Saturday, August 21, 2010

Go inside the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing at the Portland Air Base!

Well folks, I thought i'd submit a rare televised look into my 'other' part time F-15 Aircraft Mechanic for the Oregon Air National Guard here in Portland, Oregon.  This was a local news spot for our Oregonian paper and website.

It looks like the press stole a quick shot of me while I was working under the jet. Somebody told me they thought they saw me in the newspaper, after the story about our scrambled F-15's rushing w/full afterburners to Seattle to find out what that float plane was doing in restricted air-space during Obama's visit on Tuesday. THAT story [HERE] made national headlines, of course, but sadly... my aircraft repairing skills were probably viewed by....the editors at the Oregonian (and my mom!)!  ha ha

For the link to the OregonLive article that's worth a quick read click HERE.

For those of you fellow PC gamers, if you're jonesing for a sweet new update of an awesome Flight Sim with plenty of military Jets to curb your need for speed, check out the recently released Lock On Platinum. I highly recommend it, as it's brought to you by the same people who created the amazing DCS: BlackShark KA-50 helicopter simulator, with a equally comprehensive A-10 simulation in the works as we speak. Ooooh baby, I can't wait to fire off those virtual rounds in that jets horrendous AN/GAU-8a 30mm Avenger seven-barrel gatling gun!

Check me out ma, i'm famous!  (I'm at the 1:57sec mark in the video, bottom left dude under the plane)
'Inside the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing'

…I'm still waiting for my agent to call with those movie offers.…still nothin'?!?!?


Slayer said...

Well, be patient, friend, the good actors are always in shadows waiting for their big oportunity!!
By the way, i saw the video, but in the 1:56 mark there´s only the backpart of a plane, nothing more. where are you?

mobias said...

Heh- sorry dude- i fixed it- it was actually 1:57..once second later, i'm the dude under the plane's left Stabilator [we call em' stabs for short]. :)
..I know..blink and you would miss me! lol.