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Post  Kim on Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:30 pm

Hey Guys...thought I'd post a photo of this beautiful Cessna 195B that is currently gracing our ramp here at KCGI !  


Built in 1955, and powered by a Jacobs R-755-A Radial engine, it's owned by the father of one of our line guys, and stops in for an occasional visit.


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Post  SuperDave on Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:41 pm

Kim:

Beautiful Cessna!

Just hearing that radial fire-off must be a thrill!

Thanks for the pic.
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Post  microflitedude on Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:44 pm

Beautiful airplane, I always like the yellow trim scheme... Smile
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Post  GermanBeez on Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:06 pm

looks powerful!
what kind of starter does it have? an inertia one like the antonov AN-2?
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Post  nitroairplane on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:17 pm

Very nice Kim!
Still waiting for your flight video Smile
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Post  Godsey3.0 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:26 pm

Wow. Beautiful. I love Cessnas.
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Post  Kim on Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:34 pm

Three Bad Boys (and one Bad Girl ! ) picked up about 350 gallons (each) of our finest Jet A, and headed out !

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And then, they left !

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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:36 pm

just a pit stop on the way to w]god knows where.
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Post  Kim on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:10 pm

Think they were on a run out from Whitman AFB...not sure....forgot to ask !
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Post  GermanBeez on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:21 pm

military helicopters landing on a civilian air port?
go figure...
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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:32 pm

I know They were mercenaries going to fight off penguins in antarctica it totally makes sense now.
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Post  Kim on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:34 pm

GermanBeez wrote:military helicopters landing on a civilian air port?
go figure...

Happens all the time...we've got a Military Fuel Contract:

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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:36 pm

Cool an osprey I think.
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Post  Kim on Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:15 pm

nitroairplane wrote:Cool an osprey I think.

Yeah, they'd called in advance to make sure we could fuel them. It was my day off, but I still dragged myself down there to meet them at 5:00am for their fueling.

Weird machines, and weirder sound !
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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:17 pm

Yeah that is another thing that I can i can imagine with a coupe of throttle .010s Smile
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Post  andrew on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:08 pm

We don't have many stop overs at the local airport, but do have a lot of overhead traffic coming out of Ft. Campbell. One of the more interesting sights recently was a couple of Blackhawks with re-fueling probes snuggled up to a KC-130 trailing re-fueling funnels. Saw a couple of Apaches and 4 Chinooks yesterday.

Still not quite as exciting as smelling hot engines.
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Post  Kim on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:38 pm

andrew wrote:We don't have many stop overs at the local airport, but do have a lot of overhead traffic coming out of Ft. Campbell. One of the more interesting sights recently was a couple of Blackhawks with re-fueling probes snuggled up to a KC-130 trailing re-fueling funnels. Saw a couple of Apaches and 4 Chinooks yesterday.

Still not quite as exciting as smelling hot engines.

Most of our rotor traffic is out of Campbell, but we get machines from Fort Riley, Whitman, and other spots also. Last year, had a Marine Pilot, flying a Canadian Hornet, spend the night here to visit his folks in Cape!

TOTALLY freaked the morning guy coming in at 5 am to round the hangar and see an F-18 parked where we usually put the little toys ! Also got an excellent fly-by on his way out the next day !

I'm lucky to get to work in such a cool place!
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Post  Kim on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:45 pm

and once in a while...we get something like this:

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Post  Kim on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:50 pm

and, it IS an airport, so you've GOT to have a few "wannabe's" !

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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:54 pm

Nice pics Kim!

I guess I need to start posting some pics too. I run into all kinds of stuff while working. It gets kind of mundane for me, I get bored with the military stuff and I would rather see the private planes! I am headed to another AFB on Friday to do a restoral on a Glideslope I can get some video of B1's taking off as I will only be a few 100 feet off threshold.

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Post  Kim on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:13 pm

cribbs74 wrote:Nice pics Kim!

I guess I need to start posting some pics too. I run into all kinds of stuff while working. It gets kind of mundane for me, I get bored with the military stuff and I would rather see the private planes! I am headed to another AFB on Friday to do a restoral on a Glideslope I can get some video of B1's taking off as I will only be a few 100 feet off threshold.


Do It! Stuff that bores you right now, may be some of your coolest stuff later on. My biggest regret from my youth is that I didn't take more photos. Now, I'm trying to play catch-up !
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Post  Kim on Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:02 pm

Grim Reapers, Dust Off Slicks, and flying Hedge trimmers !!!!!


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Post  dckrsn on Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:09 pm

Boy Kim, you hit a soft spot there. I was doing a contract job at Hughes Helicopter in the early

80's assembling the "indentured parts list" for the AH-64 Apache. At the time, the 500d was ending

production and the 500e was starting up. One day they flew an Apache to Culver City from Yuma Az

to put on an agility display for the employees. Sadly the only thing left of HH is the giant Spruce Goose

production hanger.(Google Earth) Memories galore. Thanks for the photos.

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Post  WingingIt74 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:49 pm

very cool Kim! That C195 was the last of the cessna radials. It came out the same time Beechcraft came out with their V-Tail Bonanza.... which killed the C195 not long after it came out.
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Post  Kim on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:13 am

Glad you liked it Bob...and the Hughes 500 is one of my favorite civi-copters. We've got one based here...not the hedge trimmer pictured.

Yeah Travis, I like the "Rumblers" like these 195's. Used to be a couple derelicts parked in the grass at Creave Coure. Don't have a book on them, but believe some had hinged engine mounts that let the engine swing out like a barn door ! This one comes in for a visit every couple of weeks.
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