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Offline Gordon McGeachie

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Re: Rolling Thunder is Back .........
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 04:41:10 PM »
Gordon, thanks for the views. But I GOTTA ask you;

Why on earth did such BIG aircraft have so little crew space?

more room for fuel and weapons..................

here is a video about the blue steel missile the Victor was designed to carry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwMnEoC0gVg

and here is a picture of one dropping 35 1,000lb bombs

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 12:02:01 AM »
The Douglas DC3 Dakota is the only classic plane I have flown in. It was even a Classic back in 1949/1950 when I twice flew with my Parents and Brother to Southern Ireland on Air Lingus. The others are great looking planes and oh how I would have loved to have flown in them, especially the Vulcan and Victor, what fantastic looking planes. You have captured them well Gorden, and thank you for the memories.
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Re: Rolling Thunder is Back .........
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 04:47:02 AM »
How old were you?

And you remember that?!?!
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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 04:17:06 PM »
I was born Dec 1940, so I was 9 or 10 years old at the time. I will be 77 this coming December. I made two round trips on the DC3. I admit, I do not remember much from my first 10 years, but I do remember flying in the DC3. We made those trips to southern Ireland by plane and the following year we went to Northern Ireland by the ferry boat. The boat trip was in a storm and everyone was seasick, strangely I was not. My father lost his false teeth over the side and my mother lost her glasses. :) Unfortunately, that same ferry on it's return trip to Scotland, hit another storm and sank with the loss of all lives! These things anyone would remember. Needless to say, I was not on the return trip. :D
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Re: Rolling Thunder is Back .........
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 05:47:57 PM »
I'll bet it was one of the "coolest" experiences of your young life.

I have ALWAYS been fascinated by aircraft, and only WISH I had had the opportunity at 10 to fly....
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Re: Rolling Thunder is Back .........
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2017, 11:11:28 PM »
Back in late 1980's I regularly travelled from Melbourne to Adelaide for technical visits.  400 miles or 650km by air
During 1989 there was a bitter airline pilots dispute and the government brought in the military for some of the shorter flights and I flew on a C130 Hercules to Adelaide.  I distinctly remember the toileting arrangements and needing good aim.

It was almost 30 years ago but these sorts of events remain in ones memory....john
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