Archive for the ‘military’ Category

Sabre Jets: Korean War fastmovers

Monday, April 21st, 2008

From the display of planes at the entrance to Tyndall AFB



Workhorse of the Vietnam War

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

img_2564.JPGWe called them fastmovers. F-4 Phantoms


Kings Bay again

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

The nuclear sub display outside the gate at Kings Bay Naval Base


Looking out our front door at the Eagle Hammock RV on Lake D at Kings Bay Georgia.


Kings Bay, Naval Submarine Base

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Traveled with John and Nancy the 300 miles to Kings Bay. Made it. The first picture is the missile display on base and the second is inside the Irish Pub at the Base Bowling Center where the four of us had drinks and sandwiches. No one felt like cooking.

From left to right: Polaris A-1, A-2, and A-3. In the middle is the Trident 3. And then: Poseidon C-3 and Trident C-4 .


Two dartboards advertising guess what at the Irish  Pub.


Back at Hurlbert Field

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

At the outdoor Special Operations Aircraft displays.

Pave Low MH-53



Gator Lakes Golf Course

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Hulburt Field Air Force Base is home of the Air Force Special Operations Command. We played the Gator Lakes Golf Course on Base last Wednesday. Played well and scored well but were disappointed that none of the many alligators that we had seen on previous visits there were around(or at least that we could see)


Just off one of the fairways was an old burned out plane (I think a C-130) that we assumed was used for fire training.


Site Stuff

Friday, February 29th, 2008

When anyone come near this dog it wags its tail, wiggles its rear end and toots.



Sub scale Drones

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Sub scale drones do not cost as much when shot down. Also they are easier to retrieve from the Gulf of Mexico over which air to air tactics are practiced.Tyndall has an area that launches sub scale drones and has two or three boats that retrieve them if shot down.

Sub Scale Drone


Drone Retriever


Full Scale Drones

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

For training pilots to fight enemy planes without killing pilots in the process, the Air Force uses drones for target planes. There are full scale (actual size of a plane because it is one) drones which are the old F-4’s from the Vietnam war. These are pilotless planes identifiable by their red painted tail and wing tips and by the inverted (downward) tail fins.

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On the flight line.


Last of the Tyndall AFB Tour

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

After a really good Asian Buffet lunch at the Heritage (old Officers Club) where we were treated to a Base Briefing while we ate, we toured the Physiological Training Center where we had the physiological effects of high altitude (lack of oxygen) and “G” forces explained to us.

In the high altitude chamber anyone likely to be flying at high altitude experience its effects and learn how to recognize and counter those effects.


In the “Barnay” chair we were shown how centrifical force disorients the senses. Spinning (even at a really slow speed) in one direction  when stopped gets one to think that they are going in the opposite direction even though they are not moving. This confusion, of course, makes it difficult to pilot a plane.