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My Bio
Retired from the Air Force. Currently working in general aviation.

Current Residence: Kansas
Favourite cartoon character: Plankton
Personal Quote: The trouble with economizing is that it can be very expensive.

Favourite TV Shows
The Prisoner
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Frank Zappa, Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief, no-man, PFM, and many others
Other Interests
Flying
I was associated with the F-16 program from 1982 when I was assigned to Luke AFB through 2000 when I retired from the US Air Force. I crewed two F-16A Block One aircraft, one F-16C Block 30 as well as a Block 42 F-16C and F-16D. Of all of the F-16 variants that the USAF operated, my favorite variants were the F-16C/D Block 32 and Block 32 jets. The Block 30/32 offered some avionics upgrades from the original Block 25 C/D models. There were structural beef ups as well. Notable were provisions for the AN/ALQ-165 Airborne Self Protection Jammer system that was slated to be installed in the F-16's. There was racks, wiring, waveguides and ECS ducting for the ASPJ LRU's. Visible on all C models after the Block 30 were several intakes and exhausts on the vertical tail "island", under the strakes and on the side of the fuselage on the right side aft of the pilot. Of note was that the USAF abandoned ASPJ after several cost overruns, but the Navy continued to fund it. The USAF had always
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I finally broke down and bought a replacement slide scanner for my now deceased 12 year old model. It is a Plustek model 8200i. I came with some pretty complex (and detailed) software to interface with the scanner that I have played with, but by no means mastered the intricacies of the program. I posted a few images of some TA-4J trainer aircraft to see how they look. I hope you all enjoy my first attempts at using this new scanner! Thanks!
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F-106 'Buses'

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Most fighter aircraft are single seat aircraft. The notable exceptions to this 'rule' is the McDonnell F-4 Phantom, the General Dynamics F-111, the Grumman F-14 and the Panavia Tornado designs. I have always liked the looks of the two seat variants of single seat fighters. Most of the modifications of the single seat design into a trainer variant involves removing some avionics capabilities as well as some internal fuel tanks for the second cockpit area. Rarely does the redesign involve lengthening of the fuselage. Some exceptions to this are seen in the F-105F as well as the F-5F variants where the fuselage was lengthened to accommodate the second seat. With this in mind, lets take a look back at the classic F-106B 'Dart'. I hope you enjoy this review of the lovely 'Bus' variant of the Convair F-106!
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Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed the look back to the aircraft in service in the 1980s and 1990s!

Thanks for faving my railway photos :)

You are welcome sir!

Thanks for the faves!

You are welcome Chris!