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  1. 3 hours ago, Buckshot Bob said:



    We live near in a rural area near Madera, a small town about 25 miles north of Fresno.


    When my son was about eleven or so, he asked "Dad!  If Weird Al ever comes to Fresno, can we go see him? Pleeease??"


    Feeling extremely confident that W. A. would never come to a place like Fresno, I said "Why, sure, son!  You betcha!"  :rolleyes:


    Dangit if a few weeks later I heard an announcement that Al was going to perform at the Madera County Fair - about five miles from our house, and on my birthday no less...!!  :o


    I scored the last two front-row seats for the Kid and his buddy Cody, and two seats immediately behind them for myself and Cody's dad.


    And Al put on a surprisingly good show!  :lol:





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  2. 8 minutes ago, Black Angus McPherson said:


    Somebody please educate me.  I DEF do not get this joke.  What is DEF?




    Diesel Exhaust Fluid.


    Two thirds deionized water, 1/3 urea.  Goes in a dedicated tank on diesel engine equipped vehicles and is injected into the exhaust upstream of a catalyst. 


    Commonly referred to as "Pee" for "Pee Diesels."  :mellow:

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  3. With all due respects to Paul Harvey, "And now, the rest of the story!"  :rolleyes:



    • http://www.vfp62.com/IMAGES_14/TF-9J.jpg

      Does anyone know anything more about this TF-9J?


      (9/7/16) I was instructing in VT-25 when the F9 incident took place. My best recollection of the accident: The student pilot did catch a wire but had a severe right to left approach. After going over the side he was still at full power. The LSO finally radioed the pilot to shut down. After shutting down the student jumped into the water. I don't know how he was picked up. There was no equipment on the ship able to pull the plane back aboard so the arresting gear cable was cut and the plane was lost. The student went out the next day and finished his carrier qualification.

      Lt. Cdr Tom Larson, VFP-62 pilot

      (3/30/15): Re the TF-9J "hanging over the side to dry out," it was BuNo 142979, from Chase Field, TX-based VT-25 "Cougars," which missed all arresting wires when trying to recover aboard Lexington, 24 May 1966. Pilot could be rescued, unhurt, fortunately. Fair winds & following seas,

      -- Fabio Peña
      Manager, Aircraft Carrier & Escort Carrier Archives
      NavSource (http://www.navsource.org)

      (11/10/13):From Air Force Col. TD:
      Ok you Navy Pukes... we now know why your planes are so clean (we thought you just didn't use them!).

      Air Force Pilots Always Wondered:
      Q - Why do Navy airplanes need tail hooks?
      A - After a tough day of flying on an aircraft carrier the planes are always washed and they use the hooks to hang the planes over the side to dry out.
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