Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX & Moosehead Lake, ME
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Once again, great photos! Thoroughly enjoy seeing the attractions you find on your outings. The blue trainer with 743 on the fuselage appears to be what the USAF called the T-28 Trojan (unfortunate name). No doubt the navy came up with a better name.
Loved the diesel powered monstrosity as well. Must take half the nation to turn around - if it's even capable of turning at all. Three square profile tires don't lend themselves to canyon carving. On the other hand, it does seem to be self-stabilized. Maybe Honda should take a closer look at this. Not!
Also appreciated the photos of the B-24s. Though more were made than B-17s they seem to be the forgotten bomber. My dad flew them out of Norfolk, England, during the latter part of WWII. Despite the fact that he, on occasion, called them "Consolidated's excuse for an aircraft," they brought him home safely after 35 missions. Shot down once, bailed out, and became a member of the Caterpillar Club. I still have his membership card.
Took him back to his old airfield when he visited me in England in 1969. Buildings were gone but the foundations, taxiways, and runway were, for the most part, still there. I followed him around the field for several hours. Now and then would stop and simply stand quietly before continuing his tour. It was over an hour and a half before he said a word. I listened intently even though I realized he wasn't speaking to me. He was remembering aloud. I can't imagine what was going through his mind, but it was a memorable experience. He's gone now but that day will stay with me for a long time to come.
"Plan? Plan! There ain't no plan."
Pig Killer, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Last edited by Arion; 04-03-2017 at 11:36 AM.