Aviation buffs of all ages crowd into Peachtree City's Great Georgia Airshow

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Photos From The Great Georgia Air Show

Just a few photos from the air show that I shot. Hope ya enjoy!

http://www.kombatkamera.com/gallery/14142782_7cerU#1043472605_WMPWw

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Thanks for posting the photos!!!!!

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I was not at all happy with the piece that the PTC Air Show did just after 3:30 pm yesterday on the bombing of Pearl Harbor complete with air raid sirens and the runway pyrotechnics that simulated the Japanese Zero’s attacking. As this was going on, the guy on the PA system starts yelling into the loudspeaker that we are now experiencing that fateful day. Good God, I couldn't believe what I was watching!. . . Can you do any more to scare the living @!$# out of little kids at a family event that is SUPPOSED to be celebrating the history of aviation?

Based on the comments from other families that were departing on the busses just after the raid started, I’m not the only one that was absolutely appalled and disappointed by what I heard and saw. I don’t believe this was the time or place to give a history lesson on what was a very tragic day for our country. What I found really interesting was the little disclaimer they announced just before the whole thing started regarding, “This is not intended to glorify war, it’s simply to better understand how to protect our freedom”... .. or well-spun line of B.S. like that.

Go back to a fun, family atmosphere again that celebrates aviation PTC Air show . . . or we won’t be coming back!

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You don't the right to not be offended...

Your comments clearly show that you can't please all of the people all of the time.

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Are you sure they were glorifying war or recognizing an experience by those who served as a result of what took place that day? Sounds as if you bear a bit of resentment towards the military since a goodly portion of the aircraft involved in the show were military.

If the sirens, etc scared the @!$# out of your kids, I suggest you keep them inside for Halloween.

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Mike - I can assure you, the only resentment I have is using a family oriented event like an airshow to simulate the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I felt it was highly inappropriate.

We enjoyed the event all the way up until they started that garbage.

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Fair enough.

Too bad about the Braves' loss tonight, but it was a good season.

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MIKE & Bravesfan

The Braves were fortunate to have a winning streak in August, I think it was, and rise to first.

Facts are however are that the management spent the budget on pitching and not hitting also. One or two guys hitting 10-15 homers and others getting hits when not needed won't cut the mustard all year!

It is almost as if the 12 guys in the bull pen out of 25 total are the team to the Btaves! Too many 1or2 run games--very few blowouts.

The Yankees have proved over the years that by spending twice to thrice as much as most teams for salaries of players, they can, if not win, place second most of the time.

Frankly, I think there needs to be a cap of 75 million for all teams---this is not a factory making widgets or a brokerage on Wall Street---it is a game.

For the Braves to play a team with Jeeters, A-Rods, and 5-6 more superiors, is a farce over 3-4 games. Braves may win one.

Also, the loss of Chippers and Prados in late season should not doom a team. They are good hitters (one a clutch hitter --but not often any more, and the other just a hitter---usually not clutch!

Has beens that only pinch hit occassionally can't fill in on the field very well, usually----Lee was a defensive exception to this---Glaus not.
Lee hit one week well! Glaus hit two weeks once! LTA fielding!

Also, just 2-3 players make up half or more of the Braves salaries! Then we have a bunch of half-millions people.

Just the same, they did well and played hard for Bobby.
We shouldn't have empty stands a lot as we do! The Cubs don't!

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I agree with a lot of what you had stated CR. Lee and Glaus are gonners IMHO. They contribued little and never in clutch situations.

I don't want to downplay the injury losses to Jones, Prado, Jerjins and finally Wagner. Those are quality players who were to be counted on this season to make the clock tick so to speak. I do however agree that more offensive horsepower was an identifiable need (i.e. a big bat) well before the season even started and was only validated as the season progressed.

Count me in as one who really would have liked to see the Braves hang onto Mark Teixeira when we had the opportunity to make him the new face of the Braves franchise at 1st base. I also hated to see Kelly Johnson go.

I truly hope the Braves look outside the organization for a new skipper. I think new energy, a new mindset, and a newfound sense of purpose is very much needed.

