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tsisqua
06-29-2004, 09:46 AM
Ok, I took the pics down so I could manage my account at Uploadit. Thank you all for the responses.

Tsisqua

[This message was edited by tsisqua on Wed June 30 2004 at 01:04 PM.]

tsisqua
06-29-2004, 09:46 AM
Ok, I took the pics down so I could manage my account at Uploadit. Thank you all for the responses.

Tsisqua

[This message was edited by tsisqua on Wed June 30 2004 at 01:04 PM.]

eddiewertz
06-29-2004, 09:53 AM
tsisqua,

Just got back from there myself. My dad, who just turned 80, and served in the USMC (VMF224) in WW2, and I drove down for a visit. Excellent museum, and a "must see" for anyone who can make Pensacola. We were part of a tour that included, for a short time, a Navy vet who said he had been shot down in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Can't remember what kind of plane, but think it was a SPD or F4F. He disappeared from the group before I had a chance to engage him in conversation. Thanks for posting the pics. Great museum!

~FastEddie

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tsisqua
06-29-2004, 09:57 AM
Hi Eddie. This makes me wonder at how small the world really is. Say, are you the same Fast Eddie that I used to fly with in CFS2?

Tsisqua

BullShark 71
06-29-2004, 10:03 AM
Damnit man,thats a couple miles from my house!The good old Blue Angels wake up call is pretty sweet,unless your hungover.I live right at the back entrance to PNAS.I have the fondest memories growing up and going to that museum with my grandfather who was a south pacific vet.I still go ,did you see thie IMAX film the Epic of Flight?

tsisqua
06-29-2004, 10:12 AM
Jeez, where were all you guys when I posted that I was going? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I would have loved meeting you, Bullshark. Next time I go, I will make sure to post earlier http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

We didn't see the Imax film this time, but me and the kids did ride the simulator for both flights. The combat ride was a blast, especially when your virtual plane gets hit. I think that it would have taken three days to really see and enjoy everything there.

BTW, do you go here often? http://www.flywings.com/ These guys were great, and have the coolest cockpit for virtual flying that I have ever seen on a private simulator. I also got this from them: http://www.hbs.net/gcc/P-38.htm They have a scale model of the Corsair on the top of the building.

Next time, Mate . . . Next time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Tsisqua

Chuck_Older
06-29-2004, 10:20 AM
Wow, good trip

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eddiewertz
06-29-2004, 10:28 AM
tsisqua

No, different Eddie, I guess. I'm strictly an offline player. BTW, I was surprised that I did not see a few PC flight sim titles on the shelf in the otherwise very well stocked gift shop...or did I miss something? I'm ready to go back; it's only about 4.5 hours from where I live. Wife is *not* remotely interested in the subject, so not a family destination. Main reason for going this past weekend was to spend some time with my dad, who is a very special guy. Hey, he was (is?) a Marine, right??

~FastEddie

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BullShark 71
06-29-2004, 10:33 AM
Honestly bud I know of that place but I never really stopped in,I guess I thought it was just gifts,However I plan on making a stop now I pass by it all the time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As to me I just found this IL2 world a week ago or so.Am still in the very basics of flight sims,but believe me Im not going anywhere.This game is totally awesome and I am totally hooked .

But next time ,next time we go fishing! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

tsisqua
06-29-2004, 10:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BullShark101:
Honestly bud I know of that place but I never really stopped in,I guess I thought it was just gifts,However I plan on making a stop now I pass by it all the time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As to me I just found this IL2 world a week ago or so.Am still in the very basics of flight sims,but believe me Im not going anywhere.This game is totally awesome and I am totally hooked .

But next time ,next time we go fishing! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yessir . . . I used to live in Pensacola while I was in the Army . . . yep, Army. I went to the cryptology school at Corry field . . . And I'd love to get back on the fishing bridge. The last time that I fished off that bridge, there were Portugese Man O' War all over the place. Wouldn't want to be in the water with one of those.

That aviation shop is more for the pilot than the average gift-buyer, although they do have some VERY nice gifts. You will have a nice time in there.

I'm glad that I met you here, BullShark http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Tsisqua

tsisqua
06-29-2004, 10:51 AM
Eddie, I was surprised too, that there were no simulations in there. One thing that I noticed is that even though the museum had Japanese, and German planes (obviously not American Naval planes), I could find absolutely no reference anywhere in that museum to the P-38, my favorite bird.

Good to meet you as well, Mate http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Tsisqua

BullShark 71
06-29-2004, 10:57 AM
Rgr that!Im pretty much born and raised here I currently am in between boats ,but normaly I deckhand on charter fishing boats,catching red snapper and other reef fish mainly.

I pretty much lived on the bridge as I grew up still also enjoy inshore fishing such as that.Big Lagoon State Park is actually a very good place to fish inshore.

Btw those damn skeeters will carry your a$$ off if you dont watch it.I go outside to smoke and have to pace back and forth or Im worried Ill catch west nile,lol.

But sure I wont be a stranger nice to meet ya http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

eddiewertz
06-29-2004, 01:09 PM
"I could find absolutely no reference anywhere in that museum to the P-38, my favorite bird."

