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Old 08-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #11
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The B-50 was a B-29 with R4360's, in place of the R3350"s
Yes Sir - you are correct. Wasn't the B-50 also a prototype tanker also?

They were just about all gone when I joined up.
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B-47, this was one of the later ones with the jet pods, I also got to lay down on the "trolley car" that linked the fore and aft pressurized ends of the plane. Right beside this plane was the XF-85 Goblin that would have been the only armorment the 36 had.
Yeah, I read up on the plane, probably one of my all time favorite planes behind the Mustang! jdadoug
Regarding the P51 Mustang....got a ride in one that had been equipped with a jump seat behind the pilot. Amazing. Tower permitted him to do a hot pass down the runway at about 10 feet. Very cool.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #13
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I was at a airshow in Salina Ks. years ago when Bob Hover was still flying a lot. That yellow mustang he had was great and he knew how to fly it. He also did a show with a twin engine plane that I cant remember right now and really put it through the paces, great guy! jdadoug
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I was at a airshow in Salina Ks. years ago when Bob Hover was still flying a lot. That yellow mustang he had was great and he knew how to fly it. He also did a show with a twin engine plane that I cant remember right now and really put it through the paces, great guy! jdadoug
I met him once in the 1980's and shook his hand at an air show we were monitoring .

I doubt he would shake any FAA inspector hand in the 1990's - that was when the FAA revoked his medical certificate, effectively grounding him from flying in the U.S.
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One of the planes (among many) that Hoover made famous was the Aerocommander. When I was flying in Dayton (early '70s) there were a lot of them around the air field and Hoover was quite a hero.
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Bill, I believe that was the twin I was talking about. I remember him cutting the engines and doing quite a few maneuvers and ending with landing on one gear for quite a ways.....jdadoug
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We had seen Hoover at the Reno Air Races about 10 years ago - it was during the "lost medical years". He had a CFI "safety pilot" in the plane with him, although I'm not sure that the CFI would have been of any good during the maneuvers that Bob was able to perform. I think he called the twin engine cutoff with a loop something like "energy conservation".
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Did you happen to see any of the F-101B VooDoo's that were in service during the 60's. Darn good airplane as we flew the B model out of Charleston AFB, SC., 444th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
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I got to do something recently that would have been on my bucket list if I had one.............. I got to sit in the pilots seat of a B-36 Bomber
Went up to the Air Museum in Ashland, Neb. just outside of Mahoney State Park. Big museum!!!!! Its got a SR71, B-52, B-47, B-36, B-25, B-17, F-111
F-105, T-33, XF-85 and a whole lot more that I cant even remember right off hand without looking back at my pictures.......
I gotta say, it was a proud moment to just sit there in that thing! (I love planes) jdadoug


Being you love aircraft take a look at this link.
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As a matter of fact there was a 101B, another great plane!
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