Search found 101 matches

by takeone
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Training and Limited Flights Restored
Replies: 1
Views: 1554

Training and Limited Flights Restored

This was posted today on the Thunderbirds website: USAF Thunderbirds to resume limited training flights Maj. Darrick B. Lee, USAF Thunderbirds Public Affairs Air Combat Command Public Affairs contributed to this report. NELLIS AFB, NV. – Temporary funding for flying hours has been restored, allowing...
by takeone
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: 2014 Officers
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

Understand...but why does the team post Instagram photos...showing pilots going out on sortie flights?

http://t.co/g88bXKyfPQ

And on April 5. Brig. General Moore took a flight. This made me believe the team was still 'practicing' at Nellis...to keep skills honed.

Tell me if I mis-understand this.
by takeone
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: 2014 Officers
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

If they have a season next year...won't it be 'difficult' without experienced wingmen/women? Here's what's really crazy...I emailed the team. Figured since they have all the promo materials printed...etc (btw 10s of thousands of that stuff)...I might be able to have them send me a VIP package...and ...
by takeone
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Thunderbird Documentary - Your views
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

LD, Thanks for the insight and suggestions. Just what I'm looking for. I hope others chime in too. While I agree with much of what you say...you have to realize in the world of broadcast TV today...the 'sale' is based on reality-esque programming. I'm all about the flying too...and have seen the 200...
by takeone
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Thunderbird Documentary - Your views
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Thunderbird Documentary - Your views

I am in some initial concepts of producing a 1 hour documentary on the team's 60th anniversary. Have no idea if it would come to fruition...but I'm working with the Documentary Channel on it. It would be a 6 month shooting project. Beginning with the last show of the season at Aviation Nation...and ...
by takeone
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: The Thunderbirds Visit Fantasy Island
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

The Thunderbirds Visit Fantasy Island

Ok...couldn't help myself. Found this old VHS with an episode of Fantasy Island on it. Nancy Carsons is an airline pilot whoes Indian background needs her to 'tame' a Thunderbird. This is a classic! So campy I can't begin to tell ya. I've cut out a few scenes from the show. The one where Nancy meets...
by takeone
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Pilots wearing headphones
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

LD beat me to it...was just about to post the same photo.
I also noticed the custom fit on the ear.

Well, another question answered!!

Thanks everyone.
by takeone
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Pilots wearing headphones
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

I thought that too...but the 'string' looked pretty thick...

So...earplugs...wow.
by takeone
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Pilots wearing headphones
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Pilots wearing headphones

In some recent photos of the team...from their Facebook posts...I've noticed the pilots have headphones in their ears. What's the reason for this? Don't they use the headphones in their helmets? At first I thought it was for the solos. But I've seen pics of the diamond pilots with the same headphone...
by takeone
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Blue Angels Commander steps down
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Blue Angels Commander steps down

So...did I miss this somewhere on the forum?
All I read was he stepped down because during the demo, he flew a maneuver too low? Then they stopped the demo and landed?

Can't find any more info...please enlighten me...or link me to the post that I clearly am missing.

Thanks!!
by takeone
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Heavy Metal Jet Team
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Can't wait to see their demo. Contacted the team...they already have contracted a videographer. I was planning on giving them services for ...basically free. Oh well...

Mayday, mayday...going down in flames!!! :)
by takeone
Fri May 27, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Heavy Metal Jet Team
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Heavy Metal Jet Team

Hey, did you guys know about this? They base their planes here in Lancaster, PA. 4 L39s flew over me the other day... in arctic camo, and I was like WHAAATT? Slick and Stroker from last years' Thunderbird team...are pilots!!! www.heavymetaljetteam.com I'm hoping I can help them with some professiona...
by takeone
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: Fabulous Thunderbirds Music Video
Replies: 1
Views: 1095

Fabulous Thunderbirds Music Video

Found this in my archive of stuff. Not sure if many of you have seen this. The beginning is clipped a bit. The slot is talking about how the team went to a school...and they were told the Thunderbirds were going to be there. Except...the students thought it was going to be the Fabulous Thunderbirds....
by takeone
Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: USAF Thunderbirds Discussion
Topic: 1971 Thunderbirds F-4 Promotional Film
Replies: 0
Views: 904

1971 Thunderbirds F-4 Promotional Film

So...I purchased this on Ebay for $10.00 and transferred it today. Wow... Lots of fun things to watch and listen. Note, the Boss is Lt. Col, but in the film it's Maj. painted on the F-4. (Assume they used footage from the 1971 show and this promo was for the 1972 show). Also...check out in one shot ...