Complaint department, take one, pull the pin and listen for instructions.
Nine-0-Nine B-17G Flying Fortress owned by the COLLINGS FOUNDATION
This is a Moonie B-25 bomber!!
I know this is a yahd stick, cause I found it in my yahd.
You can use it to measure thangs!
- the depth of a mud puddle.
-amount of gas in a lahn mowah.
- amount of gas in your airplane.
You can play fetch with your dawg.
You can even use it to start a fiyah. But..... Whatever you do, Don't Put it Back in MAH YAHD!
American B-17 and German Bf-109, World War II
American B-17 pilot, Charles Brown and German Bf-109 pilot, Franz Stigler; World War II veterans
The mind is still a mystery to science, and we may not always know how it works, but it is still amazing.
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"Requiem For A Soldier"
You never lived to see What you gave to me
One shining dream of hope and love Life and liberty
With a host of brave unknown soldiers For your company, you will live forever
Here in our memory In fields of sacrifice
Heroes paid the price
Young men who died for old men's wars
Gone to paradise
We are all one great band of brothers And one day you'll see we can live together
When all the world is free
I wish you'd lived to see All you gave to me
Your shining dream of hope and love Life and liberty
We are all one great band of brothers
And one day you'll see - we can live together When all the world is free
For all those came before me and all those who come after me, (Band of Brothers) I'm proud to be an American veteran!
|Taken from the BBC Web Site. Aviation History - Charlie Brown's Story Charlie Brown was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot with the 379th Bomber Group at Kimbolton, England. His B-17 was called 'Ye Old Pub' and was in a terrible state, having been hit by flak and fighters. The compass was damaged and they were flying deeper over enemy territory instead of heading home to Kimbolton. After flying over an enemy airfield, a pilot named Franz Steigler was ordered to take off and shoot down the B-17. When he got near the B-17, he could not believe his eyes. In his words, he 'had never seen a plane in such a bad state'. The tail and rear section was severely damaged, and the tail gunner wounded. The top gunner was all over the top of the fuselage. The nose was smashed and there were holes everywhere. Despite having ammunition, Franz flew to the side of the B-17 and looked at Charlie Brown, the pilot. Brown was scared and struggling to control his damaged and blood-stained plane. Aware that they had no idea where they were going, Franz waved at Charlie to turn 180 degrees. Franz escorted and guided the stricken plane to and slightly over the North Sea towards England. He then saluted Charlie Brown and turned away, back to Europe. When Franz landed he told the c/o that the plane had been shot down over the sea, and never told the truth to anybody. Charlie Brown and the remains of his crew told all at their briefing, but were ordered never to talk about it. More than 40 years later, Charlie Brown wanted to find the Luftwaffe pilot who saved the crew. After years of research, Franz was found. He had never talked about the incident, not even at post-war reunions. They met in the USA at a 379th Bomber Group reunion, together with 25 people who are alive now - all because Franz never fired his guns that day. Research shows that Charlie Brown lived in Seattle and Franz Steigler had moved to Vancouver, BC after the war. When they finally met, they discovered they had lived less than 200 miles apart for the past 50 years!!|
FAA POLICY CHANGE VOIDS MANY IFR GPS UNITS Many previously IFR-certified GPS receivers might now be unapproved for flying many instrument procedures due to recent FAA policy changes, according to AOPA. On Thursday, the association said the FAA's Advisory Circular 90-100A, issued in March, indicates that only three GPS models -- the Garmin 400, 500 and G1000 series -- are now legal. Other models made by Garmin, including the new GNS 480 WAAS receiver, as well as receivers manufactured by Chelton, Honeywell, Northstar, and Trimble are listed as "noncompliant," AOPA said. The action means up to 26,000 GPS users no longer comply with a 1996 FAA policy that allows GPS to be used in lieu of ADF or DME.
Wisdom from the commoner: As more and more of us populate the earth, it is like making chickens soup, if you put too many ingredients in the soup from too many different recipes soon it starts getting pretty nasty. If you simplify something usually comes out quite well, but the human race is very complicated and is doomed to fail sooner or later. The only hope we have is to recognize this before it is too late and correct it. BobAviator
1-Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death?I Shall Fear No Evil... For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing. (sign over the entrance to the SR-71 operating location Kadena, Japan).
2- You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach
3 (Paul F.Crickmore test pilot)
3- There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky. (From an old carrier sailor - Blue water Navy truism)
4- If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.
5- Navy carrier pilots to Air Force pilots: Flaring is like squatting to pee.
6- When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.
7- Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another expensive flying club.
8- What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, the pilot dies.
9- Never trade luck for skill.
10- The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Shit!"
11- Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers.
12- Progress in airline flying; now a flight attendant can get a pilot pregnant.
13- Airspeed, altitude, and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.
14- A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is all luck; three in a row is prevarication.
15- I remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous.
16- Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!
17- Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag for the purpose of storing dead batteries.
18- Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground who is incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.
19- When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten.
20- Just remember, if you crash because of weather, your funeral will be held on a sunny day.
21- Advice given to RAF pilots during W.W. II: When a plane (crash) seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slowly and gently as possible.
22- The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you. (Attributed to Max Stanley, Northrop test pilot)
23- A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum. (Jon McBride, astronaut)
24- If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible. (Bob Hoover - renowned aerobatic and test pilot)
25- If an airplane is still in one piece, don't cheat on it; ride the bastard down. (Ernest K. Gann, author & aviator)
26- Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.
27- There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime. (Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970.)
28- The three best things in life are: a good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time. (Author unknown, but someone who's been there)
29- "Now I know what a dog feels like watching TV." (A DC-9 captain trainee attempting to check out on the 'glass cockpit' of an A-320.)
30- If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.
31- Basic Flying Rules: Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.
32- You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal. It's still safe to fly - - - "IF YOU ARE AT THE CONTROLS"