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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:43 pm 
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OLE' !!!

TEXAS RAIDERS is slated to return to Brownsville for AirFiesta on March 9th and 10th.
I can't make this trip because of prior commitments, but stop on by and see the fine folks and the finer bomber!
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:04 pm 
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TEXAS RAIDERS is slated to come to Corsicana this weekend May 10th through 12th.

I have a Staff meeting Saturday morning that I need to be at so I might not make it there this time :-(

Any fellow WIXers going?

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:03 am 
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Hondo- Hondo Here we come
Right back where we started from! :lol:

TEXAS RAIDERS will be at Hondo this weekend May 17-19th
I love the Hondo show- Nice folks- airplanes show up that we don't see so often down in the Gulf Coast area.

Hope to see you there... I might be there Saturday in Moosejaw Belle- weather and cranky Ranger engine willing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Ada Air Expo
June 8th 2013
In scenic Ada, Oklahoma

They just posted that TEXAS RAIDERS has arrived safely.
Come on over, up or by- relative to wherever you are... because that is where we will be! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:06 pm 
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TEXAS RAIDERS is coming to Lexington, Kentucky on July 18th (Thursday) and will be flying Living History Flights (AKA rides) and ground tours.
We will be operating out of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky again. (Nice Folks!)
And there is some sort of GIGANTIC Antique and Exotic Car show (The Keeneland Classic Car Show) across the road from the Airport.
(In fact some of our members are showing up with their antique Bianchi)

Then after the weekend we are preceding to Savanah, Georgia July 22-26 for what may be the last re-union of the 8th Air Force Association. I am only spreading rumours as I hear them! :axe:

Either way- I am excited to get to see the 8th air Force Museum and meet the veterans there, which is my way of saying... The stars all aligned and I AM ON THE CREW for this one! 8)

Hope to see you B-17 fans out there.

Rides are available at both stops. Call: 1-855-FLY-A-B17

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:42 pm 
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OK- In a motel in Lexington, KY trying to upload photos...
I am hoping this works as planned. :supz:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:11 am 
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Is anybody going to San Antone?
I am flying the PT-26 up with the B-17

Stop on by and compare notes or get a tour or a ride.
We are staging out of Signature FBO (Flight Base Operator) on the South side of the Airstrip.

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PS- It is also the 381st BG Re- Union so we are expecting Triangle L vets and family.

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I want to see you in formation with TR in your PT-19!!!!!!


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Onwards to Hondo!

TEXAS RAIDERS will be winging its way to Hondo this Nov. 8th and 9th

There should be rides available and ground tours.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:52 pm 
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Dear Diary,
GAWD it is great to be Wing Leader again!
A Maintenance Col. reported an involved problem he was having with the Aircraft this morning.

And I was able to THANK HIM for keeping me informed of the problem and to PLEASE inform me when he had it fixed! :axe: :lol:

But seriously- TEXAS RAIDERS is undergoing Winter Maintenance and is up on stands awaiting the bolts for the Bomb Bay carry through spar -recurring AD. The spars and holes tested fine, but the bolts were ready to be refreshed.
Additionally, all four Hamilton Standard Prop ADs came due this year. We are working on introducing some new propellers one by one in the off-years so that we can stagger the recurrence on the AD.

Various avionic squawks are being tended to.
All the small stuff starts to add up on the punch list, but we are hoping to be back making loud, proud round-engine sounds by Mid- March.

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Good idea with the props, we're doing the same with FIFI.


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The last tweaking before return to flight 2014 operations from Winter Maintenance.
Dennis Kwiecien on top of #3- Jeff Brown, Ben Doggett (Newest Right Seat- SIC) , Cadet Nicholas Schaps, and Steve Sloma (Newest TR Flight Engineer)working it or talking about working it.
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She is flying righteous...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:28 am 
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When you get down to it... EVERY day is Veteran's Day for warbird operators.

Thanks for everyone who served.

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It's Winter Maintenance time for TEXAS RAIDERS!
So it only seemed natural to post some photos. I will undoubtedly edit this post a blue gillion times because I just got in from a cold raw hangar and I am feeling like a piece of COLD burnt toast. :|
The floorboards came up...
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Landing gear loveliness- actually it came off to get the bearings replaced
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Waist gunners floor board removed
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And where the floor board came up from
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Did I mention it wsa cold?
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The wall of shame.. or is it blame? Or is it both?
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Newtonian Physics at work
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