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Grumman Museum Here On Long Island

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    me too. maybe not as authentic as yours though. I have one for every aircraft Grumman built on a windbreaker jacket. Also have some promo pictures they used to give out.

    I am sure you know the ejection seats are capable of ejecting the pilot high enough to safely parachute down while sitting on the runway.
    did you know The Lords Prayer is inside the face shield of the ejection seat??

    wow this is fun memorys

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    Didn't know about the Lords Prayer, but I could still safety the ejection seat to this day. It was pounded into our skulls.
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    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    we even had a chicken gun to test the canopys, talk about an uproar when the local animal rights got hold of that
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    Now that there would be down right "quality entertainment".;lol
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    don't want one of them going of accidentally.....oops
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Trust me - it would be the last thing that goes through your mind.
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    they were trying to convert us to using frozen chickens..........instead of killing them onsite
    they did enough damage without being frozen
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    IP, the Calverton site is where the museum is. East end of Route 25, past the main entrance.
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    [quote="ironpony, post: 1344541, member: 13457" A6's C2A's EA6B's still in service, they were started in the 60's. Grumman built the best planes ever to grace a carrier Period.[/quote]

    A6 has been retired for quite some time now, EA6B's ( electric A6's) on their way out now being replaced by the EA18 Growler ( electric F/A 18's) E2C's still in service and I believe the C2A's are retired as well, not sure what acts as the COD now, I know the S-3 was doing it for awhile as will as tanking, F/A 18's doing the tanking now. Times have sure changed in carrier aviation
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    Thanks for the update I have been out of the loop since 1990, wow that was a long time ago, things have changed

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