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    Sanyo Blimp at KFRG

    Hey guys, I was driving in the fog this AM, along Pinelawn Rd and saw something some of you might like.
    A white Sanyo Blimp with Red letters.

    Also, there's a new addition to the Air Power Museum in FRG. Parked near the Thunderchief is either a Tornado or F111, I was driving too fast to clarify. Perhaps Derf can clarify?
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

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    Re: Sanyo Blimp at KFRG

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirrodie
    Also, there's a new addition to the Air Power Museum in FRG. Parked near the Thunderchief is either a Tornado or F111, I was driving too fast to clarify. Perhaps Derf can clarify?
    That's an F-111, been there about a month or so now. I haven't gotten up close yet, but it seems to be fairly complete, although I think the cockpit windows are covered, so I'm not sure about the interior. It arrived here about the same time (maybe on the same truck) as the A-6 they just got at the Grumman Air Park in Calverton.

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    It's a pretty nice blimp. Tom got excited the other day at Bayswater when we saw it pass us.

    Moose, great avatar!
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Re: Sanyo Blimp at KFRG

    Quote Originally Posted by moose135
    Quote Originally Posted by Mirrodie
    Also, there's a new addition to the Air Power Museum in FRG. Parked near the Thunderchief is either a Tornado or F111, I was driving too fast to clarify. Perhaps Derf can clarify?
    That's an F-111, been there about a month or so now. I haven't gotten up close yet, but it seems to be fairly complete, although I think the cockpit windows are covered, so I'm not sure about the interior. It arrived here about the same time (maybe on the same truck) as the A-6 they just got at the Grumman Air Park in Calverton.
    I have interior shots of the F-111, I will have to try and find those shots. The A-6 shots I have from Calverton is here

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    I actually have MANY shots of them building the Thunderchief and a few shots of the F-111. The interior shots of the F-111 were nice because they will not let people see inside. ;)
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    More blimps!

    "Have you Met Life lately?"


    the SNOOPY blimp was moored at FRG this AM. If the fog evert lifts, one can catch a glimpse!
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirrodie
    More blimps!

    "Have you Met Life lately?"


    the SNOOPY blimp was moored at FRG this AM. If the fog evert lifts, one can catch a glimpse!
    Yep, I always see bimp there. Here are to shots from this evening

    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Here are a few shots from her takeoff yesterday afternoon

    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Nice shots. I don't know much about blimps, but the old MetLife blimps used to be bigger, Goodyear-size contraptions, weren't they?
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