What an Amazing weekend

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What an Amazing weekend!!

So on friday, I flew out to NASA Langley to do some work, and it so happend there was an AIR SHOW that day! So as I was walking inside the building I got to see an F-22 doing an airshow literally RIGHT OVER the building I was in!!

WE flew there in this:

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Right over the chesapeake

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and saw some big boats!

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We also got warned by ATC that a pair of F-16's was off to our right. And they promply zooomed by us and were gone!

We then landed at Newport airport, VA next to some lovely private jets

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I then got to see a very cool simulator that I'll be doing some work on.

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As we were leaving the airport, this was parked off to the side!

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bye bye Newport!

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us flying home (I'm taking the picture, not in the front seats).

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That was just friday!

Video is on my facebook, so you can't view it here (sorry).
 
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Fail.

No pictures. :cry:
 
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Fixed. Part two (Today on its way!)
 
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Part II, saturday!

So then we decided to drive all the way down to Price Farm, Maryland to watch Steve Eves launch his 1/10 scale SATURN V rocket! It was AMAZINGGG!!

Its 40 feet tall, weighs 1600 lbs, has 8,000 lbs of thrust, and goes 400MPH! This was the first flight ever, and broke a world record for its size! When we pulled in to park, we were warned that by entering we accept any damages or possible injury that could happen due to the launch! Boy was that ever true! It launched and went RIGHT OVER our heads. Then the chutes opened (thank god) or I would have a BIG lawn dart right into my car. (It was dead over us)

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3..2.........1........GOOO!!
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MUST SEE VIDEO

bj4lj6YSwzg[/youtube] This video is shot by me, and its not so zoomed in so you can see the altitude better! Plus, when it landed it landed STANDING UP!!!! [url]g8G3tRkUZg4[/youtube] Not my video but awesome shot! [url]U_bIanFc_yI[/youtube] That sound is like heaven!!! [url]gMXOPgCVF1g[/youtube] "It's literally right over my head" YES IT WAS!!!
 
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That rocket took off like a patriot missile, amazing.
 
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Part III (Saturday still)

So we constantly have aircraft and helicopters (this one) fly over campus every single day at low altitude due to andrews airforce base! Well, it was Maryland Day and they land on campus and let people see their helicopter! It was nice to see this after painting our own last weekend!

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Video of them leaving!
NVWpORmW7dc[/youtube] Notice that despite being an upgraded version, almost everything in this one is exactly the same as the one we painted last weekend! Cockpit is nearly unchanged! [PLAIN]http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs029.snc1/3185_749312544548_5736845_43421054_4342932_n.jpg[/PLAIN] [Broken] Our paint scheme is much cooler... [PLAIN]http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs029.snc1/3185_749312609418_5736845_43421066_198199_n.jpg[/PLAIN] [Broken] [PLAIN]http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs029.snc1/3185_749312614408_5736845_43421067_2953278_n.jpg[/PLAIN] [Broken]
 
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We also got warned by ATC that a pair of F-16's was off to our right.
Oh, so it was you who got too close to the White House! (I think that was Friday, wasn't it?) :biggrin:
 
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Why didn't that rocket rendezvous with a 1/10th scale space station?
 
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I'd love to spend a weekend like that! Everything looked really great, ummm now I'm jealous.
 
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This appears to be the "Who wishes they were Cyrus?" thread.

On Saturday, my kids and I made "egg-drop" contraptions that were tossed out the top window of our local library.

I think that was just about as exciting as Cyrus' day, don't you? (Oh, 3 out of 4 eggs didn't break! Woooo hoooo!) Video will be posted soon!
 
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I'm having a REALLY exciting weekend.Yesterday I had Kippers for breakfast and today I am going to do something or other.
 
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This appears to be the "Who wishes they were Cyrus?" thread.

On Saturday, my kids and I made "egg-drop" contraptions that were tossed out the top window of our local library.

I think that was just about as exciting as Cyrus' day, don't you? (Oh, 3 out of 4 eggs didn't break! Woooo hoooo!) Video will be posted soon!
I think it would have been more fun if the eggs did break. :biggrin: Admit it, the kids would have loved a few good SPLATS!
 

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