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Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/18/23 12:51 p.m.
AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter) said:

That thing looks like it sucks balls.

Gary
Gary UberDork
3/18/23 1:09 p.m.

Gary
Gary UberDork
3/18/23 8:03 p.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/18/23 9:43 p.m.
Gary said:

I spent a lot of time sim flying one of those in an old open source flight simulator called Xplane.

It was a surprisingly pleasant aircraft to pretend you were flying.

 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
3/19/23 12:17 a.m.

How is this picture related to the above picture?:

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
3/19/23 5:16 a.m.

In reply to aircooled :

Gary
Gary UberDork
3/19/23 8:32 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

This was as close as I came to simulator-flying a C-119 ... in the cockpit of a non-flyer:


 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/19/23 8:39 a.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to aircooled :

 

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
3/19/23 8:49 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/19/23 9:27 a.m.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
3/19/23 10:37 a.m.

Father and son??

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/19/23 12:29 p.m.

Benzomino?

 

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/19/23 6:03 p.m.

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/19/23 6:08 p.m.
Gary said:

One of the older fellows I worked with at one time told me about how his Guard unit flew these.

The best bird in the unit was held back at base on the monthly exercise weekend, while the rest of the planes essentially went out to get as far as they could before they broke down.  Then the bird held back at base was dispatched to pick up all the stranded crews at get them home before the end of the weekend.

The full timers then spent the remainder of the time before the next monthly excercise getting the dispersed airplanes repaired and returned to base.  

And then they would do the whole thing over again.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/19/23 7:18 p.m.

Ferrari 250 MM Series 1 Spyder at the Saratoga Springs Auto Museum today. As I understand it (I'm not a Ferrari cognoscenti), this is 1 of 2 and a $7-10 million car

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
3/19/23 9:51 p.m.

The C119 was also the plane used in the movie Fight of the Phoenix.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/20/23 7:48 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/20/23 7:59 a.m.

There's a meme in here somewhere ....

flew in C119 in the early 60s many times.  Weird to look down and think cars on the highway were going faster.  Being non pressurized they flew at low altitude with the Cessna 172s.  The last one I flew on out of Eglin.  The crew said that after they dropped us off at Homestead they were taking the craft to a permanent parking space.

Gary
Gary UberDork
3/20/23 11:31 a.m.

When I sat in the C-119 driver's seat at the air museum I was surprised at how cramped the flight deck was. And I found trying to get in and out of the flight deck to be very difficult. I wouldn't have wanted to be in there during an emergency.

Unrelated pics:

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/20/23 11:31 a.m.
914Driver said:

Fiat Topolino?

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/20/23 12:08 p.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/20/23 12:09 p.m.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
3/20/23 12:15 p.m.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
3/20/23 12:40 p.m.

Weekend trip to Kentucky was an interesting insight to the history of Bourbon​​​​​​

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