Well, I guess I'll jump on board as a new member and post my pics. I really don't like being in photos, but it happens from time to time. I've worked in aviation for over 12 years now and below are some of the "classic" aircraft I've been lucky enough to fly in or be around.
Me flying a Piper Arrow from Phoenix to Arlington, TX. Pic taken as I was trimming for level flight, hence the weird hold on the yoke. Astute observers will also notice the turn and bank indicator was INOP...gotta love ferrying aircraft.
And here is a C-54 that came into Arlington, TX on a mid-continent fuel stop en route to the Reno Air Races in 2008. I stopped assisting long enough to get this photo.
A P-51B from the Collings Foundation
and it isn't a classic or a propliner, but it is unique...the Bell 609 tiltrotor. Here's a little video of it departing.
Last Edit: Jun 24, 2009 20:25:53 GMT -5 by pilotgod
"Is that old airplane safe to fly?" "Ma'am, how do you think it got to be so old?"
I don't know whether to envy your manual crossing gate or not.... On one hand, it's less likely to fail, less likely to get hit by a highway user (hell, just crank it up and let him hit the train.... ), no lights to replace, no electricity to get shocked by, (I can go on but I won't).
However on the other hand - I'd actually have to be there any and every time a train *MIGHT* come by.
I'll take all the bad points for the fact I can just sit back and let the magic boxes and relays do their work 95% of the time for me.
Hmm... I have enjoyed seeing the member's posts. And.. I can't bare to share mine.
I'm not sure but.. I predict.. I might be the youngest who is active in this forum currently around. first introducing my self.
Born in 1985, as written in my signature, born in S. Korea, living in S.Korea. and pure S. Korean. Currently doing masters course on Medicinal chemistry and works at ROK government national Institute. Lived in a states for about 2years (in Galveston, TX ; near Lone star museum where they kept flyable Continental DC-3s!!)
Currently we are struggling with the new "influenza" drug that can replace "Tamiflu".
my work station
and this is me in turkey in 2006
I can say.. I have no connections between me and real life aviations. only connections between me and aviation is my uncle who is Air force fighter pilot and Internship course at Korean air during my college year.
People might think that I'm the "digital aged man", but loves the mood of 60s.
I apologize my 'unexpected' rudeness due to my short english.
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2009 5:13:57 GMT -5 by ikkim1985
"Two pistons are all I've got." Dennis Kim Seoul, South Korea
Hi Dennis - No need to apologize - every day I meet people of British ancestry, born and bred in Australia, whose command of their native tongue falls far short of your English usage. My own ancestry is 7 parts Irish and 1 part Scottish, and it is well known that people lucky enough to have a Celtic heritage speak English better than anybody else in the whole wide world so you can take my word for it
Cheers MikeW P.S. I had better go and hide now. ;D
'Propliner' really means 'Proper Airliner with big rumbly radials'
Post by Tom/CalClassic on Oct 15, 2009 9:41:18 GMT -5
Your English is just fine.
I think you are helping Mike Stevens with information for the Seoul airport scenery coming in the Southern Asia scenery package? If so, a big thank you - information is hard to find ("no pictures allowed!").
I'm glad to see a younger person interested in the propliner era - hopefully there will still be propliner fans many years from now.