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Gainesville Texas Airport Hit By Tornado  
User currently offlineBravoGolf From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 539 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

CNN.Com is reporting on a tornado that hit the Gainesville Texas Airport. They have some pictures of about six large twin props that looked like they were stacked up in a pile by the tornado. If anyone knows this airport why the large number of large twin props?

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User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

CNN and MSNBC have video on the television right now, looks like some very serious weather in Texas today. I Hope everybody there stays safe.


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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

I've been to gainesville many times... they were in my athletic conference when I played high school football at Burkburnett, TX. Not exactly sure why there were so many twin props there.


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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4150 times:

there is a company that makes or refurbishes aircraft seats there at the gainesville airport, it looked like there were some am eagle saabs all piled up on top of each other


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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Not cool.

El Reno, Canadian County Oklahoma had its hanger ripped away by a tornado less than a week ago. Not a good week for airports versus tornadoes.

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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1980 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

Checking the cnn video shot today, looks like a part-out dealer or a refurb dealer up in Gainesville took it pretty hard. 3 DC-3s and 3 Convair 580 types were seen, some stacked on top of each other, and one hangar door was blown out revealing a Citation II or V along with a Learjet that was grey (Phoenix Air possibly)...They didn't appear to show the hangar that does military work, probably for good reason, but one stands to believe there may be some damage done there as well. (E-Systems still?)...

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/04/29/texas.storms/index.html

Haven't been to Gainesville in almost a decade so seeing the props there intrigued me...

Jeffrey



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User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

That is no Convair 580, those are the P&W 2800 nacelles on that wing, and three bladed HS props.

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