Monthly Archives: July 2012
This is pretty cool in my estimation.
Thought, planning and dedication…………
There is a lot one can do with Legos these days.
I don’t think anyone here would have ever questioned the masculinity of our Beloved Lex. He was a man’s man in all ways and worthy of swooning on the part of the Lex Babes.
Yes, I swoon once in a while.
Anyway, after going to today’s Daily Lex I went down the rabbit hole of archives and found this gem that showed us, very early on, just what the make of the man was:
Originally posted in July 2004…it was in the infancy in his blog career and yet the fully-formed writer was evident:
A friend of our church friends showed up – younger (30), a little hyper-active. Voluminous, opinionated, manifesting scattered, non-contiguous thinking. I lay there on the blanket, and watched him somewhat bemusedly, quietly. Keeping my own counsel.
Go, read it.
**07-10-18 With Lex’s website beinkg down for years changed the link to our new one – Ed.
My good friend Cindy King Barrow of Snigs Spot has a request.
She asked me to link the post from her blog. I cannot say no to her for this one.
Good story here folks.
User submit: civilian life was “about as interesting as watching paint dry” (4 Photos and story) Read more at http://thebrigade.thechive.com/2012/07/26/user-submit-civilian-life-was-about-as-interesting-as-watching-paint-dry-4-photos-and-story/#savZiPyL7SoFUe22.99
Found a good one at The Brigade today.
As a side note, I attended a job fair in Wichita that was for Bell Helicopter Textron in Amarillo before I got the hire notice for Edwards.
The MiG-29 and Su-27 form the basis for the latest generation Soviet…whoops sorrys *cough* Russian fighters.
When I was growing up the jets were always enigmas to me. Needless to say, so much has changed since the end of the Cold War.
Any my first encounter with the Fulcrum was in Quincy, IL at the airport, Quincy Regional Airport (KUIN). The MiGs (among other types) are owned by a DOD contractor called Air-USA. I was attending college in Quincy at the time (GO HAWKS!)
First flight of the Fulcrum in Quincy is here:
I have not seen a Flanker first hand but one was delivered to Pride Aircraft at Rockford, IL (KRFD) a few years ago and sold to an unknown private civilian owner.
Here’s a Discovery Wings channel documentary on the development of the early versions Fulcrum and Flanker:
Nowadays I can swing a kitty cat and hit a Fulcrum. The used to be flown by the Luftwaffe, and the Polish AF so NATO fighter pilots have been pretty well exposed to the Fulcrum.
While even more common in export versions, the Flanker has a little less exposure to NATO fighter pilots and still remains somewhat of a mystery. Limited exposure has been granted to USAF pilots to the SU-30 variant from Indian Air Force participation in Red Flag and other exercises.