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SUPERFINE 289

    This F-4E is 1966 vintage though the first Phantom was developed through the fifties into many series.  I’m the all weathered superhot Irish December 1955 vintage human here.  I got to sit in this F-4 which grants one … Continue reading

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A Star in California……

Maybe they should send this over to do a job on Hollywood The F104 Starfighter On 7 May 1958 U.S. Air Force Major Howard C. Johnson, flying YF-104A 55-2957, broke the world altitude record by flying to 91,243 feet (27,811 m) … Continue reading

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Edwards AFB. California

Just a few of many photos during 10 hours and as many miles walking the flightline in a rather warm 85 degrees.    

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IMPRESSIVE! the technology in the background as well ;-)

    A few klics short of 1400 kilometres south of DC to……..   Cape Canaveral, Fla.       Saturn 1 older brother of Saturn 5        Saturn 1’s first stage gathering of 8 H-1 old engines or “Cluster’s … Continue reading

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“One of these nights when the birds aren’t even walking”

In a Lockheed Lodestar.   More aviation nostalgia anyone? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6VfkKjlhXs&list=PL2D6562743A82A86F   Archie evidently survived the war years to join the Corporation.  This generation of our parents were much more resilient and resourceful. That was then this is now…. with 10 minutes in the day … Continue reading

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Reno to Las Vegas

I must find time to upload shots from the Reno to Las Vegas flight . Here’s a map to stop you from fidgeting in anticipation!      I see from this LV tourist map that here is a Berlin -I Park and further north the … Continue reading

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ABROAD THOUGHTS FROM HOME

   Corporate Jolly brings YOU off your Trolly Why did they get rid of trams in Dublin, and 50 years later re-introduce it, and then with as much ‘join up’ as in the thinking.  Besides being ‘Oirish’ that is?   I ‘ll … Continue reading

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Last word on the SR-71

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3tvBRs8_qU   There are many great museums along the Mall of Washington DC.  The Air and Space Museum is one to glide through slowly. The Udvar Hazy Museum is a companion facility.  It’s a short drive over the State … Continue reading

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Pride came before the fall.

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Some years ago, I was frustrated that no credit was ever given to the achievements of the Irish apart from a talent for talking and drinking.  As I said to a boss I had in London ca.1978  ‘not all of us-not all the … Continue reading

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IN THE DISTRICT OF C, WASHINGTON.

  Who said Hollywood Boulevard? Please leave! I’m actually on the east, or right coast as they say, in the District of Columbia. My size 9 is at the virtual center or centre of western power under the Dome of … Continue reading

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Documentaries meant for you!

 A little exhortation for these titles …….   http://documentarystorm.com/the-2nd-assassination-of-jfk/ http://documentarystorm.com/the-bridge/ http://documentarystorm.com/woody-allen-wild-man-blues/ http://documentarystorm.com/mary-roach-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-orgasm/ http://documentarystorm.com/the-worlds-greatest-money-maker-warren-buffett/ http://documentaryheaven.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel-north-korea/   Not overlooking the gravitas of that last one, there is one facet of North Korea that is very appealing.  The women of PRNK are radiant!  They also manage to retain the art of … Continue reading

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