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I seem to remember something about the rarity of old and bold pilots. Here is some gusty down in the weeds flying:
Now I could picture a Phantom down and dirty in the treelike, but inside the hanger? f4lowpass2.jpg hqdefault.jpg

Elime got a ride in a B-17, likely not this low though b17a.jpg images-2.jpeg
Don't get to see a BUFF below the flight deck every day!
 

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Back in the 1970's I was a little kid and my dad had picked up a lightweight ski boat (used) with a 50 horse Merc on it. Thing would fly! We were planed out, probably doing 40mph or better across Kentucky Lake, wind in the hair, motor maxxed out, THEN THE MOST HORRENDOUS ROAR AND SHOCKING FEAR FROM OUTTA NOWHERE!!!! Dad chopped the power, (had we run aground or something????) then saw overhead an F4 Phantom had caught us from behind and buzzed us, had to have been doing about twelve thousand miles per second and couldn't have been more than a couple hundred feet off the water. Those old things were loud!!!
 

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Back in the 1970's I was a little kid and my dad had picked up a lightweight ski boat (used) with a 50 horse Merc on it. Thing would fly! We were planed out, probably doing 40mph or better across Kentucky Lake, wind in the hair, motor maxxed out, THEN THE MOST HORRENDOUS ROAR AND SHOCKING FEAR FROM OUTTA NOWHERE!!!! Dad chopped the power, (had we run around or something????) then saw overhead an F4 Phantom had caught us from behind and buzzed us, had to have been doing about twelve thousand miles per second and couldn't have been more than a couple hundred feet off the water. Those old things were loud!!!
PLOP. (that's what I would have done - messy.)

Steel balls were replaced by titanium and carbon fiber balls in the late '80s.
 

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PLOP. (that's what I would have done - messy.)

Steel balls were replaced by titanium and carbon fiber balls in the late '80s.
Absolutely right! :eek: And I have no idea what you're talking about, other than to say I only had little boy balls at the time...you know, baseballs, footballs, stuff like that. It was the 1970's and manly boys had never seen a soccer ball and wouldn't have touched one anyway, at risk of being labeled a sissy by the other boys. :rolleyes:
 
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