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by Hamfist
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Military Leaving Iraq - Airlift
Replies: 16
Views: 7165

RE: US Military Leaving Iraq - Airlift

I'm curious how long we will keep forces in Kuwait. We've been there for right at 20 years now. Seems almost certain that a presence will be kept there to provide transitional support. Maybe something similar to the days of Southern/Northern Watch for a while until the new Iraqi government demonstra...

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by Hamfist
Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This Plane Rented Or He Owned It
Replies: 15
Views: 9368

RE: Is This Plane Rented Or He Owned It

Saw this jet at Andrews AFB back in Jun '10. Apparently President Obama isn't the only person who likes to play golf at that base. Was hoping to use our host unit connections to get to see <acronym title="LAPA (Argentina)">MJ</acronym> come back through the pax terminal, but apparently his plans aro...

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by Hamfist
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL1316 gate return on 24SEP?
Replies: 4
Views: 3324

DL1316 gate return on 24SEP?

Probably nothing major. I wouldn't bother to post it, but I was just on the return leg (<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> - <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-J...

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by Hamfist
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 At MSP
Replies: 7
Views: 5251

RE: C-5 At MSP

F4wso,

You'll probably get another chance for pics later next month. I won't go into details or specific dates for obvious reasons, but I do know that last exercise was the second in a series of three preparing several units for an inspection. I would expect similar mobility assets may be used.

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by Hamfist
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Relative Efficiency Of Runway Configurations
Replies: 38
Views: 6260

Relative Efficiency Of Runway Configurations

Was just reading the thread about the history of <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> and how it became one of the busiest. My question, while not specific to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Inte...

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by Hamfist
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tanked Escorted By Fighter Jets At SEA
Replies: 16
Views: 7334

RE: Tanked Escorted By Fighter Jets At SEA

Agree with those who say this is <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 with three F-22's. Unless there is a media story, probably no way to know exactly why they were there, but I doubt it's anything significant. Given the extensive testing done at Nellis and/or Edwards ...

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by Hamfist
Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico
Replies: 9
Views: 5490

RE: Two F-15's Collide Over Gulf Of Mexico

Unfortunately, Fox News reporting one of the pilots has died.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331558,00.html

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by Hamfist
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Air Force Drill In The North / W 30 Tu-95
Replies: 5
Views: 6948

RE: Russian Air Force Drill In The North / W 30 Tu-95

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by Hamfist
Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Finally Set Foot On Maho Beach!
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

Finally Set Foot On Maho Beach!

Wasn't really sure where to post this, but I just felt the need to proclaim that I have made the pilgrimmage! My wife and I planned a Carnival cruise to celebrate our 10th anniversary and, upon review of the Carnival itineraries, I told her she could pick any cruise she wanted so long as St Maarten ...

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by Hamfist
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Veterans Of Maho Beach Spotting?
Replies: 1
Views: 1767

Veterans Of Maho Beach Spotting?

Just booked on a Carnival cruise that will be making a full-day stop at St Maarten. Never been, so I'm looking for any advice / inputs /suggestions to ensure I get to make the most of my time during my short time on the island. I will be visiting with my wife, so I have to do more than just sit at M...

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by Hamfist
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: College Football - 10/6
Replies: 37
Views: 1964

RE: College Football - 10/6

How does the almighty Pete Carroll lose a game in which he is favored by some 40 points?? Man, I bet the <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> media made him turn water into wine in the press conference just to make sure it was really him out there. That said, the madness that has been the last tw...

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by Hamfist
Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2007 Ncaa Football Charter Thread: Week 1
Replies: 59
Views: 5687

RE: 2007 Ncaa Football Charter Thread: Week 1

Appears Kansas State will be on a Northwest A320 from Manhattan, KS to Montgomery AL at 1530 EDT.

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by Hamfist
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Hartsfield Diverts Yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

Atlanta Hartsfield Diverts Yesterday

Anyone notice that quite a few aircraft inbound to Atlanta were diverted yesterday? I realize this happens from time to time, but I had just never really seen this many in one afternoon. I suppose it was due to the weather. If you look at FlightAware for the following airports (CSG, <acronym title="...

