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jimnet518 said:
yeah, he is kinda big

i also had good news that my license hasnt been revoked, the judge said she wasnt taking my license that the dmv would take it, its up to them, i renewed my insurance cuz its required for my financing and they checked my record and the dmv has the incident on record with me at fault but has not taken my revoked my license, i was told that i would be contacted by the dmv if they decide to take it
Where is the story behind the license stuff?
 

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This thread has been dead since 2010. In the interests of COVID 19 entertainment, I decided I'd be the one to undead it.....because I'm usually the one complaining about dead threads being brought back to life.

So, in that regard, I'd like to turn it into more of a picture of the day thread where everyone posts a random picture. It doesn't have to be of anything in particular. Just a random pic you took because you thought the subject was cool. Sunrises, sunsets....birds......bikes...."birds" for our UK friends :)....anything really.

Take a pic and post it....in good taste at any rate. No need for porn or anything that violates our terms of use...so, here's my contribution to get this thing undeaded.......sean
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More from my archives:
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What it looks like getting refueled by a KC-135.
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USS Arizona memorial, Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
 
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This was taken back in the 1990s...before digital cameras. Pictured are the sheer cliffs of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I took this from a small beach we found while hiking about on an afternoon off. I was there for the first go around of the Haitian Relief Effort. December of 1991 if I remember right.

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@Apriliarider, your plane pics remind me of the time I saw a flock of A-10s at the local ANG base a few years ago. We usually only get KC-135s and the occasional jet trainer (and I think a few of the new KC-46s), so I was pretty excited. IIRC, they were just stopping in for a break before going to the UK, but I don't remember where that info came from so 🤷‍♂️

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A-10s with a "KC" tail flash......Whiteman AFB, Missouri....442nd Fighter Wing. Air Force Reserve Command. Looks like it's hung with a centerline fuel tank and two smaller travel pods. They'd probably need a couple KC-135s to make the hop across the pond to the UK.....unless they had a planned stop up at Goose Bay.

Funny thing with the KC-46.....their boom looks almost identical to ours.....but is 14 feet or so shorter. Apparently they had to make it that way or it would drag the ground when the nose pulled up for take off. :LOL:

Lemme look around in my archive.....probably have a couple of A/R pics with A-10s.........sean
 

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Here you go!! Dunno if that's the same unit or not....there aren't actually that many A-10s around. You can really see the difference in what's hung on this 'Hog. Instead of extra fuel and travel trunks, this one has a couple laser guided bombs and tv guided Maverick missiles.

I don't remember anymore where this one was taken. I can only tell you it's over Iraq somewhere. Probably 2005ish....maybe.


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This is us about to take gas from another KC-10. Known to us as "consolidation" it was kind of a morale killer. When you got directed to consolidate, it meant someone else got to go home and you had to stay on station until either you reached bingo, or got to off load all your fuel to mission aircraft...or consolidate someone else. Turned an 8 hour mission into a 14 hour mission. Not counting the 2 hours up and the 2 hours back.
 
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Moar A/R pics....just because.
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Aussie F-111s before they were retired. Seems like 4 air frames retired from service while I was aircrew. The F-14s, the F-4s (German Air Force), A-6 Intruder and the F-111s. Of all the aircraft that were in the flight manual, there were only a handful I didn't get to refuel. A-4s and A-7s and the F-5. I got to do all the rest.

In keeping with the retired aircraft, here's an EA6B:
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This one is equipped to "buddy refuel". Note the squared off pod under the wing with the "RAT" spinning on the front. That's the system they used to refuel. A hose trails out of the back so they can refuel other aircraft. These just retired in 2019, replaced by the "Super Hornet" version called the "Growler"
 

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My old 1989 ZX-7. I got this bike in the UK back in 1993. This particular picture was taken in 2002, shortly before I sold it. This is the 3rd paint job it got due to several factors. My first and second ones were when I was still learning about plastics repair and painting with acrylic lacquers.

