A Little Side Job

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    This weekend I was at Brown Field, San Diego doing a condition inspection on a TS-11 Iskra - one of the easiest East Bloc jets I ever worked on, a pure delight. Engine was easily accessible, it was low enough to the ground where you didn't need a lot of ladders and stands to climb all over it. This picture was taken right after we did our engine runs - all "OK."

    Wurger, V2 - my compliments to your aviation industry! :thumbright:
     

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    Nice looking machine, Joe. Is that just a two seat run-about, or was it
    a military jet ?

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    That's a good looking Iskra. We have 2 of them in Camarillo, but that one is pretty.
     
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    2 seat former Polish AF trainer.
     
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    It is sharp! :lol:
     
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    But the burning question is...did you get a flight in it?
     
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    No unfortuneatly - was there as a groundpounder only. :(
     
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    Ahh too bad. I like the lines on her.
     
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    Always was a pretty little thing - the Iskara I mean. However, the view from the rear cockpit can't be that clever, and you can't cuff Caruthers smartly around the ear when he gets it wrong, which (being a student) is frequently!
     
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    I sat in the rear and believe it or not the front view wasn't that bad with a student in the front cockpit. It seemed you're slightly elevated as well.
     
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    Arrrr - but is the Head within cuffing range!? MOST important in a trainer!!!
     
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    :evil4: There's actually a plexiglass divider between cockpits - you're just going to have to smack the student when you're on the ground...
     
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    Well, that's no fun AT ALL!:lol:
     
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    Agree - that's why the Jet Provost was such a great trainer! :lol:
     
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    Plexiglass - that prohibits an instructor from throwing his kneeboard at the student!
     
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    Or anything else!
     
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    No excuse, can only put it down to incompetence:twisted:
     
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    :evil4: Yea, you're right, but at least I ate well!
     
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    Thats all right then, all is forgiven
     
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