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by Hamfist
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2007 Ncaa Football Charter Thread: Week 1
Replies: 59
Views: 5687

RE: 2007 Ncaa Football Charter Thread: Week 1

Not sure who Kansas St. uses, but I would look for them to be flying into either MGM or CSG today. Most teams coming to Auburn use MGM.

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by Hamfist
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Interesting New Artist
Replies: 0
Views: 1492

Interesting New Artist

I don't really ever post much about music, as I'm just a casual listener, but I recently saw this guy play live while I was out in Texas. I was in San Antonio for several weeks and ventured up to this place called Gruene Hall. After seeing him, I looked into some of his stuff and he has some good co...

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by Hamfist
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chavez To Unveil Plan For Indefinite Presidency
Replies: 47
Views: 3636

RE: Chavez To Unveil Plan For Indefinite Presidency

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by Hamfist
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chavez To Unveil Plan For Indefinite Presidency
Replies: 47
Views: 3636

RE: Chavez To Unveil Plan For Indefinite Presidency

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by Hamfist
Tue May 15, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadliest Catch
Replies: 45
Views: 2770

RE: Deadliest Catch

Good show. One of the few "reality" type shows I will watch. Probably because they don't seem to be "acting out" a reality.

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by Hamfist
Mon May 14, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Red Sox, Yankee, Mets And Oriole Fans...?
Replies: 15
Views: 2204

RE: Red Sox, Yankee, Mets And Oriole Fans...?

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by Hamfist
Sun May 13, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Red Sox, Yankee, Mets And Oriole Fans...?
Replies: 15
Views: 2204

Red Sox, Yankee, Mets And Oriole Fans...?

Looking for some suggestions from those listed in the subject line. I'm leaving next Thursday and heading up the east coast for my first look at Fenway, Shea, and Yankee stadiums as well as Camden Yards. Because it's my first time spending any signficant amount of time in those areas, I'm open to an...

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by Hamfist
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Rentals At Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 11
Views: 3592

Car Rentals At Chicago O'Hare

For those familiar with renting vehicles at O'Hare, are any of the major companies easier or more convenient than the others? For what it's worth, I'll be staying at the Marriott O'Hare if any particular companies are more convenient to that location. Thanks.

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by Hamfist
Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tornadoes And Airports?
Replies: 40
Views: 5468

Tornadoes And Airports?

McConnell AFB in Kansas was hit by a tornado in 1992. This link to Youtube has home video of it passing through -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veLsNZrlSw

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by Hamfist
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St Patty's Day In Chicago?
Replies: 2
Views: 2252

St Patty's Day In Chicago?

Have to go to Chicago for some company stuff from Sunday, March 18 til Wed the 21st. Was just thinking about going up early to see the St Patrick's Day festivities in downtown. I'm somewhat familiar with Chicago (i.e. I've been a couple of times in last few years), but not familiar with the events s...

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by Hamfist
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-90's: Why On To/from SLC?
Replies: 38
Views: 7881

Delta MD-90's: Why On To/from SLC?

I've only once flown one of Delta's <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90s. That was from <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - G...

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by Hamfist
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Current U.S. Traffic
Replies: 2
Views: 2511

RE: Current U.S. Traffic

Costs a few bucks a month, but I use this one.

http://www.flightexplorer.com/personal/personalEdition.aspx

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by Hamfist
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US F-16s Back At Incirlik Base In Turkey
Replies: 4
Views: 4462

RE: US F-16s Back At Incirlik Base In Turkey

Don't forget the most glaring difference between Incirlik and bases in Iraq and Afghanistan -- Incirlik is a base with an ASSIGNED contingent of US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> members. That's to say that a significant number of those working at that base are just there for a 3-6 month de...

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by Hamfist
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 12 Hr Layover In ATL
Replies: 13
Views: 4845

RE: 12 Hr Layover In ATL

WOW! Even after a reminder to everyone that he said SUNDAY NIGHT, we get another post suggesting that our friend might catch a tour of CocaCola at 2AM?!?! Are you guys so hard up to tell someone about Atlanta that you don't even pay attention to what he is asking? As for the Buckhead suggestion...yo...

