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Fat Albert Being Cut After 33-years.  
User currently offlinewoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1026 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4772 times:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/ap/ap/f...to-come-down-after-33-years/nT5kx/

Maybe this will alleviate the obstruction clearance requirements to climb to 15,000 before proceeding on course over Key West.


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12360 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

Hmm, would be better if the word 'blimp' was in the title.

I thought you were talking about the Blue Angels C-130 "Fat Albert".

Any idea what would be replacing the blimps, if anything?

Quoting woodreau (Thread starter):
Maybe this will alleviate the obstruction clearance requirements to climb to 15,000 before proceeding on course over Key West.

We'll hire some aerospace contractor to study that and get back to you on it...



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User currently onlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 1):
Hmm, would be better if the word 'blimp' was in the title.

It is not a blimp. It's an aerostat. And its not just the one in Florida being shut down, its the entire network, the Tethered Aerostat Radar System being shutdown.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 911 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 1):
I thought you were talking about the Blue Angels C-130 "Fat Albert".

Same here. Never heard of the Florida Fat Albert.


User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2098 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 1):
Hmm, would be better if the word 'blimp' was in the title.

I thought you were talking about the Blue Angels C-130 "Fat Albert".

Agreed, I too thought the OP was referencing the Blue Angels C-130. The only thing 'cut' in regards to the BA Fat Albert was the JATO takeoffs after they ran out of bottles 2 years ago...

Quoting Oroka (Reply 3):
Same here. Never heard of the Florida Fat Albert



I've known about the Key West blimp/aerostat since I was kid. My uncle who worked at NASA sent me a 8x10 photo of it when I was a kid, thought it was pretty cool.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week ago) and read 3406 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 1):
I thought you were talking about the Blue Angels C-130 "Fat Albert".

Me, too. I am happy the USMC/Blue Angels C-130 is continuing on the show circuit. If it was cut, that would be a defense cut to far.


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