McChord AFB Air Expo Pics

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    Took the wife, kids and father-in-law to the Air Expo at McChord Air Force Base yesterday - here are a few of the pics I snapped:

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    Excellant pics ! thanks !
     
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    :usa: :salute: Those are wonderful! I love the air and water show on the lake front.
     
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    what kind of lame-area do you live in? That huge volcano blocks the view!

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    Ya gotta know this old Air Force veteran loves those pics!!! ... :rock: :beer:

    I used to work on those very jets. When I got to Nellis AFB, the Thunderbirds were still flying the T-38's. Then they had that accident during a practice where they flew four of them into the desert floor following the leader. After that, they stopped flying the T-38's. The Thunderbirds came to each one of the three 474th Tactical Fighter Wing AMU's, (Aircraft Maintenance Unit), that had F-16's, and took two jets from each. Problem was, the Thunderbirds didn't have any personal trained on F-16's. So to support them, every time one of the Thunderbird jets would have an MFL, we'd have to go fix them until they got people trained. Not only that, I worked on the jets they took from my AMU plenty long before they took them.

    Nice to see the old birds.
     
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    LOL, I was trying to figure which were more dramatic, Mountains or the Lake? The mountains, hands down for the flying, but we do get the water show too!
     
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    Okay - well here's more then..:p

    Inside the Cockpit of a C-17 (No, I don't know whose the folks in the seats are as my stepdad took this pic using my camera)
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    Inside one of the bomb bays on a B1 bomber - each bay holds 8, 2000lb bombs and can drop all 8 within 3 seconds.
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    The Cockpit area of the B1 Bomber - this is as close as they'd let us.
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    Wally was there? Or John?
     

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