Warbird Rides - Joyflights!

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  1. Rocketeer

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    Sorry chaps, but this is a bit of a fun thread for you to share warbird fun flying experiences. In the UK we have few opportunities to fly in decent warbirds, in the US Geedee and I have flown in at least one warbird every time we go! So post away.....:)
     

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    That looks like a lot of fun!

    Wish I could do that.
     
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    Oh man thats awesome!

    So far I've been up in the old Tiger Moth. Hope to get up in a 'stang one day.
     
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    In North America the rides aren't cheap either I work my ass off to get up
     
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    Unfortunately I doubt we have many warbirds still flying around here...Romanians have a bad habit of forgetting their history, which is rather sad. But still I promise to go and see the aviation museum and preferably to take a few shots of what is still running, if there is anything still running....:(
     
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    Ooh! Can I play too? Mind you, I am usually working up there doing the photography gig. I have some good stuff coming up this year, with a few surprises if things work out. Here are some from the last couple of years.

    Here is the view from the cockpit of the Antonov AN-2 Colt:
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    And yes, I got to fly it for a few minutes:
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    The back seat of the SNJ (Navalized T-6 Texan)
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    B-25 Mitchell:
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    T-34 Mentor:
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    T-28 Trojan
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    And lastly, the PT-13 Stearman
     

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    Nice shots Evan.

    Flew a colt some years ago. At least I think it was a Colt. May've been a Breuget (sp?). Anyway, I remember there wasn't a whole lot of flying to do. Thing pretty much flew itself. Just set the power, dial in the tabs and read the paper for all the work you had to do. Thing was steady as a brick.
     
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    Too Much fun - had to throw a few of mine in there...
     

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    edited...slow computer !!!!
     
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    Hey, I recognize that second shot, Joe. ;)
     
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    Yep! Hey did you get my PM about the L-39 guy you mentioned?
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot to reply. The name is familiar, but I'm not sure. Thanks for checking about the other guy.
     
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    I'll PM you - got some info.
     
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    Nice pics guys, thanks for sharing.
     
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    great shots guys.....aircraft I wish I could have flown....Phantom, Lightning, Harrier....will do a Spitfire one day......
    work has given me the opportunity to fly in Alpha Jet, Tornado, Mirage 3 2000, Hunter, JP, as well as Helios which are great too (Apache and Chinook are favs)
     
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    What kind of work do you do rocket?
     
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    boy howdy, I tell ya, I ain't never gonna be lucky enough to fly in a warbird. those of you that have, you're lucky as hell.
     
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    flight test engineer old chap....pays the bills....lets me mess around with real aeroplanes!

    Two more shots of a flight in the delightful T6 Texan at Cavanaugh....what a lovely bunch of people they are, worth every penny....we have one T6 Harvard at work, used to have two....used for parachute photochase!!!
     

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    very cool - do you have your PPL?
     
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