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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2009, 06:14:34 PM »
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2009, 07:11:13 PM »
I was onboard The Midway Museum all day 11/11/09 meeting new vets and seeing former shipmates I had not seen in a while. The Ceremony to bring the F-4U aboard started at 3:00PM and through the hoopla the order to actuall get the F-4U onboard didn't come until slightly after 4:00PM and as  you can see from the pics it was getting very dark and for those with professional cameras the lighting was getting BAD Quickly.
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2009, 02:22:57 PM »
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Re: USS Midway Museum
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2009, 01:01:55 PM »
You make a good point...




They should have a special event once a month where they launch aircraft off the deck and then recover them. People could pay $200 a head or something to come shoot it. Or maybe even once a week. I can just see it now... "Tailhook Tuesdays" ;)
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2009, 03:56:07 PM »
Great photos of the Corsair being lifted on the Midway. Saw it last Thursday ((12/3).

I was onboard The Midway Museum all day 11/11/09 meeting new vets and seeing former shipmates I had not seen in a while. The Ceremony to bring the F-4U aboard started at 3:00PM and through the hoopla the order to actuall get the F-4U onboard didn't come until slightly after 4:00PM and as  you can see from the pics it was getting very dark and for those with professional cameras the lighting was getting BAD Quickly.

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« Reply #51 on: December 30, 2009, 01:12:59 AM »
Take a 10mm lens, add in some great sky, and...









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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2009, 09:11:36 AM »
Take a 10mm lens, add in some great sky, and...

Great set. I like the lens ;D

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« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2009, 12:33:27 AM »
Nice!   Got your cell phone shot yesterday.
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2010, 11:55:20 AM »
The Midway Museum is in the headlines again, see the link. The link I got from my monthly E-mail being a midway volunteer.

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the current issue of Chief Engineer Magazine features the Midway! http://www.chiefengineer.org/content/content_display.cfm/seqnumber_content/4228.htm

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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2010, 08:36:19 PM »
I went to the USS Midways Aircraft Restoration Hanger to volunteer some time, shot some pics of thes Piasecki PV-18 HUP-2 Retriever Helo under going restoration at the North Island Hanger. The Rotor Blades have aluminum leading edges the rest is Spruce wood.
The Midway Museum is scheduling a mid February unload for this helo. The museum is going to use the Piasecki as part of the museums Tribute to 100 Years of Naval Aviation. The Tribute will be in February 2011.
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2010, 05:20:49 PM »
For Aero Engineer: The Midway Museum Is in work Restoring the F-4F Wildcat.

Some pics of Midways F-4F Wildcat undergoing restoration at North Island
in the second pic, F-4F.04 the left wing is in a roll over stand. the primerd part facing toward the camera is all that is left of the original metal. the rest will be all new aluminum.

In the third pic F-4F.06A are copies of original manufacturers drawings of wing spars held together with cleckos. once the NEW spars are test fit the cleckos will be replaced with rivits. Those drawings are courtesy of The Smithsonian Instution. The drawings show each part in it full size with precise measurements.

The 4th pic F-4F.03 shows what is left that is still useable. About 75% of the left wing will be new aluminum.

THe 5th pic F-4F.02 shows drawings for skin panels for the left wing.

Lastly pic 1 F-4F.01 and pic 7 F-4F.07, the green primer is new skin panels and fuselage ribbing that the volunteers, cut, test fit, and assembled to make the main fuselage complete.
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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2010, 08:05:50 PM »
For Aero Engineer: The Midway Museum Is in work Restoring the F-4F Wildcat.

Some pics of Midways F-4F Wildcat undergoing restoration at North Island

Rander,
That is some pretty neat stuff.

Although today the holes may be drilled by computer, the assy laser located, they still are temporarily held into place by cleckos.

Some things never change.

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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2010, 10:13:15 AM »
I found this on my Midway Volunteers E-mail that I get:

8.Centennial

A yearlong celebration of 100 years of Naval Aviation, covering the scope of all Naval Aviation activities, including aircraft, people, ships, innovations and significant events. This nationally sponsored series of events is scheduled to kick off Jan 2011 and continue throughout the year.  A major airshow is planned for February 12. Midway will obviously share in the celebration. More details will be forthcoming. In the meantime… I have decals, let me know if you want one. Or  visit:

http://www.public.navy.mil/airfor/centennial/Pages/welcome.aspx

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Re: USS Midway Museum
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2010, 10:08:53 PM »
The Midway Museums F-4F Wildcat is moving along slowl.

pic F-4F.07

 On 12/14/2010 foy the first time since 1940 this fuselage is supported by it's Main Landing Gear!

Pics F-4f.08, .09, .10
photos of the new wing spars built by the volunteer artisansbeing test fit in the wing assembly.
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