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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:43 am 
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Aperture Priority, f/3.5, 3.00 s, ISO 100, 28-300 @ 28mm

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Aperture Priority, f/1.8, 1/8 s, ISO 100, 50 @ 50mm

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Aperture Priority, f/1.8, 1/8 s, ISO 100, 50 @ 50mm

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Aperture Priority, f/1.8, 1/2 s, ISO 100, 50 @ 50mm

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Well well well, an old friend from 5 years before with a wiring job from hell. Good to see it still flying out and about. Next stop home, and see what the next flight will be.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:10 pm 
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Here is an interesting trip where we were moving some important people around few stops over a few days in Florida. Got to spend a night with some family, and a copilot learned some tough training under an experienced commander while we went to a practice assault landing field to kill time on day 3.

Kickin' it with cousin Davey Gator.

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Day two we all were invited to a fancy party. Hell yeah to free Coors Lite! Kickin' it with copilot snowflake.

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Somewhere on a beach.

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Kickin' it with the big boss!

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Next day sunup startup.

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Winglets win wars!

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Workin' for a livin'.

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Can't go forward; guess we'll back up and put on a show.

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Light this candle!

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:08 am 
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This crew clicked.

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"Can a man get a good safety one more time?" Yup, punch it!

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"Where do these stairs go?" "They go up." "Well, so will we."

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"Hey look, a snowflake!"

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"Someone say snowflake?"

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After the next stop, our important passengers were dropped off, and not needing a pickup for 8 more hours. Let's go do work LT!

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Surf's up!

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As much fun as that nice beach looked, it's time to go teach Lt some new tricks.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:32 pm 
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Aluminum overcast in the forecast.

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Putting this big ole girl into a 3500ft by 90ft patch of ground at the heavyweights we can haul is an impressive feat of piloting made possible by the awesome engineering that makes the C-17 the best in the airlift business.

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Not gonna make it on the first try. "Go around!" Hammer down! "Royal 451 is on the go."

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Almost…

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Practice makes perfect. Do it again.

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Very nice training field. Jackson MS Air National Guard built this C-17 specific assault strip to give the operators of the community the most realistic controlled environment to push the upper limits of landing capabilities. I'd love to come back and do this again in the dark, blacked out, and on NVG's.

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Watching the world go by, and getting paid to do it.

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Bossman's turn to drive the boat, and show us how it's really done.

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Nailed it, but he's been doing this since I was in middle school.

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In the slickest example of instructing I can remember watching, and after a few more tries, LT was nailing the landing within 50 feet of the 500 feet landing zone. Now time to go back and pick up our passengers from their field trip.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:09 am 
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Kick ass day learning how to put a big ole girl into a patch of pavement measuring 3500x90 feet.

Landing on 3500ft by 90ft at the heavyweights we can haul is an impressive feat of piloting made possible by the awesome engineering that makes the C-17 the best in the airlift business.

For the LT that never has seen something that small, and only a simulated box painted on a 12,000ft runway, it's a real world reality check.

When a young copilot gets the chance to fly with an experienced and seasoned commander at a C-17 purpose built 3500x90 foot runway, it is the perfect training opportunity of how to make this airplane to the unimaginable.

Jackson Mississippi ANG really put together an amazing training tool to practice at. By the end of the day, she was hitting less than 50ft from the middle of the 500ft zone.



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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:41 am 
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Somewhere on a beach.

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Keep it between the lines, and you're clear on the right.

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All wrapped up with playing uber for the important people. Get us home Lt!

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
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Next trip, gotta head to Berlin!

Fernsehturm Berliner TV tower.

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Loaded up and ready to ride.

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Kraftwerk Reuter West coal burnin' power plant.

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Been awhile for a selfie.

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Silly ScareBuses clogging up the pattern. Move out the way!

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Vintage Boeing 707 seen better days.

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Ready to ride Cap'n. Jet is bolted together tight.

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Pull those belts up snug one more time.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
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Last shot of Fernsehturm Berliner TV tower before heading west.

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Made it across the ocean in rough weather, and the jet following behind us was also fighting for stability the whole way down.

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Pretty paint job.

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Second favorite style of shot of my big ole girl heading home.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:54 pm 
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Welcome to sunny California! Fun to visit, but I could never live here.

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Apple's Round Building Campus

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Sunny in Sunnyvale

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Levi's Stadium

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Moffett Field's Hangars #2 & #3

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Moffett Field's Hangar #1

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Visiting the Google's. Tried to buy one, but the place was closed.

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Hangar #3

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Good morning big sexy!

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Looks great in the morning sun.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Loaded up and ready to ride.

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Curves in all the right places.

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It isn't often that we are outsized dramatically by something nearby. I can't even imagine the airships that used to go in there back in the day.

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World's biggest scaffolding job.

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California hills sure are pretty to look at, but time to go home and get on to the next one.

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