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Wilhelm_Reinhard last won the day on November 9 2017

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  1. For Fred: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ4WU1TdenU For John Entwistle ("The Who" Bassist) fans (skip to 1:40): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80dsyo2Ox-0
  2. Hotlead - I feel like we became friends even though our acquaintance has been brief and interaction limited, so I am truly sorry to see you go. Thanks again for the refuge of your RoF streams; I'll miss those, too, since it appears that's as close as I'll get to flying with JG1 for some time yet. Wishing you tailwinds in every direction you go - except when landing, of course. Best Regards, Wilhelm
  3. "Asturias" by Albeniz. If you're looking for music to go with your video of flying missions in the Spanish Civil War, this might be a good choice. Originally written for piano, but most often heard on guitar. Here are examples of both: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pDTf6QnL24 This video of the guitar arrangement skips most of the slower middle section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-gQiZR1ka8 S!
  4. In addition to the book by Marc Wortman, there is a 2014 documentary by the same name, now available on Amazon (free for Prime members). It's about the First Yale Unit: volunteers from Yale University who were among the first American pilots to fight in WWI, and who were instrumental in the formation and development of U.S Naval Aviation from then through the next 50 years. The previous sentence is totally inadequate, considering their character, achievements, and influence. We all know of the Lafayette Escadrille, but the First Yale Unit was, historically, of greater importance. If you forgiv
  5. You do realize that max age for US airline pilots is 65, right? So, for that one last year, we're all in mortal danger? Do you have any idea how many US airline pilots are nearing that milestone? Run for the bunkers! Wait, I can't run anymore...my hips you know...I'll have to drive...
  6. Reminds me of The Fugs, Frank Zappa, Arthur Brown, The Dr. Demento Show, and that other goofy and "avant garde" stuff I listened to in the 60's-70's. I was worried about my sanity; but now I'm worried about yours; so, thanks for the distraction, Herr Vonrd. S! Wilhelm
  7. "The advancements made in aircraft during that very small period has never been equaled." That has always amazed me, too. Most pilots since, including me, had our initial training in "modern" aircraft that don't perform as well as the late-war fighters did. "... by the end of WWI wing warping was obsolete." I've heard that many times, but you just wait... "It is unlikely that humanity will witness such events again compared to the days when Flight was still young." I share your awe of the actions and achievements of those days, but I always feel an obligation to warn people
  8. Here's an odd tribute: Gunny's endorsement (a 15-second ad on his show) introduced me to Tru-Spec clothing. I wear their 24-7 Classic pants every day for every occasion (have them tailored with a no-seam leg hem, iron a crease in them, and they can almost pass for dress pants, as long as no one notices the side-seam zippers and that they're rip-stop poly-cotton ). They have ten pockets (!), although I only use eight of them (the upper side-seam zippered pockets are silly/useless). I love 'em, especially the knife pockets on both sides. I always have a knife in one and a small flashlight i
  9. Wow… I was suddenly 40 years younger and 2000 years older at the same time. The rhythmic beats, the pieces and parts of animals everywhere, the harmonious voices of women singing – Quick, somebody, hide my ax and my shield and my car keys and lock me in a closet, before I go out and get myself hurt! I was half-way to Valhalla, until those guys started chanting in their mechanical bullfrog voices and triggered my “What the *#@! are they saying/singing!?†disability, and brought me right back to the present. If they had left that bit out, who knows what would have happened.
  10. WWI and WWII planes. Can't have a serious sim on an iPhone, but it's an amusing app if you're killing time in a waiting room. I just mention it because at the time of this post, the basic game is free (normally $1.99). The sale could end at any time. You can also command a tank or be a ground pounder.
  11. When I saw ACG's grand tour of London, flying Tiger Moths, I knew that some of you surely flew RoF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-pN4hDUgOk
  12. Yes, it was the time and place that drew me to the story. While the "when" and "how" are not in much dispute, the "why" is always open to discussion; and, so far, this story has been a thoughtful and entertaining way to consider some ideas about that.
  13. It's a detective / political intrigue story beginning in 1929 Berlin. Anyone else watching on Netflix, or reading / have read the novels? I watch an episode late at night now and then, which is probably not wise, as it's a bit dark and disturbing sometimes. It's not a bedtime story, but that's when I have time, and now I'm hooked. From a few reviews, my impression is that the author of the novels is a stickler for historical accuracy; the TV series makers, not so much (big surprise, huh?). Cinematically, I think it's excellent. No spoilers, please, I'm just curious if you're enjoying the nove
  14. First of all, I can't relate to the "tiny house prepper" concept. I'm a hoarder, from a long line of hoarders, and a prepper, and it is impossible to combine "hoarder", "prepper" and "tiny house", unless you have a "bunker", which would be cheating, and would probably draw the attention of the "FBI". The next thing is, I noticed in the video that he has a fan on top of the stove to scavenge heat from the flue pipe. You can't have it both ways: flue temps hot enough to prevent creosote, while still getting every possible thermal unit out of the stove. Honestly, despite all his thought and e
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