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    Thunderbirds Are Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tomorrow afternoon the Thunderbirds.......

    US Airforce Thunderbirds

    will be at Don Muang airport from 1300 until 1500.

    I'm told there's no seating just a turn up affair. Any further details I'll post them.

    I'll be taking my boys and my camera along.
    Last edited by Bobcock; 09-10-2009 at 11:18 AM.

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    Should be good, slightly less skilled and less well trained and practiced than the Red Arrows. A good show no-the-less I'm sure. What are they here for - to see off Prince Andrew when he leaves Thailand tomorrow?

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    No idea, they were in KL last weekend according to their schedule.

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    War and its machines are never the solution.

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    I used to love watching the Red Arrows. I'd love to see this.

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    keep your kids away from them....they are precision instruments.

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    you wouldn't win much of a fight in those planes.

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    Come on up TFP, it's not like you work when you are at work.

    Afterwards we could accompany you to work and have some suicidal chicken wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Should be good, slightly less skilled and less well trained and practiced than the Red Arrows.
    Different style show in a different airplane. The Red Arrows do more synchronized passing and have a bigger overall unit. Now I know what the hell the noise from buzzing jets was at my university for an hour this morning.

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    love the commentary though...

    Quote Originally Posted by thundersbirds website

    The Air Force is engaged in global operations every day, fighting the Global War on terror, defending our homeland, providing strategic deterrence and giving our nation unparalleled global vigilance, reach and power.

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    ^Sales pitch to the gullible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    to see off Prince Andrew
    Oh, so he's here then? How inutterably unimportant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Come on up TFP, it's not like you work when you are at work. Afterwards we could accompany you to work and have some suicidal chicken wings.
    Ha ha, thanks for the invite but I've got to be at work (working or not ) from 12-9pm. I look forward to seeing your pics though.

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    I like that Hercybird they use for support when it takes off with the JATO things fitted - MAGIC !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    love the commentary though...

    Quote Originally Posted by thundersbirds website

    The Air Force is engaged in global operations every day, fighting the Global War on terror, defending our homeland, providing strategic deterrence and giving our nation unparalleled global vigilance, reach and power.

    sounds like a George Bush presentation

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    Thanks for the link Bobcock and the heads up..With the noise this morning I thought maybe that the inevitable had come into play possibly and it was that time again only with even higher implications..

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    slightly less skilled and less well trained and practiced than the Red Arrows. A good show no-the-less I'm sure.
    Yes I agree, and in a decade or 2 with more intensive training, practice and a fair bit more skill the Red Arrows might be up to Blue Angels caliber but by then they'll probably only be flying drones..

    They flew over my house several times this morning and woke me up, and again this afternoon. I managed to get a chance to go down the street to a better vantage point with my boys and see them a while and it is impressive and to know they are only flying about 2/3rds speed..

    There must be other planes too though while I'm not a fighter jet aficionado I'm certain I saw some Migs and a few others though maybe even some Chinese fighters they were some distance away flying away from us..Is this possible? A neighbor told us just before we left that it is an airshow tomorrow so obviously more then just the Thunderbird's?
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    see Bobcocks link above

    it mentions a free airshow at Don Muang on Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    to see off Prince Andrew
    Oh, so he's here then? How inutterably unimportant.
    Wonder if he met JJ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Should be good, slightly less skilled and less well trained and practiced than the Red Arrows. A good show no-the-less I'm sure. What are they here for - to see off Prince Andrew when he leaves Thailand tomorrow?
    Huh? Get off the crack pipe noods....US fly boys always have been the best..without a doubt..

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    Here's an awesome picture of a blue angel penetrating the sound barrier..



    and here's some serious precision flying!!!








    Sweet!!!

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    Those that do and those that just....well they just....

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    any map of where gate 4 of Airport on AOT side of airport is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler View Post
    any map of where gate 4 of Airport on AOT side of airport is?
    I'm told it is somewhere close by to the International terminal #1. Disappointingly though my sources actually work at the airport and were at Don Muang many years they can not be any more specific then that ..

    My best guess is there will be people directing you once you get close enough and since there is not much traffic to speak of there lately likely it will be quite easy to follow the crowd ..

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    Exactly where is this Fire Lane 4 entrance. Is it east off of Pahonyothin or west off of Vipawadee Rangsit. Hell I know a great place just gotta pm the guy living there.

    I dont think its there as there is not much access at Don. I have to drive past it anytime I go to BKK and there is no fire road 4. I used to drop people off a couple of times a month as well.

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