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Aiw
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 8:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Today we're keepin' it rural! P.D.J.
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Realitycheck
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a delightful bit of time travel, Andrew!

Thanks for those your-farmtown-name-here landscapes and the only-in-Ypsi aviation history images.

Hope you'll keep rolling and shooting even when gas hits . . .
. . . oh, it's not even amusing anymore, is it?

You have a great weekend too, Lensman.
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The_rock
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

AIW does it again!!
I had a little legal business in Tecumseh occasionally,(Tecumseh Products) and found it a pleasant place to travel. The sites along the way made it interesting as well as a relaxing trip.
Great plane shots, too, Planes from the past. DC-6, 727, etc. And an AWESOME shot of our own (YAF's) "Yankee Lady". You really captured her at the right level and angle. Can I send it on to the president of YAF?
You can see "The Lady" again on April 29-30 at a Red Cross benefit in Howell.
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Aiw
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rock feel free. Have him contact me if he needs a larger version.

Right place at the right time.
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Goat
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great picture of the B-17 AIW!
Maybe Sport can let us in on the hick-esque addition to buildings in his former living area.
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Umstucoach
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Lenawee County's N/S roads are all called "highways" trhoughout the enitre county. Weird, but that is how they do it.
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Ray1936
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Funny, I haven't thought about DC-6s since I don't know when. Then last night I'm watching John Wayne fly one in "High and Mighty", and today I find Andrew's great shot of one.

Things come in threes. Where's my next DC-6 coming from???
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Lawnmowerman
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Its nice to see pics on the forum of my "stompin grounds". I live on senic Ridge Hwy..Its said to be the shoreline of Lake Erie before it receded eons ago.The first photo is the old Fisher Body plant just south of tecumseh.At Meyers airport they offer skydiving there and the cockpits are used sometimes to train jumpers.
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Gumby
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 6:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Think calling that a highway is bad? When I lived up in Rogers City there were some two-tracks that were labeled Highways. I believe that one was Heythaler Highway.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 6:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lsawnmowerman, welcome to the The Forum. You picked a great thread.

Excellent shot of airplane in the blue sky, eh.

Ray1936, what goes up in Nevada stays in Nevada.
See what you can find out there.

Andrew, you missed a couple of great spots in Ypsilanti. The Tucker plant and the Hudson dealership and Museum in the Depot District.
Might need to make a return trip. Great old homes in Ypsi also.

Thanks. Merci.

jjaba on the Far Westside.
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Douglasm
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A "mighty" DC-8? Well, that's what I get for living in Boeing country.

Although they're being replaced, you still see DC-6's and 7's in service fighting forest fires as retardant bombers. Butler Aviation has some it uses in Pacific Northwest, and when the USFS retardant base was in Wenatchee, WA, they used to fly over the house very low and very loud.

For a couple more shots of a DC-6, try www.sunshine-fpd.org/cache/tan ker-68-index.html This one's in service.
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Ray1936
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quote:

See what you can find out there




Okay....got this email today...shot of Poland Air Lines landing near Hamtramck. Best I could do.
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Douglasm
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Post Number: 527
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 8:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Obviously not a Boeing product. Airbus, maybe?
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The_rock
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 8:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Douglasm---Were you in "Boeing Country" when that beautiful 307 Stratocruiser went down in the drink in Seattle?? I saw her at Udvar-Hazey at Dulles and she looks beautiful now.
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Douglasm
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Post Number: 528
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Yea, and you'd thunk the Kingdome had imploded again. Of course there was media coverage all over the place (it is a piece of Seattle history) and we saw it ditch in Elliot Bay from every possible angle. There's a nifty story about the crash at the Wazoo's online library that includes pictures of it in the bay.....

www.historylink.org/essays/out put.cfm?file_id=3740

The pilot did an amazing job of "landing" the plane, and due to his skill in putting it down, the 307 had little enough damage that the Boeing volunteers were able to restore it again. I won't say anything about the pilot forgetting to verify the fuel load and the subsequent running out of gas......
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5482
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lawnmower man, I probably drove past your house yesterday. It's not you that has roosters running wild on the front lawn is it? :-)

Fisher Body huh? I was wondering what the history was (I was actually in there visiting the current tennant).

It was a great day for a drive yesterday.

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