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Apr 22, 2024 - 4:54:34 PM
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Anybody know where I can get one? Saw one in DC yesterday and it would cut down on my commute time to Nebraska!smiley

Apr 22, 2024 - 5:03:43 PM

Owen

Canada

15024 posts since 6/5/2011

I assume the US has something similar to Canada's agency for the disposal of crown assets: https://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?snc=wfsav&vndsld=0   

Line #2 of ^^ link is for "Aircraft, airframe components, parts and instruments," but not a single item is listed ... let alone a f-a-s-t plane.  I've occasionally seen complete operating helicopters listed.... but never submitted a bid.  "Sorry"* ... yer on yer own.

* = fwiw, that's a Canadian "Sorry."  wink

Apr 23, 2024 - 9:57:23 AM

15016 posts since 1/15/2005

Well, if I can't get a SR-71, I guess I'll have to settle for one of those surplus jeeps for $500.

Apr 23, 2024 - 12:24:15 PM

783 posts since 11/9/2021

Yah, those went the way of the $5 pizza. Usta see those adds "Gov't Surplus!" Get you a motorcycle covered in cosmoline.

Apr 23, 2024 - 12:36:33 PM

Buddur

USA

3908 posts since 10/23/2004

Geez, what's the guys name? He was traded for the release of Brittney Griner? A Russian arms dealer?

I'm sure he could get you one.

Apr 23, 2024 - 12:49:19 PM

15016 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Buddur

Geez, what's the guys name? He was traded for the release of Brittney Griner? A Russian arms dealer?

I'm sure he could get you one.


Oh yeah ..... but at black market prices!

Apr 23, 2024 - 12:57:49 PM

Owen

Canada

15024 posts since 6/5/2011

From the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do department ... you only pass this way once AND you can justify anything. cheeky

'Way back [maybe '61?] I bought a '42 HD 45 that was Canadian military surplus from another guy in our area. I dunno if he got it "direct," or how many steps there might have been in between.  Paid the princely sum of $100 [and the guy let me pay it off at $20 X 5 months].   $20 because that was our monthly farmboy "allowance."  yes

Apr 23, 2024 - 1:56:33 PM

15016 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

From the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do department ... you only pass this way once AND you can justify anything. cheeky

'Way back [maybe '61?] I bought a '42 HD 45 that was Canadian military surplus from another guy in our area. I dunno if he got it "direct," or how many steps there might have been in between.  Paid the princely sum of $100 [and the guy let me pay it off at $20 X 5 months].   $20 because that was our monthly farmboy "allowance."  yes


Great Owen ...... might want to tell us what an HD 45 is!  Guessing  some sort of farm tractor or Harly Davidson motorcycle ...... military used both.

Apr 23, 2024 - 2:35:28 PM

Owen

Canada

15024 posts since 6/5/2011

... mucho like this one; same colour, but sans insignia, scabbard and bags.  

1942 WLA Model 1:12 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, 48% OFF

Apr 23, 2024 - 2:59:38 PM

1676 posts since 11/10/2022

Apr 23, 2024 - 11:39:52 PM

Paul R

Canada

16932 posts since 1/28/2010

When I was a kid it was time to trade up from my 24" wheel CCM. So Dad went out and came back with three large wheel CCMs - in crates, Army surplus. No idea where he got them. I rode one for some time and never, ever crashed - it was too far to the ground! It was something you'd have to "grow into". I decided to commute to my private high school, even though I might be made fun of for having such a crappy bicycle. To my surprise, this thing, painted liberally with olive drab paint (with a smear of red on the head tube), was deemed cool. "Did you paint that?"

I have no idea what the bicycles cost. They might be cool to own today.

Apr 24, 2024 - 9:16:51 AM
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15016 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

... mucho like this one; same colour, but sans insignia, scabbard and bags.  

1942 WLA Model 1:12 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, 48% OFF


Sweet ...... I'll go for one of those if I don't get a Blackbird or Jeep!

Apr 24, 2024 - 9:21:25 AM

15016 posts since 1/15/2005

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Originally posted by NotABanjoYoda

aerotrader.com/Jet/aircraft-fo...7C5976107

Get out your wallet


Thanks Yoda ....... think I'll go with the F-4 Phantom.

 

Below is some of my guys watching as we called in an F-4 bombing mission on some movement we spotted on a nearby mountain!


 

Apr 24, 2024 - 9:26:30 AM

Owen

Canada

15024 posts since 6/5/2011

... It seems like, "If I'd a known then what I do now" is a fairly common refrain for guys my age.

Along with ^^ and 4 or 5 cars that later became "classics" [or at least quite desirable] ... ah well, I can always console myself crying with "easy come easy go."

Apr 24, 2024 - 9:37:44 AM

RB3

USA

2005 posts since 4/12/2004

Buy a new one; you can afford it.

Apr 24, 2024 - 10:35:48 AM

1676 posts since 11/10/2022

Before you buy, let me negotiate my 10% commission with the seller BanjoLink !!!

Apr 24, 2024 - 12:36:37 PM
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rinemb

USA

16220 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink

Anybody know where I can get one? Saw one in DC yesterday and it would cut down on my commute time to Nebraska!smiley


So, are you working on a new course in Nebraska, or redesigning an existing course?  Let me guess.  Its sandy where you are commuting to?  Brad

Apr 24, 2024 - 3:38:39 PM

15016 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink

Anybody know where I can get one? Saw one in DC yesterday and it would cut down on my commute time to Nebraska!smiley


So, are you working on a new course in Nebraska, or redesigning an existing course?  Let me guess.  Its sandy where you are commuting to?  Brad


Re-designing a course I originally designed in 1996 .... between Omaha and Lincoln on the PLatte River.

Apr 24, 2024 - 3:42:38 PM

15016 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by NotABanjoYoda

Before you buy, let me negotiate my 10% commission with the seller BanjoLink !!!


Actually Yoda, if you have done any research in to plane ownership, the FOBs, or whomever maintains it could afford to give you the plane if you use their maintenance service.  Aircraft maintenance is plum crazy.

While at the Air & Space Museum in DC, I was fascinated at the quite small experimental airplanes that you could put together from a kit ...... about 1000 hours labor.  To buy and fly one of these planes does not require a pilot's license ...... or at least it used to be that way.

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