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    Default Re: Aviation Nation Huge Success - More Photos From Las Vegas Air Show

    quote:...>with what's-his-name in the Oracle bipe<


    .....those words used to be cause for "discussion"....
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    Default Re: Aviation Nation Huge Success - More Photos From Las Vegas Air Show

    Quote Originally Posted by mayday51
    quote:...>with what's-his-name in the Oracle bipe<


    .....those words used to be cause for "discussion"....

    Geez, I hope I didn't offend anybody. Just one of those brain fades that happens more and more frequently these days. Somewhere I have a pin that certifies I'm a member of Sean Tucker's 'Pole Holder Club', from back in the early 90s when air racing came to Denver and he was on the airshow program. I was walking around in the pits when I nearly tripped over him as he was pushing his Pitts out to the line. Sean recruited me on the spot, and I got to watch his amazing routine from the side of the runway. You'd think I could remember a guy's name after an experience like that...but you'd be wrong.
    SteveZ

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    Default Re: Aviation Nation Huge Success - More Photos From Las Vegas Air Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo Hotel
    Geez, I hope I didn't offend anybody. Just one of those brain fades that happens more and more frequently these days.
    HAH!! Least I have an excuse

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    Default Re: Aviation Nation Huge Success - More Photos From Las Vegas Air Show

    KH,

    ...no offense here,
    but Sean D. used to be quite explicit on the full "Sean D. Tucker" name
    at every airshow I have seen and helped(?) him at.

    ......my prior reply was in jest/self-synical based on his reactions I had observed.

    Kilo...you do fine by me.
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    [QUOTE=Randy Haskin]Thornton actually has used an F-5 "boat-tail" (the ass-end of the jet where the stabs and engine nozzles are) on at least one of this T-38s because it has a drag chute housing on it which the stock Talon doesn't have.

    Randy-

    I read an article in Air Classics many years ago, was written by Chuck Thornton and detailed building his first T-38. He said that the box on the back between the burner cans was essentially a "bolt on" mod to convert the T-38 to accept the F-5 Drag Chute.
    The jet in these photos looks like a T-38 to me. T-38 wing, intake, boat tail. It does appear to have the drag chute mod and the AT-38B C/L pylon. I think it would look real nice in my hangar!

    -Ken Dwelle

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    Default Re: Aviation Nation Huge Success - More Photos From Las Vegas Air Show

    Ken,
    When are you going to drag CM out of your hangar and come play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race5
    Ken,
    When are you going to drag CM out of your hangar and come play?

    That I can't answer. We just don't know what the future holds for Race #10. That airplane, or probably any fast unlimited, is really a pain in the ass. None of us have the time or the motivation right now to do anything with it. I will probably feel different when we get a prop for it and I get some time in the thing.

    One thing we did do is to buy another racing T-6. It is a Harvard II that we sold 14 years ago named Tinkertoy. It has two gold wins (89 and 90). We figured if one T-6 is good, two should be better no? Dad and I will fly to Dallas on Thursday to bring it back. I'm very anxious to get it up in the air with Kitchen Pass and see where they shake out.

    -Ken

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