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Bill Marsh
10-05-2006, 10:03 AM
Flash..............

9 f18s just arrived a 843am at the UAL maintenance facility / circa the b29 maint hangers

A. #1 thru #6.... theshow planes
B. 2ea. #7s..... (dual seats) for what... idunn no
C. and one single seater as a bsck up (w / no number)


the c130 .... soon 2 arrive

BM

Tin Man
10-05-2006, 10:32 AM
Flash..............

9 f18s just arrived a 843am at the UAL maintenance facility / circa the b29 maint hangers

A. #1 thru #6.... theshow planes
B. 2ea. #7s..... (dual seats) for what... idunn no
C. and one single seater as a bsck up (w / no number)


the c130 .... soon 2 arrive

BM

B= Press rides
Tom

Mike51
10-05-2006, 11:47 AM
I'm looking forward to the weekend, just hope the weather is good. The Nimitz is coming to town as well, it should be quite a sight coming in under the Golden Gate bridge.

A little taster from last year.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/SF%20Fleet%20Week%202005/2005_10_09-567.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/SF%20Fleet%20Week%202005/2005_10_08-362.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/SF%20Fleet%20Week%202005/2005_10_09-487.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/SF%20Fleet%20Week%202005/2005_10_09-408.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/SF%20Fleet%20Week%202005/2005_10_09-353.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/SF%20Fleet%20Week%202005/2005_10_08-089.jpg

fenceliner01
10-05-2006, 12:29 PM
Mike - Great pics!

Mike A.

Tin Man
10-05-2006, 12:47 PM
Photo 3 unbelievable timing and angle, perfect symmetry.
I was on one of those sailboats that were all blurred out, A great advantage point. :thumbsup:
Tom

SpinB
10-06-2006, 12:32 AM
My first Airshow memory had the Blues headlining at Pax Riv. They were in F-11Fs. They are the best in the business, especially at SL!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Propellerhead
10-09-2006, 03:31 PM
From Today's San Francisco Chronicle...a sentiment around here that is as predictable as the rising of the sun...

Editor -- A year ago, during Fleet week with the overwhelming roar of military aircraft above us, a co-worker of mine made the following observation:
"For some people, this is the last sound they hear. And to think, here we are, celebrating it."

JOE COLLINS
San Francisco

Farging icehole...

Luckily there was also this letter:
Editor -- Thank you, Blue Angels for returning to the San Francisco Bay Area where the vast majority of its citizens appreciate what you do and what you stand for. We wish you all the best.

BILL COLUCCI
San Francisco

speeddemon
10-09-2006, 04:05 PM
Editor -- A year ago, during Fleet week with the overwhelming roar of military aircraft above us, a co-worker of mine made the following observation:
"For some people, this is the last sound they hear. And to think, here we are, celebrating it."

JOE COLLINS
San Francisco



Well, the cool thing about this country is that it is BECAUSE of that overwhelming roar of military aircraft that Mr. Collins co-worker can afford to hold his view of the world. If it weren't, I'm sure he would be speaking another language by now, and toiling away on his collective farm, or something.

May not agree with the opinion, but I know I was willing to give my life to defend his right to feel that way.

Mike51
10-09-2006, 04:33 PM
They looked (and sounded) good over the Bay at the weekend! :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_2884.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_3025.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_3050.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_2994.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_2969.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_2953.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_3077.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_3106.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_3653.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/Fleet%20Week%202006/IMG_3611.jpg

AAFO_WSagar
10-09-2006, 04:35 PM
Mike, they are all great but that Fat Albert shot is probably the best one of that aircraft I've ever seen.. FANTASTIC!

Wayne

FENCELINER
10-09-2006, 04:36 PM
WOW WOW WOW :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Mike51
10-09-2006, 04:41 PM
Thanks guys.

Just for fun, here's the reverse angle of the C-130 shot, taken last year from Alcatraz!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/Mike_Shreeve/SF%20Fleet%20Week%202005/2005_10_08-262.jpg

fenceliner01
10-10-2006, 01:50 PM
Go to www.zombietime.com to get a glimpses of all the other S.F. Bay Area opinions that are protected speech. It makes me proud of the men and women who can wear the uniform AND tolerate the behavior they are protecting!

fenceliner01
10-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Dasher - It just figures that you could come up with a website like that one on such short notice. I've got to meet you sometime. Perhaps the next GOP should expand to include racers and crew. Stay sane down there.

Mike A.

Propellerhead
10-10-2006, 02:43 PM
I've been checking out Zombie for years. He or she (identity unknown) provides a valuable service to us all. He/she visits the great unwashed and "tolerant" so we don't have to.

I can't remember which protest or event it was, but some guy decided to take a bicycle pump to his nether regions. :eek: It doesn't stop at extreme piercings and tribal tatoos around here folks...

SpinB
10-10-2006, 09:36 PM
ALBERT GOT BACK!! (aka junk-in-da'-trunk!)

