OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER

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OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:39 pm

Pretty Ain't she?
F-80C Shooting Star, in the colors of the "MINUTE MEN" Jet Acrobatic Team " of the Colorado 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Fighter Wing.
Finally, my own jet powered Warbird. Been a military aviation fan for as long as I have been a military vehicle fan. The F-80 is my favorite Jet Fighter. First one I saw in flight was an early gray colored one that circled over our business around 1947. F-80's were an every day and next door sight for 5 years beginning 1948.
The Fox Able mass F-80 flights to Germany led by Colonel David Schilling are still a vivid memory.
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Re: OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER

Post by TopKick » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:51 am

Are there any videos of you flying your plane available Ben? 8)
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Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:38 am

None of me flying it. I retired it for display at the ANG base. It's still very airworthy, tho.
I'll contact the former pilot for the video.
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Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:11 pm

F-80C Shooting Star needs a mate.
Looking for a quality RC Jet Model T-33A to display with this one. The 40's-50's Army and USAF aircraft have been my hobby since that time.
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Post by Frank USMC » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:35 pm

Ben
Do you have a copy of the September 2016 issue of "Air classics"? I has a great several page story of the Colorado's ANG Minute men aerobatic team. Lots of colored photos in the article that look just like your jet.
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Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:47 am

Thanks Frank, I do have that issue. I appreciate your taking the effort to remind me. Hopefully will add a pedigree T-33A Trainer to display with the F-80.
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Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:13 pm

Have KINGTECH K-80 Jet Turbine as installed in the F-80 Model. Will trade for R-Kitty Drone Trainer.
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Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:29 am

Still waiting for a video of my Jet. Hope to have a T-33 to ad to the collection It pays to have set aside scarceMV parts to be used for trading.
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Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:45 pm

No video yet, will get around to it hopefully.
Still looking for the right T-33 model to go with the F-80.
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Post by Lee Bishop » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:50 am

Wow, great job with the model and the photos!
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Post by Joe Gopan » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:47 pm

MY MV is faster than yours.

Am looking for an R-KITTY Army Drone Trainer. Issued to Army National Guard AAA Units and used as a Drone Trainer. Has Fox 59 Model Air Plane Engine.
Will Post photo later.
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Re: OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:42 am

How about an early Sunday AM Jet Ride to get your blood circulating? :wink:
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Re: OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:01 pm

The RAF refers to their aircraft as "Kites". Here's mine.
WWII USAAF Issue.
NOMENCLATURE, M-357A KITE
Sorry 'bout the sideways pics.


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