the odds against him, and accomplish this amazing feat! And when he landed in Paris, the mob that greeted him turned out to be the most dangerous part of his trip.
From a good Air Force (would you believe a JAG in the USAF in the sixties!) friend Elmer. Thanks Elmer! Bobski
Hey Buddies, I ran across this USAF Afghan video. Members of the USAF Band in Afghan, it runs 6 mins, but, for some reason it repeats (I suggest you don’t bother to watch after the first 6 mins). So-So music (depending on your taste), but Great Video of USAF in Afghan!!! AWESOME video of the A-10 “Warthog” doing its “thing!” Ground troops gotta love the Warthog . . . USAF “OWNS” and Commands “Air Superiority!!!!
Before Walkie-Talkie, bagpipes, bugles and drums were detailed to the Cmdr so he could give orders to troops by “music.” Bands have been apart of the military for hundreds of years (example: Scots pipe and drums).
I have a friend whose son was a Music Major in college and enlisted in USAF and was posted to Iraq. When he was in training he was instructed that in combat the targets of the enemy are: 1. The Cmdr, 2. The Radioman and 3. Bandsmen!!!
Of course, over a 20 year career, a USAF bandsman is not going to serve very much combat zone duty (they call it being “down range,” as in standing "at the target" at the shooting range). Most of their duty is stateside at Basic Training Graduation Ceremonies, Change of Command Ceremonies, etc. Another major assignment is “displaying the colors” to civilians at parades and concerts! Promoting USAF recruitment. Elmer
Interesting. When my unit -- the 1st Armored Division -- deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm we brought our division band with us. I didn't realize it until one day I saw a few with their instruments out in the desert! They were assigned, as I was, to the division HQ. (I was in the G-2 - Intel.) Anyway, I asked what their job was over there with us, and was told their wartime mission was to provide security for the division HQ. Okay. For the most part they pulled guard duty around our perimeter, but only during the day! The rest of us did it at night on shifts!
I don't remember if they ever performed over there, but was pretty busy with my own shop!
(Oh, there are no F-22s in Afghanistan. There were alot of stateside bases mixed in with that video, and I'm guessing those heroes were just trying to be cool on some rock in Nevada!)
Throughout its time in service, the B-36 was the subject of USAF lore, some apocryphal, some containing a grain of truth.
"If all engines function normally at full power during the pre-takeoff warm-up, the lead flight engineer will sometimes say to the Aircraft Commander (AC), 'six turning and four burning.'" Erratic reliability led to the wisecrack, 'two turning, two burning, two joking, and two smoking, with two engines not accounted for.'"
—Michael Daciek quoting Capt. Banda[37
The Old Sarge What is Irish diplomacy? It’s the ability to tell a man to go to hell, in such a manner he will look forward to making the trip. And buy his ticket!
It was pretty normal for the B-29 to land with only three turning. ...
It may not have been pretty normal with a C-130, but it sure was NOT uncommon. I lost track how many times I landed with only three engines. We used to joke that a Herk was a "3-engine plane with a spare."
Edit: I took this on 31 January 2010 shortly after we took off from Pope AFB on our way to Haiti. Blew an oil seal on #4 about 15 minutes after takeoff on climb-out, so we just turned around. Not a single passenger knew we shut down an engine.
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lindel: While I don't have a cheap phone, I DO have insurance on it...should it fall into a outhouse or similar, it can stay there...insurance WILL take care of it.
May 15, 2022 3:53:15 GMT 9
johncarr: I wonder if any one can help me find a friend from Det 2 48fis Robert Puls He was the chute man Got maried while he was at homestead I left the in Feb 73 my Email is [email protected]
Feb 5, 2022 12:14:03 GMT 9
Bullhunter: Yery well said !
Dec 13, 2021 6:14:51 GMT 9
flypapajohn: SMSGT James Gier, USAF Retired, passed away last evening! "The Old Sarge" was one of many great crew chiefs that I had the honor of knowing! Allan John Kelly, Lt Col USAF Retired
Oct 7, 2021 2:40:54 GMT 9
Diamondback: Wave returned, Mike, though different vintage--my grandfather was a Green Dragon around '65-'70ish including Osan; one of the last out of NATO Chateauroux and a lot of that planeload ended up posted at McChord.
May 6, 2021 3:40:17 GMT 9
oswald: what happened to the forum?
Apr 14, 2020 7:41:01 GMT 9
ma1marv: Thank you for this info! I need to get back here more often!
Jan 26, 2020 5:18:54 GMT 9
bobski9933: :-/Hey Sixers, I'm looking for any T.O. that listed weights of MA-1 heavy parts, like Stable Table, Radar Antenna, TR Unit, Magnatron, etc. How much did the "05 hell/door: weigh? How about Ground Service Equipment? for a VA back Disability Claim.
Dec 31, 2019 8:01:39 GMT 9
Bullhunter: Pat Mcgee, I told 3 people how to order your key chains today.
Oct 6, 2019 15:15:34 GMT 9
sand4u: I was a F106 mechanic at George AFB 329th FIS from June 1963 to Jan 1967,swing shift mostly,worked on all the aircraft we had there.
Jul 31, 2019 4:21:21 GMT 9
pat perry: bobdavis Tell Armstrong's son to join Convair F-106 Delta Dart group on FaceBook and post his Dad's info. They have over 5000 members and his chances of finding those who served with his dad are better.
Jun 19, 2019 2:33:35 GMT 9
pat perry: On 12-31-2013 this was posted for LtCol Armstrong, Henry W by his son: I am signing on behalf of my father Lt Col HW Armstrong deceased 1-2-01 Skilled 102, 106, 101, 100 pilot and Cheif or Operations for the QF102, QF106 and QF 100 programs at Holloman AFB
Jun 19, 2019 2:00:59 GMT 9
bobdavis: I met a gentleman on another forum who say my signature F106 photo and messaged me. He said his Dad flew F106's back in the day. He said his name was Hank Armstrong. Did anyone know of him? Thanks in advance. Bob Davis 48th FIS and 4756th ABG
May 9, 2019 5:27:19 GMT 9