EastCoastFan
10-11-2006, 06:16 AM
Fat Albert has a big butt, so watch out for when he gets the JATO farts. :D HEY, HEY HEEEEEEEEEEY!!!! With JATO I'm up, up, and away!!

Bill Marsh
10-11-2006, 10:07 AM
Any chatter on new C130 clone over in europe?

Some nice virtual renderings on this site


http://www.airbusmilitary.com/gallery/a400mdesert1024.jpg


All time fan of the herc

BM

Mike51
10-11-2006, 11:49 AM
Any chatter on new C130 clone over in europe?

Some nice virtual renderings on this site


http://www.airbusmilitary.com/gallery/a400mdesert1024.jpg


All time fan of the herc

BM
Hardly a C-130 clone. Size-wise it's midway between the C-130 and C-17. Being an Airbus product, it's likely to be very late, but an extremely effective piece of kit when it finally enters service.

Propellerhead
10-12-2006, 08:40 AM
Groan. I warned you about the "welcome" provided by the hand-wringers here in the Bay area. They really do live in a bubble. Here's Part II:

From today's San Francisco Chronicle:

Fleet Week farewells
Editor -- Thank you, Fleet Week. My preschool-aged daughter, having heard your airplanes overhead all week, is now completely traumatized and afraid to go outside. She just heard a commercial airliner in the sky and ran inside shrieking, shaking, and trying to close all the windows and doors. We tried to have a fun family weekend enjoying free music in our park, but it was ruined by the thundering sound of those hateful airplanes overhead, forcing her (and most of the other children I saw) to throw her hands over her face and cower.

If there is ever an opportunity for me to vote on any proposition keeping this ridiculous event and huge waste of resources from marring the skies of my city again, you can bet I'll be the first in line to get it voted in.


DEMETRA DELÍA
San Francisco
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Editor -- As I walked the streets of the city this past weekend, with the Blue Angels thundering overhead, I couldn't help but think how utterly terrifying it must be to actually be the target of warplanes like these in some far off city, thankfully somewhere else, the victim of screaming death from above. I find it troubling, this worshipful aggrandizement of warfare that is Fleet Week. Yes, we should honor the service of our military , but it should be respectfully solemn, and we should always go to war with a heavy heart, not with all this yahoo, "ain't it cool?" bravado. It's time to grow up America.

RICHARD MARRACQ

No, Mr. Marracq, it's time for you to grow up! Climbing down now...

Leo
10-12-2006, 08:57 AM
It's sad that many do not realize what it takes to give them a life where the only thing to worry about is the disturbing of a concert or the tenperature of the chardonny.
It's amazing how hawkish people will get once the hurt has been done to them.
When I was growing up in Ontario, Ca., planes used to fly over the house very low and very fast, sometimes going supersonic and we lost our picture window more than once. My dad called it "the sound of freedom".

Race 29
10-12-2006, 11:18 AM
Here, Here!!!
I'm sure I'm not the only one on the board that LOVES the sound of any aircraft, be it jets or racers. The louder the better! I've been this way since I was a kid growing up on an Air Force base. Anytime day or night, I'll stop whatever I'm doing and look to the sky when I hear the sound. You all know what I'm talking about, because you do it too! Unfortunatly, people like that woman and her daughter get all the press. People like that move right next door to an airport and then try to get it shut down! Ya know, just the other day......wait, a jet is flying over my house...I'll have to finish this later! :D

Off my box

Race 29

BellCobraIV
10-12-2006, 11:37 AM
My comment to you Mr. RICHARD MARRACQ,

I know for a fact from reading your post that you are one of the people that would go out of their way to vote down the necessary funding to continue to keep that "utterly terrifying" thunder of jet planes somewhere else. You are one of the brainless sheep that put their heads down every night on your liberal pillow not realizing that there exists true evil in this world that doesn't like you. The screaming death you are refering to is a result of others attacks on the people of the United States and other freedom loving countries. It makes me sick to think that you would spit on the bodies of those that give their lives so that you can spout your drivel, but I know that if you were alone with a hundred or so of your liberal friends and completely outnumbered the mourners you would do so. You live in the most liberal city in the country and yet you enjoy the protection "no questions asked" of the best fighting force in the world. I don't agree with what you say, but I admit that thanks to this country you so vehemently hate you have the right to say it. So continue on with your head in the sand, Others will continue to pay the price of your ignorance.

speeddemon
10-12-2006, 11:37 AM
It's sad that many do not realize what it takes to give them a life where the only thing to worry about is the disturbing of a concert or the tenperature of the chardonny.
It's amazing how hawkish people will get once the hurt has been done to them.
When I was growing up in Ontario, Ca., planes used to fly over the house very low and very fast, sometimes going supersonic and we lost our picture window more than once. My dad called it "the sound of freedom".


