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  1. Dirty Ed

    Dirty Ed New Member

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    The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I
    begin?

    My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium
    with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a
    fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father
    would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he
    invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being
    lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the
    insane lament.

    My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring
    we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and
    beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received
    my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma
    ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn
    scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.

    Just kidding, Gent's. :p

    I ended up with FAA Airman Certificate 1361669, COMM SMEL INST ATP B-707,
    720, 727, 747, 757, 767, and L-1011. Retired TWA L-1011 Capt. in 1987 after
    30 years.

    Accumulated around 20,000 hours in 7 logbooks over 34 years. No accidents or
    incidents, no damage except a blown tire in a B-727 at CLE..

    Suckered into landing when the runway had about 4" of standing water -
    Hydroplaned, had to turn off Anti-Skid to stop. Tower never mentioned
    standing water "Cleared to land TWA".
     
  2. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    wow that's an impressive list! i'm sure you'll have allot to bring to the forum, there are several pilots here i'm sure you'll have lots of stories to share, i hope you enjoy your stay, and watch out for a guy called syscom 3, he'll try to persuade you that flying a simulator is EXACTILY the same as flying the real thing, i'm sure with your experience you can prove him wrong ;)

    so how would you describe you knowledge of WWII aircraft?
     
  3. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    WELCOME ED!!! I built L-1011s in the early 80s and worked on many of the aircraft you flew. Very very cool!
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Welcome to the forum Ed, I'm sure you will bring a lot to the forum, I look forward to it.
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Welcome to the forum Dirty Ed.

    sunny
     
  7. Dirty Ed

    Dirty Ed New Member

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    Thanks Gents.

    I was born in NYC 1931, so my knowledge of WW11 aircraft was from my own interest in aircraft, which was an obsession with me. I was and still am a model airplane builder, and I learned most of what I know to this hobby.

    The only WWII aircraft I flew was the SNJ, which I soloed 1954 at NAAS CORY FIELD.

    I did have the opportunity of flying with, and drinking with, a lot of WWII Navy pilots, from whom I learned a lot about the war with Japan.

    Drinking and fine cigars are also something of a hobby with me.

    I flew Connies for Aer Lingus in 1958 when I was furloughed from TWA, and I married an Irish girl I met at The Metropole, and we have 4 fine sons and 2 beautiful daughters.

    http://airlines.afriqonline.com/images/px5112.jpg

    God be with the days!
     
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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    Very Cool! I'm from Staten Island, Les is from Long Island....
     
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    Yep, and we both bashed heads on the ice too.... Welcome Ed... We got a few other Old Farts around here...

    And BTW, if ur from NYC, its almost an insult to post under ur avatar that ur from Jersey.... Christ, for someone like me from Long Island, I'd let u have my sisters virginity before I'd ever post that up there....

    But then again, Im only 39 AND from Long Island, so we do things alitte different anyways...
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Wow, you flew Connies!!!
     
  11. Dirty Ed

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    Les, I'm ex-Long Island. Family moved from Jamaica to Franklin Square in 1939. I graduated Sewanhaka HS in 1949, Kings Point in 1953. Where on LI are you?

    When I finished my last tour with the Navy, it was decision time. That tour was VR-7A at Tachikawa AFB, flying R7V's, aka C-121, aka Constellations. In Jan. 1966 I had a wife and 5 kids, the eldest was 5 years old. Hey, we had no TV in Japan.

    The LI real estate market was not good. Overpriced homes, overcrowded towns. My father owned Toner Realty in East Meadow, and he knew the Island like the palm of his hand. When I showed him what I could buy in NJ, he was amazed. He told me BUY!

    NJ looked real good, and it still does. I'm in Brick, Ocean Co. on the shore. All the kids are grown, and I even have a married grand daughter.

    Bed time. Zzzzzzzzz.
     
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    Look to ur left and under my avatar u'll see where Im at... I am also ex-Navy, as is FBJ... Non-Skimmer is Canadian Navy to boot...

    My Dad used to work at Kings Point Merchant Marine Acadamy at the CAORF Simulator...
     
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    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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    Welcome to the site Ed!
     
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    Welcome here, Dirty Ed! [​IMG]
     
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    Les - Looks like North Shore, a few miles East of Kings Point. Good area for gliders under the proper conditions.
     
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    Welcome aboard, Ed. Impressive number of hours logged!
     
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    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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    Very impressive. I thought my 1500 hours crew time was impressive and then I read that. Puts me to shame.
     
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