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    Kick Ass Aircraft

    I live near Dover Air Force Base and they have C5 Galaxies fly out from there. The first time I saw one in the air I was sitting in the back yard with my wife enjoying a glass of wine. She looked up and "Oh my, what is that?" I said, "I don't know, but I sure as hell hope it's friendly". Those C5's are just huge, I can't believe the get off the ground. I believe they are made by Lockheed

    What are some of your favorite planes?


    C5 Galaxy


    Other planes shown for scale

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    That is one massive plane!

    Used to live by the Air Force base in Saudi. Hearing planes take off and seeing them fly around was pretty much a regular part of life.

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    Always thought the XB-70 Valkyrie was a heck of a plane!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Squid View Post
    Always thought the XB-70 Valkyrie was a heck of a plane!



    It's great to see others talking about the XB70. My dad was one of the workers that built it. Just a worker on the assembly line, but I've got two photos and a 8mm film of it flying in storage somewhere. He used to talk about the time the F-104 crashed into one of them during a test flight and both planes were lost. He said it would fly Mach 3 and they would turn off three of the engines. One of the pioneers of supersonic flight!
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    The B-70 was a true thing of beauty, and something to the left of sorcery...

    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Squid View Post
    Always thought the XB-70 Valkyrie was a heck of a plane!




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    I'm a huge fan of the C17. If you really take a look at the specs, you'll see it's obviously much more than a simple cargo plane.

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    I have always loved the F-117 A NightHawk...I remember being obsessed with this plane in the late eighties...apparently mothballed several years ago (not true completely...they have been sighted flying around still)...took us to the next level in air superiority.

    i remember being in DC following Desert Storm for the parade and fireworks and seeing two of these Wobblin' Goblins screaming overhead....seriously BAD MOFO's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post


    I have always loved the F-117 A NightHawk...
    Same here! I'm really into military aircraft, especially the Stealth planes. I like the A-10 Warthog too, as well as a lot of the WWII planes.

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    Another one of my favorites....SR71A Blackbird...imagine being strapped into one of those!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    Me too, Bob. One of the most surreal moments of my life was at Wright Patterson AFB museum and I was able to reach out and touch one...without being shot dead on sight! Laid hands on a ghostly legend.

    Another sentimental fav is the F-14 Tomcat. Obviously, my oldest son Drew (now almost 23) didn't have the same feelings.

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    I have a love / hate relationship with bad brains. I dont know whether to love them or hate them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankb56 View Post
    I have a love / hate relationship with bad brains. I dont know whether to love them or hate them!
    I love Bad Brains, but hate to listen to them.

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    I'm sure, Dr. Know gets a lot of loving.....with a face like that and the wad in his hands when he starts one of his reggae thangs....drives the ladies crazy.
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    Stealth bombers

    I used to live about an hour from their home base, so I would occassionally see them flying around. They used to do fly-overs at special events, which was amazing. You could see a little line in the sky coming toward you, then you would se this plane just sitting overhead. By the time you heard it,, it was already gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhenke View Post
    Stealth bombers

    I used to live about an hour from their home base, so I would occassionally see them flying around. They used to do fly-overs at special events, which was amazing. You could see a little line in the sky coming toward you, then you would se this plane just sitting overhead. By the time you heard it,, it was already gone.
    That is soooo awesome....I would have loved to witness that!
    -Bob

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    Spitfire and P51

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleary View Post
    Spitfire and P51
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleary View Post
    Spitfire and P51


    Great choices!
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    Being the 40 something child I am, I love any fast jets, always thought the B1 Lancer was cool, absolute favourite however is the DeHavilland Mosquito. We have the French Airforce getting up close and personal at the moment, regular sub 500 feet passes in their Mirages and Jaguars, cool to watch but the horses aren't too impressed!

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