Im glad ol' Lizzie runs as slow as she does.
No danger of this happening.
Now that, is a great sense of humour!
I heard Maj.Grinch was driving the plane!
"Oops" is right! I wonder who had the right of way?! LOL!
In regard to the subject of this post - have you ever heard of flubber?
Don't let NBC see that!
It will become headline News,
the kids will become upset,
PETA will scream that raindeer are being victimized,
the Farm Bureau will claim that the fence was not constructed according to the current standards,
a special proscuter will be appointed,
and someone in Washington will outlaw jets to protect Santa.
Blame the Air traffic controlers.
Not only all of the above , but what a GREAT F-104 Starfire !!
Is that what it is ??
Yup , the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter . I misspoke when I called the " Starfire " . Sorry .
Ed Forsberg used to work in our avionics shop, then went on to be a pilot flying the night mail or something. Got a call from him about a dozen years ago, and he said he had bought an F-104, dirt cheap. Yeh, right. Then I saw it in Pacific Flyer. He really did. He didn't even have a front yard to put it in, let alone an estate farm field. Haven't heard from him since.
Yard art is the best use for the 104. It was a merciless killer. The early ones ejected downward, so if you needed to bail out low, you had to roll inverted. One guy got to 90 degrees and was shot out sideways with no chance for the chute to deploy. The German AF was losing about one a week in the 1960s, along with most of the pilots. Their total lost was over 100, maybe 150 out of 200.
A $30 Million device designed to blow up IEDs was offered on Tbay last year for scrap, because it didn't work.
The latest pork barrel military budget of $660 Billion just passed in CONgress. That's more than all the other nations - combined. It's doubled in the last ten years, and we don't even have a worthy enemy.
The F-104 was also called "The missile with a man in it". With those stubby, 7 foot long wings, it had the glide characteristics of a missile too.
I got my discharge at Luke Air Base. It was a TAC training base. We had a couple Squadrons of German Air Force 104's there. The first series ejection seat, blew a couple crew chief's into the concrete too.
The fuselage was the basis for the first U-2's.