Statkowski
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5:53 PM - Oct 08, 2018 #11

Yeah, but their Lockheed Constellations did one hell of a job making the entire house and everything in it shake.  The departure flight path from LaGuardia was right over Throgg's Neck.
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5:37 PM - Oct 10, 2018 #12

Well, they lasted till 1991. 
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nhhe52
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9:24 PM - Oct 10, 2018 #13

Back in the day, when I was a yute, youth, in the 1950’s, my dad would take me to the La Guardia observation deck to whatch the prop airliners. They were noisy.  It’s one of my fondest memories of a very different time.

Ed
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Statkowski
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10:14 PM - Oct 10, 2018 #14

I'm torn between what was the most fun to fly in, a DeHavilland CV-2 Caribou or a Fairchild C-123K Provider.  Actually, I'll go with the C-123K, equipped with two jet engines on the wing for added take-off thrust.  We went barreling down the runway at full blast, sitting on the floor with only a crossways cargo strap to hold us.  We climbed at a 45-degree angle until we reached about 5,000 feet, and they then turned the jet engines off (since they're no longer needed).  I had never experienced weightlessness before, but that experience beat any roller coaster ever built.  The props took us on to our destination.
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9:13 PM - Oct 13, 2018 #15

My AFSC (Air Force Speciality Code) was aircraft propeller systems and I worked on both those types of aircraft while stationed in Thailand in 1967-68.
The Air Force's designation for the CV-2 was C-7A. Gen.William Westmoreland's C-123K landed in Bangkok a couple of times but never had to worked on it. It was beautifully maintained & shined up.

John
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