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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:12 PM

Singer John Denver's Dad flew one of these




B-58 Hustler.

Notoriously dangerous to fly, only hand picked pilots got to touch her.

Carried 5 nukes at mach 2.

Was on public television special on Johns life.

Simply amazing.



Johns Dad in center.






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Reply Singer John Denver's Dad flew one of these (Original post)
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 OP
Aldar Mar 2017 #1
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #2
Aldar Mar 2017 #4
Banshee 3 Actual Mar 2017 #3
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #7
Fireant16 Mar 2017 #5
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #6
Deplorable Mar 2017 #8
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #9
oldenuff35 Mar 2017 #10
Currentsitguy Mar 2017 #11
oldenuff35 Mar 2017 #12

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:16 PM

1. You know he was a dick and treated his son like shit

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Response to Aldar (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:26 PM

2. Till John ran away from home to L.A., supposedly

Then he tried to make up for it.

Funny thing you mention that.

I attended a memorial Mass today for a former Air Force officer and fire captain in a major city.

He was badly burned trying to save some brothers who died in the fire.

He became addicted to the pain meds, and struggled with it for years.

He put his family through hell.

I got to know him clean and sober for 3 months. A funny guy, a born leader.

His college age daughter went to check on him and found his body 3 days after he died.

She was at the service crying her eyes out.

Unconditional love is a real thing.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:50 PM

4. He spent his entire life trying to live up to his

fathers expectations but nothing he did could please him. There is speculation that the plane crash that killed him was a suicide. If so, lay it at the feet of his father.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:34 PM

3. Guess who was an IP on the Hustler?

James Stewart

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:05 AM

7. James Stewart

Pure class and a man of many highly polished talents.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:04 PM

5. So good to hear that song and those two wonderful talents again.

Thank you.

It was also nice to hear Cass simply calling on all to vote without
any political speech embedded in her appeal. Entertainers today
could learn a thing or two from her.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:04 AM

6. Same here

Thanks!

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:07 AM

8. He was a better pilot than his son I guess.

Or else he laid off the booze prior to getting in he cockpit.

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Response to Deplorable (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:48 PM

9. Bullshit

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:53 AM

10. A big part of a pilots job is not running out of fuel.

I have been flying since 1970, and I was taught to always leave a fuel significant buffer. it is beyond belief how many planes fall out of the sky because they run our of gas... It is stupid, but it still happens.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:00 PM

11. Piss poor design

The fuel selector switch and gauge were located over his shoulder and was impossible to read or see while in flight. In addition if you actually tried to switch from one tank to another the over the shoulder reach seriously risked bumping the stick and destabilizing flight. His accident actually resulted in a new regulation stating all controls and gauges needed to be in plain view.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:27 PM

12. Most ultralites are that way.

Just the nature of the beast that pilots have to deal with.

Safety is always the pilots primary responsibility!!!!

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