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Is stationed in Kansas. Quite amazing.
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Is stationed in Kansas. Quite amazing.
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GUZZI. Thanks, I went through 12 pages of pics. I was really hoping for more pics of planes, but I enjoyed it. Thanks again. CHARLIE.
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Thanks, I went through 12 pages of pics.
Sorry about that. Hope you enjoyed some of the extras.
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The hot air balloon?
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The hot air balloon?
??? I posted "active". They may still use helium weather balloons but I doubt any hot air.
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That is a old tanker. Like a B52, the airframe still works for the mission. When I was at China Lake, the navy was using F86 Sabers configured as drones for air to air targets. Sort of sad to see.

One of our AV-8A squadrons at Cherry Point had a TBF Avenger hanging from the rafters in their hanger. It looked a lot bigger in person then the old pics.

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I suppose they get their "oldest operating jet" by a matter of attrition. Some B-52s were delivered in 1955, 2 years ahead of
this plane.

However, perhaps the B52s that were delivered in 55-57 have all been replaced. https://www.britannica.com/technology/B-52

In any case, in certain cases I suppose, for the crews who are flying these planes could have 3rd generation crews.

The planes the guys are flying now, could conceivably, have been flown by their grandpas !

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What I still marvel at is how some of the aircraft that the USAF has, or had were never revealed to the public. That says something about the pilots, mechanics combat defense force and a lot of others ability to keep their secrets. That's about all I can say, but we do have some secret aircraft that have been around for nearly sixty years.

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What I still marvel at is how some of the aircraft that the USAF has, or had were never revealed to the public. That says something about the pilots, mechanics combat defense force and a lot of others ability to keep their secrets. That's about all I can say, but we do have some secret aircraft that have been around for nearly sixty years.
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Yep. My favorite is the SR-71.
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Mine too. Took pictures of one somewhere at sometime and some guys came up and asked me if I took pictures of it which I said yes then they asked why and I said because it was the coolest thing Id ever seen. They laughed and took my camera...
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