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    Steven Spielberg's gag filled war story gets my...

    Steven Spielberg's gag filled war story gets my vote... I think none other than legendary Frank Tallman is the real
    P40 pilot played by John Belushi as Wild Bill Kelso...

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    A closer look at those bullet defector plates...

    A closer look at those bullet defector plates from the Epic of Flight...

    In 1915 from an airfield near Dunkirk, French Lieutenant Roland Garros
    took off armed with defector plates that for a time...
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    In 2002 Rare Bear sported a three blade propeller...

    In 2002 Rare Bear sported a three blade propeller off Lockheed P3 Orion attached to Lockheed Constellation hub but
    after back-to-back testing in 2004, a switch was made back to the Aeroproducts...
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    B-17G "Nine-O-Nine" KBDL NTSB Preliminary Report...

    B-17G "Nine-O-Nine" KBDL NTSB Preliminary Report




    https://youtu.be/5YN4QAdji7Y
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    Here is custom spinner to behold with a tight air...

    Here is custom spinner to behold with a tight air gap... 3350 powered RareBear... no cooling problems noted...

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    True Dave... until definite proof is found all...

    True Dave... until definite proof is found all theories are possible even off the wall Alien abduction... but my learned speculation is on #1

    1)Crash and sink theory
    2)Gardner Island theory...
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    What I gather about 1937 is Japans mood was like...

    What I gather about 1937 is Japans mood was like that of a Ninja...
    like don't do anything baka (stupid) to raise US suspicions...

    In 1937 during the months the US searched for Amelia the...
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    After reading a number of books on Amelia Earhart...

    After reading a number of books on Amelia Earhart I favor the crash and
    sink theory... I believe Amelia and Fred ran out of fuel searching for
    Howland Island and ditched at sea... Ballard is the...
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    In the time of war leave it up maintenance to...

    In the time of war leave it up maintenance to find a short cut to a crazy hassle... like install quick fasteners to cowling to get at the engine...

    (Its worth noting the chief reason rotarys...
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    True Dana... if the engine were confined inside a...

    True Dana... if the engine were confined inside a box a rotary would
    be spinning in its own heat of combustion and exhaust but that is not
    what we see on the Morane Saulnier... the designers...
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    I doubt the claim because the advantage of the...

    I doubt the claim because the advantage of the rotary engine's success
    was improved cooling: when the engine was running, the rotating
    crankcase cylinder assembly created its own fast-moving...
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    You're welcome Ron... The Morane Saulnier was...

    You're welcome Ron...

    The Morane Saulnier was inspired by the success of Louis Bechereau's
    1912 Deperdussin monoplane racer... powered by a 190HP Gnome Lambda
    14-cylinder twin-row air-cooled...
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    Yes I can imagine Ron... to make a spinner then...

    Yes I can imagine Ron... to make a spinner then and as well as now you start with a flat piece of aluminum and work it by hand onto to a buck in a Lathe...


    https://youtu.be/yrTDBW6q7Xg
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    Lafayette Escadrille It was the final film...

    Lafayette Escadrille


    It was the final film in the career of director William A. Wellman and is based on his original story as a 1917 fighter pilot.
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    No sound but great video close ups by the NTSB......

    No sound but great video close ups by the NTSB...


    https://youtu.be/DIjWv0lcLz0
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    I lost my friend Mac... he absolutely loved his...

    I lost my friend Mac... he absolutely loved his job... 20 years with the foundation with over 7,300 B17 hours...

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    The plane hit the instrument landing system posts...

    The plane hit the instrument landing system posts and veered to the
    right. It crossed a grassy area, then a taxiway, and ran into the
    de-icing facility, NTSB member Jennifer Homendy told reporters....
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    ATC audio... pilot states take off weight "44,000...

    ATC audio... pilot states take off weight "44,000 lb we don't carry bombs anymore" and they request a return to field because of #4 engine...


    https://youtu.be/weNLHLWSg6g

    History of Nine O...
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    Eye witness account not from a pilot but his Dad...

    Eye witness account not from a pilot but his Dad was USAF... in short... during take off #3 engine lost power and the return to base was unsuccessful......
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    No not Nine O Nine!!! the news of this accident...

    No not Nine O Nine!!! the news of this accident is bitingly bitter...
    I helped the pilot fix his broken bomb bay universal. He knew I'd do
    anything to keep them flying... after all the Collins...
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    Saved... thanks for compiling the list...

    Saved... thanks for compiling the list...
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    1965 Flight of the Phoenix... the movie Paul...

    1965 Flight of the Phoenix... the movie Paul Mantz gave his life for...


    https://youtu.be/V0hIoLNecqI

    1938 Test Pilot... Clark Gabel Spencer Tracy Myrna Loy


    https://youtu.be/6iIQ076uiEE
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    Al's leadership and crew action inspire me to...

    Al's leadership and crew action inspire me to never give up... salutes to all of them...
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    The way my Honda RC45 homologated race bike leans...

    The way my Honda RC45 homologated race bike leans into the bendy bits it feels like I'm flying... it sports a tall first gear good for 90 mph... so by the time I reach 6th gear it's go straight to...
  25. Warbirds zipping around at Star Wars pace... wow...

    Warbirds zipping around at Star Wars pace... wow oh wow thats the best CGI I've seen since last week...
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