Wednesday, June 19 2019

Something New from Leonid and Friends

Leonid just dropped some Blood, Sweat, and Tears...

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Tuesday, June 18 2019

HowGo HowLo

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I've never heard or seen these indicators described this way.

Mother and Daughter Flight Crew

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Here's Wendy Rexon and her daughter Kelly after piloting a Delta flight from LAX to ATL on March 17, 2019

Mercury Locomotive

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Mercury was a name given to several daytime streamlined passenger trains that operated between mid-western cities. Here seen in Chicago, 1940s-1950s. The insides were kinda cool, too.

Lucky Wright

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Lieutenant Wright of the 404th Fighter Group shows off flak damage to his P-47 Thunderbolt at an airfield in Belgium in October, 1944.

‘Lt “Lucky” Edwin Wright, just over 19 years old had just returned from his 39th mission, over Munster. He got hit by flak but continued on his way. He dropped his bombs, did some strafing, then returned. After engine shutdown he found a 8 inch diameter hole through the 11 inch wide prop blade, caused by a direct hit from an ‘ack ack’ shell. If the shell had been an inch and a half to either side the blade would have severed and he would have gone down. This was the 6th time that Wright had been hit by flak and was from then on known as “Lucky Wright”. He ended up flying 39 missions over a period of just over five months.

Edwin flew a total of 88 missions in P-47 Thunderbolts over Europe during WWII. He left the Army in '46 after the war and was called up again for the Korean Conflict in 1950. He retired from the Air Force as a Major. Edwin Wright passed away in 1959 from lung cancer at age 34.

It's Good to Be Back

Let's see, my last post was ten days ago. I had to step away from the blog for a while so I could get a few things sorted...

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Saturday, June 8 2019

What a Pleasant Way to Take Iron - 1960s

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Shop Talk

I brought the 14-year-old whip into the shop for a look-over, it has front end issues and an intermittent ant-lock brake wahnin' light. The shop I chose is family owned, been in business for generations, and has a good reputation.

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Psychokenisis - 1970s

06_08-19_psycho_01.jpg Psychokenisis - It'll happen if you think about it hard enough. Or... mind over matter.

An Office With a View

Tech. Sgt. Arriel Bromley, an in-flight refueler out of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., operates the fuel injection arm of a KC-10 Extender connected to an F-35 Lightning II for a mid-air refueling training mission during exercise Astral Knight 19 over the Adriatic Sea, June 3, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

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Ash Tray Clip - 1950s

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Hayabusa 2

Last fall the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 finally pulled up alongside asteroid Ryugu and got to work. It's been buzzing around the asteroid ever since.

(I created a few videos for this post, please let me know if they don't work.)

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Friday, June 7 2019

The Queen

She's the Queen, so she can move in any direction.

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RIP Squirrel

06_07_19_rip_01.pngIt's all fun and games until the Jack Russells actually catch a squirrel.

Thursday, June 6 2019

Painted Bridge

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An Excellent Purchase

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Wednesday, June 5 2019

ACME and a Weather Update

In case anyone is curious (doubtful, but I need to put something straight and true on the site), the new web site security is brought to you by ACME.

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Wood Pile

I think there might be something under the wood pile. (If you look closely there's three doggos in this picture).

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Cat

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Tuesday, June 4 2019

Upgrade Finished - For Now

Okay. It took one more hour for me to get it done. It seems to be working, for now at least.

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