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    An interesting read mate. That ship has been thru a bit of action eh ???
    I spent a few days on the USS St. Paul, that was a real eye opener for me.
    No thanks....I'd rather keep my feet on dry land....not up in the sky or on the water.
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    Great pics Bill - and a nice looking family you have there. Oh - you too BTW.

    I never did find those old pics of the Essex and Champlain (or was it Skywatcher??) docked at Quonset. I believe they probably got sent off by mistake to my ex when he asked for old pics. I haven't given up all hope of finding them tho - you just never know...
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
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    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kokopup View Post


    Cool.

    I've always loved that plane and the Viking, too!

    neat!

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    Cool.

    I've always loved that plane and the Viking, too!

    neat!
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    My plane actually only had a single horizontal stabilizer on the tail. This is a
    plane that was resident at Quonset Point ,RI during the same period that I was flying in and out and the carrier was home ported there. i think this plane is in a museum in RI somewhere. We had a lot of the same craft onboard built as Anti Submarine craft. It was the S2f tracker. Every once in a while we had an AWAC version that carried the big Saucer on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kokopup View Post
    Richard


    My plane actually only had a single horizontal stabilizer on the tail. This is a
    plane that was resident at Quonset Point ,RI during the same period that I was flying in and out and the carrier was home ported there. i think this plane is in a museum in RI somewhere. We had a lot of the same craft onboard built as Anti Submarine craft. It was the S2f tracker. Every once in a while we had an AWAC version that carried the big Saucer on top.
    Wom - just don't ask him about his plane in the blizzard........
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Wom - just don't ask him about his plane in the blizzard........
    Ok...I'll bite
    It was that saucer thingy on the roof that got full of snow, and he crash landed....right ????


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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat2u2004 View Post
    Ok...I'll bite
    It was that saucer thingy on the roof that got full of snow, and he crash landed....right ????
    No - you have to get off the ground to crash land.

    Come on Bill - you can add more humor to it since it was your "incident".
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    No - you have to get off the ground to crash land.

    Come on Bill - you can add more humor to it since it was your "incident".
    You mean.......the wheels fell off ????


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    Actually we came into Quonset from Norfolk where the ship was having some repairs. I ended up going with out proper permission. We landed in Quonset that evening and parked the plane, and folded it's wings. During the night they received the worst blizzard that they had recieved in 56 years. There was 36" with 10 foot drifts. Needless to stay we were stuck in Quonset and I was there without permission from my Unit leader. It took over a week before we could defrost the plane enough to unfold the wings. Luckily I had a great relationship with my Unit leader and he covered for me while I was AWOL. He couldn't fly and Navigate so I usually flew and Navigated for him when he had the fly duty. The Navy says that all shipboard Naval aviators have to be able to fly & navigate the COD. So I was covering for him since he really couldn't fly the plane. I even had to start the stupid thing for him.
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    Hahahahaa, and he was your boss ????
    Well mate, sounds like he owed you a few eh ????


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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat2u2004 View Post
    Ok...I'll bite
    It was that saucer thingy on the roof that got full of snow, and he crash landed....right ????
    I would have thought the cup for the saucer had blown off?

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    The MIA/AWOL story made me laugh and remember a Chuck Yeager story in his biography-a wonderful read should you happen to.


    I don't remember the exact details but?

    Yeager was in charge of a bunch of planes and had to account for the whole lot.

    One the commanding officers had a huge bug up his rear about them-how many there were and what their condition was.

    Yeager, because of the toll that combat was taking on his ships and he could not account for them? He came across this idea to fool the CO-who would go by the tail numbers on the planes.

    Yeager would have the crews paint the numbers of the missing craft on newer craft, then insert them into review!


    No missing planes? No problem!

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    Koko,

    Kinda sad when your boss can't do anything simple like 'turning a key" to start a plane?

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    Koko,

    Kinda sad when your boss can't do anything simple like 'turning a key" to start a plane?
    Well it was just a little more involved than that but it's not reassuring to start a plane for a pilot then a few minutes later have to be cataputed from the ship with him flying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kokopup View Post
    richard

    Well it was just a little more involved than that but it's not reassuring to start a plane for a pilot then a few minutes later have to be cataputed from the ship with him flying.
    LOL,
    Oh, You have to click the clicker to disarm the alarm, beforehand??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    LOL,
    Oh, You have to click the clicker to disarm the alarm, beforehand??
    Or check the oil dipstick ???


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    LOL,
    Oh, You have to click the clicker to disarm the alarm, beforehand??
    Wom
    Or check the oil dipstick ???
    Did I miss something or is my Senility kicking in today. I am not grasping the meaning behind either statement. I often miss the meaning of Richard's post but in this case I'm missing the meaning on both. Would you mates humor an old guy and explain.
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