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September 15, 2020 04:54AM
I found it to be very roomy. I am 6'5" and was very comfortable. But...... Had the gun been deployed, it might have been different. What was really cool was I did this flight about a week before Midway was released. The scene where the Gunner lifts out of his seat? YEAH! I got that! I was strapped in but could feel myself lifting on dives and turns. When we did the real hard turns and dives, I had the canopy closed (I could hear the Pilot much better) Those dives were a HOOT!! But.....While simply flying to and from the airport (15-20 min each way), I slid the canopy open. The grin in my picture was not for the camera. It stayed on my face. Simply cruising with the air rushing in was when I thought of all the fellas at Midway and WWII in general. I will NEVER forget it!

  WHERE does time go??????? A year ago today.........

Ramgator193September 14, 2020 01:53PM

  Crazy how fast time flies..

sstrams23September 14, 2020 02:00PM

  Yes!! Me being such a guy of nostalgia...........

Ramgator12September 14, 2020 02:33PM

  Yeah, same here, Gator...

sstrams6September 14, 2020 03:02PM

  Re: Crazy how fast time flies..

troublefree5September 14, 2020 03:31PM

  Doesn't it trouble?

sstrams8September 15, 2020 04:31AM

  ME getting older does not scare me. Words of my Grandfather back in 1978 does.

Ramgator6September 15, 2020 05:44PM

  you flew in a WWII DAUNTLESS??????...omg

SunTzu_vs_Camus21September 14, 2020 03:00PM

  He sure did!

sstrams9September 14, 2020 03:03PM


SunTzu_vs_Camus7September 14, 2020 03:08PM

  That's what made it funny SunTzu..

sstrams7September 14, 2020 03:11PM

  lol...sry I didn't get it!

SunTzu_vs_Camus5September 14, 2020 03:16PM

  I hear ya - its all good...!

sstrams3September 14, 2020 03:24PM

  Thing is, I do not think I'm funny at all!!

Ramgator5September 15, 2020 04:29AM

  That post was 50-50....

sstrams4September 15, 2020 04:32AM

  I have a model Dountless that had a real propellor

JimYoungblood5311September 14, 2020 03:10PM

  Dang you could wipe out..

sstrams9September 14, 2020 03:11PM

  I inherited from my older brother

JimYoungblood538September 14, 2020 03:13PM

  Man, I always wanted one of those..

sstrams3September 14, 2020 03:25PM

  Always THOUGHT about building RC models but.......

Ramgator5September 15, 2020 04:33AM

  I can only imagine the cost these days to be into RC stuff.

Ramgator4September 15, 2020 04:37AM

  Yeah, I'm sure the technology has gone sky high on those..

sstrams4September 15, 2020 05:59AM

  Man, you have great toys!!!

SunTzu_vs_Camus8September 14, 2020 03:16PM

  The old 1/48 scale Monogram kit!!!!!!

Ramgator5September 14, 2020 03:54PM

  YES I DID!!!! Was on my list ever since............

Ramgator7September 14, 2020 03:22PM

  Re: YES I DID!!!! Was on my list ever since............ Attachments

Ramgator17September 14, 2020 03:32PM

  The preview was upside down. nm

Ramgator4September 14, 2020 03:33PM

  That is awesome, Gator...

sstrams4September 15, 2020 04:33AM

  I have that photo and a couple others on my Den wall.

Ramgator4September 15, 2020 04:46AM

  Oh I totally get that..

sstrams3September 15, 2020 06:02AM

  oh man....great pic!!!!

SunTzu_vs_Camus5September 15, 2020 04:39AM


Ramgator6September 15, 2020 04:54AM

  Re: ACTUALLY!!!! Attachments

Ramgator11September 15, 2020 04:59AM

  I love this photo. Attachments

Ramgator6September 15, 2020 05:03AM

  So the back seat guy has full control?

sstrams4September 15, 2020 06:04AM

  Oddly, I never thought to ask about it but.....

Ramgator7September 15, 2020 07:52AM

  Is the throttle not in the stick?

sstrams6September 15, 2020 10:00AM

  Not sure.

Ramgator8September 15, 2020 05:48PM

  Yeah, on all the current jets..

sstrams6September 16, 2020 03:57AM

  The airfield I'm assigned to now, we have Boeing rework F-16 and F-18s.

Ramgator5September 16, 2020 04:35AM

  Nice... Nothing like sitting in the cockpit..

sstrams6September 16, 2020 05:16AM