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J-Luis

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About J-Luis

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  • Birthday 01/10/1962

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    Miami
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    Toyota Tacoma 2011
  • Interests
    Airplanes and air shows
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    Paralegal
  1. I took this picture in 1993 at the Weeks Air Museum, Miami, Florida. The Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress 909 crashed today in Connecticut. My condolences to the families of those who passed away.
  2. S-58 Choctaw (Westland Wessex) A sculpture by Paola Pivi’s "Upside Down Helicopter In A Public Place" (2006), a temporary work staged in Salzburg. Pivi placed a Westland Wessex helicopter upside-down, resting on its blades, in the center of Residenzplatz, which abuts the city’s famed Mozartplatz. “Salzburg is the city of Mozart, and I wanted to place the piece in front of the city’s sculpture of Mozart. As a joke, I said it was like me being a cat, and bringing a dead bird to its master. A marvelous present,” said Pivi. The article goes on to say there were some complaints.
  3. I'm having trouble uploading pictures, but a few pages ago (on September 19), a picture F3D-2 Douglas Skynight Marine Bomber was posted. I just saw the inquiry as to what it is. Strange bird indeed. The first time I saw it I thought it was a two-seat trainer... but it was black. If I recall correctly it was only used for a short time.
  4. All mock-ups. Boeing 2707, Boeing 2707, Concorde in 1963 and Lockheed L-2000.
  5. Can anyone help me identify this plane please? It may be a Piaggio. It looks like it has contra-rotating propellers.
  6. It's a wonderful challenge whenever a unique image is posted. Can anyone identify that twin-tail jet? I've been scouring the net for a while and have had no luck. The emblem sort of looks like the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing.
  7. Gentlemen, I have to share this... about 10 images or so ago, VFR800 posted a picture of twin-exhaust flames shooting out of a jet I could not identify. The vertical stabilizer was visible and that's like a fingerprint. I initially thought it was an F-16 Falcon, but it didn't match up. So I checked the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Dassault Rafale and even the Su-25 Frogfoot. Again, no match! Then it got worse. I zoomed in on the image and saw a warning that read, "DANGER, Arrestor Hook." What?!?!? A carrier aircraft?!?!? What could it be?!?!? After much web surfing it turned out to be a Panavia Tornado. I tried to find an image of a Tornado landing on a carrier, but no luck. A few forums I stumbled across state the hook is used in case emergencies to stop the jet. I must say, this experience a lot of fun.
  8. Spectacular! internet search reveals SBD-5 Dauntless over USS Washington (BB-56) and USS Lexington (CV-16) on the way to the Gilbert Islands, 11-12-43. Also stumbled across USS Kidd (DD-661) Museum has been upgraded (turrets now move plus more repairs) for the filming of the movie "Greyhound" starring Tom Hanks.
  9. Ah, the rare and elusive Sea Viper at rest...
  10. Can someone identify the color picture of that US Navy seaplane about 20 pictures ago... posted by Jesse C? It's a blue seaplane flying over the ocean with a gunner standing in front. Thanks! I just found out the blue USN seaplane is a Hall PF-1.
  11. That image of the Vickers Wellington bombers in their infancy is AMAZING!!!
  12. When I saw the British jet in image 5032 I figured... this is the cockpit of a B-58 Hustler glued onto SR-71 Blackbird engines and stapled to an F-104 Starfighter tail. The boys at the boneyard must have had some spare time to build that plane from discarded parts. But after a little internet surfing, I discovered it's a Bristol 188 VF923, a prototype from 1962! Then the wacky jet in image 5033 pops up. I cannot fathom what it could be. It looks like it has a glass cockpit! Time to research some more. Ratsun Rocks!
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