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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone here intrested in aviation?

Anyone a pilot ,Eaa member,restorer,mechanic in the aviation field.Just curious,I am into restoration of old warbirds,active at a couple local museums,with flyble aircraft.
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I'm an avionics/electrician/environmental specialist. I Started on F-111's in the air force, then moved to F-16's. I now fix T-38's & T-1's @ Randolph AFB in Texas as a civilian. I would love to see a few pictures...



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I am a private pilot, love to fly.

I had the opportunity to buy a plane or a bike, well now i have the V

Show and tell...
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I'll take some photos of our work and post em,I may start a thread from the Weisbrod in pueblo co and the Usaf Museum I visited recently if no objections

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Worked on my Private Pilot's license before running out of money in my youth. I love vintage aircraft especially. Post up please!!
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I'll take some photos of our work and post em,I may start a thread from the Weisbrod in pueblo co and the Usaf Museum I visited recently if no objections

No objections here! In fact I highly encourage it!!



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If Kawasaki made a plane would YOU fly in it ???

Hell yeh .....

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I fly for a living. I'd love to see pics of your warbirds!
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My Other hobby is Online Simms WWII aircraft. Been a member of CAF96th.
Not a real pilot but... In my minds eye :-)
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I believe Kawasaki was a manufacture of engines for many of the Japanize aircraft. Mitsubishi too Amazing how the WWII engineers still manufactuing motors. Germans still with BMW motocycles. It's a Small worlds after all.
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Been flying airplanes since I was 16. Pilot for Air Canada for 11 years now.
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I have an A&P, but haven't worked as one yet. I am also pursuing a degree in aviation.

Kawasaki has manufactured many aircraft (airplanes and helicopters), though many have been under license.

I bought the Versys after deliberating which I would get the most enjoyment and practical use from: finishing my private certificate, or owning a multi-talented bike.
I have not regretted my choice in the slightest!
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I'm studying mechanical engineering and aviation is one of the routes I'm considering taking. Oh, and I also have a couple of RC planes: a J3 Cub and a Spitfire (both of them duct taped all around )
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I considered owning an aircraft, but what I had in mind wasn't cheap. So I figured I could own ONE airplane or MANY motorcycles. I chose the bikes. But I still have an interest in the technical side of aviation.



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WOW! THAT is cool, even the tailwheel is faired!
I'll bet that is one blind sumbitch in the flare!
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I have a a lifelong interest in aviation, having grown up in bush Alaska, building and flying rc model aircraft and working as an A and P for American in Tulsa for the last 20 something years. Worked on my Private ticket back before raising kids got in the way. Would like to finish that sometime and build my own replica, probably something in the vintage biplane field. One of my favorites is the Bucker Jungmann, hence my user name.
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I'm active duty Air Force at Beale AFB, working on the venerable U-2 DragonLady!
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Sort Of Not Really

Dad was a pilot and big in the CAF when I was a kid. I spent a good bit of my youth and a good bit afterwards around airplanes. I never caught the bug, always found more interesting and less expensive ways to spend my time and money. I've got some stick time in some pretty vintage wood and canvas and have gone up in quite a few old warbirds.

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I have a few thousand hours as an air crewman in the Navy with P3 C Orions in the early 1980's.
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Retired from Air Canada (AE340s) 6 years back, and the RCAF 36 years ago (C-130s), total about 20,000 hours. Just rode to Alaska, Inuvik and BC on my KLR with another retired pilot (SAME background, different aircraft) on his. Love airplanes, but motorcycles are WAY more accessible!
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