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Some pics of our heroes in the air...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Calicowboy, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Calicowboy

    Calicowboy New Member

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    Was driving to my Father's house the other day and spotted some real beauties off to the side. Had to stop and luckily I had my camera with me.

    Decided to snap a few shots and share with you all, especially since I know some of you are still serving.

    Go here for some more info... www.heroes-airshow.com

    Anyways onto the pics!

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    Local law enforcement present as well
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    As well as the Coast Guard
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    Onto the real deals

    Navy HCS-5 Firehawks
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    My boy thinking some pretty evil thoughts
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    Looking down the GAU-2...7.62 rounds of fury.
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    Salute to you sir.
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    Marine hardware
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    Affectionately known as the War Frog
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    A Blackhawk
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    Aaahhh the prize of them all...I love this machine! (Hostile did you notice the tail marking?)
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    30MM's of serious intentions!
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    Serious hardware
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    No, the front of it is not dirty, it's the reflection of the grass and the folks nearby...which happens to be me, my wife and my boy.
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    Never got the story of this
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    Tell me she isnt beautiful
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    See ya!
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    Sorry for the lack of narrative. Got to roll out to the track.
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Don't mess with Arizona.

    I love the Apache too. I've always been fascinated with helicopters. Thanks Cali.
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    My platoon was leaving a training area in Germany when we came to a sudden stop. I stick my head out of the door too what was going on and there were 3 or 4 apaches hovering to our right firing missiles down range......WAY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!

    I took some pictures but I don't know if I still have them.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I have a question for the military folk here. What is the white paint looking substance on the top 2 barrells? Is that from tracer shells?
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I wouldn't have any idea. I was in chemical decon :(
  6. Calicowboy

    Calicowboy New Member

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    Yeager please post those pics!
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    That was almost 18 yrs ago but I'll try and find them.
  8. DWelch1775

    DWelch1775 Couch Warmer

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    Thats probobly traces of gun powder not white paint. I can't think of any reason why we would spray paint em.
  9. calico

    calico Active Member

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    excellent stuff. Thanks for posting.

    My favorite heli is the Apache by far...
  10. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Awesome pics, Dude! AWESOME PICS!


    Don't know why, but when I saw that double chopper (whatever it's called) I remembered that show "Riptide". Anyone ever watch that? I loved that chopper.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Why wouldn't it be on all of them then?
  12. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I saw one of those make an emergency landing when I was a kid. We were playing basketball at the school and he came right over our heads and landed on the baseball diamond.

    The drive shaft to the back rotor had broken. Soldiers piled out with M-16s and took up positions. I thought it was a raid. A couple of Huey's were circling the field. Then one of them took off towards Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX to get the replacement drive shaft. The other one landed nearby.

    Some of the soldiers came over and played hoops with us and they let us go inside and sit in the pilot's seats. The whole town showed up. People fed the soldiers. One of the coolest things was when old Tom Farrell came by. Tom was in the Bataan Death March. Seeing those soldiers salute old Tom was cool as hell.
  13. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Thanks for the pics, they were awesome.

    The guy that works beside me loved them.

    He is big into military airplanes and helicopters, ... he explained everything to me.

    He gave me a guided tour from your pictures.

    Were these pictures taken near the Dallas area ? He knew there was a base or something down there.
  14. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    i hate those police ones!

    and the military ones just shine with a message that states "don't mess with us"
  15. Calicowboy

    Calicowboy New Member

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    Pics were taken in the San Fernando Valley in California.

    Thanks for the compliments guys!:starspin
  16. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Bad news.....I can't find them :(
  17. Calicowboy

    Calicowboy New Member

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    Use the force young Jedi Yeagermeister!

    Man, those are pics I would have loved to see!
  18. DWelch1775

    DWelch1775 Couch Warmer

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    Because all of them weren't fired.
  19. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Calico, love the pics! Thanks for sharing. I have some great shots of a Air Show down here in Titusville, FL. They did a Vietnam re-enactment with two Huey's, two Cobra's, a Jet Ranger (Kiowa) and a Hughes 500 (Cayuse). Spelling may be off on those last two. Anyway, it was awesome to see them all in the sky at once dropping off troops and providing cover fire. I'll see if I can find them.

    Rack, you're thinking of Screamin' Mimi from Riptide. I don't think it was a Chinook (double-blade) though.
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I got to go up in a Black Hawk.

    Got to help load some Black Hawks and Apaches that were headed to desert Storm.

    Saw plenty of Chinooks while camped at the base of a mountian in Korea and a blackhawk clipped a power line towards the top of the mount. Which in turned caused a Fire and they loaded these huge baskets of water and the Chinooks dropped the water to put the fire out.

    However I also learned to despise the Blackhawks as our barracks were right across from the Troop Clinic and behind the troop clinic was the helipad where the pilots would let the chopters run for about half an hour before leaving and half an hour after landing....which was usually in the middle of the night LOL.

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