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    Default The Birds

    I have only been able to skim edit my pylon stuff but I've noticed several shots with birds in them.. Notably, hawks! Here's one, not a particularly good shot but..
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    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    And I clicked on this expecting to see Thunderbirds.
    Bill Pearce

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    Blue Thunder Air Racing (in memoriam)

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    OT-2 Re: The Birds

    "Well don't you know about the bird? Well, everybody knows that the bird is a word"

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    Quote Originally Posted by N22252 View Post
    "Well don't you know about the bird? Well, everybody knows that the bird is a word"
    Now your bringing back some memories from the 60's.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gc4QTqslN4
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    After Friday’s heat
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    "young" Thomas

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    Default Re: The Birds

    This guy was hanging out near me on the hillside Saturday afternoon.



    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD2LTR View Post
    This guy was hanging out near me on the hillside Saturday afternoon.



    Will
    Now THAT is a genuine 200+mph airframe! Variable geometry and everything! Look how tight the gear is rigged in!
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    Eddie's Airplane Patch-Birthplace of the "Sonic Boom".......and I'm reminded every friggin' day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinB View Post
    Now THAT is a genuine 200+mph airframe! Variable geometry and everything! Look how tight the gear is rigged in!
    Well, the Peregrine Falcon is the single fastest animal in the world. Lots of them around here. Had one sitting on the my fence the other day.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Speaking of birds and bird strikes:

    Couple pics sent to me by Jim Peitz, pilot of the Aero-Bonanza. He struck a bird near the top of his hammer-head maneuver on Friday. He called, "Hey Boss...bird strike...that's ugly."

    He had to slide over to the other seat after he recovered from the maneuver to finish his routine. Guy is one helluva pilot.

    We had a couple cancellations this year. Rob Holland got bumped from his cargo flight from France after the iAC event so he couldn't get to Reno in time. Mike Wiskus was weathered in in MN, so he called me and told me to call Jim P. to see if he'd be able to help out.

    Within two hours of my call to Jim in SD., he's enroute to Reno, dodging significant weather, storms, etc. He called be while orbiting west of the TFR asking if he could come in and that he had about 25min of fuel remaining. Well...hell yeah we can get you in!

    Flew five shows for us on less than three hours notice. Rock star by any and every definition.
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    Owen Ashurst
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