Congratulations Herbie


#1

Congratulations on having the 5 latest posts on HTMF. Too bad I had to post this one and bump you down to 4 out of 5.

http://menino.com/photos/albums/2004-newfoundland/normal_IMG_2275.JPG


#2

I flew one of these in the war:

http://hackingthemainframe.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10117/normal_DCP02494.JPG

Actually, true story…

Visited the Museum of Flight a few years ago (in Seattle), with my GF.
It’s staffed by veterans and stuff. Every time we moved to a new plane, she would say loudly “IS THIS THE KIND YOUR FATHER FLEW IN THE WAR?” and all the veterans would crowd around and try to start a conversation. We got to skip all kinds of lineups, though.


#3

The ruse fell apart when she said it at the MiG-21 exhibit.


#4

Yeah an A-10 Thunderbolt was just flying over Terrace practicing for tomorrows Terrace Airshow, one LOUD-ass mofo.


#5

Well, the MiG-21’s never really saw much combat with the F-86’s. The 86 was a Korean era aircraft where the 21 was up against phantoms and thunderchiefs during vietnam. If she said it at a MiG-15 or MiG-17 display, I could understand the upset.


#6

Vietnam dude. Lots of MiG-21s over Northern Vietnam. She just said it about every plane we came across, including the F-18, etc. Just 'cause I was all pumped about them.

These were all Vietnam vets.


#7

the things one must do to get people talking…

tell her to add “in Angola” at the Mig21 exhibit


#8

Thats what I said. The 21 was a Vietnam aircraft. Up against the Thunderchiefs doing bomb runs around Hanoi.


#9