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  • Barry Donovan
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    I had been waiting for turbines to take over ever since learning APU on kc135.. the little jets.

    the world record he got still limited the old appearance airframe to 438 mph on the props.
    all on turbine instead I assume


    great pursuit.
    WW2 had been there as a myth for many decades, no time for documenting the speeds they broke. Just words spoken.
    I shared his latest video in another thread the other day...

    looking forward to his sharing the build

    in this video, the tower was stumped at his rate of climb for the given craft


    a different version of the sr71 sharing speed stories
    Last edited by Barry Donovan; March 21st, 2019, 11:46 AM.

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  • oletrux4evr
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    Yeah, not jealous here, just observant. People are still amazed that after 52 years of flying I still do not own an airplane.........LOL!! It's a matter of priorities, I guess.

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  • Loren
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    Yes dollars after dollars there, but I like to say be inspired, not jealous. Guys that wealthy but who have such time for outside interests tend to be second- or third-gen in whatever business and carry the torch, good for them as they could choose to be drug-addict loser/brats instead as some rich kids do.

    Many evenings in 9th grade building a pretty-nice Piper Cub balsa model (patterns printed, you had to razor-blade them out) almost made a plane builder out of me. Fantasy was, using biz-jet motors in something that looked more like a small fighter but was side-by-side just 'cause it's more fun to travel that way. However cars were more accessible and for some reason I was pretty good with going left-right but not so much with the up-down, first learned at age ten in a Mooney over Malibu with my bro-in-law who was an instructor. So I was looking at the wrong gauge, but he might not have ever let me fly again after that. At any rate all ties there were cut at his-her divorce shortly after and I didn't fly again until age 18 or so in a Cessna and I still sucked and never chose to pursue a license.

    Love a good air show though, can spend hours at the displays.
    Last edited by Loren; March 21st, 2019, 08:52 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    The guy must be independently wealthy, or well sponsored. None of that is cheap.
    he developed a better way of treating wastewater from oil and gas drilling... he barely talks about it, there are some dollars there. So of the richest people I know do some of the most mundane things to make that wealth... e.g. wastewater treatment, highway barrier building, etc.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; March 21st, 2019, 07:34 AM.

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  • oletrux4evr
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    The guy must be independently wealthy, or well sponsored. None of that is cheap.

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  • Monster
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    Yep, BangShift approved !

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