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Old 08-15-2012, 10:03 PM
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Default 339A and a Couple Harriers

I had to travel to Amarillo (KAMA) on Monday for a three day business trip. When I arrived at the airport this morning what to my wondering eyes should appear?

339A and two Harriers!! Well ain't that cool.



They had come in on Tuesday and these two couldn't make it to Memphis before dark.... that was their story anyway. I think they just wanted to hang out in Amarillo.



Like all pilots these guys had to do their own pre-flight! Notice their gear hanging from one of the pods.



Got a chance to talk to the two of them in the FBO. Nice guys, one of them only had 500 hrs of time and 250 of that was in the Harrier. They were both interested in the RV. Couldn't get-em to swap rides though.




Always fun to see 339A surrounded by some military hardware!

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:21 PM
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Looks like 2 radar jets from VMA-231 out of Cherry Point NC
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:50 PM
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Scott,
Couldn't make it before dark? That's a good one! I think you are right, they wanted an extra day of flying. I know when my son is flying for the Army, if he can stretch it a day, he will. Who wouldn't? haha

I saw a few Harriers at Hurlburt Field a couple years ago. Pretty cool thing to fly. Your plane looks pretty nice too! When are you going to come up to the mountains?
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:56 PM
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He could use a little air in that nose wheel.......
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:02 AM
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He could use a little air in that nose wheel.......
I wonder if they shimmy like the A's do?
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:57 AM
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Scott,

That's really cool, indeed! Not the kind of thing you see everyday, for sure. Thanks for posting the pics!
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:47 AM
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Pretty sure he can get off the ground in less space than you can
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:10 AM
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Better to see them there on the ground than on either side of you in the air making hand signals to land immediately....

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I think, upon meeting the guys in the FBO, the first words out of my mouth would have been, "Wanna race for pinks?"
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Too dark to fly, nah...

They just wanted a good steak at the Big Texan Steakhouse...

http://www.bigtexan.com/

Well worth a trip for all non-vegan pilots....
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