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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:22 pm 
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She looks great..I'm hoping to catch up with her at Hamilton. I've still never seen her since the big makeover..last time I saw Lil was at Thunder '05.

Love the flag, and the ATC logo is a nice touch. The new nose art is very well done..my only (minor) nitpick is that I would have preferred that she have a bit more of a '40s hairstyle and makeup. I mean absolutely no disrespect to Django..his work is great (in fact I preferred his concept for the revived "Lil" nose art) but I for the past five years every time I would refer to the airplane it would be "Diamond L....I mean Ol' 927." That's simply become her identity, and the name most of us have know her by for our entire lives.

Am I the only one who noticed the CAF "Tramp Stamp" is gone? (although I must admit, I didn't mind the one on the B-24, as it was pretty subtle and blended nicely with the camo.)


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Am I the only one who noticed the CAF "Tramp Stamp" is gone? (although I must admit, I didn't mind the one on the B-24, as it was pretty

Oh darn, what a shame!! Shh don't tell anybody, maybe Midland and SB won't notice.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:07 pm 
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The tramp stamp will be back, smaller and located aft of the cockpit windows. :(


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I told you to be quite Steve..........................now the Sq. will have to put the stamp back on. Darn it.


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The tramp stamp will be back, smaller and located aft of the cockpit windows.


>Dislike!<

Will it at least be similar to the "toned down" version she carried on the rear fuselage?

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Just updated myself on this thread and I like the changes to 927. I for one was partial to the older "New" logo but I can learn to live with it. I do have a question. If 927 is going to have names on the side of it to honor people, is their any intent to put Gary's name on the side also, I would have figured that his would have been first.

Guess I am a bit confused that from my end, it seems that the CAF wants to forget, guess maybe their membership should go back to Page 1 of this thread.

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If 927 is going to have names on the side of it to honor people, is their any intent to put Gary's name on the side also, I would have figured that his would have been first.


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Before throwing anyone under the bus, why don't you guys go to the website and read what the "Honor their Service" program is about?

http://www.cafb29b24.org/index.php?opti ... liccontent

Additionally, I think that putting Gary's name in the place of honor as it would've been on the plane back during the day as the permanent Crew Chief would be more appropriate for him instead of at the back in small letters that semi-blend in with the paint scheme.

Also, no one's forgotten about Gary. They were clear to point out Gary's achievements and efforts in making the airplane what it is today in the presentation, and putting the Neutrality Flags on the airplane is nothing short of a direct result of Gary. As much as we all have an emotional attachment to Gary and his work, this airplane has been around for almost 70 years and he was a big influence on its recent history, but he wasn't the only one to have a big effect on it over the years.


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CAPFlyer wrote:
Before throwing anyone under the bus, why don't you guys go to the website and read what the "Honor their Service" program is about?

http://www.cafb29b24.org/index.php?opti ... liccontent

Additionally, I think that putting Gary's name in the place of honor as it would've been on the plane back during the day as the permanent Crew Chief would be more appropriate for him instead of at the back in small letters that semi-blend in with the paint scheme.

Also, no one's forgotten about Gary. They were clear to point out Gary's achievements and efforts in making the airplane what it is today in the presentation, and putting the Neutrality Flags on the airplane is nothing short of a direct result of Gary. As much as we all have an emotional attachment to Gary and his work, this airplane has been around for almost 70 years and he was a big influence on its recent history, but he wasn't the only one to have a big effect on it over the years.



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CAPFlyer wrote:
Before throwing anyone under the bus, why don't you guys go to the website and read what the "Honor their Service" program is about?

http://www.cafb29b24.org/index.php?opti ... liccontent

Additionally, I think that putting Gary's name in the place of honor as it would've been on the plane back during the day as the permanent Crew Chief would be more appropriate for him instead of at the back in small letters that semi-blend in with the paint scheme.

Also, no one's forgotten about Gary. They were clear to point out Gary's achievements and efforts in making the airplane what it is today in the presentation, and putting the Neutrality Flags on the airplane is nothing short of a direct result of Gary. As much as we all have an emotional attachment to Gary and his work, this airplane has been around for almost 70 years and he was a big influence on its recent history, but he wasn't the only one to have a big effect on it over the years.


Well I dont believe we had thrown anyone under the bus as of yet. That certinly sounds like a very nice program and thank you for informing.


Want a stencil with Gary's name??? and who the acting crew chief is or are........... Send me a address on where you want it shipped to. 1/2", 3/4" or 1" letters.
Lets make it happen.

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N3Njeff wrote:
Guess I am a bit confused that from my end, it seems that the CAF wants to forget, guess maybe their membership should go back to Page 1 of this thread.


Why must everything the CAF does or doesnt do be seen as some sort of conspiracy? I'm betting that not one single person that has posted since your message is a member of the CAF unit that owns this plane. Do any of you ever looked anywhere besides wix for news about the B-24? Lots of information about it on various CAF webpages. I'm not a member of the CAF but I at least look into the subject.


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N3Njeff wrote:
Guess I am a bit confused that from my end, it seems that the CAF wants to forget, guess maybe their membership should go back to Page 1 of this thread.


Why must everything the CAF does or doesnt do be seen as some sort of conspiracy? I'm betting that not one single person that has posted since your message is a member of the CAF unit that owns this plane. Do any of you ever looked anywhere besides wix for news about the B-24? Lots of information about it on various CAF webpages. I'm not a member of the CAF but I at least look into the subject.



Before you go preaching to what I do or others do or should do on and off WIX. Be a active member for more than what 4 months.

There are many members on WIX that like to keep updated in the warbird scene because in many ways, its the FASTEST method as MANY are active in keeping these airplanes in the air and dont have time to search the HUNDREDS of groups and individuals doing different things all over the world. So YES I only look at WIX.

For many of us, we are like Gary who this thread owes its many pages to. We work our asses off for little to no recognition to keep people flying safe every day. It has nothing to do with conspiracy..............it ALL has to do with Pride and Passion and credit put to where credit is due. If the CAF has already put his name on the side of "Lil" or ole "927" if you want to call it then I apologise as I did not see the thread where it happened. If it has not happened then its a shame...................................Im done.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:26 am 
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bombadier29 wrote:
I'm not a member of the CAF but I at least look into the subject.

Have you worked on Diamond Lil?
Have you had an flight aboard Diamond Lil?
Have you donated to the upkeep of Diamond Lil?
Some of us reading this thread have done 1 or 2 or maybe even all 3 (or perhaps in conjunction with other warbirds).
Perhaps pontificating to others WIXers who do more than merely "look into the subject" was not the best choice.

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