Randy Sohn

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  1. I dare you

    And just now read the news that someone dared someone else to pull the trigger - dead now! best, randy
  2. Will The Revival Of This Aircraft Be Realized?

    It was (heavy on the WAS). "Tiempo Volando" (time flies). best, randy
  3. Excuse me pilots

    Yup, "cumulus granite". best, randy
  4. Excuse me pilots

    T'wasn't any fun, but it reminded me of a strip I used to go into in Bolivia with DC-6Bs. best, randy
  5. A B-1B Video

    Chuckle, you noticed that too, didn't you? Concur. best, randy
  6. A B-1B Video

    Art, gonna try and send you a photo that I took of both Tibbetts up front in FIFI right after I'd requalified Paul II in her years ago. I told Paul IV - "Lordy, you look just like your granddad when he was your age". Paul IV is now flying the B-2 at Whiteman AFB now, I think he's a B/G. best, randy
  7. Excuse me pilots

    Um, yes, Alva did do that roll (for the Boeing Co. whiz-bangs watching on that yacht out there on the water). best, randy
  8. The Sears Roebuck catalog

    Chuckle, (as that Ukrainian said to me once) - "Ronday, of a certainty". best, randy
  9. The Sears Roebuck catalog

    Glad that you got around to mentioning the Christmas catalog, was thinking about mentioning it, then you did! best, randy
  10. Excuse me pilots

    Couple thoughts here about that 37. Looks'ta me more like about a rotation to 50 or 60 degrees, not 90. In the normal day to day operation, we rotated to about 18 degrees and then used that same angle for all the subsequent configuration changes we went thru after that until much later on the takeoff path when we accelerated to the normal 250 knots chimbout airspeed. On this one you'll note that the Boeing flight test crew DID NOT maintain that extreme angle, they only maintained it for a short time and then reduced the angle (looked ot me like to zero (hard to say for sure). Be very careful of viewing things thru the camera lens like this, leads to mis-info such as this! best, randy
  11. Punishment for hired man? Color choice.............

    Done both a lot, cum-see, cum-saw. Although actually, now that I give it some more thought, prolly prefer the hand clutch a bit more. best, randy
  12. Memphis Belle

    Took Bob's widow along once in the B-29 (FIFI) from Asheville to Charlotte or some airport back there in NC. best, randy
  13. whats worse wind chill or cold temps?

    Hate'ta rain on your parade but liquids react to the ACTUAL temperature , NOT to the "wind chill". How'sum'ever, any wind will cause the object's temp to fall to the OAT (Ouside Air Temperature ) faster , the movement of the wind causes the object's temp to drop to the OAT more rapidly than if no wind was present. best, randy
  14. School Buses we Rode on as Kids

    Concur. best, randy
  15. 'Tis WARM Again!

    X 2. best, randy
  16. School Buses we Rode on as Kids

    Remember that "hump" over the rear wheels on the schoolbus? best, randy
  17. School Buses we Rode on as Kids

    1939 International school bus, first grade at Excelsior (NW Iowa). Then in 1945 when we moved to a different farm north of Lake Park,, went to school in the car of a family that had contracted to drive one of the school routes at Ewington (Spafford) school in SW Minnesota. best, randy
  18. 'Tis WARM Again!

    I was told that many houses in the Ft. Worth area have frozen water pipes due to the low temps. My daughter in Arlington told me they had extra insulation installed when the house was built to protect their water pipes. BTW, it's cold up here in Minnesota. best, randy
  19. COLD

    Yup, had figured that it was the OAT and not the windchill. Surely see a lot of that cr-p, the TV stations/radio stations seem to use that a lot to show how bitterly cold it is and - to tell'ya' the truth, it's useless for information to anything other than a living being. It just confuses the issue - as it did here! best, randy
  20. COLD

    I strongly suspect that OMA was quoting the "windchill"/"chill factor" instead of the actual ltemperature (a BIG difference between those two!
  21. Newton Implement, Newton Iowa

    Newton? Isn't that where they made Magtag washing machines? best, randy
  22. E-mail from my son just now

    My buddy just told me this joke “You know what John Deere tractors are green. So they can hide in the tall grass and watch the farmall tractors do all the work “ best, randy
  23. E-mail from my son just now

    My buddy just told me this joke “You know what John Deere tractors are green. So they can hide in the tall grass and watch the farmall tractors do all the work “ best, randy
  24. COLD

    Chuckle, that made me recall flying that route we had from DLH to CMX. One photo I've kept was one of our DC-3s behind a snowbank there at CMX, couldn't see another plane in the photo behind another snowbank. (Good ole days) best, randy
  25. COLD

    Yup, concur, made me recall life growing up in NW Iowa/SW Minnesota, tank heaters, etc! best, randy