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Yeah quite a bit of vintage from bi-planes, P51, C130, odds and ends.
Walked through a Chinook 1st time in 42 years. Boy did that bring back some memories.
I'm always up for it every year when it comes to town, but according to news had 120K other interested civilians there also so it
was a full day adventure and I'm wore out. Good news got to spend the day with my youngest son and his SO.
Awesome, it's fantastic that some of these things survive and there are people out there willing to keep them in the air.
My dad was an airframe fitter, he ended up working for a museum here as an aircraft restorer. His 'baby' was a Mosquito which he spent 10 years rebuilding. Glad you got to spend some time with your son
I was surprised at some of the aircraft that was being displayed there also. I think as long as people remember them there
will be those that keep them up.
Josh Gray wrote:
My dad was an airframe fitter, he ended up working for a museum here as an aircraft restorer. His 'baby' was a Mosquito which he spent 10 years rebuilding.
Never heard of it but after googling wow that would have been a heck of a project. I bet that was a thrill for him when it
was finally done.
Josh Gray wrote:
Glad you got to spend some time with your son
Me too...He is going locally to college now and will get his associates degree this coming summer and then they are talking of
finishing at UF in gainsville which is a 2-1/2 to 3 hr drive which will make it more difficult to see them.
Never heard of it but after googling wow that would have been a heck of a project.
Yeah, job of a lifetime for him. I used to spend a lot of time with him at work during school holidays 'helping' and getting in the way. Unfortunately he didn't live to finish it but the project was completed and it's on display In Canberra[^]
Nice looking craft. Sorry about your Dad I'm sure he would have been proud.
Back when I was going to college, early on I took a break for a year because I was married and had two young kids
and needed the money...anyway where I went to work I would pass a farm house where a guy was working on a really big sailboat.
No significant water around for many miles so one day I asked a co-worker what the deal was and he said the guy had
been working on it for years and that's all he knew. Anyway to make a long story short the guy passed before he finished and
his two sons took on the job of completing it and at the end of the year of my work they cordoned off the highway and
had a crew to lift electrical wires,etc to get this thing to the water. The news came out and made a big deal of it.
The destination is not always what we remember it's the journey.
Your story of your Dad reminded me of this. Thanks
Here in Nampa, ID we have a small air museum - The Warhawk Air Museum[^]. They have 2 restored to flying condition P-40 Warhawks and a newly rebuilt, air-worthy P-51C. The P-40s were in the movie Pearl Harbor. Every year they host other WWII aircraft and allow the public to view the aircraft on the tarmac (and if you have ~$400 you can even get a ride in the planes). They even host the B-25 medium bomber called Pacific Princess which was also in the movie Pearl Harbor (Doolittle's bomber in the movie). Every now an then they even have WWII vets come in and talk to the public about their time in combat.
I too opened my fridge just to discover there is no ice for my Glenlivet. Apart from that, I got a tomato soup can and mushroom rice. Seems a decent dinner tonight.
Way to kill his pun thread
Btw Glenlivet (unlike Glenfiddich) can be taken neat (even by people who haven't had years of experience adjusting to the taste). So you probably don't need the ice. At least two people (both single malt connoisseurs) have told me that for beginner single malt lovers, the pecking order is Glenfiddich, then you upgrade to Glenlivet, and then to Macallan (assuming 12 years for all).