Burt Lancaster teaching Ava Gardner some acrobatics during the shooting of “The Killers.”
You can just see his delight at being able to share his joy of physical activity, a natural-born athlete as he was; and she was obviously very yar, as they called it in ‘The Philadelphia Story,’ bless her soul, not every girl would be so hearty.
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Oggi la pattuglia acrobatica Italiana "Frecce tricolori" unico gruppo a volare in formazione di dicei aerei compie 60 anni ed io mi sono commosso a sentire il nostro inno nazionale, peccato il mio paese sia sempre abusato e violentato dalla peggior classe politica di tutti i tempi.
Today the Italian acrobatic patrol 'Frecce tricolori', the only group to fly in a formation of ten planes, is 60 years old, and I was moved to hear our national anthem, a pity that my country has always been abused and raped by the worst political class of all time.
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65 years ago... Bill Pogue & USAF Thunderbirds
The USAF Thunderbirds display team was created in May 1953, flying the Republic F-84G. Originally named the Stardusters, the name was quickly changed in Thunderbirds as the team flew its first aerobatic display in June 1953.
By 1956 the North American F-100C Super Sabre swept-wing jet made the Thunderbirds the world’s first supersonic demo team. By that time, the USAF provided the Thunderbirds pilots with a stainless steel & white Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust with turnable bezel.
This Rolex Datejust watch came in two "Thunderbirds" logo versions, with the logo at 9 and logo at 6 o'clock position as seen in the well-known 1958 advert showing the Thunderbirds F-100C Super Sabre jets diving in close diamond formation. Some pilots received an 18karat Gold version of the Thunderbirds logo Rolex Datejust pilot watch.
This photo shows the 1956-57 aerobatic team with at lower right 1st Lieutenant William Pogue as slot/solo display pilot. In 1966 William “Bill” Pogue was selected a NASA-astronaut.
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