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    Raptor on display during visit to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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    Mary and I had the great opportunity to go flying in this 1942 Vultee BT-13A while traveling through Florida last April



    .... Mary's self picture while flying. The look sums up what many feel while flying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregfuess View Post
    Just when you think someone invented something new... this very stealthy looking plane was invented by the Germans, but not until it was too late for them, at the end of WWII.

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    Hate to break it to you Greg, but that is a Northrup flying wing built in California. Note the insignia on the engine.
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    This is the Horten Flying Wing that was in the development stage at the end of WWII
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    Rinty--Good visual recognition

    Photo of West German RF-4 from Bremgarten AB (35 Squadron) taken during summer '84.... US - German Air Force orientation flight

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    Looks like an F4 wing...
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    Though the days of flying low and fast over Germany have long since past... riding a Bimmer is a close second
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    This was a year or so ago and we were on a military run and were invited out on the field by the General for the photo op.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubick View Post
    Hate to break it to you Greg, but that is a Northrup flying wing built in California. Note the insignia on the engine.
    Jim, I agree with the insignia, but where do you think Northrup got the idea? I am only repeating what I read on Wikipedia, admittedly. I was not in Germany when the original was supposed to have been invented, nor in California when Northrup supposedly copied it. No claims made or challenged!

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    WW11 Germany

    Daryl seems to have more specific information above...

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    The pic of the F-4 earlier in this thread brought back memories when I worked in maintenance in an F-4 squadron (VF-31) back in the 60s. This is a shot of me at work inside the nose of one of our planes.
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    Flying wing development history

    ...what I read on Wikipedia...gregfuess
    According to Wiki, Hugo Junkers patented the design in 1910, but the French, Soviets, Americans, and Germans were all working on the concept prior to WW II, and a number of wings and "near" wings were developed and flown.
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    Lancaster 1 of 2

    I learned to fly in the summer of 1969 on a scholarship in St. Catharines Ontario
    Canada and my Chief Flying Instructor was Leon Evans.

    Here is a picture of Leon at his new job flying 1 of 2 Lancasters still flying in the world.

    Not a bad retirement job eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
    I learned to fly in the summer of 1969 on a scholarship in St. Catharines Ontario
    Canada and my Chief Flying Instructor was Leon Evans.

    Here is a picture of Leon at his new job flying 1 of 2 Lancasters still flying in the world.

    Not a bad retirement job eh!
    Not bad at all !!!!!
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    PP of the Tri-wing. Nice.
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    This one is outrageous

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    I wish I had one with both my bike and my plane, but I'll settle for a B-2 and A-10. I was getting my flight physical the same day the Whiteman AFB was having an open house...


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