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chinaninearea51, I did not know them. Only a few of the T-29 pilots transitioned to the T-43. There was a Capt. Mike Crump in the squadron. He went to Andrews AFB in 1979 with two T-43s that are transferred to the Air National Guard. Last I heard he went to work for USair.

Written on 2017/10/20 by Bob Ryan

From Canada: God bless America.

Written on 2017/10/20 by Robert Wolff

Just because of cosmetics, doesn't make it a c47.
It is registered as a DC-3

Written on 2017/10/20 by bged

Awesome pic! It's great to see the queen of the skies being used to help so many in firefighting. She's beautiful!

Written on 2017/10/20 by jetlady

same goes to Buffalo, or Niagara Falls, if you come here. its not heavies like your used to but a good spot

Written on 2017/10/20 by sam kuminecz

Thank you Chris !

Written on 2017/10/20 by John Marotta

Probably taken from a drone!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Dave Lloyd

Hi Sam!!
You are welcome every time, give me a message, will meet you here in Frankfurt to show you our beautiful Airport and this nice spottingplace!!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Uwe Zinke

thanks for the nice comments guys

Written on 2017/10/20 by Brian Buckley

Uwe, one day I will travel to Franfurt and you can show me your spot.
awesome photo

Written on 2017/10/20 by sam kuminecz

thank you Sam!! Have much more pics from this position,coming soon.
Greetings from Frankfurt!1

Written on 2017/10/20 by Uwe Zinke

Uwe, and you were doing your best as well.

Written on 2017/10/20 by sam kuminecz

Thank you Sam!! The Queen was doing her best!!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Uwe Zinke

Danke Greg!!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Uwe Zinke

I remember quite a few years ago seeing a Pan Am 747 SP at San Francisco Airport, probably more than once! Believe Pan Am had a few of these.

Written on 2017/10/20 by jerry neves

20,000 gals of h2o or fire retardant. (And 20,000 lbs of jetA.)

Written on 2017/10/20 by jthyland

Bob, did you by any chance ever know Capt. Ron Crump or Capt. Frank Caceres? When I was a kid we lived about ten miles of the end of the runway. I remember the T-29's constantly over our house.

Written on 2017/10/20 by chinaninearea51

13 foot diameter prop.R2800 likes avgas.

Written on 2017/10/20 by jthyland

Nice John.

Written on 2017/10/20 by Chris lanno

It's my understanding that in "normal testing" for the B-747 family, there was an incident where the queen of the sky was pushed to red line and actually broke through Mach 1. Although that was not the intent of the high speed run, it was recorded and caused a couple of impressive booms around the Seattle area. The B-747 was never designed to fly supersonic - too much mass to push through too high a drag curve.

Written on 2017/10/20 by Ken Oden

Ya like jazz?

Written on 2017/10/20 by Samuel Matthews

Remember Value Jet tragedy---same management!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Charles Peele

For anyone who is interested, here is some additional info from Wikipedia:

"The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" was a strategic bomber built by Convair and operated solely by the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1949 to 1959. The B-36 is the largest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft ever built. It had the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built, at 230 ft (70.1 m). The B-36 was the first bomber capable of delivering any of the nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal from inside its four bomb bays without aircraft modifications. With a range of 10,000 mi (16,000 km) and a maximum payload of 87,200 lb (39,600 kg), the B-36 was capable of intercontinental flight without refuelling.

Entering service in 1948, the B-36 was the primary nuclear weapons delivery vehicle of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was replaced by the jet-powered Boeing B-52 Stratofortress beginning in 1955. All but five examples were scrapped."

And it is a little hard to tell from this picture, but it has ten (10) engines, i.e. six piston (pusher) prop engines and four jet engines. Pretty unusual and pretty impressive.

Written on 2017/10/20 by Greg Byington

That's a very nice shot with great light, John!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Greg Byington

Amazing pic, eh? Super proud of our RCAF!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Jason Belanger

Per Joe Baugher this aircraft is a "Vought-Sikorksy F4U-5NL Corsair, BuNo 124560 to Honduras AF as FAH-601. Still flying as NX4901W, later N4901W. Was in flyable condition with Alan Preston of Dallas, TX."

Regarding the TV series, this from Wikipedia:

"Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron) is a period military television series that aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978. Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg Boyington and his World War II "Black Sheep Squadron" [VMA-214]. The series was created and produced by Stephen J. Cannell. The opening credits read: "In World War II, Marine Corps Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep."

And since VMA-214 flew Corsairs that is what they used in the TV show.

Written on 2017/10/20 by Greg Byington

I wish I could vote this 10 stars

Written on 2017/10/20 by sam kuminecz

Sehr nett!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Greg Byington

This aircraft and Capt Matthew "GLIB" Kutryk were at the Springbank Airport (CYBW) earlier this year. Matthew is one stellar pilot, we were privileged to have him and the Canadian Forces Demonstration Team the Snowbirds here with him. GREAT season boys!

Written on 2017/10/20 by LarryStock

I saw this plane in July 2017 at London, Ontario airport. On the ramp at International Test Pilot School.
itpscanada.com

Written on 2017/10/20 by Bob Ryan

icao code should be SM19 for the SM1019

Written on 2017/10/20 by sam kuminecz

This is a good one - with the undercarriage being retracted - not seen many like this.

Written on 2017/10/20 by Onward Lam

Been flying from McClellan Air Park in Sacramento fighting Santa Rosa/Napa area fires

Written on 2017/10/20 by George Matousek

Saw this plane on TV working the Santa Rosa fires

Written on 2017/10/20 by Al Bauer

The wings get to flappin' it helps save fuel

Written on 2017/10/20 by Al Bauer

Ferrastang..!

Written on 2017/10/20 by serge LOTH

Thx, Mark. :-)

Written on 2017/10/20 by Rainer Linder

I agree 5+ stars

Written on 2017/10/20 by fholbert

Was that taken from a helicopter?

Written on 2017/10/20 by fholbert

If the old Bonanza made a helicopter it would look like this.

Written on 2017/10/20 by fholbert

Nice shot. Where is she based?

Written on 2017/10/20 by fholbert

Very nice. Thanks.

Written on 2017/10/20 by fholbert

Nice shot!

Written on 2017/10/20 by fholbert

Beyond fabulous. Thank you Captain Kutryk for that colorful gesture of friendship between our great countries!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Robert Anderson

Beautiful

Written on 2017/10/20 by matty41

Mustang ??? or Ferrari !!

Written on 2017/10/20 by Luc Barbier

Stop ! Your wings are still folded !

Written on 2017/10/20 by Luc Barbier

Interesting picture.

Written on 2017/10/20 by serge LOTH

Excuza me! Make that "Austin Strauber Field

Written on 2017/10/20 by Art Troutman

Austin Tauber [Field] Int'l Airport KGRB Green Bay, WI
Rwy 18 - 8700'
36 - 8201'
6/24 - 7699'

Roland - Does this help?

Written on 2017/10/20 by Art Troutman

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