Hello back home......

Post in here, if it doesn't relate to any other topic below. Not sure? Post it in here anyway.

Moderator: MISSL_BoD

Hello back home......

Postby PREDATOR » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:13 am

I try to stop by once in a while to take a look and see who is doing what. It's been a while, so I figured I would see what's up? So, what's up?!

So let's see who the race fans are here.............. Believe it or not, I took this picture earlier this year at the air port on our base. I seen it at the last minute, so it's not the greatest I could do on my phone.
Attachments
090 (Small).JPG
Click to enlarge.
Check your six!
User avatar
PREDATOR
High 8's
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Re: Hello back home......

Postby 94MSP9C1 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:13 pm

Connie Kalitta's transport plane!

Mike--Hamilton Chevy
94MSP9C1
Low 8's
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:02 pm
Location: St Clair Shores MI

Re: Hello back home......

Postby PREDATOR » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:00 pm

Bingo! When I seen it, for a brief second I thought, is there going to be a exhibition race? :shock: I asked around, no go. :( But for that brief second, "known racer", "run way", "exhibition for the military", it all added up.

For those of you who don't know, Conrad "Connie" Kalitta was a famous drag racer, team owner back in the day. HE also is a local to Michigan, I think Ypsi., or Ann Arbor to be exact. There is a movie about Shirley Muldowney called Heart Like A Wheel, along with a few others about her. She and Connie teamed up for while , doing match races and such, so he should be seen in those movies someplace I am sure.
Check your six!
User avatar
PREDATOR
High 8's
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Re: Hello back home......

Postby dlambert » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:26 pm

Kalitta Air is based out of Willow Run airport. Kalitta Motorsports is right here in Ypsi. Not sure where Conrad lives, but Shirley Muldowney lives in Ypsi.
HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you move the wall when you hit it.
User avatar
dlambert
MISSL BoD Member
 
Posts: 2629
Images: 110
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Ypsilanti

Re: Hello back home......

Postby PREDATOR » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:52 am

All that sounds about right. I thought it was kind of cool to see here in Afghanistan. I never would have put Kalitta and Afghanistan together. I am thinking maybe a private contract, TACOM or the like?
Check your six!
User avatar
PREDATOR
High 8's
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Re: Hello back home......

Postby chuckycaprice » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:23 am

Cool.
2012 ISSCA Nats MISK Winner.
2012 ISSCA Nats 2nd place car show
Woodward Dream Cruise Burnout King-2012
"Surgeon General never said anything about "Smoking Fords".
"Have you SSmoked a Ford lately?"
User avatar
chuckycaprice
Low 7's
 
Posts: 1744
Images: 25
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: Monroe

Re: Hello back home......

Postby 94MSP9C1 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:18 am

He has been doing Military transporting for years so I am not surprised to hear that one of his planes is over there.
94MSP9C1
Low 8's
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:02 pm
Location: St Clair Shores MI

Re: Hello back home......

Postby IMPALO » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:03 am

Hopefully you weren't involved in that bombing today at the airport. :?

Stay safe buddy 8)
User avatar
IMPALO
MISSL BoD Member
 
Posts: 2137
Images: 327
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:24 pm
Location: Detroit

Re: Hello back home......

Postby PREDATOR » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:45 pm

You know Dan, almost everytime you post, I want to say something back, just to pick on you. But, you always have something nice once in a while.
How are things back there? If all goes good, I should be back in about a month.


(Dan, I have a new toy :mrgreen: ;) )
Check your six!
User avatar
PREDATOR
High 8's
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Re: Hello back home......

Postby chuckycaprice » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:43 am

Glad to hear. Will you be able to meet in commerce?
2012 ISSCA Nats MISK Winner.
2012 ISSCA Nats 2nd place car show
Woodward Dream Cruise Burnout King-2012
"Surgeon General never said anything about "Smoking Fords".
"Have you SSmoked a Ford lately?"
User avatar
chuckycaprice
Low 7's
 
Posts: 1744
Images: 25
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 2:06 pm
Location: Monroe

Re: Hello back home......

Postby IMPALO » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:05 am

Finally back on a computer! WooHoo!

Your good I take it! Good to hear!
User avatar
IMPALO
MISSL BoD Member
 
Posts: 2137
Images: 327
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:24 pm
Location: Detroit

Re: Hello back home......

Postby PREDATOR » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:25 am

Yeah, I'm good. I will try to make it to ATL. I will be getting home sometime very near the date of the race. Lot's to do, I think my wife and son are coming down to see me home. I have to find a place to live and move in as well. I only have a month to do it and then get ready for block leave. I have to help the new armorer with his job because he is just doing so well at it. :roll: I gave him a arms room that passed every inspection 100%, not so much now private. When deploying and re-deploying, it's a major, major Charlie Foxtrot!
Check your six!
User avatar
PREDATOR
High 8's
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Re: Hello back home......

Postby dlambert » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:42 pm

If you have to sign off on it, don't trust anyone when it comes to the final counts.
HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you move the wall when you hit it.
User avatar
dlambert
MISSL BoD Member
 
Posts: 2629
Images: 110
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Ypsilanti

Re: Hello back home......

Postby PREDATOR » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:28 am

Trust me, my just is to bust his ass so things get done. I won't sign for anything.
Check your six!
User avatar
PREDATOR
High 8's
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:53 pm


Return to General "List" Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron