An introduction from a new member, and fellow enthusiast.

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  1. bytor

    bytor New Member

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    A good day to all the members of this fine board, which I discovered only a couple of days ago. I'm an aircraft fanatic like you all seem to be, so I feel I'm going to like this place.

    Now, for my background. I'm retired U.S. Army, all that time was spent in the maintenance of AH-1, AH-64, and OH-58D Armament and Avionics systems. My favorite of those aircraft will have to be the AH-1. (Sorry Apache fans, the Cobra still rules.) I'm still involved in the maintenance of Army aircraft as a contractor.

    I've always been more interested in WWII aircraft, which I attribute to my Father, who told me stories of the aircraft he saw overhead as he fought through Europe in those dark days.

    I built many models when I was younger, until life, girls, and the Army made me stop. It's a hobby that I have recently started up again, although the newest kits these days are much more incredibly detailed than the old kits I started on. The parts are smaller and more delicate also, so these aging eyes and less precise hands make it even more challenging to build a good model.

    My favorite WWII aircraft is the P-47, followed closely by the F4U. Sorry Mustang lovers, I think they're the best.

    Wow, a little more long winded than most introductions I'll bet, but once I start typing I can't stop sometimes.

    Once again, good day to all and I hope I can stick around and be helpful in any way.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    Welcome to the forum bytor!!!:thumbright: From your introduction it sounds like you'll fit rite in her.:cool: And thank you for you service!!:salute:
     
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    Welcome to the forum bytor!! Sounds like you'll fit in just fine here!
     
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    Welcome aboard bytor.
     
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    good to have you here!
     
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    Bytor! And the Snow Dog! Prepare for battle. Let the games begin!

    [Sorry I'm a Rush fanatic]

    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome from the Great White North!
     
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    And welcome from the not so great white north - of England!
     
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    Welcome Bytor, from the deep, deep sunny and warm south. New Zealand, that is.
     
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    Ahh Rush. New Year's eve circa 1975/6. Got my ears blasted off at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The concert was an exact word-for-word duplicate of the All the World's a Stage album. I think I feel a zit growing....
     
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    I can never forget Sept 25, 1980. Same day John Bonham died and they did a tribute during the concert. Awesome! "Red Barchetta" my favorite.

    Oh, sorry bytor, hijacking the thread. :)
     
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    Hello and welcome. Enjoy the forum.
     
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    Welcome, and the first thing I thought of when I saw the name was Rush as well.
     
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    G'day mate...welcome to the forum!:D
     
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    G'day bytor, welcome to the forum glad to have you on board.

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    welcome aboard mate :)
     
  18. bytor

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    Thank you all for the welcome.

    And yes, you've found me out. I'm also a Rush fan, from way back in the '70s when I was slightly younger. :lol:
     
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    Welcome to the family mate!
     
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