- Orange County, CA
Sikorsky Ilya Murometz
Surely some of you guys remember the Whop, Whop, Whop of my rotor blades as I came in under fire to get you out before you died of bullet wounds or shrapnel injuries? Surely you do.
2018 is our golden wedding anniversary year, although the date itself is not until May. It's a landmark date, and to be frank, one which we both feel very proud to celebrate. Past momentous celebratory dates have seen us ride The Orient Express, steam hauled. Cruise the Caribbean, stand at the foot of The Pyramids and one or two others as well.
My recent hip replacement operation has made planning an event rather difficult, so we have agreed to simply have a meal out at our favourite watering hole, in the company of a few close friends, then over the summer we are going to tick off a number of bucket list wishes. First up is a flight in a pre-war Rapid Rapide Bi-plane. I'm waiting for conformation, but hopefully it will be sometime during the first weekend of June. The flight will be from Duxford Airport, a former RAF base during WW2. We shall fly over many sights of Eastern England culminating in a fly over London, total time is about 90 minutes. After that, wait and see. Keep an eye on the Adventure thread.
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I went to see the one at the LACNHM. You walk underneath it and look and all you can think is, "They put THIS is orbit?" An amazing craft.
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MiG-15 "Foxbat" which looks like an F-15 on steroids.