I imagine that is due to no direct "Navy" connection, as the -38 was flown by the Army Air Corps. Our tour guide, a former F14 backseater from Nawlins, shared info on the non-USN a/c that are in the museum due to a Navy connection of some sort; guess the -38 did not fit that criteria. BTW, did you notice the S3 Viking outside the glassed-in atrium where the Blue Angels A4 flight is displayed? It is "Navy One", the plane Pres. Bush flew in (and *flew*) ou to the USS Abraham Lincoln at the conclusion of the Iraq War, and was retired and donated to the museum due to its historic significance. Pretty cool, I think.

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Breeze147
06-29-2004, 01:13 PM
I was there (NAS Pensacola) a year and a half ago for a seminar on explosives safety. Blew off the seminar one afternoon and went to the museum. Awesome place. I could have spent 2 days there. Downtown Pensacola, go to O'Briens (?) Steak House. There are dollar bills plastered all of the walls, thousands of them. Not to mention a great steak. Next door is a, ahem, place to watch young ladies dance. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I drove over fishing bridge to Gulf Breeze. Overall, a good trip. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/air_power/ap16.jpg

Udidtoo
06-29-2004, 01:17 PM
You lucky dog you, I would get all nipply up close and personal with that Tigercat. Glad you had a good vacation Tsisqua.

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|CoB|_Spectre
06-29-2004, 02:28 PM
I was a lifelong resident of Pensacola until BRAC '93 forced me to relocate to continue my career. I watched the museum grow over the years to a worldclass facility. I used to work in the hangar immediately behind the museum on Sherman Field and got to examine many of the warbirds upon delivery to the facility since the museum shared our ramp. Periodically, the staff mechanics would come out and run the engines on one of the PBY's parked there. I remember when they brought a crane out onto our ramp to try different sling settings to get just the right angle to hang the Blue Angel A-4's in diamond formation from the museum atrium. Btw, take a close look at them and you may notice one of them was never a true Blue Angel A-4 (hint: the real A-4F "Super Fox" models used by the Blues had a drag chute cannister under the exhaust). I heartily recommend anyone with even a passing interest in military aviation to do themselves a big favor and visit the Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola, Florida. It's free!

BullShark 71
06-29-2004, 02:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Breeze147:
I was there (NAS Pensacola) a year and a half ago for a seminar on explosives safety. Blew off the seminar one afternoon and went to the museum. Awesome place. I could have spent 2 days there. Downtown Pensacola, go to O'Briens (?) Steak House. There are dollar bills plastered all of the walls, thousands of them. Not to mention a great steak. Next door is a, ahem, place to watch young ladies dance. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I drove over fishing bridge to Gulf Breeze. Overall, a good trip. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/air_power/ap16.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Mcquires Irish Pub,maybe is the one?

tsisqua
06-29-2004, 04:33 PM
Udidtoo, thanks man http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It was trully a blast.

Spectre, I looked at that huge hangar and told my wife that I would have paid to go in there. You are the lucky one, Mate.

Breeze, the dancers would have been a good time, but Mrs. Tsisqua would have introduced me to her rolling pin when we got home. Maybe BullShark and I can check it out after our fishing trip the next time down http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

And, Eddie, I took a pic of the Viking . . . very cool indeed. I wasn't aware that it was such a signifigant ride. It would have been nice to have had you for a tour-guide. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Tsisqua

Breeze147
06-29-2004, 06:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BullShark101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Breeze147:
I was there (NAS Pensacola) a year and a half ago for a seminar on explosives safety. Blew off the seminar one afternoon and went to the museum. Awesome place. I could have spent 2 days there. Downtown Pensacola, go to O'Briens (?) Steak House. There are dollar bills plastered all of the walls, thousands of them. Not to mention a great steak. Next door is a, ahem, place to watch young ladies dance. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I drove over fishing bridge to Gulf Breeze. Overall, a good trip. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/air_power/ap16.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Mcquires Irish Pub,maybe is the one?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, I KNEW it was Irish!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/air_power/ap16.jpg

Dash_C.
06-29-2004, 07:36 PM
Wow. I was there a couple years ago and I wish I could go back. I only remember half the stuff you mentioned!

SKIDRO_79FS
06-30-2004, 12:44 AM
They have the P-40 there under the premise that many of the AVG pilots were former USN or USMC aviators. I'm sure if they could find a truly tangible link between the USN/USMC and the P-38 they'd have one of those as well. Take a look at the museum's website, I was shocked by how many aircraft they have in the collection, though many are on loan to other museums.

Anyway bro, it's great to have you back home and I'm glad you had a good trip!

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F19_Ob
06-30-2004, 03:32 AM
Interesting place for a kiddy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif good show.

eddiewertz
06-30-2004, 05:57 AM
"It would have been nice to have had you for a tour-guide."

NO...NO...NO!! You don't want *me* for a tour guide; but the guide we had was extremely knowledgeable, not only on the a/c on display but other, related topics. Wish we'd had more time to just chat with him. He obviously has a passion for the subject and has done his homework!

~FastEddie

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