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What is a Tough Old Bird ?

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
What is a Tough Old Bird ?
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:35 AM

This is an interesting question ;

 Does it mean the Turkey or Chicken is inedible ? Naw . It pertains to Old Men who stand on principle , Women too .

 It describes the " Old Guard " which is slowly passing into history . Those who served their country , raised a law abiding , religious ( to a point , for some ) family and gave all for their world .

 Giving all isn't just patriotism . It's doing for your community . I still believe in that old saw ." It takes a community to raise a child ." The school aged members of my neighborhood know if something isn't right , go to " DOC's House .He'll call our parents!  That's the way it was for me .

See an accident ,? Help where you can , my neighbors did when I couldn't get out of my T-Boned van last year  .We do here in New Braunfels .

    Someone is hurt for whatever reason . Help out where you can . If you can only walk a dog , answer a door or even just be a shoulder to cry on .  "Tough Old Bird "? Naw - Just well seasoned !     Tanker - Builder       P.S. It's also an old plane , broken many times , but still flying .

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Posted by ddp59 on Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:36 PM

a tough old bird is a dc-3 that is still flying.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:25 PM

The late First Lady. You know it's key when her children describe her as "the enforcer", implying that their dad (Naval Aviator, CIA Director, Vice President and President) is a softy.

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 20, 2018 8:52 AM

I'd say P-47s and Hawker Typhoons qualify, considering the pictures I've seen of them making forced landings and going through buildings, or brick or stone walls, with pilots walking away.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 8:13 AM

" G " 

 I have to side with you . Sorry Don , I was referring to living beings .

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 8:51 AM

I know some fighter pilots who swore certain of their birds were alive :-)

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 03, 2018 7:18 AM

Yeah , Don !

I have experienced that with My J-3 . That plane always seemed ready , willing and able to hop right into the sky . Even if there was a wind coming down the hangar aprons . She wanted UP !

 I believe that what was used in battle did indeed seem imbued with a life . Possibly from those who built them and wanted to stop this war ?

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 03, 2018 9:05 AM

With me it was the Grumman Yankee, after flying clunky (but easy to fly) stuff from Cessna.  Even the T-37 didn't respond like that little Yankee.  Never got a chance to fly a real fighter- the Tweety was the closest thing, before I washed out.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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