Lorenzo von Matterhorn
- Jan 31, 2009
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I hear ya bro! About 1:14 there's some 14"s in the back ground, brought a little tear to the old eyes. When I was a kid back in the early 70's we drove by on a cross country trip and drove around the perimeter. The B-52's really set me back on my heals.They were the older big tail birds and literally went as far as the eye could see!!--HThat makes me feel so sad to see some of the planes I may have worked on sitting there waiting to be scrapped. If I had the resources, I'd love to buy one of the SparkVarks and an Aardvark and set them up as a static (or better yet flying) display somewhere... Say McMinnville, Oregon.
Funny... I have had dreams where I 'owned' an F111... I crewed E and D models in the late 70'sThat makes me feel so sad to see some of the planes I may have worked on sitting there waiting to be scrapped. If I had the resources, I'd love to buy one of the SparkVarks and an Aardvark and set them up as a static (or better yet flying) display somewhere... Say McMinnville, Oregon.
Well there is good and bad.I was a crew chief on a C141A. It was sickening to see what they did to a great plane. Your first plane was like a first love...you never forgot her. Although they didn't have any C141's on the time lapse footage I have seen other footage of them cutting the Starlifters to pieces. Made me a little emotional. Thanks for the footage.
I was at UH from July 1988 to Aug 90*. I was there when Balls One crashed into The Wash. I remember bumping into its crew chief that afternoon, and boy was he F'd up. I hadn't heard of it by that time. Just after my encounter with him, I was told by someone, who was I suspect tailing him from a distance, that he'd lost his plane and the crew. Very sad day indeed.Yep I was a crew chief in Yellow 1. At the time, it was down nearer to EOR than most. I got there just as the reventments for that were being finished.
My aircraft was Balls one. 68-001 - Lost long after I left.
Spent many many a day/night on the Alert Pad. Great duty. 2 on 3 off, 3 on 2 off.
Upper Heyford itself? Never really got to know the country as I wish I had (hindsight).
If you would like to see, here is a link to a nice mostly side view photo of 68-001 with the gear down, flaps down, all blue sky, taken in May 1989.
If any of you would like to make the photo display here, then insert the link between thetags.
I give props to the video makers. Pretty creative. Not only time lapse but some motion. Some of the last ones were using some complex 3D motion camera programming. And some good lighting inside of some of the fuselages.