Monday, December 10, 2012

Photos From the Road


WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

OK, this isn't where I'm at today (that's cone of silience stuff)

It's not that old of the photo and it's not from the Internet. I'm qualified as Commander in more than one large aircraft (well according to NATO anyway)  This is NOT one of them.  That's all the hints you get.  :-)

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  1. That's a Concorde, unless I'm mistaken.

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  2. I believe that is from the left seat of a B-58. If so - how in the world did you manage tha?

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  3. What I wouldn't give to sit down over dinner and hear about your adventures!!! For someone that sits in an office 8+ hours a day dealing with office politics - in a sea of liberalism - you can't imagine how I see your job as a fantasy!

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  4. Hmmmm "Delayed"....

    "Left seat"????? B-58 seats were inline, one behind the other.

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  5. Handley Page Victor is the only hing that comes to mind.

    If it is - my gawd - how did you get a ride in that old warrior?

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  6. No idea what it is....but I do know that its probably not really supposed to be that close to the road! Did y'all leave any tire marks on the rooftops of annoying little "green" automobiles?

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  7. No idea what it is....but I do know that its probably not really supposed to be that close to the road! Did y'all leave any tire marks on the rooftops of annoying little "green" automobiles?

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  8. Definitely got it wrong with the B-58 guess. Went through some old pictures from the UK and it matches pretty well with the right seat view from a AVRO Vulcan.

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  9. Nick, Paul and Murphy's Law (second attempt) got it right! It's an AVRO Vulcan. If you looked at the Airspeed Indicator you'd note we weren't flying.

    Air Museum in the UK, totally awesome airplane.

    Where I'm at, not so exciting but there will be food posts up and a review of a nice pocket pistol coming up in a couple of days.

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  10. Yeah, I'm late, so I won't jump out and say Vulcan, but I knew it was military and not moving.. :-0

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  11. I was pleasantly surprised how many of you recognized it. Old NFO - the 0 Mach was sort of a giveaway that it was stationary.

    The airplane is at a museum in England. Business has taken myself and Partner there, (not at the same time though) and the museums are first rate.

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  12. I think that meter looks like that until you get close to mach speeds. Appears to only read from .7 to 1.3 mach. That gauge most likely dates the aircraft's design age.

    Anyway, the two temp gauges are definitive, 0*C temps, probably EGT reading, with that scale. Doubt you would want to be that low and slow with two dead, maybe two burning. On one side, to boot!

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