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by Hamfist
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 12 Hr Layover In ATL
Replies: 13
Views: 4845

RE: 12 Hr Layover In ATL

Pretty damn funny... The guy CLEARLY states that he is going to be in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> at NIGHT on a SUNDAY and half the posts are suggesting tourist activities?! Am I missing something, o...

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by Hamfist
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL: Dolphins Left On Beach, Saban Says Roll Tide!
Replies: 29
Views: 2515

RE: NFL: Dolphins Left On Beach, Saban Says Roll Tide!

Well, as an Auburn guy here, I'll throw my two cents in: Ever wonder what plane spotting at the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) airport is like? Check out the video linked on this page of Saban's arrival at the airport. You'd think the Holy Ghost just showed up at communion (which is done with Ritz crackers an...

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by Hamfist
Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Logitech Joystick (other Recommendations?)
Replies: 21
Views: 12198

RE: Logitech Joystick (other Recommendations?)

Well, I've had the Saitek Evo basic controller for a couple of days now and it HAS MADE A WORLD <acronym title="Transports et Travaux Aériens de Madagascar">OF</acronym> DIFFERENCE over my old Logitech 3D Pro!!! I KNEW I wasn't as bad at flying as that Logitech had me thinking I was. It's just the s...

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by Hamfist
Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saddam Is Dead
Replies: 216
Views: 7377

RE: Saddam Is Dead

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by Hamfist
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Logitech Joystick (other Recommendations?)
Replies: 21
Views: 12198

RE: Logitech Joystick (other Recommendations?)

Thanks all for your inputs. Just ordered the basic Saitek Evo model for the FSX I will be receiving in just a few days. Once it arrives, I think I will take this Logitech stick out in the back yard and go "Office Space" on it!!

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by Hamfist
Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Contrails?
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

RE: Fighter Contrails?

Can't say for sure if dual or single contrail for each jet, but if I had to guess, I'd say only one. Definitely not a single aircraft (ref: the B-47 response above), but the thought of it being one of the demo teams was the first to come to mind when I saw it. Their direction of flight over central ...

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by Hamfist
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Contrails?
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Fighter Contrails?

Saw a rare sight today over central Georgia(U.S) about an hour before sunset. Was apparently a six-ship at cruise altitude as each was making a contrail. Just wondering if what I saw was a standard cruising formation? The first four were in what appeared to be a 4-ship combat spread (i.e. noses even...

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by Hamfist
Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airport Creator (FSX)?
Replies: 1
Views: 18587

Airport Creator (FSX)?

Are there any add-on's for FSX that will allow you to literally create your own airport from scratch <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> are fairly simple to use? I've seen the AFCAD program, but that seems way more complicated than what I h...

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by Hamfist
Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Logitech Joystick (other Recommendations?)
Replies: 21
Views: 12198

Logitech Joystick (other Recommendations?)

Anyone else had problems with this controller? I have had the Extreme 3D Pro for a few years now and, lately, it's started going nuts. It just will not maintain a calibration. Sometimes it will recognize left axis movements, but not to the right. Other times it will fully recognize up movement, but ...

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by Hamfist
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter With The Highest Landing Speed. Which One?
Replies: 13
Views: 25488

RE: Fighter With The Highest Landing Speed. Which One?

Doesn't exactly qualify as a "fighter" per se, but all fighter guys have flown it for training -- if I'm not mistaken the T-38 Talon moves pretty quick on final. Also, I've heard the pilot has to do some additional fuel weight calculations to determine the appropriate final approach speed. Maybe tho...

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by Hamfist
Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing On Interstate 75 Today
Replies: 1
Views: 4533

RE: Emergency Landing On Interstate 75 Today

Additionally, the FlightAware.com tracking...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N69PM

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by Hamfist
Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing On Interstate 75 Today
Replies: 1
Views: 4533

Emergency Landing On Interstate 75 Today

Did a quick scan and didn't see anything posted on this. Happened about lunch time today in Macon, <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym>. Was on my way home from the Atlanta area this afternoon and, fortunately, we have an alternate I-475 around that area. <a href="http://www.13wmaz.com/new...

