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    WWII PBY

    This is 1 of the pictures I took.

    It is one of only 21 still flying. It landed here in Oak Harbor in the harbor & taxied over & came up the WW2 Sea plane ramp at the old sea plane base. It has been 60 some years since this has happened.
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    Very cool, Bart. Ya don't get a lot of chances to see that kind of plane anymore.

    (I'm a plane buff, but I had to look up PBY.)
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    Thats really cool!
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    Cool! I love the old planes....saw a bunch of others at the Geneseo Antique Air Show a couple of years ago.

    Somebody help my aging memory...didn't there used to be a show that featured a guy flying around in his WWII era sea plane? Kind of a rogue free-lance private eye type guy...maybe 15-20 years ago? Or have I just misplaced my marbles again?!
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    That's a neat old plane... remember the PBY's from my navy days .. I was on a radar picket ship out of SF, on station off LA when the USS Hancock came through our station and picked us up as a plane guard while they did manuevers... they had two PBY's - probably more modern than yours - that collided between us and the carrier.... we lost both pilots that day. This was in '63 or '64 - not sure of exact dates.
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    Wow! What a treasure.
    The guys who restore and fly the WWII planes are doing us, U.S. and history a great favor.
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    I forgot to mention this one is used to fight forest fires & only takes seconds to scoop up 1000 gallons of water.
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    Bart,
    too cool.

    Scott, I remember seeing the PBY at Geneseo! I wonder if it made the trip down to Elmira when they relocated the museum?
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott spencer View Post
    Cool! I love the old planes....saw a bunch of others at the Geneseo Antique Air Show a couple of years ago.

    Somebody help my aging memory...didn't there used to be a show that featured a guy flying around in his WWII era sea plane? Kind of a rogue free-lance private eye type guy...maybe 15-20 years ago? Or have I just misplaced my marbles again?!
    Yeah, and his arch rival was some beautiful dark haired gal they tried to pass off as Asian, and her bodyguard/thug was a "Samurai" who if he drew his sword, it had to taste blood.....

    Only reason I watched show was because of the PBY!
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    Found it,

    "Tales of the Gold Monkey"


    And it was not a PBY, it was a Grumman Goose, and the main character is Cutter, so the plane was "Cutter's Goose"

    Here you go, the opening credits!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe_zbyn1hQE

    Geez, I'm a goof....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ImJmP0nW0
    Episode 1 part 1 of 9

    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 09-25-2009 at 03:11 PM.
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