The latest at the Air Museum
RCAF Memorial site:
THEY GREW NOT OLD
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is erecting a permanent memorial to recognize the sacrifice of all these young women and men. Their names and ages will be etched on a granite wall situated on Museum grounds located at McGill Field in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
Maquette (scale model) of the bronze sculpture for the Memorial
(large files - wait for download)
WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE
LANDING AT NORMANDY
Here is the recently released documentary from military.com of the raid and destruction of the Osirik Iraqi nuclear reactor outside of Baghdad in 1981. It is in three parts on YouTube, each segment is about 15 minutes long, and the links are below.
1981 Raid on Iraqi Nuclear Reactor
It shows the excellent planning and execution of the operation conducted by the Israeli Air Force. Interesting to see the men and the machines, and the bravery, skill and dedication of the pilots who executed the operation near flawlessly and then returned home leaving the world stunned on hearing the news of what they had done.
Here are the links in sequence:
A C-130 was lumbering along when a cocky F-16 flashed by.
The jet jockey decided to show off.
The fighter jock told the C-130 pilot, 'watch this!' and promptly went into a barrel roll followed by a steep climb.
He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier.
The F-16 pilot asked the C-130 pilot what he thought of that?
The C-130 pilot said, 'That was impressive, but watch this!'
The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes and then the C-130 pilot came back on and said: 'What did you think of that?'
Puzzled, the F-16 pilot asked, 'What the heck did you do?'
The C-130 pilot chuckled.
'I stood up, stretched my legs, walked to the back, took a leak, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll.'
When you are young and foolish, speed and flash may seem a good thing!
When you get older and smarter -- comfort and dull is not such a bad thing!
We older folks understand this one, it's called S.O.S.
Slower, Older and Smarter....
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