Below, is a picture of the bike the day I bought it, in it's sorry state. The original owner had gone down on wet leaves at the end of Camp Road which split the air base in half. The second owner, never rode it, and sold it to me not long after he bought it from the original owner. Funny fact, all three of us have the same first name. This was taken the day I bought it in 1993. I don't remember what day or even what month. Only that it was before May of '93 as I deployed to Saudi Arabia then.
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Fabulous....a Gen 1 with vacuum cleaner tubing.:p Cool factor of 10.

I miss the 80's and 90's for sport bikes; they may not have produced the lightest, best handling or best braking bikes, but they were definitely stylistic. You could tell exactly what bike you were looking at from a distance, not like today's homogeneous styling.
 

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Fabulous....a Gen 1 with vacuum cleaner tubing.:p Cool factor of 10.

I miss the 80's and 90's for sport bikes; they may not have produced the lightest, best handling or best braking bikes, but they were definitely stylistic. You could tell exactly what bike you were looking at from a distance, not like today's homogeneous styling.
I agree for the most part. Everyone save Ducati and Triumph pretty well lost me sometime around 2006. IE, the last good looking bikes I remember were before the "running shoe" look that became THE look around 2006. Only Ducati and Triumph went their own way.

Now, from what I mostly see is this hideous "hump back" look where the fuel tank is scrunched up and the bikes look like they're hunch backs. They might be superior machines to those that came before them.....but they lack individual style, grace and honestly, good taste.

Gimme the old slab sided 900 Supersports and the Ninjas, GSXRs and CBRs of the 1990s into the early 2000s. Bikes that had character and style.....but keep the Katana's please. Really. Please? 😁
 

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This is a great shot I'd completely forgotten about. Back in 2016, we took my son and his girl out to eat in San Francisco. After dinner, we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge as the marine layer fog was rolling in. It is a sight to behold (below) when you're driving across to Marin and the tops of the towers disappear into the fog layer. The shot above is taken from Sausalito looking across at Belvedere-Tiburon. Unique in that the sun has gone down behind the mountain behind me, but is still shining down on Tiburon, Belvedere and the Bay.
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It finally got warm enough yesterday to jump on the Bimmer and climb out of the valley. I pushed up to the snow zone but turned back because the air temp was steadily dropping as I gained altitude and I knew that salty wet patches would soon start to appear on
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the shady corners. No point in salting those already funky German electrical connections.

It'll be another couple of weeks before the high passes are clear enough for comfortable motorcycle riding.
 

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My "Grand dog" Chunk. Like Chunk from the Goonies. I always wanted my own Bulldog.....until my oldest kid and his girl got Chunky. My perspective was Bulldogs are cool, lazy, don't care about walks and sleep all the time. Chunky is anything but those things. He's hyper, thinks he's a lap puppy and has Bulldog issues that I never, ever even considered. Like, my kid has to take him to the vet every few months to have his anal gland cleaned out. Never heard of that before. He has all kinds of skin problems too. Never heard that either.

Now, I'm kinda glad I have cats. They're more independent....though mine have been really needy lately. They don't need their anal gland cleaned out either. They sleep all the time and don't need to go on walks. Gee......looks like I needed a cat the whole time I wanted a Bulldog.........sean
 

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Chunk is cute, in a bulldog sort of way. But tell the kids that Chunk needs to see an orthodontist (if he can manage to fit one in between those anal gland treatments), lol. Its obvious he is very good at his job, which is to make people laugh. Great shot; my wife and I are both cracking up.
 

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Chunky is.....uhh.....special. He's funny, I'll give you that. Hilarious at times. Other times he's like a 3 year old....and acts like just like a little kid. Tantrums, spiteful behavior the whole 9. He still thinks he's a 10 lbs puppy and can hop in your lap without a problem. Thing is, he weighs like 90 lbs. He'll knock you right out of a dining room chair when he jumps up into your lap unexpectedly.

Today....Alcatraz from the air. Probably around 1500 feet AGL. We used to do this on local flights if we needed to make timing work with another aircraft or event that was planned. It was colloquially known as a "bay tour" when coordinated with ATC. We were banned from doing them after some point as people complained about low flying aircraft over the Bay Area. It wasn't really necessary, just a cool option for making a timing sequence work.
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Bubba Gumps restaurant, Monterey, Ca circa 2005 MotoGP weekend. 1 internetz to anyone who knows what this bike is and why it's significant
 
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