17,500 BSL

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Matthew, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Matthew

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    Realize, that the Hornet requires less space than the forward hangar deck of Lincoln.

    Three and a third miles below the surface.
     
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    The tractor looks like it could still run.

    Hornet-5.jpg
     
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    6F0D4517-0C06-4BEE-90EA-8EC3FD51597E.jpeg 931E7ACA-47D7-4B33-8966-71894EA38A94.jpeg I used to work for a WWII Navy Pilot. I was taking lessons and earned my private at the time, so we would talk about flying all the time. I was helping him clean out his attic and found this photo and remarked how cool it was. He said “take it, it’s yours. I finally got around to framing it and it hangs in my pool room.
     
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    My late father in law was the damage control officer on the Hornet when it was sunk. He had some pretty gruesome stories...
     
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    This is a fascinating find
     
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    Any day now, TIGHAR will claim they have proof Amelia's plane is on the hangar deck.....
     
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    This group has sure found a lot more stuff than TIGHAR!
     
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    So what do they plan on doing with it now that they’ve found it?
     
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    Restore the antique tractor, of course.
     
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    Make sure Ted doesn't see that photo... else we'd have yet another thinking about thread happen....
     
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    Wow. A little perspective just sank in about the picture I posted above. It was 42 years old when I found it in that attic.............and then I realized I’ve owned for 35 years since then.
     
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    Of course it will, it's an International Harvester. Probably wouldn't even have to drain the fuel tank.....
     
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    So has this guy.

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    OK, maybe I'm being less than charitable... sorry.
     
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    It’s amazing how well preserved things can be at that depth.
     
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    Salt can preserve meat, why not a tractor... Heck I think I'll move to Florida. Maybe that salty air will preserve my plane too :p
     
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    Someday, maybe, parts of MH370 might show up on an image like that. But in the case of the Hornet, these guys knew where to look.