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Real Aircraft

Sat Jun 15, 2002 8:24 am

I am getting sentimental. Remember those DC-6B's, DC-7C's,
Lockheed Constellations, Lockheed Electras, Vickers Viscount's,
Comet 4's and others at Stockholm - Bromma's international airport
in the late 50:ies.
What do I want with this forum? Don't know really. Just hoping that
anybody out there have some comments about "real aircraft".
Just seeing an engine start of a DC-7C once again is something
I'm prepared to serve hard time for (think that is the expression,
from what I have seen in american movies).
Any oldtimer out there who also love old aircraft???

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RE: Real Aircraft

Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:46 pm

You don't have to be an oldtimer to like real airplanes. I'm too young to remember the big radials of the 50's and 60's, but I still love them. I wish the Delta Museum would get a an old DC7 or Connie to add to the display. Right now they have one of the original DC3's and an old Travel Air.
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RE: Real Aircraft

Sat Jun 15, 2002 8:14 pm

I am sooo glad I live in a place where I still get to see DC-6's taking off in the morning.


RE: Real Aircraft

Sun Jun 16, 2002 12:26 am

You can me count in. I live about 3 miles from a US Forest Service Tanker Base. During the summer fire season, I get to watch DC-6, -7, C54, Neptunes, Privateers, etc. come and go on a regular basis. It's sweet. Last weekend the Collings Foundation B-17 and B-24 made a visit to our city. Like I said in a previous post, someday, when I hit the lottery, there will be a Grumman Albatross (long-wing) in my hanger, next to my DC-3, B-17, Stearman, Corsair, and any other round-engined warbird I can use my newly gotten obscene wealth to buy.

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RE: Real Aircraft

Sun Jun 16, 2002 2:52 am

How about we get some pictures posted?