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Funny, I was just trolling through, when I noticed the post of Willie in front of the P2V. My Dad flew P2V's, and I've only seen one in person. That was the one in the Fort Rucker museum, and he was the last one to fly that one. (I joked that he should be in the museum too LOL!) I found this on youtube, and was surprised to see that the guy doing the pre-flight inspection is my Dad! Thanks, Parrothead!
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Funny, I was just trolling through, when I noticed the post of Willie in front of the P2V. My Dad flew P2V's, and I've only seen one in person. That was the one in the Fort Rucker museum, and he was the last one to fly that one. (I joked that he should be in the museum too LOL!) I found this on youtube, and was surprised to see that the guy doing the pre-flight inspection is my Dad! Thanks, Parrothead!
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Cool. This one used to fly but it had a mechanical issue on the way back from Oceana quite a few years ago. Not sure if it got fixed. The problem is it is so expensive to operate no one can afford to fly it at their airshows so the museum does not keep it airworthy or insured.

Funny story, my father did reserve time at Willow Grove NAS and was running a fuel truck. He was told to fuel a P2V but not told how much. When he got to the plane the crewman did not know either so my father asked if he should "fill it". The crewman said yes, so my father called for another truck. He said it was the first time he ever saw a P2V with a negative dihedral in the wings. His uncle worked there during the week and called him on Monday saying they were still defueling it.
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Would Willie like to go to Bonneville?
Headed out on the 11th...

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I don't know where Willie is right now but can you please send him to me? Ya'll are going to be putting your bikes away for the winter where as I'll just be starting the second half of the riding season!!!
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Willie is heading to Kentucky right now for the tent event
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Willi came down to Ocean City MD for Delmarva Bike Week. He got a little out of hand last night and drank way too much!



To get rid of his hangover he hung out on our deck this morning



We'll have to see what he does today after he recovers ...
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Well, Willi didn't make it out to that many rides in Delmarva. He did go with Brad and I when we make a trip down to VA and paused to take a pic in a cemetary

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He would have had a blast at Bonneville.
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tell willie that he's going on a slow trip to argentina in a couple months...
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Cool. He is headed on a trip to Dallas in a few weeks and after that I can send him to you.
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