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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:35 pm 
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Welcome to the WIX board Cam, nice website you have in tribute to the USMC........

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:58 pm 
Thanks very much Roger.

I was invited by Colonel John R Bates USMC who was Chief of Staff - Operations and Training USMC to Camp Pendelton in Feb 2005 to a small ceremony for Iwo Jima vets.

I laid a wreath for the 60th Anniv of the landings, and was able to speak and shake the hand of many of the vets. I was very humbled to meet them and they genuinely appreciated an Australian travelling that far in order to acknowledge their service.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:45 pm 
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Hi all...
I grew up around aviation in the 50's as my dad was a PanAm pilot & a nearby neighbor owned a flying school. I had a few hours of dual when I was a kid and actually was taxiing Cessnas to the wash rack before I got my drivers license. Also had 20 min. DC-4 time in my logbook!
Spent 3 years in the USAF @ Edwards AFB and thoroughly enjoyed that time of my life.
Have just gotten re-interested in aviation this year and have ridden a few warbirds as well as spent a week on Guadalcanal in Sept. visiting WW2 battlesites and aircraft wrecks of which there are several.
Really an interesting forum here with a lot of varied experience.


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Warbirds and Steam Trains, you can't be all that bad, welcome, my northern neighbor........

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Thanks Roger...would like to meet you someday. I thoroughly enjoyed all your great pics taken @ Schellville this last Jan. (hang out there from time to time.)

Tom


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Weather allowing, I'll be there again on New Years Day

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HELLO,BEEN READING AND CHECKING OUT SOME PICS THAT YOU HAVE SHARED WITH EACH OTHER. I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH, SO THANKYOU FOR LETTING ME COME ON BOARD.WORKED A FEW GOOD PLACES OVER THE YEARS,SO I HOPE I CAN SHARE SOME OF MY STORIES AND PICS. WITH YOU. ANYWAYS WORKED WITH LASER MEASUREING EQUP. TO CHECK BLADE FLEX AND TIMING ON COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY A/C. ALSO MECH. FOR PRATT FOR SOME YEARS.I AM FROM BRIDGEPORT CT. WERE I STARTED WORKING THE FLIGHT LINE IN THE LATE 70"S TO 86. I WITNESSED THE CORSAIR THAT WENT DOWN IN 81(BAD DAY).GOT SOME PICS THAT I WILL POST AS SOON AS I VIGURE IT OUT THANKS AGAIN ,BE TALKING WITH YA KEN.


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After lurking for a while I finally decided it was time for me to introduce myself.

I grew up near Dayton Ohio and spent a lot of time at the Air Force Museum. Also just about every year we were at the Air Show and that's where I fell in love with flying. Unfortunately, I've never been able to become a Pilot myself but I do try to do spend as much time around planes as I can. I'm an avid RC plane/heli flyer and I volunteer at the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Cincinnati.

I'm going to try to start posting a lot more and maybe post some pictures from the Museum. Currently the museum is the process of restoring a Corsair and a FW 190 replica. We're going to be receiving a P40 hopefully by the end of January. Exciting Times. :)

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G'day,

I thought a recruit from the land 'down under' might not go astray. I have an interest in WWII aviation and warbirds that goes back as far as I can remember. My father and mother both served with the Royal Australian Air Force and Dad saw action in WWII and Korea.

Also, I have a particular interest in the stories of aircrew from WWII and have been honoured to interview a number of them over the years. My main goal is to record their stories for their families, whilst some find their way to print. Most notably I came to know SQNLDR K.B. McGlashan AFC who quite literally flew from Dunkirk to D-Day. His remarkable story ultimately became my first book.

I look forward participating in your forum.

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 Post subject: Hi from the new 'boy'
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Location: March House. Plantationfoot. Wamphray. Moffat. DG10 9NG
Ex RAF, but I was a glutton for punishment, I did my National Service in the Royal Artillery. Six months after demob I was in the Royal Air Force. I trained as Electrician (air) and started working on Avro Lincolns, then we received the Canberra, what a beauty. I then went on a course for electrical fitter, they even taught us to file with .001 inch accuracy!!
I am now 77 years young and put time in at the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, but we are under threat, the land was bought by a consortium who put the rent up from £700 per year to 5.800 with a service charge of £1,500 plus VAT. They have offered us the land with a bit extra for £145.000, har har! To date I have done Canberra cockpit, a Dassault Mystere,and a Jetstream that was completely empty except for two seat slung in! Coudnt get all the instrument so I made facsimiles out of plastic (Photo sometime) I am noe working on a Jet Provost. We have Fairey Gannet that lost its rudder at RNAS Prestwick. It was blown off in a gale and cartwheeled across the airfield. 1.000 pop rivets later and a new main spar it look as good as new. I'll keep in touch.

Ken

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I missed this, so I'll say hello now...

I'm ex-RAF - Radar and Bloodhound Missiles, on the Electronics side...

My old man was also RAF, he did 10 years longer than me for the full 22 year stretch working on all sorts including Javelins, Lightnings, Canberras, and was in Suez when it was 'hot' before moving over to Lightning Simulators.

I blame him for getting me into aircraft, but myself only for getting obsessed with drawing them... :lol:

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 Post subject: Jetstream.
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Hi Clave.
If you go to my post before yours, I have pictured the Jetstream and my rebuilt cockpit. All the instrument are home made facsimiles. When I've finished the Jet Provost, I'll give you a before and after shot

Ken

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Nice stuff, very nice indeed! 8)

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This is my 2nd post (my first being a few minutes ago in the Quiz thread).

I live in the UK and have worked around warbirds for over 20 years. First helped with the rebuild of a ex-Italian Harvard 2B in the mid 1980s, then ran a T-6 magazine, ground crewed on a T-6 Team for four years and then worked as a hangar rat for a warbird company for another 11. Now, belong to a restoration group that specialise in Army aeroplanes.

For a number of years I was European Correspondent for NATA and also researched T-6 histories and colour schemes for owners. The latter I still do, but on a much reduced scale.

I'm not a pilot due to medical reasons, but have about 950 hours in singles with a lot of time in Super Cubs, Chipmunks and Harvards (flown in 10 - 5 Mk.4s, 2 Mk.IIBs, 2 T-6Gs and a rare SNJ-7C). Other time in T-28 and Fennec, both Provosts, P-51, TBM-3R, C-45s, PT-17s, Bird Dog, Auster 9, Jungmann, C-47, Broussard, Norseman, AE-1, L-4H, L-18C, Wilga, T-34, Yak-18T, Yak-52s, An-2, Staggerwing etc etc.

I look forward to playing an active part in the forum.

Best wishes to all,

Martin Pengelly


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Greetings, All,

I grew up around aviation, as my father joined the EAA back in '64. I went to Rockford (yes, Rockford) for the first time back in '66, at age ten. Dad built a Benson Gyro-Copter and an award-winning EAA Biplane. I soloed back in January of '78, but for various reasons (mostly economic) was unable to complete my license. I'll finish it someday.

Last year, my first free-lance article was published in Flight Journal magazine. I have another coming out in the June '08 issue. I'm working on two novels. One is a WWII aviation tale. The other is about high school jazz musicians.


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