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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,904
    F1nut wrote: »
    The ultimate mini HT rig.
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    These must come from those white micro-vans I see running around lately.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,766
    ^^^ Frosty the Aurochs?
  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 2,006
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ^^^ Frosty the Aurochs?

    So somebody invented the camera in the 17th century and didn't let on?
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,071
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    No affil. :/

    From FB.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,766
    edited December 2023
    OleBoot wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ^^^ Frosty the Aurochs?

    So somebody invented the camera in the 17th century and didn't let on?

    Lost to the Little Ice Age, perhaps.

    Actually, based on the horns, more like Frosty the Bison.
  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 2,066
    She certainly likes her nicknacks.

    It's a nicknack paddy whack, leave the frog alone
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  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 2,066
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ^^^ Frosty the Aurochs?

    NO......Ted Nugents great white buffalo
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    Cables: AudioQuest McKenzie XLR's/CDP/Amp, Carbon 48/BRP, Forest 48/Display

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is.
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,183
    ^^^ Maniacal!
    I disabled signatures.
  • Most B52 planes are older than the crew that flies them.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,471
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Good ol' BUFF.

    Wildest data request I received in the 90's...stationed at Castle AFB and the BUFF's were slowly being sent to the big graveyard in the sky (AMARC-fondly known as the "boneyard") as their scheduled "retirement" from the inventory played out. A certain Iraqi leader was saber rattling and there was concern he had WMD's.

    Turned out the last of the BUFF's w/other-than-conventional launch systems had made their way to the boneyard a few month's prior. I get this call..."Need you look at the table of allowances and give us the replacement cost for a B-52!!!!" Pre internet or on-line lookup capabilites I fired up the old microfiche reader, inserted the appropriate table and found the cost of a Buff.

    Turned out once an aircraft is transferred to AMARC it's not as easy as saying, "We'd like that back, please." Different pots of money and it'd have to be "purchased" for return to active duty.

    Rumor was heads were going to roll w/respect to whomever made the decision to retire those special mission jets before other's w/conventional capabilities. Fortunately, the "capabilities" were not needed.

    Anywho, the decision to retire the BUFF fleet was reversed and, for a time, much of the B-1 budget was diverted to B-52 modernization. Still remember most of the tail numbers I analyzed were from the 1957-1959 production runs. I'd be at maintenance analysis conferences and the talk was of 100 year old 52's as a reality. The Starship pic you posted above, @mhardy6647, is some funny chit. Made my day!
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  • Most B52 planes are older than the crew that flies them.

    In the mid 1970's, I knew a man who was a former B-52 pilot. He was head of a insurance services company in Atlanta where the company that I worked had a consulting contract. He was also an opera singer. I'm pretty sure he is deceased now.

    The female CEO of my company and I were invited to fly with him one afternoon in his personal plane over north Georgia to experience stunts. Inside rolls, outside rolls, and then some more.

    I learned that day what people might do to secure business opportunities.


    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


    Harry / Marietta GA
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,766
    edited December 2023
    Most B52 planes are older than the crew that flies them.

    They're planning to keep them going for a full century after the first ones entered service -- which is nigh-on unimaginable. :)

    EDIT: Just saw @JayCee's post -- very cool that you were a piece of that story. I am guessing cranking out a coupla new B-52s from scratch would be a bit pricey.
    James Earl Jones is getting too old to be in the crew, though. :(

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,766
    ^^^ some of those are hysterical.
  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,977
    bcwsrt wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    That stuff is hard to come by. Finally found a bottle about a month ago…last one on the shelf.
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    The Sky-High Price Tag of the F-35’s High-Tech Helmet: Cost $400,000


    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


    Harry / Marietta GA