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Old July 12th 07, 02:56 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jay Honeck
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It's truly not been all fun and games for me through my career in aviation.

Boy, that's an understatement. What an awful day that must have been.

I've lost three friends this year to aviation (which is three more
than has ever happened before) -- but to lose so many in one day? I
can't imagine.
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Old July 12th 07, 03:30 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Dudley Henriques[_2_]
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john smith wrote:
Dudley, if I recall correctly, Bill Fornof's accident was a truely rare
and odd event. I think I recall reading an after accident report that
the crash was the result of Bill flying through an intense micro-burst
which broke the main spar. The amazing thing was that Corky, flying a
very short distance away was totally unaffected.
Is my recallection correct?


This is basically what I believe happened. Cork said they came out of a
loop together and suddenly Bill was just gone. He said it was over in an
instant.
Post accident engineers came up with a huge g load on Bill's wing as I
recall.

There has been some "talk" through the years about a proposed wing
switch that was allegedly in the works between Bill's airplane (7700C)
and another Cat that hadn't been done yet at the time of the accident,
but I've never asked Cork about it.
The Micro burst theory does carry validity with me, as I think I hit one
myself once during a low altitude exit from a vertical maneuver. It was
quite a "hit".
Dudley Henriques
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Old July 12th 07, 03:42 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jay Beckman[_2_]
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On Jul 11, 3:37 pm, "Blueskies" wrote:
"john smith" wrote in om...
... the ultimate military demonstration teams:
USAF Thunderbirds with F-22 Raptors
USN Blue Angles with F-35 Lightnings


F-35s for everyone!

Paint some Blue and Gold, and others Red, White, and Blue....


Mr MacNamara, your table is ready...

;O)

Jay Beckman
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Chandler, AZ
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Old July 12th 07, 04:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Tina
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Speaking of Mr MacNamara, and way off topic, have you noticed how
proudly our men and women in the services today wear their uniforms?

It's a far cry from the shabby way those in uniform were treated in
the 60s and 70s - too many treated those men and women, the tips of
our swords, as though they were the ones setting policy.

Lady Bird Johnson died. I had for a long time felt the ashes of her
husband, and MacNamara, should be part of the pathway leading down to
that scar in the earth honoring the 55000 who died because of their
inept managing of that war, so that every footstep on that path would
be a damning of their arrogance.

Sorry about the change in subject.

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Old July 13th 07, 03:48 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Matt Barrow[_4_]
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"Tina" wrote in message
ps.com...
Speaking of Mr MacNamara, and way off topic, have you noticed how
proudly our men and women in the services today wear their uniforms?

It's a far cry from the shabby way those in uniform were treated in
the 60s and 70s - too many treated those men and women, the tips of
our swords, as though they were the ones setting policy.

Lady Bird Johnson died. I had for a long time felt the ashes of her
husband, and MacNamara, should be part of the pathway leading down to
that scar in the earth honoring the 55000 who died because of their
inept managing of that war, so that every footstep on that path would
be a damning of their arrogance.



Don't forget Walter Cronkite.

Sorry about the change in subject.


You should get in touch with your anger! :~)



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Old June 3rd 16, 05:49 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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That was a very sad day - Vic Baker was a family friend of ours. He was living in California at the time And was planning to surprise us with a visit the day after the race. We lived in New Jersey then. We were neighbors in California. About three months ago I had dinner with Vic's only daughter Victoria. I hadnt seen her in about 30 years. I remember Mr Baker as a very funny, happy, outgoing and confident person. As I said it was a very sad day God bless the families of all of those who lost loved ones
 




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