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    deepee99

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    Hearing test

    Post by deepee99 on Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:15 am

    Brother Bob posted a hearing test a few days ago.
    Here's another one
    http://vimeo.com/36975300

    arledgsc

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by arledgsc on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:28 am

    What did you say?  I can't hear anything but ringing after that one!

    deepee99

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by deepee99 on Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:47 pm

    Huh? Couldn't hear you, either.
    I loved those big old Pratt & Whitney, and Wright radials. Each one of the 18 jugs on the R 3350 turbo-compound had the displacement of a V-6 Toyota 4-runner - about 3 litres, times 18, times four, and you've got a Lockheed Connie or a Douglas DC-7C, or a Boeing B-29 or Stratocruiser. No wonder they needed flight engineers.
    When I were a pup learning to fly the airlines were phasing them out but USAF still had some DC-6s with R-2800s on them, and I had the privilege of driving a few of those still operated by base ops at Hamilton AFB in California.
    The jet throttle-jockeys had an interesting job, but when you pulled up alongside one on the run-up pad at the end of the runway, there was no discussing who was boss.




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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by peterh on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:23 pm

    deepee99 wrote:Huh? Couldn't hear you, either.
    I loved those big old Pratt & Whitney, and Wright radials. Each one of the 18 jugs on the R 3350 turbo-compound had the displacement of a V-6 Toyota 4-runner - about 3 litres, times 18, times four, and you've got a Lockheed Connie or a Douglas DC-7C, or a Boeing B-29 or Stratocruiser. No wonder they needed flight engineers.
    When I were a pup learning to fly the airlines were phasing them out but USAF still had some DC-6s with R-2800s on them, and I had the privilege of driving a few of those still operated by base ops at Hamilton AFB in California.
    The jet throttle-jockeys had an interesting job, but when you pulled up alongside one on the run-up pad at the end of the runway, there was no discussing who was boss.



    Scandinavian used to fly DC6/7 . They said it was the most reliable 3 engine plane available :-)

    deepee99

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by deepee99 on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:39 pm

    peterh wrote:
    deepee99 wrote:Huh? Couldn't hear you, either.
    I loved those big old Pratt & Whitney, and Wright radials. Each one of the 18 jugs on the R 3350 turbo-compound had the displacement of a V-6 Toyota 4-runner - about 3 litres, times 18, times four, and you've got a Lockheed Connie or a Douglas DC-7C, or a Boeing B-29 or Stratocruiser. No wonder they needed flight engineers.
    When I were a pup learning to fly the airlines were phasing them out but USAF still had some DC-6s with R-2800s on them, and I had the privilege of driving a few of those still operated by base ops at Hamilton AFB in California.
    The jet throttle-jockeys had an interesting job, but when you pulled up alongside one on the run-up pad at the end of the runway, there was no discussing who was boss.



    Scandinavian used to fly DC6/7 . They said it was the most reliable 3 engine plane available  :-)

    And they were right. Connie drivers used to say the same thing. That's why they hung 4 of them out there. Ad there you are, in your comfy seat with several hundred bazillions of 130-octane right under you, smoking a cigarette while the stew brings you another scotch.

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by MontanaWay on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:56 pm

    deepee99 wrote:Brother Bob posted a hearing test a few days ago.
    Here's another one
    http://vimeo.com/36975300

    I had the amazing pleasure of flying on a Lufthansa Connie in 1967, probably one of its last commercial flights, from Frankfurt to Munich, a short hop, we were meant to be on a 727 but got bumped to the Connie due to the 727 having tech problems...did I mind???...heck no, still remember the smell and the sound of those big four radials!!

    deepee99

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by deepee99 on Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:14 pm

    MontanaWay wrote:
    deepee99 wrote:Brother Bob posted a hearing test a few days ago.
    Here's another one
    http://vimeo.com/36975300

    I had the amazing pleasure of flying on a Lufthansa Connie in 1967, probably one of its last commercial flights, from Frankfurt to Munich, a short hop, we were meant to be on a 727 but got bumped to the Connie due to the 727 having tech problems...did I mind???...heck no, still remember the smell and the sound of those big four radials!!

