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Old 11-25-2011, 08:37 AM   #617
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Happy thanksgiving Jimmy. We will be moving on Sunday, just so we can keep an eye on Minn. Take care, will see you in 4 weeks....Mike and Sheeri
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #618
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Nice

Old aircraft are almost as nice as old Airstreames.In the old days they both where made with loving care and many of both are still being used by folks that restore and use them with the same loving care.
(Photo 1 &2) Boeing B-307.Only 10 made most used by TWA.First pressurized passenger aircraft.Photo taken in Saigon about 1967-68.
(Photo 3) B-47 that I was Crew Chief on at March AFB,320th Bomb Wing,441 Bomb Squadron 1953-54.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:25 PM   #619
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Work? or fun?

Well today I took some prop tools down to TBM hanger at Visalia CA
(photo 1 & 2) Help them crate up a C-130 rudder and load it in a truck for a trip to Wisconsin for a custumers aircraft that they are working on there.
( photo 3) Working on gear box on C-130 engine.
Guess I will take my SQUARESTREAM down to Visalia tomorrow and work there for a while,till the parts we need here come in.Do not under stand why we can not get folks to work on the hanger here and why our parts are on back order.Looks like no one wants to work when the State will give them $$$ not to work.
GUESS THE GOVERNMENT HERE HAS NOTHING BETWEEN IT's BIG HAT AND HIS SPURS.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:47 PM   #620
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On the move AGAIN

Here we go again on the move.
(Photo 1 & 2 ) Good by Castile Airport.
(Photo 3 ) Hello Sequoia Field our new home for ?
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #621
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Painted Aluminum

Well here is some of TBMs painted Aluminum at Visalia CA.
They will be moving these aircraft and the stuff at Sequoia field to Castile airport near Merced CA.
Note I am sitting down on the job in photo 4.
The next 2 days or so I am going up to Chico CA to pick up some test equipment.
GENERALLY SPEAKING YOU AREN'T LEARNING MUCH WHEN YOUR LIPS ARE MOVING.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:47 PM   #622
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Paradise?

Yesterday I got to make a 300+ mile drive up to Paradise CA to pick up some test benches.Then back 200 milws to Castile airport.
Spent the night at Castile,off loaded the stuff this AM and drove back to Sequoia Field today.NICE trip.624 miles round trip.
( Photo 1) Getting ready to drive to Paradise.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #623
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:03 PM   #624
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Quick trip

Today made a 428 mile round trip to LA to pick up some aircraft parts.Sure have seen CA the last 2 weeks.
Here are some photos of a MD-3 ground power unit that is used to furnish power to aircraft when on the ground.I just put 3 of the 6 new cylinders on.Sure get to do a lots of different jobs here.
Now this fun boondocking and I get paid for it.

THE COWBOY WAS SO UGLY HE HAD TO SNEAK UP ON A DIPPER TO GET A DRINK OF WATER.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:51 PM   #625
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That is a different looking engine. It being in California, does it have a smog pump? If not, do the tree huggers know about it? Keep your experiences and pictures coming.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:16 PM   #626
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That is a different looking engine. It being in California, does it have a smog pump? If not, do the tree huggers know about it? Keep your experiences and pictures coming.
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It is a modified Continental aircraft engine.
BUT PLEASE do not get me started about CA.I left here in 1953 for a reason called politics and I try not to talk about them on the airforum.
Saddle that is hard to do some times.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:49 AM   #627
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Smack my mouth. I fall off the the wagon now and again. Left CA in 1979. Should have known that an engine supporting an aircraft would be an aircraft engine. Did I mention falling off the wagon.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #628
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CASTLE here we come

Well I hope every one had a good Christmas and a HAPPY New Year.We all took off for Christmas and New Years on the 21st of December and went home to AZ,That is just under 1200 miles round trip for me from Visalia. We will go back to work tomorrow.BUT we did get the First C-130 moved to Castle on the 20th of December from Visalia.I will move the Airstream back to Castle tomorrow.
(photo 1) The landing at Castle
(photo 2 & 3) Parked on ramp at hanger.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #629
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Rose Parade

Just turn on your TV tomorrow and watch our beautiful weather for the Rose Parade. That is why we are here and maybe the reason so many others are as well....Have a Happy New Year!
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Missed ya'll at Picacho...that end of the loop was kinda light, and I didn't get in my exercise...
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