Couple of neat planes at the airport today

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  1. Texas T

    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    On the way home from work I slid past Hooks Airport (Tomball TX) today and took a couple of shots. I used my PalmOne instead of my camera so the detail isn't real crisp but they came out decent.

    I saw two military jets tucked in the back corner of one of the hangers, French I think, but I didn't stop to ask permission to take some photos.
     
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    This looked pretty neat. A Jetcruzer. Turbine pusher prop.
     

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    Hm, the jet cruiser looks like the younger brother of the Beech starship (IIRC the name)

    D.E.
     
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    The first picture is the old Navy trainer T-28. That thing had a 1200 hp radial engine if I remember correctly. They had a model of the T-28 outside the O-club in Corpus Christi NAS and that thing was really tall and big compaired to the T-34C. I would have loved to fly one of those things though, looks like a fun plane.
     
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    1,425 h.p. Wright R1820 9-cylinder radial. One of my favorite sounds next to a UH-1. :)
     
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    Yeah, I guess I should have given some more details. There used to be an air combat company based here and I think this was one of their aircraft. They probably still do it, but I haven't seen them advertised in quite a while. They may have just changed to an aerobatics instruction format with the occassional combat flight once in a while.

    They used to do the air combat over Lake Conroe which is just a little ways up the road from Hooks. I never had the bucks to do it, but sure would have liked to try it.
     
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    The reserve unit I was in had one or two T-28's but I never got a ride.

    There's a couple here at Hicks field, near Fort Worth where I use to rent FW once in a while.
    I heard one or two were damaged a little while back.
    I think someone crashed into them.
     
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    A couple of familiar faces for M2...
     
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