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    Saw these guys at Oshkosh last year, they build...

    Saw these guys at Oshkosh last year, they build gorgeous full scale authentic reproductions of Sopwiths so they might be able to provide some direction for you.

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    Sorry to disappoint you, there is no "storming"...

    Sorry to disappoint you, there is no "storming" here. Have far more important subjects and issues to engage with rather than spending mind-numbing hours searching for mistakes and faux pas' in...
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    My career was in the film and TV business. You're...

    My career was in the film and TV business. You're quite right, movie budgets aren't unlimited. They are the very opposite, tightly controlled, adhered to and line by line item explicit. However not...
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    Not familiar with this title but the combat...

    Not familiar with this title but the combat scenes you describe are, IMO, still favourable to P-51's as German fighters.
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    They could have used real combat footage and...

    They could have used real combat footage and cockpit close-ups(mock ups), models and special effects like so many other flying movies from the 40's depicting war in Europe and the Pacific. This...
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    Many war movies on TV today including one of the...

    Many war movies on TV today including one of the worst ever flying yarns entitled Fighter Squadron from 1948. The good guys are flying P-47's and the Germans they encounter in dogfights are flying...
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    Sorry Bill, you're SOL with the David Clarks....

    Sorry Bill, you're SOL with the David Clarks. Only Bose, Lightspeed, ASA and Kore pick-up British radio frequencies. :>)

    The only difference between flying in the US and the U.K., is that in the...
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    Stones, Dylan, Kinks, Jefferson Starship, PM and...

    Stones, Dylan, Kinks, Jefferson Starship, PM and Wings, Who, Country Joe & the Fish, Ten Years After, Procol Harem, The Band and the Ohio Express.

    I know The Fray, they're very good but IMO, I...
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    TRANSLATION: Still don't know how much money Ford...

    TRANSLATION: Still don't know how much money Ford is committing so we don't know who EAA can afford.
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    Lynn, I'm sorry, I don't follow your thought...

    Lynn, I'm sorry, I don't follow your thought process. Why are your vacation dates and worrying about what to do with your kids totally and unequivocally dependant on an irrelevant Monday night...
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    S'plain this to me Lucy.

    S'plain this to me Lucy.
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    Give me washed up rock n' roll over old,...

    Give me washed up rock n' roll over old, contemporary or up-and-coming country any time! Blasphemous?So be it!
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    Someone newly retired is very, very bored. Must...

    Someone newly retired is very, very bored. Must be the foggy, rainy, wet and damp climate with total lack of sun. Better take lots of vitamin D.
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    If this is your only reason for attending Oshkosh...

    If this is your only reason for attending Oshkosh and if such discounts are available, will they be greater or less than the costs you will incur to attend Oshkosh? This is the question that needs to...
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    Of course the name of that infamous boat didn't...

    Of course the name of that infamous boat didn't cause Gary's demise, it's what he did or didn't do on that boat that made him quit the race.

    True story: I was on that boat. In the 1980's it was...
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    Very cool to have a number one of anything, congrats.

    Base price for a 2005 was $69,000. Base price for the same airplane today is $145K. Add a few popular options and it's $200K. Comparatively, a...
  17. I have always been impressed with American...

    I have always been impressed with American Legend's history of going from "light bulb idea" start-up of reimagining a thoroughly modern J-3 Cub to first customer delivery in less than one year. Few,...
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    You must have been misinformed. That's ED medical...

    You must have been misinformed. That's ED medical terminology.
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    According to what I've read the Goodyear blimps...

    According to what I've read the Goodyear blimps are also non-rigid airships.
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    Agreed, the prep for pre-take off, take off,...

    Agreed, the prep for pre-take off, take off, landing and securing is far more compelling than watching it lumber around the sky.
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    My memory tells me it was inconclusive. I could...

    My memory tells me it was inconclusive. I could be wrong.
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    Good get! Either you missed it or I dreamt it.

    Good get! Either you missed it or I dreamt it.
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    Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

    Hard to believe it's 5 years ago today that the Boeing 777 with 239 souls on board completely vanished from the world as we know it. After prolonged, extensive searches and 2 unverifiable aircraft...
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    Don't do this. You will place yourself in great...

    Don't do this. You will place yourself in great legal peril and jeopardy if something happens. Ask EAA for guidance with respect to assuring parents that children are safe and protected.
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    IMO, the most beautiful aircraft design in...

    IMO, the most beautiful aircraft design in aviation history. Thank you Mr. Mitchell.
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