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by Hamfist
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Ski Resorts
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

US Ski Resorts

Have been looking at some info on ski resorts in the western US. I've never spent much time around any of these resorts and was just looking for a few recommendations. Considering a wedding anniversary trip for the week before Christmas this year. Some important considerations in choosing the right ...

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by Hamfist
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Karl Rove Will NOT Be Charged
Replies: 47
Views: 3381

RE: Karl Rove Will NOT Be Charged

Of course he didn't get indicted--he didn't do anything illegal. Plame's husband was nothing more than a wannabe diplomat and she just another warm body at the <acronym title="Rome - Ciampino (CIA / LIRA), Italy">CIA</acronym> (as opposed to some top secret agent). Besides, if the Dems spent half as...

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by Hamfist
Wed May 31, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DUI Laws (Unites States In Particular)
Replies: 24
Views: 1997

DUI Laws (Unites States In Particular)

In addition to DUI laws, I presume most states have a law against open containers in a vehicle... My question -- suppose four people (Persons A, B, C & D) are riding in Person A's vehicle. However, Person B is actually driving the vehicle. Person's C & D are riding in the back seat and are both cons...

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by Hamfist
Tue May 30, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

RE: Memorial Day

Not trying to nitpick...just want to help ensure the holidays retain the sanctity of their specific meaning. I don't think it's ever "incorrect" to offer our appreciation to those who so deserve it, but I do think we should try to keep most of the focus of this particular day on those who have given...

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by Hamfist
Tue May 02, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: May 1st Immigration Protests In USA/Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 4795

RE: May 1st Immigration Protests In USA/Mexico

Well, if the "Day Without Immigrants" theme is truly going to be appreciated, then in addition to not going to work and not going to school, maybe they can NOT go to any emergency rooms, NOT use any government assistance and NOT get arrested -- then we can get a fair assessment of their economic imp...

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by Hamfist
Mon May 01, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy International Workers' Day
Replies: 35
Views: 3909

RE: Happy International Workers' Day

Well, if the "Day Without Immigrants" theme is truly going to be appreciated, then in addition to not going to work and not going to school, maybe they can NOT go to any emergency rooms, NOT use any government assistance and NOT get arrested -- then we can get a fair assessment of their economic imp...

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by Hamfist
Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Who You've Met Or Worked With
Replies: 6
Views: 2777

RE: Who You've Met Or Worked With

Haven't had any extensive dealings or flights with any of these guys, but through my time in ROTC and active duty US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, I've had the opportunity to meet: Chuck Yeager - at Gathering of Eagles at Maxwell AFB Alfred "Chief" Anderson: (http://www.timelessvoices.org...

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by Hamfist
Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Major Airports To Respective City Centres?
Replies: 27
Views: 4627

RE: Closest Major Airports To Respective City Cent

I'm assuming the underlying motivation to this question is essentially how easily and/or quickly can the airport be accessed from what is considered the heart of (or downtown) of a city. Or, in terms of a city like Las Vegas, how close is the airport to the locations frequented by the majority of th...

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by Hamfist
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Merge With US Army?
Replies: 22
Views: 10087

RE: Usaf Merge With US Army?

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by Hamfist
Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Merge With US Army?
Replies: 22
Views: 10087

RE: Usaf Merge With US Army?

Lt AWACS, First, for the record, I do want to clarify that my "zealots" comments are not aimed at you. Looking back on my post after a day or two, I can see how it might have come across that way, so I apologize if you saw that as a personal attack. It's more of a reflection to some of my past exper...

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by Hamfist
Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Merge With US Army?
Replies: 22
Views: 10087

RE: Usaf Merge With US Army?

Now that I've been out of the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> for about a year now, it's interesting to see the comments aroused by this sort of question. These days, I see more humor in how territorial members can be of their particular service. It's been my experience that the same guys...

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