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    This was all accurately recreated with much...

    This was all accurately recreated with much detail in the 1970 movie "Tora Tora Tora".
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    Airplane "Goof" in The Irishman

    Scorcese's "The Irishman" is a tour de force of filmmaking, storytelling and performances by DeNiro, Pesci, and Pacino. An epic true tale of organized crime and Jimmy Hoffa. I highly recommend you...
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    Busy Little Shop, you beat me to the punch- good...

    Busy Little Shop, you beat me to the punch- good get. Curtiss's June Bug predates Waterman's Arrowbile by almost 30 years so I don't know why there is any confusion about first tricycle geared...
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    I'm not familiar with that breed..???

    I'm not familiar with that breed..???
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    Logical, conciliatory idea. Better idea: body...

    Logical, conciliatory idea.

    Better idea: body paint it on their bellies.
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    Regardless of whether or not this program still...

    Regardless of whether or not this program still exists, based on the activity of the past 3 years, believe me when I tell you that you have far, far greater existential threats than mere TSA guys...
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    The "Bally Bomber" was for sale last year, about...

    The "Bally Bomber" was for sale last year, about 200 large.
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    Any and all liability would be taken care of with...

    Any and all liability would be taken care of with a simple signing by both buyer and seller of a well written liability waiver.
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    Which just proves the notion that it's a little...

    Which just proves the notion that it's a little bit of airplane and a whole lotta pilot.

    During the War of Independance in 1948 the IAF also flew P-51's and Spitfires flown by former fighter...
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    Very nice pic Ron. Have you ever flown around or...

    Very nice pic Ron. Have you ever flown around or over Mt. Rainier?
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    Tonight, just saw "Parachute Jumper", 1932 on...

    Tonight, just saw "Parachute Jumper", 1932 on TCM. I didn't know this title, have never seen it before. "A" lister cast with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Bette Davis about a couple of former military...
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    Next to Hells Angels 2nd best dramatic depiction...

    Next to Hells Angels 2nd best dramatic depiction of WW1 aviation warfare. Almost 100% real flying with purpose built replicas and some modifications(like DH Moths dressed up as German and British...
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    I'm sure it was for the first half of the 20th...

    I'm sure it was for the first half of the 20th century. But for sure "O Canada" over film of the new Maple Leaf flag swaying in the air only played in the 60's and maybe 70's. After that playing the...
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    That guy looks like he's smoking illegally. I...

    That guy looks like he's smoking illegally. I mean, c'mon look at the woman he's with.

    What I described is the way it was in Ontario.
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    NEWS FLASH! When I began flying in the 70's and...

    NEWS FLASH! When I began flying in the 70's and all through the 80's and early 90's all Cessna aircraft had ashtrays on both sides of the front seats as well as the back seats. I was a smoker then...
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    Those seats were only in a designated area of a...

    Those seats were only in a designated area of a theatre called "The Loges" and you paid an extra 50 cents to a dollar to sit there in order to smoke. The Loges were in the balcony of a theatre that...
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    Loved that show. "I see nutting."

    Loved that show. "I see nutting."
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    .....and Noonan, what became of him? His parents...

    .....and Noonan, what became of him? His parents called me, they're really upset that people only talk about Amelia.
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    The Ballard expedition, funded by National...

    The Ballard expedition, funded by National Geographic, was filmed and made into a documentary which airs on Sunday, Oct.20.

    SPOILER ALERT: Nothing happens! Nothing ever happens! Leave the poor...
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    Robert Ballard has immense cred because of his...

    Robert Ballard has immense cred because of his background and the amazing discoveries he's found. But I'm sure he knows that trying to find Amelia's plane is the polar opposite of finding Titanic and...
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    He obviously places greater importance and...

    He obviously places greater importance and emphasis on selling, manufacturing and shipping kits than even updating the site with a simple "copywrite 2019". He probably feels that the info on the site...
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    Technically yes, mentally and emotionally not so...

    Technically yes, mentally and emotionally not so much unless one is in major denial.
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    Well then, at least you'll have one less thing to...

    Well then, at least you'll have one less thing to be concerned about-- what to write as your epitaph.
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    According to Wikipedia: The Morane Saulnier...

    According to Wikipedia:

    The Morane Saulnier Type N Bullit had a "large metal casserolle spinner designed to streamline the aircraft but caused the engine to overheat. In 1915 the spinners were...
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    I know nothing about the possibilities of...

    I know nothing about the possibilities of repairing and remaking to new flying condition a totalled crashed airframe and engine. All I can say is good luck, hope you get to do it.

    What impresses...
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