Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I'm On A Plane!

     You can keep your boat, Mr. Old Spice.
     Vroom!

     (At the Grissom Air Museum.)

15 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Sweet.

NAVIGATOR said...

NOT QUITE A STARSHIP...
BUT IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME ENJOY !

Erin Palette said...

I do believe that's the cockpit of an A-10 Warthog.

JohnW said...

A two-seat A-10? 8->

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Slick, but that Penny Farthing you drive would be easier to pedal.

Tam said...

It's an F-4 cockpit, in case anyone wants to come on up to Peru, IN and sit in it. :)

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Interesting that Grissom is considered part of Peru, which technically is several miles farther up the road plus a jog east on 24...speaking of over the river and through the woods.

Whereas Bunker Hill, Indiana, is pretty much right across 31 to the east, almost close enough to spit and hit. And of course the base used to be called Bunker Hill NAS (later AFB) before it was renamed for the late Gus Grissom. I wonder how Peru got hold of it?

Tam said...

Well, Greater Metropolitan Peru, at least.

Jennifer said...

Looks like fun

Archer said...

Didja grab the stick and make with the "Pew! Pew! Pew!" sounds?

Don said...

Nerdy types ride in the backseat of the Sky Pig. Just sayin'...

Ritchie said...

I think those things have vacuum tubes somewhere.

Erin Palette said...

Aww, I hate being wrong. But yes, JohnW, they did make 2-seater A-10s back in the day, both as trainers and as night/inclement weather units (this was before improvements in IR technology).

Old NFO said...

Nice smile! :-) It's an F-4!!!

poobie said...

Erin, AFAIK, they built one B model A-10, originally pitched as a type trainer. Republic tried to sell it for a number of other roles as well, including night and maritime strike roles, but there was only ever the one airframe built.