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The two RV Gypsies
rented Segways from Myrtle Beach Segway
(Segs By The Sea)
2922-A Howard Avenue
Market Common District
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
phone '843.477.0800
Myrtle Beach Segway logo

and stopped at Warbird Park history book
564 Farrow Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
September 16, 2020

This was the two RV Gypsies' 26th Segway ride. But this time, they did not take a tour, nor have a guide. They just rented the Segways for two hours, and toured the area at their own pace and stopped when they wanted to. A lot of time was spent at Warbird Park.

Warbird Park is home to several old fighter aircraft and Dedicated to The Men And Women Of The United States Air Force. Located off Highway 17 Business, in the Market Common section of Myrtle Beach, at the southern end of Ocean Boulevard, just inside the old "Myrtle Beach Air Force Base".

Quotes on this page are from http://warbirdpark.com/

Warbird Park entry sign
Warbird Park dedication plaque
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Below: The A-10 was the workhorse for Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Praised by the ground troops during Operation Desert Storm, the A-10 provided valuable close air support.

Nicknamed, "The Warthog", because it wasn't a very "pretty" aircraft, the A-10 was built to fly low and slow. The planes design allowed for it to absorb enemy fire with little damage.

The A-10's rotary gun turret, located in nose of the aircraft, fired 30mm armor-piercing shells capable of damaging enemy tanks and armored vehicles.

plaque for Fairchild A-19 Thunderbolt II The Warthog

Below: The two RV Gypsies and their Segway by "The Warthog"

Karen Duquette by The Wathog Lee  Duquette by The Wathog
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Below: the two RV Gypsies got a special treat as a group of Motorcycle Police roared by.

a group of Motorycle Police
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Below: The A-7 initially entered service with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. It was later adopted, with some modifications, by the United States Air Force.

For one, the Air Force insisted on significantly more power for its Corsair II version, and they selected the Allison TF41-A-1 turbofan engine, which was a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Spey. It offered a thrust of 14,500 pounds, over 2000 pounds greater than that of the TF30 that powered the Navy's Corsair IIs. Other changes included a head-up display, a new avionics package, and an M61A1 rotary cannon in place of the two single-barreled 20-mm cannon.

The A-7 entered service with the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach AFB, in 1970. The 354th Tactical Fighter Wing was equipped with four squadrons of A-7Ds by 1972.

A-7 Corsair II Association

The A-7 Corsair II Association’s mission is to document the history of the A-7 airplane and those who flew and maintained it, to be a repository and guardian of the extensive Corsair II legacy, and to facilitate contact among former members of the A-7 community.

plaque about the LTV  A-7 Corsair II the LTV A-7 Corsair II
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Below: The F-100 was a supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1971. The F-100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the Air Force's primary close air support jet. It underwent numerous modifications during its lifetime. Maintenance, performance, and reliability were not particularly noteworthy features of the early F-100's.

The F-100F Wild Weasel was tasked with locating and destroying North Vietnamese enemy air defenses. The F-100 Super Sabre logged 360,283 combat sorties during the Vietnam War and its wartime operations came to end on 31 July 1971.

After the F-100 Super Sabre was withdrawn from fighter service, a large number were converted into remote-controlled drones (QF-100) under the USAF Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) program for use as targets for various anti-aircraft weapons, including missile-carrying fighters and fighter-interceptors, with FSAT operations being conducted primarily at Tyndall AFB, Florida.

sign about The F-100D sign about The F-100D
The F-100D
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At Warbird Park At Warbird Park
sign about the Warrior metal sculpture
the Warrior metal sculpture
history book
sign about 354th Fighter Group History The 354th Fighter Group planes

Below: The two RV Gypsies rode their Segways through a viewing area for the runway which now serves as a civilian airport. They took time to read and learn about the aircrafts via the many signs along the pathway.

Karen Duquette on a Segway
sign about A-7D Corsair sign about A-10 Thunderbolt II
sign about Conus Exercises sign about 352md Tactical Fighter Squadron
sign - 354th Wing Inactivation
monument for Nuclear and Atomic Veterans monument for Wounded Combat Veterans
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Below: The Wall of Service

The Wall of Service

Everyone who served honorably at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, whether military or civilian, is eligible to be recognized with an engraved granite nameplate on the Wall of Service at Warbird Park on Farrow Parkway. Currently, there are over 2,400 names on the Wall of Service.

The City of Myrtle Beach is in the process of building a second Wall of Service at Warbird Park due to the original Wall filling up and running out of space. The City updates the Wall of Service listings several times a year

The Wall of Service monument
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Below: Karen Duquette on her Segway - in-between the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Battlefield Cross and the Forgotten Warriors Memorial.

Battlefield Cross Karen Duquette on her Segway

Karen Duquette on her Segway - in-between the Forgotten Warriors Memorial and the POW-MIA Memorial.

Karen Duquette by the historical monuments POW-MIA Memorial
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After Leaving Warbird Park, the two RV Gypsies just continued riding around a neighborhood Park. Below: Lee photographed both sides of The Holocaust Memorial.

the front side of The Holocaust Memorial. the back side of The Holocaust Memorial

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