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    Today, 08:23
    So awesome in every respect! :encouragement: I do not have fond memories of life onboard a carrier, but it is fun to "relive" being on one. I can almost smell the JP-5 (which was ever present in the air, and you could taste it in the drinking water). I remember a klaxon type horn would be sounded every time a elevator was about to move up or down. NC
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    Today, 08:12
    I have not flown multiplayer in so long, I would have to refamiliarize myself with it. But I remember being able to see other players aircraft animations, but never gave any thought to the sound of their engines. Interesting question. NC:applause:
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    Today, 08:10
    I did not know, or had forgotten (if you already told me) that you knew one of those pilots. So awful. NC
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    Today, 04:24
    Yep, I know. And I won't be going back for a visit. My memories will remain of Cecil Field as it was, a Master Jet Base. :encouragement: NC
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    Yesterday, 14:23
    Back when I worked on them at Pax River, I occasionally removed seat buckets (by myself)...totally against regs. But at the time we did a LOT of maintenance that would be a BIG no-no now!! The aircond turbine change on Phantoms was a real pain, if memory serves me correctly. NC
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    Yesterday, 14:19
    Agree with you about Whidbey. Am hoping if and when it IS done that the time period goes back to the 1970s and not current. NC
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    Yesterday, 14:17
    I know they are, or have already figured out their AI plans, but thank you for the information! NC
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    Yesterday, 14:16
    Oh, you got THAT right!!! I was so surprised when P-Woogey and Scott Pappy contacted me about the project. Took me by complete, but welcomed surprise. Won't come as a shock to most, am sure, but I have (and keep collecting) a file of NAS Cecil Field material. Not easy to get, as (unlike Alameda) NAS Cecil Field does not have a museum, or a archived history. And even more of a surprise to me is that the Naval Aviation Museum, here in Pensacola where I live, has zippydoodah on Cecil Field :banghead: NC
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    September 26th, 2016, 15:38
    Also, the A-7 squadrons did not paint insignias on hangar doors like the S-3s, but instead would paint them over squadron entrances on the parking lot side of their hangars. NC
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    September 26th, 2016, 15:35
    They are looking at answers to that very question. As for the other side of the base, when A-7s were parked on the flightline, their wings were folded. I too, had questioned that (and I was in two Corsair II squadrons!). But after posting a question about this on FB, other vets reminded me. Aircraft would taxi out from their parking spots, then spread wings. Squadron maintenance division would fold wings sometimes when space was needed in the hangar ashore, and definitely when at sea. Wing locks were always installed with folded wings on SLUFs. A-7s wings would unfold without the locks. :encouragement: NC
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    September 26th, 2016, 14:27
    P-Woogey Martin and Scott Pappy are hard at work, creating a FSX/P3D native version of NAS Cecil Field, FL. I have looked forward to this, ever since John Stinstrom's FS9 version. Here are some teaser screenshots, and will post more.:encouragement: NC
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    September 22nd, 2016, 17:43
    Did you mean Just Flight vs Justsim?
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    September 21st, 2016, 17:50
    Yes, but normally more than 8. Not quite sure why the average was so low. I do know that the airwing would direct squadrons not due to deploy to transfer aircraft to deploying squadrons, so their number would be 15, I believe. Yes, 174 was the RAG A-7 squadron, and then when VFA-106 was commissioned, it became the Hornet RAG squadron. A lot of transferring of aircraft between squadrons happened continually. NC
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    September 20th, 2016, 14:59
    I stopped by the Naval Aviation Museum here in Pensacola today, hoping to obtain more information on NAS Cecil Field. The museum library expectedly had very little info. But I did get copies of a couple things. One is a black & white copy of a base map, which is pre-1980, and the other interesting document shows the aircraft inventory on base for November of 1980. NC
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    September 20th, 2016, 14:39
    Wow - she looks amazing Ted. Great work ! Dirk
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    September 20th, 2016, 13:51
    The blue Sister .....
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    September 20th, 2016, 05:03
    "Air Inverness" - Scotland's coastal Airline (pure Fiction) start their Services :mixed-smiley-010:
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    September 19th, 2016, 04:49
    I am in love with ORBX EU Scotland - so i think we need a new small airline there ..... coming soon ....
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    September 16th, 2016, 17:57
    Enjoy!!! NC:encouragement::encouragement: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000680393
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