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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 04:31

I was there for red flag in 1999 when Tiger Woods rode with the Thunderbirds and he lasted 15 minutes before releasing his lunch.

The 113th DCANG has flown Brad Johnson-Buccaneeers QB/Redskins QB, Heath Shuler Redskins QB, and Donnie Neumberger who is a Busch series driver. We have flown others like Mayor Anthony Williams who equated his ride to a DC Dump truck-nice I know. :evil:
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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 06:36

We are flying 2 members form the group 3 Doors Down tomorrow.
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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 06:53

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Jon wrote:What is that guys name from Star Trek? Michael Dorn?


yes


he also owns a f-86.


Roger that, he flew with the T-Birds at Edwards's Open House , I think 99 or 00?

It was a 2 day show. Saturday Danny Divito (TAXI) flew as well. Mr Dorn flew Sunday.

BTW, he sold his F-86 some years ago. I had him sign a Hasegawa 48th F-86 Model I brought with me. I also have a pic my buddy Rig (Rigamortis on this board) of him & I (and US) right before he flew his Sabre out.

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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 08:45

Jerry Doyle from Babylon 5 also got a ride at Edwards.
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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 08:47

Person wrote:
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Jon wrote:What is that guys name from Star Trek? Michael Dorn?


yes


he also owns a f-86.


He actually had a T-33 a few years ago when he brought it to Miramar.
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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 08:53

TJStoney wrote:Jerry Doyle from Babylon 5 also got a ride at Edwards.


Him and Bruce Boxlitner got rides. Both were at the 97 "Falcon Rejoin" 25th Ann of the F-16 here at Edwards.

My Dolye was very cool, shootin the sh*t with us and all. Bruce wouldn't give us the time of day.

Bruce Willis was the same way when they were shooting the parts of Armageddon here as well.

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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 09:11

Falcon Rejoin was great the weather sucked thou. And to bad whats her name got the top of her finger cut off that day.
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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 09:19

My Dolye was very cool, shootin the sh*t with us and all. Bruce wouldn't give us the time of day.

Bruce Willis was the same way when they were shooting the parts of Armageddon here as well.


Sorry, but I'm a bit confused. Was Bruce willis cool or was he a jerk?
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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 21:32

TJStoney wrote:Falcon Rejoin was great the weather sucked thou. And to bad whats her name got the top of her finger cut off that day.


Yeah, it was pretty bad weather.
Oh yeah, I remember that! You're talking about Erin Murray. Still lots of bad press lingering around on her, even years after she left! Her Ex Mark (quite, but cool guy) still works Civil Service at Shadow on the Orange & White Vipers.

She was in the Coleman with Geo when he put down the parking brake, and for what ever reason here hand was there (Many think, holding hands in the first place :lol: ) and it snipped off the tip of her finger - Ouch!

That was the night before all the jets left and we were servicing them all up. Damn, it felt like doing 2 wings of jets!

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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 21:48

parrothead wrote:
Bruce Willis was the same way when they were shooting the parts of Armageddon here as well.


Sorry, but I'm a bit confused. Was Bruce willis cool or was he a jerk?


Jerk!

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Unread post25 Feb 2005, 23:23

Enforcer, are you still at Edwards. Does OP's still have that picture of my jet on the wall when you walk in the lobby? <a href="f-16_fighting_falcon_airframe-696.html">80-0557</a>

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Unread post26 Feb 2005, 04:00

Sure am, but I'm at Raptor these days. I get tasked to "Squirrel World" once in a while.

There's still pics of a lot of the jets, including 557 on the walls still, as well as the offices.

557 is going out to pasture though, if it hasn't already gone. I can remember working that hog. Being a C model conversion, it was a Pointy head nightmare at times, or so they said anyways.

Shadow now has some of the flight test jets, including 119, my old jet 359, 0082, and a handful of others.

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Unread post26 Feb 2005, 06:28

Craig T. Nelson was invited to be the VIP guest at a TPS graduation I attended. (he played Col Raynor Sarnac in "Call to Glory").

He got a viper ride that day that suffered a dual avionics fault at the extreme north edge of the 2508 complex. Airspeed was limited to something like 200 kts alllllll the way home. That night during his speech he related the story as only an actor can. I can't remember what he said, but I laughed my ^$$ off!

He was a pretty cool guy, especially after his humbling ride in a broken Viper.
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Unread post26 Feb 2005, 08:11

Tankrat wrote:We are flying 2 members form the group 3 Doors Down tomorrow.


What did they do to deserve a ride?
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Unread post27 Feb 2005, 02:50

Craig T. Nelson IS a cool guy! I wish I had thought of that incident when I was naming off a few celeb riders.

I believe the man owns his own plane, but he's a lot like like Paul Newman, or one of the Unsers. If there is anything with an engine that can go fast, he's ridden in it, or piloted it himself. Planes, race cars, powerboats, you name it. A great guy, and he's very supportive of the troops (always a plus with me).

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