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Fat Albert Being Cut After 33-years.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:35 pm

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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RE: Fat Albert Being Cut After 33-years.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:26 pm

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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RE: Fat Albert Being Cut After 33-years.

Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:46 am

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.

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RE: Fat Albert Being Cut After 33-years.

Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:21 pm

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.
 
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RE: Fat Albert Being Cut After 33-years.

Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:52 pm

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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RE: Fat Albert Being Cut After 33-years.

Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:44 pm

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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