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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #300 on: March 23, 2019, 05:04:51 pm »
Oh yes for sure ! Cheers
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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!
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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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« 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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« 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!

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #312 on: April 29, 2019, 03:35:56 am »
On my recent 4000km road trip I made notes when we passed things of interest to this thread.
Of course most of them are already listed but it's the thought that counts.

Not on the map is a Leopard tank at the memorial park in Jerildarie in NSW on the Newell Highway.  I didn't get a photo.
The DC3/C47 at West Wyalong is listed as is the Vampire at Forbes.  Both also on the Newell Highway in NSW.
In Griffith town centre in NSW is this Firefly which is already listed but I managed to get photos.  It has a motorised prop which is a nice touch.
27-04-2019 Weethalle to Robinvale - 8 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
27-04-2019 Weethalle to Robinvale - 7 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
And finally the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum...
20190428_123510 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
...which has a Catalina...
20190428_140922 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
...and lots of interesting things including instructions on how to attach the beaching gear...
20190428_134710 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
...and the Rex Booker Collection of 1/48 aircraft.  I couldn't spot any whiffs but they were well built and it was nice to see someone's passion for the hobby live on.  Wish I could have got better photos.  They are displayed in glass cases which can be viewed from both the museum shop and the (very good) cafe.  Easy to examine but hard to photograph.
20190428_131844 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
20190428_131711 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
20190428_131726 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #313 on: April 29, 2019, 05:14:20 am »

In Griffith town centre in NSW is this Firefly which is already listed but I managed to get photos.  It has a motorised prop which is a nice touch.


Not an aircraft you see on a pole very often, if at all. It looks great up there and the motorised prop is magic.  :thumbsup:


...and lots of interesting things including instructions on how to attach the beaching gear...


While almost up to your neck in water too!  :o

The pilot needed to be VERY accurate in mooring the aircraft in shallow enough water to allow the 'ground' ('sea'?) crew to actually do that without drowning!


...and the Rex Booker Collection of 1/48 aircraft.  I couldn't spot any whiffs but they were well built and it was nice to see someone's passion for the hobby live on. 


Splendid job he did there. A friend of mine is doing the 'All the Spitfires' model collection thing, and in 1/48 too, and it's a MASSIVE job! Well done Mr. Booker.  :thumbsup:
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #314 on: April 29, 2019, 05:37:25 am »
It looks good coming at you over the trees like that.
Odd to see a Naval aircraft in Griffith which is a long way from the sea.  But then there are precedents - there is a Submarine at Holbrook on the Hume Highway which is at least 75 miles inland.

The shop in the museum was sadly lacking in models for sale apart from a number of the Academy 1/72 Black Cat PBY-5A.  I've built one of these and the undercarriage is very weak and they were IMO overpriced at $60 each.  They also did not have the additional RAAF transfers which the Australian distributers put in the boxes.
however, kudos on them for at least having one relevant model for sale.
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