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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #300 on: March 23, 2019, 05:04:51 pm »
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #301 on: April 04, 2019, 08:53:30 pm »
Somewhere on I80 between Lincoln and Omaha I think, there's an F-105 on a plynth.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #302 on: April 05, 2019, 01:13:26 am »
Somewhere on I80 between Lincoln and Omaha I think, there's an F-105 on a plynth.

It's an F-105D (BuNo 61-0069) belonging to the SAC Museum at Ashland. https://sacmuseum.org/what-to-see/aircraft/f-105-thunderchief/

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #303 on: April 07, 2019, 06:51:20 am »
Cool.  And thanks- I had forgotten to add their website to the map.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #304 on: April 08, 2019, 12:17:02 pm »
Cool.  And thanks- I had forgotten to add their website to the map.

I've just seen the overhead view on Google Earth. They have a Vulcan parked in the corner of the site. The very large site. Those two hangars are Eee-nooorr-MOUS!
The inside views are amazing - this site is definitely on my bucket list!

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #305 on: April 10, 2019, 04:23:26 pm »
Here's a little airfield memorial I just remembered I've been to. It remembers the USAAF 391st Bomb Group who were based at RAF Matching Green in Essex.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.7800646,0.2579631,3a,75y,57.48h,76.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEj16PtgrbAUj09PyOxuB9A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
http://www.wartime-airfields.com/usaaf-station-161-matching-green.html

http://www.ukairfields.org.uk/matching.html (ignore the map, the rest is correct).

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« Reply #306 on: April 13, 2019, 06:20:34 am »
Cool. I was planning on stopping at a few places on my drive home, but figured with the heavy truck I'd better stay out of tourist mode and save that for the next time I'm in a car or pick-up.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #307 on: April 13, 2019, 03:24:01 pm »
Added the memorial, Nick- thanks!  And it's a small world- the photos on that link are by a Facebook friend of mine, Richard Flagg, who runs several very interesting FB groups on wrecks and relics, memorials, airfields, etc.  I'll gather up the group names if anyone is interested.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #308 on: April 14, 2019, 07:52:58 am »
Wish I had know it was that close to the highway ! Next time. I can't for the life of me find the 105 on the map tho ?
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #309 on: April 15, 2019, 08:57:52 am »
If it's associated with a museum I generally don't make a separate entry.  I'll check it out; if it's pretty far away I'll add it.

Edit: it's down the road a mile or two.  Added to the map.  At 41.03883743N 96.29323578W north of the river; not near any cross street.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #310 on: April 15, 2019, 07:23:16 pm »
OK thanks ! Ya it was in the middle of nowhere like some farmer flew them in Vietnam or something lol
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #311 on: April 16, 2019, 09:00:25 am »
I'm the sort of guy who would slam the brakes on and pull over to take a photo of that. I wouldn't be the first either - look at the skidmarks on Google Streetview!

Added the memorial, Nick- thanks!  And it's a small world- the photos on that link are by a Facebook friend of mine, Richard Flagg, who runs several very interesting FB groups on wrecks and relics, memorials, airfields, etc.  I'll gather up the group names if anyone is interested.

I was thinking the name sounded familiar so I looked him up. He knows a couple of my other friends in the bunker/underground community. Small world indeed!