My father told me a story once...I believe it was while he was stationed over at Hickam AFB in Hawaii. The locals were complaining about all the noise (Ironic, considering the history there...), so Gen Curtis LeMay scrambled the entire wing at 3:00 in the morning and flew them around the islands...just so that it would serve as a reminder of 'the sound of freedom". We need more guys like that these days.

Leo
10-12-2006, 11:50 AM
HeHe, gotta love that man.
There ought to be a place for all those that believe that if we just tolerated all others, lived and let live and agonized over every little point that might offend, that the world would get along. That total pacifism would disarm the "bad" people in the world, they would feel the love and love us back. A city or state where none would have to work because the baaaad rich people would support them. It would be a wonderful little place of rainbows and free self expression, with no consequenses for any actions.
It would also be a good place for a "broken arrow".
Sorry, went too far...

speeddemon
10-12-2006, 12:19 PM
HeHe, gotta love that man.
There ought to be a place for all those that believe that if we just tolerated all others, lived and let live and agonized over every little point that might offend, that the world would get along. That total pacifism would disarm the "bad" people in the world, they would feel the love and love us back. A city or state where none would have to work because the baaaad rich people would support them. It would be a wonderful little place of rainbows and free self expression, with no consequenses for any actions.
It would also be a good place for a "broken arrow".
Sorry, went too far...

Touche! I almost choked when I read that last statement! :D

Propellerhead
10-12-2006, 12:37 PM
For more bay area lunacy, even the challenger in my district's city council race in Oakland trumpets her conscientious objector status during Gulf War I. Of course her delicate sensibilities didn't prevent her from joining the army in the first place and getting an education at Stanford on our dime. And now she can stand with the Code Pinkers (Medea Benjamin) and claim that she was shocked, shocked to find out that the army kills people. AFAIK the city of Oakland doesn't have a foreign policy (Berkeley does, however). :confused: I know I sleep better at night knowing that Berkeley and Oakland are nuclear free zones (I'm not making this up!).

"Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

"AMERICA! F*** YEAH!"

Leo
10-12-2006, 03:34 PM
Just as long as it looks like an accident so we can say we're sorry...

MustangFan
10-12-2006, 05:38 PM
While I live in the SF Area and get to make fun of the peacefreaks daily, we are not alone with our freaks...

Do you guys remember this story?

Dasher - Thank you for posting that story. I do not think I have ever read a more moving tribute to a fallen aviator, and all in response to some idiotic letter....

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Propellerhead
10-12-2006, 09:56 PM
Dasher,

Based on that Luke story, I guess we can say that we haven't cornered the market yet on the "tolerant" here in the Bay Area. God what an insensitive bonehead!!!

Rob

Apteryx
10-13-2006, 12:07 AM
To his credit, the original complaintent, (BTW- a U.S. Navy, and Vietnam vet), wrote a letter of apology to the newspaper to anyone he offended, stating it was just ignorance of the tradition...

Paul

Apteryx
10-13-2006, 12:20 AM
I didn't know that.
YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Oh wait, I'm mixing.......nevermind :1zhelp:

Stevo
10-13-2006, 05:27 AM
You can read all about it HERE (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/wakeup.asp) Dasher.

Propellerhead
10-13-2006, 09:04 AM
Interesting to get the whole story...

Since their purpose is debunking myths and being accurate, at least Snopes.com could use picture of F-16s and and not F-106s!!! :dunno:

speeddemon
10-13-2006, 09:11 AM
Interesting to get the whole story...

Since their purpose is debunking myths and being accurate, at least Snopes.com could use picture of F-16s and and not F-106s!!! :dunno:


Yeah, but I kinda liked that pic of the F-106's. Reminded me of better times with the 318th FIS out of McChord AFB!

Randy Haskin
10-14-2006, 03:31 AM
Yeah, but I kinda liked that pic of the F-106's. Reminded me of better times with the 318th FIS out of McChord AFB!

"Better times"? In what alternate reality is a '106 better than an F-15?? :D

speeddemon
10-15-2006, 12:35 PM
"Better times"? In what alternate reality is a '106 better than an F-15?? :D


Oh, my young sibling...you still have much to learn. There was NOTHING like watching pairs of those -106's come smoking (literally) over grandma's house. You were just too young to appreciate it.

NOT that it wasn't a travesty when they disbanded the 318th and sent the Eagles packing...but it just wasn't the same.

Of course, if you ask dad, he'd say we were BOTH messed up, that the real fun was watching F-82's fly over the house when he was growing up!

Gary Osif
10-15-2006, 03:29 PM
I lived near McCord when the 'Shakies' were replaced by 'Droopies' and the Darts retired and replaced by the Eagles.

The new birds are very exciting but, there's always a fond memory of the older birds.

Oh, I love hydros too! :thumbsup: Goes with the territory, I guess.

Gary

Propellerhead
10-16-2006, 08:49 AM
I lived near McCord when the 'Shakies' were replaced by 'Droopies' and the Darts retired and replaced by the Eagles.

What no Fleagle, Bingo or Snorky? :)