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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:57 am 
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Stay safe, everyone - hope the outdoor exhibits have plenty of tiedowns!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:30 am 
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What about the planes at the Armament Museum? There could be lots of destroyed aircraft there. Then there are the airpark planes at Eglin AFB.

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I have the sinking feeling we're going to be seeing a lot of pics of bent metal over the coming days.


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Pensacola is well to the west of the hurricane track.

What is of more concern to me is the Ft. Rucker helicopter museum, which is much nearer to the projected path.

Also, Warner-Robins near Macon Georgia is straight down the middle of the projected path, though this is further down the way and the track could deviate from this route.

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Found this on The Facebooky this morning supposedly from a Veterans park near Tyndall AFB


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That would be the Tyndall gate guard F-15A 740095

F-4, F-86/84?, F-106 also there.

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30.069047, -85.592533


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:56 am 
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Video of storm damage at Tyndall. The devastation is incredible. Looks like the F-15 was flipped but the other three aircraft look relatively unscathed.

https://www.facebook.com/wxchasing/vide ... =2&theater

Hope any WIXers in the area made out ok.

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Oooee.
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I also see several planes caught in a hangar that lost part of its roof, starting at 2:22.

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Those don't look like the same plane to me. Tyndall has two F-15s on display in different spots. Looks to me like both of them got flipped over.


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Those don't look like the same plane to me.

They're not the same bird. One is missing its nose and the other is intact...other differences, but that's the bigun....

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So I assume the planes at the Armament museum didn't get too badly dinged up?

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F-106 minus canopy, several QF-16 and others damaged in hangar collapse as far as I can see

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