SA's Morrelle Compasse
lookes licke kermitte hase nice sized sleepeng bagge...... watereproofe to!
I know that some of the torque issues were a result of the three vs. four blade props. (not discounting the huge rotary engine). I like blue they were painted, the beefy look(same reason I like the thunderbolt as well). I just admire the whole thing like a broadsword vs a rapier (Mustang, Spitfire) My grandfather flew lightnings in the pacific (step granddad) married my grandmother in like 1972 when I was eight. Flew A-26 invader in Korea, was a mailman after until he retired. I recall having the help clean his house when they got married he was a lifelong bachelor and had copies of the boston globe going back decades, he would read it front to back at breakfast and do all the puzzles as well. Used to take me to the VFW with him and candlepin bowling with the little bowling balls(boston thing). Knew the whole town where he worked and was a low key badass helping people out etc.If it's a hinge failure, then the hinge was improperly inspected before flight. If a forgotten pin... well let's just say that in either case a crew chief is going to put his foot up some poor swabbie's ass. Probably several somebodies.
My dad flew these things in training, never deployed with them. He said they were heinous bitches to fly and the torque made them difficult to handle on the ground, too. But the good news is, they were real easy to get out of and he mentioned several accidents with them where the pilot (squadron mates, not himself) got clear.
Corbett's Couloir at Jackson Hole. Skied it several times when I was younger. An interesting first turn.
The runout got fun when it got slushy.... Especially on 210's...Corbett's Couloir at Jackson Hole. Skied it several times when I was younger. An interesting first turn.
Yeah, at Taos people talked about Al's and Stauffenberg, both basically tourist runs. I'll take Fabian and Elevator.Love me some Corbett's, but the surrounding chutes were more fun..
Shags, did you ever ski it with any Pinheads? Had buddies that did that. I never got up to that level. If I couldn't see the slope looking between my skis, I deferred.Love me some Corbett's, but the surrounding chutes were more fun..
Whole lotta basketball talent in that shot. I always forget how tall Bird was.
More prescient than your thoughts.Somehow this shot seems rife with both tragic and humorous possibility!