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Why do you say something "New" is needed as manager, outside?

The problem is money and hitting! Cox won umpteen pennants and one WS!

I have never known what "mindset" "sense of purpose" etc., meant to a bunch of professionals anyway!

That comes from Time-Warner if it exists! Or is it a bunch of Newspapers who now own the Braves?

Goodness the Cubs might have needed something like that over the last 30 years!

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I stand firmly upon the old saying, “Familiarity breeds contempt”

While Cox has had a successful run, his laid back coaching style is what it is. I think the players look at him as more of the easy going grandfather figure than they do their coach who expects results from million dollar players. One can easily argue that given the great teams that he had in the 90’s and even into the 2000’s, why wasn’t there more trips to the World Series? Why isn’t there more hardware in the trophy case? They always seemed to be the bridesmaid, and never the bride. I’m not sold on his supporting coaching staff either. I may keep a couple of them, but I think a house cleaning is in order.

I think a new younger coach with a rock solid strategic baseball mind, a solid coaching staff, and some newfound intensity is what will take us into a new era of Braves baseball.

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No hardware, no brides, familiar contempt, laid back coaching (has the record for throw outs), Great teams in past? When?, A few stars only--mostly pitchers, and of course==house cleaning!

"A new younger coach with a rock solid strategic baseball mind, a solid coaching staff, and some newfound intensity is what will take us into a new era..."

Know what that sounds like?
Knute Rockney talking to Ronald Reagan's Team!!! Except most ball players don't know any of those words or use any of them.

Baseaaball beena vary gude tuhme!

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WAR

There have been at least five movies about Pearl Harbor.

TV documentaries cover it every month in one way or another.

Every air battle we ever WON is shown repeatedly!

I have seen a million bombs dropped on the German population and just two on two cities in Japan!

Omaha Beach is worn out with movies, and Iwo Jima. John Wayne Biggie.

I do agree though that even adults care little for such as you describe.

If we had been the winners of that battle, it would be OK, huh?

Kids see "everything" now---and hear much at home!

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Are you ill today "Braves Fan?" I am. But trying to blame a guy who won a few games for Atlanta with last at bats is not the problem.

I was always told that if you don't get enough points to win a game, no matter what the other guys has, then you lose!

The Dawgs are also bad about that saying, "if they hadn't got that last touchdown, we would have won!" No, if the dawgs or whoever had gotten one more touchdown they wouldn't have lost!

I'll take that 3rs baseman, 2nd baseman, outfielder, right now over two or three others on the roster!

If there is a blame it is Bobby taking the rookie pitcher out--works sometimes sometimes it doesn't! Bobby goes by the book.

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So Conrad is running over a rough patch on defense--he'll be ok because he's a real competitor and will rebound. And unless there's an unusual set of circumstances, ya ain't gonna get it done with just 4 hits! Part of that should go as credit to the San Fran pitcher(s).

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What a real thing of beauty and to hear that Rolls Merlin purr when at power is oh so sweet. Those turn and burn turbine engines will never sound like that.

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Cy and Spitfire Engine

You sure it was a Rolls Merlin and not a Rolls Griffon?

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Hey GYM!!!!!

Good to have you back!!!!

The bird looks like a Mk V which came of the line with a Merlin. But I could be wrong. They both sound oh so sweet.

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Cy & Engines

And there's 1,000 diff in HP, 2,035 for the Griffon and 1, 030 for the Merlin. Yeah, I made another 'fishless' trip to St Augustine. For the 3d time in 2 yrs, too damn much wind to do near-shore fishing. At least I stocked up on fresh shrimp and flounder fillets for the freezer--and at a cost consiserably lower than hiring a guide! But I DO love to 'stretch string!"

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Sorry about that. I knows what you mean. When I went to Destin last July and the waters off the beach had a very bad case of sea snot. I had only one day of open water.

Depending on the Merlin model, horsepower went from 1,000 with 80 octane fuel on the early models to over 1,800 for later ones with 100 octane fuel. The Packard Merlin on the Mustang was over 1,500 HP. Not bad for an engine that had 1650 cubic inches. Much better than the Allison.