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Old 12-03-2014, 03:28 PM
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Vlad you do more exploring with your RV than anybody I ever heard of. And all your travel stories have great photos to boot. You have the makings of an outstanding coffee table type full color travel /motivational book. Just skimming through a few pages would be enough to get me in the shop. Every time you post another story it's a reminder of what I'm missing.
Can't wait to read about your next Vladventure.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:49 PM
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What about a ebook of Vlads adventures? I would buy one.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:57 PM
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Great museum at Grissom Field in Indiana. Former Air Force Base now open to the public. If you're lucky, you'll be in the pattern with a KC-135, maybe a Warthog. Museum is just off the field, about 1/4 mile walk from FBO. There is also an Army Aviation museum in the FBO building.

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Where the seafood is excellent, lots of Naval Aviation History, great museum, with a BAR. And it's warm and sunny
I love Florida but couldn't afford to go there every weekend. After 2022 maybe


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Just a quick question, how do you get your RV to start, given what looks like very cold conditions.

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Old 12-03-2014, 05:00 PM
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What about a ebook of Vlads adventures? I would buy one.
Steve looking at your tracks you are doing a lot of flying too. Expand horizons!
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:27 PM
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Talking NAS Wildwood. Today all Navy!

To get to museum #2 I used notable landmarks. Passed dormant SixFlags amusement park. Navy kids love it!






Stables where Navy feeds fat dirigibles.






Built bankrupt building. Why? Because Navy officers don't gamble as much as they did before. Where are the golden days of casinos?







Lucy the Elephant. It relates to Navy somehow...







Coast Guard chopper in a navy-like exercise.







After landing I was greeted by a herd of caribou.







Two turns later here I am at NAS Wildwood in Cape May NJ.







The Museum is open. It has huge attendance during summer months. Cape May is a popular family vacation spot. But today I am the only visitor.



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Old 12-15-2014, 07:38 PM
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Never saw such a guided bomb.





This Paragon Propeller is so huge it couldn't fit in my camera lenses. Nice safety wiring I took one more picture really close. PM me if you want to see it.








Mig15 with a great story. You can play it by pushing red button on a screen by the exhibition. "We flew the Mig" says the movie title.






A Top Gun star.

















I counted exposed cords on this F-5 main wheel and was surprised to see exact match with my first set of Vans stock tires



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Old 12-15-2014, 07:48 PM
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Trenton Makes the Navy Takes. TBM Avenger!







Last of the big fighters. F14 Tomcat!








Trainer from 1939 beautiful bird. Still under restoration.








They have very nice museum at NAS Wildwood. Come to visit when it's warmer.



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Well, how to get back and still look like Navy? The skies are getting wetter but the downpour starts in three hours. Trip back takes 30 minutes and I stretched it to 55.


Simulated engine out somewhere in the marshes. Boy that appendix is full of surprises and it's two times longer then a carrier deck.






Somewhere here they are building new boat for Sig600. Another Navy engineer I know flies a loaded RV calls it a Cornfield Cruiser. I stayed under his frying pan just in case.







Feeding grounds of Navy birds. I don't want to be down there.








Rain started earlier then forecasted. Time to retreat. Time for Margaritas
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:22 AM
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I'm lovin' this thread, Go vlad!
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Hey Vlad,

Great pics and write-up. I was just at Cape May airport, but didn't have time to tour the museum. Thanks!

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