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Old Feb 7, 2006, 8:05 PM   #1
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This is the first time I had a shot at this creature. They have been known to fly much lower than this, and I want to be there when they do.


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Old Feb 7, 2006, 8:15 PM   #2
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LOL, WHAT is that? A paper airplane?

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Old Feb 7, 2006, 8:21 PM   #3
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It's one of the Stealth Bombers from Whiteman AFB.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 8:24 PM   #4
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Are you funnin' me?

Or are you for real?

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Old Feb 7, 2006, 8:29 PM   #5
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No funn'n Tracy. I happen to be right in the flight path of these, well thats if they come my way. There have been times that I feel I could just reach out and touch them they are so low. Today there were tow of them and I tried to capture both in one shot, but missed entirely. They look at first like they are just crawling along, but when you try and get them in the evf, they are gone in a split second. The technique I was trying to use was lead in front and focus then shoot when in view. It was difficult to get even this. Most of the time, you dont even hear them until they have passed.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 8:47 PM   #6
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That is a Northrup B-2, Silver!

I have some good friends flying them out of Whitman. The story begins at the close of WW II. John Northrup, one of America's premier aircraft designers had dreamed of the so called "flying wing" for over twenty years, all the way back to 1925. But he had never been quite able to execute it.

At the close of WW II we had several Northrup designs actually in production, but none quite hit the mark very squarely. Lateral instability was the biggest problem, and the "flying wing" project was scrapped.

Jump forward to the 1990's, John Northrup was a very old man (in his eighties), but there were aircraft designers who re-thought the equation, and decided that John Northrup had had a great idea after all. From that came those fatastic B-2 bombers that were so very sucessful in both Afgastian, and Iraq.

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Old Feb 7, 2006, 8:52 PM   #7
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Thank you MT! Very well said.
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 6:47 AM   #8
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Fascinating.

We live very near Hunter, but I don't know that I have ever sen one of those.

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Old Feb 8, 2006, 11:42 AM   #9
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Sorry but we now have toimpound your camera, all its memory chips,your p.c. system since you have breached national security. And we will also have to impound your magnolia too!

Anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Its all part of national security.

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Old Feb 8, 2006, 3:43 PM   #10
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Okee dokee!
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