Day By Day

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  • Little-Acorn

    She comments that AF1 seems to be rolling over, as she rolls onto her back on the bed, right? And Lo and behold, it goes upright again, just as she roll back onto her belly?

    Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

    • nonncom

      In the second frame, Chris posed one of my favorites…..a woman who would have a great view of her breasts from behind….

      • GRUNT GI

        And let’s not forget the joy of yoga pants.
        Damn, I’m sure that Sam rocks those as well…

  • Epador

    Thank God for Western TIme Zones. A great laugh on Saturday night!

  • Pamela

    The Pilot must be an old Navy Carrier pilot to roll AF 1!

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      I went to the site……they’re sold out, already.
      GO WEST POINT, POUND ANNAPOLIS.

    • Too Tall

      According to the liberal slime at Slate, it was a “Majestic Penis,” or so I read in a Christian Science Reading Room while on liberty.

  • JTC

    Virtual 500-pounder on that booth.

    Another one on ABC’s.

    Then the victory roll.

    Roll us another one DT!

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      Virtual, nothing!
      Even better would be the segment from FireSign Theater, about burying rebels beneath several tons of hardbound copies of A Naked Lunch. (more of my misspent youth)
      “Do the bomb bay door thing”
      “Groovy”
      “BOOKS, AWAY”

    • JTC

      Ah but virtual lets them die a thousand deaths as they and we witness one victory roll after another…they so painfully and we so joyfully.

  • JIMV

    Still not news says it all

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Couldn’t help it, flashbacks of a misspent youth……
    “Roooooooooooooooool another one,
    Just like the other one………….”

  • SgtCpt

    Back in 1955 Boeing test pilot Alvin “Tex” Johnston barrel rolled the prototype of the 707. He did this twice in front of a huge crowd. Bill Allen, then president of Boeing damn near had a heart attack. He called Johnston on the carpet the next day. But Johnston keep his job and the stunt sold a lot of planes.

  • Fox2!

    A Boeing test pilot rolled a 707 back “in the day”. Not sure I’d want to try to roll a 747.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      I’m sure, as large as a 707 is, that it was a long, slow roll. Nothing short or snappy.

      • David

        It was the 707 prototype (known as the -80), and the pilot did it at the Boeing annual flyby event (not it’s first flight), without any prior approval. It was a long, slow roll with the aircraft always experiencing at least 1G in what is normally the ‘down’ direction.

        you can imagine the reaction of the execs as their newest prototype rolled over in front of the entire company and the media

        • pyrodice

          He had a hell of a zinger when they asked him about it, too. 😉

          • PaulS

            Selling airplanes sir!
            Barrel roll as opposed to a snap roll, which would not go well.
            I think the one everyone got to see was actually the second one done.

        • GWB

          Yeah, the suits were not happy. And it was drilled into us *never* to do *anything* that smacked of aerobatics in the kc-135. 🙂

          (But, I’ve come kinda close doing air-to-air missile defense experiments/training.)

        • John

          The co-pilot’s son works at my firm, BTW…

    • SgtCpt

      Actually a barrel roll is a low G maneuver. Normally an aircraft only pulls about one G while doing one. But its impressive! Especially in a large plane.

    • JTC

      Tell me there’s vid somewhere!

      Who’s the linky king here…Silvergreycat?

      Love to see that.

    • Old Codger

      I once watched a Vulcan heavy bomber do a victory roll below 200ft above the runway. Then they climbed to 10,000 ft, power dived to 500ft HAG and screamed by right at 500kts. Then they pulled vertical, aileron
      rolled 180 degrees and pushed the nose over in a perfect, textbook immelmann turn.

      Fox2, FYI AF1 these days is a 757. Saw it on the tube t’other day.

      • AF1 is one of a pair of 747-200s. Before that it was a 707. The new ones will be 747-8s. There is, however an AF2 that is a 757.

        • Fox2!

          AF1 is whatever Air Force aircraft the President is on. If they made a Bear out of him in an F-15E, that aircraft is Air Force 1 for the duration. Normally, he flies one of the two Special Mission configured 747s belonging to 89th SAM. There are a number of smaller aircraft, including the 757 he flew in this weekend, and an assortment of Gulfstreams. Each of them would be AF1 as long as the President was aboard. The S-3 Viking W few out to Abraham Lincoln when she came home from the Gulf was Navy-1 for the duration. Trump flew in the VC-32 to go into a smaller airport than the VC-25.

          757s don’t have the range to do the flights the 747 does.

          • NotYetInACamp

            Then there is that ready to be Marine 1 always hanging around in the appropriate places to pick up the President for the short hops. They don’t let President Tump fly in his “Trump One” anymore. Regulations, they say. Trump One will not become the Presidential transport.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    “Oh the humanity”
    Wait……what? He dares to reference the Hindenburg disaster?
    AF1 should have flown lower and blown out their eardrums.

  • *A*lways *B*een *C*rap, Nothing But Crap, Communist Bull Shit, Communist News Network. Press on from there.

    • Arkelk

      I like those definitions.

