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paintboy
06-05-2012, 01:53 AM
I had the unique opportunity to fly with the Collings Foundation's P-51 Mustang and Me-262 today...............what a pairing!!!!! Yes, the 262 is back flying thanks to the outstanding work accomplished by the Sanders facility and their talented group of folks. Todays flight brought back the days from 1944. I want to thank the Foundation for their cooperation...this is a class organization!

Desertdawg
06-05-2012, 06:47 AM
Thats was a rare opportunity.

Thank you very much for sharing.

:beerchug::beerchug::beerchug:

jarrodeu
06-05-2012, 08:10 AM
Great stuff, thanks for sharing!

Jarrod

ShermB
06-05-2012, 09:40 AM
Thanks, Dave. Those would make for a great calendar page, jes ayin'.:D

AirDOGGe
06-05-2012, 10:25 AM
Would "Lucky Dog" be an inappropriate comment?

What most of us would give to be in that seat. Love the pix.

ArmyMP
06-05-2012, 12:18 PM
:thumbsup:Great shots!! The last stand alone of the 262 really show some of the most beautiful lines to ever grace an aircraft.

N22252
06-05-2012, 12:48 PM
:thumbsup:Great shots!! The last stand alone of the 262 really show some of the most beautiful lines to ever grace an aircraft.

:OT-2:Maybe it's just me, but I've always seen the features of other airframes in the lines of the ME-262...

Wing = Scaled down Douglas DC-3

Forward/mid fuselage = V-2 Rocket meets P-39/63

Tail = Mig-15

Engine nacelles = Gloster Meteor meets Boeing 707

Chappie
06-05-2012, 02:36 PM
Beautiful! Fan-damn-tastic!


Chappie

taglialavore
06-05-2012, 03:11 PM
Beautiful, very nice both airplanes.
Coincidences of the history, both designed by germans.
Thank you for posting it, nice shots.

Race 29
06-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Awesome Dave! Thank you for sharing!

Race 29

spacegrrrl
06-06-2012, 11:56 PM
So a bit of AZ political trivia relevant to this. While I lived in AZ we briefly had a governor named Ev Mechan (impeached after 13 weeks as I remember). Interesting guy, but what I thought was fascinating was that he flew Mustangs in WW-2 and was shot down by and ME-262!

He ended up in a German POW camp and made the news when he said he wanted the AZ government to run as efficiently as the Nazis that processed him into the prison camp! :)

Needless to say, some folks found that comment a little disconcerting!

Spacegrrrl

taglialavore
06-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Is he the first pilot to be shot down by a Me-262 ?
I think the comment is like a sarcasm that can be applied to many places, not regarding nazis but germans.:D