    The '27 was a great wing, but give me dinosaur blood any day.

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by MontanaWay on Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:20 pm

    deepee99 wrote:
    MontanaWay wrote:
    deepee99 wrote:Brother Bob posted a hearing test a few days ago.
    Here's another one
    http://vimeo.com/36975300

    I had the amazing pleasure of flying on a Lufthansa Connie in 1967, probably one of its last commercial flights, from Frankfurt to Munich, a short hop, we were meant to be on a 727 but got bumped to the Connie due to the 727 having tech problems...did I mind???...heck no, still remember the smell and the sound of those big four radials!!

    The '27 was a great wing, but give me dinosaur blood any day.

    you betcha! Also flew on the DC6 & DC7 when we moved to Japan in 1960, good ole KLM. Mid 60's to the early 70's it was 707's all the way, again Lufthansa via the north pole (before the Soviets let airlines cross their patch from Asia), Tokyo, Anchorage to Frankfurt, just loved the 707, in my eye one of the most beautiful jetliners, the Connie being the most beautiful of piston!
    In the 80's when I was younger and foolish and jumping out of planes, had countless jumps out of C47/DC3.
    Yes, I'm an aviation geek!!  Very Happy 

    deepee99

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by deepee99 on Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:28 pm

    MontanaWay wrote:
    deepee99 wrote:
    MontanaWay wrote:
    deepee99 wrote:Brother Bob posted a hearing test a few days ago.
    Here's another one
    http://vimeo.com/36975300

    I had the amazing pleasure of flying on a Lufthansa Connie in 1967, probably one of its last commercial flights, from Frankfurt to Munich, a short hop, we were meant to be on a 727 but got bumped to the Connie due to the 727 having tech problems...did I mind???...heck no, still remember the smell and the sound of those big four radials!!

    The '27 was a great wing, but give me dinosaur blood any day.

    you betcha! Also flew on the DC6 & DC7 when we moved to Japan in 1960, good ole KLM. Mid 60's to the early 70's it was 707's all the way, again Lufthansa via the north pole (before the Soviets let airlines cross their patch from Asia), Tokyo, Anchorage to Frankfurt, just loved the 707, in my eye one of the most beautiful jetliners, the Connie being the most beautiful of piston!
    In the 80's when I was younger and foolish and jumping out of planes, had countless jumps out of C47/DC3.
    Yes, I'm an aviation geek!!  Very Happy 

    Clear!!!!!!!!!!! One, two three, four five, six, hit the switch.
    Only perfectly crazy people jump out of perfectly good airplanes.

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by MontanaWay on Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:32 pm

    you got that right!...AND proud of it...survived 865 jumps, only had to use the reserve twice, now thats an impressive record!!  Rolling Eyes 
    Had a chance to fly the Gooney for a couple of hours, what fun that was!....very different to the gliders I use to fly!!! Wink 

    deepee99

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    Re: Hearing test

    Post by deepee99 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:38 am

    MontanaWay wrote:you got that right!...AND proud of it...survived 865 jumps, only had to use the reserve twice, now thats an impressive record!!  Rolling Eyes 
    Had a chance to fly the Gooney for a couple of hours, what fun that was!....very different to the gliders I use to fly!!! Wink 

    865 jumps? Sure you're not missing a decimal point? I My cover is off to you. Never got to drive a glider, though I liked the looks of the prospect.
    Yeah, the C-47 was everybody's mother. Donald Douglas could build an airplane. So could Bill Boeing. I had the pleasure of knowing T Wilson at Boeing years ago. Never knew any of the Santa Monica gang, sorry to say.

    Here's off to dinosaur blood.

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