    • PaulS

      Clearly Not News
      All Bullshit Channel
      CBS – already perfect,
      “See BS”

  • Little-Acorn

    The 707 roll was a barrel roll, swooping up and around like it was following the curve inside a barrel. You actually feel positive G’s all the way around. You can do a barrel roll without fastening your seat belt, when properly done.

    The exciting part was that the pilot (Boeing’s foremost test pilot at the time) did it during the first test flight of the first 707 prototype. He passed over Boeing’s facility at Seattle-Tacoma airport, heading west out to sea, and did the roll.

    The company president called him in to the office as soon as he landed, and gave him a huge dressing-down, pointing out that most of the company’s assets were tied up in that plane and its development, and if things had gone wrong and a crash occurred, the Boeing company would have been wiped out and ceased to exist.

    Then he relaxed and said, “But I sure wish I’d been in there with you, it was great.”

    • S'aaruuk

      The test pilots name was Alvin Melvin ‘Tex’ Johnston and there’s a famous picture of #3 engine showing it apparently sitting on TOP of the wing. It was snapped just as the plane reached fully inverted.

      Hauled in front of then Boeing president Bill Allen he was asked, “What do you think you were doing?”

      Johnston’s answer: “I was selling airplanes.” 😀 😀

      Here’s the only video of this famous maneuver.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaA7kPfC5Hk

      Damn right I’d LOVE to see AF-1 do that. The brass and the libs would absolutely shit their pants…….I’d love it.

    • It was not over SeaTac, which is not Boeing’s facility (That’s Boeing Field, at the south end of Seattle). It was over Lake Washington, at the annual “Seafair” event. Which is to the east of Boeing Field.

  • WayneM

    Anyone remember when the news media were honourable & honest? Me neither.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      Nope. I don’t remember that time either. Not even in the days of Uncle Walter, Huntley, and Brinkley, as we eventually learned.

      • John

        I was too young to know better at the time, but I learned.
        Oh did I learn!

  • Bill

    ROTFLMAO!!!!! Love the Victory Roll. Hope @realdonaldtrump is a reader and picks up on your idea.

    Still waiting for some downward dog.

  • cz93x62

    The last verified evidence of honorable and honest news media is found in hieroglyphic or cuneiform texts.

    • John

      Not even.
      For the despots of the time it was all propaganda all the time.

  • Arkelk

    The Washington Star (sniff, I miss it, and its earlier version the Evening Star) was known for being relatively neutral, at least in the late 1970s before it died.

    The problem for me isn’t so much that a source is biased, but that it pretends to be neutral and isn’t. Back when there were lots of newspapers, they had known biases, and they didn’t pretend to be otherwise. Having variety in the press is a good thing, and it helps people to actually know whats going on.

    • John

      The closest thing we can get to unbiased news is to go straight to Associated Press and sift it out for ourselves.
      But that takes a lot of time and effort that we mortals cannot afford, unless of course it is a job.

  • JTC

    I’m biased and honest about it.

    Gets me in trouble sometimes.

    So be it.

    • PaulS

      I’m honest, and biased about it.

      Same issues about getting in trouble.

      Sometimes the BS just has to fly though. Purely for entertainment purposes. 🙂

      • JTC

        Of course…bias and honesty are best enjoyed in mixed company.

        Like the blurb at the old blog says…”Ever the contrarian”.

        Anything else is just a circle-jerk or diddle.

  • Pamela

    AF! needs some totally righteous Nose or Tail art. Maybe both.
    How about Hula Girl with an AR…

    • John

      I like the nose art I saw on a B52 model.
      It showed a pizza and the words “We Deliver, try our mushrooms.”

  • cb

    Stolen from the net:

    “…In a stunning twist, the Trump White House revealed to CNN that the calls were approved by the Obama administration…”
    “Perfect timing is EVERYTHING.”
    —General Trump Tzu,
    The Deep State Wars, 2017

  • armedandsafe

    I’ve always that CNN needs a lesson in punctuation. It should be C,NN. (Crap, Not News)

  • Delilah T.

    Well, you see, it’s difficult to let go of your fantasies when your mental level is somewhere between a 3 year old having tempter tantrums and a 12 year old who still thinks Santa Claus is real. All they have to do is go on making fools of themselves in public. How hard is that? Or should I say ‘how cools is that’ instead? It’s the ‘squuuush’ sound when they implode… memorable.

  • gruundehn

    “Unless you honestly look at both sides of an issue, you don’t have an opinion, you are a parrot.” Carl M. Cole (My Father) to me in October 1964. Think about what was going on then; it might help that I was being taught by the San Diego Public School System that I was an LBJ Democrat at the time.

  • NotYetInACamp

    The Main Stream (bought) News is not biased like the Mar’s Attacks Martians are not biased when the have the recordings saying that I am your friend, followed by a killing blast from their Martian Blasters. Similar difference.

    And just think how much fun President Trump will be having being on board for the victory barrel rolls (Many future ones coming). They could sell seats towards reducing the government deficit.

  • Delilah T.

    Don’t these media dopes understand than in a “socialist” government, they have to parrot what Da Gubbmint says, or they disappear? (I used ‘socialist’ loosely. My reference was Joe Stalin. Also Mao Tse-tung. Also Uncle Ho. Also Pol Pot. Also that Fat Basterd In NoKoLand.)