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If you are interested in airplanes this video from the Oshkosh Air Show might be of interest. I thought it was very well done. Enjoy!

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Larry,

Thanks, that was a treat. Have always wanted to get to the show but never made one. I am now beginning to understand your Avatar. Were you flying one of those T-Bolt 2's shown in the video?
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Thanks, that was a treat. Have always wanted to get to the show but never made one. I am now beginning to understand your Avatar. Were you flying one of those T-Bolt 2's shown in the video?
Me too! I have never been to Oshkosh Air Show either, but that video sure peaks one's interest. Yes, I flew the Warthog out of Eielson AFB, AK for four years. Pretty interesting aircraft to fly because you get to shoot the gun on virtually every mission (except for instrument checks).

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Sounds like an excellent opportunity to combine two favorite activities, flying & fly fishing.
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Hi Larry,

Thanks for that clip. Some real interesting planes. I have never seen a plane do an end over end like that. I planned on flying down from Alaska in my Maule to attend Oshkosh. I then found out how many take offs and landings they had per day and I chickened out.

In Washington State I had a friend who bought the last 180 that Cessna built. His tail number was X180LP or something like that. The LP was for Last Plane. He and his wife flew to Oshkosh one year. They had a great time and slept under the wing of the plane. He flew 747's so he wasn't intimidated like I was.

I was working in Fairbanks when the A10 Group was assigned to Eielson. I stopped one day watching them doing low and slow passes. I must have sat there for an hour watching. I thought "wow, if they cut them down in size it would be a great bush plane." I worked with an officer named Mike Ferguson. I think he was a Captain or maybe a Colonel.

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Hi Larry,

Thanks for that clip. Some real interesting planes. I have never seen a plane do an end over end like that. I planned on flying down from Alaska in my Maule to attend Oshkosh. I then found out how many take offs and landings they had per day and I chickened out.

In Washington State I had a friend who bought the last 180 that Cessna built. His tail number was X180LP or something like that. The LP was for Last Plane. He and his wife flew to Oshkosh one year. They had a great time and slept under the wing of the plane. He flew 747's so he wasn't intimidated like I was.

I was working in Fairbanks when the A10 Group was assigned to Eielson. I stopped one day watching them doing low and slow passes. I must have sat there for an hour watching. I thought "wow, if they cut them down in size it would be a great bush plane." I worked with an officer named Mike Ferguson. I think he was a Captain or maybe a Colonel.

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Frank: I've heard the air tower ops at Oshkosh is very intense, so I can see where it would intimidate you, but it sure would be the way to attend Oshkosh for sure. I have never owned my own private aircraft, probably a big mistake. I always wanted one a super cub with all the Alaska mods on it.

Yes, all the big time acrobatic aircraft are now doing the end over end routines, they have such huge horsepower nowdays they can recover from virtually any situation once they neutralize the controls. Can you imagine what the ride feels like when they are doing that routine, talk about a weird feeling!

That is a pretty interesting fact to have the last 180 built. I had a good friend in Alaska that had a 180B with the tundra tires and flew with him on a number of occasions.

I think I knew a Mike Ferguson (Colonel) while I was at Eielson. I think he was the wing commander when I first got there, but could be wrong.

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Larry & Frank

The thing I appreciate most about these shows is the evidence that so many of the older & classic aircraft are being preserved.
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The thing I appreciate most about these shows is the evidence that so many of the older & classic aircraft are being preserved.
imxer: I couldn't agree more, that is exactly what I like to see, all the old aircraft that someone has painstakenly refurbished with thousands of hours of labor.

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