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mirrodie
07-06-2005, 11:47 AM
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?

moose135
07-06-2005, 11:55 AM
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.

PhilDernerJr
07-06-2005, 12:05 PM
It's a pretty nice blimp. Tom got excited the other day at Bayswater when we saw it pass us.

Moose, great avatar!

Derf
07-06-2005, 10:40 PM
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

*****A-6E BuNo. 164384, the last production Intruder to leave Calverton!!!!!!!*****
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/Stories/FMCalverton/


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. ;)

mirrodie
07-19-2005, 07:45 PM
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!

Derf
07-19-2005, 09:38 PM
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
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/metblimp3.jpg
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/metblimp.jpg

Derf
07-27-2005, 02:37 PM
Here are a few shots from her takeoff yesterday afternoon
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/metlifetakeoff.jpg
http://fromtheflightdeck.com/temp/Hotlinking/metlifetakeoff2.jpg

Matt Molnar
07-27-2005, 03:58 PM
Nice shots. I don't know much about blimps, but the old MetLife blimps used to be bigger, Goodyear-size contraptions, weren't they?