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I like airplanes. I like things that fly. That’s really a pretty broad subject that can cover anything that flies (mechanically).

I like all categories of airplanes and aviation. That encompasses general aviation, air carriers or airlines and those types of aircraft, small aircraft, home built, corporate jets, military, WWII round motors, light/sport aircraft and helicopters. I like space stuff and where the private sector is taking technology and advances.

If it fly’s, I have an interest. This involves the industries that is involved in any or all of these.

I work in the industry of Corporate Jets. Those toys and tools that many corporations, entertainers and the more affluent have as their transportation gizmo of choice.

Any others out there that share the same interest?

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Living next to Miramar had it's advantages.

Loved to watch the F-15's 16's flying all the time. I also would often see the Ospreys practicing routes.



 
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I like airplanes. I like things that fly. That’s really a pretty broad subject that can cover anything that flies (mechanically).

I like all categories of airplanes and aviation. That encompasses general aviation, air carriers or airlines and those types of aircraft, small aircraft, home built, corporate jets, military, WWII round motors, light/sport aircraft and helicopters. I like space stuff and where the private sector is taking technology and advances.
Have you ever attended the reno air races??
 

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Have you ever attended the reno air races??
I've seen them race around San Diego Bay. Around an obstacle course close to the Coronado Bridge. Those dudes are insane. Not much room for error.
 

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I spent 32 years working on everything the Navy has or had
that fly's. And sorry DJ but they didn't fly f15 and F16s out
of Miramar. That would be F14s and 18s. The races at the
bay were nuts though. Those guys have real big ones.
 

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When we are staying at our getaway in Yucca Valley, we commonly see Ospreys, Chinooks, and Apaches flying about. I have also seen one F-117 Stealth Fighter flying very low up there. That was during the Iraq War times. We also hear the occasional LOUD explosion occurring during combat training exercises over at 29 Palms Marine Base. I have seen tanks on the ground out there on several occasions, too. The base property wraps way back around the community toward Landers. So the activities on the ground are actually pretty darn close. :eekster:

When driving past Camp Pendleton on Int 5 to San Diego (to go catch tuna), a few times I have seen BIG, full on tank training exercises going on. It's a trip to have a line of tanks driving darn fast along the side of the freeway!

Out at Death Valley, I have seen mock dog-fights between fighter jets. Seen all of the common varieties, even the F-22 Raptor.

On New Years Day, during the Rose Parade, a B-2 Bomber flies overhead, usually escorted by one or two F-22s.

And, the MOST B!TCHEN thing I have ever seen in the air was when the Space Shuttle program was retired and a piggy-backed shuttle flying atop a 747 paraded the skies around here (and many other places). I went up on the hill side to get a good view. It was AWESOME!!

I have heard the Space Shuttle sonic booms several times when it had to land at Edwards AFB due to shitty weather back East. The shock was powerful, felt like a low magnitude earthquake every time.

The second most b!tchen thing I have ever seen is the Intl Space Station flying overhead. It's MASSIVE, way bigger than a satellite but moving at similar speeds.
 

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The First Boeing 787 Dreamliner to visit DFW Airport

Boeing brought it in for American Airlines employees to tour after the signed agreement for American Airlines to purchase 42 of them.

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Couple planes my dad worked on at Northrop.



 

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pics from a local museum called the Glenn Curtiss Aviation Museum. lots of early planes and early technology. wonderfully interesting. there's stuff everywhere, tons of old props hanging on the walls and such.

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these are from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Space Ship One that was really cool to see, I followed that closely a few years ago. I think the black one was the X-15, or very similar, the fastest plane ever to fly. there was also a bunch of space crafts. very cool.

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I work in the aerospace industry. When I graduated college I went straight to Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, NY. I grew up 5 miles from it. I also did some tooling for the Space Shuttle wings as they were the sub contractor for them. They were built in the same building that the LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) was built in. I was in Jr. HS then. That's before it became Northrop-Grumman. I did tool design there for all the Navy planes that they built. I had a job at Cessna for a few years and now I'm at Lockheed Martin for the 2nd time. I got to climb all over the C5 Galaxy but I'm now working on the C130J, there "bread & butter" plane. So I'm all over the C130J assembly line. I'm still doing tool design too.
 
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