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So I went to the naval aviation museum

Post by hunter5991 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:06 pm

Well, I'm down here in sunny alabama, decided the naval aviation museum was just a stones throw away, and BOY was it worth it! It's funny how some of those carrier based planes resemble our beloved birds, and how tactics are very similar (watched a bunch of episodes of "dogfights" while I was there) but overall I had a good and educational time. I have some pictures I'll put up later once I'm home and can upload them (I return Saturday night) until then I shall continue to forum lurk with my phone. Also, I kicked tail in the simulator there (in the name of DMHS) and gave my copilot motion sickness, but we were top plane overall so him puking in the trash was a worthy sacrifice.

QUIS MORTIER PRIMUM VULT

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Post by Nyxy on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:11 pm

+1 for representing DMHS

Well done!
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Post by SuPerKen on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:12 pm

ROCK ON!!! That's Awesome Hunter
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Post by hunter5991 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:42 pm

Yea, I'm a sucker for old military planes Smile we saw the blue angels practicing, all that fun stuff. Overall it was awesome!

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Post by Agent of Change on Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:50 pm

Awesome, i love that stuff,

My GF is pushing me to do another day trip to DC so i'm thinking about hitting up the Smithsonian Air & space in the near future. coudl be interesting in light of my most recent 'air' combat based obsession
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Re: So I went to the naval aviation museum

Post by hunter5991 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:46 pm

Last time I was up in DC I went there as well, awesome place, I must say.

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Post by jazzycat on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:01 am

Also, I kicked tail in the simulator there (in the name of DMHS) and gave my copilot motion sickness, but we were top plane overall so him puking in the trash was a worthy sacrifice.

Well done Pilot! Yer a menace to society, kid! Very Happy

Sounds amazing, can't wait to see the pics!
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Re: So I went to the naval aviation museum

Post by Grey Man on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:43 am

Agent, Hunter, have you been to the udvar-hazy center near Dulles airport? It's run by the smithsonian and is an excellent place to visit. Basically a hanger full of planes. If you have seen the second transformers movie its where they find the blackbird. Also, they recently swapped out the enterprise for the discovery.

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Post by Snubby on Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:07 am

Well done Pilot! Yer a menace to society, kid!


LoL , Agreed
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Re: So I went to the naval aviation museum

Post by Agent of Change on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:00 am

Grey Man wrote:Agent, Hunter, have you been to the udvar-hazy center near Dulles airport? It's run by the smithsonian and is an excellent place to visit. Basically a hanger full of planes. If you have seen the second transformers movie its where they find the blackbird. Also, they recently swapped out the enterprise for the discovery.

I have not thanks for the tip, i'll look into it. I have however been to the bone yard out in Arizona (I know it's in the Mojave Desert just where is what i can't remember) I think, while i was stationed out there. For you guys on the west coast it's a massive retirement field for decommissioned military aircraft, i'm not sure if it's still open to the public but it's pretty damn amazing to see those aircraft.
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Re: So I went to the naval aviation museum

Post by hunter5991 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:26 pm

No pics of the simulator pownage, but the 2 of us (me flying with my co-pilot being the weapons officer person) swept ground targets in a simulated operation desert storm then dealt with aerial targets (flown by humans), ironically lessons from moon breakers helped, but I believe the best trick had to be the "long cork screw designed to make the other pilot lose his brekkars" Very Happy

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