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U.S.S. Hornet

Oh man! I'd be there if I wasnt doing Volunteer work @ Anderson Marsh this Saturday! Took My Gramps last Fathers day to the Hornet. He was a rear turret machine gunner in an Avenger torpedo Bomber on the USS Lake Champlain. They have an Avenger right as you walk into the Hornet. He was based at NAS Alameda during the Korean war. Def a step back in time! You should see that 85 year old man slide down the stair rails without even thinkin! Scared the crap outta me the first time he did it. He didnt even know he was doing it!
Heres a pic of Gramps and I in front of the Avenger!

And Another Of his seat during the War!
 

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Man! Think how much trust you would have to have in the pilot at every landing. Balls of steel. Nice pictures.

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Looks like it'll be a cool visit. Checked out the website. Do you think there's any chance of parking a few modded Foresters next to some of the museum pieces?
We have the CANADIAN WARPLANE HERITAGE Museum nearby with one of few remaining Lancaster bombers that fly's fairly regularly. Boy just the one is loud when flying overhead. I couldn't imagine how frightening a squadron would sound during the war.

Looking forward to everybody's pics (get a group shot of some of the SF.org members attending).
 

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Unfortunately we didn't stick around long enough to scout out some of the other cool locations on the base. A splinter group of i-clubbers from the meet found some nice backdrops:







 

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Here's a wide angle shot of the entire line-up (courtesy of iiiezekieliii on i-club):

 
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