Trip to Maryland....

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    #1 beaupower32, Nov 26, 2012
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    Well, back at the end of October I got to go to Pax River Maryland to start training on the F-35B STOVL model for when we get them out here at Edwards. It will be a lot of work but lots of fun. Anyways, I got lucky cause my wife's parents are at Pax River cause her dad works on the F-18's there, so basically I got free room and board. Another plus was taking the wife and kids along, so it was a vacation that I had to work. Well while we were there, we went to the national air and space museum and got some great photos. I have a few here, but when I get home tomorrow, I will post the rest.

    Also, after talking to my finanical adviser (aka the wife) I will be starting flying lesson's on Wednesday. So excited about this. Anyways, on to a few pictures....

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    The coolest thing was the space shuttle Discovery. Never realized how big it was. Got to see the only remaining Do-335, again amazing how big it was. Also got to see the Ar-234, which actually is quite small, and the Fw-190. The 190 is actually a A-7 that was converted to a F-8. I will post more pictures later, hope you enjoy.
     
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    Beau - where are you going to fly out of?
     
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    I will be taking my lessons out of Gen Fox Field here in Lancaster. Barnes Aviation will be my flight school.
     
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    Know them well. Have you looked into the aeroclub out at the base?
     
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    Yeah, but they require you to work two days a week for 3 hours out there. I just dont have the time to do that during the week. Plus Barnes is right by my house, so it is easier to do it at Barnes.
     
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    Great news amigo! Be safe! Cute kids also!
     
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    Great stuff all around.
     
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    Ok, so which pic goes in the "Updated Mugshots" thread? :)
     
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    Great stuff and nice pics. And cool - they've named an airfield after me !!
     
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    WHAT! That's crazy! Never did that when I flew there and I know other aeroclubs don't do that. If you're close to Barnes that might be the way to go, besides it's a lot less restrictive than flying out of the base. Good luck!!!
     
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    Very cool Beau!! The Do-335 kicks butt! As does the He-177 to!!!!!! Oh, and the flight lessons ROCK!:headbang: :cool:
     
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    It was a great trip, and I got to see some great airplanes. Being next to the Enola Gay gave me kind of a weird feeling, almost to the point of being un-easy. Dont know why, Ive been around many planes, but for some reason it was that one. I guess knowing that it dropped the Atomic Bomb had something to do with it for sure, but it sure was weird.
     
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    Good shots! Great news on the flying lessons too.
     
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