Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cutaway Thursday: Lockheed S-3B Viking



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Pritzker Military Library historical recruiting posters display


The Pritzker Military Library has a display of original US Military recruiting posters. Above is one of my favorites.

Foreign Policy Magazine has a list of the top on display there if you can’t come see them in Chicago.

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A new Ferrari and 4 sets of tires

There are people in this world that get to do fun things for a living. Like flying fast jets.

I never put fast cars in the same category but along comes this video.

This guy, Chris Harris, has gone beyond fun. Don’t know what to call it. Chris gets to go test drive a beast, 700 hp and more, and his video report is just too good. Go to full screen, turn up the volume, and wait for the good stuff at about 7:45 when he turns off all the automatic traction control.

He punches it in 4th gear at 86 in a full drift right hand turn and…comes out of the turn at 106.

Dang. The guy left me grinning.


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Marine Hat

The Marines are considering a new hat for all. Take a look. Click to embiggify.



Old hat on left, new style on right.

Squids, jarheads, grunts, zoomies, all of ya. Whattaya think?

I’m trying to remain neutral. It’s difficult.


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This is the Panavia Tornado in high-res (72 HQ Photos)

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The Guy’s Ideal Garage

The Guy's Ideal Garage

A Porsche and a Bonanza – what more do you need?


by | October 24, 2013 · 2:38 pm

Cutaway Thursday: Chengdu J-10B “Vigorous Dragon” or “Firebird”


Too bad it’s in Italian 😦


Filed under Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force, Airplanes

A Matter Of Perspective….

A US Air Force C-130 was scheduled to leave Thule Air Base, Greenland, at midnight during a winter month. During the pilot’s preflight check, he discovers that the latrine holding tank is still full from the last flight. So a message is sent to the base and an airman who was off duty is called out to take care of it.

The young man finally gets to the air base and makes his way to the aircraft only to find that the latrine pump-truck has been left outdoors and is frozen solid, so he must find another one in the hangar, which takes even more time. He returns to the aircraft and is less than enthusiastic about what he has to do. Nevertheless, he goes about the pumping job deliberately, carefully and slowly, so as not to risk criticism later. As he’s leaving the plane, the pilot stops him and says, “Son, your attitude and performance has caused this flight to be late and I’m going to personally see to it that you are not just reprimanded but punished.”

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Random Funny Picture

Among The Joshua Trees

Random Funny Picture

A friend of mine sent me this. It is so funny and spot on, I do believe. Eat Meat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Quick blog: SBD at Chicago’s Midway Airport

More NAVAIR history in my backyard. She was recovered from Lake Michigan and she’s beautiful:






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