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Air and Sea

Post by Mark1 » August 1st 2023, 7:51am

I spent last weekend in Tri-Cities attending the Columbia Cup with my pal Codguy. Boats on the water and planes in the sky-what else do you need?
We talked to some of the crew of this boat, a 2.5L class hydro returning to the pit via crane.
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Here it is in action later.
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Here's the vintage class, with the Miss Bardahl overtaking the Notre Dame and the Miss Wahoo. The vintage class is really more of an exhibition as no one wants to wreck a 60 year or older boat.
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Two boats in the Grand Prix class.
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The Graham Trucking Unlimited Hydro with more air underneath than the driver likes. It doesn't take much more to turn this boat into a really poorly flying airplane.
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The Beacon Electric and Beacon Plumbing unlimiteds pass the Home Street Bank. The Beacon Plumbing went on to win the Columbia Cup.
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The Goodman Realty boat, trying to remain a boat.
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This is Codguys favorite. The Griggs Hardware is the only unlimited still running a V12 Rolls Royce/Merlin type engine like they used to. The other unlimiteds all run turbine engines designed for helicopters.
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In between hydroplane heat races, they have a small airshow. The headliner is the F35B Lightning.
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The F35 did something I'd never seen before in an airshow. Since its the Thunder over the River airshow, he pickled a few flares. Flares are used in the real world to try and fool a heat seeking missile.
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Of course the Valhalla was there demonstrating how far fighter aircraft have advanced in 80 years.
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Re: Air and Sea

Post by codguy » August 1st 2023, 11:08am

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Great pics as usual Mark


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For the record, this ^ pic was not posted upside-down, the aircraft was launching flares while flying inverted.

Had an enjoyable four days visiting with my good friend M1 and taking in the sights, smells & sounds of aircraft/boats during this year's Columbia Cup in Eastern Washington.
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Re: Air and Sea

Post by smellody » August 1st 2023, 11:30am

codguy wrote:
August 1st 2023, 11:08am
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Great pics as usual Mark


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For the record, this ^ pic was not posted upside-down, the aircraft was launching flares while flying inverted.

Had an enjoyable four days visiting with my good friend M1 and taking in the sights, smells & sounds of aircraft/boats during this year's Columbia Cup in Eastern Washington.
awesome picture!!
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