I am going on a ride in a B-17

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  1. 3175375

    3175375 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I supported tours of Sentimental Journey, a B-17G Flying Fortress at the Sioux Falls airport today.
    I will also support tours tomorrow, but on Friday, I am going on a ride in it!
    I am so pumped!
    I also supported 2 flights of the L-5B Sentinel.
    Several people came by both aircraft today and were very appreciative of being able to see a piece of living history.

    Sioux Falls SD Tour Stop | Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona


    Sentimental Journey was in ‘1941’ and here is a brief history of her:



    I took the 3 pictures below today:
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  2. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Nice! I always wanted to ride in one of those.
     
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    Robert Saigh Well-Known Member

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    My dad flew in a B-24 in then Pacific. The B-17G was my favorite 17! Boeing had a modified B-17....it was a "Gunship" called a B-40, I believe and it was armed with 20-24 .50 Caliber Machine guns! It was rarely used because it had so much ammo (weight) on board it was too slow....couldn't keep up with the squadron.
     
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    shooter65 Appalachian American FCBO Gold Member

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    That is very cool! Congratulations!
     
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    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    Ok, you just hit the top of the "You Suck!" list...:lol:

    Seriously, This is way too cool!:thumbsup:
     
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    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    Awesome, enjoy it. that will be a unique experience !!
     
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    3175375 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks!
    I’ll post some pictures and video after the flight - more suckage- LoL!
     
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    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

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    Very cool!
     
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    ricks_RR Well-Known Member

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    wow nice ride
     
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    What support work did you perform?
     
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    3175375 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I have a Sioux Falls airport badge and escorted visitors that bought tours of the aircraft. Also pushed the L-5B out of the hangar and back in and filled out the hold harmless agreements for the 2 people who rode in the L-5B. They also received a certificate signed by the pilot. A great moment was I gave a tour of both aircraft to a family that had triplet boys that are 6 years old. It was great trying to keep them on the tarmac around the aircraft and not running off onto the taxiway.
     
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    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

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    sounds like a good time. Enjoy the flight and post pics or video :thumbsup:
     
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    This B-17 has an impressive career and history.
    It will surely be an unforgettable flight; I'm so jealous.

    Enjoy it!
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Very cool.
     
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    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

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    So how was it?
     
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    3175375 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    It’s today
    In 5 hours
     
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    3175375 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    238CFAC3-C773-476C-AB01-98F8A772C6EA.jpeg 8371CCA5-CA1D-4158-B86B-EDA336FBC213.jpeg Starting engines & pre-flight for the 10AM flight

    correction: Pilot is taking his family out for a proficiency flight to remain current.
     
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    3175375 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Proficiency flight engines running

     
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    Take off

     
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