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Quiet Survivalist goes to DM AFB

I recently returned for Davis Monthan Air force base in Tucson Az. I was invited by some long time friends and I finally came up for air long enough to drive up and have a tour of the training facility.

This is where the A-10 is trained up. The pilots go to a separate facility, the people who keep them running and flying are trained here.

And it is a seriously cool operation.

First off the A-10

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It is a very functional aircraft, and I’m not going to go into much for the review of the aircraft because they wouldn’t let me take it for a test drive.

Can you believe that?

But the boys at the training squadron gave me a good look at everything, and they let me take pictures out the hangar door to the active flight line.

Which was pretty cool.

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They also let me crawl up into the cockpit, which I managed to do without falling and letting the Army side down.


IMG_0505.jpg?resize=300%2C200Adult supervision , always a good idea when an EOD tech (me) is aroundIMG_0503.jpg?resize=300%2C200Obligatory top gun thumbs up picIMG_1359.jpg?resize=300%2C225view of the cockpit inside

I’m 5’10, 200 lbs ish. This cockpit is not a spacious and comfortable place.

And there will be no ” feel free to move about the cabin” either.

And these guys spent 24+ hours in these shuttling them to the Gulf.

My back started to ache after 15 minutes. Gotta hand it to the kids flying these.



I even got a really cool coin to add to my collection


It was a good day getting to see this airplane from the view of the Ordnance guys who train and load it

Quiet Survivalist goes to DM AFB



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