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    goose

    Was on Block Island birding near the airport (KBID) when I saw a goose. Look familiar?

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    does indeed! ACES did say they went to talk to real pilots and take a ganders at the planes
    yes i know i cant spell half the time! Thank you kindly to those few who pointed that out

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    it looks pretty low.... no gear, no flaps, an no outboard floats either. I would have expected something to be hanging out at that altitude. No?

    Oh yeah. Great photo!

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    Cool pic!
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    clmooring,

    When I first saw it in the distance it looked like it was lining up on the runway. As it got closer I noticed that the wheels were up and began to wonder. The pilot just made a very low pass along the runway and continued on his way.

    voyager

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    Great photo, aircraft and part of the world. Spent my summers growing up next door on Fishers Island. Try landing e.g. a King Air B200 at Elizabeth Field 0B8 - it is a challenge but they do it every weekend IRL.
    Well I've been to one World Fair a picnic and a rodeo and that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard come over a set of earphones.

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    Hmmmm.....


    I notice the scale of the pilot is correct in this version.
    Basic Flying Rules: "Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there."

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    thx Voyager

    that explains it. That would have been a nice pass to see!

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    Nice shot of a pretty looking airplane.
    I just wish some one would do one before they decided to "modernize" it by putting the PBY floats on her or change the spinners. I'm used to the original one that basically was a seaplane.
    Here's one taken at US Coast Guard Station at Winter Island, Salem, Massachusetts in 1946. The floats are fixed in position as God and Grumman wanted them to be.
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    clmooring

    Wish that I had been at the airport itself instead in an adjacent field where I could not see the runway. Unfortunatly there was a rise between me and it. The buiding is someone's house outside the airport fence. Not quite sure how low the plane got, a couple hundred feet, maybe less. Hard to judge because the land slopes down from the house to the runway.

    voyager

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