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    Default Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    I heard a rumor that Miss Van Nuys was struck by lighting while on the ramp during the storm Saturday afternoon/evening, and that someone actually got a picture of the strike.

    Anyone else hear that and/or see the alleged picture?

    Danno

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    Default Re: Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    I was on the ramp huddled under Voodoo during that storm. I did not see any lightning strikes in the immediate vicinity.

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    Default Re: Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    I was shooting pics Saturday night and saw no evidence of anything being struck by lighting.

    Will

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    Default Re: Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    I talked to the pilot for 20 minutes Sunday morning as they were wiping the plane down. Nothing was mentioned about it.

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    Default Re: Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    So bummed I was not able to make it this year! Who was the pilot for Miss Van Nuys? Love that plane! Its history! Of course the color and Snoopy!! Maybe this well be the start of seeing it out and about more? I know Clay has many planes to choose from to bring to air show and events but that one has to get a lot of requests!
    Last edited by eallen; 09-17-2013 at 12:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    The "viral" photo of the Sat evening photoshoot with Lacy's Mustang, IIRC, has two lightning bolts that appear to land on/near the airplane, but to the best of my knowledge, it is optical illusion; I did not hear of a strike on the airplane, nor did I see any evidence of it on the airplane Sunday.

    If this were Snopes, it would say "Real photo, inaccurate description."

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    Default Re: Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    The picture is posted on one of the Facebook threads. It's actually quite impressive....including the rainbow in the frame.

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    Default Re: Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    If this was struck by lightning, I'd think there'd have been a mark on it. I shot this saturday night.


    Will

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    Default Re: Miss Van Nuys Lightning Strike

    Wow, that was both a very cool and very lucky shot. I was headed out in that direction just as it started to pour. I have to admit, I'd love a copy of that in poster size.

    Will

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