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10 hours ago, Joe_Hoopsier said:

Yes sir, a 180. But I have the model without the Missile pods under the wings.   :)    

I could always tell whether an ATCer knew his craft by listening to how they used an aircraft's callsign...if they started with the actual aircraft type, like "Cherokee" or "Navajo" (PA31 😉), they knew what they were doing...if they addressed them with the generic "November" I had my doubts...

I took the time to learn them when I first got into the field...

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4 hours ago, IUFLA said:

Very nice! When you going to get that IFR ticket?

I'm ready! It would have saved me 2 days in a not so cheap hotel in north Florida trying to get home from Sun N Fun, but I just haven't pulled the trigger yet. Probably will get started in June.

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1 hour ago, Drroogh said:

So my friend and coworker who lives in Peachtree City sent this picture from the air show!

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F-35...nice.

Hard to tell the difference from an F-22 unless you can see the single engine...

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The wife and I Flew from my little grass strip in Switz City Indiana Saturday to Sioux Falls South Dakota. WTH is this radar thing they want up there? Who needs that crap? lol

Anyway the people up there are so dang nice and friendly. Grabbed a Lift ride from the hotel back to the bird this AM. Did I mention how nice the people are? ... Lift driver wouldn't SHUT UP. She worked in the airlines for 40 years, Flight attendant. All she could do was tell my wife (TOTAL NON PILOT but great passenger... until today) how she should learn to land if I die in the air. 

Wanna guess how my next 4.5 hrs went? .... No honey, I am fine. No honey I didn't move funny. Noo Honey I didn't grab my chest... I had an itch.. WHY are you giving me baby asprin sweetheart?

THANKS lady!

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2 hours ago, mrflynn03 said:

Just had 2 fighter jet pass over my house. So low I probably lost some shingles. WTH?

Probably flying an IR or VR route designated for military aircraft...we like to scare the civilians once in a while ;)

I was working a mid shift at Eglin AFB once and the Army Rangers were doing low level night jumps just south of Holt, Florida...A guy who lived in that area somehow got the RAPCON number, called me, and said if that ^%#^##^ airplane (C-141...big and kinda loud) passed over his house again, he was going to take a shot at it...

I had to call the county sheriff over it...

 

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So I’m sitting in John Wayne airport waiting for my flight and what do I see take off? I looked up because the engine sound was different, a Dauntless Dive Bomber from WW2. You don’t see that every day!

And to think today is the anniversary of the day after Midway!

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1 hour ago, Drroogh said:

So I’m sitting in John Wayne airport waiting for my flight and what do I see take off? I looked up because the engine sound was different, a Dauntless Dive Bomber from WW2. You don’t see that every day!

And to think today is the anniversary of the day after Midway!

I have a friend that works in the tower there...

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On 5/23/2021 at 3:49 PM, IUFLA said:

F-35...nice.

Hard to tell the difference from an F-22 unless you can see the single engine...

F22’s inlet ducts are more horizontal has and a slightly taller, narrower canopy. F35’s inlet ducts are more vertically oriented. 

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