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Possible sighting of a Mall Ninja at Oshkosh!

EagleRJ

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For those who spent some time at Oshkosh last week, did you see the EAA Special Forces guy who was guarding Burt Rutan, Mike Melville, and SpaceShipOne?

Pasty white twentysomething kid, fat, black clothing head to toe, enough black web gear to support a patrol in Fallujah, and a gun!

I couldn't tell if the gun was real or not, but all his gear appeared to be brand new and poorly fitted, so maybe it wasn't. I wonder if his Rules of Engagement allowed use of deadly force against any overbearing autograph hounds? Definite signs of Mall Ninja activity... I'll post a link to a picture when I can.

(For those who don't know the story of the Mall Ninjas, do a search of this site or a search engine)
 

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Lol, no missed the ninja. Was sitting below the announcing stand on Saturday when spaceship 1 was flying, turned around to see Burt there on the mic. Funny part was he had no clue what his test pilot was doing so he kinda just made a commentary up. Anyone see the Saturday show? It blew big time!
 

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EagleRJ said:
For those who spent some time at Oshkosh last week, did you see the EAA Special Forces guy who was guarding Burt Rutan, Mike Melville, and SpaceShipOne?

Pasty white twentysomething kid, fat, black clothing head to toe, enough black web gear to support a patrol in Fallujah, and a gun!
a GUN, you mean you saw the guy's tallywacker?
 

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AFAIK, most Mall Ninjas don't have tallywackers, as they have rubbed them off while reading Soldier of Fortune!

The Saturday show was not as good as the Friday show, even though SS1 and GlobalFlyer both made flights Saturday. The choreography in the Saturday warbird show was a mess. The announcer ran out of things to say several times, and had to comment on the 13th flyby of the T-6s overhead.
I wish they would rely less on Pyro and have more period dogfights- along with historical narration on the PA.
 
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Oshkosh quit being "known" for their airshow quality many years ago after the French Connection died. Most the shows are just noise with too many saftey rules regarding box violations. Kirby is still innovative but most of the rest fail to impress me. The FC where the best. You go to Oshosh to get deals on airplane stuff, not for the airshow, at least not in the last 8 years. JMHO/YMMV
 

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highlights were seeing sean tucker (i think thats his name) do unbelivable things in an airplane, seeing space ship 1 up close, taing a picture with patty waggstaff. and of course, duggy.
this was my first time and now i know what ill be doing last week of july every year


sorry for the highjack


p.s

i love float planes, vans, spartan executives and cessna 195's
 
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EagleRJ said:
Pasty white twentysomething kid, fat, black clothing head to toe, enough black web gear to support a patrol in Fallujah, and a gun!

I couldn't tell if the gun was real or not, but all his gear appeared to be brand new and poorly fitted, so maybe it wasn't.
Can anyone say "Rod Farva"
 

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Saw the fat kid - he kept on trying to position himself in my photos...

I thought the flying was great - with the exception of

MIKE GOULIAN!!!

(heard at least 40 times during the show) who's barker irritated the p!ss out of me - I have never heard such self-promoting trash on an unispiring performance. Check out his website http://mikegoulian.com/ and see what I mean.
 
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Cpt. Underpants said:
Saw the fat kid - he kept on trying to position himself in my photos...
I doubt it was civil air patrol, they don't carry firearms. If this guy did in fact carry a firearm, he was either private or local government police.

I'm thinking that the fat kid was civil air patrol and that you guys imagined that you saw a firearm, when it was really a canteen or a cell phone holder.
 

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Regarding the airshow, yes, you go there to tool around all the cool planes and maybe get some free ear seals for your headset but c'mon. With the loss of the FC, Leo, Jimmy Franklin, Bobby Younkin, Art Schroll, Hillard, etc there haven't been ANY interesting additions to the airshow world aside from Sean Tucker and he's only interesting because the plane has so much power. It'll be interesting to see what the airshow world comes up with this winter to replace Jimmy and Bobby's acts. They both flew at least two acts per show.
 

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Yea...those mall ninja's. I can't believe NRA's magazine "American Rifleman" gave up space for an entire article on Airsoft's M-16. For a little more than twice the price, you can get a nice REAL AR-15.

Maybe the fat kid in the web gear was somebody's kid and was just playing...but I can't believe that security at the EAA would let somebody run around with an Airsoft gun in their holster.
 

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Ninjas "flip out" and kill people...sweet. I think half his brains "flipped out" when they opened the lid to see what was in there.
 

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Picture uploaded for your viewing pleasure. Rutan is in the blue shirt to the left.

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The guy's shirt was embroidered with "EAA something" in yellow, so I don't think he was a cop- even off duty. Maybe his "gun" was actually a pellet gun. You couldn't really tell, although it did appear to have an actual magazine baseplate.
 
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EagleRJ said:
Picture uploaded for your viewing pleasure. Rutan is in the blue shirt to the left.

Mall_Ninja

The guy's shirt was embroidered with "EAA something" in yellow, so I don't think he was a cop- even off duty. Maybe his "gun" was actually a pellet gun. You couldn't really tell, although it did appear to have an actual magazine baseplate.
LOL!!! what a goober. you could slap him and he'd prolly sit down and cry!
 

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What a moron! Not only has this kid not finished with puberty yet, he's walking around with his hand on the handle of the gun. Uhhh... thats not how the pros do it big boy! And besides, he's eyeing down Space Ship One like IT'S the one thats going to take down the legendary Burt Rutan - try turning around and watching the line of people ahead of him their flipper!

Besides that little kid in the front row, there isn't one guy in that photo that couldn't topple our wonder kid there in a brawl!

I enhanced the photo and it does clearly show a holster with a firearm, with additional storage for handcuffs, and another pouch of unknown storage.
 

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I think you guys are getting hung up on nothing. He's either a licensed and bonded armed guard, hired by the EAA or an off duty cop moonlighting. You'd think it was the first time you guys saw a gun in a holster...
 
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