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56-0185

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An RF-101C Voodoo (56-0185) is displayed with obvious respect and care. The grass is cut and watered, and it is obviously rinsed off regularly because it shows very little "evidence" of being a bird "resting" object.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
It is also obvious that when the display area was being prepared, some thought was given to making it rather unique. The ground upon which this Voodoo is displayed was built up to be a little hill which enabled the Voodoo to be canted as tho in flight despite the fact that it was going to be on the ground instead of on sticks.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Not only are you an indescribably lousy photographer and a photo thief, but you're intensely pathetic too. How very sad it must be to be you sitting there struggling to find some reason for your existence and knowing that very few here respect you (their comments prove that) ... and almost no one views your daily junk (the view count proves that). But if awarding your little one-star votes makes you feel as tho your existence has some value to society, be my guest. After all, it's the only thing you have to help you get thru your day, isn't it? (It sure isn't your photographic ability.) BTW ... I've never voted on your garbage for two reasons: first, to vote on it would mean that I'd actually have to look at it which I simply cannot force myself to do; and second, one star is too high a rating for it. And I won't thank you for your service because you probably were as cowardly then as you are being now. Or have I judged you wrong? Let's see if you have enough courage to reply, "Vet". But you can't do that, can you? Because then all the folks who contribute their fine pics would know it is you. And you can't just suddenly stop giving everyone those one-star votes, either. Because a bunch of us are watching you every day, and if you suddenly stop, you give yourself away. So you are stuck, Chickenman. << That's our nickname for you. lol It's like a military aviator's nickname. It goes between your first name and your last name. Say it to yourself. lolol
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I see it's been changed again. ** Five minutes after I posted this earlier today, it (finally) appeared in the gallery. It already had a "5" vote and was already appearing as a Staff Pic. So we knew who had given the "5," -- someone at FA. Three minutes later it had two votes and was scored at 3. Five plus one is 6; half of six is 3.
We've been watching the gallery posts closely for many days. Just as an example, Colin posted several ultra-superb pics. Within four minutes of appearing in the Gallery, two had received votes of 1 star apiece. Really? Colin's pics? One star?? Colin could not possibly shoot a one-star pic even if he pressed the shutter with his kneecap. When his camera shutter clicks, it's 6 stars automatically. And that's just one example. It happened to posts of several of the finest photogs this site has. And in each instance over the week, a certain contributor was logged in and posting at the time all the one-star votes were awarded.
So we decided to see. Yesterday, I had posted two. Within five minutes, one of those two had received two votes: a 5 and a 1. The other had received two votes: a 5 and a 4. So the average on that one was 4.5. We guessed that if we called out a certain contributor, the average on that 4.5 pic would drop within ten minutes. I made the entry above. Sure enough, within the ten minutes, The average of that 4.5 pic from yesterday plunged, but the vote count did not change. That means an existing vote had been changed. Another of my pics had held a rating of 5 (with 3 votes) for many days. Within those same ten minutes, one new vote was added: a 1.
The other contributor then disappeared from this site.
Now, I just noticed that this picture, which had a 3 rating after two votes, now suddenly has a 5 rating after two votes. So someone changed their 1 star vote to a five star vote just a short time ago.
I don't really care what number of "stars" are given to my photos. If folks like them, great. If not, hey, that's their choice. Don't give then any stars. Don't even bother looking at mine. I like them or I wouldn't share them. But we (myself and others) are also interested in encouraging others to either begin sharing here -- or to keep sharing here. And so when we began suspecting that one contributor was busy trying to diminish the work of others (including brand new contributors), we decided to "stake out' the gallery.
Knock it off, CMan. None of the good contributors to this site hammer down your posts. They just ignore yours. I've never given two seconds of my time to your pics ever since another contributor proved that you post pics that aren't yours. If that is your level, I handle it easily by ignoring you. Get your jollies posting swiped pics and reading the kudos from those who sincerely believe they are complimenting you as the real photographer. They truly are impressed which is why they are taking a moment to compliment you. Collect your false kudos to feed your low self image. STOP knocking the work of the newbies. You were a newbie once but you haven't learned anything in years. That's your laziness. Others are trying. Live in your own phoney world, CMan.
Signed ... Gary C. "Olde Carl' Schenauer (aka: RNOOldeCarl)
cliff731
*F*I*V*E* FA Stars, Gary!!! :-)

The 153d Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the 186th Tactical Reconnaissance Group (MS ANG based at Key Field, Meridian, MS) operated these outstanding McDonnell built Voodoo recee birds from circa 1970-1979.

Gary... the RF-101C Voodoo in your photo, USAF s/n 56-0185, also served with the 153d TRS (Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron) at Key Field. Prior service was with the USAF 15th TRS and the USAF 29th TRS (363rd TRW).

Another of the 153d TRS unit’s Voodoo birds, USAF s/n 56-0166, now resides at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. It was flown directly from Key Field ANG base to Wright-Patterson AFB on 27 October 1978.

This a/c, USAF s/n 56-0166, has the distinction of not only serving in Vietnam with the 45th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, but also being one of the famed record setting USAF "Operation Sun Run" RF-101C aircraft (designated as aircraft #4) when with the 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in 1957.

Later, it was the same McDonnell RF-101C aircraft of the USAF’s 363rd TRW that provided valuable aerial reconnaissance missions over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.

During following years, attrition and loss rates forced the ultimate withdrawal of this type from operational service during the Vietnam War conflict. It carried no armament... speed was its only defense. McDonnell’s RF-4C Phantom II superseded it in USAF service.

Related to aerial refueling and the ultimate mission success of the Air Force’s “Operation Sun Run”… aviation pioneer brothers Fred and Al Key… for whom Key Field was thus deservedly named… with a most notable mention of A. D. Hunter…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flying_Keys
Tom Vance
dang what did I miss??? 5x3 paragraphs.*****x*****x*****__!! :)
Tom Vance
Gman___Back in the BFI days__ I'd see F-101s very frequently at BFI late 1950s - early 1960s before we moved away. At 8-10 years old, they'd scare me because the HotDog under the canopy would throttle up and stand on the brakes...it was so loud it was ear splitting, then they'd unleash the brakes, and scream south and many times a low level flyby would be next......and adios! The F-86s that would land and take off at BFI were real Hot-doggers..late 50s to early 60s. I never saw one in this color, but plenty of bare metals birds back then. Neat jet here!
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