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    F-117 Nighthawk - Stealth Fighter

    Saw this article about an F-117 Nighthawk being retired to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and realized we have not yet started a dedicated thread for this aircraft. So.... here we go ! ! ! We'll start with these photos and their source article: ...
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    XM157 DRAKE 12-Ton, 8x8, Amphibious (Bigger than a Duck)

    This popped up on my facebook feed and I had never heard of a DRAKE before. So.... Here's a few things to start a conversation about the XM157 Drake: . . . . . . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz_U1F150HE Can anyone tell us more about this BIG Amphibian???
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    R.I.P. - Francis Currey - one of three remaining WW2 Medal of Honor Ricipients

    Fox News is reporting that Francis Currey passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at age 94. https://www.foxnews.com/us/francis-currey-world-war-ii-medal-of-honor-recipient The article is quite informative.
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    USAF Tests ROBOpilot - First Flight 2019-08-09

    The AFRL Center for Rapid Innovation has successfully first-flight tested a "Contraption That Can Turn Any Plane Into A Robot Plane" (a DRONE). Here's a link to the article that first caught my attention...
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    747-AAC CONCEPT "Airborne Aircraft Carrier"

    This gem of a video popped up on my YouTube suggested for viewing list..... So, I watched it. Pretty interesting bit of USAF/DOD history that I'm sure Boeing received a juicy contract to research and propose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drnxZlS9gyw&feature=youtu.be Check it out!
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    R.I.P. - Sheriff Gary Painter, Midland County, Texas - Friend to the MV Hobby

    Texas has lost a good friend of the MV Hobby, a USMC Veteran, Midland County Sheriff, and Board Member - Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). Very early Sunday May 26, 2019, Sheriff Gary Painter passed away unexpectedly at his home. My first knowledge of this sad news came with this...
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    RAILROAD CROSSING SAFETY - Sheriff Officer Hit - could have been any of us.

    A Midland County (Texas) Sheriffs Deputy was struck by a train while responding to a "baby not breathing" emergency and surprisingly "walked away from" the wreckage. Railroad grade crossings are DANGEROUS ! ! ! This incident was caught on camera and should be a valuable lesson to all of us no...
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    R.I.P. - Lt. Gen. Charles “Buck” Pattillo, Co-Founder/Pilot USAF Thunderbirds

    https://www.avgeekery.com/air-force-thunderbirds-co-founder-pilot-dies-at-94/ A long-lived aviator, air demonstration pioneer, and leader has passed away at age 94, just two weeks shy of his 95th birthday. ATLANTA — Lt. Gen. Charles “Buck” Pattillo, a co-founder and one of the first pilots...
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    National WASP Museum - May 25, 2019

    The National WASP Museum in Sweetwater, Texas is hosting their annual event on May 25th. Here's their website's events page for details: https://waspmuseum.org/events.html Dianna and I visited the Museum a few months ago and heard about this event. I mentioned our motorpool of FMV's and the...
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    R.I.P. - Mort Walker - BEETLE BAILEY Cartoonist (1Lt, US Army)

    Mr. Mort Walker, the cartoonist who drew the BEETLE BAILEY comic has passed away at age 94. https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-mort-walker-20180128-story.html 'Beetle Bailey' cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94 It is a very well written article. Although not directly an MV...
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    SQUEEZING THROUGH ! ALWAYS Check Your Clearances

    THE DOMINO EFFECT Although this is not an MV, the safety principle is still the same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCdResMwZDo&feature=youtu.be
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    2018-11-18 P-51 Mustang Crash - Fredericksburg, TX

    Fredericksburg, Texas, USA November 18, 2018 A P-51 Mustang (WWII Fighter Aircraft) has crashed killing two veterans...
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    Chinook Mishap @ OK Vet's Day Parade Investigation - 11/2018

    Oklahoma Army National Guard investigating after chopper mishap at Veterans Day parade in Norman https://kfor.com/2018/11/12/oklahoma-army-national-guard-investigating-after-chopper-mishap-at-veterans-day-parade-in-norman/ Sounds like there's some finger pointing about the go live-fire!!!
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    CIA U-2 Pilot's POOP-PROOF Diet....

    Due to long mission durations the CIA came up with POOP-PROOF Diets for their U-2 Pilots.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBKUfBHsa_4&feature=youtu.be Carry on.
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    WWII BSA Paratroop Bicycle featured on Pawn Stars TV Show

    Stumbled upon this YouTube video of a Pawn Stars episode... WWII Paratroop folding bicycle built by BSA. WOW!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKp4YtmRdX0&feature=youtu.be
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    Belgian F-16 Destroyed: "Accidental" Cannon-fire 2018-10-14

    Technician ‘Accidentally’ Fires Vulcan Cannon & Obliterates F-16 Sitting on the RunwayLink to Article: https://tribunist.com/news/technician-accidentally-fires-vulcan-cannon-obliterates-f-16-sitting-on-the-runway/
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    NSA Museum gets EC-130H for Display

    September 12, 2018 Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland Home of the NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY This Air Force's oldest EC-130H, tail number 65-0989, was recently decommissioned after 53 years of service and flew from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to Tipton Airfield near Ft. Meade, Maryland, on...
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    Sept. 6, 1915 FIRST TANK PRODUCED - "Little Willie"

    According to THE HISTORY CHANNEL's daily email digest THIS DAY IN HISTORY, on this day in 1915 the first tank was produced - "LITTLE WILLIE" was its name. Here the link...
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    Just carry your TANK in your SUV!

    This is pretty cool.... and seems to have been scaled to fit the transport vehicle rather well, too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgowUin1n_w&feature=youtu.be Carry (your tank) on!
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    HANGAR 25 AIR MUSEUM - Big Spring, Texas - May 29, 2018

    On the day after Memorial Day I had an appointment at the VA Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. We like to get in some sightseeing whenever we're out of town - even for doctor visits - so we dropped by the HANGAR 25 AIR MUSEUM at the Air Park in Big Spring. The Air Park is the former WEBB...
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